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Basava in Literature
This poetical work was written by Harihara of Hampe
This is another work, noticed previously, relating to the life and achievements of Basava, in Telugu. Its author is Palkurike Somanatha who was conversant both with Telugu and Kannada, hailed from Andhra region.
This work was rendered into Kannada more elaborately by Bhima Kavi in 1369 A.D. It contains the entire core of the original with more descriptive details added to it. This Kannada Basava Purana has gained sanctity and popularity as a standard biography of Basava.
With the revival in the fifteenth century under the patronage of Vijayanagara monarchs more Puranic works in Kannada on Basava along with other Sharanas and this religion and philosophy were written during the subsequent centuries. Few of them lested below.
1. Dr. P.B. Desai, Basaveshwara and his times, Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Bangalore. 1968.