These discussions reminisced us of Dialogues of Plato, the great Greek philosopher. But they differ from the later in being characterized by a high type of mystic experience. As silent documents we can see even today the caves cut out of the brittle stony hillocks, in and around the city of Kalyana.
The people of high caste, with their vested interests tried to impose on the ignorant masses the idea that the former are the issues of meritorious ancestry and that the latter are of sinful birth. Owing to their ignorance the low-casts and untouchables laboured under the delusion that they were born to be slaves because of the sins committed during and inherited from their past births. They believed that to strive to improve their miserable plight was a heinous sin, and that to live where and as they lived was their life's purpose as well as its fulfillment.
Anubhava Mantapa criticized sharply the meaningless differentiation of human beings as high or low either on their birth or on their occupation. Unique preaching's of equality charged with the acceptance of the parenthood of god and the fraternity of humanity fascinated the tortured minds and consoled the gasping hearts of the oppressed and distressed masses.
The burning zeal of Basava to place religion on a democratic basis, his passionate love for God and his untiring energy in serving humanity added to the glory of Anubhava Mantapa .
The Lingayath religion, being reformative in its out-looking was more progressive than aggressive. It placed more emphasis on evolution by tergiversation or change of mind rather than on sanguinary revolution. So it is not to say that Basaveshwara and his followers were imbued with an antagonistic spirit towards any other community. But, "Rev. N. C. Sargent aptly says, "Basava's aim was not to oppose or propose any religious or philosophical system; but to show people the existing social and religious evils and, if possible, to remove these evils from society".
|Allama Prabhu||A Drummer|
|Molagi Marayya (King of Kashmir Mahadeva)||A wookcutter & seller|
|Madivala Machideva||A Washerman|
|Dohar Kakkayya||A hide and skins-worker.|
|Madaar Channayya||A cobbler|
|Hadapad Rechanna||A Barber|
|Kinnari Bommayya||A musician|
|Nuliya Chandayya||A rope-maker|
|Aidakki Marayya||A picker of grains.|
|Amugi Devayya||A tailor|
|Vokkal Mudayya||A peasant|
|Turugahi Ramanna||A cowherd|
|Bahurupi Choudayya||An Entertainer|
|Medar Ketayya||A basket-maker|
|Ambigar Choudayya||A boatman|
|Dhakkad Bommanna||A War-trumpet blower|
|Ketar Sangayya||A robber|
|Kannappa||An oil pressman and seller|
|Sanganna||A doctor (a herbal medicine man)|
|Haralayya||A leather worker|
|Kankad Nachayya||A Goldsmith|
|Kaderi Remavve||A weaver|
|Ratnada Rachayya||A jeweller|