The movement for the Lingayat religion is still active, according to a seer

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The movement for the Lingayat religion is still active, according to a seer

The pontiff said that the Lingayat religion includes 108 sub-castes and he was not averse to requests for reservations for them.

Hindu is not a religion but a way of life as stated by Dr S Radhakrishnan. Some treat the Vedic religion as a Hindu religion and therefore said Pontiff Tontadarya Mutt of Gadag, Dr. Tontada Siddalinga Siddarama Swami.

“Lingayats cannot become Hindus simply because Hinduism is treated as a religion. Lingayat is a non-Vedic religion because it opposes the Vedas, Agamas and Puranas. The practices and rituals of Lingayats and Vedic followers are different and contradictory,” he told reporters. .

He added, “Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and followers of Vedas and Lingayats in this country are regionally Hindus. However, the Lingayats have a distinct identity in a religious sense.

He claimed that the word Hindu had its roots in the Persian language.

The pontiff said that the Lingayat religion includes 108 sub-castes and he was not opposed to requests for reservations for these.

“The movement seeking independent religious status of Lingayat faith is still active. This time is not the appropriate time as its sub-castes are protesting to demand booking facilities,” he added.

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