Prelims 2121

With reference to the Lingayat or Vir Saiva movement, which of the following statements is/are Correct?
1. Its founder was Basava and Channabasava lived at the court of the Chola king Rajaraja-I.
2. They support the caste system but strongly reject the religious rituals.
3. They established their faith after bitter disputes with the Jains.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A.
1 and 2
B.
2 only
C.
1 and 3 only
D.
3 only
Explanation :
Its founder was Basava and Channabasava lived at the court of the Kalachuri kings of Karnataka. They strongly opposed the caste system and rejected fasts, feasts, pilgrimages and sacrifices.

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