Basava Dharma Peetha head Mathe Mahadevi passes away
Bengaluru: Maate Mahadevi, a prominent Lingayat leader and seer of the Basava Dharma Peetha in Karnataka’s Bagalkot, passed away on Thursday, 14 March.
She was being treated at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru. Hospital authorities confirmed to The News Minute that she passed away at 4:45 pm.
Her mortal remains will be kept for public viewing at Basava Mantap in Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar. It will then be taken to Kudalasangama for public viewing. Her last rites will be conducted on Friday afternoon, 15 March, at Kudalasangama.
Born on 13 March 1946, Maate Mahadevi had a Masters Degree in Arts before she began her tutelage of the Lingayat faith under renowned Lingayat seer Gurulingananda.
She was one of the most influential leaders of the Lingayat community. She had travelled across the state to take influential mutts and their leaders into confidence for the separation from Hinduism.