Consider the following statements about the Lingayats:

  1. They are members of a Hindu Shaivite community, which predominantly exists in Karnataka
  2. Guru Basavanna, a 12th-century philosopher, is credited with founding Lingayatism and its secular practices

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Lingayats are members of Hindu Shaivite community which predominantly exists in Karnataka. Guru Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher, is credited with founding Lingayatism and its secular practices.

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