CBSE Class 7 Answered
The Virashaiva movement began in Karnataka in the mid-twelfth century. It was initiated by Basavanna and his companions like Allama Prabhu and Akkamahadevi.
This movement strongly argued for the equality of all human beings,
It was against Brahmanical ideas about caste and the treatment of women.
They were also against all forms of ritual and idol worship.