The Veerashaiva Mahasabha has decided to file a case against Mathe Mahadevi for ignoring the court’s order not to change the signature of saint Basavanna of 12th century as Kudala Sangama Deva to Lingadeva, she has gone ahead and done it again by publishing fresh Basava Vachanamrutha series 10 with the signature Lingadeva. Speaking to news persons on Thursday at vice-president of Veerashaiva Mahasabha B S Sachidananthamurthy informed this, reported Kannada Prabha.
Speaking at the Veerashaiva Mahasabha central office, he said, in 1998, the government had seized copies of Basava Vachana Deepthi for changing Basavanna’s signature from Kudala sangama Deva to Lingadeva. Mathe Mahadevi had gone on appeal to High Court. HighCourt upheld the action taken by the government in 2003. She appealed to Supreme Court and on Wednesday the Supreme Court also has upheld the order issued by the High Court.
From 2003 to until now Mathe Mahadevi has published Basava Vachanamurtha a series of 10 volumes in which she has changed his signature to Lingadeva. She is a self proclaimed Jagadguru and is not following any doctrines of Veerashaiva Lingayat. She is defacing and plagiarising Basavanna’s vachanas for the past 2 decades and Veerashaiva Mahasabha has been fighting her. She has not been taking up Anna Dasoha (charity) and Jana Dasoha (education). Instead she is involved in real estate business at Kumbalagodu, the outskirts of Bengaluru. It has become inevitable to take legal action against such a person, he said.
Mahadevi has been meddling with historical texts as per her whims and fancies and all her books must be confiscated. The State Government will be pressurised to seize Kalyana Kirana monthly magazine, he said. Office bearers Renuka Prasanna, Gurubasappa, Jayalingappa, Dhananjaya Nataraj and others were present.
Meanwhile, Mathe Mahadevi said that she will respect the order issued by the Supreme Court with respect to confiscating the copies of Basava Vachana Deepthi. She said already around 5000 copies were sold and she will not reprint it respecting the SC verdict.