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Dasakuta was one of two divisions (along with Vyasakuta) of Haridasas, a group within the Bhakti movement, one of the monotheistic Hindu religious devotional movements focusing on the spiritual practice of loving devotion to a God, called bhakti. This generally means the worship of Shiva or Vishnu or Shakti.


During the rule of the Vijayanagar Empire in South India in the 12th and 13th centuries A.D., the Haridasa movement spread from the area of modern Karnataka. The Lingayatism movement (the term is derived from Lingavantha in Kannada), spread the philosophy of Basavanna, a Hindu reformer. The Vyasakuta were required to be proficient in the Vedas, Upanishads and other Darshanas.[1] The role of the Dasakuta was to convey the message of Madhvacharya through the Kannada language to the people.

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  1. ^ "What is the meaning of Vysakoota & Dasakoota". dvaita.org. Retrieved 2007-01-16.


  • Jagadeesan, N The Life and Mission of Karaikkal Ammaiyar Bhattacharya, N.N. [ed] Medieval Bhakti Movements in India Munishiram Manoharlal, New Delhi, (1989), pages 149-161

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