Nijasharana Shri Ambigara Chowdaiya was a saint, poet and social reformer who lived in the 12th century. He was a boatman who went to Kalyan, and joined in the Virasaiva movement and followed Lingayatism. Impressed by the great Saint Sri Basavanna, his writings were based on Shiva Bhakti and caste discrimination. 

He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and used to apply the sacred ash in his body and wore the holy Rudraksha. He also fought for the rights of women, and he was considered as a loving brother for all the women in the world. 

His teachings are very simple and contain the greatness of Lord Shiva. A cave is named as Chowdaiya, in praise of his great works, which is situated on the outskirts of Basavakalyan in Karnataka and his birthday is celebrated as an annual festival.


If Lord Shiva is considering all castes of people as his devotees, then why the people in the earth are differentiating the people based on their castes?

Lord Basava is the form of Shiva only. Worship him in order to get enlightenment.

Name, fame and wealth would not come along with us after our death. Only our true bhakti on Lord Shiva would cleanse our mind, removes our sins, and makes us to attain SALVATION.

  • Consider the females as the divine incarnations of Ma Parvati and don’t treat them as animals.
  • Put your burdens in the lotus feet of Lord Shiva, and sleep peacefully.
  • Utter the NAMAH SHIVAYA mantra regularly in order to attain the eternal bliss.
  • Be kind with others, and always be in the path of DHARMA and help others.
  • Control the bad habits like lust and anger or otherwise you would land up in big troubles.
  • Keep doing regular meditation on Lord Shiva.

Let us worship the noble saint and be blessed.