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Beacon Light Then, The Same Today, Shree Sharnbasveshwar lived a way of life called Dasoha. Dasoha stands for an assemblage of finest constituents of human behavior and virtue. It is compounded of humanity service, understanding, love, self-abnegation-whole range of virtues with which we are familiar. It not only cures the society but also enables the human spirit. It excels because it sees God in man and animals. It acknowledges his presence in all creation glorify. Sharnbasveshwar Dasoha Bhava (Spirit of living) is at once both an acorn and oak of universal philosophy for amelioration of mankind. Shree Sharnbasveshwar served humanity thinking that serving humanity is serving God and thus his wife dedicated to the service of the suffering millions. He led Dasoha life in all aspects i.e., in healing the moral, spiritual wounds of the toiling and moiling masses in feeding the poor, in wiping the orphan's tears, in soothing and guiding the sinner, serving sick and curing the diseased by his extraordinary blissful spiritual blessings. Sharnbasveshwar demonstrated to the world both by example and by precept external values oneness, exhorted all around him to drink deep at the fountain of God's abounding grace and live in peace and at amity, mutual co-operation and unity, transcends all the artificial barriers of caste and creed that divide humanity into small fragments and discorded groups and collected under his creeds including Muslims, floked his place of service. Many a miracles are attributed to him. He said to have brought back the dead to life, and a life to spiritual life, to have resorted sight to the blind and cured incurable diseases with his blessings and giving vibhuti both by physically and spiritually. He was delighted to take suffering from others and joy that comes from helping others. So on his Punyatithi, mankind has to pledge and learn the spirit of giving and caring for affected members and helping the needy people i.e. Dasoha. Even to this day people from far and wide flock to his Dasoha Mahamane and Samadhi for fulfillment of their heart's desire. To help others is Dasoha; he who helps others alone gets his desire fulfilled. He was a beacon light of his time and even today his message of Dasoha is the kindly lights that illuminate millions of his devotees amid and encircling gloom of earthy life. Dasoha as a path and as a way of life. His spiritual existence and his Dasoha life and philosophy culturally and traditionally continued by his successor, descendant Poojya Dr. Sharnbasawappa Appa, 8th Mahadasoha Peethadipati.

More than 20-25 volumes of books have been written on divine life of Lord Sharnbasveshwar which are next to 12th century social reformer Mahatma Basaveshwar. Devotees of Lord Sharnbasveshwar have constructed more than 200 temples in the sate of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh and even in U.S.A. the holyman's places are holy places. They are built by devoted people and not by Govt. Grants. Perhaps this is the first time that University Grants Commission (U.G.C) a statutory body of HRD ministry, Govt. of India as approved grants for publishing folk epice of 20,000 stangas on Lord Sharnbasveshwar. Mahadasohi Doddappa Appa established the Sharnbasveshwar Public Library the heralding the dawn of the Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha. His purpose was to awaken the people of this area to the spirit of nationalism. Organization, social unity and the significance of independence. This area which was denied exposure to any new and modern idea, Appaji provided books to the people by opening the public library. In this way he awakened independent thinking, patriotic feeling and the spirit of nationalism. The Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha marched ahead to dispel the darkness of ignorance. Attracted by these actions and projects of Appaji many patriots, political leaders, freedom fighters and social workers were coming to Appaji, to get guidance from the places like Hyderabad, Solapur, Osmanabad, Barsi and other places. Thus, the Mahadasoha Peeth of Sharnbasveshwar Samsthan became center of thoughts. Lokmanya Tilak spread the spirit of nationalism in the people by arranging lectures at the Ganesha festivals. Similarly, Doddappa Appa rendered great service to the development of Kannada Dharma, through the lectures arranged as a part of the "Nada Habba" celebrations. Respected B. Shivamurthy Swamy, Dr. B. R. Bendre, Dr. Jayadevithai Ligade, Jolada Rashi Doddanna Gowda, S. Nijalingappa, Sardar, Dr. Basavaraj Nagur, Sardar Panchavva Taiji Sholapur, Dr. Nandinath, Shilpi Linganna such well known literary figures, freedom fighters and intellectuals participated in these programmes and delivered lectures.

The patriotism and the profound love for the language of Mahadasohi Doddappa Appa was considered anti-national by the traitors and the rulers. Therefore the fantic traitors attacked the Sharnbasveshwar Samsthan. Doddappa Appa rendered yeoman service to the freedom struggle. Therefore the news of the attack to the Mahadasoha Peetha echoed conducted at Belgaum under the Presidentship of Mahatma Gandhi. Resolution unanimously condemning the attack was passes in the session. The Ali brothers were sent to Gulbarga to study the attack. Later, on 21-1-1925 Mahatma Gandiji came to Gulbarga seeking an audience and blessing of Poojya Appaji and consoled him. Appaji belived that service to nation is service to God; so he generously contributed to the Tilak Fund which was being collected by Gandhi.

The Nizam who heared about Mahatma Gandhiji's visit to Gulbarga and offered his respect and devotion to the Samadhi of Mahadasohi Sharnbasveshwar, the great saint. Paying a visit to Doddappa Appa he said "It was an unfortunate thing that an attack was made in my kingdom and in the presence of my police." He also promised to give money as a compensation for any loss sustained. Poojya Appa said "The devotion offered by the people of all societies are the same. Therefore, it is enough if you can see that harmony and co-existence are maintained and such disasters do not occur again" saying this, he consoled the Nizam.

Mahadasoha Peethadhipathigalu

  1. Poojya Shri Sharnbasveshwararu
  2. Poojya Shri Adi Doddappa Sharanaru
  3. Poojya Shri Sharnbaswappa Appa
  4. Poojya Shri Basavannappa Appa
  5. Poojya Shri Lingabaswappa Appa
  6. Poojya Shri Sharanbasappa Appa
  7. Poojya Shri Doddappa Appa
  8. Poojya Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa