Saint Basava

Basava is a Veerasaiva saint

Basavayya is the one who popularized and regularized the Veerasaiva sect in Karnataka. He worships his Ishtalinga which initiated Veerasaivites wear on their body.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The Self, Parasiva, can be realized only when the devotee turns away from the world and enters the cave within as a way of life through initiation and under vows.
—Gurudeva