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
On this path, you don't have to be a great rishi or a highly trained yogi. You don't have to be a great philosopher. You don't have to know Sanskrit. Just love God, which is the Life of the life within everyone.
—Gurudeva