Anubhava Mantapa (
Kannada: ಅನುಭವ ಮಂಟಪ) was an academy of mystics, saints and philosophers of the Veerashaivafaith in the 12th century. It was the fountainhead of all religious and philosophical thought pertaining to the Veerashaivas. It was presided over by the mystic Allama Prabhuand numerous Sharanasfrom all over Karnatakaand other parts of India were participants. This institution was also the fountainhead of the Vachanaliterature which was used as the vector to propagate Veerashaiva religious and philosophical thought. Other giants of Veerashaivatheosophy like Akka Mahadevi, Channabasavannaand Basavannahimself were participants in the Anubhava Mantapa. The Anubhava Mantapa was originally called the Shivanubhava Mantapa.
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