5 Rupees Mahatma Basaveshwar Copper Nickel Gem Unc Coin

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Basaveshwara (also known as Guru Basavanna) was born in 1134 A.D. in the small town of
Bagewadi of northern Karnataka. He was Prime Minister to king Bijjala who ruled from 1157 to
1167 over Kalyana. Basava was a philosopher, religious teacher and a social reformer. He fought
against the caste system, strove hard to bring about reformation in Hinduism into which social
evils had crept in and worked to establish a classless and casteless society. Guru Basavanna's
path later gave birth to a new religion called Lingavanta Dharma. He took nirvana at Kudala
Sangama, on 30.7.1196 A.D.

In commemoration of Basaveshwara, India issued this 5 rupees coin, on 23rd June, 2006, for
general circulation. On this occasion another coin in the denomination of 100 rupees, was issued
as proof / uncirculated specimen.

REVERSE: - The reverse of this coin shows the portrait of "MAHATMA BASAVESHWARA",
with the inscription "MAHATMA BASAVESHWARA" in Hindi on the left upper periphery and
in English on the right upper periphery. The words "Bhakti-Kayaka-Dashoha-Samata" in Hindi,
is shown below the portrait.

OBSERVE --. The top portion contains words “Bharat” in Hindi and "INDIA" in English, The
bottom portion shows "Rupaye" in Hindi and "RUPEES" in English.The center portion bears the
“Lion capitol” of Ashok Pillar with the legend “Satyameva Jayate” in Hindi inscribed below, the
prominent International numeral “5” indicates the denomination.

Minted at – Bombay.


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Year: 2006

Metal: Copper Nickel

Weight: 9 Grams

Size: 23mm

Shape: Circular

Mint: Bombay(C)