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Kayakave Kailasa –work is worship — became the mantra. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vachana Sahitya. The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions. What shall I, a poor man, do?

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

I love Him O mother. Part of a series on Shaivism Deities. He criticized all forms of social injustice, condemned vehemently several superstitions and animal sacrifice, and taught that the path of devotion was the best way for self-realization.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: All of them turned great devotees and Vachanakaras. Cinema Newspapers Magazines Television Radio.

Basava Vachana Galary

Basaveshwara stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. About 20, vachanas have been published. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. History of the Kannada Literature -IV. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indian poetics Kannada literature Lingayatism.

Karnataka ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka. Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness. The language was the spoken word of the commoners. Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words.


Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata. They gave expression to their own milieu, depicting imagery and symbolism revealing different vachsnas to which he or she belonged.

The Vachanas do have rhythm, though non-metrical.

My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a cupola of gold. Vachanas contain the thought and experience of Vachanakaras who strived for God realization through their own vocations. Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements. He advocated equal opportunity for women with men in all fields: Do not reproduce without prior permission.

As per record, this form exchange of experience of the realization of the God in group discussion has happened only in Karnataka by the sharanas mainly under the guidance of Basavanna the founder of Lingayth religion, Channa Basavanna Allama Prabhu and Siddarameshwar. I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks So my lord, white as jasmine, is my husband.


Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. kannafa

He has no death decay nor form no place or side no end nor birthmarks. The revolutionary spirit and social awareness ushered in by Basavanna gave strong impetus to the composition of Vachanas attracting large numbers of devotees who belonged to different strata of society.

I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. Karnataka University Dharwad has published kannad of individual vachana poets. Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization.