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They dwell on the vanity of vachannas, the valuelessness of mere rites or book learning, the uncertainty of life and the spiritual privileges of Shiva Bhakta worshiper of lord Shiva. What shall I, a poor man, do?

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Its style kxnnada immensely popular and has its own following till today. About 20, vachanas have been published. Vachana sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada see also Kannada poetry that evolved in the 11th century CE and flourished in the 12th century, as a part of the Sharana movement. Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements.

The Vachanas do have rhythm, though non-metrical. He has no ksnnada decay nor form no place or side no end nor birthmarks. Keep me at your men’s feet looking for nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers.

Cripple me, father, that I may not go here and there, Blind me, father, that I may not look at this and that, Deafen me, father, that I may not hear anything else.

Karnataka ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka. Bendre Gopalakrishna Adiga K. I love the Handsome One: Devara Dasimayya who lived in the mid 10th century is considered the first proponent of lingayatism. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vachana Sahitya. Mrs Jyotsna Kamat Last updated on: This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions.


Retrieved from ” https: Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness. The rich will make temples for Shiva. Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. All of them turned great devotees and Vachanakaras. He advocated equal opportunity for women with men in all fields: Basaveshwara stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society.

Part of a series on Shaivism Deities. More than Vachana writers Vachanakaras have been recorded and more than thirty of whom were women. My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a cupola of gold. But now it came to indicate a special type of composition which was neither prose nor verse but pithy expression.

Vachana sahitya

I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. Wikisource has original text related to this article: King- sage Basavanna a. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Listen, Kxnnada lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay.

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. Vachanas are brief paragraphs, and they end with one or the other local names under which Vachanaw is invoked or offered Pooja. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words. Views Read Edit View history.

Vachana normally means spoken word or phrase. Vachanas contain the thought and experience of Vachanakaras who kannzda for God realization through their own vocations. In style, they are epigrammatical, parallelistic and allusive.

The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”. Part of a series on. Kayakave Kailasa –work is worship — became the mantra. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization. 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.

This fact has been attributed to the popularity of the movement.