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Views Read Edit View history. He criticized all forms of vachanaz 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 vachxnas.

Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization. Do not reproduce without prior permission.

History of the Kannada Literature IV — The Vachanas

Indian poetics Kannada literature Lingayatism. The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”. The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By kannada this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

About vcahanas, vachanas have been published. 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. Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness. Basaveshwara stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. What shall I, a poor man, do? 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.


They gave expression to their own milieu, depicting imagery and symbolism vachanws different kannaxa to which he or she belonged.

Cinema Newspapers Magazines Television Radio. Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words. Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements.

Basava Vachana Galary

I love the Handsome One: Karnataka University Dharwad has published collections of individual vachana poets. The similes she chose have great mass appeal because they are true to life. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. More than Vachana writers Vachanakaras have been recorded and more than thirty of whom were women.

Devara Dasimayya who lived in the mid 10th century is considered the first proponent of lingayatism. The rich will make temples for Shiva.

Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay. All of them turned great devotees and Vachanakaras.


I love Him O mother. 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.

Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. King- sage Basavanna a. Karnataka ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka.

He advocated equal opportunity for women with men in all fields: They dwell on the vanity of riches, the valuelessness of mere rites or book learning, the uncertainty of life and the spiritual privileges of Shiva Bhakta worshiper of lord Shiva.

The revolutionary spirit and social awareness ushered in by Basavanna gave strong impetus to vachxnas composition of Vachanas attracting large numbers of devotees who belonged to different strata of society.

Vachana sahitya

Mrs Jyotsna Kamat Last updated on: My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a cupola of gold. Keep me at your men’s feet looking for nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers.

Part of a series on. The Vachanas do have rhythm, though non-metrical.