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Part of a series on. Kayakave Kailasa –work is worship — became the mantra. These are readily intelligible prose texts. History of the Kannada Literature -IV. My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a vachanaz of gold.

This fact has been attributed to the popularity of the movement. In style, they are epigrammatical, parallelistic and allusive.

History of the Kannada Literature IV — The Vachanas

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Cinema Newspapers Magazines Television Radio. They vacjanas expression to their own milieu, depicting imagery and symbolism revealing different professions to which he or she belonged. The language was the spoken word of the commoners.

Vachana normally means spoken word or phrase. I love the Handsome One: Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas kanndaa a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements. The Vachanas do have rhythm, though non-metrical. All of them turned great devotees and Vachanakaras. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: But now it came to indicate a special type of composition which was neither prose nor verse but pithy expression.

Bendre Gopalakrishna Adiga K. 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. The rich will make temples for Shiva.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness. Do not reproduce without prior permission.


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.

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 vachnaas Shiva Bhakta worshiper of lord Shiva.

Vachana sahitya

Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words. The kannadda readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions. Keep me at your men’s feet looking for nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers. More than Vachana writers Vachanakaras have been recorded and more than thirty of whom were women.

He has no death decay nor form no place or side no end nor birthmarks. Devara Dasimayya who lived in the mid 10th century is considered the first proponent of lingayatism.

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Part of a series on Shaivism Deities. 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.

Its style became immensely popular and has its own following till today. I love Him O mother. Basaveshwara stood knanada equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society.

Basava Vachana Galary

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The government of Karnataka has published Samagra Vachana Samputa in 15 volumes. By using this vachana, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vachanas contain the thought and experience of Vachanakaras who strived for God realization through their own vocations. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with vwchanas statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.


The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”. Mrs Jyotsna Kamat Last updated on: Vachanas are brief paragraphs, and they end with one or the other local names under which Shiva is invoked or offered Pooja. About 20, vachanas have been published.

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 kamnada guidance of Basavanna the founder of Lingayth religion, Channa Basavanna Allama Prabhu and Siddarameshwar.

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King- sage Basavanna a. 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. 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. Karnataka University Dharwad has published collections of individual vachana poets.

Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization.