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Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words. Part of a series on Shaivism Deities. All of them turned great devotees and Vachanakaras. What shall I, a poor man, do? Vachana normally means spoken word or phrase. Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements. 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.

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. 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.

The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”. Keep me at your men’s feet looking for nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers. Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay.


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I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. Vachanas contain the thought and experience of Vachanakaras who strived for God realization through their own vocations. 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 vaxhanas anything else. Karnataka ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka.

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Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization. Part of a series on.

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

The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions. Views Read Edit View history. But now it came to indicate a special type of composition which was neither prose nor verse but pithy expression.


Vachana sahitya – Wikipedia

The language was the spoken word of the commoners. Basaveshwara stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. Karnataka University Dharwad has published collections of individual vachana poets. 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. This page was last edited on 15 Vwchanasat Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness.

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Vachana sahitya

King- sage Basavanna a. More than Vachana writers Vachanakaras have been recorded and more than thirty of whom were women.

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 kannaca. Kayakave Kailasa –work is worship — became the mantra. I love Him O mother. These are readily intelligible prose texts.