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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. History of the Kannada Literature -IV. King- sage Basavanna a. They gave expression to their own milieu, depicting imagery and symbolism revealing different professions to which he or she belonged. Vachanas contain the thought and experience of Vachanakaras who strived for God realization through their own vocations.

Karnataka ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka.

The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”. What shall I, a poor man, do? Karnataka University Dharwad has published collections of individual vachana poets. The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: All of vachnas turned great devotees and Vachanakaras. 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.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

Retrieved from ” https: Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words. Do not reproduce without prior permission. Basaveshwara stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vachana Sahitya.

The rich will make temples for Shiva. As per record, this form exchange of experience of the realization of the God vcahanas 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.


He advocated equal opportunity for women with men in all fields: Nandi Tantrism Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples. Kayakave Kailasa –work is worship — became the mantra.

Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are vachans experiences in the process of God realization. Indian poetics Kannada literature Lingayatism. The language was the spoken word of the commoners.

About 20, vachanas have been published. He has no death decay nor form no place or side no end nor birthmarks.

History of the Kannada Literature IV — The Vachanas

My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a cupola of gold. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.

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. Bendre Gopalakrishna Adiga K. The Vachanas do have rhythm, though non-metrical. 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. 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.


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Keep me at your men’s feet looking for nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers.

Vachana sahitya

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. Fachanas Jyotsna Kamat Last updated on: Part of a series on. Cinema Newspapers Magazines Television Radio. Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay.

I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. Views Read Edit View history.

In style, they are epigrammatical, parallelistic and allusive. Vachana normally means spoken word or phrase. I love Him O mother. Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness.

Its style became immensely popular and has its own following till today.

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