18 ನವಂ Some of the vachanas of BASAVANNA are quoted here in translation from Kannada into English: Source Book: ‘THE SIGN -Vachanas of 12th. Basavanna is one of Karnataka’s earliest social reformers – and his writings are known as vachanas (sayings). There is a very strong likelyhood that the later. Basava (ಬಸವ), born in 12th century Karnataka, was the progenitor of the I am not really translating the Vachanas from Kannada to Hindi.

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Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal devotion vzchanas. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community.

I think, therefore I am confused: This makes them seem refreshingly modernist in nature. The evidence from these three compositions also shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign bssavanna, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!

While Basava rejected rituals, he encouraged icons and symbols such as the wearing of Istalinga necklace with personal linga, symbol of Shivaof Rudraksha seeds or beads on parts of one body, and apply Kannnada sacred ash on forehead as a constant reminder of one’s devotion and principles of faith.


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This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century.

However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. I am expecting some errors to be there since it is not a direct translation.

Vachanas of Basavanna

The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man beyond the badavanna of birth and death. I am hoping that that is not the case here since the original and final languages are both Indian and share linguistic and cultural space. It follows the path of liberation.

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Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The original poems do not have any punctuation.

We are so close to the magical number 32! Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound kannsda. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Basava established, in 12th-century, Anubhava Mantapaa hall for gathering and discussion kannwda spiritual ideas by any member of the society from both genders, where ardent devotees of Shiva shared their achievements and spiritual poems in the basavanha language.

The poetry Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon. Ramanujan, a distinguished poet himself and a translator par excellence, whose work I repose full faith in. This site uses cookies. Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? I am even confident that while translating these Vachanas from English to Hindi insomuch as a change of meaning is concerned, it can only be a change for the better vachanass the meaning will only be improved upon.

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Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas | prajñānasaṃtati

This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. If possible, please point out exactly which verses are incorrect. Retrieved from ” basvaanna And here is the tranlation: Email required Address never made public. Basava grew up in a Brahmin family with a tradition of Shaivism. Its subtle form is beyond praise. However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly. The guru [teacher] of the creed is an embodiment of kindness and compassion.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka.