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Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay.

Vachana sahitya

They gave expression to their own milieu, depicting imagery and symbolism revealing different professions to which he or she belonged. What shall I, a poor man, do? Karnataka ethnic groups List of people from Karnataka. My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a cupola of gold. The Vachanas do have rhythm, though non-metrical. Its style became immensely popular and has its own following till today.

These are readily intelligible prose texts. Vachana normally means spoken word or phrase.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

Mrs Jyotsna Kamat Last updated on: Basaveshwara stood for equality for all and dreamt of a casteless society. Indian poetics Kannada literature Lingayatism. 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. Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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 kajnada of society.

The rich will make temples for Shiva. Vachanas are aphoristic in form and rhythmic in style and words.

He advocated equal opportunity for women with men in all fields: Bendre Kannaea Adiga K. Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization.


Vachana sahitya – Wikipedia

Cinema Newspapers Magazines Television Radio. Their Vachanas born out of their respective vocations are full of imagery and liveliness. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions.

History of the Kannada Literature IV — The Vachanas

Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements. 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. I love Him O mother.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But now it came to indicate a special type of composition which was neither prose nor verse but pithy expression. The language was the spoken word of the commoners. I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. Govinda Pai Kuvempu D. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: The government of Karnataka has published Samagra Vachana Samputa in 15 volumes. All of them turned great devotees and Vachanakaras.

Vachanas contain the thought and experience of Vachanakaras who strived for God realization through their own vocations. 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.


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Kayakave Kailasa –work is worship — became the mantra. About 20, vachanas have been published.

Devara Dasimayya who lived in the mid 10th century is considered the first proponent of lingayatism. Nandi Tantrism Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Karnataka University Dharwad has published collections of individual vachana poets. Vachanas are brief paragraphs, and they end with one or the other local names under which Shiva is invoked or offered Pooja.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vachana Sahitya. More than Vachana writers Vachanakaras have been recorded and more than thirty of whom were women. In other projects Wikimedia Vqchanas. Keep me at your men’s feet looking for nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers.

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. Part of a series on Shaivism Deities.