This is not unique to Lingayats alone though. This page was last edited on 28 December , at Basava literary works include the Vachana Sahitya in Kannada Language. However, Basava championed devotional worship that rejected temple worship and rituals led by Brahmins, and replaced it with personalized direct worship of Shiva through practices such as individually worn icons and symbols like a small linga. Basava established, in 12th-century, Anubhava Mantapa , a hall for gathering and discussion of spiritual ideas by any member of the society from both genders, where ardent devotees of Shiva shared their achievements and spiritual poems in the local language. Both Hindi and Kannada have great ecosystems which are vastly different from each other, but still have much more in common than what they have with the English ecosystem.

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Vachanas of Basavanna

Mrs Jyotsna Kamat Last updated on: The Basava Purana, in Chapter 1, presents a series of impassioned debates between Basava and his father. The community is largely concentrated in Karnatakabut has migrated into other states of India as well as overseas. King- sage Basavanna a.

Basava advocated that every human being was basvaanna, irrespective of caste, and that all forms of manual labor was equally important.

Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas. Sripati, a Virasaiva scholar, explained Basava’s philosophy in Srikara Bhasyausing the Vedanta Sutrasuggesting Basavanna vachanagalu in kannada Lingayat theology to be a form of qualified nondualism, wherein the individual Atman soul is the body of God, and that there is no difference between Shiva and Atman self, soulShiva is one’s Atman, one’s Atman is Shiva.


Akkamahadevi’s Vachanas has a lyrical quality and direct personal appeal with rare poetic elements. This makes them seem refreshingly modernist in nature. You are commenting using your Facebook account. By the way good one. However, Basava championed devotional worship that rejected temple worship and rituals led by Brahmins, and replaced it with personalized direct worship of Shiva through kahnada such as individually worn icons and symbols like a small linga.

The traditional legends and hagiographic texts state Basava to be the founder of the Lingayats. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In the spirit vadhanagalu the verses, with only my aesthetic sense as a guide, Bazavanna have also tried my best to find a balance between chaste Hindi and the folk Hindi while translating them.

Do not reproduce without prior permission. The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha. He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara I Basava.

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However, modern scholarship relying on historical evidence such as the Kalachuri inscriptions state that Basava was the poet philosopher who vacjanagalu, refined and energized an already existing tradition. Even so, anybody who has attempted translations before basavanna vachanagalu in kannada believe me when I say that every translation is a tragedy.

He championed the use of vernacular language, Kannadain all spiritual discussions so that translation and interpretation by the elite is unnecessary, and everyone can understand the spiritual ideas. Both of these innovations together allow for a high degree of originality and spontaneity that is not very easy to miss. ib

Vachana Sahitya with explanation in English

From Wikipedia, the bassavanna encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 27 May This ,annada not unique to Lingayats ksnnada though. 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 Vibhuti sacred ash on forehead as a constant reminder of basavanna vachanagalu in kannada devotion and principles of faith.


If possible, please point out exactly which verses are incorrect. Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. Michael states, “All Vachana collections as they exist at present are probably much later than the 15th-century [ years post-Basava].

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Its eternally blissful form is the beginning of the beginning.

The guru [teacher] of the creed is an embodiment of kindness and compassion. Give me reference copy of kannada and english. The poetry Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon. EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Articles having different image on Wikidata and Wikipedia All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.

My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold.