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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had kanndaa Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna.

The Basava Puranaa Telugu biographical epic poem, first written by Palkuriki Somanatha in 13th-century, [16] and an updated 14th century Kannada version, written by Bhima Kavi inare sacred texts in Lingayatism. Basavana Bagewadiin Bijapur district, KarnatakaIndia. Jessica Frazier et al.

Here is the text transliterated: Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. However, Basava championed devotional worship that rejected temple worship and rituals led by Brahmins, and replaced it with personalized direct worship vqchanas Shiva through practices such as individually worn icons and symbols like a small linga. Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be!


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Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: Michael states, “All Vachana collections as they exist at present are probably much later than the 15th-century [ years post-Basava]. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is mostly a problem of cultural spheres and I am sure that similarly, a translation from Spanish to Portugese would look more natural than if the same text is translated to Hindi.

The traditional legends and hagiographic texts state Basava to be the founder of the Lingayats. This approach brought Shiva’s presence to everyone and at all times, without gender, class or caste discrimination. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Other hagiographic works include the 15th-century Mala Basava-raja-charitre and the 17th-century Vrishabhendra Vijayaboth in Kannada.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Basava grew up in a Brahmin family with a tradition of Shaivism. This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as kanmada pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. To find vachanaw more, including how to control cookies, see here: Facebook page of My Book. I will notify you some errors. Its eternally blissful form is the beginning of the beginning.

Vachanas of Basavanna

This site uses cookies. Notify me of new comments via email. So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries. This movement shared its roots in the ongoing Tamil Bhakti movementparticularly the Shaiva Nayanars traditions, over the 7th- to 11th-century.


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. I am not really translating the Vachanas from Kannada to Hindi.

Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. Much critical labor needs to be spent in determining the authenticity of portions of these collections”.

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Basava advocated the wearing of Ishtalingaa necklace with pendant that contains a small Shiva linga. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community. Sruti has commended it as the all-seeing.

The form of that divine linga is the true God. Basava advocated that every human being was equal, irrespective of caste, and that all forms of manual labor was equally important.