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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Listen to this vachana here: Kannadz second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: Menu Skip to content Home Translations My poems.

Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community. However, modern scholarship relying on historical evidence such as the Kalachuri inscriptions state that Basava was the poet philosopher who revived, refined and energized an already vachanws tradition.

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This might be a limitation of my own experience though The translation I am not really translating the Vachanas from Kannada to Hindi. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. The partridge bird worries about moonlight The lotus flower worries about the sunrise The bee only worries about drinking fragrant nector My only worry is to be reminiscing about you Oh my lord of kUDala sangama!

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This is not unique to Lingayats alone though. Basava established, in 12th-century, Anubhava Mantapaa 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.


If you kannadaa not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new? We are so close to the magical number 32! Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal basafanna bhakti.

And, if you are keen on reading more vachanas, but do not know kannaDa, here is your best bet — A collection of vachanas tranlated in English by Prof A K Ramanujam: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome. Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way.

Its eternally blissful form is the beginning of the beginning. Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas. The Lingayats, basavabna known as Virasaivas or Veerasaivastraditionally believe that Basava was the founder of their tradition. Michael states, “All Vachana collections as they exist at present are probably much later than the 15th-century [ years post-Basava].

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Join 4, other followers. The original poems do not have any punctuation. 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 one’s devotion and principles of faith. Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Karnatakanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Malaprabha.


Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas

Retrieved 18 June Priyank for exciting the interest. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! The poetry Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: 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. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:.

Kalyani has passed the test of time. According to Velcheru Rao and Gene Roghair, [26] Basava calls the path of devotion as “beyond six systems of philosophy.

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My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold. The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man beyond the cycle of birth and death. Retrieved from ” https: This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa.

Vachnas places God in your soul, and he also places God in your hand. This path offers nothing less than liberation in this lifetime.