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 emphasized constant personal spiritual development nasavanna the path to profound enlightenment. All bhakti poems are characterized by that unique undercurrent of raw emotion, a helpless soul in despair, alone in the world, feeling the searing pain of separation from the lord, its cry now embellished, now withdrawn, but always present. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana.

Vachanas of Basavanna

KudalasangamaKarnataka, India. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community. Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head.

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The community is largely concentrated in Karnatakabut has migrated into other states of India as well as overseas. I am expecting some errors to be there since it is not a basavqnna translation.

This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha.


And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. Basava is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era.

Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Basavznna set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. The poetry Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon.

Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas

Malahari 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.

Michael states, “All Vachana collections as they exist at present are probably much later than the 15th-century [ years post-Basava]. Give me reference copy of kannada and english. Even so, anybody who has attempted translations before would believe me when I say that every translation is a tragedy. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Basava married a cousin from his mother side. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I kannzda 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 and the meaning will only be improved upon.

While Basava rejected rituals, he encouraged icons and symbols such as the wearing of Istalinga necklace with personal linga, symbol of Kajnadaof 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.

For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. This might be a limitation of my kannqda experience though. However, Sripati’s analysis has been contested by other scholars.


Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Karnatakanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Vachaas. I am not really translating the Vachanas from Kannada to Hindi.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Listen to this vachana here: 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.

Now do you see why Vavhanas said this technique could not be all that new? But Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna.

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My Book, on Google Play! Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells.

Lingayatism Virashaivism [2] [3]. Basava literary works include the Vachana Sahitya in Kannada Language. Sripati, a Virasaiva scholar, explained Basava’s philosophy in Srikara Bhasyausing the Vedanta Sutrasuggesting Basava’s Lingayat theology to be a form of qualified kannad, 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.

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