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

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.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Basava. There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century. Like Liked by 1 person. 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.

Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? Archived from the original on 27 May Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. His wife Gangambike[12] was the daughter of the prime minister of Bijjalathe Kalachuri king.


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This makes them seem basavannz modernist in nature. Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas. Basava literary works include the Vachana Sahitya in Kannada Language. I am 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.

Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas | prajñānasaṃtati

My Book Hamsanada, on Kanada Play. I think, therefore I am confused: Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal devotion bhakti.

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. 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.

Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon. The six-syllabled mantra[27] the supreme mantra, is its mantra. This might be a limitation of my own experience though The translation I am not really translating the Vachanas from Kannada to Hindi.

This new revolution was as much social as it was spiritual, and along with Brahminical rituals that dominated the Hindu ways of devotion then, also sought to do away with the prevailing attitudes of social discrimination on gender and caste lines.

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. Notify me of new comments via email.

Vachanas of Basavanna

Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head.