Vachana sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada (see also Kannada poetry) that evolved in the 11th century CE and flourished in the 12th century, as a. Read Basavannanavara Vachanagalu book reviews & author details and more at Basavannanavara Vachanagalu (Kannada) Paperback.

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Vachana sahitya is a form of rhythmic writing in Kannada see also Kannada poetry that evolved in the 11th century CE and flourished in the 12th century, as a part of the Sharana movement.

The word vachanas literally means ” that which is said”. These are readily intelligible prose texts.

Vachana sahitya

Devara Dasimayya who lived in the mid 10th century is considered the first proponent of lingayatism. Basavaadi Sharana’s Vachanas are their experiences in the process of God realization.

As per record, this form exchange of experience of the realization of the God in group discussion has happened only in Karnataka by the sharanas mainly under the guidance of Basavanna the founder of Lingayth religion, Channa Basavanna Allama Prabhu and Siddarameshwar. This fact has been attributed to the popularity of the movement. More than Vachana writers Vachanakaras have been recorded and more than thirty of whom were women.

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The rich will make temples for Shiva. What shall I, a poor man, do? My legs are pillars, The body the shrine, The head a cupola of gold.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, Things standing shall fall, But the moving ever shall stay. Vachanas are brief paragraphs, and they end with one or the other local names under which Shiva is invoked or offered Pooja.

In style, they are epigrammatical, kannada and allusive. They dwell on the vanity of riches, the valuelessness of mere rites or book learning, the uncertainty of life and the spiritual privileges of Shiva Bhakta worshiper of lord Shiva. The existing readings of the vachanas are mostly set by the European understanding of the Indian traditions.

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About 20, vachanas vachamagalu been published. The government of Karnataka has published Samagra Vachana Samputa in 15 volumes. Karnataka University Dharwad has published collections of individual vachana poets. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on Shaivism Deities.

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