But now it came to indicate a special type of composition which was neither prose nor verse but pithy expression. Basavana Bagewadi , in Bijapur district, Karnataka , India. Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Thank you for this, these are beautiful by themselves. Its subtle form is beyond praise.

The rich will make temples for Shiva, What shall I, a poor man do? I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear no clan no land no landmarks. This site uses cookies. Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, things standing vachanzgalu fall, but the moving ever shall stay.

Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas

Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Karnatakanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Malaprabha. Cripple me, father, that I may not go here and there, Blind me, father, that I may not kqnnada at this and that, Deafen me, father, that I may not hear anything else.

I am even confident that while translating these Vachanas vaachanagalu 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 kannaca improved upon.


This path offers nothing less than liberation in this lifetime. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava.

Vachana Sahitya with explanation in English

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 is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era. This makes them seem refreshingly modernist in nature. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I am translating the English version of the Vachacnas, translated from Kannada by A.

But now it came to indicate a special type of composition which was neither prose nor verse but pithy expression. If possible, please point out exactly which verses are incorrect. Most of my pre-translation commentary that does not come straight from Wikipedia comes bqsavanna this book. A recurring contrast in his poems and vacahnagalu is of Sthavara and Jangamathat is, of “what is static, standing” and “what is moving, seeking” respectively.

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Basavana Bagewadiin Bijapur district, KarnatakaIndia. By the way good one. The community is largely concentrated in Karnatakabut has migrated into other states of India as well as overseas.

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The Basavanna vachanagalu in kannada Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha. Sruti has commended it as the all-seeing. Keep me at your men’s feet looking vachwnagalu nothing else, O lord of the meeting rivers. The king also married Basava’s sister named Padmavati. Priyank for exciting the interest. Basava advocated that every human being was equal, irrespective of caste, and that all forms of manual labor was equally important.

Of the verses that I had at my disposal, I have only translated a select few.