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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These include various Vachana literally, “what is said” [1] such as the Shat-sthala-vachana discourses of the six stages of salvationKala-jnana-vachana forecasts of the futureMantra-gopyaGhatachakra-vachana and Raja-yoga-vachana.

Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. Scholars state that the poems and legends about Basava were written down long after Basava’s death. Sivanandan 11 February Wikimedia Commons has media related to Basava.

This is not unique to Lingayats alone though. Facebook page of My Book. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Oh the lord of kUDala sangama!

The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha.

Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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: I think, therefore I am confused: Kannaad a Basavamna Cancel reply Enter your comment here Of the verses that I had at my disposal, I have only translated a select few. Still thankful to Ramanujan though: Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal devotion bhakti.


The king also married Basava’s sister named Padmavati. The Basava Purana, in Chapter 1, presents a series of impassioned debates between Basava and his father. Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Karnatakanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Malaprabha.

The Basava Puranaa Telugu baswvanna epic poem, first written by Palkuriki Somanatha in 13th-century, [16] and an updated 14th century Kannada version, written by Bhima Kavi inare sacred texts in Lingayatism.

The form of that divine linga is the true God.

Basava – Wikipedia

Give me reference copy of kannada and english. Sripati, a Virasaiva scholar, explained Basava’s philosophy in Srikara Bhasyaknanada the Vedanta Sutrasuggesting Basava’s Vafhanas theology to be a form of qualified nondualism, 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.

Priyank post me reference copy from which you translated, i will explain You in better way. 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. There is ,annada little information available on how many of his compositions were sung.

Vachanas of Basavanna

Ramanujan, a distinguished poet himself and a translator par excellence, whose work I repose full faith in. The revolutionary streak of Veershaivism permeates through its poetry too. He places Kannada in your soul, and he also places God in your hand. Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson.

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

Composers who came in the 18thth centuries explored all facets of this rAga, and today it has became one of the major rAgas of Karnataka Sangeetha. A recurring contrast in his poems and ideas is of Sthavara and Jangamathat is, of “what is static, standing” and “what is moving, seeking” respectively. Even so, anybody who has attempted translations before would believe me when I say that every translation is a basavamna.


Some were too radical. The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama Ib place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna. The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Vachanaa Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas.

Towards the end of the 20th century, Michael estimates, one sixth of the population of the state of Karnataka, or about 10 million people, were Lingayat Hindus, or of the tradition championed by Basava.

Basavana Bagewadiin Bijapur district, KarnatakaIndia. Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? Basava is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era.

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I am hoping that that is not the case here since the original and final languages are both Indian and share linguistic and cultural space. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life.

Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this basavaanna and receive notifications of new posts by email. However, Sripati’s analysis has been contested by other scholars.