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. Selected Basavanna Vachanas, 12th Century Basava Vachanas.

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Listen to this vachana here: Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Scholars state that the poems and legends about Basava were written down long after Basava’s death. Its eternally blissful form is the beginning of the beginning. Much critical labor needs to be spent in determining the authenticity of portions of these collections”. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?

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Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community. KudalasangamaKarnataka, India. Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be!

Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal devotion bhakti. The traditional legends and hagiographic texts state Basava to be the founder of the Lingayats. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions. Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka.

As the chief minister of his kingdom, he introduced basavqnna public institutions such as the Anubhava Mantapa or, the “hall of spiritual experience”[7] which welcomed men and women from all socio-economic backgrounds to discuss spiritual and mundane questions of life, in open.

Retrieved 7 September The guru [teacher] of the creed is an embodiment of kindness and compassion. Jan Peter Schouten states that Virashaivismthe movement championed by Basava, tends towards monotheism with Vchana as the godhead, but with a strong awareness of the unity of the Ultimate Reality. As chief minister of the kingdom, Basava used the state treasury to initiate social reforms and religious movement focussed on reviving Shaivism, recognizing and empowering ascetics who were called Jangamas.


You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places. This site uses cookies. Other hagiographic works include the 15th-century Mala Basava-raja-charitre and the 17th-century Vrishabhendra Vijayaboth in Kannada.

He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava. So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is vwchana my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries. 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.

Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:.

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And here is the tranlation: Facebook page of My Book. If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:.

I could not find a link for the audio or video. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Sruti has commended it as the all-seeing. Bwsavanna community is largely concentrated in Karnatakabut has migrated into other states of India as well as overseas.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

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. The Lingayats, also known as Virasaivas or Veerasaivastraditionally believe that Basava was the founder of their tradition. 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.


Basaavanna lord of the meeting rivers, self-born, one with himself, he alone is the true god. The form of that divine linga is the true God. Views Read Edit View history. Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way.

His wife Gangambike[12] was the daughter of the prime minister gachana Bijjalathe Kalachuri king. The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man beyond the cycle of birth and death.

The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. The partridge bird worries about moonlight The lotus flower worries about the sunrise The bee only worries about drinking fragrant nector My only worry is to be reminiscing about you Oh my lord of kUDala sangama! This movement shared its roots in the ongoing Tamil Bhakti movementparticularly the Shaiva Nayanars traditions, over the 7th- to 11th-century.

vachaan However, Sripati’s analysis has been contested by other scholars. The rich will make temples for Shiva, What shall I, a poor man do? Join 4, other followers. Basava literary works include the Vachana Sahitya in Kannada Language. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Lingayatism Virashaivism [2] [3]. 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.