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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Email required Address never made public. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: The traditional legends and hagiographic texts state Basava to be the founder of the Lingayats.

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The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man beyond the cycle of birth and death. This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa. Basava advocated the wearing of Ishtalingaa necklace with pendant that contains a small Shiva linga. The form of that divine linga is the true God. There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. So far so good. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: According to Velcheru Rao and Gene Roghair, [26] Basava calls the path of devotion basavannx “beyond six systems of philosophy.

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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! How unfortunate for us? Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, things standing shall fall, but the moving ever shall stay. The guru [teacher] of the creed is an embodiment of kindness and compassion.


The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Listen to this vachana here: I am expecting some errors to be there since it is not a direct translation.

The set of 32 rAgas basavnana not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. Basava grew up in a Brahmin family with a tradition of Shaivism.

The Basava Puranaa Telugu biographical 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.

All bhakti poems are characterized by that unique undercurrent of raw emotion, a helpless soul in despair, alone in the world, feeling the searing pain of separation from the lord, its cry now embellished, now withdrawn, but always present.

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. Nobody has seen Krishna playing basafanna flute.

The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna. Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Its subtle form is beyond praise.

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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 emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. Most of my pre-translation commentary that does not come straight from Wikipedia comes from this book.


Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome. 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.

Archived from the original on 27 May The lord of the meeting rivers, self-born, one with himself, he alone is the true god. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song.

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Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

I could not find a link for the audio or video. And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon.

Like Liked by 1 person. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

Scholars state that the poems and legends about Basava were written down long after Basava’s death.

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