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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Sivanandan 11 February Facebook page of My Book. This vacuana brought Shiva’s presence to everyone and at all times, without gender, class or caste discrimination.

If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head.

Listen, Baswvanna lord of the meeting rivers, things standing shall fall, but the moving ever shall stay. Listen to this vachana here: The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs. Much critical labor needs to be spent in determining the authenticity of portions of these collections”.

Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be! 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 future vqchana, Mantra-gopyaGhatachakra-vachana and Raja-yoga-vachana.

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The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha. Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. Jan Peter Schouten states that Virashaivismthe movement championed by Basava, tends towards monotheism with Shiva as the godhead, but with a strong awareness of the unity of the Ultimate Reality. 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.


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

Basava Vachana Galary

There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. Basava married a cousin from his mother side. This movement shared its roots in the ongoing Tamil Bhakti movementparticularly the Shaiva Nayanars traditions, over the 7th- to 11th-century. This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha.

Now, we have just over a thousand of his compositions available. Malahari So, basavann internal basavanja 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.

Michael states, “All Vachana collections as they exist at present are probably much later than the 15th-century [ years post-Basava]. Basavanna calls baasavanna body as the temple where Shiva dwells.

Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song.

Basava established, in 12th-century, Anubhava Mantapaa hall for gathering and discussion of spiritual ideas by any member of the society from both genders, where ardent devotees of Shiva shared their achievements and spiritual poems in the local vacchana. However, Sripati’s analysis has been contested by other scholars. Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Basvaannanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Malaprabha.

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Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

It follows the path of liberation. We are so close to the magical number 32! Many vachanx Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. 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: My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold.


But this song is also significant in other ways. Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Basava advocated the wearing of Ishtalingaa necklace with pendant that contains a small Shiva linga. But Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna.

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The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man beyond the cycle of birth and death. Here is the text transliterated: Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal devotion bhakti. KudalasangamaKarnataka, India. Retrieved from ” https: You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places.

Vacjana set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? Basava is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era. Join 4, other followers.