Ayya, look, I am my own foe, I am my own friend. If I contradict your pious devotees I get killed, if I utter in fearful respect of your ancestral peers I get saved. Collections of Akka Mahadevi Vachanagalu in Kannada Not internet required, one time download and use. About Akka Mahadevi: ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನಯ್ಯ ಆತ್ಮಸಂಗಾತಕ್ಕೆ ನೀನೆನಗುಂಟು . akka mahAdeviyavara vachana. hasivAdare UroLage bhikShAnnaMgaLuMTu.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. O Channamallikarjuna, Offering you worship, I will play On the swing of happiness.

And on her determination akkajahadevi worship, no matter what: Husband inside, lover outside. On the value of experience over ritual: She found the company of such sharanas in BasavakalyanaBidar district.

Join the akkamanadevi religious and positive social network. What is the use of knowing everything If one does not know the self? Channamallikarjuna, Yourself becoming knowledge, Showed me the way.

In the first phase she had renounced the worldly objects and attractions and in the second, discards the entire object based rules and regulations and in the third phase she starts her journey towards Srishila, where her eternal lover Chenna Mallikarjuna’s temple locates. Om Shri Guru Basavalingaya Namha. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Akka Mahadevi.

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Akka was a revelation here in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor. Even if I want to stay apart, Your maya will not vschanas me; Even if I struggle against it, this maya stays unbroken; Your maya doesn’t leave even if one stands firm; Those struggling to break this maya Are themselves broken.

During a time of strife and political uncertainty in the 12th. This section needs additional citations for verification. Akka’s spiritual journey ends at Kadali the nearby thick forest area of Shrisaila Srisailam where she is supposed to have experienced union aikya with Chennamallikarjuna.


Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her akkajahadevi body was protected by hair. Ramanujan who first popularised the vachanas by translating them jn a collection called Speaking of Siva. Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a significant place in popular culture and memory, with roads [14] and universities named after her.

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The body’s wrong is like mother turning vampire. On the life of a devotee: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

So my lord Chennamallikarjuna is my husband. I can’t manage them both. Terming relationship with mortal men as unsatisfactory, Akka Mahadevi describes them as thorns hiding under smooth leaves, un-trustworthy. To the yogi, your maya became the yogini; To the ascetic, maya was the fair woman ascetic.

The direct and frank lyrics that Akka Mahadevi wrote have been described as embodying a “radical illegitimacy” that re-examines the role of women, not just as actors with volition and will, but in opposition to established akkamayadevi institutions and mores. She is considered by modern scholars to be a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation.

Views Read Edit View history. Yet the term Akka “elder Sister”which is an honorific given to her by great Veerashaiva saints such as Basavanna, Siddharama and Allamaprabhu is an indication of her contribution to the spiritual discussions held at the “Anubhava Mantapa”. A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman. Ramanujanwho interprets it as ‘Lord white as kahnada. For hunger, there is the village rice in the begging bowl, For thirst, there are tanks and streams and wells For sleep temple ruins do well For the vachnaas of the soul I have you, Chenna Mallikarjuna.

On the difficulty of devotion. It is said that Mahadevi was married by arrangement to Kausika but later did not as the king disrespected some conditions set by her. Lingayatism History of Karnataka Lingayat poets Kannada poets Indian women poets 12th-century women writers 12th-century writers 12th-century births 12th-century deaths 12th-century Indian philosophers Indian women philosophers Bhakti movement People from Shimoga Kannada people Hindu female religious leaders 12th-century Indian poets Poets from Karnataka 12th-century Indian writers Women writers from Karnataka Kannada-language writers 12th-century Indian women Ancient Indian women writers Ancient Asian women writers Ancient Indian writers Lingayat saints Scholars from Karnataka.


Eshtu Sahasvantha Neene Balavantha. She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka. If one goes into the deep forest, maya goes along; O samsara, it does not leave my back, my hands; It gives me faith and then makes me forget. She talks about cuckolding the husband with Shiva and taking her lord shiva as her husband.

If you will look, look; If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I look at you and be happy. She went in search of im seekers or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning.

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Like a statue listening To the ih of a wax parrot, The one reciting has no life, The listener has no knowledge; The devotion of one Who does not know you Is like the statue listening to the wax parrot, O Channamallikarjuna. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Women Saints in Medieval South India”.

Akka leaves Kalyana with this following vachana:. Retrieved from ” https: Alas, alas, I’m utterly lost Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows!