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.

Of the verses that I had at my disposal, I have only translated a select few. Both of these innovations together allow for a high degree of originality and spontaneity that is not very easy to miss. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Ramanujan, a distinguished poet himself and a translator par baswvanna, whose work I repose full faith in. How unfortunate for us?

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

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! Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Basava. 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.

Vachanas of Basavanna

Priyank post me reference copy from which you translated, i will explain You in better way. The Basava Purana, in Chapter 1, presents a series of impassioned debates between Basava and his father.

The form of that divine linga is the true God. He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Even so, anybody who has attempted basavnana before would believe me when I say that every translation is a tragedy.

Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. Half the joy of translation is to have touched something so beautiful, even if only superficially.

Sivanandan 11 February The Vacjanas Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha.

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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. Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome. Krishna kannadw described by Purandara as playing his flue this way.

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I think, therefore I am confused: Listen to this vachana here: As the chief minister of his kingdom, he introduced kannnada 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.

Sripati, a Virasaiva scholar, explained Basava’s philosophy in Srikara Bhasyausing the Vedanta Sutrasuggesting Basava’s Lingayat 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. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I am not really translating the Vachanas from Kannada to Hindi.

Now, we have just over a thousand of his compositions available.