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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Priyank post me reference copy from which you translated, i will explain You in better way. Its subtle form is beyond praise. The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold. This site uses cookies.

Vachanas of Basavanna

Join 4, other followers. Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. This is mostly a problem of cultural spheres and I am sure that similarly, a translation from Spanish to Portugese would look more natural than if the same text is translated to Hindi.

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! In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. My Book, on Google Play! 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.

However, Basava championed devotional worship that rejected temple worship and rituals led by Brahmins, and replaced it with personalized direct worship of Shiva through practices such as individually worn icons and symbols like a small linga.


But this song is also significant in other ways. 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. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community.

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Sivanandan 11 February 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. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava. I am even confident that while translating these Vachanas from English to Hindi insomuch as a change of meaning is concerned, it can only be a change for the better and the meaning will only be improved upon.

And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them.

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Facebook page of My Book. Both of these innovations together allow for a high degree of originality and spontaneity that is not very easy to miss.

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. 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Give me reference copy of kannada and english. Archived from the original on 27 May My Book Hamsanada, on Kannaxa Play.

The dress — locks of ,annada, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man beyond the cycle of birth and death. This site uses cookies. By the way good one. 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. Vachanas literally, that which is said form the backbone of the Veershaiva religious canon.


Some were too radical. KudalasangamaKarnataka, India.

Retrieved from ” https: There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:.

In the spirit of the verses, with only my aesthetic sense as a guide, I have also tried my best to find a balance between chaste Hindi and the folk Hindi while translating them. 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.

Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas. Notify me of new comments via email. 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. You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places.

Priyank for exciting the interest. I 7 September Menu Skip to content Home Translations Basavvanna poems.

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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. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells.

Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”.