Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) was one of the early female poets of the Kannada language and a prominent personality in the. Akka Mahadevi was a twelfth century Kannada poet, saint, and mystic (c. Akka was the first woman to have written vachana in Kannada, and wrote them with. VJachanas of Akkamahadevi, one of the greatest Kannada poets of the twelfth At the same time Akkamahadevi’s vachanas are full of images of a journey.

Author: Grorr Kikazahn
Country: Libya
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 2 July 2014
Pages: 265
PDF File Size: 16.29 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.14 Mb
ISBN: 435-6-76420-803-5
Downloads: 3841
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tar

Retrieved 18 September Hindi Bhajan – Bhakti Geet. During a time of strife and political uncertainty in the 12th. Journal of the American Oriental Society.

Akka Mahadevi | Shakti

We hope it not only does promote kannada but also teach us valuable lessons which we can use in daily life This app will let you read Akka Mahadevi vachana in kannada in a beautiful light UI.

Her non-traditional, non-conformist ways were not easily accepted, but as time went on, her rebellious passion, rigorous devotion, and strength led her to being recognized as one of most prominent figures for female emancipation.

To support Kannada language as well as promote vachanas, we have released Akkamahadevi Vachanagalu. Having vanquished the six passions and become The trinity of body, thought and speech; Having ended the trinity and become twain — I and the Absolute Having ended the duality and become a unity Is because of the grace of you all.

Akka’s poetry explores the themes of rejecting mortal love in favour of the everlasting love of God. Retrieved 14 April — via www. 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 kaannada social institutions and mores. This world and that other, cannot manage them both.


Enroute to Srisailam, Akka Mahadevi was said to have stopped in the city of Kalyana, kannsda to many learned poets and saints such as Basavanna and Allamaprabhu.

She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka. She is considered by modern scholars to be a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation. Postcolonial scholar Tejaswini Niranjana criticised his translations as rendering the vachanas into modern universalist poetry ready-to-consume by the West in Siting Translation She i the company of such sharanas in BasavakalyanaBidar district.

This dramatic situation of Kalyana Parva in Akka Mahadevi’s life is an indication of the beginning of the iannada phase of her life.

Akka Mahadevi

Akka Mahadevi is often compared to Mirabai. Read the best Basavanna Vachana in Kannada. She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka. As her devotion grew, her worship of Lord Shiva took on a madhurya form of devotion, where she saw the Lord as her only true love. Akka Mahadevi describes her love for Lord Shiva as adulterous, viewing her husband and his parents as impediments to her lannada with her Lord. A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman.

When all the world is the eye of the lord, onlooking everywhere, what can you cover and conceal? Views Read Edit View history.

What else you want ? – akka mahAdevi vachana

In search for her eternal soul mate, Lord Shiva, she made the animals, flowers and birds her friends and companions, rejecting family life and worldly attachment.

She talks about cuckolding the husband with Shiva and taking her lord shiva as her husband. She is seen today as a blazing social reformer, foremost to being a mystic and a poet. Unfortunately as time passed, King Kaushika was unable to bear that his wife was devoted to another man Lord Shiva and angrily declared that he would not permit this anymore.


Achutam Keshavam with Lyrics. Her non-conformist ways caused a lot of consternation in a conservative society and even her eventual guru Allama Prabhu had to initially face difficulties in enlisting her in the gatherings at Anubhavamantapa.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Akka Mahadevi immediately left the palace grounds renouncing any material wealth that she had ever received by the king. Hanuman Chalisa HD Sound. People, male and female, blush when a cloth covering their shame comes loose When the lord of lives lives drowned without a face in the world, how can you mahacevi modest? Yet the term Akka “elder Sister”which is an honorific given to her by great Lingayat saints such as BasavannaSiddharama and Allamaprabhu is an indication of her contribution to the spiritual discussions held at the “Anubhava Mantapa” [ citation needed ].

File:Akkamahadevi Vachana2.JPG

She is known to have considered the god Shiva ‘Chenna Mallikarjuna’ as her husband, traditionally understood as the ‘madhura bhava’ or ‘madhurya’ form of devotion. Her extant Vachana poems a form of spontaneous mystical poemsand the two short writings called Mantrogopya and the Yogangatrividhi kajnada considered her most notable contribution to Kannada literature. She went in search of fellow vaachana or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning.

Join the best religious and positive social network. Tharu and Lalita also document a popular claim that a local Jain king named Kaushika sought to marry her, but vzchana she rejected him, choosing instead to fulfil the claims of devotion to the deity Para Shiva.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Ishtu Dina ee Vaikunta.