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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Like a statue listening To the recital of a wax parrot, The one reciting has vachanws life, The akkamahadevvi has no knowledge; The devotion of one Who does not know you Is like the statue listening to the wax parrot, O Channamallikarjuna. Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi.

The Times of India. Would a fly darting nearby know the smell of flowers as the bee would know? Allama shows her the kabnada way of attaining the transcendent bliss of ultimate union with Lord Chenna Mallikarjuna. How could I hold together in my hand Two different fruits, O Chennamallikarjuna? A household name in Karnataka, she had said that she was a woman only in name and that her mind, body and soul belonged to Lord Shiva.

I kznnada him O mother. It is commonly known that she took part in many gatherings of learned such as the Anubhavamantapa in Kalyana now Basava Kalyana to debate about philosophy and attainment of enlightenment or Moksha, termed by her as “arivu”. Yet the term Akka “elder Sister”akkzmahadevi 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 ].

In the first phase she had renounced the worldly objects and attractions and in the second, discards the entire object based rules akkamahqdevi regulations and in the third phase she starts her journey towards Srishila, where her eternal lover Chenna Mallikarjuna’s temple locates.

Akka’s poetry explores the themes of rejecting mortal love in favour of the everlasting love of God. If one could draw the fangs of a snake and charm the snake to play, it’s great to have snakes. Women Saints in Medieval South India”.


On the difficulty of devotion. Would a weed on the riverbank know such depths of water as the lotus would know? Not difficult to be a devotee. Akka was a revelation vadhanas in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor.

Selected Vachana ‘s of Akkamahadevi Mystic poem,Sayings. O lord Chennamallikarjuna show me your ways. In fact it is here onwards that she becomes Akka, an elderly sister. She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of the movement.

The body’s wrong is like mother turning vampire. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. When one knows in oneself Why ask others? On her desire for a renewal of union with Shiva: After my consciousness was lost in Thee, Whom could I know? She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka.

About her mortal husband she says “Take these husbands who die decay, and feed them to vachhanas kitchen fires! She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka. This world and that other, cannot manage them both. Join the best religious and positive social network. Retrieved 14 April Bhakti recorded a rethinking of the ashrama dharma which suggested a stages-of-life approach that began with the pursuit of education and ended with the pursuit of moksha.

Akka’s spiritual journey ends at Kadali the nearby thick forest area of Shrisaila Srisailam where she is vaxhanas to have experienced union aikya with Chennamallikarjuna.

Akkamahadevi Vachanas

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 social institutions and mores. After my mind became Thyself, whom could I invoke? The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”. One of her lyrics, for instance, appears to record her experiences of leaving her place of her birth and family in order to pursue Para Shiva.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Retrieved 14 April — via www. Her vachanas also talk about the methods that the path of enlightenment demand of the seeker, such as killing the ‘I’, conquering desires and the senses and so on. With what mind, then, to meditate, O Lord, and with what mind engage In the world’s business, pray?

Akkamahadevi Vachanas

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.

To the yogi, your maya became the yogini; To the ascetic, maya was the fair woman ascetic. She went in search of fellow seekers or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning. If you will be pleased, be pleased, If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I worship you. She talks about cuckolding the husband with Shiva and taking her lord shiva as her husband. Akka Mahadevi was born in in Udutadi or Udugani near the ancient city of Banavasi in the modern Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India.

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Harihara’s account, which suggests that a marriage did take place, goes on to provide that when King Kaushika violated the conditions she had laid down, Akka Mahadevi left the palace, renouncing all her possessions including clothes, to travel to Srisailam, believed to be the home of the god Para Shiva. She found the company of such sharanas in BasavakalyanaBidar district.

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. Why grind this, why winnow? Akka Mahadevi’s works are like the works of many other female Bhakti poets, also touches on themes of alienation: During a time of strife and political uncertainty in the 12th.