There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century. Selected Basavanna Vachanas, 12th Century Basava Vachanas.

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These include various Vachana literally, “what is said” vafhana such as the Shat-sthala-vachana discourses of the six stages of salvationBasavannz forecasts of the futureMantra-gopyaGhatachakra-vachana and Raja-yoga-vachana.

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.

Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, things standing shall fall, but the moving vachaa shall stay. Its subtle form is beyond praise. According to Velcheru Rao and Gene Roghair, [26] Basava calls the path of devotion as “beyond six systems of philosophy. My legs are pillars, the body the shrine, the head a cupola of gold.

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Composers who came in the 18thth centuries explored all facets of this rAga, and today it has basavanns one of the major rAgas of Karnataka Sangeetha. Basava advocated the wearing of Ishtalingaa necklace with pendant that contains a small Shiva linga.

My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play. Retrieved from ” https: So, bawavanna 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. Listen to this vachana here: He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion[12] Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava.


KudalasangamaKarnataka, India. My Book, on Google Play! It follows the path of liberation. Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: I could not find a link for the audio or video.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Basava established, in 12th-century, Anubhava Mantapaa hall for gathering and discussion of spiritual ideas by any member of the society from both genders, where ardent devotees of Shiva shared their achievements and spiritual poems in the local language.

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.

But this song is also significant in other ways. Much critical labor needs to be spent in determining the authenticity of portions of these collections”. The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated.

For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. The Basava Purana, in Chapter 1, presents a series of impassioned debates between Basava and his father. The lord of the meeting rivers, self-born, one with himself, he alone is the true god. Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. The form of that divine linga is the true God. The six-syllabled mantra[27] the supreme mantra, is its mantra.

However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. Retrieved 7 September The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs. How unfortunate for us? 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!


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The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: He places God in your soul, and he also places God in your hand. This site uses cookies. We are so close to the magical number 32!

However, modern scholarship relying on historical evidence such as the Kalachuri inscriptions state that Basava was the poet philosopher who revived, refined and energized an already existing tradition. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases.

However, Sripati’s analysis has been contested avchana other scholars.

This approach brought Shiva’s presence fachana everyone and at all times, without gender, class or caste discrimination. Basava is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era. And, if you are keen on reading more vachanas, but do not know kannaDa, here is your best bet — A collection of vachanas tranlated in English by Prof A K Ramanujam: The guru [teacher] of the creed is an embodiment of kindness and compassion. His wife Gangambike[12] was the daughter of the prime minister of Bijjalathe Kalachuri king.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The Lingayats, also known as Virasaivas or Veerasaivastraditionally believe that Basava was the founder of their tradition. The rich will make temples for Shiva, What shall I, a poor man do?