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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Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: While Basava rejected rituals, he encouraged icons and symbols such as the wearing of Istalinga necklace vahcana 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. Retrieved from ” https: Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Karnatakanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Malaprabha. 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!

Basava is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era. Basava advocated the wearing of Ishtalingaa necklace with pendant that contains a small Shiva linga. The Lingayats, also known as Virasaivas or Veerasaivastraditionally believe that Basava was the founder of their tradition.

Join 4, other followers. 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.

The king also vachans Basava’s sister named Padmavati.

For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. The Basava Puranaa Telugu biographical epic poem, first written by Palkuriki Somanatha in 13th-century, [16] and an updated 14th century Kannada version, written by Bhima Kavi inare sacred texts in Lingayatism. Retrieved 18 June This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Jessica Frazier et al.


The evidence from these three compositions also shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!

My favourite vachana #Basavanna #Vachana @mmkeeravaani | Sadhguru

Retrieved 7 September Kalyani has passed the test of time. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?

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Sripati, a Virasaiva scholar, explained Basava’s philosophy in Srikara Bhasyausing the Vedanta Sutra basavwnna, suggesting 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.

My Book, on Google Play! The six-syllabled mantra[27] the supreme mantra, is its mantra. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community. There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung.

Speaking of Siva -neelanjana.

My favourite vachana #Basavanna #Vachana @mmkeeravaani | Sadhguru

Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. Basava married a cousin from his mother side.

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.

Towards the end of the 20th century, Michael estimates, one sixth of the population of the state of Karnataka, or about 10 million people, were Lingayat Hindus, or of the tradition championed by Basava. Vachqna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD basavahna this in one of his vachanas saying: 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.


This approach brought Shiva’s presence to everyone and at all times, without gender, class or caste discrimination. However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song.

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! Now, we have just over a thousand of his basaavnna available. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of vaxhana. According to Velcheru Rao and Gene Roghair, [26] Basava calls the path of devotion as “beyond six systems of philosophy.

So far so good. Lingayatism Virashaivism [2] [3]. Listen to this vachana here: Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka beads — place a man basavannq the cycle of birth and death. The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha.

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The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A basabanna in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna.

Scholars state that the poems and legends about Basava were written down long after Vachsna death. Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. The lord of the meeting rivers, self-born, one with himself, he alone is the true god.