Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) was one of the early female poets of the Kannada language and a prominent personality in the. ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನಯ್ಯ ಆತ್ಮಸಂಗಾತಕ್ಕೆ ನೀನೆನಗುಂಟು . akka mahAdeviyavara vachana. hasivAdare UroLage bhikShAnnaMgaLuMTu. Vachanas of Akkamahadevi. VJachanas of Akkamahadevi, one of the greatest Kannada poets of the twelfth century, among other things, can be seen as poems .

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Akka Mahadevi was born in in Udutadi or Udugani near the ancient city of Banavasi in the modern Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India. Also it is the holy place for devotees of Shiva since before the 12th century. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her extant Vachana poems a form of spontaneous mystical poemsand the two short writings called Mantrogopya and the Yogangatrividhi are considered her most notable contribution to Kannada literature.

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Akka Mahadevi – Wikipedia

Women Saints in Medieval South India”. Yet the term Akka “elder Sister”which is an honorific given to her by great Veerashaiva saints such as Basavanna, Siddharama and Allamaprabhu is an indication of her contribution to the spiritual discussions held at the “Anubhava Mantapa”.

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.


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. After my consciousness was lost in Thee, Whom could I know?

She is considered by modern scholars to be a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation. A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman.

Ramanujanwho interprets it as ‘Lord white as jamine’. Like a statue listening To the recital of a wax parrot, The one reciting has no life, The listener has no knowledge; The devotion of one Who does not know you Is vachanagal the statue listening to the wax parrot, O Channamallikarjuna. 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 be modest?

She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of akkamahwdevi movement. I love the Handsome One: For the god, the assumption of monthly Offerings was the illusion; If one climbed the mountain, maya, Restless, climbed after. About her mortal husband she says “Take these husbands who die decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires!

Allama shows her the further way of attaining the transcendent bliss of ultimate union with Lord Chenna Mallikarjuna. EngvarB from August Use dmy dates from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles needing additional references from August All articles vafhanagalu additional references Articles with unsourced statements from August Commons category link is akkamahadegi Wikidata.


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The body’s wrong is like mother turning vampire. In another verse, she expresses the tension of being a wife and a devotee as. Would a circling vachsnagalu vulture know such depths of sky as the moon would know? 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.

With what mind, then, to meditate, O Lord, and akkamahadsvi what mind engage In the world’s business, pray? Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her whole body was protected by hair. Hanuman Chalisa HD Sound.

A parrot come into a cage remembering his mate, I remember. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Akka Mahadevi. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Featured Vachanas at the top. Account Options Sign in. Alas, alas, I’m utterly lost Between this world and the other akkamahxdevi, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows!

All the Vedas, scriptures and Sacred lore, canons and codes Are but grist and husk ground in the mill. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Don’t say they have bodies who have your love, O lord Chennamallikarjuna. On the difficulty of devotion. Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi.