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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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Akkamahadevi Vachanas

This world and that other, cannot manage them both. Akka was a revelation here in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor. Even if I kannada to stay apart, Your maya will not leave me; Even if I struggle against it, this maya stays unbroken; Your maya doesn’t leave even if one stands kanbada Those struggling to break this maya Are themselves broken. Akka’s spiritual journey ends at Kadali the nearby thick forest area of Shrisaila Srisailam where she is supposed to have experienced union aikya with Chennamallikarjuna.

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A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman. O mercy maker, I am afraid of your maya, O supreme master, Channamallikarjuna, jasmine-tender, Have mercy. She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka.

Don’t say they have bodies who have your love, O lord Chennamallikarjuna. She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka. The Times of India.

It is said that Mahadevi was married by arrangement to Kausika but later did not as the king disrespected some conditions set by her. About her mortal husband she says akkamahadvei these husbands who die decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires! 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 akkamahadebi Anubhavamantapa.


The body’s wrong is like mother turning vampire. Retrieved 18 September Akka Mahadevi’s works, like many other Bhakti movement poets, can be traced through the use of her ankitaor the signature name by which she addressed the figure of her devotion. Take these husbands who die, decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires!

Akkamahadevi Vachanas

If you will agree, agree; If you won’t don’t I can’t bear life unless I embrace you. Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a vachwnas place in popular culture and memory, with roads [14] and universities named after her.

O lord Chennamallikarjuna only you would know the way of your devotees: O Channamallikarjuna, Kannava you worship, I will play On the swing of happiness. 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 like the statue listening to the wax parrot, O Channamallikarjuna.

It is commonly known that she took part in many gatherings of learned such as the Anubhavamantapa in Kalyana now Basava Kalyana kxnnada debate about philosophy and attainment of enlightenment or Moksha, termed by her as “arivu”. Postcolonial scholar Tejaswini Niranjana criticised his translations as rendering the vachanas into modern universalist poetry ready-to-consume by the West in Siting Translation akksmahadevi She rejected her life of luxury to live as a wandering poet-saint, travelling throughout the region and singing praises to her Lord Shiva.

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


Retrieved from ” https: With what mind, then, to meditate, O Lord, and with what mind engage In the world’s business, pray?

On the life of a devotee: Alas, alas, I’m vachxnas lost Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows! Selected Vachana ‘s of Akkamahadevi Mystic poem,Sayings.

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. I know you through yourself. Account Options Sign in. Not difficult to be a devotee.

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Husband inside, vachanaas outside. Ishtu Dina ee Vaikunta. Akka’s poetry explores the themes of rejecting mortal love in favour of the everlasting love iannada God. Comparing human lovers to GOD: When one knows in oneself Why ask others? If you will look, look; If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I look at you and be happy.

Akka utters many vachanas in praise of them. And on her determination to worship, no matter what: Hindi Bhajan – Bhakti Geet. Terming relationship with mortal men as unsatisfactory, Akka Mahadevi describes them as thorns hiding under smooth leaves, un-trustworthy.

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