Akka Mahadevi Vachanas, Poems of Akkamahadevi 12 th century women writer. First Kannada women poet. Saint Akkamahadevi 1, 6, «With Thy sweet soul, this soul of mine. Hath mixed as water doth with wine. Who can the wine and water part. Or me and Thee when. 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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What good is a tree if it cannot provide shade? To the yogi, your maya became the yogini; To the ascetic, maya was the fair woman ascetic. In fact it is here onwards that she becomes Akka, an elderly sister.

He knows no birth and death. Even if I want 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 firm; Those struggling to break this maya Are themselves broken.

Why grind this, why winnow? Ramanujan who first popularised the vachanas by translating them into a collection called Speaking of Siva. A parrot come into a cage remembering his mate, I remember. Not difficult to be a devotee. Hath mixed as water doth with wine. Women Writing in India: Akka leaves Kalyana with this following vachana:. Thou hast my being taken on. Also it is the holy place for devotees of Shiva since before the 12th century.

O mercy maker, I am afraid of your maya, O supreme master, Channamallikarjuna, jasmine-tender, Have mercy. Retrieved from ” https: I have Maya for mother-in-law; the world for father-in-law; three brothers-in-law like tigers; and vacnanas husband’s thoughts are full of laughing women; no god, this man.


But I will give this wench the slip and go cuckold my husband with Hara, my lord.

Akkamahadevi Vachana

Take these husbands who die, decay, and akkamagadevi them to your kitchen fires! Listen, oh my friends! She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka. I love the Akkamahafevi One: Thou for ever hast affirmed. I love him O mother. Akka Mahadevi’s works, like the works of many other female Bhakti poets, also touches on themes of alienation: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

When you behead the mind that Flows here and there, O Channamallikarjuna, Then remains eternal space. Channamallikarjuna, Yourself becoming knowledge, Showed me the way.

Akka Mahadevi

If you will be pleased, be pleased, If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I worship you. Alas, alas, I’m utterly cachanas Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows!

Tharu and Lalita also document a popular claim that a local Jain king named Kaushika sought to marry vachansa, but that she rejected him, choosing instead to fulfil the claims of devotion to the deity Shiva.

How to Practice Shiva-yoga? If one could draw the fangs of a snake and charm the snake to play, it’s great to have snakes.

akkamayadevi When all the world is the eye of the lord, onlooking everywhere, what can you cover and conceal? My mind is my maid; by her kindness, I join my Lord, my utterly beautiful Lord from the mountain-peaks my lord as white as Jasmine and I will make Him my good husband.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. What is the use of knowing everything If one does not know the self?

Akka Mahadevi – Wikipedia

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Like a silkworm weaving her house with love from her marrow, and dying in her body’s threads winding tight, round and round, I burn desiring what the heart desires Cut through, O Lord, my heart’s greed, and show me your way out, O Lord Chenna Mallikarjuna 3.

On the difficulty of devotion. He is uncabined by caste or clime. Akka Mahadevi describes her love for Lord Shiva as adulterous, viewing her husband and his parents as impediments to her union with her Akkaamhadevi.

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Akka was a revelation here in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor. Would a circling surface vulture know such depths of sky as the moon would know? The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”.

Like treasure hidden in the ground taste in the fruit gold in the rock oil in the seed the Absolute hidden away in the heart no one can know the ways of our lord Chenna Mallikarjuna 3. A Study of Akka Mahadevi”. The body’s wrong is like mother turning vampire.

Om Shri Guru Basavalingaya Namha. Will a swan ever yearn for a small ditch and not for a Lake?