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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Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. The Basava Purana, in Chapter 1, presents a series of impassioned debates between Basava and his father.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. While Basava rejected rituals, he encouraged icons and symbols such as the wearing of Istalinga necklace with 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.

Scholars state that the poems and legends about Basava were written down long after Basava’s death. Much critical labor needs to be spent in determining the authenticity of portions of these collections”. Basava’s father favors the tradition of rituals, while Basava favors the path of direct, personal devotion bhakti.

Guru Basava Selected Vachanas

As the chief minister of his kingdom, he introduced new public institutions such as the Anubhava Mantapa or, the “hall of spiritual experience”[7] which welcomed men and women from all socio-economic backgrounds to discuss spiritual and mundane questions of life, in open.


And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. These include various Vachana literally, “what is said” [1] such as the Shat-sthala-vachana discourses basavanan the six stages of salvationKala-jnana-vachana forecasts of the futureMantra-gopyaGhatachakra-vachana and Raja-yoga-vachana.

By using this site, you agree to hasavanna Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The king also married Basava’s sister named Padmavati. 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. Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community.

The rich will make temples for Shiva, What shall I, a poor man do? A recurring contrast in his poems and ideas is of Sthavara and Jangama bwsavanna, that is, of “what is static, standing” and “what is moving, seeking” respectively. Archived from the original on 27 May Basava advocated that every human being was equal, irrespective of caste, and that all forms of manual labor was equally important. Basavsnna can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating hasavanna the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places.

Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Basava grew up in Kudalasangama northeast Karnatakanear the banks of rivers Krishna and its tributary Malaprabha. This site uses cookies.

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Views Read Edit View history. Lingayatism Virashaivism [2] [3]. Its subtle form is beyond praise. First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Malahari So, the 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.


This path offers nothing less than liberation in this lifetime. His wife Gangambike[12] was the daughter of the prime minister of Bijjalathe Kalachuri king. The six-syllabled mantra[27] the supreme mantra, is its mantra. Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new? This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha.

Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? Basava married a cousin from his mother side.

Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. Sivanandan 11 February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Towards the end of the basavanha 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.

Jan Peter Schouten states that Virashaivismthe movement championed by Basava, tends towards monotheism with Shiva as the godhead, but with a strong awareness of the unity of the Ultimate Reality. The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs.

The second vachana talks about the likes and basavana of his lord Shiva: Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.