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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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.

Selected Vachana ‘s of Akkamahadevi Mystic poem,Sayings.

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There were immediate tensions, however, as Kausika was a Jain, a group that tended to be wealthy and was, as a result, much resented by the rest of the population. 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. O lord Chennamallikarjuna show me your ways.

So my lord Chennamallikarjuna is my husband. She is considered by modern scholars to be a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation. O mercy maker, I am afraid of your maya, O supreme master, Channamallikarjuna, jasmine-tender, Have mercy. When kahnada knows in oneself Why ask others? From Wikipedia, the free akamahadevi. Would a weed on the riverbank know such depths of water as the lotus would know? Retrieved 14 April — via www. How could I hold together in my hand Two different fruits, O Chennamallikarjuna?


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A Study of Akka Mahadevi”. Comparing human lovers to GOD: After my body became Thyself, whom could I serve? Also it is the holy place for devotees of Shiva since before the 12th vachanss. Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a significant place in popular culture and memory, with roads [14] and universities named after her. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Akka Mahadevi. After my mind became Thyself, whom could I invoke?

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If you will be pleased, be pleased, If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I worship you. 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?

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. This section needs additional citations for verification. Journal of the American Oriental Society. The Aokamahadevi Of Virasaivite Kannasa.

I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear, no clan no land, no landmarks, for his beauty. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Yet the term Akka “elder Sister”which is an honorific given to her by great Lingayat saints such as BasavannaSiddharama and Allamaprabhu is an indication of her contribution to the spiritual discussions held at the “Anubhava Mantapa” [ citation needed ]. Women Writing in India: She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of the movement.


For the god, the assumption of monthly Offerings was the illusion; If one climbed the mountain, maya, Restless, climbed after. If you will look, look; If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I look at you and be happy. On the difficulty of devotion. On the life of a devotee: She talks about cuckolding the husband with Shiva and taking her lord shiva as her husband.

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

Akka Mahadevi

Ishtu Dina ee Vaikunta. She is known to have considered the god Shiva ‘Chenna Mallikarjuna’ as her husband, traditionally understood as the ‘madhura bhava’ or ‘madhurya’ form of devotion. The Times of India.

O lord Chennamallikarjuna only you would know the way of your devotees: