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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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? Listen, oh my friends!

Will a peacock dance on a little mound and not on a mountain? Wikisource has original text kannnada to this article: Would a fly darting nearby know the smell of flowers as the bee would know?

Akka Mahadevi – Wikipedia

That I may ever know Thee mine. Not difficult to be a devotee. Om Shri Guru Basavalingaya Namha. Journal of the American Oriental Society. When all the world is the eye of the lord, onlooking everywhere, what can you cover and conceal?

Hath mixed as water doth with wine. 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 ].

She talks about cuckolding the husband with Shiva and taking her lord shiva as her husband. It is said that Mahadevi was married by arrangement to Kausika but later did kabnada as the king disrespected some conditions set by her. Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or iin are attributed to Akka Mahadevi.


O lord Chennamallikarjuna show me your ways. But I will give this wench the slip and go cuckold my husband with Hara, my lord.

During a time of strife and political uncertainty in the 12th. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 akkammahadevi firm; Those struggling to break this maya Are themselves broken. What good is beauty if that beautiful person is not virtuous? And I cannot cross the sister-in-law. A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman.

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.

Also it is the holy place for devotees of Shiva since before the 12th century. 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. Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a significant place in popular akmamahadevi and memory, with roads [14] and universities named after her.

The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”.

On the effects of union with GOD: All alkamahadevi Vedas, scriptures and Sacred lore, canons and codes Are but grist and husk ground in the mill.

Akka leaves Kalyana with this following vachana:.

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Penguin Books, 4 “Siddharameshwar’s Vachanas” – http: Kannaad you will agree, agree; If you won’t don’t I can’t bear life unless I embrace you. There were immediate tensions, however, as Kausika was a Jain, a group that fachanas to be wealthy and was, as a result, much resented by the rest of the population.


Who can the wine and water part. 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. After my mind became Thyself, whom could I invoke?

Akka Mahadevi

What is the use of knowing everything If one does not know the self? 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.

If you will be pleased, be pleased, If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I worship you. My Vvachanas shall forever be The One Channamallikarjuna. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Husband inside, lover outside. And shall not I now take on Thine? O Channamallikarjuna, Offering you worship, I will play On the swing of happiness. Akka was a revelation here in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor.

Akkamahadevi Vachanas

Akka Mahadevi describes her love for Lord Shiva as adulterous, viewing her husband and his parents as impediments to her union with her Lord. After my body became Thyself, whom could I serve? This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Alas, alas, I’m utterly lost Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows!