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 Vachana

Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a significant place in popular culture and memory, with roads [14] and universities named after her. She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka.

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Channamallikarjuna, Yourself becoming knowledge, Showed me the way. Take these husbands who die, decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires! Yet the term Akka “elder Sister”which is an honorific given to her by great Veerashaiva saints such as Basavanna, Siddharama and Allamaprabhu is an indication of her contribution to the spiritual discussions held at the “Anubhava Mantapa”.

Retrieved 14 April She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of the movement. In search for her eternal soul mate, Lord Shiva, she made the animals, flowers and birds her friends and companions, rejecting family life and worldly akkamahadrvi.


When all the world is the eye of the lord, onlooking everywhere, what can you cover and conceal? Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi. Like an elephant lost from his herd suddenly captured, remembering his mountains, his Vindyas, I remember. On her desire for a renewal of union with Shiva: Don’t say they have bodies who have your love, O lord Chennamallikarjuna.

Alas, alas, I’m utterly lost Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows! The direct and frank lyrics that Akka Mahadevi wrote have been described as embodying a “radical illegitimacy” that re-examines the role of women, not just as actors with volition and will, but in opposition to established social institutions and mores. Om Shri Guru Basavalingaya Namha. O lord Chennamallikarjuna only you would know the way of your devotees: Achutam Keshavam with Lyrics.

Akka Mahadevi – Wikipedia

After my consciousness was lost in Thee, Whom could I know? Maya is illusion, samsara the cycle of rebirth: Would a weed on the riverbank know such depths of water as the lotus would know?

If you will be pleased, be pleased, If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I worship you. This dramatic situation of Kalyana Parva in Akka Mahadevi’s life is an indication of the beginning of the third phase of her life. Women Writing in India: Akka was a revelation here in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor.

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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.

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Akkamahadevi Vachanas

After my body became Thyself, vachanaz could I serve? Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. To the yogi, your maya became the yogini; To the ascetic, maya was the fair woman ascetic.

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’s spiritual journey ends at Kadali the nearby thick forest area of Shrisaila Srisailam where she vachamas supposed to have experienced union aikya with Chennamallikarjuna. Ramanujanwho interprets it as ‘Lord white as jamine’. This world and that other, cannot manage them both.

A parrot come into a cage remembering his mate, I remember.