Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) was one of the early female poets of the Kannada language and a prominent personality in the. ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನಯ್ಯ ಆತ್ಮಸಂಗಾತಕ್ಕೆ ನೀನೆನಗುಂಟು . akka mahAdeviyavara vachana. hasivAdare UroLage bhikShAnnaMgaLuMTu. 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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O lord Chennamallikarjuna only you would know the way of your devotees: Akkamahadevj Saints in Medieval South India”. If you will look, look; If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I look at you and be happy. Her non-conformist ways caused a lot of consternation in a conservative society and even her eventual guru Allama Prabhu had to initially face difficulties in enlisting her in the gatherings at Anubhavamantapa.

This dramatic situation of Kalyana Parva in Akka Mahadevi’s life is an indication of the beginning of the third phase of her life. All the Vedas, scriptures and Sacred lore, canons and codes Are but grist and husk ground in the mill.

Akka Mahadevi

Also it is the holy place for devotees of Shiva since before the 12th century. Akka’s spiritual journey ends at Kadali the nearby thick forest area of Shrisaila Srisailam where she is supposed to have experienced union aikya with Chennamallikarjuna.

Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi. If you will agree, agree; If you won’t don’t I can’t bear life unless I embrace you. 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. Bhakti recorded a rethinking of the ashrama dharma which suggested akkxmahadevi stages-of-life approach that began with the pursuit of education and ended with the pursuit of moksha.


A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman.

Alas, alas, I’m utterly lost Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows! EngvarB from August Use dmy dates from August All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing knnada references Articles with unsourced statements from August Commons category link is on Wikidata.

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She is known to have considered the god Shiva ‘Chenna Mallikarjuna’ as her husband, traditionally understood as the ‘madhura bhava’ kannads ‘madhurya’ form of devotion. After my consciousness was lost vachanagzlu Thee, Whom could I know? A parrot come into a cage remembering his mate, I remember. On the difficulty of devotion. Like an elephant lost from his herd suddenly captured, remembering his mountains, his Vindyas, I remember.

Akka leaves Kalyana with this following vachana:. Would a fly darting nearby know the smell of flowers as the bee would know?

She talks about cuckolding the husband with Shiva and taking her lord shiva as her husband. Her extant Vachana poems a form of spontaneous mystical poemsand the two short writings called Vadhanagalu and the Yogangatrividhi are considered her most notable contribution to Kannada literature.

Selected Vachana ‘s of Akkamahadevi Mystic poem,Sayings.

She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Xkkamahadevi. Get your Free Bingo game offline and enjoy the best Bingo game out there! What is the use of knowing everything If one does not know the self? Retrieved 14 April She found the company of such sharanas in BasavakalyanaBidar district. She rejected her life of luxury to live as a wandering fachanagalu, travelling throughout the region and singing praises to her Lord Shiva.

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Comparing human lovers to GOD: On her desire for a renewal of union with Shiva: Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her whole body was protected by hair. Akka utters many vachanas in praise of them.


During a time of strife and political uncertainty in the 12th. To support Kannada language as well as promote vachanas, we have released Akkamahadevi Vachanagalu.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: In search for her eternal soul mate, Lord Shiva, she made the aklamahadevi, flowers and birds her friends and companions, rejecting family life and worldly attachment. Tharu and Lalita also document a popular claim that a local Jain king named Kaushika sought to marry her, kannda that she rejected him, choosing instead to fulfil the claims of devotion to the deity Kannadq Shiva.

She went in search of fellow seekers or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning. The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”. Account Options Sign in.

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In another verse, she expresses the tension of being a wife and a devotee as. Retrieved 14 April — via www. This world and that other, cannot manage them both. 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 ].

Join the best religious and positive social network. 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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