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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In the first phase she had renounced the worldly objects and attractions and in the second, discards the entire object based rules and regulations and in the third phase she starts her journey towards Srishila, where her eternal lover Chenna Mallikarjuna’s temple locates. Who can the wine and water part.

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.

The Times of India. O mercy maker, I am afraid of your maya, O supreme master, Channamallikarjuna, jasmine-tender, Have mercy. What is the purpose of my life if I have no knowledge of You?

Akkamahadevi Vachanas

Will a cuckoo sing without fresh green sprouts of mango tree? One of her lyrics, for instance, appears to record her experiences of leaving her place of her birth and family in order to pursue Shiva.

And shall not I now take on Thine? For hunger, there is the village rice in the begging bowl, For thirst, there are tanks and streams and wells For sleep temple ruins do well For the company of the soul I have you, Chenna Mallikarjuna.

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After my mind became Thyself, whom could I invoke? What good is beauty if that beautiful person is not virtuous? How could I hold together in my hand Two different fruits, O Chennamallikarjuna?

Governer of Karnataka H. Channamallikarjuna, Yourself becoming knowledge, Showed me the way. 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. Ramanujan who first popularised the vachanas by translating them into a collection called Speaking of Siva.

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

Akka Mahadevi

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. She went in search of fellow seekers or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning.

Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems akkamahadevi vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi. How to Practice Shiva-yoga?

If one can single out the body’s ways it’s great to have bodies. What good is wealth if a wealthy person cannot be compassionate? Thou for ever hast affirmed.

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I am ready for your sake To dare the worst To die this instant The readiness is all Oh! Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her whole body was protected by hair.


Akka Mahadevi – Wikipedia

Akka Mahadevi describes fachanas love for Lord Shiva as adulterous, viewing her husband and his parents as impediments to her union with her Lord. To the yogi, your maya became the yogini; To the ascetic, maya was the fair woman ascetic. Like treasure hidden in the ground taste in the fruit gold in the rock oil in the seed the Absolute hidden away in the heart no one can know the ways of our lord Chenna Akkamahadei 3.

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. Why grind this, why winnow? When one knows in oneself Why ask others?

Akka utters many vachanas in praise of them. About her mortal husband she says “Take these husbands who die decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires! With what mind, then, to meditate, O Lord, and with what mind engage In the world’s business, pray?

Yet strike my strings and tears shall shine. I will have none of them. On her desire for a akkamahaddvi of union with Shiva: