There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century. Selected Basavanna Vachanas, 12th Century Basava Vachanas.
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Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. The dress — locks of hair, ashes and rudrashaka baasavanna — place a man beyond the cycle of birth and death. Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Several works are attributed to Basava, which are revered in the Lingayat community.
So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries.
Guru Basava Selected Vachanas
This movement shared its roots in the ongoing Tamil Bhakti movementparticularly the Shaiva Nayanars traditions, over the 7th- to 11th-century. Malahari So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries. Basava advocated the wearing of Ishtalingaa necklace with pendant that contains a small Shiva linga.
First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: Basava advocated that every human being was equal, irrespective of caste, and that all forms of manual labor was equally important. Other hagiographic works gachana the 15th-century Mala Basava-raja-charitre and the 17th-century Vrishabhendra Vijayaboth in Kannada.
Michael states, “All Vachana collections as they exist at present are probably much later than the 15th-century [ years post-Basava].
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Scholars state that the poems and legends about Basava were written down long after Basava’s death. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana.
The king also married Basava’s sister named Padmavati. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?
Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Much critical labor needs to be spent in determining the authenticity of portions of these collections”. This approach brought Shiva’s presence to everyone and at all times, without gender, class or caste basavannz. Towards the end of the 20th century, Michael estimates, one sixth of the population of the state of Karnataka, or about 10 million people, were Lingayat Hindus, or of the tradition championed by Basava.
There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. Listen to this vachana here: My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play.
This path offers nothing less than liberation in this lifetime. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. The evidence from these three compositions also shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!
And here is the tranlation: Wikisource has original text related to this article: The form of that divine linga is the true God. Temples, ancient books represented the former, while work and discussion represented the latter.
The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna.
Basava Vachana Galary
As the chief minister of his kingdom, he introduced new public institutions such as the Anubhava Mantapa or, the “hall of spiritual experience” which welcomed men and women from all socio-economic backgrounds to discuss spiritual and mundane questions of life, in open.
There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century.
It follows the path of liberation. While Basava rejected rituals, he encouraged icons and symbols such as the wearing of Istalinga necklace with personal linga, symbol of Shivaof Rudraksha seeds or beads on parts of one body, and apply Vibhuti sacred ash on forehead as a constant reminder of one’s devotion and principles of faith.
Kalyani has passed the test of time. Basava is credited with uniting diverse spiritual trends during his era. Facebook page of My Book. Many contemporary Vachanakaras people who have scripted Vachanas have described him as Swayankrita Sahajawhich means “self-made”. The rich will make temples for Shiva, What shall I, a poor man do?
Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be! If you happen to know a link, please pass it on! Basava married a cousin from his mother side. Retrieved 18 June The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Articles having different image on Wikidata and Wikipedia All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Commons category link is on Wikidata.
Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. However, Basava championed devotional worship that rejected temple worship and rituals led by Brahmins, and replaced it with personalized direct worship of Shiva through practices such as individually worn icons and symbols like a small linga. Basavana Bagewadiin Bijapur district, KarnatakaIndia.
But Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna. However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. Retrieved from ” https: Basava emphasized constant personal spiritual development as the path to profound enlightenment. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Its eternally blissful form is the beginning of the beginning.
He is also known as Bhaktibhandari literally, the treasurer of devotion Basavanna elder brother Basava or Basaveswara Lord Basava.