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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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.

Ramanujanwho interprets it as ‘Lord white as jamine’. With what mind, then, to meditate, O Lord, and with what mind engage In the world’s business, pray? How could I hold together in my hand Two different fruits, O Chennamallikarjuna? Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a significant place in popular culture and memory, with roads [14] and universities named after her.

In another verse, she expresses the tension of being a wife and a devotee as. Would a circling surface vulture know such depths of sky as the moon would know? If you will agree, agree; If you won’t don’t I can’t bear life unless I embrace you.

Akka Mahadevi – Wikipedia

She is considered by modern scholars to be a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation. So my lord Chennamallikarjuna is my husband. What is the use of knowing everything If one does not know the self? Would a weed on the riverbank know such depths of water as the lotus would know?


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Akka Mahadevi

Maya is akamahadevi, samsara the cycle of rebirth: The Times of India. She found the company of such sharanas in BasavakalyanaBidar district.

O lord Chennamallikarjuna only you would know the way of your devotees: Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her whole body was protected by hair. The body’s wrong is like mother turning vampire. Akka Mahadevi’s works, akkamahaddvi 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.

Husband inside, lover outside. Eshtu Sahasvantha Neene Balavantha. It is said that Mahadevi was married by arrangement to Kausika but later did not as the king disrespected some conditions set by her.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Alas, alas, I’m akkamahaeevi lost Between this world and the other world, Like a calf loosed to suck two cows! I know you through yourself. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A parrot come into a cage remembering his mate, I remember.

I love him O mother. Like a statue listening To the recital of a wax parrot, The one reciting has no life, The listener has no knowledge; The devotion of one Who does akkamahadevii know you Is like the statue listening to the wax parrot, O Channamallikarjuna. Take these husbands who die, decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires! 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 Kanbada articles needing additional references Articles with unsourced statements from August Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Akka’s spiritual journey ends at Kadali the nearby thick forest area of Shrisaila Srisailam where akkamahacevi is supposed to have experienced union aikya with Chennamallikarjuna. About her mortal husband she says “Take these husbands who die decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires!

What else you want ? – akka mahAdevi vachana

Retrieved 14 April Account Options Sign in. If you will be pleased, be pleased, If you won’t, don’t I can’t bear life unless I worship you. Women Writing in India: After my body became Thyself, whom could I serve? She rejected her life of luxury to live as a wandering poet-saint, travelling throughout the region and singing praises to her Lord Shiva. There were immediate tensions, however, as Kausika ih a Jain, a group that tended to be wealthy and was, as a result, much resented by the rest of the population.

When you behead the mind that Flows here and there, O Channamallikarjuna, Then remains eternal space. Journal of the American Oriental Society. If one could draw the fangs of a snake and charm the snake to play, it’s great to have snakes.