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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Even if I want to stay apart, Your maya will not leave me; Even if I struggle against it, this maya stays unbroken; Your maya doesn’t leave even if one stands firm; Those struggling akkakahadevi break this maya Are themselves broken. Akka Mahadevi continues to occupy a significant place in popular culture and memory, with roads  and universities named after her.
She went in search of fellow seekers or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning. Allama shows her the further way of attaining the transcendent bliss of ultimate union with Lord Akkamahaddvi Mallikarjuna.
Bhakti recorded a rethinking of the ashrama dharma which suggested a stages-of-life approach that began with the pursuit of education and ended with the pursuit of moksha. So my lord Chennamallikarjuna is my husband.
Eshtu Sahasvantha Neene Balavantha. Akka Mahadevi was born in in Udutadi or Udugani near the ancient city of Banavasi in the modern Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India. 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 attachment. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Harihara’s account, which suggests that a marriage did take place, goes on to provide that when King Kaushika violated the conditions she had laid down, Akka Mahadevi left the palace, renouncing all her possessions including clothes, to travel to Srisailam, believed to be the home of the god Para Shiva.
There were immediate tensions, however, as Kausika was a Jain, a group that tended to be wealthy and was, as a result, much resented by the rest of the population. And on her determination to worship, no matter what: Would a weed on the riverbank know such depths of water as the lotus would know?
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. When one knows in oneself Why ask others? Comparing human lovers to GOD: Retrieved 18 September What is the use of knowing everything If one does not know the self? 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.
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What else you want ? – akka mahAdevi vachana
She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman akkamabadevi Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka.
I love the Beautiful One with no bond nor fear, no clan no land, no landmarks, for his beauty. Women Saints in Medieval South India”. 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.
Achutam Keshavam with Lyrics. After my body became Thyself, whom could I serve?
What else you want ?
Don’t say they have bodies who have your love, O lord Chennamallikarjuna. Her extant Vachana poems a form of spontaneous mystical poemsand the two short writings called Mantrogopya and the Yogangatrividhi are considered her most notable contribution to Kannada literature. The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”.
Wikisource has original text related to this article: She rejected her life of luxury to live as a wandering poet-saint, travelling throughout the region and singing praises to her Lord Shiva. Selected Vachana ‘s of Akkamahadevi Mystic poem,Sayings. Like an elephant lost from his herd suddenly captured, remembering his mountains, his Vindyas, I remember.
On the difficulty of devotion. 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. Akka’s poetry explores the themes of rejecting mortal love in favour of the everlasting love of God. Akka Mahadevi describes her love for Lord Shiva as adulterous, viewing her husband and his parents as impediments to her union with her Lord.
Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi.