Basava Vachana

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vgovindan
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#1 Basava Vachana

Post by vgovindan » 10 Jul 2018, 08:37

I came across the following beautiful poem. Though I do not know Kannada, I was overwhelmed by the depth of the vachana -

Kannada Script
ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಯವ ದಂಡಿಗೆಯ ಮಾಡಯ್ಯ
ಎನ್ನ ಶಿರವ ಸೋರೆಯ ಮಾಡಯ್ಯ
ಎನ್ನ ನರಗಳ ತಂತಿಯ ಮಾಡಯ್ಯ
ಬತ್ತೀಸ ರಾಗವ ಹಾಡಯ್ಯ
ಉರದಲೊತ್ತಿ ಬಾರಿಸು ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ!

English Transliteration
enna kAyava daMDigeya mADayya
enna shirava sOreya mADayya
enna naragaLa tantiya mADayya
battIsa rAgava hADayya
uradalotti bArisu kUDalasangama dEva 

English Translation 
Make my body the fretboard,
Make my head resonator
Make my nerves into the strings
Sing thirtytwo rAgas
Play intensely, Oh koodalasangama dEva*! 

http://www.learnkannada.in/2016/05/basa ... g.html?m=1
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#2 Re: Basava Vachana

Post by Sachi_R » 10 Jul 2018, 09:22

Yes, Govindan sir,
An immeasurable treasure and heritage for Kannada lies in Vachanas and Dasara Padas.

These poets were first and foremost mystics and men of realisation. They sang in a simple language to share with everyone the joy of their realization.

Kudalasangama is a holy place where so. many Shiva Sharanas came together!
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