Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) was one of the early female poets of the Kannada language and a prominent personality in the. Akka Mahadevi was a twelfth century Kannada poet, saint, and mystic (c. Akka was the first woman to have written vachana in Kannada, and wrote them with. VJachanas of Akkamahadevi, one of the greatest Kannada poets of the twelfth At the same time Akkamahadevi’s vachanas are full of images of a journey.

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The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”. She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of the movement. 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.

Hanuman Chalisa HD Sound. She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of the movement. Akka was a revelation here in that she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor. In her birthplace of Udutadi stands a statue of Akka Mahadevi, with long beautiful tresses of hair covering her body. This section needs additional citations for verification.

Based on the use of her ankitaabout lyric poems or vachanas are attributed to Akka Mahadevi. As her devotion grew, her worship of Lord Shiva took on a madhurya form of devotion, where she saw the Lord as her only true love. 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.

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About her mortal husband she says “Take these husbands who die decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires! Unfortunately as time passed, King Kaushika was unable to bear that his wife was devoted to another man Lord Shiva and angrily declared that he would not permit this anymore.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat It is said that Mahadevi was married by arrangement to Kausika but later did not as the king disrespected some conditions set by her. Her non-conformist ways caused a lot of consternation in a conservative society and even her eventual guru Allama Prabhu had to initially face difficulties in enlisting her in the gatherings at Anubhavamantapa. A Study of Akka Mahadevi”.

Akka Mahadevi

Her vachana continue to inspire many women today. Akka Mahadevi was born in in Udutadi or Udugani near the ancient city of Banavasi in the modern Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India.

During a time of strife and political uncertainty in the 12th. Her extant Vachana poems a form of spontaneous mystical poems mauadevi, and the two short writings called Mantrogopya and the Yogangatrividhi are considered her most notable contribution to Kannada literature.

Women Saints in Medieval South India”. Akka Mahadevi was a twelfth century Kannada poet, saint, and mystic mahaevi. People, male and female, blush when a cloth covering their shame comes loose When the lord of lives lives drowned without a face in the world, how can you be modest?

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She was born in Udutadi, Karnataka to Nimalshetti and Sumati. 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 vadhana Para Shiva.

Here, at the Anubhavamantapa, she took part in many spiritual discourses about philosophy and the attainment of moksha enlightenment. In another verse, she expresses the tension of being a wife and a devotee as.

Although she chose spiritual enlightenment and abandoned any worldly attachments, she did not achieve the respect of her male spiritual peers. Retrieved from ” https: Akka Mahadevi is often compared to Mirabai.

Akka Mahadevi describes her love for Lord Shiva as adulterous, viewing her husband and his parents as impediments to her union with her Lord. 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.

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She found the company of such sharanas in BasavakalyanaBidar district. One of her lyrics, for instance, appears to record her experiences of leaving her place of her birth and family in order to pursue Para Shiva.

She went in search of fellow seekers or sharanas because the company of the saintly or sajjana sanga is believed to hasten learning. Retrieved 18 September