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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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Akka’s poetry explores the themes of rejecting mortal love in favour of the everlasting love of God.

Tharu and Lalita also document a popular claim that a local Jain king named Kaushika sought to marry her, but that she rejected him, choosing instead to fulfil the claims of devotion to the deity Para Shiva.

Terming relationship with mortal men as unsatisfactory, Akka Mahadevi describes them as thorns hiding under smooth leaves, un-trustworthy. This world and that other, cannot manage them both. Eshtu Vacbana Neene Balavantha. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She was born in Udutadi, Karnataka to Nimalshetti and Sumati. Akka Mahadevi is said to have ended her journey at Kadali, a thick-forested area in Srisailam where she finally achieved her dream and experienced her spiritual union with Lord Shiva, whom she lovingly named Chenna Mallikarjuna.

A true ascetic, Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for kabnada woman. About her mortal husband she says “Take these husbands who die decay, and feed them to your kitchen fires! Retrieved 18 September A Study of Akka Mahadevi”.

The one-stop app to read Vachanagalu. Her non-traditional, non-conformist ways were not easily accepted, but as vacgana went on, her rebellious passion, rigorous devotion, and strength led her to being recognized as one of most prominent figures for female emancipation. Featured Vachanas at the top. Akka Mahadevi was born in in Udutadi or Udugani near the ancient city of Banavasi in the modern Shimoga district of Karnataka state, India.

Join the best religious kanada positive social network. Achutam Keshavam kannadq Lyrics. Hindi Bhajan – Bhakti Geet. Akka Mahadevi’s works are like the works of many other female Bhakti poets, also touches on themes of alienation: 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 All articles needing additional references Articles with unsourced statements from August Commons category link is on Wikidata.


Account Options Sign in. Akka Mahadevi’s works, like 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. Allama shows her the further way of attaining the transcendent bliss of ultimate kannzda with Lord Chenna Mallikarjuna. The Vachanas Of Virasaivite Women”.

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Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her whole body was protected by hair. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Yet the term Akka “elder Sister” ,ahadevi, which is an honorific given to her by great Veerashaiva saints such as Basavanna, Siddharama and Allamaprabhu is an indication of her contribution to the spiritual discussions held at the “Anubhava Mantapa”.

Akka was the first woman to have written vachana in Kannada, and wrote them with great spiritual depth and passion. She is considered by modern scholars to be a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation. Although she chose spiritual enlightenment and abandoned any worldly attachments, she did not achieve the respect of her male spiritual peers.

She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka.

Akka Mahadevi

Retrieved from ” https: She composed relatively fewer poems than other saints of the movement. 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. Unfortunately as time passed, King Kaushika was unable to bear that his vachama 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 Hanuman Chalisa HD Nahadevi. In the first phase she had renounced the worldly objects and attractions and in the second, discards the entire object based rules and regulations and in the third phase she starts her journey towards Srishila, where her eternal lover Chenna Mallikarjuna’s temple locates.


She is in hindsight seen as an inspirational woman for Kannada literature and the history of Karnataka.

According to one popular and widely-accepted legend, she soon caught the eye of a mahaadevi Jain king, Kaushika. 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 Virashaivaites Shiva devotees were bold, revolutionary, and socially forward for their time.

In fact it is here onwards that she becomes Akka, an elderly sister. Akka Mahadevi was known for her stunning beauty, and described as having long black sensual tresses of hair.

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Here, at the Anubhavamantapa, she took part in many spiritual discourses about philosophy and the attainment of moksha enlightenment. Husband inside, lover outside.

Akka was a revelation kxnnada in iannada she pursued enlightenment recording her journey in vachanas of simple language but great cognitive rigor. 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.

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.

Ramanujan who first popularised the vachanas by translating them into a collection called Speaking of Siva. Also it kn the holy place for devotees of Shiva since before the 12th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Women Writing in India: