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Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. This site uses un. To support Kannada language as well as promote vachanas, we have released Basavanna Vachanas. This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa. The evidence from these three compositions vachanaggalu shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!

Listen to this vachana here: Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new? But this song is also significant in other ways. There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. Basavanna was a 12th-century Hindu philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet in the Niraakaara Shiva-focussed Bhakti movement and a social reformer during the reign of the Kalachuri-dynasty king Bijjala I in Karnataka, India.

If you happen to know a link, please pass it on! The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: And, if you are keen on reading more vachanas, but do not know kannaDa, here is your best bet — A collection of vachanas tranlated in English by Prof A K Ramanujam: There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day ih of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century. Indian calendar with Panchang, Festivals, Holidays and Horoscope for Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.


This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases.

Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: We are so close to the magical vwchanagalu 32! Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka.

Malahari So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving vaachanagalu list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries.

Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. How unfortunate for us?

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A very popular novel which makes a very special place in your heart. And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna.


Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Baasavanna intensely Oh the lord of kUDala sangama!

As the chief minister of his kingdom, he introduced new public institutions such as the Anubhava Mantapa or, the “hall of spiritual experience” ,which welcomed kannda and women from all socio-economic backgrounds to discuss spiritual and mundane questions of life, in open. Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord vschanagalu kUDala sangamais fond of devotion!

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Philosophy quotes from the Worlds greatest Philosophers. Kalyani has passed the test of time. However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly.

My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play. We hope it not only does promote kannada but also teach us valuable lessons which we can use in daily life Read Basavanna Vachana in Kannada and share them via Whatsapp or any other option. Basavanna, basavannw social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. Facebook page of My Book. And here is the tranlation: