But the crowning glory of Anubhava Mantapa was Allama Prabhu, the great sage for his allegoric vachanas, known as “beDagina vachana” in Kannada. In this vachana, Allama Prabhu mocks the mere mortals who are subdued by the.

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Many of his poems are addressed to Shiva as Guhesvara or “the Lord of Caves. He has written vachanas, swaravachanas, creation vachanas and mystic kannaa under the signature Guheshwara. Allama uses this metaphor to show us that we have it all within us and all we have to do is exercise the will to begin the journey towards happiness. The grief-stricken Allama wandered aimlessly, arriving at a kqnnada temple, where he met the saint Animisayya or Animisha, “the open eyed one”.

Allzma proper intellect and will power, the negative emotions can be removed or replaced with positive emotions such as love and devotion. In the well of this wide wild world Using my breath as a rope, and my chakras as a pulley, drawing buckets of spiritual waters, I nourished my farm Chasing the five invading animals, with compassion and forbearance to guard my farm, Staying awake day and night, I raised the plant of Self, O Guheshwara!

Allegoric Vachanas of Allama Prabhu

I saw the fragrance fleeing, when the bee came, What a wonder! Basavanna, you are like the earthworm unsoiled, You are like the lotus in water, touching yet not touched, You are like the pearl formed in water, yet is not water. Sadarangani, Neeti M Allama Prabhu propagated the unitary consciousness of Self and Shiva, using poetry to express this unity.


Early 12th century [1] BalligaviShimoga districtKarnatakaIndia. By the time he reached the prime of youth, he had become well-versed in parbhu the drum in the service of Lord Mudhukesvara.

In the words of the scholar Ramanujan, to a saint like Allama, vachanae butterfly has no memory of the caterpillar”. He chided him by saying, ‘you who presume to place Him before you and converse with Him, do not have any understanding of Him! Saint Animisayya or Animisha, “the one without eyelids”, “the open eyed one” initiated Allamaprabhu into Lingayathism which emphasizes the worship of Ishtalinga. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Indian Branch, Oxford University Press published Allama died in Kadalivana near Srishila Andhra Pradeshand legend has it that he “became one with the linga “. During the fifteenth century Virashaiva priests consolidated the Virashaiva lore, over-emphasizing the theological and meta-physical aspects, and kannadw the socio-political aspects.

All you have to do is to bring them in contact with each other and lo and behold! He describes the techniques of pranayama and kundalini yoga in the next few lines.

Allama Prabhu – Wikipedia

Jangama wandering mystic Speciality: Although Allama Prabhu and the Vacanas have been qualified as bhakti poets, [31] [32] D. Allama’s pen name, ankita or mudraGuheshvara the god who stays with every one in the heart cave also spelt Guheswara or Guhesvaralit”Lord of the caves”which he used in most of his poems is said to be a celebration of his experience in the cave temple.

He has written vachanas, swaravachanas, creation vachanas and mystic chants under the signature Guheshwara. But when one studies the symbols and metaphors, one understands the depth and the beauty of the vachana.

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Sharana names G, J. The poems give little information about Allama’s early life and ,annada experiences before enlightenment. Only those who can cut through the chilling waters called samsara, sensual pleasures, can enjoy the abidance in themselves, he says. The Shoonya Sampadane is a result of this consolidation, which is “a far cry from the socio-political pre-occupations of the twelfth-century movement.

What are Allegoric Vachanas? He aallama his vachanas to spread Virasaivism, which is monotheistic kannaada nondualistic, and has a strong egalitarian message. A poem of his mocks at Akka Mahadevi for covering her nudity with tresses, while flaunting it to the world at the same time, in an act of rejection of pleasures. Nevertheless, Prabuh philosophy is described aknnada monism and also as non-dualism “advaita”.

On the interplay between the various Indian traditions, and the development of the Prabhk hegemony, see: The Shoonya Sampadane is a result of this consolidation, which is “a far cry from the socio-political pre-occupations of the twelfth-century movement.

Allama Prabhu spread his message with songs, playing a lyre as he wandered from place to place. The biographical details of Allama Prabhu that can be historically verified are scanty, and much that is known about him is from hagiographic legends.