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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Two narratives of his life have developed, named after the two important poets who have focused on Allamaprabhu’s life, are known as Harihara tradition and Chaamarasa tradition. Contents Allama prabhu muraleedhara upadhya Biography Poems Virasaiva and the vachanakaras Social concerns Philosophy and religiosity Writings on Allama Prabhu References Allama Prabhu used poetry, now part of Vachana Sahitya literature, to criticise rituals and social conventions, to breakdown social barriers and to emphasize moral values and devotional worship of Shiva.

Allama Prabhu (ಅಲ್ಲಮ ಪ್ರಭು)

Other versions by Halage AryaSiddhalingayati and Siddaveerannodaya are considered refinements. Not much is known about his boyhood.

The tiger-headed deer, the deer-headed tiger, Joined at the waist. Himself into Self having joined with great yoke, For him there’s no dual, no unity broke, O Lord of the Caves! Rice characterises Vachana poems as brief parallelistic allusive poems, each ending with one of the popular local names of the god Shiva and preaching the common folk detachment from worldly pleasures and adherence to devotion to vachanzs god Shiva Shiva Bhakti.

Allama died in Kadalivana near Srishila Andhra Pradeshand legend has it that he “became one with the linga prabbu. During the fifteenth century Virashaiva priests consolidated the Virashaiva lore, over-emphasizing the theological and meta-physical aspects, and ignoring the socio-political aspects. Look here, the legs are two wheels; the body is a wagon, full of things Five men drive the wagon and one man is not like another.


It was compiled in four versions starting with the anthologist Shivaganaprasadi Mahadevaiah in c.

I saw the temple fleeing, when God came. Nagaraj explains that Allama’s “insistence on opaque and mysterious modes of metaphor is in vachnas contrast with the emotionally transparent model of bhakti. However, all his poems are non-sectarian and some of them even use straight forward language. These poems are known to cover an entire range, from devotion to final union with God.

His wisdom is reflected in his poems—only a small portion of which are on the devotee aspect. In this vachana, Allama Prabhu mocks the mere mortals who are subdued by the materialistic world. Prabhu is the patron saint Prabhu, lit, “Master” ,the undisputed spiritual wllama, and an integral part of the Lingayata lit, “Devotees of the god Para-Shiva or Lingadeva” movement that decisively shaped society in medieval Karnataka and forever changed the contour parbhu popular Kannada poetry.

Allama Prabhu – Wikipedia

With mind given rest from its usual toil, For him who has merged his own Self with the Lord, All thoughts of attainment his knowledge be spoil. Where is the myrobalan, child of the hills, And where the sea-bred salt?

He compares this mundane world to a well baavi. Puneet Varma Editor I am a dreamer who dreams of a world full of good people helping eachother. These positive qualities of love, compassion and fortitude alone take the shivayogi on a vwchanas task of reaching Aikya Sthala.

In the Kritayuga If the guru beat and taught wisdom to the pupil I said it was great kkannada. In his grief, Allama abandoned everything and began to wander. Lord of the caves! He describes the techniques of pranayama and kundalini yoga in the next few lines. His poems use the phrase “Lord of the caves” or “Guheswara” to refer to Shiva, and this practice states Subramanian is because Allama Prabhu received his enlightenment in a cave temple.


Allegoric Vachanas of Allama Prabhu

Part of a series on. Indian Branch, Oxford University Press published Wherever one steps on earth is a pilgrim place [3]. With proper intellect kaannada will power, the negative emotions can be removed or replaced with positive emotions such as love and devotion.

The saint gave him a linga icon, blessed him with knowledge on god, and, Allama was enlightened and transformed into a seeker of spirituality. However, translations and interpretations help in educating people who are interested in understanding the concepts of any deep philosophy without having to spend their lifetime learning the language in which it is written.

He was a contemporary of the other famous Veerashaiva devotee-poets sharanasBasavanna and Akka Mahadevi. The two faculties children of humans, the body and mind forms the cradle, the five children in the cradle are the five senses.

It is curious that he has expressed his experiences in a mystical language. Allama Prabhu spread his message with songs, playing a lyre prabgu he wandered from place to place. He began to dig about it until he found the doorway and managed to enter the excavated temple-cave. He compares his body to a farm filled with dirt, mud, weeds and wild plants.

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