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Author: Shiva Prakash,Vinaya Chaitanya
ISBN13: 978-0300165272
Title: Songs for Siva: Vacanas of Akka Mahadevi (Sacred Literature Trust Series)
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Language: English
Category: Poetry
Publisher: Yale University Press (December 18, 2010)
Pages: 150

Songs for Siva: Vacanas of Akka Mahadevi (Sacred Literature Trust Series) by Shiva Prakash,Vinaya Chaitanya



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Hailed as an early feminist literary voice, Akka Mahadevi was born in twelfth-century Karnataka. As a child she was initiated into the worship of Channamallikarjuna, her village’s version of Siva. Her vacanas, a new populist literary form meaning literally "to give one’s word" – demonstrate both her radical devotion to Siva and the commitment to equality her Virasaiva poetry embodied. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Outsider Designations and Boundary Construction in the New Testament: Early Christian Communities and the Formation of Group Identity. Paul Raymond Trebilco.

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The International Sacred Literature Trust was established to publish worldwide, in contemporary and literary English, the great songs, poetry, stories, and teachings from the spiritual heritage of humanity. Its aim is to foster open and informed discussion within and between faiths, as well as across the religious-secular divide, drawing upon the spiritual wisdom of the past in developing insight for the future. Vacanas of Akka Mahadevi Translated by Vinaya Chaitanya Foreword by .

About the Book The cults of Ganesa and Karttikeya have been dealt with by competent scholars ever since serious studies on Indian religion, art and iconography began but still the need for a proper systematization of existing knowledge on the subject has been acutely felt in recent years. This is largely because of the regional and chronological aspects of the studies made. This book is a modest attempt at fulfilling this need  . Songs for Siva (Vacanas of Akka Mahadevi).

Hailed as early feminist literary voice, Akka Mahadevi was born in the twelfth-century in the southwest Indian province of Karnatka. As a child she was initiated into the worship of Channamallikarjuna (translated here as 'jasmine-tender'), her village's version of Siva. She was forced to marry her region's ruler.

Series: Sacred Literature Trust Series. It also suffered from being known as the work of a "modern" writer, in medieval Spain, instead of being offered, like the "Zohar," as a rediscovered text from the time of the Talmudic sages.

Hailed as an early feminist literary voice. Akka Mahadevi was born in the twelfth century in the southwest Indian province of Karnatka. As a child she was initiated into the worship of Channamallikarjuna (translated here as "jasmine-tender"), her village's version of Siva. She was forced to marry her region's rule, but, because she had become so ardently devoted to the god, she let her husband and all her possessions and wandered alone-a naked poet-saint covered only by her long hair. Her vacanas-a new populist literary form meaning literally "to give one's word"-demonstrate both her radical devotion to Siva and the radical commitment to equality her Virasaiva poetry embodied.