Akka Mahadevi

Akka Mahadevi Akka Mahadevi one of the early female poets in the Kannada language was a prominent figure of the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the century Karnataka.

“In childhood a female must be subject to her father, in youth to her husband, when her lord is dead to her sons; a woman must never be independent….If a wife obeys her husband, she will for that (reason alone) be exalted in heaven.” –Manu Smriti[1] ***  “I have nothing to do with the husbands of this world”- Akka Mahadevi.

Akka Mahadevi in samadhi, nude but draped in her flowing hair.

Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ)

Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ)

Sadhguru tells us about Akka Mahadevi, a woman who defied a king and walked naked out of her devotion to the Adiyogi.

The Stone Panels in the Dhyanalinga Inner Parikrama depict transformative moments in the lives of various devotees.

“I’m married to Shiva” – A Webcomic

“I’m Married to Shiva” - Sadhguru tells us about Akka Mahadevi, one of the many intense women who were absolutely devoted to Shiva, the Adiyogi.

Akka Mahadevi holding Ishta Linga in her Right hand

Akka Mahadevi holding Ishta Linga in her Right hand

Akka Mahadevi 1130 - 1160 Devotee of Shiva and poet in Kannada language

Akka Mahadevi 1130 - 1160 Devotee of Shiva and poet in Kannada language

Breath for fragrance  by Akka Mahadevi    English version by A. K. Ramanujan  Original Language Kannada    Breath for fragrance,  who needs flowers?    With peace, patience, forgiving and self-command,  who needs the Ultimate Posture?    The whole world become oneself  who needs solitude,    O lord white as jasmine.

Breath for fragrance by Akka Mahadevi English version by A. K. Ramanujan Original Language Kannada Breath for fragrance, who needs flowers? With peace, patience, forgiving and self-command, who needs the Ultimate Posture? The whole world become oneself who needs solitude, O lord white as jasmine.

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Akkamahadevi_Udathadi-a brilliant medieval Kannada poet, rebel and mystic

Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) or Mahadevi or Mahadeviyakkha, a brilliant medieval Kannada poet, rebel and mystic, was a prominent figure of the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the 12th century Karnataka. Her Vachanas in Kannada, a form of didactic poetry are considered her greatest contribution to Kannada Bhakti literature. It is said that she was the first woman to write Vachanas in Kannada literature.

Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) or Mahadevi or Mahadeviyakkha, a brilliant medieval…

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