Kannada Maarithande (ಕನ್ನದ ಮಾರಿತಂದೆ)
|Full Name:||Kannada Maarithande|
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):||Maarana Vairi Maareshwara|
|Kayaka (Occupation):||Was a thief later as a Sharana|
If I burgle at night
it is a disgrace to the Master who gave me the tools.
If I enter the house in stealth catching the people unaware
it is a disgrace to my knowledge of stealing. Waking up those who are asleep
and showing them their jewels
I brought mine
O father, Mareshwara enemy of Mara. [Vachana No.1617] 
Kannada Maarithande was a thief but gradually he followed the right path and became a devotee par excellence. His 4 vachanas have been found and they all have “Maarana Vairi Maareshwara” as the signature phrase. In all the four vachanas one finds the terms from the field of thieving and they are connected to the realm of spirituality.
 "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.
|Kannadi Kaayakada Revamma (ಕನ್ನಡಿ ಕಾಯಕದ ರೆವಮ್ಮ)||Karula Kethayya (ಕರುಳ ಕೇತಯ್ಯ)|
 From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.