|Full Name:||Kola Shaantayya|
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):||Punyaaranyadahana Bhimeshwaralinga Nirangasanga|
|Kāyaka (Occupation):||a Cowherd|
Holding a staff and a begging bowl
Wandering in the guise of Shiva for the sake of belly
Is mere child’s play and not attaining Shivahood.
Give up these meaningless words
Understand the origin of the three letters
Punyaaranyadahana Bhimeshwaralinga Nirangasanga. [Vachana No.1628] 
Kola Shaantayya followed the occupation of a cowherd and is well-known in the field of vachana literature. One of the three compilations of Sakala Puraatanara Vachana begins with his works. There are references to him in Chennabasavapurana and Bhyraveshwarakavya Kathaasutrarathnakara.
There is a math in Arasikere in Bellary district where he is worshipped. So it is possible that he belongs to this area. His 103 vachanas are extant with the signature phrase Punyaaramyadahana Bhimeshwaralinga. Most of them are esoteric. They deal with the nature of devotion, the manner of a sadguru, and criticism of the hypocrites.
A guru who gave ishtalinga without knowing
Became like a moth drawn by flames.
A disciple who received Ishtalinga from a such a guru
Became like a fly caught by the spider.
It was like union between a slave maid and a slave.
What use of all this?
Punyaaranyaadahana Bhimeshwaralinga Nirangasanga [Vachana No.1633] 
 Vachana in "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana
Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru
 Shivasharaneyaru, by: Shri Somashekhar Munavalli and Shri Siddhayya Puranik, 1994, Pub: Shree Basaveshwara Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad-580003.
 Heaven of Equality, Transalted by: Dr. C. R.Yaravintelimath and Dr. M. M. Kalburgi, 2003, Pub: Shree Basaveshwara Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad-580003.
|Vokkaliga Muddanna (ಒಕ್ಕಲಿಗ ಮುದ್ದಣ್ಣ)||Angasonkina Lingatande|
 From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.