Hadapada Appanna (ಹಡಪದ ಅಪ್ಪಣ್ಣ)

Hadapada Lingamma (ಹಡಪದ ಲಿಂಗಮ್ಮ)

Hadapada Rechanna (ಹಡಪದ ರೇಚಣ್ಣ)

Haralayya and Kalyanamma

Havinhaala Kallayya (ಹಾವಿನಹಾಳ ಕಲ್ಲಯ್ಯ)

Hemagalla Hampa (ಹೇಮಗಲ್ಲ ಹಂಪ)

Hendada Maarayya (ಹೆಂಡದ ಮಾರಯ್ಯ)

Hodehulla Bankanna (ಹೊಡೆಹುಲ್ಲ ಬಂಕಣ್ಣ)

Hunjina Kaalagada Daasayya

Kaadasiddheshwara (ಕಾಡ ಸಿದ್ಧೇಶ್ವರ)

Kaalakanniya Kaamamma (ಕಾಲಕಣ್ಣಿಯ ಕಾಮಮ್ಮ)

Kaalavve (ಕಾಳವ್ವೆ)

Kaatakutayyagala Punyasthree Rechavve (ಕಾಟಕೂಟಗಳ ಪುಣ್ಯಸ್ತ್ರೀ ರೆಚವ್ವೆ)

Kadira Remmavve (ಕದಿರೆ ರೆಮ್ಮವ್ವ/ರೆಮ್ಮವ್ವೆ)

Kalaketayya (ಕಲಕೇತಯ್ಯ)

Kannada Maarithande

Kannadi Kaayakada Ammidevayya

Kannadi Kaayakada Revamma (ಕನ್ನಡಿ ಕಾಯಕದ ರೆವಮ್ಮ)

Karasthalada Mallikaarjunadeva (ಕರಸ್ಥಳದ ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನದೇವ)

Karula Kethayya (ಕರುಳ ಕೇತಯ್ಯ)

Keelarada Bheemanna (ಕೀಲಾರದ ಭಿಮಣ್ಣ)

Kethaladevi (ಕೇತಲದೇವಿ)

Kinnari Brahmayya (ಕಿನ್ನರಿ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಯ್ಯ)

Kola Shaantayya

Koogina Maarayya (ಕೂಗಿನ ಮಾರಯ್ಯ)

Kottanada Somamma (ಕೊಟ್ಟಣದ ಸೊಮ್ಮಮ್ಮ/ಸೊಮ್ಮವ್ವೆ)

Kushtagi Karibasaveshwara (ಕುಷ್ಟಗಿ ಕರಿಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ)

Molige Maaraya

Full Name: Molige(Moligeya) Maaraya
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Nikhalanka Mallikarjuna
Kāyaka (Occupation): He was a king, later a wood cutter
Special feature: Abandoning his kingdom and royal life settled down to a life of simplicity and contentment.

Prayer is needed until one knows awareness;
Worship is needed until one knows grace;
Ritual is needed until one knows oneself;
One should worship as long as there is death,
karma, knowledge, feeling and ego;
Forgetting oneself if one can stay with the divine
and be naked, he need have no fear anywhere
O Nikhalanka Mallikarjuna
[Vachana No.1971] [1]

Moligeya Marayya

Molige Maaraya was a king from Kashmir region. His original name was Mahaadeva Bhoopla. His wife was Ganadevi. Hearing about Basavanna’s greatness they both came to Kalyaana renouncing their kingdom. A king of Kashmir, Molige Maarayya came to Kalyana, and abandoning his kingdom and royal life settled down to a life of simplicity and contentment.

They called themselves Maarayya and Maahadevi and followed the occupation of selling firewood in Kalyana. One of the chapters of Shoonyasampadane carries the details of the legend pertaining to their life. 808 of his vachanas with the signature Nihkalanka Mallikaarjuna are traced to his authorship. These vachanas are a testimony to his erudition and literary capabilities. They deal with many philosophical, religious, social and mystical topics.

The conjugal life of Maarayya and Mahãdvi is very exemplary, and it goes to prove that husband and wife are equal in all respects and are entitled to attain salvation through conjugal happiness.

References

[1] Vachana in "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.
[2] Shivasharaneyaru, by: Shri Somashekhar Munavalli and Shri Siddhayya Puranik, 1994, Pub: Shree Basaveshwara Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad-580003.
[3] Heaven of Equality, Transalted by: Dr. C. R.Yaravintelimath and Dr. M. M. Kalburgi, 2003, Pub: Shree Basaveshwara Peetha, Karnataka University Dharwad-580003.

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[1] From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.