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)

Sakalesha Maadarasa (ಸಕಲೇಶ ಮಾದರಸ)

Full Name: Sakalesha Maadarasa
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Sakaleshwaradeva
Kayaka (Occupation): A scholar and a musician

Infinite are the addictions of food and carnal pleasure;
infinite are the wearers of ochre garb.
O Sakaleshwaradeva, rare are those
who know none other than you.
[Vachana No.2057] [1]

Sakalesha Maadarasa was a senior contemporary of Basavanna and ruler of Kallukurike. Mallikaarjuna was his father. Kereya Padmarasa, Kumaara Padmarasa and Padmaanka were the poets hailing from his family. He came to Kalyaana renouncing everthying and became a sharana. After the revolution of Kalyaana he went to Srishaila and died there. He was a scholar and a musician. He played on stringed instruments. 133 of vachanas with the signature phrase Sakaleshwaradeva are available. Many of his vachanas refer to details of his personal life and discuss some issues of musicology.

Nothing is meaner than desire;
none is greater than the desire-less.
No religion is greater than compassion;
no help is greater than reason.
To all things animate and inanimate,
there is no other god than Sakaleshwara.
[Vachana No.2059] [1]

You may build a tank,
but can you fill it with water?
You may give arms to a person,
but can you give him courage?
You may get a man to marry,
but can you make him potent?
You may show the absolute to a person,
but can you etch its thought in his mind?
As the worldly adage-
‘reading is one-fourths, but wit three-fourths,’ goes
by guru’s grace alone none can reach his goal,
Sakaleshwaradeva.
[Vachana No.2063] [1]

Our maker is the only god,
truth is the only good word;
practice of service is the only discipline;
there is no other god, no other discipline,
no other good words.
This is the ancient's path that pleased Sakaleshwara the great.
Trust him and you will be benefited.
[Vachana No.2064]

References

[1] "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.

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