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Agghavani Hampayya (ಅಘ್ಘವಣಿ ಹಂಪಯ್ಯ)

Full Name: Agghavani Hampayya
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Hampiya Virupa
Kayaka (Occupation): Supplying agghavani (ritual water) to the devotees


Devotee does not utter a lie,
devotee does not succumb to desires.
For him attractions are worthless like hay.
Devotee does not desire mercy is in his hands.
Memory is his slave, he does not know anger.
Three kinds of worries do not touch him.
There are no expanses as he is effective including the linga.
His path is new to the world,
the path of the world is new to him.
He meditates on Linga and Linga meditates on him
It is beyond my reach to praise his greatness
Listen Chenria Hampiya Virupayya
The true sharana having faith in you is effective.
[Vachana No.1417] [1]

Agghavani Hampayya (c. 1300) belongs to Mukundapura of Kuntaladesha. Supplying agghavani (ritual water) to the devotees was his occupation. Four vachanas with the signature Hampiya Virupa have been found. They tell about the significance of Panchakshari mantra and the condition of a real devotee.


[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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