Bahuroopi Chowdayya (ಬಹುರೂಪಿ ಚೌಡಯ್ಯ)
|Full Name:||Bahuroopi Chowdayya|
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):||Rekkannapriya Naaginatha|
|Kayaka (Occupation):||A folk artist|
If I have to play let me play with the righteous.
If I have to speak let me speak with lovers of jangama.
If I have to talk let me talk with prasaadis.
If I see one without devotion
let my mind be angry Rekannapriya Naaginatha. [Vachana No.1833] 
Bahuroopi Chowdayya was a folk artist by profession and hailed from a place called Rekalike. He came to Kalyaana and following the the occupation of a Bahuroopi or actor he followed the life of a sharana. There are innumerable references to his life in in many works. 66 of his vachanas have been traced under the signature Rekkannapriya Naaginatha.
What if he is in all the worlds?
Shiva is not like the world.
To say that he keeps the world within and stays out
is he like Brahmanda?
Like the sky he is within and without everything
the original source of energy and the basis of everything
Rekannapriya Naaginatha is. [Vachana No.1834] 
You kept me in linga like as you kept fire
in the stone without ash.
Keep my body in linga as air and fragrance are united.
Rekannapriya Naaginatha make my being in you
like oil hidden in the light of the lamp.
Keep my body in linga thus. [Vachana No.1835] 
 "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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