Goni Marayya (ಗೋಣಿ ಮಾರಯ್ಯ)
|Full Name:||Goni Marayya|
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):||Kaateshwaralinga|
|Kayaka (Occupation):||A cowherd|
After piercing with the sword
they regret that the tip touched you;
don’t listen to such fools.
In a mind which knows
is there room for forgetfulness.
When faith is born out of faith
observance of faith is not broken.
A sharana who
greets one and all
accepts alms from every house
and lives in joy
has no puzzles or problems.
The reason being
the sharana himself is Keteshwaralinga. [Vachana No.2276] 
Goni Marayya (c. 1600 Post Basava Age) must have been a herdsman or a cowherd as the words Goni, Govu and Bhikshe indicate. 9 of his vachanas have been found under the signature Kaateshwaralinga. He must have moved from house to house begging for alms.
 "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.
|Ghandalingideva (ಘನಲಿಂಗದೇವ)||Goraksha (ಗೋರಕ್ಷ)|