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Gurusiddhadeva of Naagaragavi (ಗುರು ಸಿದ್ಧದೇವ)

Full Name: Gurusiddhadeva of Naagaragavi
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Sanganabasaveshwara


Wearing linga on the body
they call themselves devotees of Shiva
but stray from the path to Shiva
and prostrate in submission
with linga on the ground
before Shaiva gods immersed in worldly life.
These are mean who
when death ends their life as devotees
suffer twenty eight million types of hell
till the end of the sun and the moon.
Once through that hell
are sure to be reborn as dogs and swine.
Once out of these births
shall not escape terrible world-ending floods,
Said, Sanganabasaveshwara.
[Vachana No.2271] [1]

Gurusiddhadeva (c. 17th century Post Basava Age) the author of Chidaishwara Chidabharana was the disciple of Shanthamallaswamy who belonged to Tontada Siddhalinga tradition. He was the guru of Basavalingadeva. He hailed from Naagaragavi near Srisaila. He was occupying the throne of Nagaragavi. In his work we find him introducing 101 vachanas written by him apart from the vachanas penned by others. His signature was Sanganabasaveshwara.


[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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