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Hodehulla Bankanna (ಹೊಡೆಹುಲ್ಲ ಬಂಕಣ್ಣ)

Full Name: Hodehulla Bankanna
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Kumbheshwaralingadalli Jagannatha Saakshiyagi
Kayaka (Occupation): Selling grass for cattle


When firewood is placed in fire,
did the fire within say, ‘I am here, I don’t want you?’
It hid itself and became food for the fire external.
one who knows and submits his body to the other
and knows has no questions to ask
Jagannaatha in Kubheswaralinga.
[Vachana No.2214] [1]

Hodehulla Bankanna was engaged in selling grass for cattle. 10 of his vachanas with the signature Kumbheshwaralingadalli Jagannatha Saakshiyagi are available.

One who serves guru, linga and jangama
with pure feelings through labor and agriculture,
his good kaayaka is like this i-irn
not letting others do the job he has to do
not saying that what he gets is prasaada,
the other is remaining food,
should not differentiate prasaada and remaining food,
and should say both are equal,
to such a prasaadi should offer the prasaada.
That is also pure,
that is prasaada in the body of sharana.
With Jagannaatha in Kubheswaralinga as my witness
I bow to such a person.
[Vachana No.2215] [1]


[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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