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Madhuwayya (ಮಧುವಯ್ಯ)

Full Name: Madhuwayya
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Arkeshwaralinga


Nobody knows food getting hungry and satisfying itself.
No body knows water getting thirsty and consuming the earth.
Nobody knows god taking shape and suffer among one and all..
It was sign unusual as Arkeshwaralinga took the form of a sign.
[Vachana No.1903] [1]

Madhuwayya was a Brahmin before becoming a sharana and he gave his daughter in marriage to Haralayya’s son who was from the untouchable community before becomeing a sharana. As a result he was awarded death sentence. 102 of his vachanas that are available are available with the signature Arkeshwaralinga.

Like a crow on the top most branch
whatever one may desire
can they who have desire understand the Thing?
Arkeshwaralinga does not accept them
who are not pure in mind and
assume many roles for morsel of food
and to escape from dangers.
[Vachana No.1904] [1]

Body naked, mind full of worldliness;
words Brahma, ethics base-
What knowledge this?
Like sword in the hands of murderer.
This is not appropriate to know Arkeshwaralinga.
[Vachana No.1905] [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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