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Maiduna Ramayya (ಮೈದುನ ರಾಮಯ್ಯ)

Full Name: Maiduna Ramayya
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Mahaalinga Chennaraama

adding hail stones to water
mixing crystal salt to water
touching incense to glowing flame
the true lingaikya transcended the two
uniting with Mahaalinga Chennaraameshwaralinga.
[Vachana No.1963] [1]

Maiduna Ramayya was the son of Somanatha and Mahaadevj from a place called Bhimavathi in Andhra. He was innocent by nature. He came to Kalyaana and won the attention of everyone through his innocent devotion. Many texts tell us that he treated Shiva as his brother-in-law and Parvathi as his sister. Hence he is known as Maiduna (brother-in-1aw) Raamayya. 6 of his vachanas have been traced with the signature phrase Mahaalinga Chennaraama

Can there be any sap in sand?
Can there be any obstruction to the shadow?
Can there be penance in the battlefield?
Can there be passion where love has gone awry?
Once the heart is broken
it is poison for the eyes O Mahaalinga Chennaraama.
[Vachana No.1964] [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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