Prasadi Bhoganna was a Sharana who was probably a contemporary of Guru Basavanna and lived in Kalyana during the 12th Century.
Researchers have not been able to get much background information about Bhoganna, but they have uncovered 104 Vachanas which are attributed to him. He wrote Vachanas under the penname “Chennabasavanna Priya Bhoga Mallikarjuna”.
By studying his Vachanas, one can gather that Bhoganna was a “Shivanubhavi” as he has written extensively about the completeness of a “Bhaktha’. He has also explained the Shatsthalas and Linganga Samyoga in his Vachanas. Many of his Vachanas are about the ultimate stage ‘Aikya Sthiti”. Besides exploring various concepts of ‘Veerashavia Tatwabhodhne’, Bhogann’s Vachanas are full of praise for Guru Basavanna, Chennabasavanna, Sidharamaiah, Pradhudevaru, Madiwala Maachaiah and other Sharanas.
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