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Siddhabuddhayyagala Punystree Kaalavve (ಸಿದ್ಧಬುದ್ದಯ್ಯಗಳ ಪುಣ್ಯಸ್ತ್ರೀ ಕಾಳವ್ವೆ)

Full Name: Siddhabuddhayyagala Punystree Kaalavve
Pen Name (Vachana Signature): Bheemeshwara

Sighting one who violates vows
one who is far from linga
is like
seeing a dead dog, a dead crow
you cannot talk to them
o Bheemeshwara.
[Vachana No.2099] [1]

Siddhabuddhayyagala Punystree Kaalavve was wife of Siddha Buddhayya. Only one vachana with with the signature Bheemeshwara has been traced to her.

Nothing is known about the life of either Siddhabuddhayya or his wife Kālavve. All that we can gather from their writings is that they must have been common devotees leading a simple life of Kāyaka and Dāsoha at Kalyāna. Only one Vachana of Kālavve's, bearing the signature ‘Bhimesvara’, is available. She derides those who deviate from vows and those who do not wear Linga. She says that such unrighteous persons should be treated as outcastes and untouchables:

Like most of the Südra women, Kālavve too is a strict Vratasthe


[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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