Speaking of Śiva

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A. K. Ramanujan
Penguin, 1973 - Religion - 199 pages
14 Reviews
A selection of free-verse sayings from the Virasaiva religious movement, dedicated to Siva as the supreme god. Written by four saints, the greatest exponents of this poetic form, between the tenth and twelfth centuries, these sayings are the lyrical expressions of the search for an unpredictable and spontaneous spiritual vision of 'now'.
 

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

SO GOOD. Poetry from Virasaiva poets aka Lingayats. Probably one of the most rhetorically interesting and revolutionary Bhakti sects. Read if you are interested in South India or Hinduism especially ... Read full review

Review: Speaking of Siva

User Review  - Goodreads

SO GOOD. Poetry from Virasaiva poets aka Lingayats. Probably one of the most rhetorically interesting and revolutionary Bhakti sects. Read if you are interested in South India or Hinduism especially ... Read full review

Contents

Translators Note
11
Acknowledgements
17
Introduction
19
Further Readings in English
57
Basavanna
61
Devara Dasimayya
91
Mahadeviyakka
111
Allama Prabhu
143
The SixPhase System
169
On Lingayat Culture
175
Notes to the Poems
189
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Translated with an introduction by A. K. Ramanujan

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