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Prayer from Basavanna Vachana


ನಂಬಿದ ಹೆಂಡತಿಗೆ ಗಂಡನೊಬ್ಬನೆ ಕಾಣಿರೋ.
ನಂಬಬಲ್ಲ ಭಕ್ತಂಗೆ ದೇವನೊಬ್ಬನೆ ಕಾಣಿರೋ.
ಬೇಡ ಬೇಡ ಅನ್ಯ ದೈವರ ಸಂಗ ಹೊಲ್ಲ.
ಬೇಡ ಬೇಡ ಪರದೈವದ ಸಂಗ ಹೊಲ್ಲ.
ಬೇಡ ಬೇಡ ಅನ್ಯ ದೈವವೆಂಬುದು ಹಾದರ, ಕಾಣಿರೋ.
ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ ಕಂಡಡೆ ಮೂಗ ಕೊಯ್ವ, ಕಾಣಿರೋ.

Song as Romanized text

naMbida heMDatige gaMDanobbane kANirO.
naMbaballa bhaktaMge dEvanobbane kANirO.
bEDa bEDa anya daivara saMga holla.
bEDa bEDa paradaivada saMga holla.
bEDa bEDa anya daivaveMbudu hAdara, kANirO.
kUDalasaMgamadEva kaMDaDe mUga koyva, kANirO.

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 For the lady who trusts, there is only one husband.
For the devotee who can trust, there is only one Divine!
No No, the affliation to other divines is inappropriate.
No No, the affiliation to further divines is inappropriate.
No No, thinking of other divines is promiscuousness!
Seeing, Kudalasangamadeva will nose-cut.


1. holla - evil; hAdara - promiscuousness.

2. While a person new to spirituality could view different divines 
and go behind, one with a mature devotion should realize the 
One Supreme Lord and not dilute the focus and get confused.
This is what would ultimately lead one to shudda advaita moksha.

(The idea here should not be maligning other deities.
However, realizing the Supreme Shiva and seeing only
that God's grace flowing through many aspects. At this stage
the miniatures get lost into the Grand brilliance of Lord Shiva.)

3. c.f.
மற்றுமோர் தெய்வம் தன்னை உண்டென நினைந்து எம் பெம்மாற்கு
அற்றிலாதவரைக் கண்டால் அம்ம நாம் அஞ்சுமாறே - திருவாசகம்

शिवमॆकं जानीमस्तस्मादन्यं न जानीमः॥ 
     वैराग्य शतकम् (नीलकण्ठ दीक्षित)

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