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Prayer from Basavanna Vachana 


ಉಳ್ಳವರು ಶಿವಾಲಯವ ಮಾಡುವರು
ನಾನೆನ ಮಾಡುವೆ ಬಡವನಯ್ಯ ?
ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಲೆ ಕಂಭ, ದೆಹವೆ ದೆಗುಲ
ಶಿರವೆ ಹೊನ್ನ ಕಲಶವಯ್ಯ 
ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೆವ ಕೆಲಯ್ಯ
ಸ್ಥವರಕ್ಕಲಿವುನ್ಟು ಜಂಗಮಕ್ಕಲಿವಿಲ್ಲ.

Song as Romanized text


uLLavaru shivaalayava maaDuvaru
naanena maaDuve baDavanayya ?
enna kaale kaMbha, dehave degula
shirave honna kalashavayya 
kUDalasaMgamadeva kelayya
sthavarakkalivunTu jaMgamakkalivilla.

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

Those who have build Shiva temples.
What can I do, a poor fellow?
My leg is the pillar, body is the sanctum,
head is the golden tower!
Oh Lord of Kudalasangama!
There is end to the installed,
but no end to the mobile (temple)!


1. Building gigantic temples for the Lord is needed
so that the devotees can congregate and worship.
Those who build such temples are virtuous!
However, that does not absolve one, who does not
have the finance to relinquish from that.
The body itself is a temple. No lack of wealth
can stop one from realizing the Lord Shiva in the 
temple of the body itself or even 
enshrined in the soul itself!!
That temple never gets ruined.
So, what stops us from worshipping in our private temple?!
2. c.f. Which is the best temple of God ? - thirumoolar thirumantiram

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