Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Akka Mahadevi Vachana
ಗೀತವ ಹಾಡಿದಡೇನು? ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ-ಪುರಾಣವ ಕೇಳಿದಡೇನು?
ಮನವೊಲಿದು ಲಿಂಗಜಂಗಮವ ಪೂಜಿಸಲರಿಯದವರು
Song as Romanized text
gItava hADidaDEnu? shAstra-purANava kELidaDEnu?
manavolidu liMgajaMgamava pUjisalariyadavaru
Meaning of the Prayer Song:
What is the use of singing?
What is the use of listening to morals and Puranas?
What is the use of seeing Vedas and Vedantas?
Leaving the mind aside, one who does not know to
worship Linga and Jangamas, for him what is the
use of achieving conscience in everything?
Divine of Kudalasangama does not accept those
who do not have devotion.
1. The wisdom and love/devotion should go hand in hand.
They should be reinforcing one another.
Devotion without wisdom will only lead to blind faith.
Knowledge without devotion will be a dry and fruitless concept.
One who has both enjoys what is received - the Bliss.
2. "Wisdom is love on Ishwara" - Periyapuranam