kaayakavE kailaasa

|By: Rajesh Goudar, Santa Clara, California (rajeshgoudar@yahoo.com) ‘kaayakavE kailaasa’ loses some of its meaning when translated as ‘Work is Worship’: One of the biggest gifts of Basavanna and Shiva Sharanas to the world is the concept of: kaayakavE kailaasa (Kannada: ಕಾಯಕವೇ ಕೈಲಾಸ). Continue reading


| By: VibhuAV@yahoo.com Lord Krishna has come back empty-handed. The negotiations he had had with Kauravas have failed. Duryodhana had thundered that his cousins Pandavas would not get land worth the size of five needles, let alone five villages. The kingdom Continue reading

Vachana Literature

| By: ChinmaySurpur The vachana literature heavily influenced the 12th century bhakti movement led by Basavanna. Vachanas written by sharanas brought awareness to many people about the simplicity of life and religion. These vachanas also inspired many people to follow Continue reading