By A. K. Ramanujan
Speaking of Siva is a range of vacanas or free-verse sayings from the Virasaiva spiritual circulation, devoted to Siva because the ultimate god. Written through 4 significant saints, the best exponents of this poetic shape, among the 10th and 12th centuries, they're passionate lyrical expressions of the quest for an unpredictable and spontaneous non secular imaginative and prescient of 'now'. right here, yogic and tantric symbols, riddles and enigmas subvert the language of normal event, as references to nighttime and day, intercourse and family members relationships tackle new mystical meanings. those excessive poems of non-public devotion to a unmarried deity additionally query conventional trust platforms, customs, superstitions, snapshot worship or even ethical strictures, in verse that speaks to all women and men despite classification and caste.
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