- The Game of Life played by Lord Shiva in the guise of Allamaprabhu
- Chamarasa (cAmarasa)
- Fifteenth Century, 1430 A.D.
- Not Known NagaNapura (?), Gadag in Dharwar District (?)
- Proudhadevaraya of Vijyanagara Dynasty
- Poetry: Shatpadi Kavya
- Bhamini Shatpadi
- Palm Leaves and paper
- Vuntakallu Girimallaiah
- 1. Prabhulingaleele, Ed. S.S.Basawanal, 1938,
Literary Committee, L.E.Society, Publication-2, Dharwar (Another edition
by Vi.Ru.Koppala was published in the same year and by the same publisher.
2. ‘Prabhulingleeleya sangraha’, by M.S. Basavalingaiah and M.R.Srinivasa
Murthy, 1934, Mysore University, Mysore. 3.
‘Prabhulingleele’ B.V. Mallapura, Gadugu.
- 'Prabhulingaleele' by Chamarasa is an important
text in the series of litrary texts that have evolved over a period of
time on the the lives and times of the Shivasharanas of the twelfth
century. Allamaprabhu is projected as the philosophical nucelus of the
movement with an ability to be a friend, philosopher and guide to most of
his contemporaries. The gradual conversion of a catholic movement in to a
religion neccissiates the deification pf some of its leaders and
Veerashaivism was no exception. 'Prabhdevara ragale' by Harihara,
Shunysampadane and Prabhulingaleele denote successive stages of this kind
of evolution regarding Allamaprabhu.
which attempts a merger of the historical and the mythological begins and
ends at Kailasa the abode of Lord Shiva. Allama and Mayadevi are
represented as the reincarnations of the saatvic(noble) element of Shiva
and Tamasic(evil element of Parvathi respeectively. Consequently the
result of confrontation betweem Allama and Maya is a foregone conclusion
and all the attempts of Mayadevi to woo and wed Allama do not succeed.
After that Allama dons the mantle of a nomadic Guru and goes around
meeting many a sadhaka and correcting their philsophical and methodical
errors with suitable advice. This goup of benificiaries include Goggaiah,
Goraksha, Muktayakka, Siddarama, Akkamahadevi and Basavanna himself. This
journey culminates in Allama's ascension of Shunya Simhasana presiding
over the activities of the anubhavamantapa set in motion by Basavanna. He
performs many a miracle during this journey and treats his disciples with
a loving and firm hand.
contains fifteen chapters and approximately six hundred poems composed in
Bhamini shatpadi and written in medival Kannada (Nadugannada) The language
is simple and powerful and the style is not at all pedantic. Some of the
descriptions involving Mayadevi's childhood, Allama's confrontation with
Maya and his tryst with other shiva sharanas are suffused with poetic
beauty and dramatic strength. Chamarasa is often compared with Kumaravysa
another doyen of his times.
along with other texts has playd a crucial role in furthering the
tradition of Veerashaiva philosophy and religion and it's equally
important as a literary work of genuine merit.
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