BHUSANURAMATHA S.S., 1910-1991
Sangayya Shivamurtayya Bhusanuramatha, (sangayya shivayya BUsanUramaTha) (ಸಂಗಯ್ಯ ಶಿವಯ್ಯ
ಭೂಸನೂರುಮಠÀ) like many of his contemporaries was a combination of creativity, scholarship and
critical acumen. This multifaceted talent is reflected in his works,
particularly those dealing with vachanas. He was born
in Nidagundi a small village in the Ron talluk of Dharawada district.
After elementary education in Gadaga and Hubli he obtained his B.A. degree with Kannada as his major
subject (1935) and later an M.A. degree (1937) in the same subject both form
Bhusanuramatha has rendered yeoman service to Vachana literature in many capacities. He has edited many works related to that field. They are listed below.
1. ‘bhakthisudhAsAra’, ghanamaThada shivayOgi(1945)
2. ‘gururAja cAritra’, SiddhananjEsha(1950)
3. ‘mOLige mArayyana vachangaLu’, (1950)
4. ‘rANi mahAdEviyammana vachanagaLu’, (1950)
5. ‘mOligeyyana purANa’, gaurAnka, (1951)
6. ‘prauDharAyana kAvya’, adrushyakavi, (1957)
7. ‘shUnyasampAdane’, gULUru siddavIraNNoDeya, (1958)
8. ‘Ekottarashatasthala’, mahAlingadEvaru, (1974)
In addition to these texts he has edited an anthology of vachanas for the Government of Karnataka, with a brilliant introduction. ‘lingalIlAvilAsa’ by ‘kallumaThada prbhudEvaru’ in another of his collections which need to be mentioned.
Bhusanuramatha has published ‘Shunyasampadne’ an important philosophical/literary
text of Kannada in five volumes with English translation and transliteration,
‘Shunya Sampadaneya Paramarshe’(shUnya sampAdaneya parAmarshe) which won
During his last few years, Bhusanuramatha created an epic in Kannada called ‘Bhavya Manava’ (bhavya mAnava) with Akka Mahadevi the great saint-poetess of the twelfth century as the protagonist. ‘Kalyanadinda Kashmirakke’ (kalyANdinda kAshmIrakke) is another publication by Bhusanuramatha.
has won the