acheivement of the absolute
are four variants 1. Shivaganaprasadi
Mahadevaiah 2. Halageyarya 3.Guluru
Siddaveerannodeya 4. Gummalapurada
Century and later
- A compilation
of vachanas arranged as a dramatic narratives
Vachanas and prose
Shunyasampadane Ed. P.G.Halakatti,
1930, Shivanubhava Granthamale,
Vijapura 2. 'Shivaganaprasadi
Ed. R.C.Hiremath, 1971,
3. 'Gummalapurada Siddalingayatiya
Shunyasampadane', Ed. R.C.Hiremath,
Kannada Adhyayana Peetha,
Ed.S.Vidyashankara and G.S.Siddalingaiah,
1998, Priyadarshini Prakashana,
English Translation: Shoonya Sampadane
(Translated by S.S.Bhusanurmath, M.S.Sunkapur
and Armando Menezes) Vol. 1 1965, Vol
2 1968, Vol 3 1969, Vol
4 1970, Vol 5 1972, Vol
Introduction: Shunyasamapadane is not a single work.
It is the name given to a succession of variant texts edited by different persons
each codifying the previous ones in its own way. This is a dramatised
version of the Vachanas of the Shivasharanas
of the twlfth century. The main intent of the editors
seems to be a contextualisation of the
vachanas in the frame work of events that might have taken place during
the life time of the vachanakaras. Obviously this leads
to a process involving the selection and combination of vachanas.
Allamaprabhu becomes the nucleeus
of the text and he gives a philosophical dimension to the text. This mode of structuring
the vachanas succeeds in fitting them in to a religious
frame work. Shunyasampadane is divided in to a number
of chapters,each focussing
on an event in the lives vachanakaras.
Akkamahadevi, Muktayakka, Siddarama,
Ajaganna and many others share the lime light for a
while and add a dimension of their own to the philosophicsl
corpus of the text. Shunyasamapadanes have evoked a
pattern of mixed response. The process of dramatisation
has lent a particular charm to the selected vachanas
and the element of contnuity helps the process of interpretation.
Most of the editors belong to the
where as the movement florished in the northern regions.
However it must be admitted that Shunyasampadane is
one of the foundational text in the Kannada literary traditon.
Halakatti P.G. 1954, Bijapur
2. 'shUnyasampAdaneyannu kuritu'
mattu shUnyasampadane' H.Tipperudraswamy 1963
ondu vivarNAtmaka paricaya'
parAmarshe' S.S.Bhusanuramatha, 1969, ?? 1983 (Reprint) Directorate
of Kannada and Culture,
beLagu' _- A commentary on Shunyasampadane
edited by Guluru Siddaveerannodeyaru' Joladarashi
diddana Gowda 1985, Ramesha
Prakatana Mandira, Joladarashi, Bellary Dist.
7. 'shUnyasampadanegaLu-ondu avalokana G.S.Siddalingaiah
1996, Kannada Sahitya Parishath,
muKAmuKi' Ed. Amaresha Nugadoni, 2002
book contains a detailed list of books and articles published on
of the Sunyasampadane: By VS Kambi
VS Kambi - 1973 - Kumaresha
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