Mankuthimmana Kagga is one of the most famous and popular major literary works treated almost "21st Century Bhagavadgita in Kannada, composed by Dr. D. V. Gundappa, and published in 1943. It is widely regarded as a masterpiece among the Kannada speaking population in southern India. DVG is known for his simplicity and high thinking. This Kagga triggers thought process for everybody irrespective of the individuals knowledge level. Its meaning assumes wider dimensions as one repeatedly reads it. The verses are very practical, straight, rich in moral values, not confined any religion, caste or creed. It need not be read in any order . One can choose to read it randomly . Because they are called ” Muktakas”.

The following are the chief characters of “Kagga”

1. All are 4 lines (Chowpadi Rachanegalu).

2. All are in (Aaadi praasa) means 2nd Letter of every line is the same (Prasa) in all the four lines.

3. They are called “Muktaka galu”. Independant verses.

4. They all end with the ankitan naama ” Mankutimma”.

Search This Blog

Monday, September 9, 2013

101-Haalinolu benne kadalolage neegallu olage....

1.       English Translation:     Butter in milk is like icebergs in a sea. Small measurable entities floating on the vast immeasurable. In essence both are same - fat in case of milk/butter and water in case of ocean/iceberg. But if one needs to measure/perceive they are different. Just like, air and breath. We call it air when it surrounds us; but when we inhale a small measurable quantity of it, we call it breath (with a enhanced sense of reverence). - Mankutimma

[Translator's note: The whole universe is vast, continuous and immeasurable. But we need to make sense of it only through our senses which have limited abilities. So, we cut the vastness into pieces we can perceive and name them differently. Ocean, clouds, rain, tap-water, river, pond, ground water in a well are all water - but we have difficulty in imagining that they are all the same - hence we call them differently.]

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search This Blog