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”.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

103-Kaayakada girige maanadabhrapatala....

1.       English Translation:     What can be known is just an island in the vast ocean of the unknown. Mind weaves a vail of illusion over the body - like a cloud over a mountain. What is the use of knowing, measuring all that can be measured while there is a vast scape of unmeasurable out there? The world is an interesting illusion created by this mixture of the measurable and the immeasurable. - Mankutimma.

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