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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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

27-dhareya badukEdara guriyEnu PalavEnu ?...

Translation in English:       O! Mankutimma, What is the meaning of life on this world? What is the aim? What are its fruits (benefit of enduring it)? Any action we do is just a round about to the ultimate goal. It is a constant struggle. We seem to come back to the proverbial square one again and again. Don't the animals and birds that lead a nomadic life wandering about for food very similar to us? Then what is the special achievement of mankind?

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