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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Sunday, September 8, 2013

95-Shyaamasundaranavane chakrinarahariyante

Translation:     O! Mankutimma, Shyamasundara (beautiful and dark - krishna) is none other than Chakri (the one with divine wheel as a weapon - to kill Shishupala) or Narahari (Lion faced man who killed Hiranyakashipu). Lord Shiva is describes as Somashekhara (decorated by the moon); also as Bhairava (the frightful) and Rudra (the destroyer). Shiva's wife Parvati - also known as the pleasing Haimavati (daughter of Himavat - the mountain God). She is also the Kali and Chandika; both were her incarnations to kill demons. All this emphasizes that love and gore are different views of the same underlying essence.

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