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

108-Jadavenu ? Jeevem Chaitanya nidrisiru....

1.       English Translation:     What is a lifeless object? What is life? Where ever the energy is dormant - we call it life less; stone, stick and dirt. When the hidden energy is woken up, the world comes to life. In a way, life resides in lifeless objects. - Mankutimma

[Translator's note: Just imagine a handful of paddy seeds. You keeep them for years, you will see no change - absolutely life less. Just sow it in sand; pour some water - you will see sprouts with in two days. Life was always hidden, sleeping in side the lifeless seeds. Sand, water and warmth of the earth only woke it up.]

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