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

44-Bonku Deepave Tante -mandaakshi namagihudu baludoora saagadadu...

Translation in English:       O! Mankutimma. Our eyesight is poor. It can not see too far. In this poor blurred vision we take some guesses and lead our lives. We do not get anything in our hand. But little flashes of light tantalize our eyes. Is guessing and groping in poor vision our ultimate fate?

[Translator's note: Our senses are limited. There is much more in this universe that we can not pickup with our eyes or the machines we build. Our knowledge about the universe is through these senses and hence only limited. We never have felt anything as-is and what we think we see/hear/feel are all some educated guesses.]

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