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Baandhavya ಬಾ೦ಧವ್ಯ Veerashaiva Samaja of North America

December 2014

VSNA Officers: President: Vijay Kumar Goud, NJ Vice-President: Channu Kambalyal, IL Secretary: Basu Mudenur, NE Treasurer: B.S. Nanjundappa, PA

VSNA was on board Spacecraft Orion’s First Flight. Curious? Find out more in this issue!

Board of Directors: Kotresh Neral, MI Yuvaraj Patil, Toronto Nandish Dhananjaya, IL Shivakumar Patil, NJ Roopa Maganahalli, CA Shivu Basavaiah, MA Board of Regents: Laxmi Hiremath, CA, Chair Nagabhushana Malakla, CA Dada Patil, CA Mamatha Hirannaiah, GA Rajiv Kumar, IL Rajeev Navayal, Toronto Local Chapter Presidents: Shivashankar Tumkur, AL Mrutunjay Hiremath, CA-Central Shiddaling Shettar, CA-North Manu Swamy, CA-South Deepak Patil, IL Suraj Kurtakoti, CT Nayanatara Swamy, FL Mahesh Rajaghatta, GA Savitha Tharakesh S., MD Karuna Hiremath, MI Irappa Arabhavi, NE Shivakumar Patil, NY Shivappa Palled, NC Amit Vagarali, OH Nitin Doijad, PA K. P Channabasappa, TN Anu Benakatti, TX-North Jagadeesh Halyal, TX-South Yuvaraj Patil, Toronto Raj Galagali, VA & DC Vivek Neginhal, WV

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Newsletter Team: Chief Editor: Supriya Antin Kaddargi, IL Basu Mudenur, MA Danashree Suresh, IL Sachin Suresh, IL-Youth Abhinav Reddy, IL Coordinator: Channu Kambalyal, IL

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Basava Philosophy is Universal!!!

Here is an assessment of its spread in South Asia by Joshua Project.

Source: http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php

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Table of Contents Editor’s Note ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4 New President’s Message ....................................................................................................................................................... 5 Past President’s Message........................................................................................................................................................ 6 Guru ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 Self-Awareness & God ............................................................................................................................................................ 9 Liṅga ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Addendum: Vīraśaiva and Liṅgᾱyata .................................................................................................................................... 12 ಶಿವಶರಣೆ ನೀಲ ಾಂಬಿಕೆ ಐಕ್ಯವ ದ ಸ್ಥಳ .......................................................................................................................................... 13 Veerashaiva News around the World ................................................................................................................................... 16 Trilingual lexicon on Vachana literature released ............................................................................................................ 16 Veerashaiva Samaja Orbits around the Earth ................................................................................................................... 17 12th Sharana Sammelana -Vijayapura ............................................................................................................................... 18 B. D. Jatti Vachana Adhyayana Peetha – Kalaburgi .......................................................................................................... 19 Central VSNA Updates .......................................................................................................................................................... 20 VSNA Soul Mates............................................................................................................................................................... 20 VSNA Local Chapters Updates............................................................................................................................................... 21 VSNA - Washington DC & Virginia Chapter ....................................................................................................................... 21 VSNA – California Central Chapter .................................................................................................................................... 22 VSNA – California South Chapter ...................................................................................................................................... 24 VSNA – Florida Chapter ..................................................................................................................................................... 24 VSNA – New York-New Jersey Chapter ............................................................................................................................. 26 VSNA – Chicago Chapter ................................................................................................................................................... 27 VSNA – Texas-South (Houston) Chapter ........................................................................................................................... 28 VSNA – North Carolina Chapter ........................................................................................................................................ 29 Obituary ................................................................................................................................................................................ 31 VSNA – Publications .............................................................................................................................................................. 32

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Editor’s Note

Sharanu Sharanarthi, The editorial board of Baandhavya wishes one and all a very happy new year! The atmosphere is charged and there is freshness all around to dream bigger and aim higher. While everyone is absorbing and keeping the pace with their respective journeys, VSNA warmly welcomes the new board of governing bodies both at the Central and chapter levels. The work pursued by this spiritual organization is true to the spirit of what Basavanna laid forth. Sincere efforts made by the members leading this organization are being cherished by one and all. The flavors are varied; be it Linga Pooje, experience of Gurus and their blessings, Dasoha, Kayaka of practicing and propagating the Basava tatvas, Anubhava Ghosti or all the other cultural activities, there is a lot to celebrate in every assembly of VSNA. Let us continue to support and contribute to the success of this organization to feel one and united in commemorating the Veerashaiva principles. ಇಾಂದೆನ್ನ ಮನೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಮಥರು ಬಾಂದಹರೆಾಂದು ಗುಡಿತೆ ೀರಣವ ಕ್ಟ್ಟಿ, ಷಡುಸ್ಮ್ ಾರ್ಜನೆಯ ಮ್ ಡಿ, ರಾಂಗವ ಲಿಯನಕ್ಕಿ 'ಉಘ್, ಚ ಾಂಗು, ಭಲ ' ಎಾಂಬೆ; ಕ್ ಡಲಸ್ಾಂಗನ್ ಶರಣರು ತಮಾ ಒಕ್ುಿದನಕ್ಕಿ ಸ್ಲಹುವರ ಗಿ Hoping the sharanas will come today into my homes I tie up streamers and festoons, Perform the six-fold cleaning up, And draw the patterns on the floor, And cry Huzza! Hurrah; because Kudalasangana sharanas nourish me With what's left over from the sacrifice. As always, we are very grateful to all the contributors of Baandhavya and hope to receive similar support this year as well. We would like to extend special gratitude to Dr. Linga Raju for consistently enlightening the readers with his articles in every edition of Baandhavya. We also request local chapter presidents to encourage all members, young and old, to enrich Baandhavya and make it an insightful read. We could be reached at newsletter@vsna.org

Thank you and best regards, Supriya Antin Kaddargi

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New President’s Message

January 1, 2015 Dear VSNA Members, First of all, I would like to thank our readers and contributors to Baandhavya during the last 2 years. As the coordinator of this newsletter, I enjoyed gathering and putting together information from across the world, India, and the activities of our local chapters. Sharing the news related to Basava Philosophy is one way to preserve, protect and promote Basava Philosophy, the core mission of VSNA. I thank our Chief Editor – Supriya Antin Kaddargi from Chicago Chapter for her efforts (kayaka) in providing editorial services and articles. Thanks to Dr. Linga Raju for being our regular contributor (Jñāna dasoha) to the newsletter as well as donating number of publications which are now online. Secondly, on behalf of the 2015-16 newly elected officers and board of directors, I would like to convey our best wishes on this occasion of New Year to our readers. We, as a team look forward to serving this esteemed organization in spreading the words and wisdom of Basaveshwara and his contemporaries. The main focus of leadership will be to get the central and local chapter better organized and focus on activities that matter to general members and motivate our patrons to become active life-members. The Central VSNA leadership team has prepared a Two-Year Agenda that we plan to implement. This agenda is published on-line on VSNA.ORG-Events-BOD Section. It will be a live document that will undergo changes as we learn more about the activities. One key topic of this agenda is effective communication with members and patrons. This newsletter is one of the solutions to effective communication. One of the important achievement of Central VSNA is the matrimony site – “VSNA Soul Mates” that is now fully functional. This newsletter contains some details about this service. We encourage every member especially the youth to contribute to this newsletter by sending articles based on their learnings in local chapters. We would also like all our 21 chapters to share the quarterly updates so that this newsletter serves as two-way communication between members from all across North America. We hope our local-chapter presidents, the ground-soldiers of the organization will readily fulfil this request. Please do look forward to our regular news and announcements as we progress on our activities and enjoy this edition of Baandhavya. Please send your feedback and contributions to newsletter@vsna.org. Sincerely. Channu Kambalyal President, VSNA, 2015-16 5


Past President’s Message

December 31, 2014 Dear VSNA Members, Wish you all happy holidays and a Happy New year. I hope the year 2015 brings peace and prosperity to all of us. Hearty congratulations to Baandhavya editorial team for regular release of quarterly newsletter for the past 2 years. I would like to take this opportunity to commend the relentless effort to keep this going. Also heartfelt thanks to all the contributors, including all the chapters, authors within VSNA and outside of VSNA. As the term of the current VSNA board is coming to an end it is time to bid good-bye and make way for the new team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all board members, chapter presidents, BOR team, advisory committee members and other elders and friends who offered their valuable time and helped us to take this organization forward during the past 2 years. It definitely was an honor to be the president of VSNA. I would like to thanks my fellow officers for their help and support. This year we went through some turbulent time due to differences on issues. We tried our best to account for everybody's opinion and take the best decision keeping in mind the benefits to the organization and taking all sections of people together. There are 2 important things that need immediate attention by the next team. We are yet to find a host for running the 2015 annual convention. New York chapter expressed their inability to host the 2015 convention. We need to find an alternative chapter who can take up this task. Another issue that is in the verge of completion is the by-law amendments to accommodate the affiliated centers. The task force group has almost completed their assignment. They presented their recommendations to the board on multiple occasions. They will be submitting their final report incorporating the feedback from various members by end of January 2015 marking the end of this assignment and the task group responsibilities. I would like to welcome Mr. Channu Kambalyal as the new President and his team who will take charge of the VSNA affairs starting the New Year. I am sure VSNA is in safe hands for the next 2 years. I wish the new team good luck and I am extremely confident that this new team will take VSNA forward. Sincerely Vijay Kumar President, VSNA, 2013-2014

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Guru

A Guru is an enlightened preceptor - one who can eradicate darkness and bring about right wisdom in the journey of life. The word 'Guru' is derived from Sanskrit, wherein the syllable 'Gu' denotes darkness referring to the spiritual ignorance mankind is inflicted with and the syllable 'Ru' represents the spiritual knowledge that eradicates this ignorance. In the Lingayat Dharma, the spiritual Guru is the first of the 8 shields of Ashtavaranas, from whose light we all seek to enhance our vision with. Guru parampare has been deep rooted in the Hindu philosophy from times of ancient history and yet with many, the association with a true Guru goes unrealized. Back in the days, it was not uncommon for young children to be drawn to Gurus and develop impeccable personalities thereby. Every Guru too has had other Gurus who played prime roles in shaping the personality of disciples. Basavanna, for instance, nurtured his spirituality and gave it the much needed direction and force with guidance from Ishanya Guru of Kudalasangama when he left home at a very young age. Comprehensible only by dint of association, a disciple can discover that the relationship with the Guru is extraordinary where he can learn, serve and seek answers to the most profound questions that have crossed the mind. It is a journey of constant learning where knowledge, fearlessness and simplicity get institutionalized in the disciple. A Guru in the Lingayat Dharma not only initiates spirituality through the rite of Linga Deeksha but also encourages the disciple as a philosopher to go farther in the right realm. With a Guru everything is unbiased. A Guru’s interest lies in uplifting the disciple from ignorance and making him a better soul. His direction is to adopt only the good and develop the clarity to discern the bad to be able to overcome it. There are multiple facets of taking to a Guru. There could be one or multiple along the path of life. Not everything directed by a Guru will be easy to adopt; the direction shown could be one where by an arduous experience only one would learn the answers sought. The journey with a Guru can be challenging but will certainly be fulfilling. All along, the Guru will stand by, sometimes putting us to test and at other times forgiving and re-guiding. The onus of recognizing a genuine Guru lies with the disciple and for that disciple, it is important to identify with the Guru before taking to Him. Merely preaching, resolving an impending problem, curing an ailment or just exhibiting mystical powers cannot be the traits of a genuine Guru. A genuine Guru sets an example and instills faith, goodness, and mental strength while bringing us closer to God or the supreme truth. The amount of discipline and tenacity with which a Guru becomes spiritually illumined while abstaining from the worldly pleasures is admirable and hard to achieve. As the vachana describes below, a Guru empowers us to experience God. The power of knowledge destroys ignorance; The power of light dissipates darkness; The power of truth is foe of all untruth; The power of alchemy enriches ordinary metals; The sharana's experience of God is the sole cure of worldliness; Lord Kudala Sangamadeva

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Alongside, is the responsibility of the disciple to first deserve the Guru by submitting himself with no ego or intent of concrete benefits. In a disciple need to be strong unconditional traits of respect, commitment, devotion and obedience. Service to the Guru is also an important aspect the disciple must inculcate since it is an entirely incorrect notion of having to benefit from the Guru without serving Him. It is up to the disciple to draw the most and benefit from the divinity of his Guru. While being blessed with a Guru is very fortunate, in times of today when we have all migrated to far off lands, it may not be that feasible to always be around an able Guru who will lead the light. But it is certainly achievable to initiate a spark in ourselves to understand the various Gurus that history holds and has been witness to. There are exemplary saints serving the society day and night today and also works of previous Gurus laid out as books or vachanas, which initiate, affirm and bring about the right frame of mind. Visiting these Gurus in India or other parts of the world, learning more about the work they have done and the methods they adopted to impart spirituality, or mere reading on the Gurus who have uplifted mankind in their own ways, will be a very humbling and educative experience. It will render our outlook broader, and perspectives and corresponding deeds more spiritual and meaningful. This initial step of beginning the research on Gurus could open insightful spiritual avenues for humanity to realize in the times to come. Introducing the same to our children, will rightly reinstate a Guru’s existence. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnuhu Gurur Devo Maheswaraha Gurur Saakshaat Parabhrahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha The Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Guru is the Absolute. I bow before you.

About the author: Smt. Supriya Antin Kaddargi is banking professional and an active VSNA member from Chicago chapter. She has authored the book 'Spiritual Transcendence', a biography of Sri. Jadeya Shantalingeshwara Swamiji.

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Self-Awareness & God [With permission from: Vachana A Week Blog Post]

The following vachana provides a simple explanation of self-awareness and the realization of God. Explanation: Kannada: ಅರಿದೆವರಿದೆವೆಾಂಬಿರಿ ಅರಿದ ಪ್ರಿಯಾಂತು ಹೆೀಳಿರೆ? ಅರಿದವರು ಅರಿದೆವೆಾಂಬರೆ? ಅರಿಯಬ ರದ ಘನ್ವನ್ರಿದವರು ಅರಿಯದಾಂತಿಪ್ಪರು ಗುಹೆೀಶವರ .

Transliteration: aridevarideveMbiri arida pariyeMtu hELire? aridavaru arideveMbare? ariyabaarada ghanavaridavaru ariyadaMtipparu guhEshvaraa. nimmanoDagUDabaaradayyaa

Allama Prabhu distinguishes between two types of individuals in this Vachana: those who know and those who say that they know. He is referring to knowing the absolute (Truth), the Divine. The absolute cannot be known. God does not have a form; He cannot be felt; He cannot be seen. Those who know Him cannot even say what he is. They are just Him. There is no duality of Him and Me in them. They are one with Him. They cannot explain this state of awareness, neither have they felt like expressing that awareness. They don’t feel the need for showing off to others that they know the Absolute. On the other hand, there are people who feel that they know the divine. They try to impress others of this divine awareness. Allama Prabhu says that those who are in this state are simply in the illusion that they know. Their awareness is superficial! The only way to know the Absolute is to be one with Him.

English: You say you know, would you tell me how you came to know? Do people who know say that they know? Those who know the absolute which cannot be known live as if they don’t know, Guhesvara!

Although Allama Prabhu is referring to knowing the Divine in this Vachana, the message of the Vachana is equally applicable to all aspects of our lives. Those who have the complete knowledge of any aspect will not have a tendency to show off their accomplishment. Those who are half-way knowledgeable are the ones who feel the need to attract others with their accomplishment! The pot that is full does not spill the water when carried; a half full pot tends to spill readily!

About the authors: Dr. Sajjan Shiva is Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, Fellow of IEEE, teacher, researcher and consultant since 1975. He is an author of 100+ articles in software engineering, cyber security and computer architecture, authored four books used by 120+ universities. Through his weekly blog http://vachanaaweek.blogspot.com he has translated and written commentaries on 200+ Vachanas so far. He has served as the chairman of the VSNA BOR and has been a life member since 1990.

Mrs. Leela Garady – Photo will be added once available

Mrs. Leela Garady is the co-author on http://vachanaaweek.blogspot.com. More details will be added as it becomes available.

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Liṅga Linga Raju, M. D. Plainview, NY The term Liṅga is such an important word, particularly for the Vīraśaivas, it is imperative that one should understand its true meaning. When the term ‘Liṅga’ is mentioned, a Vīraśaiva should not automatically think that Liṅga refers to Iṣṭaliṅga which is worn on the body and worshipped externally. Liṅga is much more than that. The old Sanskrit word ‘Liṅgaṁ’ literally means ‘mark’, ‘sign’, ‘symbol’, ‘insignia’, and such. In Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad which is one of the major Upaniṣads, the word Liṅga comes in mantra III.2.4. The passage is something like this: ‘The Ᾱtman is not attainable by weak spiritual state, carelessness, or improper Liṅga’. Here, Liṅga means ‘sign’ or ‘insignia’. In Brahma-Sūtra, the sūtra I.1.22 is ‘Ᾱkᾱśasthalliṅgᾱt’. It is a compound word; it contains Liṅga in it. This sūtra is translated and explained as ‘Ᾱkᾱśa (sky/space) is Brahman on account of the characteristic mark of That (Brahman)’. In this sutra, Liṅga means ‘characteristic mark’.

Evolution of the meaning of Liṅga: Liṅga worship was a feature of the indigenous religion of India. Archeological explorations at Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, and other sites have revealed, among many other things, objects resembling larger sthᾱvara (stationary) Liṅga as well as miniature portable Iṣṭaliṅga. These objects have been dated to be between 3,100 to 2,750 Before Common Era (BCE). Soap-stone-seals depicting Śiva as Paśupati sitting in a Yōga posture, seem to imply that the Liṅga artefacts represent Śiva. In yogic lore, the Liṅga is considered the first form to arise when creation occurs, and also the last form before the dissolution of that creation. Rudrōpaniṣad is one of the minor Upaniṣads with only three mantras. The first mantra has this passage ‘Anyone, irrespective of the caste by birth, who worships the Liṅga of Śiva for the welfare of all, that person is a good Brᾱhmaṇa’. In Liṅga Purᾱṇa, the legend of the appearance of beginning-less and endless cosmic pillar of fiery Liṅga is given. When Brahma and Viṣṇu were fighting for the Supremacy, the Liṅga suddenly springs up and puts them both to test. Brahma and Viṣṇu, after travelling upward and downward for a thousand years could not approach the termination or the end of the Liṅga. Upon this Liṅga, sacred monosyllable Ōṁ was visible, and from it the Vēdas proceeded. Skanda Purᾱṇa says something like this ‘The endless sky (that great void which contains the entire universe) is the Liṅga’. It also says this: Jīva (soul) is in the form of Prᾱṇa (life principle), and Śaṅkara (Śiva) is of the nature of Liṅga; one who knows the union of the two (Prᾱṇa+Liṅga) is the Śivayōgin with the knowledge of the Prᾱṇaliṅga. Śivāgamas deal with religious rights and practices pertaining to the Śaiva sect, and are considered as the main scripture of the Śaivas. Some parts of the Śivāgamas known as Uttarāgamas lend some of their concepts to the philosophy of the Vīraśaivas. The available Uttarāgamas describe Dīkṣā (initiation), Aṣṭāvaraṇa (eight protective shields), Pañĉāĉāra (five codes of conduct), Ṣaṭsthala (six stages for attainment of liberation), and such. Explanation of Liṅga in Aṣṭᾱvaraṇa is something like this: The world consisting of the movable and the immovable is hidden in its belly and again emanates from it. Liṅga is Bindunᾱdᾱtmaka’; Bindu in it is Śakti, Nᾱda is Śiva, and Ᾱtma is the Self. It is the cause for the creation of the world. Liṅga is three-fold as Iṣṭaliṅga, Prᾱṇaliṅga and Bhᾱvaliṅga. These three further become two-fold each; thus the six divisions of Liṅga are - Ᾱĉᾱraliṅga, Guruliṅga, 10


Śivaliṅga, Ĉaraliṅga or Jaṅgamaliṅga, Prasᾱdaliṅga, and Mahᾱliṅga. During the initiation process (Dīkṣᾱ) of a disciple, the Guru, after removing the three impurities (Ᾱṇava, Mᾱyᾱ and Kᾱrmika malas), establishes the three Liṅga divisions in the disciple’s body. Liṅgᾱĉᾱra is one of the five codes of conduct (Pañĉᾱĉᾱra). It consists in the concentration on the Liṅga, the synthesis of Iṣṭa-Prᾱṇa-Bhᾱva Liṅga, thinking that it is unparalleled in the world, and such. The above concepts have been modified in the 12th century CE because those concepts were somewhat ritualistic, and were not acceptable to the Vīraśaivas of the 12th century. According to Vīraśaiva/Liṅgᾱyata philosophy, The Absolute (Śūnya), when activated by its own power, becomes ‘The Liṅga’ that is to be worshipped, and the ‘Aṅga’ that is the worshipper. After this apparent division, the Aṅga is still within the Liṅga and the Liṅga is as complete/infinite (pūrṇa) as before. Hence, everything is only one and there is no other; this is called non-duality or oneness (advaitism). Liṅga is the highest Reality capable of being realized through devotional worship and meditation. Aṅga is a Jīva (soul) devoted to the worship of Liṅga. Any individual soul cannot be an Aṅga; only when Jīva becomes a worshipper of Liṅga, then it becomes an Aṅga. It is said that, Liṅga puts the devotional activity, Bhakti, into Aṅga, so that Aṅga will have the ability to attain oneness with Liṅga (Liṅgᾱṅga sᾱmarasya). This monism philosophy is called Liṅga-advaita (Liṅgᾱdvaita) philosophy of Liṅgᾱyatas. Vīraśaivism/Liṅgᾱyatism asserts the value of the body, life and mind for spiritual realization. It considers that the Liṅga has taken triple form in the body, life and mind - Iṣṭaliṅga, Prāṇaliṅga and Bhāvaliṅga respectively. It is through the realization of the three divisions of Liṅga that one has to advance and attain to the Absolute. During the initiation of a disciple by a Guru, there is the Divine descent into the mind, life and matter in the form of Liṅga. The abstract form of Liṅga is the formulated grace of the Guru. It descends from above into the disciple. It forces its way from the mental (Bhāva) to the vital (Prāṇa) and from the vital to the physical. In its passage it purifies the mind and makes it into Bhāvaliṅga, purifies the life/prāṇa into Prāṇaliṅga, and purifies the body and appears on the palm of the disciple as the Iṣṭaliṅga. With this Divine descent, the person is passion-free. Love, knowledge, power, bliss and peace are the radiant expressions of the Divine. Ṣaṭsthala is the method of a gradual spiritual rise and development of Aṅga. The Ṣaṭsthala technique will enable the Aṅga to attain its objective to become one with Liṅga. To the devotee, the physical acts of worship are necessary only to strengthen the will. First, the worship of Liṅga is in its gross form, the worship of Iṣṭaliṅga. Next is the worship of Liṅga, both with form and without form, and unification of Iṣṭa-Prāṇa-Bhāva-Liṅga. Then there is the worship of formless internal Liṅga. Bhakti is the root of worship whether the worship is external or internal. Without this feeling of devotion, the spiritual advancement is not possible. It is said that Liṅgᾱyatas start with Liṅga and end with Liṅga, and therefore, they are Liṅgᾱyatas, not merely because they wear Iṣṭaliṅga on their bodies. Liṅga is not merely the Iṣṭaliṅga, it is the highest Reality that is to be worshipped. Ōṁ Liṅgᾱya Namaḥ.

About the author: Dr. Linga Raju, M.D. is VSNA life member, native of Davaṇagere, India. Dr. Raju is a prominent Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases physician. He has written spiritual publications - “A Journey through Hindu and Vīraśaiva Concepts’, and ‘SIDDHĀNTA ŚIKHĀMAṆ; The one hundred one sthala doctrine A concise composition’.

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Addendum: Vīraśaiva and Liṅgᾱyata Linga Raju, M. D. Plainview, New York

Veerashaiva Samaja of North America recently published the article ‘Vīraśaiva and Liṅgᾱyata’ in its volume 3, September 2014, edition of Baandhavya newsletter. Additional information about the origin of the word ‘Liṅgᾱyata’ has come about after submitting that article for publication. This is the addendum for that article.

I had sent an electronic version of my book “Commentary on Professor M. R. Sakhare’s Book ‘History and Philosophy of Liṅgᾱyat Religion’. A Critical Review”, to my friend and Medical School classmate Dr. Y. N. Jayaram, and to his younger brother Professor Dathatri. By the way, this and other books of mine are published at the VSNA web site under Resources/Publications. All of my books can be read at the web site, and also can be downloaded into your computer device. Professor Dathatri conveyed the additional information to me by personal e-mail. Here it is.

The original word for Liṅgᾱyata is most likely a Sanskrit word ‘Liṅgayuta’. As per Sanskrit dictionary, ‘yuta’ means ‘with’. Thus, Liṅgayuta would mean ‘one with Liṅga’. Furthermore, in Kannaḍa, the meaning of ‘yuta’ is given as ‘sērikoṇḍiruva’, ‘koodikoṇḍiruva’, ‘beretiruva’, or ‘mishravᾱda’, essentially meaning ‘joined with’. Over a period of time, the word ‘Liṅgayuta’ may have morphed as ‘Liṅgᾱyata’.

Professor Dathatri’s explanation is more appealing to me than Professor Sakhare’s depiction. I am providing this information to the fellow Vīraśaivas.

About the author: Dr. Linga Raju, M.D. is VSNA life member, native of Davaṇagere, India. Dr. Raju is a prominent Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases physician. He has written spiritual publications - “A Journey through Hindu and Vīraśaiva Concepts’, and ‘SIDDHĀNTA ŚIKHĀMAṆ; The one hundred one sthala doctrine A concise composition’.

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ಶಿವಶರಣೆ ನೀಲ ಾಂಬಿಕೆ ಐಕ್ಯವ ದ ಸ್ಥಳ Shivasharane Neelambike Memorial [From the Blog post of Siddeshwar Prasad – Journeys across Karnataka]

Having visited Jagajyoti Basaveshwara Aikyasthala (memorial) at Kudala Sangama and Shivasharane Gangambike Aikyasthala near “Mugut Khan Hubballi” (aka M K Hubballi) in Belagavi district, a visit to Shivasharane Neelambike Aikyasthala was on my list for a long time. Gangambike and Neelambike were Basaveshwara's first and second wives respectively. Both women had dedicated their lives to propagation of Basaveshwara's teachings and way of life ~ "Kayakave Kailasa" which means "work is worship." Like other Sharanas, Neelambike too composed vachanas...

November 26, 2013: While Basaveshwara Aikyasthala is at the confluence of Krishna & Malaprabha, Neelambike Aikyasthala is 3.7 kilometers downstream close to the opposite bank just a kilometer away from Tangadagi in Muddebihal taluk. The structure is much smaller compared to Basaveshwara's and Gangambike's memorials.

Neelambike memorial as seen from the bridge across River Krishna

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The bridge to the temple

Madivala Machidevaru, Neelambike and Basavanna

A stone plaque dedicated to Madivala Machidevaru, Nijabakthe Neelambike and Jagajyoti Basaveshwara.

Nijabakthe Neelambike

Top view of Aikya Mantapa

Aikya Mantapa as seen from floor level

Temple on the left

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Temple on the right

Left bank to right bank, across Basava Sagara

Across the mighty River Krishna, 3.7 km away is Kudala Sangama To learn more about Basaveshwara and his wives visit this post: Gangambike and Neelambike- Ideal wives of Basavanna by Chandrashekar Salimath.

Source: http://karnatakatravel.blogspot.in/2014/02/shivasharane-neelambike-memorial.html

About the author: Siddeshwar Prasad is Information Technology consultant with two decades of

collective experience from managerial roles in manufacturing and information technology industries. Siddeshwar is a member of India blogger with contributions such as Journeys Across Karnataka.

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Veerashaiva News around the World Trilingual lexicon on Vachana literature released Source: The Hindu, October 14, 2014 Lexicographer G. Venkatasubbaiah during the release of 'Vachana Pada Sampada' Kannada, English, Hindi three languages dictionary in Bangalore on 11th October 2014. A trilingual Kannada-English-Hindi dictionary titled “Vachana Pada Sampada” that provides meanings of words used in the Vachana literature of 12 Century Karnataka was released here on Saturday. The voluminous dictionary puts together 4,000 Kannada words used by the Vachanakaras, the poet-reformers of the 12 Century, and provides equivalent phrases and meanings in Hindi and English that run to over 2 lakh words. It also explains grammatical nuances of some of the complex expressions and phrases. Translation aid: Speaking after releasing the dictionary, well-known lexicographer G. Venkatasubbaiah said, it was a useful aid for researchers and translators in a context where Vachana literature had drawn wide attention beyond Karnataka. This body of literature was unique to the Kannada tradition and needed to be translated to all the world languages, he said. Prof. Venkatasubbaiah said that while some Vachanas like those of Basaveshwara were direct and simple, others demanded close reading like those of Allama Prabhu. Rich diction: T.R. Mahadevaiah, chief editor of the dictionary, said that the diction of Vachanas was special because it drew from a wide social milieu. “There were kings and scholars among the Vachanakaras, just as there were ordinary workers and artisans from the lower strata of society,” said Prof. Mahadevaiah. It drew into its fold women writers and reformers, which also reflected a wide social spectrum from royalty to street sweepers, he added. Another unique feature of the Vachana movement, Prof. Mahadevaiah said, was that its revolutionary concepts that broke caste and class barriers drew people from other parts of India as well. “Some of them came here, learnt Kannada and composed Vachanas in this language, further adding to the richness of the language repertory,” he said. The dictionary, published by Basavatatva Prachara and Samshodhana Kendra at BEML Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore. Reference: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/trilingual-lexicon-on-vachana-literature-released/article6491687.ece

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Veerashaiva Samaja Orbits around the Earth

Shiva Maganahalli California North Chapter

Many of you already heard or know of NASA new venture to send humans to Mars next decade. One of the first steps is to test the flights with new launchers. This is the first test flight. One very interesting thing about this flight was NASA's innovative idea of having submissions from all over the world for people to submit names. I had submitted Veerashiava Samaja (NA) and Kannada Koota names and they were on the flight orbiting the Earth. The names will also be in the future flights including flight to Mars!!!! I have written a post on my blog - NASA Orion flights and to Mars! and written in more detail along with some data analysis. Please take a look and feel free to forward.

Source: http://www com/2014/11/nasa-orion-journey-to-mars-data-analysis.html.hiregion.

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12th Sharana Sammelana -Vijayapura

The 12th All India Sharana Sammelana was successfully conducted in Vijayapura, Karnataka during December 12-14, 2014. One of the notable speaker was Dr. Neeraj Patil who was the guest speaker at 37th VSNA Convention at Dallas, Texas spoke on the occasion. For more details, please click on You Tube channel.

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B. D. Jatti Vachana Adhyayana Peetha – Kalaburgi B. D. Jatti Vachana Adhyayana (Research) Peetha (Center) was inaugurated in Kalaburgi, Karnataka. Mr. Arvind Jatti, President, Basava Samiti, Bangalore spoke on the occasion. More details are available on You Tube Channel.

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Central VSNA Updates VSNA Soul Mates VSNA is proud to announce the launch of our fully functional matrimonial website -VSNA Soul Mates. This is one of the many services that our organization is planning to provide its members. VSNA Soul Mates provides a virtual platform for young adults who are currently residing in North America, to meet their life partners. VSNA feels that this is a much needed service for Veerashaivas living in North America. VSNA Soul Mates is a secure website and is linked to VSNA.org. Young adults and parents of eligible adults can now register on our secure website and search the database to find a suitable match. VSNA has taken all the necessary steps to protect every registrant's identity. Only essential information such as gender, age, profession and geographical location will be visible on the searchable database. This service will not replace the fun-filled get together for young adults arranged during VSNA annual conventions. However, our young adults who wish to attend the meet and greet events during VSNA annual conventions will be required to register online henceforth. Thanks to the entire BOR team, especially Uma Sajjan and Mamatha Hirannaiah for their extraordinary efforts in this project. Link to VSNA – Soul Mates - http://matrimony.vsna.org/ Matrimonial services is provided to Central VSNA members for a nominal fee as follows:   

$50 for VSNA Life Members $100 for VSNA Annual Members and $150 for VSNA Patrons (Guest/Unpaid Members).

Guest Members are encouraged to support this non-profit organization by becoming Life Members and to take advantage of the reduced fee schedule. Once the registration is completed online, please mail a check payable to “VSNA”. Payment instructions are given online on the VSNA Membership/Donor Form. The profile will be activated shortly after receiving the fee. Please encourage your fellow Veerashaivas to visit the website and use our services.

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VSNA Local Chapters Updates VSNA - Washington DC & Virginia Chapter VSNA VA-DC chapter held the Deepavali celebration on Saturday, Nov 1st between 5:00 to 10:00 PM at ‘Reston Community Center’ Hunter Woods 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston VA 20191. Around 50 families with over 100 VSNA VA-DC chapter members attended events consisting of dance by kids and ladies, songs by chapter members, skits by kids and speeches by adults as part of Anubhava Ghosti. The event was concluded with dinner catered from a restaurant. Please see below few photos of the event.

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VSNA – California Central Chapter Central California VSNA group meets every month for the “Basava Balaga”. During this quarter of 2014, we shared Basava Philosophy through vachanas and small stories by Lord Basavanna. Senior members talked about Yoga and its usefulness and about using Basava Principles in our daily life. "Vachanas (sayings) of Veerashaiva philosophers (Sharanas) of the 12th century are a treasure house of philosophical and spiritual thoughts tinged with the contemporary social context. During December 2014 we had following Vachana recital and group discussion about Yoga Healing. Children’s presented about Sanskrit and its usefulness. Here are few extracts: Naanembudu Pramaana – What we call as I is a measure By: Dr. Nagabhushana Malakkla This seemingly simple Vachana by Allama Prabhu sets us into deep thoughts. What we call I is a measure. The moment we say ‘I’ we imply ‘I am tall’, ‘I am rich’ etc. When we say ‘you’ we imply ‘you are different’, ‘you are distant’ etc. The - I and the - you become measures of who we are vs who the others are. The comparison begins and the differences evolve. The ‘I-ness’ takes over immersing us into the ups and downs of this world. Similarly, the self and the other are also measures that emphasize the differences and distances between us. These measures simply increase the barrier between the individuals. The only way to reduce and eliminate these barriers is to realize Guhesvara, the divine. He is the only unmeasurable. Abhyasavenna Vartisitayya – I am a Creature of my Habits! By: Shreya Hiremath

ಅಭ್ಯಾಸವೆನ್ನ ವರ್ತಿಸಿತ್ತಯ್ಯಾ, ಭಕ್ತತ ಸಯಧ್ಾವಯಗದು, ನಯನೆೇವೆನ್ಯ್ಯಾ ಆನ್ು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮ್ನ್ಂಬೆೊಗುವನ್ನಕ್ಕ ನಿೇವೆನ್ನ ಮ್ನ್ಂಬೆೊಗುವನ್ನಕ್ಕ ಕಯಯಗುಣಂಗಳ ಕ್ಳೆದವರಿಗೆ ಶರಣೆಂಬೆ ಕ್ೊಡಲಸಂಗಮ್ದೆೇವಯ.

Habit makes me act, oh Sir! Devotion has become impossible, I am helpless, Oh Sir! Until I enter your mind, And you enter my mind, I bow to those who have shed their worldly traits, Oh, Lord Kudala Sangama!

Aane Kudure Bhandaaravirdodeno? - So what if you have all the Wealth? By: Dr. Ravindra Kumar Moligeya Marayya urges us to become aware of the impermanence of this material world. We spend all our lives earning a living and accumulating wealth. We collect horses, elephants, cars and all sorts of vehicles. We acquire multiple houses and count our blessings along with our money. We feel we are top of the world and continue to accumulate more and more. We may not even have time and patience to enjoy what we accumulate. Do we really need all this wealth? In fact, all we need is a handful of rice to eat, some milk from just one cow and only half of a cot to sleep. We can survive and live with this minimum. Yet we never think about it. We believe that the wealthier we are, the happier we will be. If that were the case, all the wealthy individuals must be happy individuals. That truly is not the case. Eventually body becomes one with the Earth. We do not take our jewelry and vehicles with us when that happens. The spouse who promised to be with us in life and death and forever, cannot accompany us. The breath that kept our company all the time joins the wind. We go back to where we came from without anyone and anything to accompany us. Why then is this urge to acquire more and more? Does that mean that we should give up earning? Sharanas never advocated inaction. They urged us to be active (Kayaka - Work is worship). They urged us to simplify our lives and live with just the right share

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of necessities and share the excess with the community (Dasoha). They urged us to realize the great blessings we have from Him, treat all we have as His and share it with all His people, our fellow beings! Marayya is reminding us to gain this awareness. Benefits of learning Sanskrit: By: Vachana and Vedanta Sanskrit in its most ancient form predates both these (Latin and Greek) languages. All Indo-European languages, including English and many languages that are spoken all the way from the Americas to Iceland to the Bay of Bengal descend from Sanskrit. Sanskrit is also studied in UK, Ireland, Harvard-USA and New Zealand and some other countries in the world apart from India.   

Sanskrit automatically teaches your child and anybody else studying it to pay attention due to its uncanny precision. When the precision is there the experience is, that it feels uplifting. It makes you happy. By studying Sanskrit, other languages can be learnt more easily; this being the language all others borrow from fractionally. The Sanskrit grammar is reflected in part in Irish or Greek, Latin or English. Sanskrit has the most comprehensive writings in the world expressed through the Vedas and the Gítá. The Upanishads and have given people from all over the world an insight into universal religious feelings for more than one century now.

Members of VSNA – California - Central

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VSNA – California South Chapter In December of 2014, we held the California Southern Chapter Diwali celebrations in San Diego, CA. We sought to bring together many of the participating VSNA member to the deeper south of California by hosting. As a result, we had attendees from all over Southern California, extending beyond San Diego. For the actual pooja, little deviation from the regular VSNA schedule was chartered. We began with repeated OM chanting, which was followed by Guru Basavanna pooja, and vachanas. The entire pooja was concluded with discourses and songs open to the members. The highlight of the function was from a 4year old girl, who led the crowd to repeat after her vachana. It was a wonderful time to connect over our culture and people as each family brought delicacies. All in all it was an evening to be cherished.

VSNA – Florida Chapter Updates By: Nayantara Swamy, President-Florida Chapter The VSNA Florida chapter met in October for Navaraatri celebrations at Drs. Veena and Harish Patil's home in Orlando. It was an evening marked by high energy and enthusiasm. As always we performed our Ishta linga puja and emphasized the importance of the sacred 'Panchakshari Mantra'. As a reminder and motivation, all kids were given a red wrist band that had "OM NAMAH SHIVAYA" on one side and 'VSNA family' on the back. Selected vachanas were read and discussed by several adults. The kids were given a Basavanna's vachana, and had to recite it, explain the meaning and enact it (as a group), as they would apply its principle in their life. This exercise makes them think about the message in the vachana, collaborate and cooperate with each other. It always makes the kids perspective entertaining and memorable! We sang The Veerashaiva Theme Song and Shiva Bajans, some led by kids, Neha, Isha, Anagha and Kiran. All joined in singing our "VSNA theme Song". We concluded with Mangalaarati and Maha prasada. In October, we had an unexpected 5 day visit from Muruga Mutt Swamiji from Chitradurga. Many of our members gave a lot of their time (on working weekdays), changed your own schedule at a moment’s notice, made calls, sent emails, organized rides, several family visits, pooja, prasada, and put in so much hard work... Their 24


cooperation and teamwork resulted in a grand ‘Maha Mane', five Linga Dharanas, Pada Puja, and a wonderful experience for all involved, and hopefully Swamiji as well. I cannot begin to express how proud I feel of our chapter. Thanks to many Veerashaivas and friends who pitched in, in numerous ways, with such generosity and grace! Special thanks to Kalpana, Girish, Veeresh, Geetha, Somshekar, Roopa, Gangadhar, Prakash, Chaitra, Vidya, and Mallikarjuna Swamy.

Once again, we put the spirit of 'Chala Beku Sharanange' into practice! We took what was an unexpected mishap, and made it fruitful and memorable! I humbly offer my chapter members my admiration and gratitude! Bursting with pride.

Chitradurga Swamiji- 'Maha Mane' at Pallegar's house- Bradenton. Linga Dharana of Vidya, Divit & Ira Rao. Shoba, Basavaraj, Tanisha and baby Sidhan Deverashetty. 25


VSNA – New York-New Jersey Chapter Highlights of 2014 Deepavali & Dassara Celebrations by Bew York – New Jersey Chapter on October 18th 2014.

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VSNA – Chicago Chapter The VSNA – Chicago Chapter conducted Deepavali program on November 8th in Itasca Park District. The highlights of the program were Vachana Recital & Musical Concert by our specials guests – Renowned artists Pt. Satish Hampiholi, Dr. Pt. Mruthyunjay Shettar, Ms. Akankshi Badami and Vikas. The masters of ceremony were youth members – Meghana Basavaraju, Shreya Dhananjaya and Shailesh Vhasure. Linga Puja was as usual led by Srishail Hadimani. The food and hall were sponsored by Channu & Tanuja Kambalyal, Sangeeta & Basavaraju Nanjundappa and Saroj & Shashikanth Vhasure. The members elected their new office bearers – Kishore Channabasavaiah as President, Deepa Patil as Vice-President and Rajendra Hattarki as Secretary/Treasurer.

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VSNA – Texas-South (Houston) Chapter December 2014 - Mahamane

Source: www.facebook.com VSNA Houston Chapter

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VSNA – North Carolina Chapter Submitted by: Shivappa Palled, President VSNA-NC Chapter VSNA-NC Board organized a fall picnic on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at Clemmons Educational State Forest, Clayton, NC 27520. The picnic began at 11:00 am and ended at 4:00 pm. Several members attended the picnic. Members had varieties of things to do at park for the fun. Some members chose to go for a long nature trail walking in the park. Some other members chose to play the throw ball, and whereas others sat around the fire place in the picnic shelter and immersed themselves in the conversations. Snacks and food were great. The throw ball match between the ladies and gents was most entertaining and awesome. Members enjoyed the day thoroughly. Thanks to Nandeesh Kaggere, Veeranna Chinnappa, and Girija Hawaldar for organizing such a wonderful picnic. VSNA-NC chapter members met at 4:30 P. M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Dominion Park Clubhouse to celebrate the Deepavali function. The function began with the group Linga Pooja followed by three prayers. Every member participated in the Linga Pooja and the prayer. The Linga Pooja was led by Rani Bale assisted by Uma Palled, Rajalakshmi Nagaraj, and Girija Hawaldar. Then, Nandeesh Kaggere recited a Vachana and explained the meaning of the Vachana and its relevance to our daily life. The Lakshmi Pooja was performed by the ladies. The children and adults together sang Devi Stuthih, Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam, and Astalaksmistotram. Aarati was done by the families. The Taambolla was distributed to all ladies by Uma Palled and Girija Hawaldar. Welcome Folk Dance was performed by Pooja Korategere and Priyanka Lalgondar. Before the cultural activities began the members observed two minutes of silence in memory of Smt. Pramila Tumbapura (Dr. Anil Tumbapura's mother) and Dr. Banad Vishwanath (NY/NJ chapter member). Nandeesh Kaggere, Secretary of the Chapter, introduced the new members and the visiting guests. Prerana Prabhu sang a Vachana delightfully. Kiran and Girija Hawaldar were recognized for their dedicated and absolute service for the chapter for many years. Yerri Swamy & Anuradha Lalgondar, Veeranna Chinnappa & Ambuja Umapathi, and Nandeesh and Dr. Ashwini Kaggere were also recognized for their leadership and dedicated service to the chapter. Then, Shivappa Palled, President of the chapter announced that Mrs. Ashwini Koratagere has been elected as a President for 2015 - 16. He also informed that the new board will contain Mrs. Shalini Lalsangi (Vice-President), Mrs. Reshma Thuruvesanchi (Treasurer), and Mrs. Archana Prabhushankar (Secretary). He congratulated the new team and extended full support for the team. Mrs. Ashwini Korategere shared some of the new ideas that the team will try to implement in 2015 - 16. Members enjoyed the delicious dinner that was specially catered for the occasion. Shivappa Palled thanked Kiran and Girija Hawaldar for renting the Clubhouse for the event and also for their contribution to the event. 29


Finally, he thanked the NC board members and others for their help and support for the last two years. The function ended at 9:00 PM.

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Essence of Communication ನ್ುಡಿದರೆ ಮುತಿಿನ್ ಹ ರದಾಂತಿರಬೆೀಕ್ು! ನ್ುಡಿದರೆ ಮ್ ಣಿಕ್ಯದ ದೀಪ್ತಿಯಾಂತಿರಬೆೀಕ್ು! ನ್ುಡಿದರೆ ಸ್ಫಟ್ಟಕ್ದ ಶಲ ಕೆಯಾಂತಿರಬೆೀಕ್ು! ನ್ುಡಿದರೆ ಲಿಾಂಗ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿ ಅಹುದೆನ್ಬೆೀಕ್ು! ನ್ುಡಿಯೊಳಗ ಗಿ ನ್ಡೆಯದದದರೆಕ್ ಡಲಸ್ಾಂಗಮದೆೀವನೆಾಂತೆ ಲಿವನ್ಯಯ ? Translation: If you should speak, your words should be like pearls strung on a thread! If you should speak, your words should be like the luster shed by a ruby! If you should speak, your words should be like a crystal's flash that cleaves the blue! If you should speak, the Lord must say "yes, yes, that is true"! But, if your deeds do not reflect your words, how can Lord Kudala Sangama accept you? [Source: http://vachanaaweek.blogspot.com/].

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VSNA – Publications Note: For latest updates please visit: http://www.vsna.org

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Veerashaivism and Bhakti, Dr. Somashekhar Munavalli (Ed). Bel Air, Maryland, 1988 Veerashaiva Religion - An Introduction, Dr. S. Munavalli (Ed), 1989 Veerashaivism - A Collection of Essays, Dr. S. Munavalli (Ed), 1990 Veerashaivism - History and Fundamental Concepts, Dr. S. Munavalli (Ed), 1991 Veerashaiva Religion - Questions and Answers, Dr. S. Munavalli (Ed), 1991 Veerashaivism - Comparative Study of Allamaprabhu, Basava Sunya Sampadane and Vachana Literature, Sri Kumara Swamiji and Dr. S. Munavalli (Ed), 1993 7. Lingadharana, Smt. Vimala Channabasappa, 1993 8. Veerashaiva Sharaneyaru, Dr. S. Munavalli and Siddayya Puranik, 1994 9. In Seach of Shiva, Dr. Saroja Ullagaddi, Clifton, Virginia, 1995 10. VSNA Brochure - Questions and Answers, Dr. Saroja Ullagaddi, et.al., 1996 11. Life, Legacy and Lyrics of Devara Dasimayya, Prof. C. S. Bennur (Translator) Dr. S. Munavalli (Ed), 1998 12. Commemorative Volume - First World Veerashaiva Conference, VSNA Toronto Chapter, Dr. S. Munavalli (Rd), 2000 13. The Veerashaiva Religion, Its Practices and Principles, Dr. S. Munavalli, Sponsored by JSS, 2002 14. Cardinal Principles of Veerashaiva Religion, Dr. S. Munavalli 15. A Study of VSNA History, 2007 16. The Lingayat Dharma, Dr. S. Munavalli, 2007 17. ABC of Lingayath Dharma, Dr. S. Munavalli, 2007 18. Veerashaivism Made Simple, Sateesh Kavi, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2007 19. Veerashaiva Religion for Preschoolers, Dr. S. Munavalli, 2007 20. 30th VSNA Convention Souvenir, VSNA Detroit Chapter, 2007 21. 31st VSNA Convention Souvenir, VSNA California Chapters, 2008 22. ARIVU - 32nd VSNA Convention Souvenir - Main, VSNA Chicago Chapter, 2009 23. ARIVU - 32nd VSNA Convention Souvenir - Supplement, VSNA Chicago Chapter, 2009 24. 33rd VSNA Convention Souvenir, VSNA Toronto Chapter, 2010 25. 34th VSNA Convention Souvenir, VSNA New England Chapter, 2011 26. The Maker's Mint, A Biographical Novel on Basavanna, Sadanand Kanavalli, VSNA & Basava Peetha Karnataka University, 2011 27. 35th VSNA Convention Souvenir, VSNA California Chapters, 2012 28. 36th VSNA Convention Souvenir, VSNA Florida Chapter, 2013 29. Siddanta Sikhamani, Dr. Linga Raju, 2013 30. A Journey Through Sacred Hindu Scriptures, Dr. Linga Raju, 2013 31. Origin of The People of India and The Vedic Culture, Dr. Linga Raju, 2013 32. Philosophy and Practice of Vīraṡaivas, Dr. Linga Raju, 2013 33. A Journey Through Hindu and Vīraśaiva Concepts, Dr. Linga Raju, 2013 34. Bhagavad-Gita, Dr. Linga Raju, 2014 35. Sunya Sampadane, 2nd Edition, Dr. Linga Raju, 2014 36. Evolution of Veerashaiva Concepts, Part-I, Dr. Linga Raju, 2014 37. Evolution of Veerashaiva Concepts, Part-II, Dr. Linga Raju, 2014 38. Evolution of Veerashaiva Concepts, Part-III, Dr. Linga Raju, 2014 39. Lingayoga, Dr.Linga Raju, 2014 40. Commentary-on-"History and Philosophy of Liṅgᾱyat Religion" by Prof. Sakhare, Dr. Langa Raju, 2014

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WITH BEST WISHES TO ALL VSNA MEMBERS

FROM VSNA Newsletter – Committee

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Baandhavya - December 2014  

VSNA Newsletter Baandhavya - December 2014

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