“In childhood a female must be subject to her father, in youth to her husband, when her lord is dead to her sons; a woman must never be independent….If a wife obeys her husband, she will for that (reason alone) be exalted in heaven.” –Manu Smriti[1] ***  “I have nothing to do with the husbands of this world”- Akka Mahadevi.

Akka Mahadevi in samadhi, nude but draped in her flowing hair.

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Akka Mahadevi (c.1130-1160), one of the early female poets in the Kannada language was a prominent figure of the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the 12th century Karnataka. She is a prominent figure in the field of female emancipation and a person of mystical vision. Mahadevi is said to have refused to wear any clothing—a common practice among male ascetics, but shocking for a woman. Legend has it that due to her true love and devotion with God her whole body was protected by hair.

Akka Mahadevi Akka Mahadevi one of the early female poets in the Kannada language was a prominent figure of the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the century Karnataka. She is a.

Akka Mahadevi 1130 - 1160 Devotee of Shiva and poet in Kannada language

Akka Mahadevi 1130 - 1160 Devotee of Shiva and poet in Kannada language

Sadhguru tells us about Akka Mahadevi, a woman who defied a king and walked naked out of her devotion to the Adiyogi.

The Stone Panels in the Dhyanalinga Inner Parikrama depict transformative moments in the lives of various devotees.

Akka Mahadevi holding Ishta Linga in her Right hand

Akka Mahadevi holding Ishta Linga in her Right hand

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