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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. (via…

Like treasure hidden in the ground, taste in the fruit, gold in the rock, oil in the seed; the Absolute hidden away in the heart. -Akka Mahadevi India, 12th century

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Una perla al giorno – Akka Mahadevi

Una perla al giorno Akka Mahadevi