Akka Mahadevi fought for women’s rights: Minister ST Somashekar

Prime News, Karnataka, Poets, Mysuru, January 23:- “Akka Mahadevi was one of the early women poets in the 12th century. A prominent figure in the Lingayat sect, she was a role model for all. Through her Vachanas, she highlighted the setbacks in society. She was also known as a poetess who made the difference,” said District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar here on Saturday (January 23).

In his press release, he said, “She was the embodiment of self-respect. She fought for women’s rights. Women can’t be just confined to the four walls of a house. Akka Mahadevi showed women are no less compared to men and can manage anything with the utmost ease.

“She had firmly accepted Lord Channamallikarjuna as her husband. When she was forced to get married when she was very young, she gave up worldly things in life and led a saintly life.”

Somashekar said, “Her Vachanas throw light on the spiritual and materialistic world and their values still hold good in the present context. Inauguration of Akka Mahadevi statue in Mysuru is welcome. Akka Mahadevi’s thoughts should reach each and everyone.”  (MR/KS)

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