Time: (c. 1165 ). No of Vachanas: 403. Pen name: Saurashtra Someshwara – This indicates that he came from Saurashtra, in Gujarat.
Time: (c. 1160 ), wife of Aayadakki Marayya.
No of Vachanas: 25. Pen Name :Mareshwara-priya Amareshwara Linga
Time: (c. 1160 ). No of Vachanas: 32. Pen name Amareshwara Linga. His Vachanas are mainly devoted to Kayaka and Daasoha. He did the Kayaka of gathering grains. He belonged to Amareshwara of Lingasuru in Raichur district.
87. Work is worship
A contemporary of Basavanna, a ferry man by profession, uses his own name to sign off his compositions. 278 Vachanas of his have been accounted for. Comes out strongly against social inequality.
Time (c. 1160). A Kashmiri princess, she settled down in Kalyana to have the company of Sharanas. 6 vachanas have been found with the pen name, Bidadi.
Time: (c. 1160 ). A senior contemporary of Basavanna, and a disciple of Nija-guna-shiva-yogi. 257 Vachanas of his have been found with the signature line, Simmaligeya Chenna-rama. He hailed from Chimmalige, on the banks of the river Krishna.
A dalit Sharana, migrated to Kalyana from Malwa. He was held in high respect by Basavanna. Six Vachanas by him are now available.
108. I do not know
A contemporary of Basavanna. He earned a living by making sandalwood paste. A highly respected Sharana, used the penname, Chikkayya-priya-siddhq-linga, illa, illa. About 150 vachanas of this Sharanas have come down to us.
He was born at Devara Hipparagi in Bijapur district. A contemporary of Basavanna. This highly respected senior Sharana was a washer man by profession. 354 Vachanas have been found with the signature line, Kali-devra-deva. He is credited with protecting Vachana literature in the aftermath of the Kalyana revolution.
Time (c. 1160) 101 Vachanas with the signature line, Mana-sandittu-Mareshwara, have been found.
104. Where was it hiding?
He came from Afghanistan. He worked in Basavanna’s household, serving the Jangamas who were served with food. His Vachanas talk about the importance of Prasaada. 35 Vachanas have been found.
A Kashmiri queen, came to Kalyana with her husband. 70 Vachanas have been found. Her pen-name, Ennayya priyaimmadi Nihkalanka Mallikarjuna.
A Kashmiri King who came to Kalyana with his wife Mahadevi and earned livelihood by selling wood. 808 Vachanas by him have been found, under the pen-name Nihkalanka Mallikarjuna.
Time: (c. 1160). A rope maker by profession. We have 48 vachanas by him extolling the virtue of Kaayaka. Signature line, Chandeshwara. He hailed from Shivanagi in Bijapur.
Time ( 1639-1711). hailed from Jevaragi in Gulberga district. A highly respected Sharana He wrote 717 vachanas. He took the name of his Guru, Akhandeshwara, as his signature line.
Lived in the later half of the 16th century. Born in Kaapanahalli in Krishnarajpet of Mandya district and chose nearby Gajarajagiri for his penances. Belonging to the tradition of Tontada Siddalinga disciples He has composed 430 vachanas, with the signature line, Nija-guru- Swatantra –Siddha-lingeshwara.
107. All belongs to Shiva
Time: (c. 1160.) He gave up his ancestral profession of a thief, when he came under the spell of his Guru, Uri-linga-deva. He had his education under the guidance of the Guru. His Vachanas reveal his mastery over Sanskrit. 388 Vachnas under the signature line, Uri-linga-peddi-priya-visveshwara have been found. After his guru, he succeeded him as the head of the mutt ( religious institution, the seat of the Guru ). He was a dalit. Significantly, the lingyat mutts headed by dalits call themselves, Uri-linga Peddi mutts.