Mangalore, July 16, 2011 :Despite Dasa Sahitya literature form producing poetries of greater significance, it has always remained sidelined and has failed to get the due prominence that it deserved, opined litterateur Dr Thaltaje Vasanth Kumar.
In his valedictory address at the closing ceremony of the two-day State-level Dasa Sahitya Sammelana organised by Kannada Sahitya Parishat at Town Hall here on Friday, Thaltaje expressed his disappointment over the lack of significance given to Dasa Sahitya.
He said except for Vachana Sahitya, Dasa Sahitya is the only form of centuries old literature which has the depthness and social relevance. But regrettably, Dasa Sahitya has not received the equal status of Vachana Sahitya. If several studies are conducted on Vachana Sahitya and is given academic importance, the same has not happened in the case of Dasa Sahitya, he stated.
He added that the two divisions made by a section of scholars namely Dasa Koota and Vyasa Koota is doing no good.
Pejavar seer Vishweshatheertha Swamiji said that Dasas made the contents of the complicated Hindu Shastras reach even the common man. “Dasa Sahitya has helped instilling sense of values among the people. The complicatedShastras were converted into easy poems and conveyed to the public by Dasas,” he said.
Declining the statement of Dr Thalthaje Vasanth Kumar who had claimed Buddha who appears in Dashavathara and Gauthama Buddha are same, Pejavar seersaid the two Buddhas are different and they do not relate to each other.
“Dashavathara Buddha mentioned in Dasa sahitya was a small boy who was born 5000 years ago, while Gauthama Buddha was born 2,500 years ago,” he said.
The curtains were closed down for Dasa Sahitya Sammelana which was held with grandeur.
The conference witnessed several debates and discussions on Dasa Sahitya.
Courtesy : Deccan Herald