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Dynamics of Social Aberrations in Yogmaya’s Sarvartha Yogavani

Yogamaya Neupane is a progressive poet, a spiritual leader, a social reformer, a Nirguna Bhakti saint and a feminist revolutionary in Nepal. She wrote numerous lyrical verses referring to different social evils of her time. This article attempts to explore the dynamics of social aberrations inherent in her lyrical verses –SarvarthaYogavani. Neupane launches her crusade against different social evils like corruption, deception, racial injustice, caste discrimination, fraudulent activities, misuse of measurement etc. through her sacred verses. Her verses echo the voices of the voiceless people. She becomes the messiah of contemporary society. Through her verses, she attacks money lenders, corrupt Bhramins, Rana rulers, sellers of crops and Rudrakshya, job holders, judges etc. for their anomalies. She adopts the Bhakti path to launch her social protest against different social aberrations prevalent at that time. The very dynamics of social anomalies of contemporary society are reflected in Yogavani through which she attacks the different social agents against their injustice. The study employs Kabir’s Theory of Nirguna bhakti as a theoretical tool to launch the social protest against injustice and anomalies. Nirguna Bhakti refers to devotion to the formless God- singular God inherent in all living species. It holds the view that since similar God exists in all human beings, discriminations among any human beings on the ground of social constructs like gender, caste or race etc. are baseless and pointless. Yogmaya following the same ground attacks other social evils like corruption, deception etc. prevalent in contemporary society. Through her lyrical verses, she raises the consciousness of people and evil agents for their change. No society can attain social change itself until and unless human minds are changed. Therefore, Yogmaya like Kabir Saint attempts to rock the human consciousness for social revolution. She follows the protocols of peace and non-violence to suit her purpose. She inspires her followers not to resort to violent activities that disrupt the peace and harmony of the society. She herself involves in uniting the people of all castes in one place, and has them recite bhajans together. The principles of social solidarity and fraternity are automatically established fostering the protest against different social evils prevalent in society.

Dynamics, Aberrations, Discrimination, Nirguna, Satyagraha, Jal-Samadhi, Bhajanetc

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Dipesh Neupane. (2023). Dynamics of Social Aberrations in Yogmaya’s Sarvartha Yogavani. International Journal of Literature and Arts, 11(5), 227-232.

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Dipesh Neupane. Dynamics of Social Aberrations in Yogmaya’s Sarvartha Yogavani. Int. J. Lit. Arts 2023, 11(5), 227-232. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20231105.13

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Dipesh Neupane. Dynamics of Social Aberrations in Yogmaya’s Sarvartha Yogavani. Int J Lit Arts. 2023;11(5):227-232. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20231105.13

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