Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana Widget


Vachana Sanchaya is a website dedicated for linquistic research on 11th and 12th Century literature called “Vachana Sahitya”. Provides access to 21000 Vachana’s (verses of poems) written by 258 Vachanakaara’s (Poets/Creators of those Vachanas) in Unicode. This widget is disgned to display the daily vachana from the site to wordpress blogs.

Visit Vachana Sanchaya for more information. Visit Vachana Sahitya page on Wikipedia for more information on Vachana Sahitya movement.


  • Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana widget showing a daily vachana
  • Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana in Installed Plugins page
  • Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana in Appearance > Widgets
  • Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana Widget when added to sidebar. Change it's title if you like.


  1. Upload the vachana folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Vachana Sanchaya plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance –> Widgets to add the Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana widget to any widgetized areas, such as sidebars.


How to style the widget?

The vachana output wrapped in <p> tag with vachana ID and class. Use #vachana or .vachana in your Custom CSS to style it.

How can I contact you?

Use Linuxaayan’s website’s contact form to reach me. You can also use Vachana Sanchaya group to discuss further on other developments here.

Contributors & Developers

“Vachana Sanchaya Daily Vachana Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Using https for all URLs internally


  • Minor Bug Fix


  • Implemented local file for storing vachana
  • Vachana is read from local file to reduce display time


  • Fixed conflicting function


  • Initial public release.