BALARAMA DASA INTRODUCTION Balarama Dasa (15th century AD) was born in odhisha and was a great saint and poet. He wrote several poems on Lord Rama and Krishna, and sung their glory in temples. His work Jagamohana Ramayana was considered as a famous text among the odhisha people, and it isRead More →

SANT SUDAN INTRODUCTION Sudan (1700–1753) was the chief  poet in the court of King Suraj Mal, the righteous ruler in Rajasthan. He was born in Mathur  caste, lived in Mathura and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. He reduced the mental tension of Maharaja by praising him, through his popular poems, and one of hisRead More →

  LAKSHMY MA INTRODUCTION Lakshmy (1820–1904), also called as Kunju Thankachi, was a female poet, music composer and Malayalam writer, and she was considered as one of the famous women poets in Kerala during her period. She was the daughter of Irayimman Thampi, who was also a famous writer and served asRead More →

KAVI BHUSHAN INTRODUCTION Kavi Bhushan (1613–1712) was a famous poet, who served in the court of the Maratha king Shivaji. He was a talented Sanskrit poet. Bhushan was born in a village in the present-day Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. His brothers are also popular poets, and they served in the courts of various Indian Kings. Kavi Bhushan also servedRead More →

GOVINDADASA INTRODUCTION Govindadasa (1535–1613) was a Bengali  poet who was well known for his popular devotional songs on Lord Krishna. He composed songs on the true divine love between Radha and Krishna, and he is also known as Govinda Das Kaviraja. It is believed that he was the incarnation of one of the cowherd friendsRead More →

SUDAMA PANDAY INTRODUCTION Sudama Panday (1936–1975), was a famous Hindi poet from Varanasi, who is well-known for his good writing style, and wrote devotional poems. He also wrote various articles on social issues, and he was very much worried about the caste discrimination which was very much prevailed during his period. Sudama PandayRead More →

MANMOHAN ACHARYA INTRODUCTION Manmohan Acharya is a famous Odisha poet, writer and a publisher. He wrote poems in Sanskrit language, and he wrote songs for feature films also. He had translated the Gita Govinda of Jayadev as Gita Govind Rasavalli. Manmohan Acharya was born in the year 1967 in a village in Odisha inRead More →

DEVULAPALLI KRISHNA SASTRY INTRODUCTION Devulapalli Venkata Krishnasastri (1897 –1980) was a famous Telugu poet. Krishnasastri was born in a village in Andhra Pradesh, and he was brought up in Pitapuram, and his father had served as a poet in the court                   of kings.  He learnt English literature through his interest in that language, and became an expert inRead More →

RUDRABHATTA INTRODUCTION Rudrabhatta (12th century AD) was a popular Kannada poet, who served in the court of King Veera Ballala. Rudrabhatta was a Brahmin scholar, and he wrote the famous text Jagannatha, which describes the greatness of Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Krishna. The epic describes the fight between Krishna and Banasura, the great grandson of Bhakta Prahalada.Read More →

GANGAMBIKA   INTRODUCTION Gangambika(14th century AD) was a princess and  a poet of the Vijayanagara Empire at the present day Karnataka. She was the wife of Kumara Kampana, the noble son of the Vijayanagara king Bukka Raya. Gangambika wrote the details about the victory of her husband, over the Muslims in Madurai in the form of a poem, which wasRead More →

JASOBANTA DASA INTRODUCTION Jasobanta Dasa (15th century AD) was a poet, saint and an ardent devotee of Jagannath, a form of Lord Krishna. He was one of the famous poets in Odisha, and his popular work Prema Bhakti Brahma Gita, was appreciated by the then kings of Odisha. He was born inRead More →

DINAKRUSHNA DAS INTRODUCTION Dinakrushna Das (1650 – 1710) was a famous poet of Odisha, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. He has dedicated his famous poem “Rasakallola”, to Lord Krishna. He was born at Munutunia in Balasore district, Odisha in the year 1650. In his famous work ‘Rasakallola’, he wonderfully describesRead More →

KESHAV PANDIT INTRODUCTION Keshav Pandit (17th century AD) also called as Keshav Swami lived during the time                               of Chhatrapati Shivaji, and he served as a chief priest to Sri Shivaji, and he was a Sanskrit scholar and a famous poet during his period. He was considered as a friend of Shivaji, and usedRead More →

DHURJATI INTRODUCTION Dhurjati (15th century AD) was a Telugu poet in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya and he was considered as the best poet during his period. Dhurjati was born in a pious Hindu Telugu family in Sri Kalahasti and he was the grandson of the great saint-poet Jakkayya, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Kalahasteeshwara. His works areRead More →

PINGALI SURANNA INTRODUCTION Pingali Suranna (16th century AD) was a Telugu poet and was one of the eight famous poets during his period. Suranna lived in Kanala village near Nandyala.  Suranna’s parents were also religious scholars. Surana’s Samadhi is situated in his native place, Kanala village, near Nandyala. Potter community people used to celebrate his birth anniversaryRead More →

VRIND INTRODUCTION Vrind (1643–1723) was an Indian saint and poet from Rajasthan. He was born in the year 1643 in a pious Rajasthani family, and since his parents and his ancestors are Krishna devotees, he was named as Vrind.  He was an important poet during his period, and he was anRead More →

NANDI THIMMANA INTRODUCTION Nandi Thimmana (15th century AD) was a Telugu poet and one of famous poets in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya. Thimmana was born in Anantapur in a Telugu family. He occupied an important place in the court of the great king Krishnadevaraya. The poet dedicated his famous work, Parijatapaharanamu, to king Krishnadevaraya. He was praised forRead More →

UNNAYI VARIYAR INTRODUCTION Unnayi Variyar was a poet and a devotional writer who lived in Kerala, during the 18th century. He is best known for his rich contribution in Kathakali dance, and won the hearts of thousands of Keralites. At his teenage, he used to produce beautiful garlands at the Irinjalakkuda Koodalmanikyam Temple. His famous work NalacharithamRead More →

DALPATRAM INTRODUCTION Dalpatram Dahyabhai Travadi (1820–1898) was a Gujarati poet lived during the 19th century. He was a social reformer and conducted lectures for improving the standard of living of the poor people. He was against caste discrimination and child marriage, and encouraged in the remarriage of widows. Dalpatram was born inRead More →

BHAKTA DAYARAM INTRODUCTION Dayaram (1777–1853) was a Gujarati poet and he was well known in Gujarati literature and he was a strict follower of Vaishnavism. Similar to the great Vittal devotees, Narsi Mehta, Thukaram and Meera, he is considered as a main person in the Krishna Bhakti movement in Gujarat. Dayaram was born in the year 1777 in Chanod, Gujarat on theRead More →