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 →

SRIPADA KRISHNAMURTHY SASTRY INTRODUCTION Krishna Murthy Sastry, of Sripada family (1866 –1960), was born in Devarapalli of West Godavari district in a pious Telugu family, and he was the chief poet of Andhra Pradesh. He has written lot of devotional works in Telugu. His famous work, Sri Krishna Charitam, which explains the life history of LordRead More →

GARIMELLA SATYANARAYANA INTRODUCTION Garimella Satyanarayana (1893–1952) was a poet and freedom fighter and he fought against the British Government and he expressed his feelings through his patriotic songs and writings, and due to that, several times, he was imprisoned by the British government. Garimella Satyanarayana was born in a poor family in a village in SrikakulamRead More →

KASULA PURUSHOTTAMA  KAVI INTRODUCTION Kasula Purushottama Kavi(18th century AD)  was born in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh in a pious Telugu family. He served as a court poet under small kings, and he composed beautiful songs on Lord Vishnu which was highly praised by the kings and the scholars. His popular works are: Hamsaladevi GopalaRead More →

NANNE CHODA INTRODUCTION Nanne Choda (12th Century AD) was a famous Telugu poet and he was honoured with the titles Tekanadityudu and Kaviraja Sikhamani. He is one of the famous ancient bhakti poets. He was born in a pious Hindu Telugu family. He dedicated his work to the Shaivite saint, Sri.Jangama Mallikarjuna Yogi. Nanne Choda’s important work is Kumara Sambavam in Telugu.Read More →

KRISHNADHWARI INTRODUCTION Krishnadhwari (16th century AD) was a famous Telugu poet who resided in the court of Thanjavur Nayak king Sri Ranghunatha Nayak. He is praised for his famous poem Naishadha Parijaatheeyamu, which relates the story of Nala and Krishna. Similar to Tenali Rama, he used to relax the mind of the King RaghunathaRead More →

TIRUMALAMMA INTRODUCTION Tirumalamma also called as Timmakka was a popular Telugu devotional poet who wrote Subhadra Kalyanam in Telugu language. She was the wife of the famous singer-poet Annamacharya. Mata Timmakka is considered as a divine incarnation of Mata Lakshmi’s favourite Padmam(Lotus Flower). Timmakka was born in a Brahmin’s family, and she is considered as the first TeluguRead More →

JANARDAN SWAMI INTRODUCTION Janardan Swami (1504-1575) was a bhakti poet and saint. He was the guru of the famous Saint Eknath, a famous devotee of Lord Panduranga, a form of Lord Krishna. His works were written in Marathi and Hindi language. Janardan Swami was born in a Brahmin family at Maharashtra, and he was anRead More →

INTRODUCTION Bhagat Kanwar Ram was a Sindhi singer and poet. He was a disciple of  Satram Das Sahib. He was born in the year 1885 at a village in Uttar Pradesh. He was very religious oriented and considered as a saint and guru among the Sindhis. He was an ardent devotee of Guru JhulelalRead More →

INTRODUCTION Bhasa is one of the celebrated poets and mostly his poems were written in Sanskrit, and he got capabilities similar to the great poet Sri Kalidasa. It is believed that he would have lived in the fourth century AD, and he was considered as a divine poet. He was honouredRead More →