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 →