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 the
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 Lord
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 Srikakulam
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 Gopala
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.
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 Raghunatha
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 Telugu
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 an