Rudrabhatta | Popular Kannada Poet

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 […]

Devar Dasimayya | Jedara Daasimayya | Kannada Poet of 11th Century

Devar Dasimayya (11th century AD) was a great Kannada poet and he was born in a village in Karnataka. He was a weaver by profession, and his pen name is Ramanatha, since his beloved deities are Lord Rama and Lord Shiva. From his young age itself, he was very much interested in spirituality, and he […]

Lakshmipathi | Kannada devotional Writer

Lakshmipathi (17th century AD) was born in Mysore in the family of Vedic pundits and poets. His family deity was Kanchi Varadaraja, and he finished his studies at his native place, and at his teenage, he had settled in Melkote in Mandya district. He belonged to the lineage of the great Vaishnavite saints, Sri Nathamuni […]

Lakshmisa | Kannada Author of ‘Jaimini Bharata’

Lakshmisa was a famous Kannada writer who lived during the 17th century AD. He has written a famous text known as ‘Jaimini Bharata’, which contains the incidents based on the great epic Mahabharata. The writing focuses on the Kurukshetra battle, and the Bhagavat Gita teachings of Lord Krishna. He was born in Kadur taluk, Chikkamagaluru […]

Chamarasa | Virashaiva Poet, Author of ‘Prabhulinga Leele’

Chamarasa (15th century AD) was a Virashaiva poet, an expert in Kannada language, and he was highly recognized by the Vijayanagara kings, for his mastery in penning devotional poems on Lord Shiva. He lived during the period of the great Kannada poet Kumara Vyasa. He was also a sincere devotee of the great Virashaivite saint […]

Nijaguna Shivayogi | Kannada Author of ‘Vivekachintamani’

Nijaguna Shivayogi (15th century AD) was a great saint and a devotional writer in the Kannada language. He was a follower of Lord Shiva, and he was the ruler of a small region in Mysore. His famous text Vivekachintamani, was written in a simple style and it was stolen the hearts of thousands of readers […]

Devudu Narasimha Sastry

Devudu Narasimha Sastry (1895–1962) was a famous Kannada writer and a scholar. His guru was Vaidhyanatha Shastri. He learnt the Vedas and Sanskrit from his guru, and he was famous in penning devotional poems also. He wrote and published lot of beautiful novels, and in the year 1947, he published a novel containing the life […]

Harihara | 12th century’s Kannada Poet

Harihara was a famous Kannada saint, poet and a spiritual writer, who lived in the 12th century AD. He was born in a village in the present day Hassan district, Karnataka, and he was born in the family of accountants, and served as an accountant in the court of King Narasimha. After sincerely serving for […]