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Telangana kavulu | Great poets of Telangana

Telangana kavulu Great Poets of Telangana

Telangana is the land of rich culture and heritage place in India, Many famous poets penned to inspired to lakh of people. Learn some of the famous Telangana Kavulu

Bammer Potana

Kaloji Narayana Rao

Dr. C. Narayana Reddy

Dr. Ande Sri

Great Poets of Telangana Bammer Potana

Pothana was born at Bammera village, Palakurthy Mandal, Warangal district in Telangana state currently Jangoan District in Telangana state. His father was Kesanna and his mother Lakkamma. Pothana is a farmer by occupation.

Pothana is known for his best work in translation of Bhagavatava Purna from Sanskrit to Telugu.

Literature works of Bammer Potana

♦ Bhagavatam Purana

♦ Maha Bhagavatam

♦ Bhogini Dhandakanm

♦ Virabhadhra Vijayamu

Potana is considered as Sahaja Kavi( Natural Poet), at an early age Bhogini Dhandakam’s poem was written by him in praise of king Sri Singa Bhoopala.

Bhogini Dandakam is the earliest and first poem by available in Telugu by Potana. 

Virabhadhra Vijayamu is about adventures of Lord Virabhadhra, son of Lord Shiva which contains the destruction of a yagna performed in absence of Lord Shiva by Daksha Prajapathi.

Great Poets of Telangana Kaloji Narayana Rao 

Raghuveer Narayana Laxmikanth Srinivasa Ram Raja Kaloji (9 September 1914 – 13 November 2002), popularly known as Kaloji Narayana Rao or Kaloji or Kalanna, was an Indian poet, freedom fighter, anti-fascist and political activist of Telangana who was participated and involved in many movements like Arya Samaj movement, Andhra maha sabha and also become part of Satyagraha etc.

He was popularly known as  Praja Kavi, meaning the “People’s Poet” who wrote poetry in Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi Languages and was awarded doctorate award by kakatiya University in 1992.

kaloji was awarded Padma vibhushan by the government of India, for his services in Literacy in 1992

♦ Government of Telangana honoured Kaloji’s birthday as “Telangana Language Day

Kaloji Narayana Rao got the best translation award by Burgula Ramakrishna Rao for his work Jeevana Geetha in 1968

Some of the famous Published writing of Kaloji Rao’s

Anakathalu – 1941

kaloji Kathalu- 1943

Naa Bharatadesha Yatra – translation of Brail Ford’s Rebel India-1941

Parthiva vijayam -1946

Naa Godava -1953

Tudi Vijayam Manadi Nijam -1962

Naa Godava Parabhava Vasantham -1966

Naa Godava Parabhava Greeshmam -1966

Naa Godava Parabhava Hemantham -1966

Naa Godava Parabhava -1967

Jeevana Geetha -1968

Telangana Udyama Kavithalu -1969-70

Naa Godava -1975-77

Naa Godava (Yuva Bharathi) -1974

Idi Naa Godava -1995

Bapu! Bapu!! Bapu!!! -1995

Kaloji Kathalu -2000

Naa Godava Parabhava Varsham (1966)

Naa Godava Parabhava Sharattu (1966)

Naa Godava Parabhava Hemantham (1966)

Great Poets of Telangana Dr C. Narayana Reddy

Dr.C. Narayana Reddy was born on July  29, 1931, in Hanumeajipet, Karimanagar District and died on 12 June 2017

Official Website: Dr.C. Narayana Reddy

Narayana Reddy
Image Credit: The Indian Express

Dr.C. Narayana Reddy is an award-winning Indian Telugu poet and writer and even he is nominated to the Rajya Sabha in August 1997.

He received PhD from Osmania University in 1962 on “Modern Traditions of Telugu” and become a Professor in 1976.

He Married Sushela and had four daughters, with his wife’s name (Susheela) instituted an award to female writers annually.

Narayana Reddy Awards: Dr.C. Narayana Reddy honoured with state and national awards

Sahitya Akademi Award (1973)

Padma Shri (1977)

Kala Prapoorna (1978)

Jnanpith Award (1988), for Viswambara

Padma Bhushan (1992)

Sahitya Akademi fellowship(2014)

Dr.C. Narayana Reddy also wrote  3000 film songs, first film – Gulebakavali Katha (1962) directed by N. T. Rama Rao and last – Inkennallu (2011).

Some of the famous Publications of C.Narayana Reddy

Jalapatam  

Navvani Puvvu 

Viswageeti 

Nagarjuna Sagaram 

Narayana Reddy Geyalu 

Ajantha Sundhari 

Swapna Bhangam 

Manisi – Chilaka 

Mandhara Makarandhalu

Patalo Emindi – Na Matalo Emundhi

Marpu Na Tirpu 

Sikharalu Loyalu 

Tejassu Na Tapassu 

Prapanchapadulu

Kalam Sakshiga

Udayam Na Hridayam

Jathiya Kavi Sammelanamloni – Veevida Bhasha Kavithala – Anuvaadhalu

Telugukavitha Layathmakatha

Saptati Oka Liptaga

Moving Spirit

Rekkala Santhakalu

Jwalaga Gevenchalani

Konagotimida Geevitham

Kalisi Nadiche Kalam

Evi A Jeeva Nidhulu

That’s What I said (English)

Telangana kavulu Dr. Ande Sri

Ande Sri was born in 1961 in Rebarthi village near Jangaon in Warangal district, Telangana and his original name are Ande Ellaiah who grew up as an orphan and did not have a proper education.

Ande Sri
Image Credit: Wikipedia

Ande Sri is also known as Praja Kavi/Prakruthi Kavi was a Famous Indian Poet and Lyricist.

He composed songs mainly on the nature of Telangana and many of his songs are included in movies.

One of such song  “Maayamai Pothundamma Manishanavadu”  for the film Erra Samudram has inspired the Andhra Pradesh Universities syllabus committee to include it in the Telugu second year graduation textbooks for the next academic year starting in 2009. This is the third song to feature in the Telugu syllabus after Maa Telugu Thalliki and Telugu Jathi Manadi in the 77 years of Telugu cinema.

He was also honoured with Doctorate from Kakatiya University.

Ande Sri also received the Nandi award for the Telugu film Ganga in the best lyrics category for the song  “vellipothunnava”.

Telangana kavulu Kancherla Gopanna

Kancherla Gopanna (Goparaju) renowned as “Bhakta Ramadasu”, was born in the year 1620 and died in 1680. He was born to an affluent Telugu Niyogi Brahmin family to Linganna Mantri and Kamamba in Nelakondapalli village of Khammam dist Taluk Division of  Telangana

Kancherla Gopanna
Image Credit: Wikipedia

He was popularly known as Bhakta Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu in 17th-century Indian devotee of Rama and renowned for constructing a famous temple for Rama at Bhadrachalam.

He also wrote Dasarathi Shatakamu with a ‘Maku Tamu’ ‘Daasarathee Karunaa payonidhee’  a collection of nearly 108 poems dedicated to the son of Dasaratha Lord Rama and his devotional lyrics towards Rama is known as RamaDaasu Keertanalu.

Ramadasu composed nearly 300 poems/songs some of which are 

Ramachandraya Janaka Rajaaja Manohara in Kurinji

Tarakamantramu in Dhanyasi

Anta Ramamayam in Darbari Kannada

Dasharatha Rama Govindha in Kamas

Adigo Bhadradri in Varali

Rama Ra Ra in Kamas

Charanamulae Nammidhi in Kapi

Ye Teeruga Nanu in Nadanamakriya

Paluke bangara mayena in Ananda Bhairavi

O Rama ni namamu in Poorvi Kalyani

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4 thoughts on “Telangana kavulu | Great poets of Telangana

  • vikram kumar

    Please add all great poet works, useful for exams

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    • FridayTalk

      Part 2 will be updated very soon – tq

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