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
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 his early age Bhogini Dhandakam poem 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 that “People’s Poet” who wrote poetry in Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi Languages who 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 honored 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 at 12 June 2017
Official Website: Dr.C. Narayana Reddy
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 Ph.D. 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 honored 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
♦ Navvani Puvvu
♦ 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
♦ 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
♦ Thats What I’said (English)
Telangana kavulu Dr. Ande Sri
Ande Sri was born 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 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 honored with Doctorate from Kakatiya University.
Ande Sri also received the Nandi award for Telugu film Ganga in the best lyrics category for the song “vellipothunnava”.
Telangana kavulu Kancherla Gopanna
Kancherla Gopanna (Goparaju) renowned as “Bhakta Ramadasu”, who 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
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 them 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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