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prabandha vAj~nmayamu

 

 

aShTadiggajamulu
(Introduction)

allasAni peddana
 manu caritra

nandi timmana
  
pArijAtApaharaNamu

mAdayyagAri mallana

dhUrjaTi
 
kALahastIsvara Satakamu
 
kALahastIsvara mAhAtmyamu

SrI kRShNadEvarAyalu
 AmuktamAlyada

pingaLi sUrana
 praBhAvatee pradyumnamu
 kaLApurNOdayamu

ayyalarAju rAmaBhadruDu

rAmarAja BhUShaNuDu
 vasucaritra

tenAli rAmakRShNuDu
 pAnDuranga mAhAtmyamu

cEmakUra vEnjkaTa kavi
 
vijaya vilaasamu

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Introductory Note

Prabandha style in Telugu classical compositions perhaps had its beginnings with nanne cODadEva in the 12th century. Many great poets like SrInAtha and errApraggaDa have adopted and modified it. If fact, errApraggaDa (14th century) declared that he was prabandha paramESvara (the Great Lord of the Prabandha). Many significant Prabandhas continued to be composed till as late as 18th century. A famous example of later day Prabandha is the vijayavilAsam by cEmakUra vEnkaTa kavi.

 

Although, Prabandhas were created over several centuries by many eminent writers, the aShTadiggajAlu were together responsible for the era named as Prabandha Yugam. Treatment of Prabandhas in this write-up is restricted to this era only. It would include writers like emperor Sri Krishna Devaraya, along with the poets referred to as the aShTadiggajamulu by common consensus. The pages in this section are slowly being updated to reflect some trivia and other details about them. For contributions by other writers of Prabandhas, please look elsewhere (or why not create a write-up yourself! say, on aDidamu sUra kavi's candramatee pariNayamu). As an exception to the above rule, viyayavilasaM is being included here. Sri Madhava Kumar Turumella is preparing the full text for this famous prabandham.

 

 

Seshu Madhava Rao Adluri
First posted: Feb. 1998, minor revision: March 1999.
Suggestions, additions and corrections to the above will be gratefully appreciated.
Kindly contact:
adluri@engr.mun.ca

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