Srinatha’s ‘ChaaTu’ poems – (3) – part:2

The second part of the story relating the ‘chaaTu’ poem ‘sarvajna naamadheayamu’ told by the great poet Srinatha is as under: One of the persons who were present in the royal court of the king Sarvajna Singabhupala at the time of Srinatha reciting the poem ‘sarvajna naamadheayamu’ thinks inappropriate to equate the epithet ‘sarvajna’ – … Continue reading Srinatha’s ‘ChaaTu’ poems – (3) – part:2

Srinatha Mahakavi’s poetic wit (1)

Srinatha Mahakavi‘s poetic wit (1) avanisura! chiMtakaayala kaajna gaaka yarasi chuuDaMga grukkiLLa kaajna galade? yaMTaraakunna neami yaMtaMta nilichi chitta malaraMga ninni viikshiMparaade? అవనిసుర! చింతకాయల కాజ్ఞ గాక యరసి చూడంగ గ్రుక్కిళ్ళ కాజ్ఞ గలదె? యంటరాకున్న నేమి యంతంత నిలిచి చిత్త మలరంగ నిన్ను వీక్షింపరాదె?            (In Telugu font) Oh divine on earth! it is for possessing the tamarind-fruits that permission is … Continue reading Srinatha Mahakavi’s poetic wit (1)

Srinadha’s ‘ChaaTu’ poems…(1)

(Kandamu).sirigala vaaniki chellunu (It suits that man of riches) taruNula padiyaaruvela taga pendlaadan (to marry sixteen thousand women with due pride) tiripemuna kiddaraanDra? (You yourself live by alms, do you need two wives?) parameSaa, gangaviDumu Paarvati chaalun! (Lord Siva! leave Ganga for us, Parvati is sufficient for you!). This one poem told by Srinadha Mahakavi … Continue reading Srinadha’s ‘ChaaTu’ poems…(1)