Adikavi Pampa

(902 CE -941 CE / Annigeri or Banavasi, Karnataka or in Vemulavada, Andhra Pradesh / India)

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Pampa (Kannada: ಪಂಪ), called by the honorific Ādikavi (ಆದಿಕವಿ "Original Poet") is one of the greatest Kannada poets of all time.He is very famous even today for his philosophical beliefs. A court poet of Chalukya King Arikesari II, a Rashtrakuta feudatory, he is most known for his epics, Vikramārjuna Vijaya or Pampa Bharata and the Adipurana, both written in the Champu style, which he ... more »

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