Bammera Potana

[Sahaja Kavi] (1450–1510 / Bammera, Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh / India)

Bammera Potana
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Bammera Potana (Telugu: బమ్మెర పోతన) was an Indian Telugu poet best known for his translation of the Bhagavata Purana from Sanskrit to Telugu. He was a Telugu and Sanskrit Scholar. His work, Andhra Maha Bhaagavathamu, is popularly called as Pothana Bhagavatham in Telugu.

Early Life

Bammera Potanamatyulu was born into a Niyogi Brahmin family in Bammera, Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh. His father was Kesanna and his mother Lakshmamma.

He was considered to be a natural Poet (Sahaja Kavi), needing no teacher. He was known to be very polite and was an agriculturist by occupation. Though he was a great scholar, he never hesitated to work in the agricultural ... more »

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