Harihara

(12th Century / Halebidu, Hassan district / India)

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Harihara (or Harisvara) (Kannada: ಹರಿಹರ) was a noted Kannada poet and writer in the 12th century. A native of Halebidu in modern Hassan district, he came from a family of accountants (Karnikas) and initially served in that capacity in the court of Hoysala King Narasimha I (1152–1173 CE). Later, he moved to Hampi and authored many classics. Among his important writings, the Girijakalyana written in... more »

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