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Kalidasa (Devanāgarī: कालिदास "servant of Kali") was a renowned Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within 4th Century AD.

His plays and poetry are primarily based on Hindu Puranas and philosophy.

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Kalidasa Poems

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course


Even the man who is happy
glimpses something
or a hair of sound touches him

The Cloud Messenger - Part 01

A certain yaksha who had been negligent in the execution of his own duties,
on account of a curse from his master which was to be endured for a year and
which was onerous as it separated him from his beloved, made his residence
among the hermitages of Ramagiri, whose waters were blessed by the bathing

Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 05 - Winter

"Oh, dear with best thighs, heart-stealing is this environ with abundantly grown stacks of rice and their cobs, or with sugarcane, and it is reverberated with the screeches of ruddy gees that abide hither and thither... now heightened will be passion, thereby this season will be gladdening for lusty womenfolk, hence listen of this season, called Shishira, the Winter...

"At this time, people enjoy abiding in the medial places of their residences, whose ventilators are blockaded for the passage of chilly air, and at fireplaces, in sunrays, with heavy clothing, and along with mature women of age, for they too will be passionately steamy...

Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 01 - Summer

"Oh, dear, this utterly sweltering season of the highly rampant sun is drawing nigh, and it will always be good enough to go on taking daytime baths, as the lakes and rivers will still be with plenteous waters, and at the end of the day, nightfall will be pleasant with fascinating moon, and in such nights Love-god can somehow be almost mollified...[who tortured us in the previous vernal season... but now without His sweltering us, we can happily enjoy the nights devouring cool soft drinks and dancing and merrymaking in outfields...]

"Oh, beloved one, somewhere the moon shoved the blackish columns of night aside, somewhere else the palace-chambers with water [showering, sprinkling and splashing] machines are highly exciting, and else where the matrices of gems, [like coolant pearls and moon-stone, etc.,] are there, and even the pure sandalwood is liquefied [besides other coolant scents,] thus this season gets an adoration from all the people...

Kalidasa Comments

Kalidasa is the greatest sanskrit poet and probably one of the greatest poet world has ever seen.

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I came in touch with his great poetry only when I had the opportunity to read Meghadootam in Sanskrit and also Kumarasambhavam. He would be regarded as world's greatest poet in Sanskrit as wellas of ancient civilisations. He is simply Incomparable. Great poet. Subhas

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dhiraj 01 April 2018

I love kalidas poem

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Palak gill 06 March 2018

Kalidasa was court poet of chadragupta and was a famous and great poet

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Ankur 10 July 2018

Very bad writer

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Leanntgreene Tgreene 09 July 2020

. I am so sorry they have to deal with such poor treatment. I haven't been out since beginning of pandemic and really miss enjoying some of my favorite spots and a lot of that experience was interacting with the helpful friendly servers in our restaurants............self21 

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He is so cool! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Chitransh 28 January 2019

What is d o v of kalidas

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Arsh Patel 06 December 2018

He was a great poet

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me its just me 30 November 2018


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