(4th Century - 5th Century / Ujjain / India)

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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.


Nothing apart from his works is known with certainty about the life of Kālidāsa, such as his period or where he lived. Little is known about Kālidāsa's life. According to legend, he was known for his beauty, which brought him to the attention of Princess Vidyottama and she married him. However, as legend has it, ... more »

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  • Vaishnavi (2/20/2018 4:25:00 AM)

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  • Afiya (1/26/2018 8:12:00 AM)

    I am a big fan of kali das

  • santosh singha (1/20/2018 1:52:00 AM)

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  • simmi mathur (1/8/2018 4:04:00 AM)

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  • Monika (12/31/2017 2:27:00 AM)

    Kalidasa is a great poet in the world

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (6/8/2016 5:01:00 AM)

    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.

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (6/1/2006 3:04:00 PM)

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

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Best Poem of Kalidasa

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

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