Pingali Suranna

(16th century / Pingali, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh / India)

Pingali Suranna
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Pingali Surana (Telugu: పింగళి సూరన) was a Telugu poet and was one of the Astadiggajas.(asta-dik-gajas) (literally "eight great elephant (Gaja)s which balance the earth on eight directions"-likewise it means that these poets are enough to conquer the poets of world in eight directions with their poetry and knowledge of scriptures) in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya.

Early Life

His exact birthplace is uncertain. He lived in Kanala village near to Nandyal. It is believed that his ancestors were from Pingali village in the Krishna District. According to his works, he is believed to be from a village called Nidumanuri Krishnaraya Samudramu, somewhere in the ... more »

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