Purandara Dasa

(1484 – 1564 / Kshemapura, Shivamogga district, Karnataka / India)

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Purandara Dāsa (Kannada: ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ) (sometimes spelled as a single word) is one of the most prominent composers According to other opinions, his native town was Purandaraghatta in Karnataka, or Purandaragad near Pune, but the latter is considered a historical mistake - connecting his "pen name" (his ankita) with a location that mainly served as a military encampment in the 15th and 16th century. The only son of Varadappa Nayaka, a wealthy merchant, and Leelavati, he was named Srinivasa Nayaka, after the Lord of the Seven Hills. He received a good education in accordance with family traditions and acquired proficiency in Kannada, Sanskrit, and sacred music. At age 16 he married ... more »

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