(949 C.E. - ? / Muduvolalu (Mudhol) Bagalkot district, Karnataka / India)

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Ranna (Kannada: ರನ್ನ) was one of the earliest poets of Kannada language. Ranna, Adikavi Pampa and Sri Ponna together are called "three gems of Kannada literature".

Early Days

Ranna was born on 949 C.E. in Muduvolalu (Mudhol) Bagalkot district, Karnataka. His ancenstors were from Balegara community (bangle sellers) of Jains. He took up to learning Sanskrit, Prakrit ... more »

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