(1607/1608 - / Orissa / India)

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Salabega (Oriya: ସାଲବେଗ) was an Oriyan religious poet of India in the early 17th century.

Salabega occupies a permanent position among the devotional poets of Orissa who devoted his life for lord jagannath. He lived in the first half of the 17th century. Nilamani Mishra, who has written a comprehensive account of the poet and his works, determines the birth of Salabega between circa AD 1607-1608. Salabega was the son of the Mugual subedar, Lalbeg, His father on one of his military excursions came across a young widowed brahmin widow taking bath at Dandamukundapur. Fascinated by her youthful beauty, Lalbeg forcibly took her away and made her his wife. Salabega was their only ... more »

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