Upendra Bhanja

[Kavi Samrata] (1670-1740 / Kullada, Ghumusara, Orissa / India)

Upendra Bhanja
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Upendra Bhanja (Oriya: ଉପେନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭଞ୍ଜ), born at Kullada, Ghumusara, a princely state in Orissa, was considered as the greatest poet of Oriya Literature and was awarded the title "Kavi-Samrata" (also given as Kabi) – "The Emperor of the Poets".

Born in a royal family, Upendra Bhanja had never eyed for throne. His first wife was the sister of the king of Nayagarh and the daughter of the king of Banapur was his second wife, who was an erudite princess and gave Upendra Bhanja poetical inspiration in an abundant measure. His grand father King Dhananjaya Bhanja was a great poet and wrote Raghunath Bilash (The Ramayana), Ratna Manjari (a poetical romance) etc., which ... more »

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  • Darpadalan Rath (9/7/2017 2:40:00 PM)

    ବାମେ ବାମାବର ସ୍ଥିତି ଦକ୍ଷିଣେ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମଣ ଯତି ମଧ୍ୟେ ବିରାଜନ୍ତି ଶ୍ୟାମଳ ମୂରତି ଉପଇନ୍ଦ୍ର ତାଙ୍କୁ ଚିନ୍ତି ।।

  • Purusottam Sethi (5/11/2015 10:34:00 AM)

    DURE THILE PASE ACHHI EHA THIBU GHENI
    KETE DURE CHANDRA KETE DURE KUMUDINI
    PREETI ABHEDA TANKARA
    JETE DURE THILE JE JAHARA SE TAHARA PREMA SUDHANIDHI. This is an excellent expression of eternal love by Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja. He is the God of Odiya literature.

  • Chitta Rout (8/6/2014 1:03:00 AM)

    I appreciated his contribution towards the Odisha sahitya.

  • Chitta Rout (8/6/2014 1:02:00 AM)

    I appreciated his contribution towards the Odisha sahitya.

  • Surabhi Panda Surabhi Panda (6/18/2014 1:19:00 AM)

    Kavisamrat Upendra bhanja is the Kalidas of Odisha

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