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Purandara Dasa

ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸರು:

Purandara Dāsa (Kannada: ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ (1484–1564) (also spelt "Purandaradasa") is one of the most prominent composers of Carnatic music and is widely regarded as the "Grandfather of Carnatic Music". Purandara Dasa addressed social issues in addition to worship in his compositions, a practice emulated by his younger contemporary, Kanakadasa. Purandara Dasa's Carnatic music compositions are mostly in Kannada; some are in Sanskrit.


Purandara Dasaru:
Native name:     ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸರು
Birth name:     Srinivasa Nayaka ‌ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ನಾಯಕ
Born:     1484, Kshemapura, near Tirthahalli, Shivamogga district, Karnataka
Origin:     Kshemapura, Shivamogga, Karnataka state, India
Died:     1564, Hampi, Karnataka state, India

Purandara Dasa has explained the essence of Upanishads, Vedas, in simple Kannada. His Keerthanas have simple lessons on leading a noble life.


Dasara padagalu (songs):

Kaliyugadalli Jenjurutti Purandara dasa

Keraya neeranu kerege chelli

padumanaabha paramapurushha



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