Re: On Sura kavi

Subbarao Varigonda (varigond@cems.umn.edu)
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 23:58:01 -0500 (CDT)


Adidam sUrakavi's period is around 1750AD.
Then he was the "AsthAna kavi" of pUsapATi cina vijaya rAmarAju,
the vijayanagaram king.  Andhra candrA lOkamu, kavi samSaya vicChEdamu,
kavi jana ranjanamu etc are his works.

He describes himself in these poems.

gaDiyaku nUru paddemulu ganTamu lEka racintu diTTagA
dODagitinA paThAlumani tUlipaDuM gulaSaila rAjamul
viDici yanugrahinci nirupEda dhanAdipatulyu jEtu, nE
naDidamu vADa! sUrana samAkhyuDa! nA kokarunDu sATiyE!

gariseluvrAta gAni mari gampeDerumgamu manyadESamul
tirigi yabhIshTa vastuvulu tecci bhujintumu sarva kAlamun
surucira satkavitvanidhi sUrakavIndruna kElakalge gam
caramunu rEga mEka meDa cannula vanTivi renDu mAnyamul!

Ureyyadi? cIpuru vale
pErO? sUrakavi; yinTipE? raDidamuvAr;
mI rAju? vijaya rAma ma
harA; jataDEmi sarasuDA? bhOjuDayA.       

He has written some more chAtuvulu on ponugupATi venkaTa mantri.
There are more chATuvulu by Adidamu rAmakavi who is said to be
his "tanDri varusa vADu".

Source: cATu padya maNi manjari (ed. vETUri prabhAkra SAstri, pub1949)

I hope Syamala Rao gAru will continue with the more detailed presentations
of sUrakavi's cATuvulu!

regards,
subbarao
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