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अत्तुमम्ब तव पाकमद्भुतं वाञ्छितं स्म करपञ्चकं मम । अश्म-केश-तृणशोधनाय य- त्ताडनार्थमुदरास्ययोरपि ॥ Dvyaṅguḻi Śrīnivāsacārya was a Sanskrit scholar who lived in the province of Mysore in the early decades of the 20th century. He was known for his strange mannerisms. He had lost all the fingers on his hands except two and had earned

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महाकविवृष श्रीमन् गमनं कुत्र तेऽधुना ? कविलोककुटुम्बस्य कामधेनो त्वदन्तिके || Śrīmadajjāḍa Ādibhaṭla Nārāyaṇa-dāsa was a very talented person from Andhra, who lived in the early 19th century. He was self-taught and well-versed in several art-forms. No one could match his expertise in music (vocal and instrumental), literature, dance, and knowledge of multiple languages and

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अलङ्कारशय्यानिमित्तेन शेषः पुरारेर्मुरारेर्श्च गात्रानुषङ्गात् । त्यजन् सर्पतां भीकरीं सज्जनानां मनुष्यत्वमानन्ददं संप्रपेदे॥ Mysore Vasudevacharya was not only a great music composer but was also adept in literature. He was aptly called ‘Abhinava Tyāgarāja.’ Music had captured his heart in his childhood. Once, as a young man, he accompanied the the stalwart vīṇā player, Sheshanna to

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One of the most characteristic features of almost all medieval Muslim invaders and rulers of India is their religion-fueled zeal for destroying Hindu temples. From Muhammad Ghaznavid to Babur to Malik Kafur to Muhammad Bin Tughlaq to Aurangzeb to Nadir Shah, every single Muslim invader and/or ruler made temple destruction

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अन्यून्यैः शतकात् कृतिस्स्वयमियं गूडार्थपद्यैर्यथा कर्तव्येति ससंविदप्यतिचिरश्रान्तो मतिक्षोभितः || विश्रान्तोsस्म्यवशिष्टमर्धशतकं संग्रथ्य मत्संविदा सार्धं यः परिपूरयेत्कृतिमिमां तस्मै सहस्रं नमः || Rāma-śāstri of Chamarajanagara, a great scholar, lived in Mysore at the end of the 19th Century. He was a very good connoisseur of arts. Despite his prowess in composing poems, he was not keen on pursuing

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नृसिंहाख्ये गण्डशैले  वरदाख्यो महामणिः | निपत्य खलु तत्तैव व्यशीर्यत सहस्रधा || A grammarian by name Narasiṃhaśāstri once presented a verse in the form of a eulogy to the King Mummaḍi Kṛṣṇarāja Wodeyar of Mysore. The verse was set to a rare chandas (meter), that was not commonly used. Upon hearing the verse,

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अनाघ्रातव्यङ्ग्यैरपरिचितशब्दार्थरचनै रबुद्धालङ्कारैरनवगतभावोज्ज्वलरसैः | यशोमात्रं कूजन्नवनवदुराशैः कुकविभि र्दुरध्वे व्याकृष्टा भगवति विपन्नासि कविते || Sosale Garaḻapuriśāstri was a scholar in the court of the king Mummaḍi Śrī Kṛṣṇarāja Wodeyar and an erudite poet. Basavappaśāstri, who was known as ‘abhinava-kāḻidāsa’, was his student. He was an extempore poet (āśukavi) and was known for his poetic marvel. He

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