Purandara Dasa

Father of Carnatic Music

Purandara Dasa (1484-1564), originally Srinivas Naik, is considered to be the founder of Carnatic music. He was a saint and poet. A disciple of Guru Vyasa Raya, he wrote 4,75,000 compositions in Kannada and Sanskrit. In addition, he is credited with the founding of Dasa Sahitya, a genre of devotional literature.

Updated on 9th September, 2014


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