Govardhan Acharya was a reputed Sanskrit poet belonging to the 12th century. He was the court poet of King Laksmanasena, ruler of the kingdom which forms the current Puri District
Govardhan Acharya is known for his poetry work titled ‘Aryashaptashati’. This poem contains 764 verses, listed in an alphabetical order. It is sensual in nature, depicting the personal lifestyles of people belonging to different professions. It describes both the lavish and luxurious lifestyles of the rich as well as the hardships faced by the poor.