Literature

A story for a verse – Naḍimiṇṭi Maṅgaleśvaraśāstri and falsehood

भूत्वा पौल्कसकात् प्रपद्य रजकानाभाष्य पौराणिकान्

गानस्थानमुपेत्य चाशुकरणानालिङ्ग्य नत्वा कवीन् |

वेश्यासद्मनि संप्रविश्य च गता वैद्यस्य पाणिग्रहं

भूयो हन्त ! सुवर्णकारसदने सानन्दमास्ते मृषा ||

 

A story for a verse - Naḍimiṇṭi Maṅgaleśvaraśāstri

यागक्रियार्थं खलु वृक्षराजो

वर्णक्रियार्थं खलु भृङ्गराजः |

तुलाक्रियार्थं खलु विट्तराजो

न किञ्चिदर्थं भुवि नर्सराजः ||

Naḍimiṇṭi Maṅgaleśvaraśāstri was a scholar, who was born in a town called Nāgūru of the Pārvatīpura province in the Viśākhapaṭṭaṇam district of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. He lived in the 19th century and was an authority on language and grammar. In his wit, he was like the famous Rāmakṛṣṇa of Tenāli.

A story for a verse – Sosale Garaḻapuriśāstri's request for a house

त्वमसि रसिकमध्ये मङ्गलस्वानरम्यः

समरमृदितशत्रुः किं च रम्भारतीच्छुः |

दरधरहृदयोsहं नेश्वरश्रीर्जितोsन्यैः

मम वितर समृद्ध्यै मन्दिरं का क्षतिस्ते ||

 

A story for a verse - Sosale Garaḻapuriśāstri

अनाघ्रातव्यङ्ग्यैरपरिचितशब्दार्थरचनै

रबुद्धालङ्कारैरनवगतभावोज्ज्वलरसैः |

यशोमात्रं कूजन्नवनवदुराशैः कुकविभि

र्दुरध्वे व्याकृष्टा भगवति विपन्नासि कविते ||

A story for a verse - Kāśi Śeṣaśāstri

विद्याधरोsप्सरोयक्षरक्षोगन्धर्वकिन्नराः |

कृष्णराज महाराज ! गायन्ति तव वैभवम् ||

 

Mummaḍi Śrī Kṛṣṇarāja Wodeyar (i.e., Krishnaraja Wodeyar III) was famous for his scholarship and his patronage of scholars. It was during his reign that the epics Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata were translated completely in prose form into the Kannada language. Several great scholars such as Kuṇigal Rāmaśāstri, Sosale Garaḻapuriśāstri, Kāśi Śeṣaśāstri, Karūru Śrīnivāsācārya, and Gūḻi Bāḻācārya were supported by him.

A story for a verse - HG Wilson

निष्पिष्टापि परं पदाहतिशतैः शश्वद्बहुप्राणिनां

संतप्तापि करैः सहस्रकिरणेनाग्निस्फुलिङ्गोपमैः |

छागाद्यैश्च विचर्चितापि सततं मृष्टापि कुद्दालकै

र्दूर्वा न म्रियते तथापि तरां धातुर्दया दुर्बले ||