Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja

Odia poet Upendra Bhanja known as Kabi Samrat.His poems are famous from the court of the King to the people of village.

So Odia poet Gopabandhu Dash written in 'Abakash Chinta'

'He Kabisekhar, Bhanja Birabar
Koti Utkal Santane ,
Aji nabajuge , Dhanya dhanyabad karuchhanti
Tumbha name,
Gae tumbha gita sabhare pandita ,
Pathaprante hrustamana
Bile bole chasa , antapure josha
nrutyangane barangana'


About Upendra Bhanja
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His father name is Nilakantha Bhanja and his grandfather Dhananjaya Bhanja, who is also a famous poet in his time. He has borned at Kullada ( near Bhanjanagar) ,a small village in Ganjam District of Odisha. He had got the power of poet from God Rama ,for this reason, he has written,

'Taraka mantra parasade ,Mohar kabi pana ude'( in Odia)

The king of Nayagarh has named him Kabi Birabara.

Name of Poems
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Exactly Bhanja has written so many poems such as Bahidehisha Bilash, Koti brahmanda Sundari, Labanyabati , kalakautuka, Rasika Harabali and Abana rasa taranga etc. He has given a list of his few books in the book "Chitrakabya Bandhodaya"

1) Baideheesh Bilash
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It is about 56 posts, and the 1st letter of all line starts with Odia letter 'ba'.Baidehee means the wife of Lord Rama and it is the story of lord Rama.

2) Labanya Bati
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It is a love story of Labanyabati and Chitrabhanu.Chitrabhanu was the son of Karnata King Shashi Shekhar and Rani Shashilekha. Labanyabati was the daughter of Sinhala King Ratneswar and Rani Bidyulata.

3) Koti Brahmanda Sundari
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It is the story about 'Koti Brahmand Sundar' who wast the beautiful lady at that time.

4)Prem Sudhanidhi
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It is a love story about the princess of Koshala Purandar and prince of Kerala premsudhanidhi

5)Rasa Lekha
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Rasalekha was a daughter of one of sage named Kapisanja.Kapisanja was a sage and married the princess of Chola named 'Lilabati'. The stroy is completely about Rasalekha.

6)Kala kautuk
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Like Baideheesh Bilash , the 1st, middle and last letter of lines is started with Odia letter 'Ka'. It is the story about Chandrabali and Krishna.
7) Subhadra Parinaya
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The 1st letter of all lines started with the Odia letter 'sa'. It is the story about sister of Lord Krishna named Subhadra. This is compley about the beuti of Subhadra .
8)Abana Rasataranga
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The story dedicated to Lord Rama and he had used only single letters.
9)Chhanda Bhusana
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It is the story of Lord Krishna, He had described the childhood time of Lord krishan to the youth time of krishna. The language in this poem is very simple. The 1st letter of all lines are started with 'ka' to 'Kshya' , 34 Odia letter.

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3 comments:

  1. Really a good compilation. Please mention some links to them if possible.

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  2. Really a good compilation. Please mention some links to them if possible.

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