Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Poets Of Odisha

Most famous poets are from Odisha. I have read about them from books. I have posted a few history of Odia poets.If any one interested to give suggestion about poets of Odisha , then they are wel come.
I have tried to post their poems in Odia, but I can't do recently . So I have posted few of the posts of Odia poems in English ( but language is Odia).
Exactly I have got a lot of visitors from my blog "http://proudoforissa.blogspot.com".

I have collected some points about Odia poets from some books only.

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
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
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

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

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

5)Rasa Lekha
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
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
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
The story dedicated to Lord Rama and he had used only single letters.
9)Chhanda Bhusana
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.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Names of Some poets

Some of the best poets of Odisha are Upendra Bhanja,Radhanath Ray, Phakir Mohan Senapati, Jagannath Dash, Gangadhar Meher,Gopabandhu Dash, Sarala Dash, Madhusudan Rao. We will discuss about poems of poets in the next post.