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Birthplace of Purandara Dasa to be researched upon

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  • May 26, 2020
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Birthplace of Purandara Dasa to be researched upon

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Culture 

In News:

  • Department of Archaeology, Karnataka will commence field research work to explore archaeological evidences regarding the birthplace of Purandara Dasa
  • It was widely believed earlier that he was born in Purandharagad, Maharashtra. 
  • However, it is also claimed that he belonged to Malnad region of Southern Karnataka. 

Important value additions 

Purandara Dāsa (1484 – 1565) 

  • He belonged to the Haridasa movement (servant of Lord Hari or Lord Krishna) 
  • He was a renowned composer of Carnatic music, a Vaishnava poet, a saint and a social reformer.
  • He was a disciple of the Dvaita philosopher-saint Vyasatirtha. 
  • He made Srimad Bhagavatam available to everyone in simple and melodious songs.
  • He formulated the basic lessons of teaching Carnatic music by structuring graded exercises known as Svaravalis and Alankaras
  • He is widely referred to as the “father” of Carnatic music in honour of his significant contributions to Carnatic music, 
  • He is noted for composing Dasa Sahithya. 

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