Birthplace of Purandara Dasa to be researched upon
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Culture
- 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.