Bharavi is recognized as a Sanskrit poet whose name has been found written in a Chalukya stone inscription dated 634 C.E. His popularity is associated with his works called Mahakavya and Kiratarjuniya (Arjuna and the Mountain Man) in 18 cantos based on an episode from the Mahabharata. The noteworthy aspects of his poetry are intricate styles and ethereal expressions.
Devarshi Ramanath Shastri
Devarshi Ramanath Shastri is recognized as a Sanskrit poet, scholar and commentator. He has written in Hindi, Sanskrit and Brajbhasha languages. His works in Sanskrit are ‘Stuti ‘Parijaatam’, ‘Darshanadarshah’ and ‘Chhandogyopanishad Bhashyam’. Some of his other notable works are Raslila Virodh Parihar, Pushtimargiya Nityasewa Smaran, Anugrah Marg, Shuddhadvait Darshan and Shuddhadvait Darshan.
Jayadeva was a Sanskrit poet during the reign of Lakshman Sen, the 12th century king of Bengal. Two hymns of Jayadeva, which have been included in the Guru Granth Sahib are written in a mixture of Sanskrit and eastern Apabhramsa. He is known to play a pivatol role in popularizing the Dasavatara, the ten incarnations of Vishnu in another composition, Dasakritikrite. The classic Tribhangi (threefold) posture of Krishna playing the flute owes it’s popularity to Jayadeva.
Srinivas Rath is recognized as a Sanskrit poet who is popular for a collection of poems entitled "tad eva gaganam saiva dhara," published by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in the 1990s. The noteworthy aspects of his poems are lucid style and lyrical excellence. The poet has focused upon deterioration of human value and ethical importance in the modern age of scientific progress.
Ram Karan Sharma
Ram Karan Sharma is recognized as a Sanskrit poet and scholar. He has contributed as a writer in both Sanskrit and English languages. The names of his poetry in Sanskrit are Sandhya, Patheyasatakam, Vina, Kavita and Sarvamsaha. Apart from his poetic works, Sharma is also noted for his translations and book editing on Indian medicine, epics and Puranas. Research papers in various seminars, journals and books in the field of Indology further give insight into his versatility.
Other Sanskrit Poets in India
The names of some of the other Sanskrit Poets are Mithila Prasad Tripathi, Manmohan Acharya and Vishakhadatta.