(Last Updated on : 24-03-2017)
is a part of the heritage of India. Indian literature exists in varied languages
. Various Indians skilled in writing have contributed in creating this part of Indias heritage in the form of stories, novel
s, prose, essays, etc. Sanskrit language
literature is no exception in this regard. A noteworthy aspect of this literature is poetry
written by eminent poets. Some of these poets and their works are given below.
is recognized as a Sanskrit poet whose name has been found written in a Chalukya
dated 634 C.E. His popularity is associated with his works called Mahakavya and Kiratarjuniya
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
anath 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.
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 its 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 language
s. 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.