Magha

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Who is Magha?

Magha was a Sanskrit poet at King Varmalata's court at Shrimala, the-then capital of Gujarat. Magha was Born in a Shrimali Brahmin family, he was son of Dattaka Sarvacharya and grandson of Suprabhadeva. His epic poem Shishupala Vadha, in 20 sargas is based on the Mahabharata episode where the defiant king Shishupala is beheaded by Krishna's chakra He is thought to have been inspired by, and is often compared with, Bharavi.

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on July 23, 2013

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