Purandara Dasa

Carnatic music, Composer

1484 – 1564

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Who was Purandara Dasa?

Purandara Dāsa is one of the most prominent composers of Carnatic music and is widely regarded as the "Grandfather of Carnatic Music". Purandara Dasa addressed social issues in addition to worship in his compositions, a practice emulated by his younger contemporary, Kanakadasa. Purandara Dasa's Carnatic music compositions are mostly in Kannada; some are in Sanskrit. He signed his compositions with the mudra, "Purandara Vittala".

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Born
1484
Karnataka
Also known as
  • Dasa, Purandara
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
1564
Hampi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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