|Died||Around 1450 after the conquest of costal andhra by Kapileswara Gajapati in 1448. (aged above 80 years)
Boddepalli, on the banks of River Krishna
Srinatha was born to Bhimamba and Marayya in 1365/70.
Srinatha worked as a minister in the court of Pedakomati Vemareddy of Kondaveedu. He managed to get his king's prestigious Knife Nandikanta Potaraju Katari which was taken away by Lingamanedu ruler of Devarakanda in return for his literary prowess. Srinatha produced and dedicated a host of books to kings and enjoyed a luxurious life. However, he seemed to have suffered from poverty at the end of his life. He was not the brother-in-law of another famous Telugu poet Potana as shown in the movies.
Srinatha wrote, Panditaaradhyacharita, Shivaratri Mahatyam, Harivilasa, Bhimakanda, Kashikhandam, Shringara Naishadham, Palanati Veeracharitra, Dhananjaya Vijayam, Sringaradipika and Kridabhiramam over the subjects of history and mythology. He translated Shalivahana Gatha Saptashati in to Telugu from Prakrit.
Prabandha can be described as a story in verse form with a tight metrical structure. Srinatha's Srungara Naishadhamu is a well-known example of the form.
He is also credieted with hundreds of extempore poems called Chatuvulu in Telugu.
Awards and Titles
He was widely regarded as the Kavi Sarvabhowma (The emperor among poets). He had broken the drum of Gouda Dimdimabhattu by his conversation
- Peddana, another famous composer of Prabandhas.
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