Vaddaradhane

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Vaddaradhane by Shivakotiacharya is the earliest extant prose work in Kannada. It is a didactic work consisting of nineteen stories and is based on Harisena's Brhatkathakosa. It gives a detailed description of the life of Bhadrabahu of Shravanabelagola. The work is dated to the 9th century but some scholars advance a pre-sixth century date for the work. Based on internal evidence, it is suggested that Shivakotiacharya may have been a native of Kogali, in the Bellary district of modern Karnataka.[1]

The list of 19 stories are

  1. Story of Sukumara swamy
  2. Story of SukaushaLa swamy
  3. Gajakumara
  4. Sanathkumara prince
  5. Annii kavrutha
  6. Bhadrabhau bhatarara
  7. Lalithaghate
  8. Dharmaghosha
  9. Siridhinnia bhatarara
  10. Vrushabha sena bhatarara
  11. Karthika rishi
  12. Abhayaghosha rishi
  13. Vidyuthchoraa rishi
  14. Gurudatta bhatarara
  15. Chilata putra
  16. Dandaka rishi
  17. Mahendradattacharyaand
  18. Chanakya rishi
  19. Vrushabhasena rishi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sahitya Akademi (1992), p. 4027

References[edit]

  • Shivakotiacharya Virachita Vaddaradhaane, D L Narshimachaar(M A), Sharada Mandira Krishnarajapuram, Mysore
  • Various (1992). Encyclopaedia of Indian literature. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 81-260-1221-8.