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Andhra Mahabharatham is the Telugu version of Mahabharatha written by Kavitrayam (Trinity of poets), consisting of Nannayya, Thikkana and Yerrapragada (also Known as Errana).The three poets translated the Mahabharata from Sanskrit into Telugu over the period of 11-14th century AD, and became the idols for all the following poets.. More than calling "Andhra Mahabharatham" as a translation of Sanskrit Mahabharatha written by Lord Ganesha under the supervision of Veda Vyasa, this Andhra Mahabharatham was an independent translation. Thus, this translation is not a stanza by stanza translation. These three poets wrote Andhra Mahabharatham in Telugu literature style, but keeping the same exact essence as that of Sanskrit Mahabharatham
Nannaya — the Adi Kavi (the first poet)
Nannayabhatta (1022–1063AD – also referred to as Nannaya), started to translate the Sanskrit Mahabharata into Telugu on the request of the East Chalukya king Rajaraja Narendra. This marks the beginning of Telugu literature, which has yet been uncovered. This work has been interpreted in the Champu style and emotes such simplicity and polishing and of such high literary excellence, that several scholars do not dismiss the possibility of the existence of literary works in Telugu during the pre-Nannaya period.