Pavuluri Mallana, who followed Adikavi Nannaya, is a mathematician of 11th century. He was contemporary of king Rajaraja Narendra (1022–1063 AD). He has translated Ganitasara Samgraham, a mathematical treatise of Mahivaracharya into Telugu language as Sara Sangraha Ganitamu. He also wrote Bhadradri Rama Satakamu published by Vavilla Ramaswamy Sastrulu and Sons in 1916.
Rajaraja Narendra has donated Navakhandavada agraharam near Pithapuram named Mallana. His grandson, also named Mallana, is a famous writer. This Pavuluru village is in Parchuru Mandal of Prakasam district.
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