This article's factual accuracy is disputed. (September 2017)
|Born||Early 16th century|
Abalur, Hirekerur Taluk, Haveri District
|Died||Masur, Rattihalli Taluk, Haveri District|
|Occupation||Poet, Pragmatist, Philosopher, Monk|
Sarvajña was a Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher of the 16th century. The word "Sarvajna" in Sanskrit literally means "the all knowing". His father was Kumbara Malla and his mother was Mallaladevi. His birth anniversary is celebrated on February 20 every year. He belongs to the caste of Kumbara. He is famous for his pithy three-lined poems called tripadi (written in the native three-line verse metre, "with three padas, a form of Vachana"). He is also referred as Sarvagna in modern translation.
The period of Sarvajña's life has not been determined accurately, and very little is known about his personal life.
- Medieval Indian Literature: An Anthology By K. Ayyappapanicker, Sahitya Akademi
- Gandham Appa Rao, Vemana and Sarvajña, Progressive Literature (1982).
- Anthology of Sarvajna's sayings, Kannada Sahitya Parishat (1978).
- K. B Prabhu Prasad, Sarvajna, Sahitya Akademi (1987), reprint 1994 ISBN 81-7201-404-X.
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