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Statue At Kudalasangama
Statue At Kudalasangama
BornEarly 16th century
Abalur, Hirekerur Taluk, Haveri District
DiedMasur, Rattihalli Taluk, Haveri District
OccupationPoet, 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

The period of Sarvajña's life[2] has not been determined accurately, and very little is known about his personal life.

See also[edit]


  • 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.
  1. ^ "ಕವಿ ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞ (Poet Sarvajna)". , Kanaja. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Sarvagna and his vachanna". web.missouri. Retrieved 22 October 2010.

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