Adikabi Sarala Das

Adikabi Sarala DasSarala Das was one of the great scholars of Odia literature whose work formed a perennial source of information for succeeding generations.He is also Known as “Adikabi” and “Sudramuni”. He was the first scholar who wrote his works in Odia in the 15th century AD. He was born at Kanakavati Patana, known as Kanakapura, one of the Sidhikshetras in Jagatsinghpur District. The life of Sarala Das is very obscure. His early name was Siddheswar Parida, later he was known as Sarala Das by the boon of goddess Sarala.

There is a story, which tells us that One day Sidheswar (Poet Sarala) was working on the farm and singing so melodiously that the goddess Sarala stopped and listened to his song. Goddess Sarala arrived there as an old woman and she was not able to walk.So Sidheswar stopped his work and asked how he can help to the old woman. The old woman told , she wanted to go to Jakshyapur village. But there was river Mahanadi, so she was unable to go through the river.But at that time Sidheswar was helped her (Goddess Sarala was sitting on the head of Sidheswar) and passed the river.So goddess Sarala blessed him to write Mahabharat in Odia.From that day Sidheswar renamed as poet Sarala Das. Some of the religious sriptures of Sareala Das are Chandi Puran, Vilanka Ramayan, Lakshmi Narayan Bachanika and Odia Mahabharat.

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    • sarala das nku sudramuni kuhajibara karana se sudra kulare janma heithile, setebele kebala brahmana mane hin beda, sastra, padhuthile o lekhuthile, kintu sarala das samastanka bipakhyare jai odia mahabharat rachana kale, jouthi pai se adikabi ra akhya pai chhanti, ebang mahavarata re nijaku ati hina, kharap boli darshai bipra(brahmana)nka badima kari lekhichhanti-
      “na padhili akhyara mu nuhe sastrabadi
      pandita nka sange basi na kali samadi
      kusthane basili, na basili bipra gosti
      sisu budhi mohara bayasa alpa ti”

      nijaku se mahavarata, chandi purana, bilanka ramayana re bahu stanare sudra boli darshaichhanti, tenu tanku sudra muni kuha jae…….
      muni mane rushi… bingya, gyani…

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