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Kanaka Dasa Jayanti 2023: A celebration of devotion, literature, and social reform

Kanakadasa Jayanthi, celebrating the 524th birthday of Saint Kanaka Dasa, will be held on November 30, 2023. Schools, colleges, and government offices in Karnataka will be closed in honor of the social reformer

Kanaka Dasa Jayanti: Kanaka Dasa grew up in a humble family and was renowned for his intelligence and courage. Premium
Kanaka Dasa Jayanti: Kanaka Dasa grew up in a humble family and was renowned for his intelligence and courage.

Kanakadasa Jayanthi is celebrated on the 18th day of the 8th month (Kartika), generally in November. The 524th birthday of Saint Kanaka Dasa will be celebrated on November 30, 2023, during Kanakadasa Jayanthi or Kanaka Jayanti.

Kanaka Dasa grew up in a humble family and was renowned for his intelligence and courage. Throughout his life, he devoted himself to devotion and literature.

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Infusing spiritual awakening in people's hearts through his keertanas, Kanaka Dasa composed numerous devotional songs with devotion, faith, and love.

Kanakadasa was not only an excellent poet and musician but also an excellent orator and scholar.

Kanakadasa Jayanthi Significance

The Kuruba community participated in the celebrations, recognizing Kanaka Dasa's significance.

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To honour the social reformer and his legacy, schools, colleges, and government offices remain closed across Karnataka on this day.

Kanakadasa Jayanthi Celebration

Kanaka Dasa was not only a poet and musician, but also a social reformer. He made a lasting impression on society as a social activist who fought for equality and uplifted the community. There is a lot of praise for Carnatic music composers using the local language.

A number of cities in India, such as Bengaluru, Udupi, and Mysuru, are celebrating the influence of Kanaka Dasa's works. Cultural shows are held at the celebrations, floral tributes are paid to the saint's portrait, and adorned statues are carried in processions.

Kanaka Dasa was born as Thimmappa Nayaka on December 3, 1509, and left this world in 1569.

Kanakadasa Jayanthi 2023: Known Works by Shri Kanakadasa

There are many poems and songs written in praise of God by Shri Kanakadasa. The following are some of his well-known compositions:

- Ramadhani Charitre

- Mohanakarangi

- Haribhakti Sara

- Nalacharita

 

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Published: 30 Nov 2023, 10:40 AM IST
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