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Vadiraja Teertha

The life and compositions of a saint, poet, philosopher, writer, and reformer.

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Vadiraja Teertha

The life and compositions of a saint, poet, philosopher, writer, and reformer.

Vadiraja Teertha was a great saint with immense spiritual powers in addition to being an outstanding poet, philosopher, social organizer, reformer, debater and prolific writer. He lived for 120 years (AD 1480-1600), and 112 years of his life were spent as a sanyasi. His compositions in Sanskrit and Kannada are exemplary. He has also composed songs in the Tulu language, most of which have been lost.

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