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Dasa Sahitya (Kannada: ದಾಸ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ) is the literature of bhakti movement composed by devotees in honor of Lord Vishnu or one of his Avatars. Dasa is literally servant in Kannada and sahitya is literature. Haridasas ("servants of God") were preachers of bhakti to Lord Vishnu or one of his avatars. The bhakti literature of these Haridasas is collectively referred to as Dasa Sahitya. It is in the Kannada language.

The Haridasas contributed to the rich heritage of Karntataka music. They made an indelible impression on the religious and cultural life of Karnataka. They spread the didactic teachings in a musical form to the hearts of the common man. Like other doyens of Indian classical music, these scholars offered pooja to Vishnu through music, called naadopasana. The Lord is described as Samagana priya; bhakti through music is the most preferred path to 'reach' him.

The Haridasa compositions are popularly known as Devaranamas. Compositions like Venkatachala Nilayam, Jagadoddharana, Tamboori meetidava, Krishna Nee Begane Baaro are some of the many examples of their scholarly work.

Some noted composers of Dasa sahitya[edit]

  • Helevanakatte Giriyamma
  • Praneshadasaru
  • Harpanahalli Bhimavva
  • Prasanna Venkatadasaru
  • Venugopaladasaru
  • Mohanadasaru
  • Prasanna Venkatadasaru
  • Tande Muddumohana Dasaru
  • Narahari Theertaru ( Direct Shishya of Madhwacaryaru )

External links[edit]



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The Hindu
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:09:36 -0800

Ishwarayya A., writer and art critic, said recently that 'haridasas' or saint-composers, who were responsible for creating 'Dasa Sahitya', had emphasised on following morals and ethics in a simple language. He was speaking at the inaugural function of ...
 
Bellevision
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:09:45 -0800

It has been successfully done by Dasa Sahitya,' said Dr Bairappa. He further said that Sir M Vishveshwaryya was not only a civil engineer of par excellence but also an economist. Kannada Sahitya Parishat should devote a few programme in memory of great ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Despite the commendable struggles of Basaveshwara, the vachankars and saints who scripted dasa-sahitya against exploitation and caste system, modern and independent India was still dogged by the exploitative caste system and economic disparities.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:18:45 -0800

Also known as the 'Festival of Steps', the fête is conducted by Dasa Sahitya Project, one of the propagation arms of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). Joint Executive Officer (Tirupati) Pola Bhaskar performed pujas to the steps before starting ...
 
The Hindu
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:03:57 -0800

... would begin in the early hours of Friday, with rendition of 'Venuganam' (from 6 a.m.). Later, a recital of Vedas will be held by the students of Sri Venkateswara Vedic School from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Artistes of TTD's Dasa Sahitya Project will render ...
 
Daijiworld.com
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:21:59 -0700

Mangalore, Jul 14: A two-day state-level Dasa Sahitya Sammelana was inaugurated at Town Hall here on Thursday July 14. The event was inaugurated by former president of state Kannada Sahitya Parishat Harikrishna Punaroor. In his inaugural address, ...
 
Daijiworld.com
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:43:39 -0700

Udupi, Sep 29: The district-level bhajan competitions being held under the aegis of Dasa Sahitya Project, Tirumala Tirupati temple and Janardhana Mahakali temple here to mark the 30th anniversary of Dasa Sahitya Project, was inaugurated at Bhavani ...

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The Hindu
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:07:30 -0800

In view of complaints by passengers of drivers refusing to ply or demanding excess fare, the city traffic police carried out an inspection on Monday between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.. A total of 5,172 cases were booked against drivers and 934 autos were seized.
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