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Telugu Language is a treasure of Knowledge in different fields. Telugu Classics have a wonderful heritage in providing knowledge on different subjects through Classical Literature. These subjects included not only Classical Literature, Grammar, Prosody, Lexicon, Poetry, History, Archaeology, Culture, Inscriptions and also Animal Husbandry, Food Production, Agriculture, War, Marriage and what not.

Through Bhasha Sanchika, the knowledge available in Telugu Language will be uploaded for public use. The public can search any kind of knowledge they want in Telugu Language in Bhasha Sanchika. This portal will provide the knowledge in Multimedia format. This will be accessible to all sections and corners of people. The Project is being implemented by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru, Karnataka with the help of Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Telugu. The Portal offers open knowledge under fair usage clauses of The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, for educational purposes.

This will provide the knowledge of already available sources and also create new sources. The Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Telugu wishes to make this as a hub for knowledge of unlimited. It is a humble beginning and will continue for further vast extension.

We invite all corners of people to utilize this opportunity and to grow extensively in all digital platforms and make the presence of our rich heritage through mother tongue.


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    వృషాథిప శతకము
    (CIIL-Mysuru, 1939) పాలకురికి సోమనాధ కవి Palakuriki Soomanaatha Kavi; పెనుమత్స మహాదేవ కవి Penumatsa Mahadeeva Kavi
    It is first completed satakam in Telugu literature. Written by Palkuriki Somana belongs to the 12th century. It shows the way to the other classical Telugu poets in the sataka genre. From Vrusadhipa satakam this genre is continued by the lateral Telugu poets. Thus Somana is called the first sataka poet in Telugu Literature.
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    లఘు కృతులు
    (CIIL-Mysuru, 1962) పాలకురికి సోమనాధ కవి Palakuriki Soomanaatha Kavi; బండారు తమ్మయ్యగారు Bandaru Tammayya garu
    Palkuriki Somana is the well known legendary poet in Veerasaiva literature in Telugu. He is belongs to 12th century. He is the first udaharana poet in Telugu as well as Sanskrit. He wrote many text praises for Shiva in Telugu, Kannada and Sanskrit languages. Palkuriki Somana, a Telugu poet started great genres in Sanskrit and Kannada with his works Basavodaharana and basavaastakam. Be a Telugu poet, he wrote many Classical Texts in Kannada and Sanskrit. So, he is a multilingual poet.
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    (CIIL-Mysuru, 1917) వేములవాడ భీమకవి Vemulavada Bheema Kavi; జయంతి రామయ్య పంతులు Jayanti Ramaiah Pantulu
    It is the First Chando Grantha in Telugu. This book authorship has different opinions in Telugu Literature from the beginning. This book was edited by Jayanti Ramaiahpantulu and published by Andhra Sahitya Parishat, Kakinada in 1917 in the name of Vemulavada Bheemakavi. So many discussions about this book authorship taken place. Recently some of the critics observations that Malliya Rechana (940B.C) is the Author of this book through the literary and inscriptions (Kurkyala Inscription) evidences.
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    ఆంధ్ర భాషా భూషణం
    (CIIL-Mysuru, 1932) మూలఘటిక కేతన Muulaghatika Keetana
    First grammar for Telugu in Telugu. This book was written by “Mulaghatika Kethana”. He is having honorific “Abhinavadandi”. He belongs to 13th Century. This book was familiar in Telugu Grammar. He was divided Telugu grammar in to Five Parts. They are 1.Thachamam, 2. Thadbdavam, 3.Achatenugu, 4.Desyam and 5.Gramyam. All the Telugu poets Simulated to him for their writings.
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    ఆంధ్ర శబ్ద చింతామణి
    (CIIL-Mysuru, 1932) నన్నయ భట్టారక Nannaya Bhattaaraka
    First grammar book for Telugu in Sanskrit language. This book authorship is obscure. While it is attributed to the great poet-scholar Nannaya Bhattu (eleventh century). There is no full evidences for authorship of Nannaya Bhattu in literary and grammatically. So many critics are believed that somebody wrote this book and put in the name of the great poet “Nannaya Bhattu”.

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