The Giver Of The Worn Garland: Krishnadevaraya S Amuktamalyada

The Giver Of The Worn Garland: Krishnadevaraya S Amuktamalyada

  • Publish Date: 2010-12-31
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Sri Krishnadevaraya;Srinivas Reddy
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And below her hair, she would put on a garland and spend a few minutes just gazing into a pond, seeing her reflection and satisfying her desire before turning away and returning the worn garland to her flower basket The emperor Krishnadevaraya s epic poem Amuktamalyada (Giver of the Worn Garland) depicts the life of the medieval Vaisnava poet-saint Andal, or Goda Devi as she is also known, and her passionate devotion to Lord Visnu. Krishnadevaraya s unique poetic imagination brings to life a celestial world filled with wonder, creativity, humour and vibrant natural beauty. The mundane is made divine and the ordinary becomes extraordinary; the routine activities of daily life become expressive metaphors for heavenly actions, while the exalted gods of heaven are re-imagined as living persons. The poet s ability to see divinity in the most commonplace activities is an extension of his powerful belief that god is everywhere, in everything, at all times.

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