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Sunday, December 20, 2015

T. (Tenali) Ramakrishnan !


20 Dec 15, 06:54 PM

B Ganga Raju: About " clarification." ..The original and full name of "Tenali Raman," is " TENALI RAMAKRISHNA." He was famous as " Vikatakavi," and was in the Aasthanam of Krishna Deva Raya. As all of you know Krishna Deva Raya's reign was famous for promotion of fine arts.

Telugu names like Krishna and Rama become Krishnan and Raman in Tamil. So Ramakrishnan and Raman refer to the same poet and both are correct.

Tenali Raman/Ramakrishnan aka Ramakrishna was also a famous poet and was one of the Ashta Diggajas in Krishnadeva raya's durbar.


20 Dec 15, 08:08 PM

subbu: Tenali Raman was a vidhooshaka which also more or less means vikatakavi. He is one such person who thinks with his right brain and differently than others. Such people are usually harmless creatures, though they themselves land in trouble for saying right things but at wrong places.