Dandakam

Dandakam or Dhandakam (Telugu: దండకం) is a literary style of poetry seen in Sanskrit prosody and Telugu languages. The Stotrams of the Dandakam exceed 26 syllables, and resemble prose.

Famous Sanskrit DandakamsEdit

  • Shyamala Dandakam - Kalidasa - Perhaps the most famous Dandakam, this Stotram praises the divine goddess Shyamala.[1]
  • Garuda Dandakam - Vedanta Desika - It is said that Desika composed it to summon the mighty Garuda when a snake charmer challenged him.[2]

Famous Telugu DandakamsEdit

  • Mouni Dandakam - Mallikarjuna Pandit
  • Bhogini Dandakam - Potana
  • Astabhasha Dandakam - Tallapaka Chinathirumalacharyulu
  • Tristhali Dandakam - Nandi Thimmana
  • Srungara Dandakam - Tallapaka Pedathirumalacharyulu
  • Rama Dandakam - Kancharla Gopanna
  • Krishna Dandakam - Tekumalla Rangasai
  • Rajagopala Dandakam - Kavaturi Raghavaiah
  • Nrisimha Dandakam - Enugu Lakshmanna
  • Anjaneya Dandakam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shyamala Dandakam - Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia". www.hindupedia.com. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Garuda Dandakam of Vedantha Desika - Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia". www.hindupedia.com. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  • Samagra Andhra Sahityam, Arudra, Volume 3, Telugu Akademi, Hyderabad, 2004, Pages: 516-30.