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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.
- Garuda Dandakam - Vedanta Desika - It is said that Desika composed it to summon the mighty Garuda when a snake charmer challenged him.
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
- Samagra Andhra Sahityam, Arudra, Volume 3, Telugu Akademi, Hyderabad, 2004, Pages: 516-30.