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Madhava Kandali

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Kaviraja Madhava Kandali (Assamese: মাধৱ কন্দলী; pronounced as "Madhob Kondoli") (14th century) was an Assamese poet of India, notable for the earliest rendering of the Valmiki Ramayana into Assamese verse (Saptakanda Ramayana). Another significant work of his is the narrative poem Devajit, which is about superiority of Krishna over the other avatars of Vishnu. Kandali's patron was the Kachari King Mahamanikya (Mahamanikpha, 1330-1370), whose kingdom was located in what is present-day Nagaon.

Madhava Kandali
Native name মাধৱ কন্দলী

Musical instrumentsEdit

He lists several instruments in his "Ramayana", such as mardala, khumuchi, bhemachi, dagar, gratal, ramtal, tabal, jhajhar, jinjiri, bheri mahari, tokari, dosari, kendara, dotara, vina, rudra-vipanchi, etc. (meaning that these instruments existed since his time in 14th century or earlier).[1]


  1. ^ Suresh Kant Sharma and Usha Sharma, 2005, Discovery of North-East India, Page 288.

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