Monday, November 23, 2009

The great Telugu poet Yogi Vemana

Vemana was a telugu poet. He composed numerous poems in Telugu in Aata Veladhi metre which consists of four lines. They end with the signature line Viswadhaabhi Raama, Vinura Vema, literally Beloved of Vishwadha, listen Vema.

Vemana's poems were collected and published by C.P.Brown in the 19th century. His poems are of many kinds, social, moral, satirical and mystic nature. All of them are in Ataveladi. his poems deal with social problems and sometimes propose solutions too. This is a good wisdom poems. It is very famous in Telugu. He has written 100 poems. So it is called Vemana satakam. each poem is a lesson of life.