Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Bada Banalabhatt

BADA BANALA BHATT.

Was a native of Kondavede, he received an excellent education, and became a poet before he was well grown up, and composed several miscellaneous pieces.— It is said that one day as he went to a tank to perform the usual ablutions and daily religious rites, his gold ring dropped from his finger into the water, he became vexed and uttered an imprecation that the water should be dried up entirely, and it is reported that in the course of four hours the tank became perfectly dry, and Bada Banala Bhatt picking up his ring returned home.

The writings of the above poet became very popular and was distributed in various quarters which procured for him the support and countenance of a great many petty sovereigns and rulers who esteemed him for his talents. He died at his own residence.