Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Sakalya Mala


This Sanscrit Poet was a native of Virupaksam near Anagondi, he flourished in the thirteenth century of Salivahana, and was employed at the Court of Hanchara Roya, as an expounder of Law texts.—He composed a work called "Gajendra-Vejaya" which is a detail of a victory obtained by an Elephant through the interposition of the God Vishnu—The book is written partly in prose and partly in verse— Sakalya Mala enjoyed a considerable degree of reputation; but as his attention was principally confined to his official duties—very little is known of the events of bis life, except that he died in his native country.