Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Timmana

TIMMANA.

This poet was by cast a Niyogi bramin of the Mukka tribe and a native of a village called Gannavarum, he flourished during the reign of Krishna Roya, King of Vijayanagar. He composed a work called "Parijata paharana," in which it is given out that Krishna Roya had procured the parijata flower from the garden of Indra for his consort Satya Bhama, the poem consists of three books written in a florid style, and the images and similes are very bold and striking.