The Dravidian language family includes Telugu as its largest member. It is the official language of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and is primarily spoken in south-eastern India. Since it is a phonetic language, the writing corresponds to the sounds spoken when speaking Telugu. Since almost every letter in writing corresponds to a vocal sound, learning Telugu is simpler than understanding English.
Hindus make up the great bulk of the Telugu speaking community. There is no institutionalized religious structure or single entity that has the authority to establish philosophy in Hinduism. Religious practices in particular vary greatly from region to region and even within castes in the same community. Puja, a kind of devotion in which sacrifices are made to a god in exchange for protection and assistance, serves as a unifying principle. Sanatan Dharma, also known as "eternal order" is the name given to the religion by adherents. They comprehend that Brahman, the Absolute Reality from whence all creation emerges, and the commandments laid out in the Vedic texts, have always existed. The Brahman, is not only what sets everything else in motion; it is also in motion, what directs the path of conception, and creation itself.
The authors of the Vedas are thought to have done nothing more than record what had already existed; Hinduism does not appear to have a founder, a known creation period, or a growth of the system of religion. This everlasting wisdom is documented in the Vedas and their several subdivisions, such as the Samhitas, Brahmanas, etc. and, most significantly, the Upanishads, each addresses a different aspect of the faith.
Nannaya, Yerrana and Tikkana are the tri-stalwarts of Telugu Literature. Their translation work boosted the literary heritage of the language. Nannaya's Mahabharatam, a translation of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, marked the beginning of Telugu literature. This Campu-inspired work is exceptionally well-written, pure, and artistic in value. The court poet of the Reddy kings, Yerrana, was the first poet to translate Harivamsa into Telugu. His Narsimha Puranamu is regarded as a turning point in Telugu literature since it popularized the Prabandha literary style. Nannaya's translation of the Mahabharata was completed by him.
Some of the well-known Puranas that have been accessible in Telugu are-
Sri Harivamsa Purana: The Harivamsa Purana, an important work of Sanskrit literature, contains several shlokas. It is believed that this text, which was originally credited to the great sage and author, Vyasa, is an addendum to the legendary Hindu epic, Mahabharata. A traditional interpretation of the Mahabharata divides the Harivamsa into two books. These are among the eighteen parvas of the Mahabharata.
Shiva Purana: The ultimate knowledge for uplifting human condition to the pinnacle of awareness is revealed in the Shiva Purana, which is expressed in the form of incredibly charming stories. Yoga has been described as a science without any supporting narratives, but when you examine it more closely, you see that it is unthinkable to isolate yoga from the Shiva Purana. The foundations of both are exactly the same; one is for individuals who enjoy narratives, whereas the other is for those who are eager to analyze everything rationally.
In addition to offering a sophisticated philosophical insight, the Bhagavad Gita also outlines efficient techniques for implementing its spiritual teachings in real life scenarios. These methods of integrating spirituality's science into daily life are known as "Yog." As a result, the Bhagavad Gita is also known as "Yog Shastra". Inexperienced spiritual practitioners frequently distinguish between spirituality and earthly existence; some consider holiness to be something that is only achieved in the afterlife. However, the Bhagavad Gita does not recognize this separation and attempts to consecrate every aspect of a person's life here on earth.
Q1. Why is the Gita so famous?
The Gita’s message of Universal Love and its connection to devotion for Lord Krishna makes it so famous across the globe.
Q2. Who is well-known as the Father of Telugu Literature?
Kandukuri Viresalingam Pantulu, author of Rajasekhara Charitramu is given the title of Father of Modern Telugu Literature.
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