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Was a Teliaga bramia, and inhabitant of Tehana Lanka, in the districts of Rajamahendry. The pundits of that place say, that he was born there in the twelfth centary of Salivahaaa, and was long in indigent circumstances, having inherited from hjs ancestors only a small portion of land, which had been given them by a former ruler of that country.

When he was grown up, he had not the means of defraying the expences of a wedding, and being desirous to marry, forthwith proceeded to a kinsman and implored him to get him married. By the exertions of this relation, and some other bramins, who revered the memory of his forefathers Samanat Bhatt, was recommended to the notice of a great man, who compassionated his case, furnished the means of paying the charges of the nuptials, and got him espoused to a damsel of respectability. When the ceremony was concluded, the bridegroom went according to custom, and prostrated himself before his mother-in-law, but she being a mercenary woman, despised our poet, and averted her face when he approached