Dasa Sahithya Project Dasa Sahithya Project Dasa Sahithya Project
  Watch Live Webcasting "Haridasa Sahithya Sandesham" from Emirant Scholars "COMING SOON"  

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player




The Dasa Sahitya Project propagates and popularises the literature of the saint composers of Karnataka, popularly known as Karnataka Haridasas, who enriched Kannada religious literature with their hymns.

Karnataka Haridasas who brought the esoteric Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas within the reach of the common man in lyrical form in simple Kannada, composed thousands of hymns in praise of Lord Sri Venkateswara, thus preaching devotion of God.

Purandaradasa, Kanakadasa, Vijayadasa, Sripadaraja, Vyasaraja, Vadiraja, Gopaladasa and Jagannathadasa were some of the luminaries in the galaxy of Karnataka Haridasas who treaded the path of dualism paved by Sri Madhwacharya. This lineage of Karnataka Haridasas has produced around 400 saint-composers.

The Dasa Sahitya Project aims at acquainting people with the lives and teachings of Karnataka Haridasas; spirituality, righteousness and morals preached by them, thus inculcating devotion in general and devotion to Lord Sri Venkateswara in particular.

  Publications   Exhibitions   Audio Cassettes   Religious and Cultural Programmes
  The easy path to deliverance, as shown by the Haridasas, is through Hari Bhajan. They taught, "Hari Bhajana Maado Nirantara - Paragatigidu Nirdhara", meaning perform Hari Bhajan always;The only way to Mukti is the preachings of Haridasas.  
  The great soul who introduced the Taaratamya-Bhajan was Saint Purandaradasa, a pioneer of karnatic music. He spread the Taaratamya Bhajan culture throughout the nation. However, the ethos and regulations he introduced have since disappeared.  
  The Dasa Sahitya Project has taken up the task of popularising the traditional Bhajan. Its main objectives are to:  
  Inculcate dharma in society through Bhajan Mandals  
  Establish Bhajan groups throughout the Nation  
  Encourage existing Bhajan Mandals  
  Encourage Bhajan Mandals to celebrate the Aradhanas of Karnataka Haridasas  
  Popularise the use of "Hare Srinivasa" as a salutation among members of Bhajan Mandals.  
  The project has an Advisory Board and Expert Committee, comprising eminent scholars, which reviews programmes and helps plan various activities involving research, publication and propagation.  
  Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
TTD Administrative Building
K.T. Road
Tirupati 517 501
Andhra Pradesh
  © 2010 Dasa Sahithya All Rights Reserved. Designed & Maintained by G7 InfoTech Pvt Ltd.