Consider the following statements about Sri Krishna Deva Raya’s kingdom:
1. Ashtadiggajas was the collective title given to the eight Telugu poets in the court of the emperor Sri Krishna Deva Raya.
2. Sri Krishna Deva Raya’s court poet Tenali Ramakrishna is referred to as the Andhra Kavita Pitamaha (the grandfather of Telugu poetry).
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Ashtadiggajas is the collective title given to the eight Telugu poets in the court of the emperor Sri Krishna Deva Raya who ruled the Vijayanagara Empire from 1509 until his death in 1529. During his reign, Telugu literature and culture reached its zenith. In his court, eight poets were regarded as the eight pillars of his literary assembly.
Allasani Peddana was a famous Telugu poet and was ranked as the foremost of the Ashtadiggajalu. He was often described as Andhrakavita Pitamaha. His important works include Manucharitam and Harikatha-saramsamu.