Jaggu Vakulabhushana

jaggu vakulabhooshana

Jaggu Vakulabhooshana

Birth – 1902 at Chatraghosha near Melukote

Books –
Sanskrit works:
1. Jayantika-Gadyakavya, based on Bana’s Kadambari (1990)
2. Yaduvamsacaritam – Gadyakavya based on Bana’s Harsacarita
3. Adbhutadutam an epic in 15 cantos, based on Udyaogaparvan on the Mahabharata (1968),
4. Karunarasatarangini- Khandakavya,
5. Patikoktimala – poetry,
6. Srngaralilamrtam – poetry
7. Kalikautukam – an unpublished Khandakavya,
8. Gitaraghavam – poetry
9. Vasantavatamsavarnanam – Khandakavya
10. Bharatasamgrahah – Campu
11. Yatirajacampu – Campu
12. Yatrodantacampu – Campu
13. Laksmistutimanjari – devotional poem,
14. Hayavadanastotram – devotional poem,
15. Amrtadhirohini – devotional poem,
16. Aghavighatini – devotional poem, on Rama; (unpublished)
17. Laksmidandakah – devotional poetry,
18. Yadusailasatakam – Satakakavya,
19. Gandhinutih – poem, unpublished;
20. Kodandaramasuprabhatam – devotional poetry,
21. Vasudevasuprabhatam – devotional poetry, (unpublished);
22. Dasarathisuprabhatam – devotional poetry, (unpublished);
23. Subrahmanyasuprabhatam – devotional poetry, (unpublished);
24. Madhyaranganathastotram – devotional poetry, (unpublished)
25. Madhyaranganathasuprabhatam – devotional poetry, (un-published);
26. Madhyaranganathasatanamastotram – devotional poetry,(unpublished);
27. Madhyaratiganayiksuprabhatam – devotional poetry, (unpublished);
28. Mahalaksmisuprabhatam – devotional poetry,
29. Sriyoganrsimhasuprabhatam – devotional poetry,
30. Sriyoganrsimhamangalastotram – devotional poetry,
31. Srimallesvarakrsnasuprabhatam – devotional poetry,
32. Srimallesvarakrsnamangalam – devotional poetry,
33. Madhyajanardana suprabhatam – devotional poetry,
34. Janardanasumangalam – devotional poetry,
35. Venkataryavandanam –- devotional poetry,
36. Prapannavani- devotional poetry,
37. Adbhutamsukam – play, (precursor to Venisamhara of Bhattanarayana)
38. Pratijnakautilyam – play, (precursor to Mudraraksasa of Visakhadatta)
39. Prasannakasyapam-play,(successor of Abhijnanasakuntala of Kalidasa)
40. Karmahalam – play, unpublished,
41. Maniharanam – play, (successor of Bhasa’s Urubhanga)
42. Maiijulamaiijiram – play
43. Balivijayam –play,
44. Amulyamalyam – play,
45. Yauvarajyam – play,
46. Pratijñåśāntanavam – play,
47. Anangadāprahasnam – a farce,
48. Samyuktā – a play,
49. Nighnatāpasam – a play, 1982
50. Navajīmūtam – a play 1986,
51. Mugdhakuntalam – play, 1993
52. Prabuddhaprajñam. Play 1993
53. Kaumudīyam – play, 1993
54. Vīrasaubhadram – play, precursor to Dūtaghatotkaca of Bhāsa
55. Vrataphalam – play, 1993
56. Kalikālusyam – play, 1993
57. Dāśarathidarśanam – play, 1993
58. Vitīrnāmrtam – play, 1993
59. Syamantakam – play, 1993
60. Maireyapāramyam – play, 1993

Criitical works:
1. Bhāvakaumudī – (Commentary on the play Kādambarīkalyāna)
2. Upākhyānaratnamañjūsā – Commentary on Kshemendra’s Cārucaryā

Miscellaneous Works:
(1) Kanakamuktāmani
(2) Shringerī śankarāryasvāgatam
(3) Samasyāpūranāni
(4) Suvarnānyoktipañcakam
(5) Cātuślokāh
(6) Anyoktimālā, (unpublished);
(7) Adbhutavijñāpannam,
(8) Prasannakāśyapavijñaptih
(9) Syamantakavijñaptih
(10)Pratijñākautilyvijñaptih­(unpublished);
(11) Yaduvamśa-caritavijñaptih

Translations:
(1) Srīvacanabhūshanam – (from Sanskrit into Kannada)
(2) Caramupāyanirnayah

Other Works:
(1) Laksmīdāsasāhiyam
(2) Ajñātagranthāh

Works in Kannada:
(1) Naguvintagantu (Autobiographical comic story),
(2) Rādhāmohan – Cine-play,
(2) Rāmjīrangsthola – comic essays,
(3) Melunadina Bhāgyodaya,
(4) Ambarīsacarita,
(5) Bhagavatya-daśaka,
(6)Vedāntavū Sāhityavū,
(7) Janārdasuprabhātopodgātha,
(8) Māhālakshmīsuprabhātopodgātha,
(9) Srīvacana-bhūśanopodgātha,
(10) Amrtādhirohinīsuprabhātopodgātha,
(11) Padmapurāna (translation of 3 chapters – unpublished),
(12) Gītopanyāsa,
(13) Rāmāyanopanyasa.

Honors received-
Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters honoured him by the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for creative writing in Sanskrit. He also received the President’s certificate of honour. This apart, he won several laurels from religious and academic institutions and cultural organizations during the fruitful long span of life.

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