Kabi Samrata Upendra Bhanja was a 17th-century Odia poet-composer of classical Odissi music. He is most known for his Odissi songs and kabyas written in the Odia language, primarily Baidehisa Bilasa, Labanyabati & Koti Brahmanda Sundari.
Upendra Bhanja wrote some 52 books of which only 22 are available now. Due to the absence of a printing press, many of the hand-copied books have been lost. his eminent kabyas are Baidehisha Bilasa .It Means with “Ba” initial for each line.
The first published work of Upendra Bhanja is “Rasapanchaka”. The first dictionary “Gita Abidhan” was written by Upendra Bhanja in Odia literature. ‘Kabi Samrata’ was not the first title of Upendra Bhanja. He was rather entitled as “Birabara” as written by Bhanja himself in his kabyas.
|Books name||Baidehisha Bilasa / ବୈଦେହୀଶ ବିଳାସ|
|No Of pages||11|
|Editor||Udaya Natha Sadangi|