Odia poet Abhimanyu Samanta Singhara, who was born in Balia, Jajpur, in the 18th century, wrote the well-known Bidagdha Chintamani kabya. Abhimanyu was a famous poet-musician in the Odissi musical tradition of the 18th century who mostly wrote in the Chhnda style. He also wrote a number of traditional Odia songs, such as the tiger song Bagha Gita and the bird song Chadhei Gita. On the passion between Radha and Krishna, he has written a lot of poetry.
On February 23, 1760, he was born in Balia Village, Jajpur. Balia Village is located next to the well-known Jajpur Buddhist site Ratnagiri Mahavihara. Indrajita Samanta Singhara, his father, never had a kid. However, it is asserted that Abhimanyu was created as a result of a saint named Sadananda Kabisujrya Brahma’s adoration. He served as Abhimanyu’s instructor. When he was nine years old, he composed his first poem.In his variety of works, Abhimanyu uses a number of ragas, both well-known and less common old ragas from the Odissi music heritage.
In his magnum opus Bidagdha Chintamani, he uses several ragas for the 98 chhānda songs, such as Chakrakeli, Chokhi, Chinta Kamodi, Bangalasri, Dhanasri, Rasakulya, Sankarabharana, Kalyana Ahari, Kumbha Kamodi, Bibhasa, Kedara Kamodi, Ahari, Bhairaba, Gouri, Ramakeri, Kali, Ghantaraba, Kalyana, Kanada, Kamodi, Baradi, Malaba, Sindhuda, Kedara Gouda, Saranga, Purbi, Ranabije, Lalita Kamodi, Chalaghanta, Kedara, Rasa Kedara, Soka Kamodi, Jayanta Kala, Bichitra Desakhya, Pahadia Kedara, Patamanjari, Malasri, Dhipa, Bhupala, Asabari, Lalita Kedara, Gujjari, Mukhari, Panchama Baradi, Nalinigouda, Kalahansa Kamodi, Mangala, etc.
|Books name||Bidagdha Chintamani Parichaya / ବିଦଗ୍ଧ ଚିନ୍ତାମଣି ପରିଚୟ|
|No Of pages||11|
|Printed At||Nandakishora Press|