Banabhatta was the court poet of which emperor ?

Banabhatta was the Asthana Kavi (court poet) in the court of King Harsha Vardhana, who reigned c. 606 – 647 CE in north India.

Important Facts about Banabhatta :-

  • Baṇabhaṭṭa was a 7th – century Sanskrit prose writer and poet of India.
  • He was the Asthana Kavi (court poet) in the court of King Harsha Vardhana, who reigned c. 606 – 647 CE in north India.
  • His principal works include a biography of Harsha, the Harshacharita (Deeds of Harsha), and one of the world’s earliest novels, Kadambari.
  • Harshacharita (“Deeds of Harsha”) describes his association with Thanesar, besides mentioning the defence wall, a moat and the palace with a two-storied Dhavalagriha (white mansion).
  • The other works attributed to him is the Parvatiparinaya.
Banabhatta was the Asthana Kavi (court poet) in the court of King Harsha Vardhana, who reigned c. 606 - 647 CE in north India.
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