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Tarigoṇḍa Veṅgamāmba
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Tarigoṇḍa Veṅgamāmba, who lived between the mid-18th and the early 19th century (according to Krishanmurti [1983], the dates are 1730/1735–1817), was a prolific writer in Telugu who wrote some 18 books. Not much is known about her except what she says about herself in her writings. She was the daughter of Kānāla Kṛṣṇārya and Maṅgamāmba and was married to Iñjeṭi Veṅkaṭācalapati.

Legends about her are abundant. She was born with a determined devotion to the god Kṛṣṇa, on whom she constantly meditated and to whom she sang…

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Rao, V. Narayana, “Tarigoṇḍa Veṅgamāmba”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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