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Kanakadasa’s original name was _______.
  1. Seenappa Nayaka
  2. Thimmappa Nayaka
  3. Beerappa
  4. Beechappa


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The correct option is B Thimmappa Nayaka
Kanakadasa’s original name was Thimmappa Nayaka. His parents were Beerappa and Beechamma. It is said that Thimmappa once came across a huge deposit of gold hidden deep in the Earth. That is why people called him ‘Kanaka’ which means Gold in Kannada. He preached the importance of devotion, internal purity and criticised the discrimination based on caste.

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