Kanaka Dasa(1509 – 1609) was a poet, philosopher, musician and composer from modern Karnataka. He is known for his Kirtanes and Ugabhoga, compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music. Like other Haridasas, he used simple Kannada language and native metrical forms for his compositions.
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Kanakadasa Jayanthi is a festival celebrated by people of Bharatha Samskriti Prathishtana. It is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of the great poet and saint shri Kanaka Dasa. In tribute to the great saint, the Government of Karnataka has declared the birthday of Kanaka Dasa as a state holiday.