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Nandi Timmana in Telugu and English languages

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NANDI TIMMANA is believed to be from Anantapur and was born to Singanna and Thimmamaamba. He lived in a subkingdom of the Vijayanagara Empire, whose princess was Thirumaladevi. He entered Krishnadevaraya's court along with Thirumaladevi, when the king married her
He was a Saiva and was a disciple of Guru Aghora Siva, yet some of his works are based on Vaishanavism because of imperial patronage. His uncles Nandi Mallaya and Ganta Singana (known as Malaya Maruta) were a famous poetic pair in the court of Viranarasimha Raya, half-brother of Krishnadevaraya
He was more popular as Mukku Thimmana because of his poem on a beautiful nose. Mukku means nose in Telugu
His famous works were Parijathapaharanam and Vanivilasam. Parijathapaharanam is based on a story from Harivamsam. The story is about love quarrel between Krishna and his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama.

There is lesson in 9th standard of SSC schools in Andhra Pradesh Unlike his contemoraries like Allasani Peddana, he did not use long and complex words and used only soft and simple Telugu words. His works are also understandable to any one and his poetry is fondly called as Mukku Timmana Muddu Paluku in Telugu. Parijatapaharanam is famous for many soft romantic poems still popular in Telugu
He did many poetic experiments in his works. One such experiment is called Chitra Kavita (means magical poems). He composed a poem that can be read from end or start, where all four lines together form a palindrome. He also composed a poem with only two letters ('na' and 'ma'). He also presented Garbha Kavita (means hidden poems) in a few poems, where an entire poem will have two different meanings