KALIDASA - Great Indian Sanskrit Poet of 5th Century

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Kalidasa - The Great Indian Sanskirt Poet

“Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”      - Kalidasa


Kalidasa was a great Indian writer of the Christian era. His Sanskrit poetry and dramas made him a revered figure then and a guiding soul now. He was born in the 5th century. Though no substantial evidence is still known about his birthplace, however, few scholars have found that he lived most of his life in the foot of the Himalayas near Ujjain and Kalinga. He served as a prominent courtier in the court of Vikramaditya in Ujjain.
Most of his works include Vedas, Mahabharata, and Puranas. His works have become a guiding torch for many wisdom seekers of the 21st century. Kalidasa graced humanity with seven wonderful works. Works of Kalidasa under the dramatics section include Mālavikāgnimitram, Abhijñānaśākuntalam, and Vikramōrvaśīyam


  • No formal education yet a gem in the scholarly court

HIS STORY: Kalidasa had no formal education. He was a self-taught man. Using his sheer will power and mindfulness he became one of the nine gems of Vikramaditya's learned court. His writing and deep insight made him popular.
OUR LESSON: Don’t let the education suffocate your uniqueness. Let it complement one another. The uniqueness of a man makes him a wonderful being. Let your uniqueness be fuelled by education.


  • “Today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
  • I recognize your body in liana; your expression in the eyes of a frightened gazelle; the beauty of your face in that of the moon, your tresses in the plumage of peacocks... alas! Timid friend- no one object compares to you.”
  • “Ah, my wishes become hopes.”
  • “Why fight with an enemy who flees way at the mere twang of our bow.”
  • “Grief must be shared to be endured.”
  • “A good man never lets grief get the upper hand. The mountains are calm even in a tempest.”
  • “To be a king is to be a disappointed man.”
  • “You can’t give up a lowdown trade That your ancestors began; A butcher butchers things, and yet He’s the tenderest-hearted man.”
  • "No man on earth deserves to taste her beauty, Her blameless loveliness, and worth Unless he has fulfilled man’s perfect duty— And is there such a one on earth?”
  • “A bee may be born in a hole in a tree, but she likes the honey of the lotus.”


Kalidasa left for the celestial abode in Sri Lanka during the reign of Kumaradasa. According to the archaeological evidence he died in 517 BC. His teachings and works still stir the very soul of mankind and have made him forever present in the hearts of every generation.