Almost every telugu person must have known and read about Sri Krishnadevaraya.
You all know that his rule was considered the golden age of Andha.
We also know he is not only a great patroniser of literature but also a poet by himself
he said the famous words "దేశ భాష లందు తెలుగు లెస్స".
but thats not aaaaaaall he said...
want to know where I am going with this
I want to introduce to you what exactly he said
uggu paala numDi uyyaalaloe numDi
ammapaaTa paaDinaTTi bhaasha
taene vanTi mandu veenulaku vimdu
daeSabhashalamdu telugu lessa!
samskRutambuloeni chakkera paakambu
arava bhaashaloani amRutaraaSi
kannaDambuloeni taeTa telugu namdu
vaenavaela kavula veluguloe ruupomdi
daeSadaeSamulaloe vasigaamchina bhaasha
vaeyiyae mDla numDi vilasillu naa 'bhaasha '
daeSa bhaasha lamdu telugu lessa
From mother's milk to the cradle
the song mother sang in this language
like honey in taste and to hear
of all languages telugu is the best
the sugary syrup of the Sanskrit language
the nectar of the tamil language
and the clarity of kannada in telugu
the product of thousands of learned men
the language that has made its mark in different countries
My language, that florished for thousands of years
Of all languages telugu is the best