Find Goa's alluring charm in Manohar Rai Sardessai's poems

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GOA'S GREAT SON

Poet and writer Manohar Rai Sardessai is considered by many to be a true gem to have emerged out of the coastal landscape of Goa. A major chunk of his literary works explore Goa’s alluring charm.

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HIS LOVE FOR GOA

Sardessai’s love for Goa can be found in his poems, which let the reader or the listener instantly visualise the beauty of his land. Here are some of his poems which will help you know Goa deeper.

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Sobit Amchem Goy

How Pretty is Our Goa is a love poem dedicated and sung to Goa. Sardessai captures the captivating charm of Goa's serene green landscape covered with luscious fruits, areca nut trees, fertile fields, rivers and seas. 

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Tujevori Goya

After reciting Like You, O Goa, you can gain a deeper appreciation for Sardessai's emotional connection to his homeland and how he sees himself as an inseparable part of Goa's natural world.

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Water Colours

In this poem, the scene of a 'stormy twilight covered in grey clouds ready to burst anytime with the lighthouse twinkling on top’ takes one to one of Goa’s famous tourist spots.

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The Goan Mango

By exploring this poem, you can gain a deeper appreciation for Goa's unique mangoes and how they are celebrated by Sardessai.

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Jinen Maka Soglem Dile

Life Gave Me Everything is the poet’s letter of gratitude to the land that gave him everything. The poem, full of Goan ethos, gives an insight into the simple yet fulfilling Goan life.

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BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY

Sardessai’s poems show that Goa’s beauty lies within its beautiful landscape. Some day, when you visit Goa, you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the land that so inspired him.

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