Laxmi Prasad Devkota
(November 12, 1909 – September 14, 1959), was a Nepali poet
. He is the best writer in the Nepali Language. He has written great works in the Nepalese Language. He is best known for the poem "Muna Madan
". There are several tributes to the poem Muna Madan. This is a poem which shows the obligation of the people to go far from home to earn money and the realization, in comparison with family and love money is nothing.
Devkota was the third son of Pandit Til Madhav and Amar Rajya Laxmi Devi. He was born in Thatunati (now Dhobidhara), Kathmandu
on the day of Dipawali, the Festival of Lights
, which is a celebration of Laxmi
, the Goddess of Wealth. His parents considered his birth as a gift from the goddess and named him as Laxmi Prasad . He is well considered as one of the famous icons in the field of Nepalese literature.
After he received his bachelor's of law, he wrote to a friend while he was in Santa Bhawan Hospital
, "Death stands before me. I search for constellations in the sky but can find none. I cannot give peace to myself. If I could rise, I would kill myself and my future prospects."
Laxmi Prasad Devkota was primarily a humanist who occasionally wrote from an atheistic point of view too. Given this reality, some critics have tried to line him up with Marxism
or other similar politically leftist ideologies. Apparently in one one of his last poems to a friend, he said "Aakhir Shree... Read More