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Mankutimmana Kagga


Mankutimmana Kagga, composed by Dr. D.V.Gundappa is one of the best known of the major literary works in Kannada. It is widely regarded as a masterpiece among the Kannada speaking population of southern India. This plugin creates a widget which shows a random verse from Mankutimmana Kagga. You can add this widget to any widgetized area.

Most of the poems are taken from this site. Visit this page on Wikipedia for more information on Mankutimmana Kagga as well as Dr. D.V.Gundappa.


  • Mankutimmana Kagga widget showing a random poem
  • Mankutimmana Kagga widget showing another random poem
  • Another Kagga
  • Mankutimmana Kagga in Appearance > Widgets
  • Mankutimmana Kagga when added to sidebar. You can change it’s title.


  1. Upload the kagga folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Mankutimmana Kagga plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance –> Widgets to add the Mankutimmana Kagga widget to any widgetized areas, such as sidebars.


How many poems are there?

There are actually 945 peoms in Mankutimmana Kagga. But this plugin has just over 200 poems. I’ll add more poems in the future updates.

How to style the widget?

The poem output wrapped in <p> tag with kagga ID and class. Use #kagga or .kagga in your Custom CSS to style it.

Can I add more poems to this plugin?

Yeah, sure! You can add more poems to this plugin. Just open kagga.txt and add new kaggas at the bottom of the file. If you send me the updated file, I’ll upload it to wordpress plugin repository.

How can I contact you?

Use my contact form to shoot me an email.


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Contributors & Developers

“Mankutimmana Kagga” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added 100 more kaggas
  • Moved kaggas to a separate file (kagga.txt)


  • Initial public release.