The pillar of Maithil literature rests on the shoulders of Vidyapati , every maithil despite his caste , creed or religion must feel proud about the achievements of this great poet.
In folk stories it is told that due to his strong devotion for lord shiva , the lord himself , came to serve this poet as a servant named Ugana.When he was about to die he wished Ganga – the river, to engulf him in her water, and the river , left its course , to fulfill his wish.
Birth Place : – Bisaphi village of Darbhanga district in 1350 AD
Mool : – Bisaiwar Gudha
Gotra : – Kashyap
Family : – Two wives Sambala and Sankari
Sons : Harpati Thakur , Narpati Thakur , Vachaspati Thakur
Daughter : – Dullahi
Titles / Nicknames
Abhinav , Jaidev , Sukavi , Kanthaar ,Raj Pandit,Kaviratna ,Kavi Kokil
In Sanskrit Language
Bhuparikrama , Vibhasagar , Daan Vaakyavali , Purush Pariksha , Durga Bhakti Tarangani etc
In Avahatt language
Kirti Latha , Kirti Patakha,Jyotish Darshan , Nritaya Vidyakatha , Agam Dwaitnirnay
Drama – Goraksha Vijaya
In Maithili Language
Nepal Tadiat , Ram Tadiat , Tarauni Tadait , Raag Tarangani , Vaishnav Padavali
Classification of His works
1. Shringaar (beauty)
2. Bhakti (devotional)
3.Vyavhaar geet (folk songs)
4.Kut Pad (songs sung at different auspicios occasions )
Death : –
Around 1450 AD in Bazidpur Village. Now there is a temple named Vidyapati Mahadev.