Dhurjati (Telugu: ధూర్జటి) (ce 1480-1545) was one of the preeminent poets of medieval telugu literature. He was the 8th member of the great group of poets popularly dubbed as Astadiggajalu in the court of the Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire, Sri Krishnadevaraya.
A native of Srikalahasti in present days of Chittoor district – Andhra Pradesh, Dhurjati was born to Singamma rama (mother) and Jakayya Narayana (father) and was the grandson of Jakkayya. He referred to this area as pottapinadu after the earlier chola kingdom based at pottapi in cuddapah district. (trivia: before that, for more than a thousand years cuddapah and some parts of chittoor area were known as hiranya rashtram and other parts of chittoor area were known as vengo rashtram). His parents were singama rama narayana And jakkaya narayana. The names indicate that he could have been a vaishnava before he became a strong saiva.