- It is the phrase or set of words used by a Haridasaru, usually at the end, to sign-off a composition.
- It is basically a literary signature or mudrika or pen-name that identifies the composed.
- Each Haridasa had his or her own ankitha.
- Ankitas are usually conferred by gurus after sishyas prove their knowlege in thathva gnana. Few dasaru received their ankita through dream(swapna labda)
Guru upadesavillada dhyanavu
Guru upadesavillada japavu
Guru upadesavillada tapavu
Guru upadesavillada mantra
Guru upadesavillada tantra
Uragana upavasadante kaniro
Guru vyasarayare karunadindali enage
Durita Bayavella pariharisidaragi
Vara mahamantra upadesisidaragi ||
Ankita villada deha nishedha
Ankita villada kavya sobisadu
Ankita villadirabaradendu ca-
Krankitavannu madi ennangakke
Pankajanaba purandara vithalana
Ankita enagitta guruvyasamuniraya ||