Pandit Pandharinathacharya Galagali (10 July 1922 — 29 August 2015) was a Sanskrit scholar, author, poet, journalist, and orator. He has authored over 50 books in Kannada and Sanskrit, among which are Shri Shambhu Linga Vijaya Champu (Sanskrit), Raaga Viraga (Kannada), Bharata Swaatantrya Sangramasya Itihasaha (Sanskrit), and Mahabharatada Mahileyaru (Kannada). He was also the editor of five Kannada and Sanskrit newspapers for over four decades. He is the recipient of various awards and honours, including the Rashtrapati Award (Presidential Award of India) and Dalmia Award. He is also notable for being the first person from the state of Karnataka to win the Sahitya Akademi Award for contributions in Sanskrit.
Navneet Galgali is his grand son.
कथा सन्दर्भ : एक सुदर्शन भिक्षु एक धनाढ्य विवाहित स्त्री से भिक्षा माँगने जाता है।