Home / English / Who was Harishena? English Who was Harishena? Posted on22/10/202218/09/2022 Updated on18/09/2022 Harishena served as the court poet of Samudragupta. He composed the Allahabad Pillar inscription in Sanskrit. Related posts: What is the meaning of ‘Piyadassi’? What were Mahajanapadas? What were Dharmasutras? What is the meaning of the term ‘Oligarchy’?