Sri Annamacharya Keerthanalu: Keerthanalu (Telugu) Hardcover – Language: Telugu; ASIN: B01N97D9YT; Package Dimensions: 20 x x Taḷḷapāka Annamācārya (or Annamayya) (Telugu: తాళ్ళపాక అన్నమాచార్య; 22 May – 4 April ) was a 15th-century Hindu saint and is the. Annamayya,Annamacharya Keerthanalu History of Annamayya & Keerthanas Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya () the mysterious paragon of piety writer.
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Other composers like Purandaradasa came after him. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed, which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists,  have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions. He is believed to have been the avatar of Nandakathe sword of Vishnu.
Their son, Pedda Tirumalacharya, and grandson, Tallapaka Chinnayya, were also composers and poets. The Tallapaka compositions are considered to have dominated and influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions. Annamacharya is said to have composed as many as 32, sankeertanas songs on the god Venkateswara,  of which only about 12, are available today. He is also the author of musical treatise called “Sankirthana lakshanamu”.
Annamacharya considered his compositions as floral offerings to Venkateswara. In the poems, he praises the deity, describes his love for him, argues and quarrels with the Lord, confesses the devotee’s failures and apprehensions, and surrenders himself to Venkateshwara.
His songs are classified into the Adhyaatma spiritual and Sringaara romantic sankeertanas genres. His songs in the “Sringaara” genre worship Venkateswara by describing the romantic adventures of Venkateshwara and his consort Alameluwhile others describe the Bhakti of his devotees.
Annamacharya Keerthanalu || Velinundi || Telugu Bhakthi Songs || Lord Balaji – video dailymotion
In his later keertanas, he espouses subjects such as moralitydharma and righteousness. His prodigious literary career earned him a place among the all-time greats of Telugu literature.
keertanalu While he enjoyed popularity in his days, his compositions were forgotten for over three centuries. Mentioned in they were later found engraved on copper plates, hidden for centuries inside the Sri Venkateshwara temple at Tirumalajust opposite the Hundi, concealed in a very small room. An English translation of of these verses was published in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanamsalso known as TTD, has been endeavouring to preserve the rich heritage of his compositions.
In the yearThe State Government of Andhra Pradesh created a committee and appointed the legendary musician late Dr. Balamuralikrishna as its head. He set music to over compositions of Annamacharya and are still popular among the devotees.
He is regarded as a legend in rendering devotional music in classical style, especially the Annamacharya Sankirtanas.
Sigari || Annamacharya Keerthanalu || Telugu Devotional Songs || RK Digitals
He was also an acclaimed kerthanalu, singer, and a musicologist. Shobha Raju is the first recipient of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams scholarship in to study and set a trend for the propagation of Annamacharya’s compositions, and was also chosen as the first exclusive artiste for annamachara propagation of Annamacharya’s compositions in She has been awarded Padmashri by Government of India, in in recognition of her efforts to promote Annamayya Compositions.
Inreputed Bharathanatyam artist Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, and the daughter in law of the legenday singer Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, for the first annamacnarya produced and presented a mammoth dance production as a tribute to the divine composer titled “Annamaiyah”. Rare and popular songs were woven into a story format and music by legendary stalwarts was set to action.
This production was inaugurated by the former President of India H. Venkatraman and Bharat Ratna M. Subbulakshmi and later that year for the Tirumala bhramotsavam.
The production went on to become a sensational hit and more dancers of different forms started choreographing for the saints composition. Based on popular demand ina DVD of the production was also launched which included several places visited by the saint himself. The production has traveled across the US, Europe and Asia and staged over times till now. A Telugu film telutu Annamayya was made on him by K. Raghavendra Rao in The film became a huge blockbuster, and was the highest grosser of the year in Telugu cinema.
Kadayanallur Venkatraman, a brilliant composer has tuned a lot of Annamacharya’s kritis with beautiful ragas for M. Subbulakshmi, who unveiled these forgotten kritis and brought them to the stage. Inone of Annamayya’s compositions, Brahmam Okate, became a Youtube sensation. As of mid, this video alone produced by Kuldeep M.
Itharamu || Annamacharya Keerthanalu || Telugu Bhakthi Sagar || Lord Balaji – video dailymotion
Pai has garnered over 7 million views, and made the child singers Sooryagayathri and Rahul Vellal household names for their flawless rendering of the classic keerthana. Unnikrishnan  and Sreeranjini Kodampally  have their performances of the composition on youtube.
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