12 October 2016
Srimad Venkataramana Bhagavathar 27.12.2009
Srimad Venkataramana Bhagavathar was the devoted chief disciple of Sadguru Sri Tyagaraja. He was instrumental in recording the numerous compositions of Tyagaraja on palm leaves for posterity. For nearly 26 years he served his Guru and earned his appreciation and blessings which is evidenced by the kritis of Tyagaraja. One such kriti is 'Nannu palimpa' in Mohana raga which was sung in ecstasy at the time when Venkataramana Bhagavathar presented the portrait of Sri Kothandarama on the eve of the marriage of the daughter of Tyagaraja.