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Author: P Shivamadhuri

Brief Biography of Annamacharya In the sankeerthana copper – plates and epigraphs of Tirupati devasthanam, four cohorts of the Tallapakam family, who grew up in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries A.D., come to prominence. Tallapakam poets were Nandavarika Brahmins, including Allasani Peddanna, the graceful poet in the court of Krishnadeva Raya. Annamacharya is the first […]

Brief Biography of Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Aesthetics in India has produced a vast array of human experiences, thoughts, values, beliefs, and pleasures. From the extreme north to the far south, Indian aesthetics and traditions are the oldest and largest. Indian aesthetic notions eventually spanned disciplines and became useful to practically all researchers and scholars in […]

Brief Biography of Sri Yamunacharya Among the great Vaishnava Acharyas, Sri Yamunacharya, also known as Alavandar, occupies a unique place. He has made a substantial contribution to Visishtadvaita philosophy and established the pre-eminence of Sriman Narayana through his philosophical works and hymns.  Sri Yamuna’s “Stotraratna” occupies a special place in the devotional literature as it […]

A brief biography of Andal and the significance of Andal’s Thiruppavai Thiruppavai is a delightful flower- a garland of thirty Pasurams (thirty chapters) created by Godadevi who is referred to as Andal a pious reverence of Vatapatrasayi of Srivilliputtur temple which is located in Tamil Nadu. Andal is said to be found in a garden […]