Annamacharya Jayanthi – 19th May 2019


Sunday the 19th May 2019 – 11.00 AM onwards.

Tallapaka Annamacharya (Annamayya) is the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankirtanas in praise of the Lord Venkateswara. He is the first known composer in carnatic music.The musical form of the “Keertana” songs that he composed, which are still popular among Carnatic musicians, have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions.

Annamacharya is remembered for his saintly life, and is honoured as a great devotee of Vishnu by devotees and saintly singers.

He is believed to have been the avatar of “Nandakam”, the sword of Vishnu.

Annamacharya considered his compositions as floral offerings to Venkateswara. In the Keertanas, 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 Lord Venkateshwara. In his later Keertanas, he espouses subjects such as morality, dharma and righteousness.

All are invited to participate in the event, where the musicians of Sydney would be rendering “Annamacharya Kritis” and pleasing the Lord Sri Venkateswara, Goddess Mahalakshmi and Goddess Andal.

It truly is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the divine rendition of “Annamacharya Kritis” at SVT, commencing at 11.00 AM on Sunday the 19th May 2019.

All are Welcome & Be Blessed by the beauty and grace of the Great Saint’s Kritis.

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