Monday 8 June 2015

Kadapa airport to be named after Annamayya

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu recently said that he would get the Kadapa airport named after the saint-poet, Tallapaka Annamacharya.
About Tallapaka Annamacharya:
  • 15th-century Hindu saint and is the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankirtanas in praise of the god Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu.
  • He composed musical form of the keertana songs that which to this date strongly influence structure of Carnatic music compositions.
  • Avatar of Nandaka, the sword of Vishnu.
  • Regarded as the Andhra Pada kavitā Pitāmaha (Father of Telugu song-writing).
  • Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, also known as TTD, has been endeavouring to preserve the rich heritage of his compositions.


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