Shri Tallapaka Annamacharya



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
annamayya
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Carnatic Classical
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, US
Date of Birth: 
1408
Place of Birth: 
Tallapaka, Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1503
Descendant Gurus: 

Biography

Annamacharya was born on Vaisakha Suddha Pournami in the year Sarwadhari (May 9, 1408) in Tallapaka, a remote village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, India. He lived immaculately for 95 years until Phalguna Bahula Dwadasi (12th day after full moon) in the year Dhundhubhi (February 23, 1503). His wife, Thimmakka is also a poet and had written Subhadra Kalyanam and considered as the first Telugu women poet. His Son PeddaTirumalacharya is also a well known vaggeyakari(poet).

Annamacharya was labelled 'pada kavita pitaamaha'. He has taken the ramanuja saampradayam, with the blessings of sri satha gopa yateendra of ahobila matham. Annamacaharya composed, about 32,000 sankeertanas on sri venkateswara , composed 'sri alamelumanga sri venkateswara satakam'. He was also said to have composed ramayanam.

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