ANNAMAIAH LITERATURE GOES HI-TECH
TTD WILL SOON DEVELOP UNICODE AUDIO TEXT COMPATIBILITY IN MULTI LANGUAGES
This will be indeed a great tribute to Saint Poet and Padakavitha Pitamaha Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya on his 609th Birth Anniversary as the literary texts are set to go hi-tech soon in TTD.
14892 SANKEERTANS BROUGHT TO LIGHT
The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has set up Annamacharya Project almost four decades ago to bring to light all the 32 thousands Sankeertans penned by the great Saint poet. But with efforts of stalwarts like Sri Sadhusubrahmanya Shastry, Rallaplle Anantakrishna Sharma, Veturi Prabhakara Shastry and other great personalities over 14,892 Sankeertans were brought to light.
SRI TALLAPAKA PADA SAHITYAM
“We have created and dedicated a separate page “Sri Tallapaka Pada Sahityam” in TTD official website with hyper links which has the entire information with respect to the history, works, Sankeertans etc.of not alone Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya but his entire clan. All the 14000 odd Sankeertans were printed in the form of 29 books and kept on web site too in Pdf format. This has been designed as a “One-stop approach” site for researchers, students, music and literature lovers. About 50-60 scholars contributed the relevant literature for this site. Many literary experts and service organisations including Viswa Vyapta Annamaiah Bhakta Brindam have done great contributions while the donors have come up with their largesse in up grading the site”, said All Projects Special Officer Sri N Muktheswara Rao.
AUDIO TEXT FOR 2000 SANKEERTANS SOON
After developing a separate page for Tallapaka literature, the TTD has now uploaded 2000 sankeertnas of Annamacharya, Pedda Tirumalacharya, Chinna Tirumalacharya on website. The music lovers across the globe can hear or download these Kritis free of cost.
The Unicode text of all these Sankeertans are now available. Very soon the temple management is contemplating the audio text in multi languages. The voice for these audio texts have been rendered by Sri Kamisetty Srinivasulu, Dr Amudala Murali, Sri Damodaram etc. The IT wing of TTD and TCS are working on the up gradation of website to have multi language compatibility of these audio texts.
ANNAMACHARYA JAYANTHI IN TALLAPAKA AND TIRUPATI
Meanwhile in connection with Annamacharya 609th Jayanthi on May 11, Srinivasa Kalyanam will be performed in Tallapaka, the home turf of Saint poet. While in the evening there will be special Annamaiah Sankeertana program at 108feet statue of Annamacharya.
While in Tirupati there will be literary programs from May 11-17 in connection with Annamacharya Jayanti in Mahati Auditorium and Annamacharya Kalamandiram.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI