Tirupati, 18 March 2015: The Supreme Lord is the first and foremost Guru and hence He is also revered as “Parama Guru” said, renowned scholar Dr Medasani Mohan.

Addressing the special literary programme organised by Annamacharya Project on the occasion of 512th Death Anniversary of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya in Annamcharya Kalamandiram in Tirupati on Wednesday, Sri Mohan presided on “Annamaiah – Acharya Peetham” where he elaborated on the Guru-shishya tradition which was in vogue in India since several centuries. “It is infact this great lineage which protected our Hindu Sanatana Dharma as our vast wisdom transmitted from Guru to Sishya developing a pure and pious relationship between them . Whether it be Vedic, agamic, architectural, musical, spiritual, is imparted through this relationship between the guru and the disciple.

It is considered that this relationship, based on the genuineness of the guru, and the respect, commitment, devotion and obedience of the student, is the best way for subtle or advanced knowledge to be conveyed. The student eventually masters the knowledge that the guru embodies.Similarly Annamaiah who was trained by Sri Adivan Shatagopa Yati, later became a great disciple who succeeded the Parampara of his guru by penning thousands of Kritis in praise of Lord Venkateswara. He also penned some songs and dedicated to his Guru since he believed Sri Shatagopa Yati equal to his beloved Lord. That is the place of Guru in our Haindhava Dharma”, Sri Mohan added.

Later Chennai based scholar Dr Elezebeth Jayakumari delivered lecture on Annamaiah Sankeertanalu – Samakalina Amsalu where she said the kritis penned by the saint poet reflected the social life of those days including agriculture, other community based professions, riddles and some village jargon etc.

Smt Yasodha Thakur from Hyderabad who spoke on Annamaiah Sankeertanalu – Natyabhinayam said, most of Annamaiah krits are suitable enough for Natyabhinaya especially the Sringara Rasa keertans have a great scope to exhibit in the form of dance with Abhinaya, she maintained.

Later in the evening special cultural programmes held in the premises matching the occasion.