Tirumala, 17 March 2015: The Hon’ble Governor of AP and TS Sri ESL Narasimhan took part in the 512 th Vardhanthi Mahotsavam of Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya which took place in Narayana Gardens in Tirumala on Tuesday evening.

The religious fete started at 6pm with the processional deities of Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy flanked by Sri Devi and Bhu Devi reaching the beautiful gardens and seated on the finely decked floral swing.

Popular vocalists and Senior artistes of TTD Annamacharya Project rendered the Sapthagiri Sankeertanalu penned by the Saint poet including Bhavamulona, podagantimayya, Enta Matramuna, Brahma kadigina, Muddugare, Narayanate, Kondalalo, Dinamu Dwadasi Nedu songs in a melodious way.

Later Ahobila Mutt 46th Pontiff Sriman Srivan Sathagopa Sri Ranganatha Yatindra Mahadesikan Swamy in his spiritual address on this occasion recalled the impeccable services rendered by Saint poet. He said Annamacharya dedicated his entire life in the service of Lord through his great works and attained salvation. “Even For those who doesn’t the language of Telugu, the lyrics and melody in the words of telugu spells magic on everyone. It’s a great opportunity to listen to the melodious compositions of Sri Annamacharya on this occasion”, he maintained.

Later ttd Eo Sri Sambasiva Rao in his speech said, so far out of 32000 keertans penned by Saint poet only 14000 are available and Ttd has composed tunes for 1700 songs. This year we are planning to compose more songs with eminent artistes and young talented artistes. “We are also planning to enable all the 29 volumes of Annamaiah Sankeertanalu which we have published and put it on our site for free download. Even we are contemplating the songs also to put on our site for global audience for free download”, he maintained.

Tirupati JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, Spl DyGO Sri Munirathnam Reddy, DyEOs Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Sri Rama Rao and others were present.