Dharmapuri Subbarayar Iyyer Dharmapuri Subbaraaya Iyyar – A 19th century composer (pre-Trinity), Dharmapuri Subbarayar hailed from Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu, and composed in Telugu. He is the most notable composer of the Jaavali form, of which he is the universally acclaimed master. Most of the music he composed, therefore, dealt with sringaara rasa, or romantic and even […]
Dasu Sreeramulu Dasu Sreeramulu 8-4-1846 was born in Kurada, , Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh , Dasu Sreeramulu was born to Kannayya. A versatile poet and writer of more than thirty three books on different subjects, Dasu Sreeramulu was born in Andhrapradesh. Even as a teenager, he wrote ‘Satrajiti Vilasamu,’ a yakshagenam, and also performed […]
Kshetrayya (or) Kshetragna Kshetrayya (c. 1600 – 1680) was a prolific Telugu poet and composer of Carnatic music. He lived in the area of Andhra Pradesh in South India. He composed a number of padams and keertanas, the prevalent formats of his time. He is credited with more than 4000 compositions, although only a handful have […]
Vallabhacharya (1479-1531) A great 16th century sage-philosopher of India, he is the founder of the Vaishnavite sect in Rajasthan and Gujarat. he came from a Telugu Brahmin family (contemporaries of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) in Champaranya, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh, the son of Lakshmana Bhatta and Ilamma. It is said that the family had finished performing 100 Soma […]
Bhartruhari Those familiar with Sanskrit–even an introductory course is sufficient–are sure to know Bhartruhari mainly via reading several Subashitaas (noble sayings in verse form). Indeed, almost every other verse by Bhartruhari is a Subashitaa. A King of Ujjain, Bhartruhari was the elder step brother of his more renowned sibling, Vikramaditya. His life presents to us […]
Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (Telugu: శ్రీ తాళ్ళపాక అన్నమాచార్య) (May 9, 1408 – February 23, 1503) also known as Annamayya (or) Annamacharyulu is saint composer of carnatic music. Annamayya – Venkateswara’s bard Hailed as the ‘Pada Kavita Pitamaha’, for it was he who gave us the musical form of Pada, Annamacharya (1408-1503) was a forerunner of the […]
Basaveshwara was born in 1134 A.D. in the small town of Bagewadi of northern Karnataka. He was Prime Minister to king Bijjala who ruled from 1157 to 1167 over Kalyana. Basava was a philosopher, religious teacher and a social reformer. He fought against the caste system, strove hard to bring about reformation in Hinduism into […]
Yajnavalkya (Devanagari: याज्ञवल्क्य) of Mithila was a legendary sage of Vedic India,credited with the authorship of the Shatapatha Brahmana (including the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad), besides the Yoga Yajnavalkya and the Yājñavalkya Smṛti.He is also a major figure in the Upanishads.