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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Bāla Kāṇḍa

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Bala Kanda (The book of the childhood) is the first book of the Valmiki Ramayana, which is one of the two great epic poems of India, the other being the Mahabharata. The book consists of 77 sargas (sometimes translated as chapters or cantos) of Sanskrit verse. The Bala kanda begins with the ascetic Valmiki questioning […]

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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Suprabhatam (श्री वेंकठेश्वारा स्वामी सुप्रभात)

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Sri Venkateswara swamy suprabhatam was composed around 1430 A.D. by Prativādibhayaṅkara Śrī Anantācārya (also known as Annangaracharyar, and P B Annan), the Rāmānujācārya of Kanchipuram. He was a disciple of Swami Manavala Mamuni, who composed Sri Ranganatha Suprabhatam. The genre of Suprabhātakāvya traces its origin to a single verse (1.23.2) in the Bālakāṇḍa of Vālmīki’s […]

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List of Indian Folk Dances

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Indian folk and tribal dances are simple dances, and are performed to express their moods. Folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding and festivals. The dances are extremely simple with minimum of steps or movement. The dances burst with verve […]

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Kancherla Gopanna (Ramadasu)

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Kancherla Gopanna (Telugu: కంచెర్ల గోపన్న) (c 1620 – 1680 CE), popularly known as Bhadradri Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu(Telugu: భద్రాచల రామదాసు), was a 17th century Indian devotee of Lord Rama. He is one among the famous vaggeyakaras (same person being the writer and composer of a song) in the Telugu language, the others being Tyagaraja, Annamayya, […]

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Tyagaraja (త్యాగరాజ)

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Kakarla Tyagabrahmam (Telugu: త్యాగరాజ) (May 4, 1767–January 6, 1847), colloquially known as Tyāgarājar and Tyagayya, was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music or classical South Indian music. Tyagaraja was born in 1767 in Tiruvarur, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, to Kakarla Ramabrahmam and Sitamma in a Telugu Brahmin family of the Mulukanadu subsect.He was […]

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