He was the pioneer of the carnation music. Until he happened, few could think
of attaining the Supreme Being through a medium as earthy as music. He gave a
new dimension to both devotion and music through his raags.
Saint Thyagaraja is believed to have lived in the 15th century. His sankeertanas have been enormously popular since. Apart from being quite mellifluous, they were in colloquial language, so even laymen could understand and hum them.
The saint left for his heavenly abode in 1503 AD. And in his memory, as Shilparamam celebrates his birthday, the city's renowned musicians are taking part in a three-day festival, when they will render Sri Thyagaraja Kritis.
The Department Of Tourism is also celebrating the occasion at the statue of Sri Thyagaraja on the Tank Bund. Musicians, as a part of these celebrations, will render the Pancha Ratna Kritis.
Please contact Raghava Rao at 345-2492 for further details.