Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Annamaya Padamrithavarshini

Annamaya Padamrithavarshini

On the occasion of Annamacharya’s 601 birth anniversary a book on Annamacharya’s sankeertanas released. The aim is to spread the message of Annamacharya’s sankeertanas, particularly to singers. Sujanranjan, an organisation devoted to the work of popularising Annamacharya sankeertanas is bringing out the book titled Annamaya Padamrithavarshini. The book released at NTR Kalamandiram, Telugu University, Hyderabad.

The book has commentary for all the 310 songs including Adhyathma and Sringara sankeertanas. The commentary has been given by G.B. Sankara Rao Biochemistry Post Graduate who is working as an Officer – Quality Assurance in Shantha Biotechnics Ltd., Hyderabad and the songs are compiled by Mahidhara Sita Rama Sarma. The book is especially meant for singers to understand the meaning of songs which will give them an opportunity to perform with Thadthmya Bhava.

There have been attempts to provide commentary to Annamacharya’s sankeertanas earlier. Legends like Late Rallapalli Anantha Krishna Sarma, Samudrala Lakshmanayya and Nedunuri Krishnamurthy have worked on commentary orientation.

The book also comes with meanings of critical words like Kanduva, Nirathi, Kouthukamu, Sogisi, Solasi, Soridi, Araya, Arasi, Adanu, Podimi, Chennu, Thathi, Pogaru vennela, Selavi navvulu, Ulipacchi navvulu etc.

Besides being a guide to singers, the book will also help dancers to choreograph the songs. The book also includes two separate sections of Mangala Harathi and Aradhana Sankeerthanas of Annamayya.

Books available at
SUJANARANJANI, Price: Rs.100 /- (On 50% Discount)
HYDERABAD – 500018, Mobile; 9346479649.