510th Rememberance Anniversary celebrations of the legendary saint poet, who born in 1408AD and poet penned over 32thousand rare songs in his life span of 95 years before he breathed his last in 1503AD was organised by TTD at Tirumala Narayanagiri gardens on 7th April 2013, sunday.
Ahobila mutt 45th Pontiff HH Sri Sri Sri Srinivasa Shatagopa Narayana Yateendra Mahadesikan Swamy, junior (46th)pontiff HH Sri Sriranga Shatagopa Narayana Yateendra Mahadesikan Swamy, AP Governor H E Sri ESL Narasimhan, renowned violinist Padmavibhushan Dr TN Krishnan have graced the Annamaiah Vardhanti Mahotsavams along with TTD EO and other officials on Sunday which took place in narayanagiri gardens at Tirumala.
In his spiritual address the senior pontiff of Ahobila Mutt said, Annamacharya has dedicated his entire life in the service of Lord by penning rare songs. “As a tribute to this great soul, TTD has been organising Annamaiah Death and Birth anniversaries every year from the past few years which is a great gesture. The Annamacharya songs should reach masses across the country”, he aspired.
AP Governor has relesed 2 CDs of rare keertans of Annamaiah including ” Chinnana Sankeerthana Vibhuthi, and annamaiah sundara sreemadhurima ” and book titled ” Venkatachala mahathyam ‘ on this occasion.
Earlier in the morning around 8am, the processional deities of Lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by his two Consorts, Sri Devi and Bhu Devi were brought to the venue of narayanagiri gardens on a grand procession.
As part of Sriman Thallapaka Annamachary 510th Vardhanthi Festivals, Metlotsavam was conducted at the foot steps of seven hill at Aliperi in Tirupati on April 6.
For more details on Sri Annamayya’s SriVaishnava Identity and relation with Ahobila Mutt , please read here