), a devout devotee of Sree RamaChandra
, is one of the principal composers
of Carnatic music
tradition. Born in a Telugu Brahmin
family, Tyagaraja lived in Thiruvayyar[?]
, near Thanjavur[?]
, Tamil Nadu
. Composed innumerable number of songs (keerthanas
) exploring all the possibilities with in the rules of the carnatic music tradition, Tyagaraja is regarded as its corner stone.
To this day, a commemorative music festival called Tyagaraja Aaradhana is held at Thiruvayyar[?] in the months of January to February every year.
Usually, doyens of Carnatic music preside and perform in the festival.
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