Endowments Assistant Commissioner V. Srinivasa Reddy being honoured during the Annamacharya Music Festival in Ongole. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
Music lovers can enjoy listening to memorable songs composed by saint-poet Tallapaka Annamacharya by visiting
State-run temples in Prakasam district on all Saturdays.
Hindu Religious and Endowments Department Assistant Commissioner V. Srinivasa Reddy announced holding of music concerts in all temples under its fold while taking part in a literary and music festival organised to perpetuate the memory of the great singer at the Santhaptea Sai Baba temple here late on Tuesday. The department would also provide financial assistance to cultural organisations which came forward to celebrate the birth and death anniversaries of Annamacharya in a befitting manner, he added, amid loud cheers.
Devotional fervour marked the singing of the popular songs composed by Annamacharya by singers led by I. Muralikrishna, president of Sri Annamacharya Sangeetha Sahitya Samskritika Seva Samiti, coinciding with the 512th anniversary of the saint-poet, who had composed over 36,000 ‘keertanas’ in praise of Lord Venkateswara during the medieval period.
Chants of Govinda, Govinda rented the air as devotees joined those on the stage in rendering the holy name of Lord Vishnu.