The department of post (India Post), Government of India, have arranged to release the stamp depicting the portrait of Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar on Dec 27th 2009 at Madurai. The release of this stamp is the result of ceaseless effort done by Srimath VenkataRamana Bhagavadar Seva Samajam, Madurai. (See more about this on History Page )

Sri Venkatamana Bhagavadar with his Guru Saint Tyagarajar. We are pleased to launch this site on the release date of Indian Postal stamp of Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar on Dec 27th 2009. Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar (1781 - 1874) was from Sourashtra community and was a prime disciple of Saint Tyagarajar. He preserved the work of his Guru Saint Tyagarajar by writing the krithis in palm leaves and provided to the world of music lovers. Sri VenkataRamana Bhagavadar also a scholar in Sanakrit, Telugu and Sourashtram. He also composed krithis in Sanskrit, Telugu and Sourashtram. Sri Walajapet VenkataRamana Bhagavadar's son Sri KrishnaSwami Bhagavadar also a sishya of Saint Tyagarajar. Saint Tyagarajar had good trust on Venkataramana Bhagavadar. To show the evidence of good trust between Saint Tyagarajar and Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar, Saint Tyagarajar had given his Paadugai and Thambura to Venkataramana Bhagavadar as the Guru predicted his final day on earth. Those items are preserved by Sourashtra Sabha Museum, Madurai. (Photo above depicts Sri Venkataramana Bhagavadar with his Guru Saint Tyagarajar)

In this site, we would like to post his krithis (Lyrics), life history, Krithis songs sung by various singers and other related articles. Please use the side menu to navigate different part of this site.

Our sincere thanks to Sri Venkataramana Bhagavadar Seva samajam Committee members Sri K.R.SanthaRam (President), Sri G.K.RamaMoorthy (Vice President), Sri R.S.Jeevanlal (Secretrary) and Sri K.K.Athmanandam (Director) for providing the function photos of eminent singers who attended the function.

Sri Venkatamana Bhagavadar Idol Srimath Venkataramana Bhagavadar seva samajam built a separate shrine (Sannathi) for Sri Venkataramana Bhagavadar and installed Bhagavadar's idol in the premises of Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Madurai. (Photo of Sri Venkataramana Bhagavadar Idol on the right side).

Our sincere thanks to Sri O.S.Subbramanian of Honorary Director of the Sourashtra Sabha Museum and Library for granting me to use some of his internet publications done on Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar.

Also our sincere thanks to Sri Erode K.R.Krishnamachari for sharing his musical album on Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar.

Also our sincere thanks to Mr Subramanian of Vijayalakshmi Radios and other friends for providing audio files to host in this site.

In the future, we have plan to add the actual text (or) photo copy of original palm leaves of krithis composed by Sri Walajapet Venkataramana Bhagavadar. Please check this site periodically.

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