Tallpaka, Andhrapradesh

Tallpaka village is famous for being the birthplace of Telugu Saint Poet, carnatic composer, Annamacharya. He was born in 22nd May 1408 and lived in this village till he died in 4th April 1503. Annamacharya said to have composed as many as 32,000 sankeertanas (songs) on the god Venkateswara, of which only about 12,000 are available today. --Thanks to Pratap Sundar sir for his contribution of photos to this blog.
108 feet statue of Sri Thallapaka Annamacharya located on Tirupati-Kadapa bypass road in Rajampet on May 22nd. Chief minister of AP, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy unveiled on the occasion of 600th Annamacharya Jayanthi celebrations. 

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