Annamācārya, 1408-1503

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Annamācārya (b. May 22, 1408, Tallapaka, India–d. April 4, 1503, Tirumala, India) was a 15th-century Hindu saint and is the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankirtanas in praise of the god Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu. He is the first known composer in carnatic music. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions. Annamacharya is remembered for his saintly life, and is honoured as a great devotee of Vishnu by devotees and saintly singers.
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referencedIn Collection of Indian classical music, 1957-1989 Archive of World Music, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Tāllapāka 02 IN
Republic of India 00 IN
Tirumala 02 IN
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Carnatic music
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Writer
Composers
Poets
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Birth 1408-05-22

Death 1503-04-04

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Telugu

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