Highlights of Sri Tallapaka
The Jaynathi Festival concluded on 25 May with the
Sri Venkateswara Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam performed by SVASA at the Irvine
Mandir. It is
believed that the Sri Venkateswara Kalyanothsavam (Padmavathi Srinivasa Kalyanam)
was introduced by Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya. He composed scores of Kalyanothsavam Sankeerthanas and it is believed
that Annamacharya used to recite these Sankeerthanas while performing the
Padmavathi Srinivasa Kalyanam. SVASA continued the tradition introduced by
SVASA in 2011 in
an attempt to take the devotees 600 years back to bring the reminiscence of the Kalyanothsavam performed by
Annamacharya, Sri Venkateswara
Annamacharya Society of America
the Sri Venkateswara Sankeerthana Kalyanothsavam during the Jayanthi festival with recital of Annamacharya
Sankeerthanas at each Ghattam (Step) of the Kalyanothsavam.
The festival continued at the Mandir on 25 May from 9am to 6pm with devotees singing Gurudeva Prardhana (Sreemathvadeeya) followed by Uregimpu and Nagara Sankeerthanam. Later the devotees gathered at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and honored Annamacharya by singing numerous Sankeerthanas. The president of the organization, briefly presented the outline of day's events and an introduction on Annamcharya, his life and works before starting Srivari Kalyanothsavam.
Uregimpu and Kalyanam in Sankerrthana Kalyanothsavam
Tallapaka Annamacharya composed over 32000 Sankeerthanas over 600 years ago.
over 100 of his compositions known, he captured the ceremonial aspects of the marriage
ceremony with Lord Venkateswara and his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. The