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Lata Mangeshkar to Sing Sanskrit Keertans of Tallapaka Annamacharya

Seven Sanskrit Keertans of saint poet, Tallapaka Annamacharya, will be sung by Lata Maganeshkar and made available to the general public. This initiative by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is to popularize the keertans (bhajans) of Tallapaka Annamacharya around the world. The songs of Annamacharya extol the glory of Lord Venkateswara. The songs Lata Mangeshkar would be singing are
Evam darshayasi
Tavamam drastam Tvameva sharanam Dasavidhacharanam
Prudul hema kaupina dharaha Majahihi dsthamanayitiMadrushanam.The music for these songs will be given by Sabarigirish, a music lecturer in Sri Venkateswara Music and DanceCollege and will be compiled by Dr Vibhishana Sharma, the station manager of community radio project of TTD.Times of India reportsInterestingly, though Lata was the ‘aasthana gayani', of TTD during 1960s, she did not sing any songs of Annamayya. However, M S Subbulakshmi, who succeeded her, had recorded some of the keertans of the saint poet.TTD executive officer (EO) …