The life of Swathi Thirunal was an offering in music to God. A rare renaissance personality, Swathi Thirunal was a king among musicians and musician among kings. His musical compositions and his life were a mutual translation of his devotion to LordPadmanabha, the presiding deity of the Travancore Royal House....
Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
was a progressive ruler who lived ahead of his times and was committed to the welfare of the people. Being an able administrator his far sighted reforms were responsible for introducing modern medicine, English education and a humane judicial system in Kerala....


Composers and Musicians

Bhadrachalam Ramdas (17 century)

He lived in Nelkondapalla in Golkonda district of Andhra Pradesh. His name was Gopanna Garu. He was a great devotee of Rama and composed many songs praising the Lord. People started calling him Ramdas which means servant of Ram. He was the member of an influential family and he became the thahaseeldar of Bhadrachalam district. He was an efficient officer. The Nawab of Golkonda was an admirer of Ramdas.

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