Composers and Musicians
Varma of Kottayam (1645 - 1696)
Rani's Advisor, Chief Army and poet, Kerala Varma the author of Valkmeeki
Ramayana, Pathala Ramayana and a number of other works had also contributed
a beautiful and rare Sanskrit Keerthana. This Keerthana named “Ragamala”
which is a Devi Sthuthi is composed by joining the names of numerous Ragas.
Kerala Varma who was also an administrator was killed in 1696. His other
important works are Padasthuthi, Vairagya chandrodhayam, Hamsapattu and