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

Pattanam Subramaniya Iyer (1845- 1902)

He started learning music from his uncle Melathur Ganapathi Sasthri. He became an expert in rendering Thygaraja Kritis. He has written songs in tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit.His compositions include keerthanas, varnans, javalis etc. He composed a new raga kadanakuthoohala.He was a very simple person and humility was the mark of his personality. He was a very popular teacher too.

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