Bhagavatar was a direct disciple of the greatest composer in karnatic music,
saint Tyagaraja. When exactly be came to Trivandrum is not known but presumably
it was Vadivelu who was instrumental in bringing him to Trivandrum. Vadivelu
used to sing before the Maharaja not only the majestic songs of his master
Dikshitar, but also the sparkling pieces of Tyagaraja to whom he was greatly
devoted. The interest thus roused in Swathi Thirunal in the compositions of
Tyagaraja resulted in the entertainment in royal service of Kannayya Bhagavathar.
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