Thyagaraja was a great poet-saint of South India.
He has sung hundreds of melodioussongs on our gods Ganapati, Rama, Siva, Devi and others.
They are full of devotion and feeling.
Thyagaraja was born over two hundred years ago in a village called Panchanada on the banks
of the Kaveri river. This village is also known in Tamil by the name Thiruvaiyaru.
His father Ramabrahmam and mother Shanta were a poor but devout couple. Ramabrahmam lived
by unchavritti, a religious form of living by alms.
As a result of worshipping Lord Rama, they were blessed with two sons, whom they named
Jappesa and Thyagaraja.
Author - Dharamsey M. Khatau