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|SADASIVA BRAHMENDRA (18th century)|
Background: His musical
background is not known clearly. However, he was a great scholar who
initially studied under Ramabhadra Dikshitar and later under the
Sankaracharya of Kanchipuram.
Region: He was born in Tiruvisainallur, near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu.
Contribution: He wrote several devotional songs, which have a simple beauty that makes them appealing. His other works include Brahma Sutra Vruddhi, Atma Vidya Vilasam and Siva Manasika Puja keertanas.
Theme: His compositions contain high philosophical ideas, in addition to being devotional.
Language used: Sanskrit.
Signature: He used the mudras Paramahamsa or Hamsa.
Popular Compositions: Bhajare Gopalam (Hindolam), Pibare ramarasam (Yamankalyani), Bhajare Yadu Natham (Peelu) and so on.
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