Sri. Chakalakonda Ramakantha Rao composed nearly 2000 songs on Lord Venkataswara, in a very simple telugu.
In his own words, "By Lord Sri Venkataswra's grace, HE made me to compose close to 2500 songs, on HIM". Three hundred of these songs were published as Venkataramaniyamu Part I & II. In a meeting held at Tirupati on July 22, 2001, chaired by Sri. Medasani Mohan, Chairman Annamachaya Project, TTD. The first book was inaugurated by Dr. Ramanatha Sastri on July 29, 2001. The second volume was inaguarated by the great poet Dr. Presadaraya Kulapati.
Twenty two songs from this collection were recorded as three CD’s, the CDS were inaguarated at Tirumala on June 21 by the EO - TTD. "These songs are now available to devotees to listen and enjoy. Venkataramaniyamu is now undertaken as a project to spread Bhakti cult through Sankirtana, by a group of scholars. Its objective is to spread the message of Vishnu Bhakti to the world. We have an ambitious plan to publish all the songs and record them as CD’s and make them available for future generations." Two more CDs have since been published. You can sample some of these songs at http://www.andhrakitchen.com/devmusic.php
TLCA is fortunate that Sri Ramakantha Rao garu has agreed to publish here. We will be showcasing a few of his songs each month.
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