Alavadennalo(Saptaratna Kriti)
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This piece, in raga Paras, is the 6th of the Saptaratna krtis and the only one of the set that is in Tamil. Venkata Kavi has effortlessly exhibited his mastery over the timeless Tamil history and his reverence for the heroes of the epic, Periya Puranam. In the anchor charanam he says –‘if reborn I must be like one of these’- and then goes on to list the names of all the 63 Nayanmars. This is the only composition in Carnatic history to name each of these 63 saints.

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