Composers and Musicians

Kerala Varma of Kottayam (1645 - 1696)

Kerala Varma Kottayam

Kriti :

Umayamma Rani's Advisor, Chief Army and poet, Kerala Varma the author of Valkmeeki Ramayana, Pathala Ramayana and a number of other works had also contributed a beautiful and rare Sanskrit Keerthana. This Keerthana named “Ragamala” which is a Devi Sthuthi is composed by joining the names of numerous Ragas. Kerala Varma who was also an administrator was killed in 1696. His other important works are Padasthuthi, Vairagya chandrodhayam, Hamsapattu and Padhmanabhakeerthanam.

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