The life of Swathi Thirunal was an offering in music to God. A rare renaissance personality, Swathi Thirunal was a king among musicians and musician among kings. His musical compositions and his life were a mutual translation of his devotion to LordPadmanabha, the presiding deity of the Travancore Royal House....
Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
was a progressive ruler who lived ahead of his times and was committed to the welfare of the people. Being an able administrator his far sighted reforms were responsible for introducing modern medicine, English education and a humane judicial system in Kerala....


Composers and Musicians

Pallavi Sesha Iyer ( 1846- 1908)

He was born at Selam in Tamil Nadu. His father Neykkarapatti Subbayya was Thyagaraja’s disciple. From early child onwards he showed an expertise in rendering pallavi. He once rendered a pallavi in ragaDhanyasi for eight hours! He was known as Pallavi Sesha Iyer among music fans. He has written keerthanans and thillanans. His thillanans in Dhanyasi, Kaapi, vasntha are very popular. He wrote a kriti in Mallika Vasantha rags which a very rare one. He lived in the court of the Mysore Maharaja.

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