Saint Annamacharya of Tallapaka, who belonged to the 14th century, was God's chosen minstrel. He was known as the Padakavita Pithamaha who wrote thousands of songs in Telugu, in praise of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupatiand his consort Goddess Alamelumanga. Some of his sringara sankirtanas in praise of Goddess Alamelumanga are being beautifully brought to you through the delightful medium of Kuchupudi dance by Abhinaya Tapaswani, Hamsa Awardee Dr.Alekhya Punjla. A kuchupudi exponent of international repute, Alekhya has been actively propagating Annamayya sankirthanas, the world over for the last three decades with utmost devotion. While offering her tribute to this immortal saint poet in commemoration of his 600th Jayanthi celebrations, Alekhya also takes this opportunityto place this humble presentation at the Lotus feet of Lord Venkateshwara.
Abhinaya Tapasvini - Alekhya: Dr. Alekhya Punjla described as a jewel in the world of dance, is one of the foremost as well as outstanding exponent in both the Kuchipudiand BharataNatyam styles of dance. Her traditionaland innovative repertoire in solo technique, her portrayals as mythological heroines in various dance ballets, as also subtle presentation of Satvika Abhinaya has become her hallmark through which she has carved a special place for herself as a danseuse, teacher, researcher and choreographer. She was awarded Ph.D. for her work on Kshetrayya Padamsand their importance in the Abhinaya aspect of Kuchipudi dance.
1. Jayalakshmi Varalakshmi - Raga Lalitha and Pantuvarali - Tala Aadi and Rupakam
2. Alamelumanga Nee Abhinava - Raga Kalyani - Tala Aadi
3. Alaruli Kuriyaga - Raga Sankarabharanam - Tala Aadi
4. Paliku Tenela talli - Raga Abheri - Tala Jhampe
5. Yemoko - Raga Thillang - Tala Rupakam
6. Chakkani Talliki - Raga Paadi - Tala Aadi
7. Kshirabdhi Kanyakaku - Raga Kuranji - Tala Khandachapu