Annamayya Jayanthi – Annamacharya Jayanti

Annamayya Jayanthi or Annamacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the Saint Poet Tallapaaka Annamayya. Annammacharya Jayanti is celebrated on Vaishakha Purnima, Full Moon day in Vaishakha masam. In 2011, Annamayya Jayanti date is May 17. Annamayya was the Saint poet of Andhra Pradesh who wrote and composed thousands of Sankeerthanas on Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati.

In 2010, during Annamayya Jayanthi day, Laksha Gala Govinda Namarchana (recital of Govinda nama by one lakh people) will be held at Vijayawada. This is the 602nd Jayanti celebrations of Tallapaka Annamacharya.

Annamayya was born on May 9, 1408 and attained salvation on February 23, 1503. He was the official singer for Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple.

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  1. Raman Murty says:

    A very good idea of reciting Govindanaamarchana. How can it be organised outside andhra pradesh? Has the Pad any guidance to offer?