TTD, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, has decided to construct a new Dhyanamandiram in Tirumala in honour of saint-poetess Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba who dedicated her life in the service of Lord Venkateswara swamy. During the occasion of Vengamamba’s 194th death anniversary on 7 August 2011, TTD officials have announced this to media.
Tarigonda Vengamamba was born in 1730 AD in Tarikonda village in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. She wrote many poems and stotrams in honour of Lord Venkateswara swamy and Narasimha Swamy.
The important poems and books of Tarigonda Vengamamba are: Tarigonda Nrusimha Satakam, Nrusimha Vilasa Katha, Siva Natakam and Balakrishna Natakam as Yakshaganam, Rajayogamrutha Saram, Vishnu Parijatham, Chenchu Natakam , Rukmini Natakam and Jala Krida Vilasam and Mukthi Kanthi Vilasam (all Yaksha Ganams), Gopi Natakam (Golla Kalapam-Yakshaganam), Rama Parinayam, Sri Bhagavatham, Sri Krishna Manjari, Tatva Keerthanalu and Vashista Ramayanam (Dwipada), Sri Venkataachala Mahatyam (Padya Prabhandam) and Ashtanga Yoga,Saram (Padyakruthi).