The 610 Jayanthi festival of Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (Annamayya Jayanti 2018) will be observed in a big way by TTD at Tallapaka and Tirupati from April 29 to May 5.
In Tallapaka, the home turf of the saint poet, special devotional programmes, Sapthagiri Sankeertanalu, Harikatha have been arranged by the Annamacharya Project of TTD at 108 feet statue of Annamacharya, while in Tirupati, at Annamacharya Kalamandiram.
TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam), and many other musical, cultural and social organizations organize musical events and festivals during Annamayya Jayanti. Tallapaka in Andhra Pradesh is the birth place of Annamayya.
Laksha gala Sankeerthana held during Annamayya Jayanti in Hyderabad in 2009 is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. In this event, more than one lakh people sung Annamayya krithis together.