Tarigonda Vengamamba Death Anniversary 2017 – 31 July and 1 August 2017 by TTD. The 200th death anniversary of saint-poetess Tarigonda Vengamamba will be observed concurrently at Tirupati, Tirumala and Tarigonda on July 31 and August 1.
Vengamamba was born in Tarigonda village near Vayalpadu in the year 1730 A.D. At the age of 10 years, she was married to Injeti Venkatachalapati and she became a widow within a few days. Braving the social customs prevailing at that time, she declared Lord Venkateswara as her husband and started writing compositions in his praise.
She was instrumental in launching a new seva called ‘Muthyala Harathi’ during ‘Ekanta Seva’ at the hill temple of Tirumala, which continues even today. She breathed her last at Tirumala in the year 1817 A.D.