Tumburu Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Tumburu, the celestial musician. In 2022, Tumburu Jayanti date is May 23.
Tumburu is described as the son of sage Kashyapa and his wife Pradha. Tumburu often is described as the best among Gandharvas. He sings in presence of gods. Similar to Narada, he is also regarded as the king of songs. According to ancient puranas, Narada is considered to be the teacher of Tumburu.
Narada and Tumburu are said to sing the glories of god Vishnu. Adbhuta Ramayana mentions that Tumburu was the best of all singers and was rewarded by god Vishnu. Narada,once became jealous of Tumburu. And then Vishnu tells Narada that Tumburu performs his music well than that of Narada, and sent Narada to an owl named Ganabandhu, to learn music.
After learning from the owl, Narada went to Tumburu’s house, there he sees Tumburu surrounded by wounded men and women, and he discovers they are the musical Ragas and Raginis, who were badly injured by his bad singing. Felt ashamed, Narada leaves the place and learns proper singing from Lord Krishna’s wives.
Tumburu Teertham at Tirumala
Once Sage Tumburu cursed his lazy wife to become a toad and to live in this lake. After some time, Sage Agasthya arrived at this theertha and described the merits of the theertha to his disciples. On hearing his words, she regained her form of gaandharva again.