Thrissur R. Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar

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Thrissur R. Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar
Birth nameR. Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar
Born Irinjalakuda, India
Genres Carnatic
Occupation(s)Singer

Thrissur R. Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar is a Carnatic vocalist from Thrissur city, Kerala. He studied music from Thanjavur. His guru was Swamimalai Janakiraman and Umayalpuram Venkatraman. [1] [2] [3]

Thrissur Metropolis in Kerala, India

Thrissur, originally Thri Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fifth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India.Also known as the cultural capital of Kerala. It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) towards north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Thrissur is also known as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. One of the main cultural events in Thrissur includes Thrissur Pooram, which attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers.

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Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region.

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