Tiruvottriyur Tyagayyar

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Tiruvottriyur Tyagayyar (1845–1917) was a Carnatic music composer. He was the son of the composer Veena Kuppayyar.


His style was very much similar to that of tyagaraja just like his father. He was also known as 'Mutyalapeta Tyagayyar' based on his Nivasam and also was known as 'Swarasimha Tyagayyar'. His first Guru was his father's disciple fidel Ponnuswamy. He was dedicated to music for life. His home was a paradise for Rasikas and also many famous Vaggeyakaras. He was also very fluent in making Pallavis and Swarakalpana.

He was also proficient in playing Veena. His compositions mainly included Tana Varnas. Some of his famous compositions are

  1. Chalamela in Darbar
  2. Kapadu Gananatha in dhanyasi (A Praardhana)
  3. Sarasvati nanneppudu in Kalyani
  4. Tyagarajaswami Guruni in Kharaharapriya
  5. Kashtamulu teerchinanu in Punnagavarali
  6. Navaratna malika
  7. Ituvanti in Pantuvarali
  8. Sarasiruhanayana in Manirangu

He also tuned some Narayana Teertha Tarangalu. His main disciples include Ponnayya Pillai. He had influence on Muthiah Bhagavatar's compositions too.

He composed mainly in the Telugu language. [1]

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