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Photos: K Viswanath Unveils Adibhatla's Statue

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Padmasri Dr K Viswanath unveiled the statue of multi-dimentional personality Sri Ajjada Adibhatla Narayanadasa on Wednesday. Versatile Film Director said that the father of Harikatha Parayanam has immortalised the Harikatha Parayana with his proficiency and contributed a lot to the various genres of art and literature.

The 149th birth anniversary celebrations of Adibhatla was held at Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance in Tirupati on September 04. Addressing the function, the director said that Sri Adibhatla has pioneered Harikatha, which is only unique to Telugu literature. He called upon the students to take the spirit of the greatest contributions done by Sri Adibhatla and enliventhe art of Harikatha.

K Viswanath added, "I am fortunate to be invited to take part in this great programme today. I have a great passion for traditional art and literature. I always emphasised on the same in my films also. You can also see some character with Harikatha background in most of my films, since Iregard Harikatha as one of the major media of arts to depict our rich tradition and culture in the society."

Sri Adibhatla spread the essence of Sanatana Dharma values embedded in Hindu scriptures and puranas to remote villages with this Harikatha. We bring you the photos and details of his 149th birth anniversary. Continue to see them in the slideshow.

Adibhatla Created New Art Form

Fusing the realms of poetry, music and dance, Sri Ajjada Adibhatla Narayanadasa created a new art form called Harikatha which educated and entertained society about the Hindu mythology,

Adibhatla Is An Encyclopedia

TTD EO Sri MG Gopal said, "The life history of the great scholar is an encyclopedia to the students. "Sri Adibhatla not only a versatile Harikatha artist but also an author, musician and academician of great repute."

Adibhatla Spread Hindu Dharma

MG Gopal said, "Today, it is indeed a memorable occasion that the live stature of Sri Adibhatla has been unveiled in the college campus by versatile Director Dr Kasinathuni Viswanath. As Adibhatla spread Hindu dharma with his Harikatha, Sri Viswanath has done a great contribution by spreading the message to the youth with his films which portrayed culture and traditional arts in a big way and made him unique director from others."

Sculptor Of Adibhatla's Statue Felicitated

Earlier the live statue of Sri Ajjada Adibhatla Narayanadasa has been unveiled in a ceremonious way. Sri Vishwanath and TTD EO Sri MG Gopal also felicitated the sculptor Sri Akella Satya Maruthi Rao on this occasion.

Dignitaries At Adibhatla 149th Birth Anniversary

Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, CVSO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, GM Sri Sesha Reddy, College Principal Smt C Prabhavathi, Head of Harikatha Department Sri Simhachalashastry were also present.

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