A great star was born in 1424 at Tallapaka Village in Rajampet Mandal. He is Vaggeyakara Annamacharya. He favoured the lyrical style of poetry and composed songs and psalms. On Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala, his FAMILY DEITY he composed more than Thirty two thousand devotional hymns – Sankeerthanas. These keerthanas were set to Carnotic style of music and are very popular throughout India.
Annamacharyas Wife TIMMAKKA is the first poetess in Telugu literature. She composed Subhadrakalyanam. The sons and grand children of Annamacharya were all born poets who continued their writings in the footsteps of Annamacharya. Kadapa districts name is glorified by the efforts of Tallapaka Poets.
Chennakesava, Siddeswara temples, Srichakra, Eka, Tatayya idol and TTD dhyanamandir are the main attractions to the tourists.
Annamacharya established a Hundi at Tirumala and enriched the temple.
How to reach : Located 55 Kms from Cuddapah & 6 Kms from Rajampet on Cuddapah-Chennai highway.