Jo Atchyutananda is a Sankirtana song by legendary Annamacharya
Tallapaka Annamacharya(Telugu: తాళ్ళపాక అన్నమాచార్య) (IAST: taḷḷapāka annamācārya; 22 May 1408 – 4 April 1503), also popularly known as Annamayya, was a legendary musician, composer, And a Hindu saint. He is one of the greatest musicians and songwriters in Indian history. Annamacharya is widely regarded as the Andhra Pada kavitā Pitāmaha (Grandfather of Telugu song-writing). He is the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankirtanas. His devotional sankirtanas were in praise of Venkateswara, a form of Lord Vishnu.
Annamacharya’s compositions are classified as Adhyaatma (spiritual) and Sringaara (romantic). The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed, which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists, have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions. He is remembered for his saintly life and his contributions to music.
Annamacharya was born on Vaishakha Shuddha Pournami in the year Sarwadhari (22 May 1408) in Tallapaka, near Rajampet Mandal, a village in present-day Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Even though his parents belonged to the Nandavarika Brahmin community of Smarta tradition, he took initiation into Vaishnavism and became a Vaishnava in the Ramanujacharya Sampradaya. His wife, Timmakka, had written Subhadra Kalyanam and is considered the first female poet in Telugu literature. Their son, Pedda Tirumalacharya, and grandson, Tallapaka Chinnayya, were also composers and poets.
Annamacharya lived for 95 years until Phalguna Bahula Dvadasi (the 12th day after the full moon) in the year Dhundhubhi (4 April 1503). He composed as many as 32,000 sankeertanas(songs) in praise of Lord Venkateswara. However, only about 12,000 of them are available today. Annamacharya considered his compositions as floral offerings to Venkateswara. In his poems, he praises the deity, describes his love for him, argues and quarrels with the Lord, confesses the devotee’s failures and apprehensions, and surrenders himself to Venkateshwara.