Sri.N.P.Ramaswamy, the veteran carnatic musician, a post graduate in Applied Chemistry is the great great grand son of Sri.Palakkad Parameswara Bhagavathar who was the Asthana Vidwan of four successive Travancore Rulers such as Swati Tirunal,Uttram Tirunal, Ayiliam Tirunal and Visakham Tirunal.
D. Srinivas, an Top Grade Veena Artist of AIR, began his career as a child prodigy. He was born in a family of musicians at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1968. His mother Smt. D. L. Tulasi, a popular Veena guru, having identified his taste and talent in Veena, initiated and encouraged him to pursue and master the art.
Vaikunta Ekadashi is one of the most important Ekadasis.Ekadashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and falls on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2015, the date of Vaikunta Ekadasi is January 1. Swarga Vasal or or Paramapada opening is at 4:30 AM on January 1, 2015. Please note that in United States and UK it is marked on December 31, 2014.Vaikuntha Ekadasi is observed in the Margali Month (Margazhi Masam) as per Tamil Calendar and in Pushya month as per Telugu Calendar.