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Musical background Pattabhiramayya, also known as Pattabhirama Rao and Pattabhirama Iyer, was known to have been bilingual, speaking Telugu and Kannada. He was well-versed in both these languages as well as Tamil. 

Region: Pattabhiramayya was a native of Tiruppanandal, which in Sanskrit, is known as Talavaneswaram, near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu.

Contribution: He is known for his Javalis, dedicated to the deity in Tatakeswaram, near Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu. The unique feature of his compositions was Madhura bhakti. He has also composed several Javalis dedicated to Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar of Mysore. His disciples include musicians like Lalitangi, the mother of M L Vasantakumari and Jayammal, the mother of T Balasaraswati.

Theme: His pieces are purely love songs.

Languages used: Telugu and Kannada.

Signature: Pattabhiramayya used the mudra Talavam. There are also five Javalis with the mudra Ganapureesa.

Popular compositions: Javalis like Marubari (Khamas), Vanipondu (Kanada) and Muttavaddura (Saveri).

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