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Sadasiva Brahmendra was a saint, composer of Carnatic music and Advaita philosopher who lived near Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, during the 18th century. He composed mainly in Sanskrit. Only a few of his compositions have survived, but they are recognised as great compositions of Carnatic music. Sadasiva was born into a Telugu Velanadu Brahmin couple Moksha Somasundara Avadhaani and Parvati. His initial name was Sivaramakrishna. He was married at the age of 17. Sadasiva lived in Kumbakonam, in Tamil Nadu in the 17th to 18th century. He went to learn vedas and other various subjects in Sanskrit in Tiruvisainallur. His contemporaries such as Sridhara Ayyavaal and Sri Bhagvan Nama Bodendral lived in the nearby areas at that time.
He is the author of several Sanskrit works. The following works have been printed/published.
Brahmasūtra-vṛtti or brahma-tattva-prakāśikā
Yoga-sudhākara which is a commentary on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.
The following works are ascribed to Sri Brahmendral but no printed version is available.
He also wrote several Carnatic compositions to spread the advaita philosophy among common people. These songs are renowned for depth in content as well as brevity of expression. His compositions are quite popular and can be heard frequently in Carnatic music concerts though they are not always rendered in the same raga since the same song has sometimes been set to music by various artists. Some of these are......
Ananda Purna Bodhoham Sachchidananda - Shankarabharanam
Ananda Purna Bodhoham Satatam - Madhyamavati
Bhajare Gopalam - Hindolam
Bhajare Raghuviram - Kalyani
Bhajare Yadunatham - Peelu
Brahmaivaham - Nadanamakriya
Bruhi Mukundethi - Gowla, Navaroju, Kurinji, Senchurutti
Chetah Sreeramam - Dwijavanthi / Surati
Chinta Nasti Kila - Navroj
Gayathi Vanamali - Gavathi, Yamuna Kalyani
Khelathi Brahmande - Sindhubhairavi
Khelathi Mama Hrudaye - Atana
Kridathi Vanamali - Sindhubhairavi
Krishna Paahi - Madhyamavati
Manasa Sanchara Re -Sama
Nahi Re Nahi Re - Gavathi
Pibare Rama Rasam - Ahir Bhairav or Yamunakalyani
Poorna Bodhoham - Kalyani
Prativaram Varam - Todi
Sarvam Bramha Mayam - Mishra Sivaranjani
Smaravaram - Jog or Sindhubhairavi
Sthiratha Nahi Nahire - Amruthavarshini
Tatvat Jeevitham - Keeravani
Tunga Tarange Gange - Hamsadhwani