Jonnavithula’s “My Telugu”
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With this rendering of “Naa Telugu” from his book Telugu Vedam, Sri Jonnavithula Ramalingeswara Rao got Mohana Muralee GaanaLahari (MMGL) audiences spell-bound . In this podcast Jonnavittula sings about the greatness of Telugu spoken in various regions of Andhra Pradesh.
In UttaraAndhra version, he elicits the influ5ence of great people of UttaraAndhra (Gurajaada, Gidugu RamaMurthy, SriSri, Kodi Rama Murthy, Alluri etc) on the language. If you are from Bobbili, you have to listen to the way he brings the roar of the Bobbili pride.
In the Telangana version, he narrates the greatness of places in the region and its influence on the language. Raayalaseema’s great sons – Annamaya and Uyyaalavaada, and the sweet dish bobbattu and the poetic swirls in Tungabhadra river get a delightful mention.
If you have already listened to it, you will listen to it again and again.
If you haven’t yet listened to it, why are you still reading?
Audio Language: Telugu