Thyagaraja Swamigal is one of the Trinity, who composed thousands of songs on Lord Rama and other dieties. Thyagaraja's great grand father Sri Giriraja Brahmam, and father Rama Brahmam were great scholars and composers themselves. Mother Sithamma was also a learned musician. Thyagaraja's guru was Sonthi Venkataramanadas. Being a gifted child and a fast learner, Thyagaraja mastered everything in the first one year itself. Thyagaraja has composed songs in Telugu & Sanskrit languages. He was also an expert in mathematics and astrology. Thagaraja grew to be an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. All his songs, depicting various scenes from Ramayana, are very lively. Thyagaraja's Nithya chores included Unchavruththi, pooja, namasankeerthanam and dolotsavam. His Utsava sampradaya kruthis are followed by many bhagavathas as part of their daily routines. Thyagaraja took sanyasam towards the end of his life, carried the name Nadabrahmananda. He attained samadhi in 1847 in Thiruvaiyaru.