Established in 1984 by K. Lakshminarayanan (Chellam Iyer), SSTAKT traces its roots back 1847 (177 years), dedicated to preserving Sri Thyagaraja’s legacy.
The Sadguru Sri Thyagabrahma Aradhana Kainkarya Trust (SSTAKT) is a religious-cultural organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of one of the most prominent composers of Carnatic music, Sri Thyagaraja Swamy (1767-1847).
The trust was established in 1984 by Sri. K. Lakshminarayanan, also known as Chellam Iyer, a school teacher who started conducting annual religious ceremonies to venerate the poet sant as per Vaidika tradition, back in 1940. Today, SSTAKT operates from its office in Bengaluru under the leadership of Ved. Br. Radhakrishna G. Seshappa.
The primary objective of SSTAKT is to conduct the Vaidika Aradhana strictly according to Shastras. Observing the necessary Vaidika ceremonies and rituals during Pushya maasa (generally during the month of January every year). The main aradhana takes place on Pushya Bahula Panchami to honour and venerate Sri Thyagaraja Swamy who took to sanyasa in the latter part of his life. Since Sri Thyagaraja Swamy was a Yati or Sanyaasi, conducting these rituals is part of the Vaidika tradition that is followed to remember and venerate such noble and spiritual souls who renounce family life.
Sadguru Sri Thyagabrahma Aradhan Kanikarya Trust
No.103/A, 29th A Cross
7th Block, Jayanagar
Bengaluru 560 070
Ph: 080-4394 3017 / +91 81978 59978 / +91 97425 22860