Carving of Purandaradasa
PC : Vidya Nagarajan

We all know of Muthuswami Dikshitar as an indefatigable traveller. His contemporaries Syama Sastry and Tyagaraja travelled less but nevertheless did so. Among his predecessors it would appear that Purandaradasa was quite widely travelled as is evident from his songs. Much of his movements ran in parallel to the expanding Vijayanagar Empire and taken together, they make for a good study. I presented a talk on this subject at Vani Mahal in December 2018. I cannot say it is a comprehensive study of Purandaradasa’s visits to kshetras but it is a good beginning. The YouTube link is provided below: