Sir, With reference to the article, "Images of stunning beauty'' (Friday Review dt. January 28), here are a few more details.
After Tyagaraja, the `ekapeeta vigraham' was being worshipped by his only daughter and after her, by her only son, Panchapakesiah. When he died leaving no heirs, his wife Guruvamma took the idol to her maternal uncle, Chandrasekara Josier's house. His son, Subramania Josier also died leaving no heirs.
Subramania Iyer's house in Varahappa Iyer Lane, Thanjavur, with the sacred idol which was being worshipped there was inherited by his sister's son, Sundaram Iyer. Now the idol, which was worshipped by Tyagaraja, is with Sundaram Iyer's descendants there.
It was Sundaram Iyer who gave me all these details. When he was alive, I attended a few aradhana festivals in his house. He also gave me some valuable books with him which were left by his ancestors.
M. K. Chubby Raj, Chennai.
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