Because of the classical way of singing Gita Govinda as preserved in the temple of Jagannatha in Puri, and for popularizing the life and works of Jayadeva in the Orissa style, Pt Raghunath Panigrahi was called Geeta Govinda Panigrahi by legendary Hindi film actor Prithviraj Kapoor.

The Siva temple at Tiruvottriyur dedicated to Tyagaraja is the temple within Madras that has the maximum number of inscriptions. The temple had several Devaradiyar or dancing women. One account mentions 12 in the Amman shrine alone. Many were wealthy and powerful and instituted puja services. In 1368 they went on a strike and brought the temple rituals to a standstill. It was mediated to be resumed twice after. The third time the king himself had to intervene.
- Pradeep Chakravarthy (‘A powerful mode of communication,’ The Hindu, Aug 16, 2013) 

There are three kinds of Thullal distinguished on the basis of the performer’s costume and the style of rendering - Ottan Thullal, Sheetankan Thullal and Parayan Thullal. The most popular one is Ottan Thullal.

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