Brahmasri S Muthuramakrishna Bhagavathar, aged 77, hails from Athur Agraharam (Dindukkal), here exists an ancient ‘Bhajana-Madam’. This holy place ever since 1935 has been hosting several spiritual activities including over 100 Bhajans being conducted each year on various religious occasions. Prominent amongst these (since 1951) are Divya Nama Sankeertanams conducted on special days like Purattasi -Saturday’s, Gokul ashtami , Sri Ramanavami, Ekadasi etc. Sri Muthuramakrishna Bhagavathar for over 60 years has been actively involved in conducting Sampradaya Bhajans at this place in the company of several well-known Bhajan-singers. Being himself quite adept in playing harmonium and Mridangam, he often is known to get immersed in singing Bhajans at home too since his youth. His Guru was none other the most revered Brahmasri Gopalakrishna Bhagavathaswamy of Pudukkottai fame. Every year since 1965, he has been active participant in the annual function of Pudukkottai Narasimha Jayanthi celebrations. For the past 30 years, he has been attending the Trichy Bhagavata Sammelan too as a prominent Bhajan singer.
He has had the honour to associate with great Bhajan singers like Brahmasri Sanjeevi Bhagavathaswamy, Sri rangam Sri Sethumadhava Rao and Sri T V Narayana Sastrigal. Apart from these, Sri Muthuramakrishna Bhagavathar has been leading Bhajan groups performing Sita Kalyanam, Radha Kalyanam etc. He is known to perform at other places too-like Vattalkundu, Madurai, Melur, Nattam, Tirunelveli, Ambai, Karaikkudi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkatta to name a few. Understandably, his native place Athur receives special attention, in that on every Ekadasi day at the ancient Bhajana-Madam, Bhajans are being conducted on regular basis in all its solemnity. During the special Poojopachara Bhajans, as per the norms of Pudukkottai Bhajana Sampradaya, the highly blessed Brahmasri Muthuramakrishna Bhagavathar often displays his inherent talents of ‘Narthana’ and ‘Abhinayana’ which is a visual treat to the assembled bhaktajanas.