(Hunasenahalli) is a tiny hamlet situated near Gouribidanur
in Chikkaballapur district. However, the music world recognizes
Chintalapalli as synonymous with pure Karnatic classical music
and its unique style enriched by the musicians of this heritage/parampara
from time immemorial whose history goes beyond 800 years of
uninterrupted lineage. Many famous and eminent musicians and
artists have hailed from this village, who had the distinction
of having served the royal quotes of Hoysala, Vijayanagara,
Bahamani and Mysore rulers as 'Court Musicians' had not only
won laurels but also the hearts of rasikas, kings and emperors
of these dynasties. 'Sangeetha Raya' Thimmanna was one among
Khan, a chieftain of Nawab Adilshah of Bahamani kingdom,
Bijapur, while returning from Bangalore after conquering
Kempegowda II had heard about the discipline achievements
and greatness of Veena Vidwan Thimmanna from his begum,
who was a student of Thimanna. Khan in a lighter mood challenges
Thimmanna to play Veena on a Stone Pillar, he threatens
to not only kill him but also destroy the entire village
of Chintalapalli, otherwise. Thimanna accepts the challenge
with great innovation and presents of mind creates a form
of Veena out of a stone pillar and place the Veena by tieing
one end of large strings to stone pillar and other end to
the saddle of horse pulled in opposite direction. Ranadhullah
Khan stuck by awe, at this marvel and oppoligises to Thimanna.
In recognition of this feat grants 16 villages including
Chintalapalli as Inam and confers the title of 'Sangeetha
Raya' to Thimanna. The copy of title deed of this enam with
seal and signature of Ranadhulla Khan is available. This
Parampara was again decorated by two illustrious personalities
viz., the father and son duo of Chintalapalli
Venkata Rao and Chintalapalli
Ramachandra Rao, who were the Asthana Vidwans
in the courts of Sri Krishna Raja Wodeyar and Sri. Jayachamaraja
Wodeyar who honoured them with titles 'Sangeetha Rathana'
and 'Ganakala Sindhu' . Chintalapalli Venkata Rao comes
under the direct lineage of Thyagaraja Shishya Parampara.
This parampara has gifted eminent artists like Karnataka
Kala Thilaka, Gayaka
Chathura Chintalapalli Krishnamurthy, Chintalapalli
Ranga Rao, Chintalapalli
Venkataramaiah, Chintalapalli Sheshagiri
Rao, Chintalapalli Suryanarayana Rao, Chintalapalli Chandrashekar
apart from present day artists like Chintalapalli Nagaraja
Rao, Gudibande Brothers, Chintalapalli Ramesh, Chintalapalli
Subbaganga, Chintalapalli Srinivas, Srikantham Nagendra
Shastry etc., due to this perennial flow of talent, this
parampara can be described as a banyan tree with deep and
vast roots. Hence, the same is chosen as the emblem of the
trust. 'Chintalapalli Parampara' is established with several
unique objectives like.
Running a Gurukula on the lines of ancient Gurukula System
to disseminate knowledge of classical music and arts, free
of cost to the needy and deserving students, with a lofty
idea of transforming students to become performing artists
within a span of three years. Already several eminent musicians
have concented to teach at this Gurukula.
To form Mruthika Brindhavanas of Saints and Composers like
Sri.Jayadeva, Sri Narayana Theertha, Sri. Thyagaraja, Sri.
Muthuswamy Dixithar, Sri.Shama Shastry, Sri.Haridasaru and
Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar in a kala bhavan to be constructed
at Chintalapalli village.
To convert the former residence ot Chintalapalli Venkata
Rao at Chintalapalli into a magnificient musical museum
for preserving and showcasing rare photographs, awards,
momentos, documentaries, recordings, palm leaf inscriptions
and other invaluable articles pertaining to the music world.
Identify and recognize Chintalapalli talent/artists, honour
artists and musicians, publish periodicals connected to
the music, research and new experiments with music field
etc. , In this way the trust has planned to carry out valuable
and unprecedented activities for the benefit of music and
society at last.