Sri Purandaradasa Aradhana is the annual Aradhana (a Sanskrit term meaning act of glorifying God or a person) of Kannada saint composer Purandara Dasa, who is considered as ‘The Pitamaha’ meaning grandfather of Carnatic Music.
The aradhana (Ceremony of Adoration) is held every year on the anniversary of the demise of the saint. This is on the Pushya Bahula Amavasya of the Indian Lunar calendar (a new moon day, generally in February–March).
In Hampi it’s organised by Purandara Dasara Aradhana Samithi Trust with annual programmes
In Tirumala, it is organised by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Dasa Sahitya Project annually around January – February.
Inspired by this Kannada journalist N.A. Murthy started Purandara Dasara Aradhana at Hampi and organised the annual programme from 1974 to 1976.
After the death of Murthy his son Raja Rao started organising the annual programme at Purandara Vittala Devalaya, Mulbagal.