Late Ammula Vishwanadham bhagavatar of Vijayawada was one of the finest Harikatha exponents belonging to the rich tradition of the legendary Adibhatla Narayana Das. Ammula rendered Harikathas all over the country and received many awards and accolades from discerning listeners. He produced a large number of disciples in this field of art. Many of his disciples and admirers came together to conduct his Vardhanti at Sri Sivarama Krishna Kshetram.

Speaking on the occasion, renowned Sanskrit Scholar and former principal of Vizianagaram Sanskrit College said that as long as the art of Harikatha lives, Vishwanadham bhagavatar's name will be remembered. Tributes were also paid by scholar Tikkana Sommayyaji and Bhusurapalli Venkateswarulu, a noted scholar and musician. The function concluded with a Harikatha Hanumath Sandesam rendered appealingly by Mopidevi Durga Lakshmi Bhagavatarini.