Venkata kavi's knowledge and affinity to various deities extend beyond the deities covered in the above menus. Some of the other themes and personalities have been mentioned below.
Vishnu: Even though, we can group all the songs composed on Lord Krshna and Rama under Lord Vishnu, since they are his incarnations, there are a few compositions that this master composer has directly addressed to Lord Vishnu. One of them is the second saptaratna – Aganita mahimaadbhuta leela (Gowla). Madhava panchakam, a set of verses (shloka) on Vishnu is equally noteworthy.
Ranganatha: Ranganaatham anisham (Gambheeranattai) is a magnificent masterpiece that is composed with multiple charanams with svara-sahityam sections, similar to the saptaratnas or Tyagaraja's pancharatnams. He has composed a set of verses dedicated to Lord Ranganatha which are set in a meter of five units (khanda gati), known as the Ranganaatha panchakam.
Parthasarathy: Parthasarathy (Arjuna's charioteer) was worshipped by Venkata kavi through his songs composed at the temple in Triplicane, Chennai. Some of them include Paarthasaarathy parama dayaanidhi (Surati), Tedi arula vandaan (Arabhi), Gatiyaaha vendum (Surati).
Nrsimha: This avatara of Vishnu, is always associated with a lot of ferocity and Venkata kavi brings out this aspect in his verses (shloka) dedicated to Lord Nrsimha known as the Nrsimha panchakam beginning with the words, Tapta kaanchana.
Parashurama: Perhaps, Venkata kavi is the only composer to have composed about Parashurama, another fiery incarnation of Vishnu. This composition (kodaariyai pidittaar) has not been published yet but finds a mention in the manuscript of Shri Needamangalam Krishnamurthy Bhagavatar.
Uddhava: Venkata kavi has paid tribute to this faithful devotee of Lord Krshna through his composition, Sholla valleno (Shuddhasaveri). This again could perhaps be the only piece on Uddhava in Carnatic literature.
Yamuna: The sacred Yamuna is often closely associated with Lord Krshna's pranks and this composer has dedicated some compositions to this sacred river too. Amudanukku amudoottum (Yamunakalyani) and Ramaneeya yamuna tataakam (Neelambari) are examples of this.
Venkata Kavi has also composed pieces on Vithala, the Sun god (Soorya) and one-off compositions on great personalities such as Vyasa, Shuka mani, Jayadeva, Valmiki and other themes such as the value and importance of music and nature, the greatness of Daskha yagam, the incomparable devotion to Hari, about the signifiance of Bhagavatam etc. Given below is a compilation of some of the krtis composed by this mega composer on various themes.
|3||Amudanukku amudooṭṭum||Hameerkalyāṇi||Ādi||River Yamuna|
|4||Bhajanāmrta||Nāṭṭai||Ādi||All great personalities|
|6||Bhakti yōga sangeeta||Kharaharapriya||Ādi||Music|
|8||Dharmamēva shree bhāgavata||Maṇirangu/Shuddhasāvēri||Ādi||About Bhagavatam|
|9||Engum iyaṛkai||Rāgamālika||Ēka||Nature and music|
|11||Gōvindan avatāram||Ārabhi||Ādi||Description of nature|
|12||Iduvē phalam||Dhanyāsi||Ādi||About devotion to Hari|
|13||Kai varishai kāṭṭādeer||Husēni||Ādi||Shaurirāja temple, Kaṇṇapuram|
|15||Koḷḷāda āshai||Bilahari||Mishra Chāpu||Krishna's stories|
|16||Mā bharatam||Khamāch||Ādi||About greatness of Mahabharatam|
|17||Nāma sukha||Siddhasēna||Ēka||Viṭhala - Marathi composition|
|18||Nee sheida upakāram||Umābharaṇam||Ādi||Vyāsa|
|19||Padmavati ramaṇam||Poorvikalyāṇi||Mishra chāpu||Jayadēva|
|23||Patita pāvanam||Shuddhasāvēri||Ādi||Importance of Bhagavatam|
|25||Pazhamō pazhamō||Gowrimanōhari||Ādi||About greatness of Bhagavatam and Shuka Brahma Rishi|
|24||Prasanna gōpāla krṣhṇam||Dvijayavanti||Mishra Aṭa||Viṭhala|
|26||Ramaṇeeya yamunā||Neelāmbari||Mishra chāpu||About the river Yamuna|
|28||Sholla vallēnō||Shuddhasāvēri||Ādi||Uddhava - Krṣhṇa's friend|
|31||Tāḷē sharaṇam amma||Tōḍi||On Andal|
|32||Tēḍi aruḷa vandān||Ārabhi||Ādi||Parthasarathy|
|33||Tiruvarangam enṛu orudaram||On Srirangam Ranganatha greatness - mentions names of many Azhwars|
|34||Vandē kavilōka divākaram||Reetigowḷa||Mishra Chāpu||On Tirumangai Azhwar|
|36||Vaṇṇam tihazh||Husēni||Roopakam||Composed at Kannapuram|
|37||Yārum iyalāda||Gowrimanōhari||Khaṇḍa Chāpu||Shuka muni|
Shlokas, verses and viruttams
Venkata kavi's vocabulary, imagination, devotion and spiritualism can be visualized through the spectacular set of shlokas, verses and viruttams that he has composed on several deities and themes. These include shlokas such as Ranganatha panchakam and Nrsimha panchakam, verses such as Krshna paadaadi keshaanta varnanam and viruttams such as alai kadalin, tullum manamudayaai. Given below is a compilation of this genre.
|1||Āḍi ashai oḷi||Viruttam|
|2||Aḍiyārhal pāḍavum||Description of Krṣhṇa's feet|
|4||Aḷai kaḷava manai||Viruttam|
|7||Chandra jaṭādhara||Nartana panchakam|
|8||Gōvinda gōvinda rādhā||Nāmāvaḷi|
|9||Kāḷinga nartana prabhāvam||Krṣhṇa's dancing feat on the serpent Kalinga|
|10||Kamalam malarndazhahu||description of Krṣhṇa Radha wedding|
|11||Kāviri tiṭṭilē||verses describing Rama and Krṣhṇa|
|12||Kōdaṇḍam kai shumandu||Rama and Krshna - compared and contrasted|
|13||Krṣhṇa pādādi kēshānta varṇanam||head to toe description of Lord Krṣhṇa|
|18||Padippāḍal pattu||describes Yashoda describing little Krshna taking his first toddler steps|
|19||Rāma padādi kēshānta varṇanam||head to toe description of Lord Rama|
|20||Sveeyatara bhāsakara||Ranganātha panchakam|
|21||Taṇaku taṇaku taṇa||Shiva tāṇḍava stotram|
|22||Tapta kānchana||Nrsimha panchakam|
|25||Vānamōḍu bhuvi āvinangaḷ|
|26||Veṇṇaiyai kaḷavāḍi||Kunti stuti - Viruttam|