Though there are great exponents of Carnatic music in Kerala, very few of them composed music in Malayalam. The greatest composer of Kerala was of course Maha Raja Swathi Thiru Naal. He also devoted his attention in composing songs in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and even Hindi. There are very few songs written in Malayalam by him, The greatest Malayalam composer was Irayamman Thampi. His writings were popularized by Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar and Sri Jesu das.