#17-Study of Ata Tala Varnams

Varnam in Sanskrit means colour and it very aptly defines the form as it brings out the swarupa of a raga in all its colour and dimensions. The sahitya of varnam is of negligible importance and is only used as a vehicle for raga delineation. Varnam stands out distinctly for its ability to show the contour of a raga, its typical gamakas, the pauses, its gait and gamut. The texture of each note and the various shapes it assumes in combination with other swaras can be sensed in a varnam. In this context, the Ata Tala Varnam in Bhairavi is said to be a master piece as it brings out the different gamakas in Bhairavi.

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6 thoughts on “#17-Study of Ata Tala Varnams

  1. Thanks a lot Ms. Anuradha. You are doing a great service in spreading and teaching our rich Carnatic music.

  2. Madam,

    You are doing yeoman service for Carnatic Music and I thank you very much. I am unable to extract the Ata tala varnam in Bhairavi (Viriboni) from the zipped folder and the Winzip says there is a mismatch and cannot extract. Similarly there is 404 error (File not found) for Adi Tala Varnam Lessons Part 2. I shall be grateful if you kindly let me know other links from where I can download these.


    • Hello Vijayalakshmi

      The Adi Tala Varnams Part 2 link is corrected and updated. The Ata Tala Varnam is perfectly working for me when I downloaded and tested it. Suggesting to erase the older version and download once again.

      • Thanks a lot Madam. I could download the Adi Tala Varanam Lessons Pt 2 but the Ata Tala Bhairavi varnam could not be extracted by either another version of Winzip, 7 zip or Universal extractor. I also tried different browsers but to no avail. Shall be grateful if you kindly send it to my e mail id, if it is not inconvenient with Ata Tala Varnams Pt 2 if ready.

        Regret inconvenience


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