Tyagaraja Swami composed a set of songs to sing collectively or as a chorus, as an expression of bhakthi and bhajana tradition. These came to be known as Divya Nama Sankeerthanas. Many of these songs have the theme as Ramayana , but there are also songs on human conduct. There are around 118 krithis which are set to simple tunes. We find that the tune repeats in every charanam after the Pallavi. So, it can be inferred that every song has a Pallavi followed by several Charanams. This style of composing is generally referred to as Lambaka Style. The simple rhythmic tunes make them ideal for group rendition.
These krithis basically deal with Nama Mahatmya. ……
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ASHTAPADI / GITA GOVINDAM
The Total Number of Songs / geethams in Ashtapadi is 24 which is distributed among 12 Sargams. In general, the practice is to begin Ashtapadi with Thodaya Mangalam in Raga Nattai.
Index of Ashtapadi
Sargam 1 -Saamodadamodaram
- Dashavathara Ragamalika – 10 Ragas
- Sritha Kamalakucha – Bhairavi
- Lalithalavanga – Vasantha
- Chandana Charchitha – Pantuvarali
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A workshop on Rāmāyana Keerthanās will be organised in Kochi – Kerala by Shanmukhapriya School of Music during this Divine Ramayana Month.
Exqusite and evergreen Krithis of Lord Rama composed by Saint Tyagaraja and Maharaja Swathi Tirunal will be the theme of the workshop
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Shanmukhapriya School of Music is commencing classes for Gita Govindam or Ashtapadi , the work composed by the 12th-century Indian poet, Jayadevar.
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Sri Sankara meets his Guru Govindapadar, who was in deep meditation in a cave on the banks of the Narmada. On seeing the small boy, the Saint asks hims who he was. It was in response to this simple question that Sri Sankara burst out in a set of ten pregnant stanzas explaining the real nature of the Self which alone he was. The Saint realising that Sri Sankara was a realised soul, who had come to him for initiation only to conform to the normal method of entering the Sannyasa Order, immediately accepted him as a disciple. Shri Shankara sums up the essence of Vedanta in dasashloki .
May Shri Shankara leads us from ignorance to Truth by helping us realize the aatman.
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Thiruppugazhs are Tamil hymns composed by the 15th Century poet Saint Arunagirinathar. These are sung in praise of Lord Muruga mostly, though very few songs are composed about Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Lord Muruga, is regarded as the embodiment of beauty, bravery, compassion and wisdom.
Here is a home recording of melodiously composed Thiruppugazh in Raga Khamas. Notations are provided to supplement learning.
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Karunai Deivame is a beautiful composition composed by Madurai Sri. T. Srinivasan. The song is in praise of Goddess Karpagaambaal in Raga Sindhubhairavi set to Adi Tala.
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As I am getting several mails everyday for music teachers whom I know in Coimbatore and Bangalore, I am sharing the contact details of my Gurus in Coimbatore and Bangalore after taking their consent. Interested parents/students can contact my most reverred Gurus for Vocal,Violin (Coimbatore) and Veena Classes (Bangalore) for learning
Sri Hariharan Sir Residing at Coimbatore – Violinist – Disciple of Sri. M. Chandrasekharan – Takes both Vocal and Violin Classes
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Smt. Seetha Balakrishnan – Resides in Bangalore – AIR Graded Artist – Teaches only Veena– Disciple of Sri.Trivandrum Venkatraman –
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Sri Ganesha Pancharatnam is a beautiful hymn comprising of five stanzas composed in the Pancha-Chamara metre in praise of Lord Ganesha by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. The chanting of this sloka every day with devotion, is said to bring in a healthy life free of blemishes, learning, noble sons, a long life that is calm and pleasant and spiritual and material prosperity.
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