#14-Carnatic Singing Lesson – Divyanama Keerthanam- Raga Andhali

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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#2-Tyagaraja and His Compositions on Nada Yoga

“Nadaloludai Brahmaananda mandave, manasa”

Tyagaraja in his compositions that takes the theme of Nada Yoga has covered every aspect of music – musical criticism, elucidation of musical concepts, the best way to practice music, music as a help to spiritual effort and above all, music itself as a Yoga and a Siddhi, a path and realisation.

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