Swathi Thirunnal

Maharaja Swathi Thirunnal Rama Varma (1813 – 1847) Maharaja Swathi Thirunnal Rama Varma, popularly known as ‘Swathi thirunnal’ was born on 16th April 1813 in the province of Thiruvithaamkoor (present Trivandrum) in South Kerala. Swathi Thirunnal was entitled to power even before his birth. For the same reason he is …

Muthuswamy Dikshithar

Muthuswamy Dikshithar (1776 – 1835) Sri Muthuswamy Dikshithar hailed from a musical family. His father Ramaswamy was the disciple of the great …

Melakartha Raga System

 Melakartha ragas and janyas There are seventy two melakartha ragas in Carnatic music. Melakartha ragas are fundamental ragas or parent ragas from …

Shyamashastri

Shyamashastri (1762 – 1827) Syama Shastri was the eldest of the trinity. He belonged to a tamil Brahmin family. His original name …

Thyagaraja

Thayagaraja (1757 – 1847) Sri Thayagaraja belonged to a telugu family. His grandfather Girirajabrahmam was a poet and composer. Thayagaraja’s father ramabrahmam …

Swaras

Swaras and their classifications “Swayam ranjayathi ithi swaram” which means a swara should have the ability to stand out independently and entertain …

Saint Narada and Music

How Saint Narada got music from Goddess Saraswathi Saint Narada, Lord Brahma’s son is the prime devotee of Lord Maha Vishnu.The saint …

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The power of Music

How effective is music The power of music cannot be measured in any terms. Music can be used a medium to communicate …