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Akshaya Linga Vibho!!!

An attempt to showcase some insight into this Muthuswami Dikshitar masterpiece, said to be composed at the shrine of Kivalur, near Nagapattinam. Continue reading

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Nigamavedavedyam – TRS & An Unusual Hamsadhwani

It’s been a little more than two years since my revered Guru Shri TRS shed his mortal coil. Having had the privilege of being his student for multiple decades, there is hardly a day when I don’t reflect on his … Continue reading

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Nothing Like Listening to a Live Concert!

J.A.Jayanth’s Mali Memorial Concert for the BGS Trust I missed the first two items and I had to scan the near housefull auditorium in order to find a suitable seat.  I didn’t get the seat of my choice but settled … Continue reading

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Edanunnaado – Bhadrachalam 2015

My trip to Bhadrachalam this year to perform a full-length concert for 382nd Jayanti Celebrations of Bhadrachala Ramadas conducted by the temple Devasthanam, was very different from last year in so many ways.  Last year involved the meeting of so many … Continue reading

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Brilliant & Beautiful Begada Shining through Dikshitar’s Sri Maatah

In Praise of Devi and Sri Vidya – Muthuswami Dikshitar There is no doubt that each member of the Musical Trinity (Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri) has handled the perennially fascinating and classical raga Begada with exquisite elegance.  Tyagaraja … Continue reading

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Shyama Sastri & Natakurinji

Natakurinji – Paucity of Kritis Though Natakurinji is a very popular raga with instantaneous appeal, yet it isn’t characterized by a corpus of well-known kritis.  If a musician renders or plays a Chakkani Raja or an Endukupeddala or an O … Continue reading

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