January 1, 2017

Initially basic exercises were taught in Karaharapriya raga. Then Purandara Dasa devised a system whereby the basics (Sarali varisai, Janta varisai, Melsthayi varisai, Dhatu Varisai, Alankaram) were learnt in Mayamalava Gaula raga.  It is said that this raga is conveni...

December 1, 2016

'OM' is the primordial sound and everything emanated from "Om".

Following "Om" are the vowels, consonants, other syllables and speech. This concept is described by Saint Thyagaraja in his Kriti "Naadhasudharasa" in Arabi raga.  Muthuswami Dikshitar describes this in his...

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