Taking Tyagaraja to Eri Katha Rama
The Eri Katha Rama temple at Madhurantakam is historic. The stucco images of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in the sanctum are large and impressive, dating to Pallava times. The village however commemorates the Cholas, for it bears the title of Uttama Chola, the son of Gandaraditya and Sembiyan Mahadevi, who ruled from 973 to 985AD,…
Tyagaraja’s Dancing Ganesa
Tyagaraja’s Sri Ganapatini describes a dancing Ganesa. Was it inspired by a depiction that exists in Thiruvaiyyaru by the river Kaveri?
Tyagaraja Aradhana – a celebration of social change
Apart from being the celebration of a central personality in Carnatic music. the #TyagarajaAradhana is also a record of social change, for the better.
The first movie on Tyagaraja
The internet has this habit of suddenly throwing up a gem or two and a recent find has been a digitised copy of the song book of the 1937 Tamil film Bhakta Sri Tyagaraja. It is the first of three films made on the composer, the others being Chittoor V Nagiah’s Thyagaya (1946) and Bapu’s Tyagayya(1981). The Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen identifies Saint Films as an Indian genre,…
Singing in praise of Tyagaraja
Tyagaraja is probably the only composer in Carnatic music to inspire as many as 50 compositions in HIS praise! A #TyagarajaAradhana tribute
Tyagaraja as a Music Director
How the tune of Tyagaraja’s Nada Tanum Anisam was used for a film song in 1949
YouTube updates on Purandaradasa & Tyagaraja
Two fresh updates to my YouTube channel – one on the Purandaradasa song dedicated to the Yantroddharaka Anjaneyaswami Temple Hampi and the other a birthday tribute to Tyagaraja. Music by Amritha Murali and Ashwath Narayanan
Chidambaresvara in Chennai #Thiruvadirai
A visit to the Sri Chidambaresvara Svami temple in Choolai, Chennai is highly recommended on the occasion of #Thiruvadirai, and it has a musical connect too.
Songs on Kanchi Varadaraja #AtthiVaradar
Looking at some songs on Varadarajaswami of Kanchi
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