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Carnatic Music Trinity

2:36 PM Posted by Vijayasri

The outstanding group of composers of Carnatic Music (period- 1700-1800) which includes Saint Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshithar and Syama Shastri commonly referred to as the Trinity of Carnatic music. Devotion has been the main theme for all the composers.
They were all born in Thiruvarur near Thanjavur and the innumerable krithis composed by them have explored and exhibited the depth and the rich feeling in this form.
Purandara Dasa set out methodical practice of music, Krithis (songs) have existed even before his time. Purandara Dasa also composed over 400,000 Krithis in praise of Lord Krishna and other Hindu Gods mainly in Kanada (a South Indian) language.

There are several other notable composers whose songs are sung to date by musicians such as Patnam Subramaniya Iyer, Gopalakrishna Bharathi, Muthuthandavar, Papanasam Sivan, Meesu Krishna Iyer, Raja Swathi Thirunal and others.


  1. Itz me!!! said...

    hi Vij,
    Great effort..this would be a great opening for kids growing abroad to get the background knowledge of this great art...keep up the good work!!!!!

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