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Shankari Nive (శంకరి నీవే)

Subbaraya Sastri

Composer: Subbaraya Sastri (Tamil: சுப்பராய சாஸ்திரி)(1803-1862) Born in Tanjavur in 1803 as the second son of Shyama Sastri, he listened to great music at home and at the Bangaru Kamakshi temple. He studied music from his father, who later sent him to Tyagaraja to study music at Tiruvaiyar. Tyagaraja had great reverence for Shyama Sastri […]

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Janani Ninnu Vina (జననీ నిన్ను వినా)

Subbaraya Sastri

Composer: Subbaraya Sastri (Tamil: சுப்பராய சாஸ்திரி)(1803-1862) Born in Tanjavur in 1803 as the second son of Shyama Sastri, he listened to great music at home and at the Bangaru Kamakshi temple. He studied music from his father, who later sent him to Tyagaraja to study music at Tiruvaiyar. Tyagaraja had great reverence for Shyama Sastri […]

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Om Namashivaya Shivaguru (ॐ नमषिवाय शिवगुरु)

Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar

Composer: Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar (Telugu: स्वर्न वेन्कतेस दिक्षितर). A noted composer and musical scholar, Dikshitar belonged to the Chidambaram tradition of Podu Dikshitars and was trained early by Raja Ganesa Dikshitar and Padaga Sundaram Pillai. He composed many kritis, the most popular of which was swarnakAla bhairavam in kalyANi.More

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Nadir Tanom Tanom Tanana (ನಾದಿರ್ ತಾನೊಂ ತಾನೊಂ ತನನ)

T. Chawdaiah

Composer: T. Chawdaiah (Kannada: ಟಿ. ಕಾವದ್ಯ). “It is a feature of a violinist’s career to burst abruptly into view”, Menuhin has said. This is very true of ace violinist, Shri T.Chowdiah. His studies were stopped in boyhood to enable him to concentrate on music, in which his mother imparted early lessons. His uncle then took […]

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Ikanainana Moravina Rada (ఇకనైననా మొరవిన రాదా)

Tirupati Narayana Swami

Composer: Tirupati Narayana Swami (Telugu: తిరుపతి నారాయణ స్వామి), He was also known as Thirupathi Narayanaswamy Naidu or Tirupati Vidhyala Narayanaswami.Trained by his mother Komalamma in vocal music, he later learnt Vina from Kalahasti Venkataswami Raju. The family hailed from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.More

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Dhim Dhim Dhim Thomtha (ఢిం ఢిం ఢిం థోంథ)

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Composer: Vimjamuri Varadaraja Ayyangar (Telugu: వింజమూరి వరదరాజ అయ్యంగర్), (July 15, 1915 – August 16, 1991) A leading disciple of Tiger Varadachariar, he was known as Vinjamuri. He was a scholar in Sanskrit and a vocalist and composer who has been awarded the Gana Kalanidhi, Gayaka Ratna, Sangeetha Jyothi, Sangeetha Ratnaakara, and Gana Vidya Visarada awards. […]

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Sada Enna Hrudayadalli (ಸದಾ ಎನ್ನ ಹ್ರದಯದಲ್ಲಿ)

golden statue of lord brahma vishnu and siva

Composer: Vijaya Vittala Dasa (Kannada: ವಿಜಯ ವಿಟ್ಟಲ ದಾಸ) (1682-1755), also known as Vijaya Dasa, Vijaya Vittala Dasa is one of the most renowed scholars and philosophers in Dwaita philosophy as well Dasa Sahitya, revered as the spiritual heir of Purandara Dasa. He was born to Srinivasappa and Kusamma who were very poor Brahmins in Chekalaparvi […]

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