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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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Aadidum Muruganai (ஆடிடும் முருகனை)

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Composer: T.N. Bala (தி.என். பால) hails from Tiruvayyaru in Tanjore District in India. He is one of the very early disciples of Late Ganakaladhara Madurai Mani Iyer. A professional Broadcaster, artist and executive in All India Radio in Madras and Delhi, years after his Masters in Journalism and Economics, he migrated to US some 38 […]

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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)

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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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Ninaippadeppodu Nenje (நினைப்படெப்போடு நெஞ்சே)

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Composer: Mayuram Vedanayakam Pillai (மயூரம் வேதநாயகம் பிள்ளை) (11 October 1826 – 21 July 1889) also called as “Varakavi” in Tamil, this poet wrote philosophical, thought-provoking poems said to be divinely inspired. He was Born in Kulatur close to Tirucirapalli to Savarimutu PiLLai and ArokiamariammaaL on October 11, 1826, he was a prodigy in school and […]

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