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Lingaraj Urs (லிங்கராஜ் ஊர்ச்)

Lingaraaj Urs (Tamil: லிங்கராஜ் ஊர்ச்) was knowing the penchant of Bakshi Lingaraj Urs to become a Vaggeyakar, Chikka Rama Rao sang Tyagaraja’s “Chakkani Raja” and added the mudra “Lingaraja Vinuta” in place of Tyagarajanuta and convinced Bakshi that it was one of his forgotten kritis.

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Agastya

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Agastya (Tamil:அகத்தியர் Akattiyar, Telugu:అగస్త్య, Sanskrit:अगस्त्य, Malay: Anggasta, Thai: Akkhot) is one of the the Saptarishi (सप्तर्षि saptarsi a meaning “seven sages”) who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and revered Vedic sage who created the Tamil language on instructions from Lord Skanda. Agastya and his clan[who?] are also generally credited with uncovering many […]

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Tyagaraja (త్యాగరాజ)

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Kakarla Tyagabrahmam (Telugu: త్యాగరాజ) (May 4, 1767–January 6, 1847), colloquially known as Tyāgarājar and Tyagayya, was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music or classical South Indian music. Tyagaraja was born in 1767 in Tiruvarur, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, to Kakarla Ramabrahmam and Sitamma in a Telugu Brahmin family of the Mulukanadu subsect.He was […]

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Purandaradasa (ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ)

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Purandaradasa Purandara Daasar – Purandara Daasar was a great composer of Carnatic music before the time of the Trinity of Tyagaraja, Dikshitar and Shyama Sastri. His songs were not in unreachable Sanskrit, but instead he preached the Vedas to millions by singing in Kannada. He was the one who standardized the early lessons in music […]

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Tulsidas | तुलसीदास

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Goswami Tulsidas (Devanagari:गोस्वामी तुलसीदास), (1532–1623) was a Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher renowned for his devotion to lord Sriram. A composer of several popular works, tulsidas is best known for being the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana in the vernacular Awadhi. Tulsidas was acclaimed in his lifetime to be […]

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Tansen

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Tansen Date of Birth : 1506 Date of Death : 1589 Place of Birth : Gwalior Tansen, the legendary musician was born in Gwalior in 1506. It was only after the age of 5 that Tansen showed any musical talent. It was his Guru Hari Dasa who recognised his hidden talents as a musician. Tansen […]

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Meerabai (मीरां बाई)

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Mirabai Mirabai was a well known Hindu mystical poetess, whose writings are praised all over. It is said that, she was a disciple of Shri Guru Ravidas. She is famous for her bhajan compositions. She wrote nearly 1300 prayer songs. Most of her compositions were written in the praise of Lord Krishna. She wrote most […]

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Muthaiah Bhagavathar

Muthaiah Bhagavathar

Muthaiah Bhagavathar Dr. L Muthaiah Bhagavathar who occupies a very distinguished place in Carnatic Music in the post Trinity period was born on November 15th, 1877, at a village called Punalveli near Srivilliputur in Tamilnadu. He lost his father when he was six years old and came under the tutelage of his maternal uncle Mahamahopadhyaya […]

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Narsinh

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Narsinh Narsinh Mehta was born in the ancient town of Talaja and then shifted to Jirndurg now known as Junagadh in the District of Saurashtra, in Nagar community. He lost his mother and his father when he was 5 years old. He could not speak until the age of 8 and after his parents expired […]

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