Trying to breathe some life into my blog!! :)
This sunday was truly blissful.Spent most of the time reading about one of the greatest composers of Carnatic Music - Muthuswamy Dikshitar.
To talk about the gift he'd left the music sorority (well,what do you expect out of a feminist! :) )
Got a wonderful opportunity to listen to lots of krithis composed in rare ragas. Dikshitarophiles should definitely visit this.Was listening to one of the nIlOtpalAmbA krithi. Well,let me explain - Dikshitar composed lots of krithis termed by the sorority as 'group-krithis', which will contain krithis in the name of a particular deity,mostly, or in general, a particular theme. One such set, is the nIlOtpalAmbA.
The one that I listened to was in nArirItigOwla. All these krithis describe the neelotpalamba, the goddess of blue lotus.Since the raagams in which these krithis end with 'gOwla', they are also called gOwlAnta rAga krithis.These krithis are different from the navAvarnam by the fact that these do not have a dhyAna krithi and a mangala krithi.
Hoping to post more on various compositions and a more detailed one! since breathing too much life onto my blog might suffocate it!! :)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
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