Indian Karnatic Music- Sri Tyagaraja Swamigal Kirthanas English (Sri Tyagaraja Swamigal Kirthanas 108 Kirthanas With Notations)

Indian Karnatic Music- Sri Tyagaraja Swamigal Kirthanas English (Sri Tyagaraja Swamigal Kirthanas 108 Kirthanas With Notations)

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAM831
Author: S. Vijayalakshmi
Publisher: Sri Sai Krishna Gana Publishers, Cheenai
Language: English
Edition: 2011
Pages: 150
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 190 gm

Book Description

About the Author

Smt. S. Vijayalakshmi.comes from a traditional music family, very closely associated with the great musical genius Sri Ariyakudi Ramanuja lyangar. Her father was a very good Veena Player. She passed the higher grade exams in 1st class in both Vocal and Veena at the age of 12.

Her Guru Smt. R. Jayalakshmi was a student and senior disciple of Sri Ariyakudi in Vocal and learnt Veena from Karakudi Sambasivalyar.

Even at an earlier age she used to sing in the Margazhi Bajans in Mylapore participated by prominent musicians of those days like Sri Papanasam Sivan and Aadhi Varadhachar. She has been teaching Vocal & Veena for the past 54 years in the classical pani of Sri Ariyakudi dynasty. She has coached many students for different levels of exams, who have passed with bright colours.

She has been regularly taking part in the singing of "Pancharathna krithies" at many Sabhas and institutions during the "Aradhana festivals every year." She is highly proficient in rendering the krithies of Sarvasri Thyagarajar. Muthuswamy Dikshidhar, Syamasastri, Swadhi Thirunal, Papanasam Sivan and other famous composers. Apart from teaching Vocal and Veena, she not only finds time to tend her family but also enthralls audiences with her occasional stage performances whenever called for.

In June 2006 she was honoured by the "TAMBRAS with the title SANGEETHA BHOOSHANAM" for her dedicated service in the field of Camatic Music. She has been bestowed with a fine Lakshiya Skill besides a good Lakshana Gnana.

She has published Theory books in Tamil and English for both Lower and Higher grade Government examinations. Besides these, now she has brought out two books, one on 'Abyasa Gana and other on 108 Krities of Sri Thyagaraja Swamigal.


For the greatness and classic devolepement of Karnatic music, many great Mahans and Vidwans played a major role by composing different kinds of wonderful Uruppadies. Among them the Thrimurthies viz, Sri Thyagarajaswamigal, Sri Muthuswamy Dikshidar and Sri Syamasastrigal occupy the most important and significant place.

One of the Thrimurthies, Sri Thyagaraja swamigal, a true and ardent devotee of Lord Sri Raama and making Aaradhana with high devotion to Lord Rama, has created plenty of wonderful Krities Sri Thyagaraja swamigal's Krities are made in a very simple and easier pattern with Bhakthi rasaa.

In this book, Smt. Vijayalakshmi has brought out 108 Thyagaraja Krities with Swara sahithyas (Notations), in three different parts, containing 36 Krities in each part. In this book she has highlighted some of the krities, which are having more than one Charana.

These Krities are written in a way to sing easily by seeing the Notations and also quite suitable to teach those Krities. Besides this exclusive book on 108 Thyaagaraajar's Krities, Smt. Vijayalakshmi has also brought out four Theory Books with practical songs and Model question papers in Tamil and English for both the Lower and Higher grade examinations conducted by Tamilnadu Government.

She has been conferred with the prestigeous title "Sangeetha Bhooshanam" by Tamilnadu Brahmins Association in the year 2006, acknowledging her value added service to the Field. of Arts

I wish her all success in her dedicated pursuit to contribute more and more to the cause and devolepement of Karnatic Music and pray the Almighty to bestow His blessings for all her future musical ventures.

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