Kshetra

Chennai

Kritis on some of the temples and deities in and around Chennai.

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RJ: Srividya

Chennai

Kritis on some of the temples and deities in and around Chennai.

Madras or Chennaipattinam has, over the centuries, become a centre for the arts, especially Carnatic music. Though it was not a large city in the 17th and 18th cenutury, several wealthy patrons lived in the vicinity of Madras. Musicians moved here from Thanjavur and other samasthanams, once the patronage of the rulers there began to diminish, with the advent of the British. Chennai has several ancient temples, and most composers have dedicated kritis to these deities.

Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapaleeshwarar_Temple

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