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Dikshitar & Raga Mudras

A feature on Muthuswami Dikshitar's innovative use of raga mudra.

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RJ: Mangala

Dikshitar & Raga Mudras

A feature on Muthuswami Dikshitar's innovative use of raga mudra.

Most of Muthuswami Dikshitar's compositions have the name of the raga mentioned in the lyrics. While this enables one to find out what the original raga of the composition was in cases where the raga has been changed, it also shows Dikshitar's mastery of the Sanskrit language in the way he skilfully weaves them in. They appear as they are, sometimes the name of the raga takes on another meaning within the context of the lyrics, and at other times the name of the raga comes out of a clever splitting or joining of words.

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