Composer Showcase

Jayachamaraja Wodeyar

A tribute to the royal composer, with inputs from musician Sukanya Prabhakar.

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RJ: Srividya

Jayachamaraja Wodeyar

A tribute to the royal composer, with inputs from musician Sukanya Prabhakar.

Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, a Sri Vidya Upasaka, is said to have composed 94 kritis in Sanskrit based on the style of Muthuswami Dikshitar. While not on specific shrines, some songs have references to Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Madurai, Sringeri, Gajaranyam, and so on. All his kritis incorporate several doctrines from Sri Vidya, SrI Chakra, and Mantra Shastra. The maharaja used the phrase "Sri Vidya" as his vaggeyakara mudra in most of his compositions. This programme is in connection with Jayachamaraja Wodeyar's birth anniversary, which is on July 18.

Songs in this Program