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Muthuswami Dikshitar

A feature presenting some of Muthuswami Dikshitar's lesser heard group kritis.

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RJ: Srividya

Muthuswami Dikshitar

A feature presenting some of Muthuswami Dikshitar's lesser heard group kritis.

Muthuswami Dikshitar composed on deities in various temples in India. He has also composed 'Vara Kritis' or 'Navagraha Kritis', kritis on the Panchabhtula Linga temples and on the sixteen forms of Ganesha at the Tiruvarur temple. Muthuswami Dikshitar has composed groups of kritis on various deities, like the Kamalamba Navavarna Kritis, Navagraha Kritis and Panchabhutalinga kritis. There are also several sets of Vibhakti kritis. Vibhakti kritis use the 8 vibhaktis or declensions of the Sanskrit noun, which in the case of these kritis, is the name of the deity. There are vibhakti kritis dedicated to Subramanya or Guruguha, Neeloptalamba, Rama, Tyagaraja, Madhuramba and Abhayamba. On this feature, we present some of Dikshitar's lesser heard group kritis. This programme is in connection with the death anniversary of Muthuswami Dikshitar.

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