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Padams

A feature on the compositional form that dwells on the shringara rasa.

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RJ: Srividya

Padams

A feature on the compositional form that dwells on the shringara rasa.

The term 'pada' was initially used to denote any musical composition. During the time of Kshetragna, the padam evolved as a distinct genre with a nayaka-nayaki motif. The number of charanams would be three or more, and the padam was to be rendered in particular ragas which would enhance the emotional aspect. Padams give equal importance to dhatu (music) and maathu (lyric). This feature presents some popular padams and padam composers.

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