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Trinity

Compositions of the Trinity in ragas Surati, Maanji, Vachaspati, Saraswati Manohari and Durbar.

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RJ: Mahadevan

Trinity

Compositions of the Trinity in ragas Surati, Maanji, Vachaspati, Saraswati Manohari and Durbar.

The Trinity of Carnatic music are the three composers - Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri. All three were contemporaries and, more remarkably, hailed from the same town of Tiruvarur in the Tanjavur belt of Tamil Nadu. Their importance is not just that they heralded a new era in Carnatic music through their outstanding compositions; theirs was also an age when this genre of music came to be affiliated more with the temples than the royal courts. The standardization of the kriti format was an important development of the time. This programme has compositions of the Trinity in the ragas Surati, Maanji, Vachaspati, Saraswati Manohari and Durbar.

Songs in this Program