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Tyagaraja - Favourite Kritis

The structure of many of Tyagaraja's songs make them melodious and memorable.

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RJ: Shruthi

Tyagaraja - Favourite Kritis

The structure of many of Tyagaraja's songs make them melodious and memorable.

Tyagaraja's compositions are known not just for their structure but also the ease with which they can be understood. They are also favourites due to the divinity and spirituality associated with the songs. When Tyagaraja sang in a lesser known raga, the raga gained fame and familiarity with musicians and listeners alike. He created masterpieces in some ragas like Kharaharapriya, where one particular kriti, Chakkani Raaja Maargamu has a rich progression of sangatis. This programme has a few well-known compositions of Tyagaraja where the themes range from Bhakti and Nadopasana to the various paths of reaching the Divine.

Songs in this Program