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|TYAGARAJA (1767 - 1847)|
Musical Background: Tyagaraja was born to Ramabrahmam and Seetamma, who were responsible for his interest in music. Sonti Venkataramana Das, a court musician of Tanjavur, was his Guru (teacher).
Region: He hailed from Tiruvarur in Tanjavur district but lived in Tiruvayyar. To this day, one finds a memorial erected in his honour, where music lovers and musicians gather in large numbers to sing his compositions and the Pancharatna kritis, in particular.
Theme: Devotion in various moods and forms, especially to Lord Rama and also philosophy.
Language used: Telugu and Sanskrit.
Signature: He used his own name, Tyagaraja, as his mudra.
Popular compositions: Nagumomu (Abheri), Samajavaragamana (Hindolam), Bantureeti (Hamsanadam) and so on.
|Tyagaraja's contribution to Carnatic Music, Part
3 - By Dr. V Raghavan
Tyagaraja's contribution to Carnatic Music, Part 2 - By Dr. V Raghavan
Tyagaraja's contribution to Carnatic Music, Part 1 - By Dr. V Raghavan
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