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Sri Devi Yagna (Vol1 to Vol8) by Dr. Nithyasree Mahadevan

Sri Vidya Upasana is the concept of the Universe being the manifestation of Siva and Sakti and is grouped under Tantra Sastra that stands for action. This Sastra can be practiced by one and all irrespective of caste, creed or gender. The emphasis is on personal effort to attain immortality (Moksha) while living this worldly [...]

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Kalakendra.com : January 24, 2009, 9:47 am

Power of Music

By Santhanam Nagarajan

The great Emperor Akbar heard about the talents of famous musician Tansen (1492-1589 A.D) and invited him to his court. Tansen was given a place of honour among the nine jewels like Birbal, Abdul Fazal,Todarmal and Rahim in Akbar’s court.

Tansen symbolized the best in Hindusthani Music. Tansen with his enchanting music made [...]

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Kalakendra.com : October 24, 2006, 11:57 am

Sahityanubhava- Prosodic Beauty[Part III]

SABHA GANA - Kriti
Kriti is the most important form belonging to the Sabha Gana group. There is no concert without it. Though the theme is mostly devotional, it can also be secular. The emphasis is more on the musicality and aesthetic content.

Evolution: Kriti is said to have evolved from the older form, Keertana, which was [...]

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Kalakendra.com : June 6, 2006, 3:24 pm

Sahityanubhava- Prosodic Beauty[Part II]

ABHYASA GANA - Gita
Gita, literally meaning a song, is the first composition that one learns with lyrics. The lyrics are normally in praise of Gods and Goddesses.

Structure: It is a very simple composition in terms of raga and tala, that a beginner would be able to learn with utmost ease. It sometimes has all the [...]

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Kalakendra.com : , 3:24 pm