“Kalyani is the 65th Melakarta raga“, equivalent to the “raganga raga Kalyan 1“. In the older Venkatamakhi scheme, it was called “Santha Kalyani“. In the more modern scheme of Govinda, it is called “Mecha Kalyani“. It is a sampoorna raga and has a symmetrical arohana and avarohana using the chatusruti rishabham (r2), antara gandharam (g3), [...]
The origins of Indian classical music, the classical music of India, can be found from the oldest of scriptures, part of the Hindu tradition, the Vedas. Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes music at length.
The two main streams of Indian classical music are Hindustani music, from North India, and Carnatic music (Karnataka Sangeeth), [...]
Not just Thiruvayaru; the Thyagaraja Aradhana is celebrated with fanfare in cities in the USA, Canada, UK and France. It is a unique event that provides a forum for budding artistes even as it pays obeisances to the celebrated saint-composer, Sadhguru Thyagaraja. And there was a lady from Mysore who retrieved his grave and revived the annual memorial services that continue until now. Kalakendra is happy to present this write-up that vividly describes the difficulties she faced and the passion and perseverance she displayed in salvaging a tradition and a cultural monument that would have fallen a pray to neglect.