Thyagarajar- A Musical Saint & A Composer

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    On the 6th of January 2018 is a special day in the musical calendar & for all musician & for music lovers too. According to the Tamil calendar, the PUSHYA BHAGULAPANCHAMI is the day the saint attained sammadhi and this is observed as THYAGARAJAR ARADHANA every year by all the musicians. This year mark the 171st ARADHANA of the saint musician &composer. As a mark of respect &homage to the great musician, people from across the globe assemble near his SAMADHI &sing in unison his PANCHARATNA KRITIS. This includes Vocalists, mrudangam, flute, veena, kanjira, ghatam, nadaaswaram,& violin artist. The place is THIRUVAIRYARUR a small town on the banks of the river Cauvery in Tanjore district of TAMILNADU.

    Saint THYAGARAJAR has composed many thousands of kritis and the five gems of his work were stated as PANCHARATNA KRITIS &these five are:

    1. Jagadaananda karaka Naata - Raagam Aadhi - Thaalam

    2. Dhudugu gala nanne dhora Gaula - Raagam Aadhi – Thaalam

    3. Saadhinchane O manasaa Aarabhi - Raagam Aadhi – Thaalam

    4. Kanakanaruchira Varaali - Raagam Aadhi – Thaalam

    5. Endaro Mahaanubhaavulu Sree - Raagam Aadhi - Thaalam
     
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    Nice. Are you learning music or a vocalist?
     
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    :hello:Thanks for short & sweet notes highlighting pancha rathna.
    2. The first last compositions of this Saint - any answers?
    Regards.
    Happy New Year.
     
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    thanks for the reply. no idea about the first &last compositions of the saint. sorry
     
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    :hello:doesn't matter. I will write here after finding it.
    2. Lovers of Carnatic music in general and Keerthanas of Saint Thyagaraja in particular would have read or and heard the following:
    "It is said that Sage Narada appeared as a sanyasi before Thyagaraja and gifted him the Swararnava (ocean of swaras), initiating him into the intricacies of music. Thus in Narada’s praise, he composed Narada gana lola in Atana ragam , Sri Narada nada saraseeruha’ in Kanada ragam and Narada guruswamy in Durbar ragam. Dorakuna ituvanti seva in Bilahari was sung by him post undergoing training and before an august gathering of musicians and poets. He made an elaborate raga alapana in Kambhoji and sang his Marimari ninne in Adi talam driving his audience to sheer ecstasy".
    Regards.
    God Bless Us All.
     
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    Thanks for the information.
     
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    Sri Thyagaraja's first composition was "Namo namo Raghavaya" and his last composition was "Paramathmudu Velige".
     
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    @kkrish, do you sing? Carnatic music seems to be your second passion:)
     
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    Yes, @GeetaKashyap . Geeta.
    Two eyes, two passions. :)
     
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