Posts Tagged ‘Muthusvami Dikshitar’

Guruguha Jayanti 2008

April 9, 2008

Dikshitar was born in the month of Panguni in the star of Kartika. (more…)


Musical variety in the nottusvara sahitya genre of Dikshitar

March 3, 2008

WaltzAlthough all songs in the nottusvara sahitya genre of Dikshitar are in the major scale, sans gamaka and other Indian melodic ornamentation, there is quite a bit of variety in the collection.  (more…)

Muthusvami Dikshitar (1775-1835)

March 2, 2008

Muthusvami Dikshitar (1775-1835)The following is an attempt to very briefly narrate the story of Dikshitar (1775 – 1835) (more…)

Five generations of love for the nottusvara sahityas

March 2, 2008

Between my great grandfather K. Adi Narayana Iyer (1882-1975), my grandmother Lakshmi Ammal (1916-1999), my aunts, myself and the next generation of kids we constitute five generations of a family that has appreciated with fondness, the nottusvara sahityas of Dikshitar(more…)