Over 400 kritis with the Guruguha signature are in vogue today. The Sangeeta Sampradaya Pradarshini written by Muthuswami Dikshitar’s direct musical descendant Subbarama Dikshitar contains 229 of these kritis plus about 35+ nottusvara sahityas in the Prathamabhyasa pustakamu.
Unlike other vaggeyakaras, Dikshitar had a larger picture in mind as he created his masterpieces. Looking at the vast body of work, a direction and a flow are seen in the nature of compositions, the ragas and talas chosen and the subject matter covered. (more…)