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A Telugu work (1904) on music and musicians by Subbarāma Dīkshitar. The work, in two volumes, was printed in Ettayapuram, Tamil Nadu. Pradarśini has five main ...

Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini

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... Sampradāya Pradarśini A Telugu work ( 1904 ) on music and musicians by Subbarāma Dīkshitar . The work, in two volumes, was printed in Ettayapuram, Tamil Nadu. Pradarśini has five main sections: 1. Seventy-seven biographies of luminaries beginning from Śārangadeva (13th cent.) to the author himself. 2. A discussion of scientific principles governing music, brought under two titles ‘Sangeeta Lakṣhaṇa Prācheena Paddhati’ and ‘Sangeeta Lakṣhaṇa Sangraha’. 3. A scholarly treatment of rāgas with their moorchanās. Rāgas covered include rare ones like...

Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini

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A Telugu work (1904) on music and musicians by Subbarāma Dīkshitar. The work, in two volumes, was printed in Ettayapuram, Tamil Nadu.Pradarśini has five main sections:1. Seventy-seven biographies of ...
Prathamābhyāsa Pustakamu

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An early Telugu work on music, published in 1905. Its archival importance is enhanced by the fact that it was written by Subbārama Dīkshitar, author of the well-known work, Sangeeta Sampradāya ...
Muthukkumara Pulavar

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(b. ?; d. ?) Tamil composer (19th cent.).His name appears in Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini (1904) of Subbarama Dīkshitar as the writer of a varṇam, ‘Viragamum …’ for which Balaswami Dīkshitar gave ...
Saraswati Manōhari Rāga

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(Kar)Tyāgarāja brought this rāga to light. Sambamoorthy presents the following:According to Sambamoorthy, Subbarama Dīkshitar in his Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini assigns this rāga to the 29th Mela, ...
Muthukkumara Pulavar

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...Pulavar ( b. ?; d. ?) Tamil composer (19th cent.) . His name appears in Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini ( 1904 ) of Subbarama Dīkshitar as the writer of a varṇam, ‘Viragamum …’ for which Balaswami Dīkshitar gave music. It is in Vamśavati rāga, Ādi...

Kaḍigai Mookku Pulavar

Kaḍigai Mookku Pulavar  

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...Composer (19th cent.) and Tamil scholar who served the Ettayapuram ruler of his time . His padams ‘Indapperumai’ (Mālavaśri rāga, Miśra jāti Ekatāla) and ‘Ādiyāramba kalviyé’ (set to music by Baluswami Dikshitar ) have been included in Subbarama Dikshitar 's volume Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini...

Saraswati Manōhari Rāga

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...Manōhari Rāga (Kar) Tyāgarāja brought this rāga to light. Sambamoorthy presents the following: According to Sambamoorthy, Subbarama Dīkshitar in his Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini assigns this rāga to the 29th Mela, (Dheera) Śankarābharaṇam, with the scale given below: Sambamoorthy adds that Muthuswāmi Dīkshitar 's kriti quoted above conforms to Subbarama Dīkshitar 's...

Sangeeta Kalpadrumam

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... Subbarama Dīkshitar 's Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini , Muthaiāh's work proved to be a landmark in the musicology related to south India....

Rājam Iyer, B.

Rājam Iyer, B.  

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...Iyer , T.L. Venkatarama Iyer (in Dīkshitar kritis), and Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar , he was a teacher for over a decade at the Central College of Karnatik Music, Chennai. He was actively involved in promoting the publication of the Telugu version of the work Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini , by Subbarama Dīkshitar...

Girirāja Brahmam

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... ( b. ?; d. ?) Composer of devotional songs . He belonged to the Kakarla vamśa (lineage) and is known as the paternal grandfather of composer Tyāgarāja ( 1767–1847 ). Subbarama Dīkshitar ( 1839–1906 ) has included a keertana of Girirāja Brahmam in his Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini ( 1904 ). His genealogy as given by researcher Seetha is as follows: Panchanada Brahmam had five sons, Sadāśiva , Sadānanda , Sachidānanda , Bālā , and Girirāja Brahmam. Girirāja's son was Rāma Brahmam , father of Tyāgarāja. Girirāja Brahmam, as pointed out...

Prathamābhyāsa Pustakamu

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...Pustakamu An early Telugu work on music, published in 1905 . Its archival importance is enhanced by the fact that it was written by Subbārama Dīkshitar , author of the well-known work, Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini . The work focuses on primary level teaching and gives guidelines on svaras, with basic notes on the playing techniques (meeṭṭu) of the veena, and also on gamaka and tāla. The other topics dealt with include svarāvali, geetam, noṭṭu svaras of Muthuswāmi Dīkshitar , keertanas of Ramadāsa Seṣha Ayyangār , compositions of Subbarāma...

Tanappāchārya

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...An āchārya of this name is mentioned by the 17th-cent. musicologist Venkaṭamakhi as his guru. But there is more than one preceptor by this name in music history. Researcher S. Seetha quotes Subbarama Dīkshitar , author of Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini , as referring to an āchārya, Tanappa, of Mysore. Venkaṭamakhi, of the princely state of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, was a pupil of Telwadi Tanappa. In one of Venkaṭamakhi's compositions, Tanappa is mentioned as the son of Honappa, also called Venkaṭamantri. There is another source which identifies...

Rāmanāthan, S.

Rāmanāthan, S.  

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...USA. Later he was a visiting professor at Wesleyan and some other American universities. He also taught in colleges in Madurai, Chennai, and Thiruvananthapuram. He was associated with B. Rajam Iyer in the Tamil translation of Subbarama Dīkshitar 's work, Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini . He learnt vocal music under Ramudu Bhagavatar , Manalurpettai Subrahmanya Dīkshitar , Tiger Varadachariar (at the Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu), and Valadi Krishna Iyer . He could also play the veena which he learnt from Devakottai Narayana Iyengar . Among...

Ettayapuram

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..., Madurai Ramayya Bhagavatar , and Tevoor Subramania Iyer . Eḍḍappa II was also known for his significant patronage of the Dīkshitar family— Muthuswāmi , Bālāswāmi , and Chinnaswāmi —at different points of time. Subbarama Dīkshitar ( 1839–1906 ), author of Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini ( SSP ), lived in Ettayapuram from his childhood, and was looked after and trained in music and languages by his grandfather Bālaswāmi Dīkshitar ( d. 1858 ). His pioneering SSP was published in 1904 with patronage from the Eḍḍappa palace. The work has an...

Śeṣha Ayyangār

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...called a Mārgadarśi (pathfinder) as his innovations in the keertana sphere led to the framework of kritis—with pallavi, anupallavi, and charaṇam—that emerged during the trinity period (of Tyāgarāja , Muthuswāmi , Śyāmā Śāstri ). Subbarama Dīkshitar in his work, Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini , states that Śeṣha Ayyangār, a Vaiṣhṇava Brahmin, was a scholar in Sanskrit and music and a devotee of Lord Ranganatha on whom he composed several devotional songs. It is believed that he had a long stay in Ayodhya where he came in contact with the music of that...

Dīkshitar Musical Family

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...becoming a pioneer of the violin in Karnatik music with the help of Chinnayya Mudaliar , son of Muthukrishna Mudaliar of Manali. Nothing is known about their sister, Bālamba. Subbarama Dīkshitar ( 1839–1904 ), the last of the five, is well known for his treatise, Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini . He was a talented composer as well. Bālāswāmi trained him in languages, vocal music, and veena. His treatise contains 39 of his Telugu compositions. It was from Subbarama Dīkshitar that V.N. Bhatkhande got a copy of Venkaṭamakhi 's Chaturdanḍi Prakāśikā ....

Navagraha Keertana

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...6. ‘Śri śukra’ (Venus), Pharaz, Ata; and 7. ‘Divākara tanujam’ (Saturn), Yadukula Kāmbhōji, Eka. In some recent references to Dīkshitar, songs on the remaining two shadow planets or nodes, namely Rāhu (dragon's head) and Kētu (dragon's tail) are given. But the work Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini by a descendant of Dīkshitar does not mention the Rāhu-Kētu songs which makes some scholars like Sambamoorthy doubt their authenticity. The Rāhu-Kētu songs are: ‘Smarāmyaham’ on Rāhu in Rāma Manōhari rāga, and ‘Mahāsuram’ on Kētu in Chāmara rāga. The rāgas and...

Rāga Mālikā

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...them is actually a rāga tāla mālikā by Rāmaswāmi Dīkshitar . with 108 rāgas and many tālas. Beginning with the words ‘Nātakādi vidyāla’, the song is in praise of patron Chinnaswāmi Mudaliar of Manali. This piece can be found in Subbarama Dīkshitar 's compilation, Sangeeta Sampradāya Pradarśini . The next in order is a famous rāga mālikā with 72 parent rāgas (Melakarta rāgas) in Ādi tāla by Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer . ( See Bahattar Mela Karta .) There is another similar garland, of 72 rāganga rāgas, in Ādi tāla, by Subbarāma Dīkshitar and Krishna Kavi . ...

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