The Saptaratnas are a collection of 7 masterpieces composed by Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi, known for their brilliant melodic and composition styles. Learn these beautiful masterpieces and elevate your musical level.
Learn the Kamakshi Navaranams of Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi which include the 12 monumental creations dedicated to the goddess Kamakshi of Kanchipuram. These krithis are brilliant masterpiece, the dedicated learning of which help a student improve their knowledge tremendously.
Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi was a brilliant composer of the 18th century who composed in many languages like Sanskrit, Tamil, and Marathi and his compositions are known for their scholarly and sublime appeal. Learning these masterpieces can enhance the scholarship of any aspiring student as well and Acharyanet has included a wide range of compositions in this segment.
The Vara krithis are a set of 7 compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar, in praise of the seven main planets of Indian astrology. They are rich in raga bhava and challenging to learn as they have been composed in each of the Sapta Talas. These compositions are inspiring and weightly to master and will surely enhance the knowledge of any aspiring student.
Thyagaraja was one of most brilliant and influential composers of the 18th century whose compositions are still popularly presented today.This segment includes many popular krithis and masterpieces of this great composer.
Thyagaraja’s Pancharatnams are set of 5 brilliant compositions in Sanskrit extolling the virtues of Lord Rama and set to the 5 Ghana ragas. The masterpieces are brilliant musical and rhythmic pieces that often require added sensitivity to render correctly especially in the correct splits of flowing lyrics. These are a must learn for every advanced level student.
The Bhajana Marga Krithis are a set of simple compositions that are suitable for group rendering. Some of the lesser known krithis in this category are included in this segment and are a delight to learn for students of all levels of learning.
Thyagaraja composed on various deities during the course of his pilgrimage to various sacred places and the Kshetra Krithis segment include the tributes of this prolific composer to various gods and goddesses.
Thankavur Shankara Iyer is a well known composer of the modern times and his compositions are presented in many concerts, appreciated for their simple melodic beauty. Learn some beautiful compositions of this great composer taught by the composer himself.
Thillanas are colorful rhythmic compositions rendered at the end of a concert. This segment includes many thillanas from the older time period which had a slightly different musical flavor compared to the modern thillana compositions, and are a treat to learn for any aspiring student.