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Introducing compositions that are dense lyrically and rhythmically.Understand how by manipulating the pace and setting the raga appropriately the difficulty is hidden from the listener. The module is rounded off by a smaller composition set in a rakti, or phrase-laden raga.


One of the objectives of the course is to have students get acquainted with compositions of great composers such as Bhadrachala Ramdas,Sadshiva brahmendra, Muthiah Bhagavatar,  Maharaja Sawthi thirunal, Ambuja krishana along with the Trinity composers. The course also aims at introducing and training students to sing proficiently in rare ragams such as Yadukulakambothi, Simhavahini, Vijayashri, Gowlipanthu and many more. The 3 compositions chosen in this course CV304 are ones in which student learns a kriti in raga Lalitha,Abheri and Sriranjani each and ragam,niraval, kalpana swara to these ragas. 


Student should have finished advanced module CV303.Learnt at least 1 Pancharatna composition.

  • Hiranmayim – Lalitha – Rupakam – Dikshithar
  • Nagumomu-Abheri-Adi-Thyagaraja
  • Sogasuga mridanga-Shriranjini-Adi
  • Raagalakshana of Lalitha
  • Raagalakshana of Abheri
  • Geya Natakam - Prahalada Bhakthi Vijayam

Learning Outcomes

After completing CV304 the student will be able to
- render complex compositions with in-built variations in pace and rhythm and moderate lyrical difficulty typical of Muthuswami Dikshitar.

- study a composition’s tonal merit, raga lakshana and simple but profound lyrics, thus cementing a permanent place in the thukkada, or light segment of a Carnatic concert

-Manodharma for raga Abheri.