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Half way through the advanced training of 300 series. The student is now ready to give short concert performances. With this module, the insight into different ragas are further honed through grand composition in varied thalas. Here Devagandhari, is understood better through thyagaraja’s composition. Varali, a rakti raga born out of our folk tunes, is dealt with in detail with Dikshitar’s grand composition set in Mishrachapu talam. Karnaranjani , a raga which is a combination of two other ragas but with a distinct characteristic of its own. This is learnt through a composition in Adi (thisra gathi )


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 CV305 are ones in which student learns a kriti in raga Devagandhari,Varali and Karnaranjani each and ragam,niraval, kalpana swara to both the ragas. 

Learning Objective

After the completion of CV305, the student should be able to

Sing the raga and kalpana swaras in ragas Varali  in slow tempo as well as fast tempo with ease

Sing a tricky raga like Karnaranjini with the kriti

Learn how to understand the distinct characteristic of a raga through its complete swaroopa even if it is made by combining the notes of two ragas. 

Those who have completed the CV304 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 6 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

  • Koluvai-Devagandhari-Adi
  • Varali-Mamavameenakshi
  • Vanchathonu – Karnaranjani – Adi (Thisra) – Muthiah Bhagavathar
  • Ragalakshana of Varali
  • Ragalakshana of Devagandhari