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This module takes us one step further into the depths of our music through two very grand compositions One , is a ragamalika with nine different ragas by swati tirunal describing the entire story of Ramayana through song. Here we are able to learn the nuances of nine different ragas and also improve our creative abilities by singing raga and swaras in them. Thodi, the emperor of ragas is learnt in depth through this composition of Saint Thyagaraja. This song helps in strengthening our mandhra sthayi singing too. Raga and swara for thodi is also dealt in this module with thanam singing to enable us to go to learning Ragam thanam and Pallavis.


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 2  compositions chosen in this course CV308 are ones in which student learns a kriti in raga Ragamalika and Thodi each each and ragam,niraval, kalpana swara to all the ragas

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the module CV308 the student should be able to

Sing raga alapanas and swaras for all the nine ragas in the ragamalika

Sing the ragam , thanam , niraval and swaram for thodi ragam

Sing the compositions with perfection .

Those who have completed the CV307 from the Academy. Those who have trained in Carnatic music for at least 6.5 years and a strong foundation of Varnams, Kritis and singing kalpana swaras and alapanas.

Raju vedala- Thodi-Shri Thyagaraja
  • Raju vedala- Thodi-Shri Thyagaraja
Kamalamba- Anandabhairavi-Muthuswamy Dixitar
  • Kamalamba- Anandabhairavi-Muthuswamy Dixitar
  • Samsaaravemba
  • Thodi
  • History of Carnatic Music - Part 2