The life of Swathi Thirunal was an offering in music to God. A rare renaissance personality, Swathi Thirunal was a king among musicians and musician among kings. His musical compositions and his life were a mutual translation of his devotion to LordPadmanabha, the presiding deity of the Travancore Royal House....
Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
was a progressive ruler who lived ahead of his times and was committed to the welfare of the people. Being an able administrator his far sighted reforms were responsible for introducing modern medicine, English education and a humane judicial system in Kerala....


Composers and Musicians


D.K.Jayaraman was born on 22nd July 1928 at Kanchipuram. His parents are Damal Krishnaswamy Dikshitar and Rajamal. D.K.Jayaraman started singing along with his illustrious sister Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt D.K.Pattammal from his 7th year. Thus his first guru is D.K.Pattammal.
Jayaraman learned more about music from several well known masters like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Madurai Mani Iyer, Muthiah Bhagavatar, Rajaratnam Pillai, Papanasam Sivan, Koteeswara Iyer etc.
From his school days to his forties he gave concerts with his sister and guru,D.K. Pattamal. D.K.Jayaraman was able to establish his individuality as a musician when he started giving solo concerts. Sri Jayaraman has a rich repertoire of the songs of the musical trinity, Saint Thyagaraja, Sri Muthuswamy Dikshithar and Sri Shyama Sastri. He was instrumental in popularizing compositions of many modern composers like Papanasam Sivan, Periasami Tooran, Tanjavur Sankara Iyer, Surajananda, Neela Ramamurthy, Srivatsa and others

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