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

Lalgudi Jayaraman

Lalgudi List

Lalgudi Jayaraman is perhaps the greatest violist in carnatic music world today. He is born in a family of musicians who are the direct disciples of Thygaraja. His father V R Gopala Iyer gave him the first lessons of music.. He inherited the essence of Carnatic music from the atmosphere of his home.. At the early age of 12 he started his musical career as an accompanying violinist in various musical concerts. He has accompanied such great vocal virtuosos as Ariyakkudi Sri Ramanuja Iyengar, Semmangudi Sri Srinivasa Iyer, Sri G. N. Balasubramaniam, Alathur Brothers, Karaikkudi Sambasiva Iyer. The rich concert experience he thus gained, coupled with the innate talent culminated in his emergence as a solo violinist of great repute. He has made his mark also as an unique and extraordinary composer having to his credit several thillanas and varnams which are a scintillating blend of raga, bhava, rhythm and lyrical beauty. Lalgudi is also a good vocalist.The most significant contribution of Lalgudi to Carnatic Music is his Tillanas and Varnams.

Padmashri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman has composed many tana and pada varnams, tillanas as well as krithis in the Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit languages. He is also credited with tuning the famous Swathi Thirunal Thillana: Geethu Dhunikku Thaka Dheem, in Dhanasri.

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