Composers and Musicians

Sri Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan

Sri Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan,had his initial musical training under his mother and Sri.Ramanathapuram C.S.Sankarasivan, disciple of Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar and elder brother and guru of the mridangist C S Murugaboopathy. Seshagopalan holds a degree in Science from University of Madras and a degree in music from Madurai University. He has also served as professor of music at Madurai University. Seshagopalan is been endowed with an enchanting and deep voice with which he renders the most intricate ragas with absolute ease and marked by unique sangathis and brighas. His manodharma swaras bring out the creative best in him. He also has composed a few Thillanas, Bhajans, Namavalis and Abhangs. He is well versed in playing the veena and harmonium. Since 1980 he has sung at the navarathri Mandapam and sung all the Navarathri krithis of Swathi. He has also performed at Kuthiramalika. Among his favourite Swathi Krithis are Vihara Manasa –Kaapi, Sarasaksha – Pantuvarali, Padmanabha - Hindolam, Saramaina – Behag, Pahijagajjanani – Hamsanandi, Maa mavasada – kanada, Ramachandra Prabhu- Sindhu Bhairavi, Pankaja Lochana – kalyani, Sarasijanabha – Thodi, Palayamam – Nayaki, Sahasika Dhanuja – Sudhasaveri etc.

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