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Today is the birthday of great Carnatic Musician Muthuswami Dikshitar

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 24, Mar 2021
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Today is the birthday of the great Carnatic Musician Muthuswami Dikshitar. Dikshitar was a poet, singer, veena player, and a legendary composer of Indian classical Carnatic music. Dikshitar, Shyama Sastri and Tyāgayya formed the musical trinity of Carnatic music.
The compositions of Dikshitar, of which around 500 are commonly known, are noted for their elaborate and poetic descriptions of Hindu gods and temples.His compositions are widely sung and played even today in classical concerts of Carnatic music.
However, unlike the other Carnatic compositions, which are predominantly in Telugu, Dikshitar's compositions are mostly in Sanskrit. He also composed some of his Kritis in Manipravalam, a combination of the Sanskrit and Tamil languages.

Sources : News on AIR