Tyagaraja was a prolific carnatic composer. As he travelled to different places around Thanjavur he composed songs praising the deities of the local temples. When he visited Lalgudi, he composed five songs collectively known as the Lalgudi Pancharatna Krithis. These five songs are Isa Pahimam in raga Kalyani, Deva Sthree Tapa Thirtha in raga Madhyamavathi, LalitheShri in raga Bhairavi, Mahitha Pravriddha in raga Kambodhi and Gati Nee Vani in raga Thodi.
Here is a video of Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman singing Gati Nee Vani in raga Thodi along with his daughter and disciple Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi.
In a collaboration with Ananya based in Malleswaram, Lalgudi Vijalayakshmi will be conducting a workshop for people who wish to learn the Lalgudi Pancharatna Krithis.
Details of the workshop are given below.
Workshop on Lalgudi Pancharatnam (five Kritis) and a Thillana on 11th between 5.00pm to 8.00 pm and 12th& 13th between 10.00am to 1.00 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, Between 11th and 13th Cross, 4th Main, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru – 560003
Lalgudi J.Vijayalakshmi will be teaching Lalgudi Pancharatnam (five Kritis) and a thillana along with notations. Interested music students are requested to contact Vid. J.Vijayalakshmi e mail: lalgudiviji[at]icloud[dot]com
Chitra Srikrishna is a Carnatic vocalist and writer living in Bengaluru. She's the musical half of a multimedia performance duo HumRaag. She also produces and hosts RaagTime, a radio show on Indian music. She blogs at chitrasrikrishna.com.
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