Sri Papanasam Sivan Krithis

Guru  Smt. Radha Parthasarthy


Sri Papanasam Raamayya Sivan  (26 September 1890 – 1 October 1973),  also known as Tamil Thyaagaraja was an Indian composer of Carnatic music and a singer. Being a multilingual personality, he has composed  krithis both in Tamil and Sanskrit language. He was well versed in Malayalam too.  He was a film score composer in Kannada and Tamil cinema in the 1930s and 1940s. He has composed more than 2000 songs, both carnatic and film. 

He composed songs for movies based on Carnatic ragas, which were popularized by M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, D. K. Pattammal, and M. S. Subbulakshmi. He also acted in a few movies for a brief period of time.

He was associated with Kalakshetra, Madras for a few years and has composed many varnams, krithis, operas, thillanas and more.

In 1962, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.

He was awarded the Madras Music Academy's ‘Sangeetha Kalanidhi’ in 1971. 


It is designed for intermediate to advanced level students who have fair knowledge in singing  kritis, varnams  and can handle tamil language.

No of Sessions: 10 Sessions (1 hr each)

Class type: Individual/ Group (of min of 5 students to max 15)


This module comprises a few kritis and a varnam composed by  Sri Papanasam Sivan.

  • Arulpuri Ainkarane - Saraswathi - Adhi
  • Dasharathathmajam - Purvikalyani - Rupakam
  • Gomathi Taaye - Yadukula Kamboji - Adhi
  • Kannanai Pani Maname - Shanmukhapriya - Adhi
  • Kanindharul Purindhal - Kalyani - Adhi  (Thisra nadai)
  • Swami Undan Charanam  (Varnam) - Bilahari - Adhi



The above broad list of krithis are subject to modifications or changes depending on the learning capacity of the students