The music of the Tamils from the ancient period to the period of the Tamil trinity can be divided into four epochs-
The Sangam - 3rd to 6th century AD
Thehymnal epoch -6th to 12th century AD, comprising of Tevaram, Divya Prabandham etc
The Medieval period -12th to 16th century AD comprising of Arunagirinathar’s Tirupugazh and so on
The Kirtana period-16th to 18th century AD saw a host of composers followed by some very prominent ones in the coming years.
In this module we have chosen different Kirtanas composed by various composers in various ragas.
Prerequisite: Should have strong hold in the basics and know tamil language. Should have learnt at least 5 varnams and 15 kritis.
No. of Sessions : 10 (1hr)
Class size : Individual
Maha Ganapati- Kannada-Kotiswara Iyer
Kanavilum ninaivilum-Bilahari-Kavikunjara Bharati
Yenge Thedi-Saurashtram-Gopalakrishna Bharati
Sri Kamakshi-Vasanta-Tiruvarur Ramaswamy Pillai
Varmamaa enmeedhil -Saveri-Annai Ayya
Sivakamasundari-Mukhari- Paapanaasam Shivan
Veru Thunai-Vachaspati-Ramaswamy Sivan
Note: The above list of kritis is subject to modifications depending on the student’s abilities and preferences.