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Dikshitar Krithis

DK. Pattammal

About this album

Commencing her illustrious career from the age of ten in AIR, she still reigns supreme in the field of Carnatic Music. Deep vidwat and dedicated practice were the prime factors of her success.

Her Guru was her own father Daamal Krishnaswamy Dikshitar. Later on from Papanasam Sivan. She was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1970. Another feather in her cap was Palghat Mani Iyer's acceptance to accompany her for he 'Laya Shudam'.

1. This side commences with 'Sree Nathadi Guruguho Jayati' (Mayamalava Gowla), composed on the Deity abode Thiruthani Lord Muruga. This was also the first song that was sung by the composer himself. The composer's fluency of Language and his Bhakthi for the Lord is in full flow as he praises Lord Muruga as the Guru for the celestial beings including Shiva Vishnu.

2. The next piece 'Kamakshi' (Bilahari) was composed on Kanchi Lakshmi, the Lotus eyed Goddess, consort of Vishnu, possessing a vision that equals a hundred thousand suns, shining with a divine light, who stands by 'Guru Guha' the composer's signature.

3. The last piece on this side 'Sree Guruguha' (Devakkriya - Rupakam), is again composed on the Thiruthani Deity Lord Muruga. Here he beseeches the Lord to protect him as He is the all powerful whom even Devendran, Mahalakshmi, Paramasivan and others serve.

4. 'Ranganayakam' (Nayaki) was composed in praise of the Deity at Sri Rangam - Ranganatha who has given the place his name is with his consort Ranganayaki. Patronized by all Divine beings including Rama, Vibheeshana, the lotus-eyed Lord possesses the 'Kaustubha' gem as an ornament and He alone can give happiness to Guruguha.

5. The song 'Meenakshi' (Gamakakriya) is on Madurai Meenakshi whom he addresses as 'Raja Mathangi'. Using descriptions that praise the Goddess exquisite beauty. He begs her to give him the happiness of just being able to sing her glory.

6. 'Gajamba Nayakaha' (Jenjooti) is on Lord Subrahmania of Thiruparangundram. With the raga mudra, Jenjooti is assumed to be a favorite of the Lord and the composer signs for the Lord seeking his protection.

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