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The objective of our main project is the audio archival of the Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini, a publication on Carnatic music (1904), in conformity with the musical notation provided by its author, Subbarama Dikshitar. We firmly believe that it is important to preserve such very specific and scientific work for the future generation. The best way to preserve the work on music is 'audio archiving' it. In the first phase of this project, Jnanarnava trust intends to archive the 229 compositions of Shri Muttusvami Dikshitar found in the Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini, in the Raganga raga (Mela) order, out of which we have completed 59 compositions so far. Below are the links to listen to them.

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Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini Archival Project


Dr. R.S. Jeyalakshmi - Vina
T.M. Krishna - Voice
K. Arun Prakash - Mrdangam
R.K. Shriramkumar - Violin

Production Support: VGP Studios/Charsur Digital Workstation
Sound Engineer: Biju James/Suresh Gopalan
Copyright Jnanarnava Trust



Note: These specific Kirtanas (kamalAmbike, ehi annapUrNe, candram bhaja mAnasa, shrI nAthAdi, tyAgarAja pAlayashu mAm) have two versions. The first version presents the composition according to the notation and gamaka symbols given in the Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini. The second version of these kirtanas are contemporary interpretations. This gives us insight into the distinct differences between the past and present and highlights how much the music has travelled in the last 150 years.