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Naadabrahma Shri Thyagaraja Swamy was a devotee of lord Rama.

His music pieces give a deeper and philosophical meaning of our existence on earth. His life revolved around three aspects - spirituality, music,and godliness, which saw a perfect synchronization of these three characteristics. 

This course consists of three kritis by Saint Thyagaraja. His compositions are unique, filled with devotion. These compositions give us infinite possibilities for imaginative music ( manodharma sangeetham ) because of the raga bhava inherent in his compositions.

Learning these kritis will help students increase their repertoire in raga alapan,kalpana swara and niraval.


The objective of this course is to help the student understand the movement and bhava of three different ragas through three different styles of composition from the same composer.

This helps with the creative patterning of these ragas as well along with the learning of these kritis.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this course every student should be able to

-          Sing the three kritis properly in pitch and thala.

-          Understand the movement of these three ragas and create their own swara patterns in them. 

-          Understand the meaning of the kritis.


The students should know to sing the swara jathis and the lakshana geethams. Students should be able to sing in selected pitch and sing the scales of shankarabaranam, Mayamalavagowla , Kalyani and Kharaharapriya well. Or

Student should have completed upto CV107 at the Academy

Thyagaraja Kritis
  • Gandhamu Puyyaruga-Punnagavarali
  • Napali Sri Rama- Shankarabharana
  • Jo Jo Rama-Reetigowla
Namo namo raghajavaya
  • Namo namo raghajavaya