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  • कला क्या है ? यह इंसान की रचनात्मक आत्मा की यथार्थ के पुकार के प्रति प्रतिक्रिया है. - रबिन्द्रनाथ टैगोर ||
  • आत्मा का संगीत ब्रह्माण्ड द्वारा सुना जा सकता है||संगीत दो आत्माओं के बीच के अनंत को भरता है. – रबिन्द्रनाथ टैगोर ||
  • నాదోపాసన చే శంకర, నారాయణ విదులు వెలసిరి ఓ మనసా - త్యాగరాజస్వామి.
  • ప్రాణా ఆనాలా సమ్యోగము వలన ప్రణవ నాదమే సప్తస్వరములై బరగే - త్యాగరాజస్వామి.
  • “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “We're deaf men working as musicians; we play the music but we can't hear it.” ― Sebastian Faulks, Engleby
  • “Music is my religion.” ― Jimi Hendrix
  • తను మనము లన్నియు నాదము, తనువున నరముల సవ్వడి నాదమయం, ఈ కాయమున ప్రవహించు ప్రతి ద్రవము నాదరసమేకదా.
  • Sa Shadja (षड्ज) six-born peacock mūlādhāra मूलाधार (base of spine) Ganapati
  • Re Rishabha (ऋषभ) bull Bull svādhiṣṭhāna स्वाधिष्ठान (genitals) Agn
  • Ga Gandhara (गान्धार) sky goat maṇipūra मणिपूर (solar plexus and navel) Rudra (Shiva)
  • Ma Madhyama (मध्यम) middle dove/heron anāhata अनाहत (heart) Vishnu
  • Pa Panchama (पञ्चम) fifth cuckoo/nightingale viśuddha विशुद्ध (throat) Naarada
  • Dha Dhaivata (धैवत) earth Horse ājñā आज्ञा (third eye) Sadasiva (Shiva as the unmanifest, precursor to creation)
  • Ni Nishadam (निषाद) hunter elephant sahasrāra सहस्रार (crown of the head) Surya (Sun)
  • vīṇāvādana tattvajñaḥ śrutijātiviśāradaḥ tālajñaścāprayāsena mokṣamārgaṃ niyacchati
  • కర్ణాటక సంగీతమనగా చెవిలోని కర్ణభేరికి వచ్చిచేరే ఇంపైన శబ్దముల సముదాయము.
  • All one's life is music, if one touches the notes right and in time. -John Ruskin.
  • किसी बच्चे की शिक्षा अपने ज्ञान तक सीमित मत रखिये, क्योंकि वह किसी और समय में पैदा हुआ है.
  • సమాచారం జ్ఞానం కాదు, జ్ఞానం వివేకం కాదు, వివేకం నిజం కాదు, నిజం సౌందర్యం కాదు, సంగీతం మాత్రమే నిజం.
  • Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.
  • ఎక్కడైతే మాటల్లో పదాలు మూగబోతాయో అక్కడే సంగీతం ప్రారంభమవుతుంది.
  • “ Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy ”- Ludwig van Beethoven
  • कला में व्यक्ति खुद को उजागर करता है कलाकृति को नहीं.
  • "నిశ్శబ్దం తరువాత, మాటల్లో చెప్పడానికి వీలుకాని వ్యక్తీకరణకు సమీపంలో సంగీతం ఉంది."
  • “The only escape from the miseries of life are music. and Music is the universal language of mankind.”
  • సంగీతం ఆత్మ యొక్క వెల్లడిలో ఉంది, సంగీతం మానవజాతి సార్వత్రిక భాష.
  • भरोसा करना सीखना जीवन के सबसे कठिन कार्यों में से एक है।
  • Love music, drink music, eat music think in music enjoy the music it is a grate magic- Parthasarathy
  • సంగీతం ఆత్మయొక్క భాష, రహస్యమైన బాధల్ని బహిర్గతంచేసి, జీవితంలో శాంతిని నింపుతుంది, కలహాల్నిరద్దుచేస్తుంది.
  • Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
  • నా అన్న మనుషులు ఎవరూ నాతో లేక పోయినా సంగీతం నా అంతరాత్మ గా నిలిచింది.
  • उच्चतम शिक्षा वो है जो हमें सिर्फ जानकारी ही नहीं देती बल्कि हमारे जीवन को समस्त अस्तित्व के साथ सद्भाव में लाती है.
  • “ The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • "क्योंकि यह लोगों को बदल सकते हैं संगीत दुनिया को बदल सकते हैं."
  • “Music can change the world because it can change people.”
  • Sound of music is physics, feel or expressive way is called chemistry,
  • laya or tala is maths, Breadth control, posture is meditation, singing lyric is literature.
MUSICAL EVENTS
  • N.Ch Pardhasaradhi singing Ganapti Navaratri festival concert on August 31st 2017eve 6.30pm @ Shankharmutt,Nallakunta.
  • Bhadrachala Ramadasa keertanam Brinda ganam on19th August 2017 Saturday eve 6pm @ Kalasagaram
  • organising by Disciples of Hyderabad-Brothers N .C.Pardhsaradhi and others @ Keys High School,Sec-bad
  • Music creates, improves and visualize your mind. We request all are welcome to join and learn music.
  • Intensive special music training classes for the age group between 10 to 25 years.
  • Online music and personal music classes for all age groups.
  • Send or mail us your musical events information to 7893312926 / smetmusic@gmail.com
Up Coming Events

Fulltime personal, online music classes offering. Govt.Certificate and Diploma in music and also relevant music courses in other Universities music candidates are welcome to join if you are interested.

Vageeyakarulu
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Testimonial

<p>One of the best Carnatic music voal Guru and concert artist in our Twin Cities&nbsp;is Mr N Ch Pardhasaradhi it is aplesure to join their daughters Chi Saarani and Amrutavarshini. I wish them all the succes in their future.&nbsp;</p>

K. Ramachry

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haritha

BA music. sir enni samvastarala nundi music Guru kosam vetukutunnam. pls contact me

k.v.Haritha

Music Lerner

Madhuleti

Dear Sir Pardhasaradhi garu We are proud to associate with Sarani Music trust. We are very enjoiying your class the way you teaching. We will be with you always to promote the activities of the trust. Thanking you

Madhavi & Bhat

Sir, pardasaradigaru, this is d.s.k.sarma from vsp sir how will meet you this is is phone no.

dsanthoshkumarsarma

I am very proud to be associate with www.saaranimusic.org its a grate service to the world or music. I personally thanking Sri Pardhasaradhi about his dedication towards his contribution.

Sujatha - Infosis

Namaskaram Sri Kolanka Venkataraju garu is known as great mridangist Bust he is good sculpture. In chikkadapally, Hyderbad sri tyagaraja swamy statue made by sri venkata raju garu.

srinivasa rao

Hello Guruji Namaskaaram, I am very happy to see the website and it is a grate job and educating in music. Like this nobody not doing any thing. As a member my daughter has become a student and associate with Saarani Muaic Educational Trust happy and proud to inform to my near and dear. I am also going to become a big donor for the cause of music to our Trust

PV Varadarajan IPS-Chennai

I was lucky to have Guru as wonderful as you are. Wishing you a Teachers Day that's full of joyous moments!

Yasaswi Nandavareek

The way you teach..The knowledge you share.. The care you take..The love you shower.. Makes you..The world's best teacher.. Happy Teacher's Day

Satya Yamini, Bhuvan Kruti

Dear Teacher, Thank You For Continually Inspires me to do my best You help me strive for goals, I found guidance, friendship, discipline and love, everything, in one person. And that person is you Happy Teacher's Day

Sathish,Ravi,Sai,Charan

Dear teacher, Thanks for supporting and enlightening all my way.If only I could have your blessing for a lifetime, I would succeed the way I have done always. Have a wonderful Teachers Day.

Damini & Mounima

Mr. Parthasarathy worked as a producer in our team i know him personally. I proud to say it is a grate honer to our organisation to have such a grate person in our team.

Associated Media Company.

Online tuition through live video chat devices is becoming a popular medium of learning Indian classical music and instruments in the Western world and beyond Many foreign students are either professional musicians in their own countries, or trying to establish themselves in the world of music and dance. An American says he is learning ragas "from Parthasarathy with a view to improvising and using it whenever I can in jazz. It'll give me an edge". Youthful Parthasarathy at his home town Hyderabad quickly established himself in classical singing. Today he is a leading online teacher of classical singing. He works alongside a group of teachers to impart training to eager students overseas. India once had a great tradition of disciples learning at the feet of their gurus. That tradition seems to have been revived - in virtual world - thanks to technology.

International Channel news

Dear Guruvugaaru Parthasarathi garu Namaskaram. Sir you are really grate sir. Your website is very informative and excellent. As a music director i proudly announce you are my one of guru. I wish you all the best and hope you will bring many students like me.

Gantadi Krishna- Music Director

Dear Parthasarathy You are doing a grate job. As a colleague in music teacher training course i learn so many raga's and many things about music. I support you and i wish you all the best to your trust worthy job. As a music director i am proud to announce that you are one of my best friend.

KM Radhakrishnan-Music Director

ఈ గురు పౌర్ణమి మీవంటి గురువులకి సుభాన్ని చేకూర్చి ఆనందాన్ని ఐశ్వర్యాన్ని ఇచ్చి మరింత మంది శిష్యులను తయారు చెయతానికి శక్తిని కలిగించాలని, ఎంతోమంది మీ ఆశీర్వాదాన్ని పొందాలని కోరుతూ మీ

Sahiti, Yasaswi, Ganesh etc.

This is a very good Website that all kinds music related people information is available hear. I appreciate Mr.Partha sarathy is doing a grate service to the world of Telugu music people. I wish you all the best to the team and i am proud to announce Mr.Partha Sarathy will be honored greatly.

Sasipreetam-Musicdirector

మీరు సంగీత లోకానికి గర్వకారణం. కళారంగం లోనివారందరికీ ఆదర్శం, నిజమైన గురువు ఏమి ఆశించడని, అది మీరూపంగా తలుస్తూ మీ ఈ సేవ ప్రపంచ వ్యాప్తి కావలని కొరుతూ...........

Siva Prasad - Chirala

Dear friends, Mr.Parthasarathy N Ch famous guru. He is a grate performer and scholarly musician. His style of training is extraordinary in each and every aspect. He is providing free music training classes through Saarani Music Educational Trust. The classes are conducting at Vijaypuri Bhavan, Behind Reliance Petrol Bunk, Vijaypuri Colony, Kothapet, Hyderabad. Please send your children they will improve singing as well as many other useful aspects.

Sri K. Ramachary (LMA)

This Site is very informative and good for music students. People can add your testimonials and give kind suggestions to us.

Paramita - Student

అనేకమంది విద్యార్థులకు సంగీతాన్ని ఇలా చేరువ చేయడం మీవంటి వారికే సాధ్యం ఎందుకంటే భగవంతుడు ఆసించకుండా సేవచెసే మనసు ఇచ్చాడు. మీ సారణి సంగీతవిద్యా మరియు సేవాసంస్థ మరింత అభివృద్ధిచెంది అనేకమంది విద్యార్థులకు సంగీత అక్షయపాత్రకావాలని ఆశిస్థూ మీ కార్యక్రామాలకి నావంతు సహకారం ఎప్పుడూ వుంటుందని తెలుపుతూ.

రామక్రిష్ణ దేవరకొ

Guru Vakyam Mantra moolam guru vakyam it is said. This means the words of the Guru are to be taken as sacred mantra. Partha Sarathy was one of the most progressive and liberal minded Gurus that one could have the good fortune to meet. He had the unique ability of being able to convey the most profound philosophical concepts thru simple and everyday parables and examples. This series will attempt to reproduce some of Partha sarathy's own words and sayings on various matters regarding Music with meditation, spirituality, bhakti and sadhna, etc..

Akkiraju Vijayalakshmi

सरीमाना पार्था सारथ्य जी आप सारानी म्युज़िक ट्रस्ट से बहुथ अच्चा काम करराहा है | उचिता संगीत सिक्षना करना आज कल बहुथ मुश्कील है | मै तो आप का वेबसैट देखी ती | मै आपका ट्रस्ट को नाम पे चेक भेजा | भविस्यमे हमारा संपूर्ण सहकार ,सहायता आपके साथ है ||

सुनन्दा सेखर - न्यू

I appreciate your non-profit music education trust. encourage them and expose them to more music and greatly admire your efforts to provide music programs to children at your trust.

Sandeep Narayan

Dear Sri Parthasarathy guruji We are aware of doing the service of the SAARANI music trust. We are there with you and happy to give our full support to the activities of the trust. Not only an artist you have proved yourself as grate teacher, guru, performer, orator in music.

Madhav

అద్భుతంగా కచేరీ చేయటంతో పాటు, సంగీతాన్ని ఉచితంగా నేర్పించి శిష్యులను తయారు చేయటం లో N.C.పార్థసారథి వారధి లాగా పనిచేస్తున్న అతనికి మంచి భవిష్యత్తు కలిగి ఈ సేవ ద్వార మరింత మంచి పేరురావాలని ఆకాంక్షిస్తూ....

Sugnan - Vignanasamiti

గురువుగారు నమస్కారం మీ దయవల్ల నేను సర్టిఫికెట్ పరీక్షలో ప్రధమశ్రేణి లో పాస్అయ్యాను. ఇప్పుదు నేను US Pittsburgh లొ వుంటున్నా మీ వెబ్సైట్ చూసాను.'సారణీ' నాలాంటి సంగీత విద్యార్ధులైన మరింతమందికి నిలయమవ్వాలని కోరుతూ....

దీప్తి బోయిన

నమస్కారం పార్థసారథి గారు ఎంతోమంది ఎక్కువగా ఫీజు తీసుకుంటున్న ఈ రోజుల్లో మీరు చేస్తున్న ఈ సంగీత సేవ ముఖ్యంగా శాస్త్రీయ సంగీతానికి అద్వితీయమై అనిర్వచనీయమై అందరికీ మార్గదర్సకమవాలని అభిలాషిస్తూ మీ వెన్నంటి వుంటామని ప్రొత్సహిస్తూ....

జి.రాఘవేంద్రరావ్ -

"SAARANI"cultural trust has been formed with an aim to promote Indian classical music and dance amongst youth. The organization has been started in 2010 and has since then teaching free music training and conducting several programs including music competitions, Thyagaraja aradhana festival and so on. We welcome your contribution for the cause. The profound objectives of “SAARANI” can be transformed into a beautiful reality only with your whole heated participation co-operation and support. Kindly strengthen our hands by contributing towards the corpus.

Member of the Trust.

దైవమైన చూపలేడు మంచి గురువుని - మంచి గురువైతే చూపగలడు దేవదేవుని - గురుబ్రహ్మః గురువిష్ణుః గురుదేవో మహేశ్వరః అన్నట్లు మీ ఈ సేవ ప్రపంచ వ్యాప్తము కావాలని ఆశిస్తూ,ఆశీర్వదిస్తూ....

సూరిబాబు, విజయవాడ

మా గురువుగారి తమ్ముడి కుమారుడు, నా బంధువైన నల్లాన్ చక్రవర్తుల పార్థసారథి చేస్తున్న ఈ సేవ తెలుగు సంగీతలోకానికే మైలురాయికావాలని ఆశిస్తూ, ఆశిర్వదిస్తూ... మరింతమంది తెలుగువారు అతనికి హార్థికంగా, ఆర్థికంగా ప్రొత్సాహాన్ని ఇవ్వగలరని కోరుతూ......

Ramanujam-Srirangam

Dear Parthasarathy, This is a very good site. Somebody referred this to me and to my astonishment, this is designed with the aim of upholding the dignity of music. Long live this site and your service.

Modudi Sudhaker

This class is very interesting and me as a daughter of Parthasarathi, sir i am feeling very happy I am not feeling like a daughter but as a student I am learning so-many useful things for my singing and SMET is my favorite place ever i visited so I as a student i am very fortunate SWARA... SAARANI..

Saarani N.C

Respected Parthasarathy sir, We, as parents of Bhavana feel that it is our lucky to step into SMET. We thank u for giving an opportunity to Bhavana to be a part of this prestigious academy.

Srinivas

Dear Parthasarathy garu, It is indeed a great achievement for us released an Audio C.D. "Bhagavata Geyamaalika" with your melodious voice and all your support and guidance. It is all happened because of your blessings, hope you would extend the same co-operation in future also. We wish you all success for a grate service to world of music. Thanks once again

JBT Sundari-Vijag

Respected Parthasarathy sir, We, as parents of Sreeja feel that it is our poorva janma sukrutham to step into SMET.We thank u for giving an opportunity to Sreeja to be a part of this prestigious academy.

Madhavi

Dear Parthasarathy Sir, The INSPIRATION program was really a good delight to eyes and ears. Children got motivated as well as parents. We all were overwhelmed with joy to be a part of it as SMET members. Parents are lucky to be blessed with a marvellous & wonderful kids. We thank u very much sir for giving us such kind of opportunities.

Harini Paidipalli

Dear Parthasarathy garu, The INSPIRATION programme was really a good delight to eyes and ears. Children got motivated as well as parents. We all were overwhelmed with joy to be a part of it as SAARANI members. ADITYA's parents are lucky to be blessed with a marvelous & wonderful kid. we thank u very much sir for giving us opportunity to have a glimpse of good & well brought up child who inspired lots and lots of people. MAY GOD BLESS him in his future endeavors

- Jaya Ramanath

My beloved Student Chi Parthasarathy is doing a grate service to the world of Music. I wish him all the best and success. Kindly come and support all musicians and music lovers.

Sri D.Sehachary - Hyd-Bros.

డియర్ ఫార్థసారథి గారు మీరు చేస్తున్న ఈ కళాసేవ అద్భుతం అనిర్వచనీయం, నాకు సంగీతం అంటే ప్రాణం, ఇంకా మరెందరో గాయనీ గాయకులను తీర్చిదిద్దాలని అశిస్తూ.....

Ravi Pendekanti

Hi everybody, I would like to share my feelings with all of you. Recently we attended my nephew's marriage. In that function," when the bride's parents are sending their daughter to bridegroom's house", Chy.Manaswini sang "AMMA DONGA NINNU CHOODAKUNTE....." song. She sang very nicely and we are very happy that u are doing a grate service to the world of music

Prabhaker - USA

A Brief History Of Carnatic Music - Part -|||Back

Percussion has always been an integral part of Carnatic music. Its importance was further enhanced by the bhajana and the Harikatha traditions that depended on rhythm to create an atmosphere. There have been two principal schools in percussion. The first is the Tanjore school which was founded by Naraynaswami Appa (19th Century), an aristocrat of Maratha origin. He used the mridangam for accompanying himself as he sang bhajans. He was followed in time by Tanjore Vaidyanatha Iyer (1894-1947) and others. The other school is the Pudukkottai school founded by Manpoondia Pillai (19th Century). His stellar disciples were Pudukkottai Dakshinamurthy Pillai (1875-1937) and Palani Muthiah Pillai (d 1946). He is also credited with introducing the kanjira to the concert platform.

Carnatic music also owes a lot to the temple traditions that demanded nagaswaram performances during processions. The nagaswaram aritists were well known for their extensive raga alapanas, their scintillating pallavis and their rapid swaras. Keeping pace with them were the tavil vidwans who maintained a high standard of mathematics when it came to percussion. In the era preceding the advent of the electric light, all night processions of temple deities accompanied by gas lights and sonorous nagaswaram performances were an integral part of village culture. Several villages of Tanjore district such as Tirumarugal, Semponnarkoil, Tiruvizhimizhalai, Ammachatram and Tiruvidaimarudur were made famous by their nagaswaram artistes. The trend of migration to the city brought to an end the mass participation in temple festivals, which in turn brought about the decline of the nagaswaram tradition.

Madras began its rise as a musical hub in the late 18th Century when the rich dubashes and businessmen of the city began patronizing artistes. With the setting up of the High Court, law became a favoured profession among the Brahmins of the music loving Tanjore Kumbhakonam belt. With their move to Madras, several musicians followed suit. The earliest sabhas came up in the 1880s with the Tondaimandalam Sabha being the pioneer.

With the proliferation of the sabha culture, the boom in recording and broadcasting and the avenue of films slowly opening up, it more or less became necessary for musicians to move to Madras and pitch their tent among fans and patrons. Moving first to George Town, they slowly spread to the southern districts of the city with Mylapore becoming the area of choice by the 1930s.

Carnatic music also ceased being an entirely oral tradition around this time, with the print medium gaining ground. The early works in print began coming out by the 1870s and with the efforts of A.M. Chinnaswamy Mudaliar, a Christian who lived at the turn of the 20th Century, songs began coming out with notation. His publication, Oriental Music in Staff Notation (1893) was a landmark in Carnatic music history. It was entirely owing to his efforts that the Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini of Subburama Dikshitar (1839-1906) was published in 1904. Hailed as the last magnum opus in Carnatic music, it brought to light several songs of Muttuswamy Dikshitar.

Music in that era was a healthy amalgam with various castes and communities contributing to its well being. The artistes themselves came from several backgrounds. Brahmins dominated among the vocalists and the Isai Vellalars constituted the bulk of the instrumentalists, especially in percussion. Women singers came predominantly from the Devadasi community, which was synonymous with the Isai Vellalars.

In 1927, Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy, a member of the Madras Legislature, began an attack on the Devadasi system equating it with prostitution and demanding that it be abolished. Her campaign was strong and forceful and despite several attempts by leaders of the Devadasi community such as Bangalore Nagarathnammal (1878-1952) and Veena Dhanammal (1868-1938) to get the public to see their point of view, a bill banning the Devadasis was passed. The Anti Nautch Bill, as it was called, was the first step in alienating communities other than the upper castes from the performing arts. The Isai Vellalars felt overwhelmed by the stigma of being part of the Devadasi community. Most of them gave up their hereditary profession. The loss to Carnatic music was immense. This being primarily an oral tradition, several songs were lost in the process.

The Music Academy of Madras was set up in 1927 when the All India Congress Session was held in the city. The Academy soon emerged as the pivot of Carnatic music with serious attempts in its early days to codify and standardize several aspects of the art form. It brought to the forefront several performing greats such as ‘Tiger’ Varadachariar (1876-1951). It also played a key role during the anti nautch crisis and the Tamizh Isai crisis. Led by its able secretary, E. Krishna Iyer, the Academy fought for the Devadasis but in vain. They however did yeoman service in ensuring that girls from upper castes learnt the dance form of Sadir (later renamed as Bharata Natyam) that the Devadasis were abandoning in haste.

In 1941, came the Tamizh Isai crisis. As recorded earlier, Carnatic music concerts were dominated by songs in Telugu and Sanskrit. This irked many lovers of Tamizh, which could boast of a long and hoary tradition in music with the earliest records of a codified system being mentioned in the Silapadikkaram (2nd Century BC). Unfortunately most of this was lost over time. Banding together under the leadership of Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar, the Tamizh Isai lobbyists passed a resolution at Chidambaram in 1941 demanding that concerts in Madras Presidency ought to comprise Tamizh songs only. The Music Academy opposed this, its members led by T.T. Krishnamachari being of the view that Tamizh was not a musical language.

The Tamizh Isai Sangam was created as a counter to the Brahmin dominated Music Academy. Among the positive outcomes of the crisis was the  resurrection of several Tamizh works such as the Tevaram, the Tiruvachakam, the Tiruppugazh, and the Divya Prabhandhams.The songs of composers such as Arunachala Kavi (1711-1778), Marimutta Pillai (18th Century), Muttutandavar (16th Century) and Gopalakrishna Bharati (1811-81) came to light. The works of contemporary composers such as Papanasam Sivan (1890-1973) and Koteeswara Iyer (1870-1936) also began to be sung.

With the coming of mass entertainment and the electronic media, Carnatic music lost its base. From an art for the masses less than a hundred years ago, it has become an art sustained by a miniscule population. If at all Carnatic music has continued to survive it has been due to the charisma and the crowd pulling capability of its top ranking performers who held sway during the period 1920 to 1960. Many of them worked in various capacities in the cinematic medium, but their hearts were in Carnatic music and they dedicated their lives to it. The demand for the recordings of these old masters continues unabated, with a flourishing parallel industry in their concert recordings that are traded all the time, across the world.

Today, Carnatic music has survived contrary to all the gloom and doom that was predicted. New artists are added, new labels released and new sabhas are born every year. If Carnatic music is still heard all over the world and makes an emphatic and grand statement of survival each year during the annual December season in Chennai, it is because of these great men and women, powerful personalities who bore the art form aloft amidst crisis and threats.

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