In India, there is a vast profusion of
folk music which varies according to locality.
Though folk songs also follow the same base,
classical music requires immense training and
practice. In Indian music, musical sound is called
nada and nada is considered as Brahman or Divine
music can be classified into two distinct
categories, the North Indian or Hindustani and the
South Indian or Carnatic music. The essential
features and basis of both the styles are the
same, in the sense that both are spiritualistic in
nature. Foreign influences due to invasions by
Persians, Arabs,.. are more evident in the
Hindustani form. There has been a constant
intermingling and the styles that have evolved are
the products of these various currents.
The post Thyagaraja period
saw the blooming of many eminent composers
who have enriched Carnatic music.
Among them Harikesanallur Muthiah
Bhagavathar is one of the most
distinguished, his contribution being
unique. To create an awareness, to
perpetuate his memory and to propagate his
music among music lovers, his descendants
have created this trust.
|Article from Shri Karaikudi
Mani's Layamani Layam