Chitravina N Ravikiran (born 1967) is a prodigious musician and prolific composer. Ravikiran has handled various traditional Carnatic forms like kriti, varnam, tillana, javali and padam as well as North Indian forms like bhajans and folk forms like chindu. He has also innovated a form called swarakrti. He is also a rare example of a composer to have used five languages – Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi. Most of his compositions include the signature phrase (mudra), Ravi-Shashi and a few rare ones sport the word, Ravikiran. He has also composed practice forms for students such as geetams. Some of his popular compositions are included here.
Learn the beautiful Hindolam geetham, Kalaimahale, a composition of Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran taught by the composer himself. The notation is provided in the Perfecting Carnatic Music Level 1 e-book.
Learn the rare Devamanohari varnam, Manchi samayamaide, a composition of Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran, set to Adi talam, taught by the guru himself. The notation is provided in the Perfecting Carnatic Music 2 ebook.
Sangeet Samrat Chitravina Ravikiran teaches a bhajana marga kriti, Prem Karo, in the rare raga Rasali. This is a zoom session conducted for the benefit of students worldover.
The lyrics can be found here