Sangita Kalanidhi Chitravina N Ravikiran teaches the Navagraha Krithis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar. The Navagraha krithis are a set of 9 compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar, in praise of the nine main planets of Indian astrology.The Navagraha kritis are some of Dikshitar’s finest works and highlight his grasp of Sanskrit and knowledge of Indian astrology apart from his deep insight of raga grammar and rhythmic excellence. Being both a masterful theme-smith and tunesmith, Dikshitar has set the compositions to one of the sapta tala-s.
The Navagraha kritis taught in this course are:
5.Chandram Bhaja-Asaveri-Chaturashra Matya
8.Sri Shukra-Paras-Khanda Ata
Notations are available for all the compositions taught in this course
Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran teaches the composition Mahasuram, addressed to ketu graha. This is a composition of Muttuswamy Dikshitar in the raga Shanmukhapriya, also known as Chamara, set to Rupaka tala.
Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran teaches a composition of Muttuswamy Dikshitar in the raga Ramapriya (or also called Ramamanohari in Dikshitar's school of raga classification,) Smaramyaham, set to rupaka tala.