References

Tyagaraja, the deity

..name given to Somaskanda, a form of Siva. …The Tyagaraja shrine assumes a special place in each of the above temples… The Mucukunda Sahasranamam which..
[Read more in Templenet]

…of the ancient heritage sites of India and is a representation of the religio-socio-cultural history of the Tamil region for a period spanning over a millennium and a half
[Read more in Sri Thiyagaraja Temple]

Tyagaraja, the musician

… and highly influential in the development of the South Indian classical music  tradition. Tyagaraja composed thousands of ….. popular even today. Of special mention are …  which are often sung in programs in his honour.
[Read more in Wikipedia]

Sriram V.’s review in the Hindu of a book on Tyagaraja. The review reveals the sheer thrill of going through the technicalities and the personalities involved.
[Read more in The Hindu]

Aradhana

… Pushya Bahula Panchami day when the saint attained samadhi under the auspices of … samadhi at Thiruvaiyaru….in its present format is not even a hundred years old. Thyagaraja died in 1847 …
[Read more in Wikipedia]

Tribute to Bangalore Nagaratnamma who set up the memorial for Sri Tyagaraja at Tiruvaiyaru
[Read in Carnatic corner, The Hindu]

Kritis

Karnatik’s comprehensive list of Tyagaraja Kritis with lyrics, meaning and sometimes with accompanying audio.
[Read more in Karnatik.com]

Another marvellous site containing lyrics, transliteration of Tyagaraja’s compositions in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam with meanings by a devotee, no doubt V Govindan.
[Read more in Thyagaraja-Vaibhavam]

In the Wiki of Carnatic music sāhityam, a category dedicated to this musician’s compositions.  Has over 400 compositions covered.
[Read more in Sahityam wiki]

Audio/Video

A good  collection of Tyagaraja’s kritis at Surasa.net with recordings by artistes like GNB, MLV, MS, T.R. Mahalingam, Madurai Mani Iyer, Karaikuruchi P Arunaachalam.
[Listen in Surasa.net]

Tiruvottiyur Pancharatna Kritis by Bombay Sisters Saroja and Lalitha
[Listen at sangeethamusic.com]

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