Saint Thyagaraja’s Birthday

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Yesterday, Saint Thyagaraja would have turned 245 years old. Thyagaraja composed 1000’s of Kritis, and each year we still honour his contribution to Carnatic Music at our annual Thyagaraja festival.

He, along with his contemporaries Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Shastry, forms the Trinity of Carnatic music.In 2007, around the time of my first Carnatic music concert, I had drawn a picture of the Trinity.

I drew this using lead pencil on card paper that we got in bulk at Chapters. :P Clearly, I was not introduced to the excitement of cool arts products yet.

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