TIRUVARUR: The Tamil Nadu Governor, Sri Banwarilal Purohit has said that Carnatic music was developed in the Southern part of India and is characterized by “total lack of adulteration by other forms of music brought in by invading rulers from Turkey, Persia, and Afghanistan.”
Mr. Purohit made this observation while inaugurating the Pancha Ratna Kritis of Saint Thyagaraja organised by Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Carnatic Sangeetha Seva Trust and Sri Sangeetha Mummoorthigal Jayanthi Vizha Committee at Lord Thyagaraja and Goddess Kamalambal Temple on Saturday.
He pointed out that in that sense Carnatic music has retained its religious form, its traditional nature, and its cultural purity. The special element of tradition of Carnatic music has been the spiritual content and the devotional element which makes it unique and divine, he added.
Purohit said that there is a strong tradition of linkage of Carnatic music with Gods and Goddesses. He recalled contributions to Carnatic music by the famous Trinity - saint Thyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Shastri-. “It is efforts such as these which have resulted in the tradition of Carnatic Music being handed over from generation to generation, in its pristine glory and unadulterated form,” he added.
Among others including Dr R. Ramasubbu, president, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeta Carnatic Sangeetha Seva Trust, Anand, dist collector, Tiruvarur, Padmashri Nalli Kuppusami Chetti, S. Karthikeyan, vice president, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeta Carnatic Sangeetha Seva Trust and other dignitaries participated in modest function....