DICTIONARY OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN MUSICAL TERMS
A collection of terms in South Indian Music ( with a few terms from North Indian Music ) with their meaning
or description has been provided.
: double notes.
: a composition with the divisions pallavi, anupallavi and charanam but
without a sahitya.
: a song of an erotic nature.
: literally, a parent raaga.
PADDHATI : the system of classification of raagas into parent
raagas and derivative raagas.
: a raaga born or derived from a janaka or parent raaga.
: a singer who sings with so much effort that the nerves in the region
of his neck bulge out. This is one of the Gayaka doshas or faults in singing
and should be avoided.
: the life note of a raaga. It is also called raaga chhaya swara.