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.
: is musical sound.
: one who meditates on absolute music or nada.
: sacred music involving the repeated recital of God's name.
: one of the gamakas - singing a part of raaga aalaapana in a slender tone.
: music used in dances.
KIRTANAS : songs on planets for the seven days of the week.
: the nine kinds of feelings or emotions.
KIRTANAS : nine kirtanas composed, intended for singing during
the Navarathri festival.
KIRTANAS : the 9 compositions composed by Muthuswamy Dikshitar
on Kamalamba (Tiruvarur temple)
: a composition without words. eg., jatiswaram.
: one of the 15 classical gamakas.