Links to various Carnatic music information pages are here, annotated, and newly added
listings are at the top, for your browsing. Below the first two listings are four categories of
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Mohan's Carnatic Corner -
comprehensive with links to articles about musicians and composers, composition lists and
lyrics, links and organizations and university programs, hindu image gallery, photos of
musicians, music in australia (and the organization pallavi), rmic, music products, carnatic
Sites that include lyrics
General Carnatic sites
Popular Musicians' sites
Almost only listening
Forums and Message Boards
Schools and Organizations
Places to Buy
SITES THAT INCLUDE LYRICS
Carnatic Composer - ool tool that allows you to compose your own songs, write playable notations for song lyrics, and hear them in different ragas, instruments, speeds, and shrutis. Includes sample songs in MIDI playback, full tutorial, forums and blog. -
includes a note on the Katapayadi scheme, lists of Telugu film songs by raga, an article on
Indian classical ragas, a link to Hindi film song ragas, lyrics to about 100 Tyaagaraaja songs
arranged alphabetically, by raga, or by other groupings (deity, language, etc.) in Telugu
script and also transliterated in English, plus a carnatic raga-song database (searchable) in
both English and Telugu font.
Sujsree's Page - Lyrics of popular Tamil Carnatic songs, in Roman and Tamil font. Includes almost 40 compositions of Gopalakrishna Bharatiyar, 12 by Papanasam Shivan, 3 by Subramania Bharathi, Ambujam Krishna, Oottukkadu Venkatasubbaiyer, Periasami Thooran, and others.
Sanskrit Documents List - Includes texts of many Sanskrit documents as well as those in other languages. Includes sections based on deities and a Sanskrit dictionary.
Guruguha home page - A great website for fans of Muthuswami Dikshithar. Lyrics to all Dikshitar kritis, in PDF English or Sanskrit, organized by deity, biography, articles, audio, translations, resources, and more!
- Text in English Roman font of Andal's thiruppavai, with meaning.
Sri Aandaal Thiruppaavai - Text in Mylai Tamil font of Andal's thiruppavai, with meaning.
Andhra Bharathi - AMdhra BhArati, a website with lyrics to many composers' songs in Telugu font. Includes ~50 songs by Shyama Sastry, ~150 by Ramadasa, 12 by Kshetragnya, 23 by Sadashiva Bruhmendrar, 13 by Swati Tirunal.
Oothukkadu.com - A site dedicated to composer Oothukkadu Venkatasubbaiyer. Includes biography, articles on his lyrics and style, list of compositions, and a few songs for download. Also includes downloadable files of song lyrics.
Alapana - A school website that includes notations for varisais and lessons up to kirtana and mridangam lessons. Also, a letter from Semmangudi Srinivasier, articles about music theory, news and concert reviews, past performances, and photos.
Jyothsna T. Kanchi's Annamayya page - English transliterated lyrics to almost 20 Telugu Annamacharya keertanas, with the names of the film singers who have performed them.
Bhajan Kiirtan - Lyrics and audio to hundreds of bhajans, organized by deity or in Hindi script, words to many Sanskrit stotras and slokas, from Hindunet.
Rama Subba Reddy - A personal page with Telugu script lyrics of about 10 songs written by hand, as well as words to slokas and poems.
Sujatha Ratnala - A personal homepage with lyrics to several film and classical Telugu songs and bhajans. Also includes Hindi lyrics and patriotic song lyrics.
Shama and Friends - A site with mainly focus on lyrics to film songs, but with an urdu glossary and film song based ragas, lyrics of ghazals and semi-classical songs, an excellent voice clinic, and other aspects of film music.
Bhagavad Gita Online - Audio version of the bhagavad gita for sale. Full text online for free. Also includes gita in pictures and links to bhajans and other CDs.
Ranjani - with the slogan "for the discerning listener," this site features a few song lyrics (4) in Malayalam. It also has a searchable raga database, ragas of Malayalam film songs, a forum, quiz and album of the month. Visitors must register, free for full access.
Vikram R&S Associates - Lyrics to over 100 songs by Tyaagaraaja, Dikshitar, Purandara Dasa, Shyama Sastri, and Kanaka Dasa, in English and KannaDa script.
Bhajana Sampradaya - Lyrics to hundreds of songs (at last count over 600!) in English transliteration which can be sorted by composer, deity or category, tala, raga! The site also has a gallery of musicians' photos, biographical information on bhagavathas and composers, audio of over 25 songs, keerthanas sorted by deity, and much more.
Annamayya.org - Includes lyrics to a few songs by Annamacharya, full words in English transliteration, with raga information, full translations, and audio of some songs.
Shaivism Website - A wealth of
information including lyrics to tEvaaram, tiruvAcagam, and other scriptures in Tamil,
Sanskrit, Hindi, MalayaaLam, plus MP3 and pdf files of some songs. The audio gallery is
page - a page packed with information including a biography of Dikshitar,
biography and lyrics of nearly 50 songs by UtthukaDu Venkatasubbaiyar, the raga list in
text, lyrics to Tamil slokas, devotional songs and philosophical works in Tamil font, and
several compositions by the webmaster in Tamil font as well as English transliteration.
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive - an amazing page with nearly 60 popular krithis
including lyrics in HTML and Microsoft Word with meanings and notation!, with
corresponding audio renderings by the author in both Real Audio and MP3 format and music class. Also includes beginner's lessons, geethams, varnams, swarajatis, neraval, alapana, tanam, manodharma, and original full recordings by popular artists.
Kunchithapadam's page - transliteration scheme (devanaagari to english), link to
rmic, mEla compositions of balamurali (72) lyrics
page - article on why carnatic music, beginner's list, recording list (fave cds and
discussion), lyrics to ALL Dikshitar compositions (with a list of misattributions too), lyrics
to Shyaama Shastri's compositions, Mysore Vasudevaacarya compositions, and links to
other pages. Many years of work into quite a thorough page.
P Venkataraaman's raga and
composition collection - ~30 ragas full info with compositions list and songs
WITH NOTATION. also 22 sruthis, basic notes, tala system explanation, list of composers,
list of ~100 compositions, on comparison of music, from yehudi menuin's book, 2-3
links. For the dictionary of over 200 terms, click here.
tiruppugazh page - All Arunagirinathar's tiruppugazh songs in english translation, with
index, tiruppugazh newsletter (toronto area), articles on arunagirinathar and a.s.raghavan,
photo gallery of canada tiruppugazh org and muruga in temples, link to inst of asian studies
(more on murugan), and a Tiruppugazh internet search index.
Paapanaasam Shivan page - 400 Papanasam shivan comps. in acrobat, transliterated
into English, adhawin true type, mylai for pc and mac, all for download, biography on
shivan, MANY carnatic links (24).
saahitya puta - Links to hindustani and toronto music, sahityas (lyrics) of 55
kannaDa Purandara Daasa songs, a bhakti saahitya, 75 padas, ~20 vachanas (and links to
others), haratE (thoughts on his life), excellent instructions to learn kannaDa and script, a
game to learn kannada, a quiz, list of good kannada books to read, a few pages with lists of
tapes and songs, questionand answer, kannada film song lyrics and a directory, kannada
Raamakrishnan's page - about his grandfather, a veena vidwan - tribute to him in
tamil, somerset maugham's memories, article on gamaka, veena vadana, south indian bhajan
tradition, bhaktisudhasagaram (in devanagari), pretrinity composers, lyrics of 11 songs in
Devanagari script, stotras such as ganesha pancaratna stOtram, balamukunda ashtakam and
and Uma's Nada Anubhoothi - audio of MANY (at least 1700) songs of different
genres - with a great carnatic search engine and sortable by composer, artist, raga, title, film
song, deity, along with information on the tala and album. lyrics of Dikshitar (about 30
kritis by raga, title, god's name, artist), plus software, a few links, and an FAQ.
Sangeetham - The history and
information of Carnatic events, a complete kutchery calendar, online quiz, info on
performers, a searchable database of songs by the Trinity (lyrics and meaning), a quiz,
interviews with personalities, 426 kritis of Dikshitar with lyrics and meaning, 15 Tyagaraja
kriti lyrics with meaning, and all 70 Shyaama Sastry lyrics, plus lots more. A very easy to
Radha Hari's page -
Several dance compositions in English and Tamil by this composer, a great comprehensive
explanation of tonic shift (graha bedam) and a tonic shift designer, links to various music
and tamil pages, as well as links to madras music season reviews.
Haridasa Home Page -
This page includes information on 17 Haridasas, including composers such as Kanaka
Dasa, Purandara Dasa, etc. with biographical information, an extensive FAQ about
Haridasas and devotion, songs in KannaDa font by author and by first line, an overview and
LOTS of information on philosophy, composition and style, the Haridasa lineage, and a
bibliography of references. You can find English transliterated lyrics, or meanings of some
Vigneswar's page - A
music site with lyrics of compositions by Annamacharya (18), OotukaaDu
venkaTasubbaiyyar (9), Swaati TirunaaL, GNB, a list of compositions by a composer in
Malaysia, lyrics of 13 other composers' songs, and links to about 10 other sites. THIS
SITE'S LINKS ARE CURRENTLY ONLY PARTIALLY WORKING.
Pappu's Potpourri - A page
with over 20 links to Carnatic sites as well as info on Tamil Film Music, a link to "Alai
paayude" (pretty cute) and the song, and audio files of over 30 Carnatic songs and
soundbytes, many sorted by raaga. Lyrics and a translation of this song are here
Carnatic page - Includes lyrics to many popular compositions by Subramania
Bhaarati (3), Ambujam Krishna (3), Periyasaami Tooran (3), OotukaaDu VenkaTasubbiyer
(2), Gopaalakrishna Bhaaratiyaar (about 40), Paapanaasam Shivan (about 15), and 15 other
compositions. The lyrics are in Tamil Murasu font as well as transliterated in English. Also
listed are many tapes to swap by over 30 performers with song and raaga listings
Tamil Electronic Library - a
page by K.Kalyanasundaram, which describes the history of Tamil literature and music and
how it has affected Carnatic music. The Library contains the texts of many famous works,
including those for children, some of which have been tuned and used in Carnatic music.
Also included are lyrics to Tamil marriage songs in Tamil font, plus festivals and other
Prabandam - The collective hymns of the Aazhvaars, in Tamil, given here in parts
transliterated on the web and also as zipped files for download. Also available are Sri
Vedanta Desika's prabandha saaram, Sri ManavaaLa Maamuni's thiruvaaymozhi
nURRanthaathi, and Desika Prabandham.
Kumar Venkataraman's Tamil
Devotional Songs - lyrics to about 80 Tamil songs, both classical and devotional
("non-filmi"). They are given in Tamil font as well as English transliterated and sorted by
the Gods they refer to and date added. It also links to a Tamil film songs lyrics page.
Sistla's SrI Annamayya Lyrics - A set of devotional carnatic classical music lyrics (over 400) in Telugu or Devanagari with index,
transliteration into multiple languages as well as some audio clips included.
Ramakrishna Sanka's page
TN Bala's home page - The homepage of
this prominent artist and composer, with a monthly song including notation, information
about the artist, awards, fun jokes, quotes, and stories.
GENERAL CARNATIC WEBSITES
AcharyaNet - Learn vocal or instrumental Carnatic music from a variety of well-known teachers long-distance over the internet.
Vimoksha - An index of Indian classical arts, including Carnatic, Hindustani, and dance, with cross-links to several other sites and articles, plus a forum, search, and more.
Vidyarthi - A site replete with various articles on mythology, musicology, information about composers including Tyagaraja, as well as theory articles on Carnatic music basics and the melakartha system.
Padmashri Dr.Sirkali Govindarajan - A website about himself and his son Dr.Siva Chidambaram. Includes lists of recordings, honors, biography, many photos, movies, about the family, and more.
Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar - A site that is comprehensive and detailed, with articles, photos, biography, audio, quotes, details of recordings, his life as a musician and composer, and everything else you could possibly want to know about this musician.
Mayiladuthurai - Alumni of this town include Mayavaram Govindaraja Pillai and many other famous Carnatic musicians who attended or lived nearby. The site includes details of educational institutions and details of these musicians.
Prasant Radhakrishnan - The website of this saxophone artist and disciple of Kadri Gopalnath, including biography, photos, performances, music projects, and music samples for download in mp3 format.
Harikesa.com - A site dedicated to composer Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar. Includes biography, articles on his lyrics and style, list of compositions, and several songs for download, organized by type and deity.
Karaikudi R. Mani - Adrian Pertout describes this mridangam maestro - transcript of an interview.
Palghat Mani Iyer - A tribute site with articles, photos, biography, tributes, articles by others about this mridangam artist, interviews, and audio performances including a jugalbandhi with Zakir Hussain, concert thani avarthanams and speeches.
Planet Mridangam - A complete site with the mathematical theory and history of the mridangam, plus articles about mridangam playing and appreciation, with clear photos and a Hall of Fame list of famous mridangists.
Vasumathi Badrinathan - Listen to audio as this website plays, and learn about the artist, concerts, press reviews, and guurus.
ANV's Classics - A site listing the ragas and songs performed on All India Radio, with statistics and names of composers, songs, ragas, and some general introductory information about Carnatic music.
Musical Nirvana - A comprehensive Indian classical music site: Introduction to both Carnatic and Hindustani music, with biographies, glossary, urdu dictionary, artist and composer biographies, audio samples, intro to raga, descriptions of instruments, CD lists and more!
Chembur.com Carnatic Corner - Chembur.com, from the Chembur Fine Arts Society. Includes various articles on composers, the trinity, origin of Carnatic, Oothukkadu, Muttuthandavar, 120 melakartas, a review, program schedules and a list of books available free for reference.
Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana - THe official site of the US's largest Carnatic festival, lasting a week in Cleveland, Ohio. Includes schedules, titles, competitions, and other information on this festival, held in April.
Music of South India - An online book resource, pages 131-169 including information on South Indian classical music, followed by information about North Indian classical music. Includes detailed descriptions of styles, many terms and definitions, instruments, composers, and more.
Professor V Ramarathnam page - At this site by K. Srinivasan & Subramanya, download more than 10 songs to listen to by this vidwan and composer, who was also former Principal of the University College of Music and Fine Arts. The site includes biography, pictures, interviews, audio files to listen to, and CD titles to order as well. A list of his compositions is available here.
Origala Veeraraaghava Sharma page -
biography, information, and list of compositions with raga and tala by this composer, also known as Gnyanananda Teerta, who composed in Telugu, created by his daughter. An audio download of one song is also available.
Nandu's Phalgat Raghu
page - a great page that includes a biography of this renowned mridangam artist, information about his awards, a picture gallery, and an audio gallery of a few songs. Also includes information on Palghat T.S.Mani Iyer.
Nadopasana the Carnatic music site - "the site with a difference" includes concise, clear articles on the 5 gems of Tyaagaraaja, the Origin of Carnatic, devotion, raaga exposition, Brahmananda (ultimate happiness) and more, as well as comments on specific questions. In addition, there are about 12 music real audio files sung by the author, 18 links to other Carnatic sites, and information about the site and
Carnaticmusic.com - News, reviews, features, online lessons (for a fee), ongoing carnatic quiz, discussions, info on a few famous composers (about 10), photo gallery, audio gallery - of a few ragas, 10 musical forms, many vocalists and instrumentalists, concert gallery (about 10 artists), discussions, links to
musicologists and music schools and sabhas, concert calendar, clips of aspiring musicians, classifieds, more. Also includes a Carnatic market - buy stuff!
trust - Includes info on TK Govinda Rao adn the trust, his guru Musiri Subramania Iyer, list of their publications and plans, contact info in the US and India, and a photo gallery. you can join for $300 and get all their books and tapes for a lifetime.
GS Rajan's Art India Net - intro to carnatic, links to various practicing musicians of vocal, veena, flute, mandolin, sax, violin, mridangam and others, at artindia.
Carnatic music homepage by Koushik Das - Includes an exhaustive primer on Carnatic music, melakartas table, information on the sapta tala system, list of all works by each of the trinity (organized by melakarta for Dikshitar and Shyama Sastri), a few songs (6) for listening, and where to get or buy carnatic music
Rohan Krishnamurthy's carnatic music homepage - photo gallery of this talented young mridangam player and student of Guruvayur Dorai (includes both biographies), complete biographies with pictures of about 50 musicians of vocal, mridangam, naadaswaram, violin, veena; primers on Carnatic, thalam and mridangam, news and his US concerts upcoming, article links to technical mridangam, the mridangam parampara (teachers and students), links to 14 pages, 3 more with real audio.
David and Courney Candrakanta - This musical couple perform and list their concert and class schedule. Listen to their music by audio or watch on video! Get info on various Indian instruments, find out about Indian dance, read articles, post in the forum, visit the tabla site, read biographies of musicians, find musicians and dance teachers, a FAQ about learning Indian music, products and services,
suppliers for buying Indian instruments, and more!
Madras Music Season
- information on sabhas, performers, concert reviews, a quiz, photos, and more.
Carnatica - the CD ROM of Carnatic, this
page provides news and latest information, articles and theory about Carnatic music,
biographies of old and new composers performers and artists, chart of the melakarta
chakras, melakarta list with audio, raga scales and compositions, lists of kritis and varnams
(with composer, raga, tala, language), quizzes, information on Carnatic, an online store and
Sruti - Online Carnatic music and dance
magazine, with news and features, reviews of books and recordings, info on specific
personalities. Also avilable in hard copy.
J Balaji's Tala Page
- this page
is an intro to basics in Carnatic tala, lists the 108 talas and the caapu
tala systems, has a glossary of terms, information about the mridangam
(and a photo), about J Balaji and real audio file of his solo, lists 11
links to other relevant tala pages, annotated.
Kutcheri Buzz - the
latest news in the world of Carnatic music updated weekly, with information on ragas, new
albums, gossip, an ongoing quiz contest, find dance and music schools, read about composers and performers, new young artists, performance
opportunities, upcoming events, festival, job opportunities, artist profiles, companies, interviews, and more. You can also email almost many many different popular Carnatic artists and visit more than 15 other music-related sites.
South Indian Classical Music page - Listen to songs by Usha and Anjana
Srinivasan, origins of South Indian classical, origin of the name
Carnatic, raagam, the notes, a description of the melakarta system, brief
information on various composers, and lots more.
Music India Online - An introduction to Carnatic with artist profiles and more, plus searchable streamed audio of vocal and instrumental Carnatic (and other) songs by hundreds of artists.
Indische Klassik - A
German site with brief information, pictures, and real audio sound bytes of Indian Classical
Instruments, plus descriptions and history of Indian music, all in German.
Carnatic Cafe - A site that
gives reviews and information about Music Season concerts by Prof. S.Pasupathy as well as links to several
other Carnatic sites.
Database - Lists the 72 melakartas with real audio samples and a few kritis sung by
Ms.Lakshmi Sarasvati Devi. You can also search to create your own selection of songs.
Also includes an introduction to Carnatic, swaras, melakartas, and other aspects of Indian culture.
K. Rajaraman's Carnatic Music
Site - An India-based site with an in-depth introduction to Carnatic with
information on composers and ragas, the katapayadi scheme and melakartas, composers, articles, appreciation of the tani avartanam, a raga of the month, listing of concerts in Bangalore,
Indian Classical Music and Hindustani information, and various annotated links to radio,
audio, and both online and offline resources.
live concerts of music, links to sabhas, request a song by an artist!,
contests, raga info (4 ragas), artist info (archived photos), kutcheri
paddhati article, moorsing article, links to artists' pages, mohans
carnatic, music mag, and sitar page.
primer, gentle intro to carnatic, news, get help (questions posted),
to audio, (and kritis, ragas listings,tyag, dikshitar, shyaama sastri
info, dates of births of musicians, musicians' pages, pictures, tabla,
organizations, links to ~10 other carnatic pages, dance, magazine
books, articles, software), chat, carnatic webring, teachers, guestbook.
India Arts and
Entertainment - biographies and links to about 15 prominent Carnatic artists, info
about and links to various other Carnatic sites and organizations, and a large number of
links to other music sites, both Carnatic and others
page - Includes a list of Swaati TirunaaL compositions (with raaga and taaLa), an
excellent page of malayaaLam film songs sorted by raaga, and 10-15 links to other pages
throughout the website
Narayanan's mridangam page - has pictures of the mridangam and information
about it, with great articles on taaLam, the tani aavartanam, a list of great artists, and a
glossary of mridangam terms. A music page is also located here
Light Moments in
Carnatic Music - a forum for posting jokes and anecdotes related to Carnatic and
Hindustani music, performers, and composers
Shri Muthuswamy Dikshitar Website -
listings of all Dikshitar kritis by raga, type and deity for whom they were composed. Also
includes articles on Dikshitar and his songs as well as lists of CDs and audio cassettes
available and their contents.
Software for Carnatic
Music - By M. Subramaniam. Program RASIKA is a tour through Carnatic and GAAYAKA allows you
to play sa ri ga ma notation, with synthetic veena and flute tones with gamakams. Includes
downloadable raagam files and notations.
Tyagaraja - the evolution of a music
saint - an interactive CDROM including the life and history of Tyagaraja as an
animated movie, including 14 songs with meanings, text, context, and sound performed by
professional artists. It also includes games dealing with raga and tala. The audio-only CD is
available free for a limited time.
Gayatri Sankar's home
page - home page of a visually-handicapped female violinist and singer, student of
Lalgudi Jayaraman and Staff Artist at All India Radio. The site includes information about
this artist and reviews, as well as a long list of Carnatic links.
Ogirala Veeraraghava Sharma, Gyananda
Theertha - home page of this composer who composed 86 Carnatic kritis in
Telugu. Includes a list of his compositions, an autobiographical sketch and comments by
oth´(r)s about this grea¯ composer, and newspaper reviews of his life and
- dedicated to Parameshwara Bhagavatar, a veena maestro. The page includes articles on the
veena as yoga (Veena Vadana), gamakas (by the veena vidwan himself), bhajans in South
Indian music, bhakti in Carnatic music, Somerset Maugham's comments about the artist, a
tribute to the artist in Tamil, and brief biographies of pre-trinity composers.
Indian Rhythmic Cycles -
a description of the taala system of North and South India, with definitions, pronunciation
guides, notation of solkattu, MIDI files, midi maps and descriptions of tabla and
mridangam, and information about the talas. Especially for Western musicians.
MUSICIANS' PAGES - Top
R. Suryaprakash - The official website of the young vocalist includes a biography as both a musician and composer, awards, albums, reviews, and a photo gallery. Also includes audio samples and the artist's blog.
Chitravina N. Ravikiran's page - A site that includes biographies, music, and detailed information about this famous exponent of the chitravina or gottuvadyam. Includes information on his popular books for lessons, and a wealth of information regarding his music. Read a review of his CD here in Microsoft Word format.
Yesudas.com - Website for KJ Yesudas, with articles, audio, upcoming events, downloadable music, and more.
Gayathri Girish - Homepage of this vocalist, with biography, gurus, awards, titles, albums and details, and clippings from reviews.
Rajee Narayan - A tribute page by the students of Rajee Narayan, including concert details, profile, and other upcoming features.
T.M. Krishna - The Carnatic vocalist's own website, including personal and official biographies, reviews, a list of released albums, upcoming concerts, personal photo gallery, a downloadable song for listening, and his own regular column! Also includes a guestbook and contact information.
Guitar Prasanna - The site of the Western and Carnatic guitarist. Includes full biographical information, upcoming concerts, discography, audio samples (1 each of alapanai, kriti, and swara), instructional articles and FAQ on Carnatic, discussion board, guestbook, and music store, plus more!
P. Unnikrishnan - The official personal site of the very popular Carnatic and Tamil/Malayalam film singer. Includes biographies of the singer and his gurus, list of awards received, list of albums released, upcoming concert schedule, and audio files (2 carnatic, 2 semi-classical, 2 light).
Nithyasree - A great fan site for Nityashree Mahadevan, the Carnatic artist, film musician, and granddaughter of DK Pattamal. The site includes her profile, awards, lineage, gurus, family, photos of 6 musicians, and a list of cassettes. You can download the film song Kannodu (mp3), visit a few links, read her views on music, read 4 concert reviews, check out discussion transcripts, and ponder an article by her
on hindustani/carnatic ragas. Nithyasree.com - The lovely official and personal site for Nithyasree Mahadevan. Includes profile and bios of gurus, photos, dedications, awards, an article with sayings about music, concert schedule, 4 Carnatic mp3 audio files, and more.
MAINLY RAGAS - Top
Raga Kairali - Nearly 100 ragas and Malayalam film songs for each, with movie names.
Santhanam - raga list, sanskrit/dravidian translit table, about 6 links to other carnatic pages
Vidya's Sangeetha Sabhai -
a list of about 400 carnatic janya raga and mela names with scale and
corresponding mela (in venkatamakhi's asampurna style and the sampurna
style), analysis of pentatonic raagams and ragam relationship analysis,
concert notes, musical tidbits, links to 9 carnatic links.
Pramila's carnatic music page - concert reviews, discussions of ~15 ragas from
rmic, good books to read on carnatic, list of tapes available from concert organizers,
sampling of ~10 ragas by well-known artists, raga-tala-composer search engine (700
Index - lists several Hindustani ragas by name and with swaras and thaaT, also with
corresponding carnatic raga. This page also has info on Hindustani taals and famous
exponents of Hindustani music.
Ragas in Film Songs - The
Tamil Film Music page's ragas in film songs forum, as well as the list of ragas in songs here.
LISTENING - Top
Sangeethamshare - Along with partner Sangeethapriya, this is a place where listeners upload audio to various concerts and songs by a variety of artists. Downloadable files, usually in mp3.
Hummaa - Easy to use interface for listening to streaming audio of selected devotional, instrumental, and vocal Carnatic music. Also includes other types of Indian music.
Datta Peetham - Audio and video by Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swami on a synthesizer for healing and meditation in Quicktime, Real Audio, or MP3 format.
Udbhava.com - Streaming Carnatic, Hindustani, Devotional, patriotic, and childrens' songs to listen to by album, a searchable database, and sections to leave your comments.
DevotionalSongs.com - Audio in real audio (.ram) format for hundreds of devotional songs, slokas, etc. organized by type and deity.
Sambavi.com - A site dedicated to Sri Chaitanyananda Saraswati, by K. Jeyakumar. Includes stotras and an audio jukebox of more than 10 famous Carnatic musicians (vocal and instrumental) with manymp3 files for download.
MK Thyagaraja Bhagavatar - A website dedicated to this Carnatic and film musician, by DV Balakrishnan. Includes an article on his classical training with photos as well as audio of several Carnatic-based film songs that he sang.
Sunoj's Cyber Home - Audio for almost 50 devotional songs by Yesudas, Jayachandran, Jaya Vijaya, Kanjangad Ramachandran, and Sreepriya.
Meera's voice - Real Audio files of this performer, with over 20 Carnatic songs and other semiclassical and patriotic songs in addition.
KarnATaka sangItam - Download MP3 and real audio of Carnatic concerts and individual songs from the 1960s and 70s by famous vocal and instrumental artists.
Asian Classical MP3 - Download MP3 of Balamurali Krishna (RTP) and Yesudas (3 songs) audio as well as other Hindustani and international music.
Carnatic Music Songs - Listen to popular songs in MIDI format: 5 geetams, a swarajati (raravenu), 5 varnams, and 6 Western classical pieces. Also includes chat rooms, free email.
Tallapaka Annamacharya by Srinivas Singaraju - Includes audio of 18 songs, history of Annamacharya, photos of temples, and more.
SVASA - Annamacharya Society - Shree Venkateshwara Annamacharya Society of America, including 20 songs to listen to, sankirtanas, history of Annamayya, and more.
Vinod's carnatic page -
3 songs to listen to.
Madrasnet - a brief
article on Carnatic and linked audio files of 12 performers' songs, with raga, title, and
Ashwin and Rohin K. Iyer's Carnatic
site - Several streamed real audio and MP3 files of kritis and raagam,taanam,pallavi
by famous artists.
page - Download nearly 50 songs to listen to
Swaramalika - A
site that includes songs for download or to buy listed by composer, category, singers, or
individual instruments. Ragas, composers, taaLa are given. You can select songs and play
them. Also includes devotional, Hindustani, and light music.
Kumar's page for Rajalakshmi Seetharam - a
page in honor of his mother, with a biography, pictures, bharatanatyam by her grandson, links, and 14 songs in real audio.
Radio of India - A radio site that
includes scheduled broadcasts of performances by renowned artists to listen to
All India Radio - Listen to Indian
Classical Music, or any kind of music from India's main radio station
Nadam at India Direct
- radio audio of carnatic music. Includes 6 selections of music in real audio format.
Brahmma by Ganesh & Kumaresh - real
video clips of Brahmma's fusion/funk/orchestral compositions in which this duo perform
songs in a raga on western and Indian instruments. Also includes a review of the group and
a photo gallery.
Daivaki Aiyer's Ultimate Carnatic
Music - listen to music by about 25 prominent artists. Choose songs from the
ARTICLES on other sites - Top
karnATik articles - If you haven't read our great collection of articles, many of them unique, please visit and read the amazing contributions of visitors, musicians, and musicologists.
The Concert Tradition - An article about the system of setting up and ordering items in a concert, by one who helped promote it. By Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar.
kalyANi - An article about this beautiful raga, with its history, theory and more.
MESSAGE BOARDS on other sites - Top
RMIM - The rec.music.indian.misc newsgroup, which discusses non-classical Indian music.
Sruti Discussion Board - The discussion forum at Sruti.org. All topics related to Indian Classical music and dance
Music India Online forum - The online forum at Musicindiaonline.com (not always accessible)
Guitar Prasanna's forum - Discussion forum at the site of Carnatic and Western guitarist Prasanna.
karnATik message board - Visit our NEW message board and discuss all the latest articles and any other aspects of music you like! (old forum)
Ranjani forum - discussion forums for the Ranjani site. Unregistered users can use the guest login.
Light Moments in Carnatic Music Forum - a forum for posting jokes and anecdotes related to Carnatic and Hindustani music, performers, and composers
Indian Classical Forum - Various topics in Hindustani and Carnatic music covered, often posted and updated, ranging over many years. Permanent fixtures includes Carnatic song stats, websites, and concert reviews. Or post your own topic.
Chandra & David's Indian Music Forums - Six different forums on music - community, indian dance, indian music, tabla, sitar, and harmonium! Posted regularly.
Indian Classical Newsgroup
RMIC - with carnatic, hindustani primers and beginner's lists, plus archives, hindustani and carnatic ragas, percussion primer, great hindustani performances, equivalent notes in western and indian classical, tamil film songs based on ragas, list of tyaagaraaja kritis, info on tyaagaraaja, list of annayya kritis, links to ns sundar's page. This is the place to reach a lot of people.
Carnatic.com forum - Message board at carnatic.com, with individual messages listed and archived. Answer a few and post your own.
Ragas of Film Songs - Ask about the ragas of Tamil film songs at the Tamil film songs page.
Rasikas - A large number of active discussions on every topic relating to Carnatic music.
Rasika Forum - at Carnatica.net, with various topics.
Indian Classical Forum - an
entirely web-based forum on various topics in Hindustani and Carnatic
SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS - Top
Nanganallur Rotary Club - Rotary club of Nanganallur - offers concerts and related activities in Nanganallur, Chennai, India.
Bharathi Kalalaya - learn Carnatic, Hindustani, vocal, dance, instruments. Fremont, California, USA.
NSTSS (Nanganallur Sri Tyagaraja Sangeetha Samajam - sponsoring concerts by well-known and up-and-coming artists and promoting the works of Tyagaraja. Nanganallur, Chennai, India.
DANCE SITES - Top
Natya Yoga - Classes, DVDs, costumes, and more for dancers.
Narthaki - A global directory of Indian dance, with lots of trivia, articles, interviews, reviews, events, bulletin board, arangetrams, quotes, and much more!
PLACES TO BUY - Top
Pakrashi and Co. - Online site for Indian music instruments, harmoniums, string, electronic shruti boxes, tablas.
Asian Rare Books - Online catalog of rare Asian books, including a few on Carnatic music and Indian arts.
CD Guru - sells a variety
of classical (both Carnatic and Hindustani) CDs by prominent artists. You can browse by
artist, raga, tala, instrument, or search.
Publications - A site in India that sells many Carnatic books and audio tapes in
rupees or dollars, including those on 450 ragas, raga audio encyclopedia, Dikshitar,
Tyagaraja, Swaati TirunaaL and other compositions, a Carnatic reader, lakshana grandhas,
theory, composers, and tapes for learning
Khazana - index of cd
titles, info on repair, info and pics of about 10 instruments with sound and example
performer, info and photo and sound bytes of about 20 Indian musicians, indian classical
music calendar, gentle intro to carnatic. You can buy CDs, instruments, and accessories
NON-CARNATIC TOOLS - Top
ITRANS Online - Online converter of text from English to Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, KannaDa, Gurmukhi, and Roman. You can cut and paste most of the lyrics on karnATik to get a crude transliteration into any of these languages!
Baraha - Software to convert English text to Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Marathi fonts. Free.