Where two worlds met


Tiruchi and Tiruvarur delightfully overlapped to create music

Memories unfold like a mélange of mellifluous notes. Somewhere in the backdrop is the sound of the Cauvery, a gurgling brook, whispering of a heritage that is lost in history, only to be revived again. A little girl lies on her mother’s lap, imbibing the lilting musical tones of the Trinity of Carnatic music — Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastry — all of whom composed many of their wonderful songs on the banks of the Cauvery.

The Cauvery was always a part of my summer vacations. The backyard of my grandmother’s house led straight onto the river................Read more

 

Source: The Hindu


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