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Famous Carnatic Composers - PSA


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PaTnam Subramanya Aiyyar - He was born in 1845 in Tanjavur to Bharatham Vaidyanatha Iyer, his father. He hailed from a musical tradition: his grandfather was Bharatham Panchanada Sastry, the samasthana vidwan at the court of Serfoji II and his uncle Melatture Ganapati Sastrigal was also a vocalist and taught him music, along with Kothavasal Venkatarama Iyer and Manambucchavadi Venkatasubbaiyyar. Among his sishyas were Ramanathapuram (Poochi) Srinivasa Iyengar, Kakinada C.S. Krishnaswamy Iyer, G Narayanaswamy Iyer, Mysore Vasudevacharya, Guruswamy Iyer, Tiger Varadachariar, Muthialpet Sesha Iyer (known as Kulla Sesha Iyer), M.S. Ramaswamy Iyer, and Enadi Laksmi. He was the Asthana Vidwan to the Courts of Travancore, Mysore, Vijayanagaram and Ramanathapuram. He has composed over a 100 pieces, including tana and pada varnas, kritis, tillanas and javalis. He has set a pallavi to the Simhanandana Tala, the longest tala. He used the mudras Venkateswara, Adi Venkateswara, Varada Venkateswara, Sri Varada Venkateswara or Venkatesa. He is credited with the creation of the raaga Kathana Kuthuhalam. Famous for singing bEgaDa, he earned the name BEgaDa Subramanya Aiyyar. He died July 31st, 1902 in Tiruvayyar.

Mudra: VenkaTEsha

Compositions:

  1. aa samayamunakEmi - saaranga
  2. abhimaanamennaDu galgu raama - bEgaDa
  3. aparaadhamulanniyu - lataangi
  4. apuDu manasu (jaavali) - kamaas
  5. bhajarE maanasa shree - suguNabhooshani
  6. calamEla jEsEvu (varNa) - kIravANi
  7. calamEla jEsEvu (varNam) - keeravaaNi
  8. daari teliyaka (varNam) - darbaar
  9. dAri teliyaka (varNa) - darbAr
  10. dhanyuDevvaDO - malayamaarutam
  11. Emi sEtunE (varNa) - bhairavi
  12. Emi sEtunE (varNam) - bhairavi
  13. endukiTu capalamu - mandaari
  14. ennaDu daya - baalahamsa
  15. ennaDu neekrupa - vaacaspati
  16. ennaDu nI krpa - vAcaspati
  17. enta nErcina - saavEri
  18. epuDu kripa galgunO - mukhaari
  19. epuDu krpa galgunO - mukhAri
  20. Era naapai (varNam) - tODi
  21. Era nApai (varNa) - tODi
  22. Era raaraa (jAvaLi) - kamaas
  23. eTu namminaa - saavEri
  24. evarEmi bOdhana (varNa) - shahAnA
  25. evarEmi bOdhana (varNam) - sahaanaa
  26. evari bOdhana (varNa) - AbhOgi
  27. evari bOdhana (varNam) - aabhOgi
  28. evarunnaaru - simhavaahini
  29. garuDa gamana - nAgasvarALi
  30. garuDagamana samayaamidE - naagaswaraavaLi
  31. hara hara smara - mangaLakaishiki
  32. idi nyaayamaa - maaLavi
  33. ikanElanE (varNam) - poornacandrikaa
  34. inka calamEla (varNa) - cakravAkam
  35. inka calamEla (varNam) - cakravaakam
  36. inka daya raalEdaa - cakravaakam
  37. inta kaNTE - kannaDa
  38. iTTivaaru lETiki - raamapriyaa
  39. jalajaakshi ninne (varNam) - cakravaakam
  40. jalajAkSi ninne (varNa) - cakravAkam
  41. janmamenduku - malayamAruta
  42. kanna taNDri nIvE - nArAyaNi
  43. kanukoNTini (jAvaLi) - dEshyatODi
  44. karuNincarA - husEni
  45. karuNincuTakidE - sindhumandAri
  46. kOrina varam-osagu - rAmapriyA
  47. manasAvrtA - AbhOgi
  48. manasETiki (varNa) - sAvEri
  49. manasu karagudEmi - hamsadhvani
  50. manasuna nera - bEgaDa
  51. manavi cEkonavayya - sarasAngi
  52. maracEdi nyAyamA - hamsadhvani
  53. maraciTluNDEdi (varNa) - bEgaDa
  54. maravakavE O manasaa - shyaamaa
  55. marivErE dikkevarayyaa - shhanmugapriyaa
  56. marivEre dikkevvaru - latAngi
  57. nAdhru dhru (tillAnA) - sindhubhairavi
  58. nannu brOva - bhairavam
  59. nannubrOva raadaa - bhairavam
  60. naravara raghunandana - maNirangu
  61. nAyeDa nIkabhimAnamu - bEgaDa
  62. nE jEsina - pUrNacandrikA
  63. nee paadamulE - bhairavi
  64. nenaru leni (varNa) - balahamsa
  65. nijadaasa varadaa - kalyaaNi
  66. niluparAni (varNa) - shankarAbharaNa
  67. ninnu jeppa - mandaari
  68. ninnu jUci - saurAStra
  69. nIvE gatiyani - pUrNacandrikA
  70. pAlaya shrI - shankarAbharaNa
  71. palukuTacE - phalamanjari
  72. panca nadIsha - pUrNacandrikA
  73. pancApakEshvarENa - rAmapriyA
  74. parabrahmamu - kApinArAyaNi
  75. paridaanamiccitE - bilahari
  76. raamaa ika - sahaanaa
  77. raghu vamsa - katanakutoohalam
  78. raghuvamsha sudhAmbudhi - kadanakutUhala
  79. samayamidE (javaLi) - behAg
  80. samayamidE nannu brOva - kEdaaram
  81. sAmi idi vELa (varNa) - kannaDa
  82. sAmi nI vEga (varNa) - nATakuranji
  83. sAmi ninnE kOriyunnadirA (varNa) - aThANA
  84. sAmi nIpai (varNa) - nAgasvaravaLi
  85. sankalpam eTTidO - kharaharapriyA
  86. sarasIruhAnana - brndAvanasAranga
  87. sarasuDa ninnE (varNa) - sAvEri
  88. shrI panca nadIsham - shahAnA
  89. shrIkara raghuvIra - sarasvati
  90. svAmiki sari - dEvagAndhAri
  91. tAmasincu (varNa) - asAvEri
  92. tillaanaa - kamaas
  93. valaci vacci (varNa) - rAgamAlikA
  94. varamiyyavayya - shuddhadhanyAsi
  95. varamulosagi - keeravaaNi
  96. varamulosagi - kIravANi
  97. veruvanEla - shuddhabangALA

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