Ganamrutha Varna Malika (With Notation)

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Item Code: NAM415
Author: A. S. Panchapakesa Iyer
Publisher: Ganamurtha Prachuram, Chennai
Language: English
Edition: 2022
Pages: 194 (20 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.5 inch X 7.0 inch
Weight 280 gm
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Book Description


Sri A. S. Panchapakesa Iyer has brought out a book on music essentially for beginners which will be found useful for others who are in an advanced stage of learning. The contents the primary lesson before beginning the varnas.

Though the varnas contained in this has already been published in vari-ous books, this contains in a succinct way all the valuable varnas that one must necessarily learn for attaining proficiency. The notation is in a lucid form and easily learnt by readings. This is perhaps due to the fat. That thte author is a good teacher for a number of years and therefore understands the minds of the young so well.

I heartly commend this for use for the learned as well.



Varnas are the foundation in the art of Karnatic Music. By practicing Varnas in the established manner one gains perfection and thorough knowledge in Ragas, Swaras, Talas and a controlled voice culture. The most important and difficult part in Karnatic Music are unfailing control over talas, while rendering Niravalas and Kalpana swaras. To obtain success in this regard, it is highly essential to practice every varna at least in two kalas (Vilamba and Madhyama). Such practice would definitely afford the required Voice culture, while rendering Niravals followed by Kalpana swaras, without encountering any difficulty.

The earlier publication "Ganamrutha Bodhint" contains the elementary lessons in Karnatic Music. This publication being the next one consists Sangeetha sastras, 23 Thana Varnas in Adi Tala, 12 Ata tala Varnmas, 5 Pada Varnas and one Dharu Varna, and the Arohana and Avarohan and for 250 janya ragas. In order to learn these varnas easily, each count of the tala is appropriately fitted with 4 swaras which required space and with hyphens between each group of swaras to easily understand the method of singing their combinations.

Moreover the pictures of several departed Mahavidwans who had been very popular in the field of Karnatic Music and dedicated their life for its cause, are printed at the foot of each Varna with a view to keep them constantly in our memory and get their blessings, since they are considered as our Gurus.

My heartful thanks are due to Sangeetha Kalanidhies Music Subramania lyer, Sri Semmangudi Sreenivasa lyer, Sri Mudikondan Venkatrama lyer and professor, Sri P. Sambamurthy, in honouring me by writing prefaces to this publication. I also sincerely thank Sri N. S. Chidambaram in setting the Tamil Sahithya for the Dharu Varnam tuned by me.




Asi Tala Varanas:
1 Sami ninnekori Sankarabharanam 1
2 Ninnu kori Mohanam 4
3 Evvari bodhana Abogi 6
4 Tharuni ninnu Kamboji 9
5 Sarasusa ninne Saveri 13
6 Vanajakshiro Kalyani 16
7 Inthachalamu Begada 19
8 Jalajakshi Hamsadhwani 23
9 Intha modi Saranga 26
10 Eranapai Thodi 29
11 Ninne kori Vasantha 32
12 Valachi vacchi Navaragamalika 35
13 Sami ninnekori Sree Ragam 39
14 Intha chouka Bilahari 42
15 Sami ninne Panthuvarali 46
16 Sarasija mukiro Arabhi 50
17 Karunimpa Sahana 54
18 Eranapai Mukhari 57
19 Chalamela Durbar 60
20 Saraguna nannela Madhyamavathi 63
21 Sami dayajuda Kedaragoulai 66
22 Annalin anai Kalyana vasantham 70
23 Entho prema Surutti 74
Navagraha Sharu Yara Am:
1 Anma gyana Suddha Dhanyasi 77
Pada Varnas
1 Chalamela Nattai Kuranji 82
2 Rama eevela Kharaharapriya 87
3 Malaya maruthamu Malayamarutham 93
4 Dani kori kenu Vasantha 98
5 Sami ninne Atana 102
Ata Tala Varnas
1 Rangotthunga Gambheeranattai 108
2 Vieiboni Bhairavi 113
3 Vanajakshiro Kalyani 118
4 Kanakangi Thodi 123
5 Chalamela Sankarabharanam 127
6 Nenarumchi Bhanyasi 131
7 Maguva ninne Narayanagoulai 136
8 Nera nammi Kanada 140
9 Saeasija nabha Kamboji 144
10 Vanajakshiro Reethigoulai 149
11 Sami neepai Ananda Bhairavi 154
Chathurasra Jathi Ata Talam
1 Vanajakshi Varali 158
2 Kolaru Pathigam Poorvikavani 163
3 Janya ragas and their Arohana and Avarohana Kramas   168


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