In Karnatak Music, classical ragas are expressed not just as alapana but also enjoyed as krtis. These highly classical songs are replete with choice words, emotions and mythological references. Words and syllables are colored with multiple layers of exalted emotion, and echoes from Vedic chants.
By understanding the literal and suggestive meanings in krtis, dancers and musicians can bring out fine nuances and deep bhava of each krti. Listeners can derive full aesthetic satisfaction by understanding the sahitya.
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