Gaana Kuyil Lalitha Mahadevan

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organised in time. The common elements of music are pitch rhythm dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic. Carnatic music, Karnataka Sangita or Karnataka Sangitam is a system of music commonly associated with Southern India, including the modern Indian states of Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, as well as Sri Lanka. Like Hindustani music, Carnatic music rests on two main elements: raga, the modes or melodic formulae, and tala, the rhythmic cycles. Today, Carnatic music is presented by musicians in concerts or recordings, either vocally or through instruments. We got an opportunity to interact with    Mrs. Lalitha Mahadevan. She is  62 years old now but still    has  a beautiful voice. She is    well versed in Thyagaraja kirthis   and Muthuswami Dikshitar kirthis and   many more  composers   and she could sing them without any notations. She shared her experience and passion on singing with us.  


She said it was 1976, she started showing my passion towards singing. Mrs. Lalitha Mahadevan shared her childhood that, she still remember those beautiful days  


       Mr. D.K. Jayaraman was her guru, who took class on Carnatic music in 1976 and she was blessed saying, her Amma  was her first guru  


She said, she studied in Chennai Adyar music college. 5 years of college were half of 5 years, Vocal as main and then Veena as main subject. So she knows even to play the instrument.

 , Her  native was Madurai and she was living with her family in Chennai for 36 years.


She said, before 2 years back she took class for twenty people without getting fees from them and nowadays young people were not showing their interest in Carnatic music and if anyone comes, she would teach them   free ofr cost.


                                                                       UMA MAHESWARI.D


                                                                       SYED SAFIYA SULTHANA




                                                                        SHINY MAUEL.S

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