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CAHNATtC COMPOS£HS

PURANDARADASA (1484 PURANDARADASA (1484 PURANDARADASA (1484 PURANDARADASA (1484 - -- - 1564 C.E.) 1564 C.E.) 1564 C.E.) 1564 C.E.)

MUTHU THANDAVAR (1525 MUTHU THANDAVAR (1525 MUTHU THANDAVAR (1525 MUTHU THANDAVAR (1525- -- -1625 C.E) 1625 C.E) 1625 C.E) 1625 C.E)

KSHETRAGNA (1600 KSHETRAGNA (1600 KSHETRAGNA (1600 KSHETRAGNA (1600 - -- - 1680) 1680) 1680) 1680)

BHADRACHALA RAMDAS (1620 BHADRACHALA RAMDAS (1620 BHADRACHALA RAMDAS (1620 BHADRACHALA RAMDAS (1620 - -- - 1688) 1688) 1688) 1688)

PAPANASA MUDALIAR (1650 PAPANASA MUDALIAR (1650 PAPANASA MUDALIAR (1650 PAPANASA MUDALIAR (1650- -- -1725) 1725) 1725) 1725)

SARANGAPANI (17TH CENTURY) SARANGAPANI (17TH CENTURY) SARANGAPANI (17TH CENTURY) SARANGAPANI (17TH CENTURY)

PAIDALA GURUMURTI SASTRI (1 PAIDALA GURUMURTI SASTRI (1 PAIDALA GURUMURTI SASTRI (1 PAIDALA GURUMURTI SASTRI (17TH CENTURY) 7TH CENTURY) 7TH CENTURY) 7TH CENTURY)

ARUNACHALA KAVI (1711 ARUNACHALA KAVI (1711 ARUNACHALA KAVI (1711 ARUNACHALA KAVI (1711 - -- - 1788) 1788) 1788) 1788)

MARIMUTTHU PILLAI (18TH CENTURY) MARIMUTTHU PILLAI (18TH CENTURY) MARIMUTTHU PILLAI (18TH CENTURY) MARIMUTTHU PILLAI (18TH CENTURY)

PACCHIMIRIAM ADIYAPPA (18TH CENTURY) PACCHIMIRIAM ADIYAPPA (18TH CENTURY) PACCHIMIRIAM ADIYAPPA (18TH CENTURY) PACCHIMIRIAM ADIYAPPA (18TH CENTURY)

SADASIVA BRAHMENDRA (18TH CENTURY) SADASIVA BRAHMENDRA (18TH CENTURY) SADASIVA BRAHMENDRA (18TH CENTURY) SADASIVA BRAHMENDRA (18TH CENTURY)

OOTTUKKADU VENKATA KAVI (18TH CENTURY) OOTTUKKADU VENKATA KAVI (18TH CENTURY) OOTTUKKADU VENKATA KAVI (18TH CENTURY) OOTTUKKADU VENKATA KAVI (18TH CENTURY)

TYAGARAJA (1767 TYAGARAJA (1767 TYAGARAJA (1767 TYAGARAJA (1767 - -- - 1847) 1847) 1847) 1847)

MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR (1775 MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR (1775 MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR (1775 MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR (1775 - -- - 18 18 18 1835) 35) 35) 35)

SYAMA SASTRI (1762 SYAMA SASTRI (1762 SYAMA SASTRI (1762 SYAMA SASTRI (1762 - -- - 1827) 1827) 1827) 1827)

THANJAVUR QUARTET (18TH CENTURY) THANJAVUR QUARTET (18TH CENTURY) THANJAVUR QUARTET (18TH CENTURY) THANJAVUR QUARTET (18TH CENTURY)

IRAIYAMMAN TAMPI (1782 IRAIYAMMAN TAMPI (1782 IRAIYAMMAN TAMPI (1782 IRAIYAMMAN TAMPI (1782- -- -1856) 1856) 1856) 1856)

GHANAM KRISHNA IYER (1790 GHANAM KRISHNA IYER (1790 GHANAM KRISHNA IYER (1790 GHANAM KRISHNA IYER (1790 - -- - 1854) 1854) 1854) 1854)

VEENA KUPPAYYAR (1798 VEENA KUPPAYYAR (1798 VEENA KUPPAYYAR (1798 VEENA KUPPAYYAR (1798 - -- - 1860) 1860) 1860) 1860)

GOPALAKRISHNA BHARATHI (1811 GOPALAKRISHNA BHARATHI (1811 GOPALAKRISHNA BHARATHI (1811 GOPALAKRISHNA BHARATHI (1811 - -- - 1896) 1896) 1896) 1896)

SWATI TIRUNAL (1813 SWATI TIRUNAL (1813 SWATI TIRUNAL (1813 SWATI TIRUNAL (1813 - -- - 1847) 1847) 1847) 1847)

MYSORE SADASIVA RA MYSORE SADASIVA RA MYSORE SADASIVA RA MYSORE SADASIVA RAO (19TH CENTURY) O (19TH CENTURY) O (19TH CENTURY) O (19TH CENTURY)

ANAI AYYA BROTHERS (19TH CENTURY) ANAI AYYA BROTHERS (19TH CENTURY) ANAI AYYA BROTHERS (19TH CENTURY) ANAI AYYA BROTHERS (19TH CENTURY)

KAVI KUNJARA BHARATI (1810 KAVI KUNJARA BHARATI (1810 KAVI KUNJARA BHARATI (1810 KAVI KUNJARA BHARATI (1810- -- -1896) 1896) 1896) 1896)

SUBBARAYA SASTRI (1803 SUBBARAYA SASTRI (1803 SUBBARAYA SASTRI (1803 SUBBARAYA SASTRI (1803- -- -1862) 1862) 1862) 1862)

SUBBARAMA DIKSHITAR (1839 SUBBARAMA DIKSHITAR (1839 SUBBARAMA DIKSHITAR (1839 SUBBARAMA DIKSHITAR (1839 - -- - 1906) 1906) 1906) 1906)

NEELAKANTA SIVAN (1839 NEELAKANTA SIVAN (1839 NEELAKANTA SIVAN (1839 NEELAKANTA SIVAN (1839 - -- - 1900) 1900) 1900) 1900)

PALLAVI SESHAYYAR (1842 PALLAVI SESHAYYAR (1842 PALLAVI SESHAYYAR (1842 PALLAVI SESHAYYAR (1842- -- -1905) 1905) 1905) 1905)

MAHA VAIDYANATHA IYER (1844 MAHA VAIDYANATHA IYER (1844 MAHA VAIDYANATHA IYER (1844 MAHA VAIDYANATHA IYER (1844 - -- - 1893 1893 1893 1893) ) ) )

PATNAM SUBRAMANIA IYER (1845 PATNAM SUBRAMANIA IYER (1845 PATNAM SUBRAMANIA IYER (1845 PATNAM SUBRAMANIA IYER (1845 - -- - 1902) 1902) 1902) 1902)

TIRUVOTTRIYUR TYAGAYYAR (1845 TIRUVOTTRIYUR TYAGAYYAR (1845 TIRUVOTTRIYUR TYAGAYYAR (1845 TIRUVOTTRIYUR TYAGAYYAR (1845 - -- - 1917) 1917) 1917) 1917)

MANAMBUCHAVADI VENKATASUBBAYYAR (19TH CENTURY) MANAMBUCHAVADI VENKATASUBBAYYAR (19TH CENTURY) MANAMBUCHAVADI VENKATASUBBAYYAR (19TH CENTURY) MANAMBUCHAVADI VENKATASUBBAYYAR (19TH CENTURY)
DHARMAPURI SUBBARAYAR (19TH CENTURY) DHARMAPURI SUBBARAYAR (19TH CENTURY) DHARMAPURI SUBBARAYAR (19TH CENTURY) DHARMAPURI SUBBARAYAR (19TH CENTURY)

PATTABHIRAMAYYA(19TH CENTURY) PATTABHIRAMAYYA(19TH CENTURY) PATTABHIRAMAYYA(19TH CENTURY) PATTABHIRAMAYYA(19TH CENTURY)

POOCHI SRINIVASA IYENGAR (1860 POOCHI SRINIVASA IYENGAR (1860 POOCHI SRINIVASA IYENGAR (1860 POOCHI SRINIVASA IYENGAR (1860 - -- - 1919) 1919) 1919) 1919)

MYSORE VASUDE MYSORE VASUDE MYSORE VASUDE MYSORE VASUDEVACHAR ((1863 VACHAR ((1863 VACHAR ((1863 VACHAR ((1863- -- -1961) 1961) 1961) 1961)

ANNAMALAI REDDIYAR (1865 ANNAMALAI REDDIYAR (1865 ANNAMALAI REDDIYAR (1865 ANNAMALAI REDDIYAR (1865 - -- - 1891) 1891) 1891) 1891)

KOTEESWARA IYER (1870 KOTEESWARA IYER (1870 KOTEESWARA IYER (1870 KOTEESWARA IYER (1870 - -- - 1940) 1940) 1940) 1940)

HARIKESANALLUR MUTHAIAH BHAGAVATAR (1877 HARIKESANALLUR MUTHAIAH BHAGAVATAR (1877 HARIKESANALLUR MUTHAIAH BHAGAVATAR (1877 HARIKESANALLUR MUTHAIAH BHAGAVATAR (1877 - -- - 1945) 1945) 1945) 1945)

PAPANASAM SIVAN (1890 PAPANASAM SIVAN (1890 PAPANASAM SIVAN (1890 PAPANASAM SIVAN (1890 - -- - 1973) 1973) 1973) 1973)

MAYURAM VISWANATHA SASTRI (1893 MAYURAM VISWANATHA SASTRI (1893 MAYURAM VISWANATHA SASTRI (1893 MAYURAM VISWANATHA SASTRI (1893 - -- - 1958) 1958) 1958) 1958)

DANDAPANI DESIKAR (1908 DANDAPANI DESIKAR (1908 DANDAPANI DESIKAR (1908 DANDAPANI DESIKAR (1908 - -- - 1972) 1972) 1972) 1972)

PERIYASA PERIYASA PERIYASA PERIYASAMI TOORAN (1908 MI TOORAN (1908 MI TOORAN (1908 MI TOORAN (1908 - -- - 1987) 1987) 1987) 1987)

JAYACHAMARAJA WODEYAR (1919 JAYACHAMARAJA WODEYAR (1919 JAYACHAMARAJA WODEYAR (1919 JAYACHAMARAJA WODEYAR (1919 - -- - 1974) 1974) 1974) 1974)

PROF. MYSORE SRI V.RAMARATHNAM (1917 PROF. MYSORE SRI V.RAMARATHNAM (1917 PROF. MYSORE SRI V.RAMARATHNAM (1917 PROF. MYSORE SRI V.RAMARATHNAM (1917 - -- - ) ) ) )

N. S. RAMACHANDRAN N. S. RAMACHANDRAN N. S. RAMACHANDRAN N. S. RAMACHANDRAN

TANJAVUR SANKARA IYER TANJAVUR SANKARA IYER TANJAVUR SANKARA IYER TANJAVUR SANKARA IYER
M BALAMURALIKRISHNA M BALAMURALIKRISHNA M BALAMURALIKRISHNA M BALAMURALIKRISHNA

LALGUDI JAYARAMAN LALGUDI JAYARAMAN LALGUDI JAYARAMAN LALGUDI JAYARAMAN

N. RAVIKIRAN N. RAVIKIRAN N. RAVIKIRAN N. RAVIKIRAN

PROF. S.RAMANATHAN PROF. S.RAMANATHAN PROF. S.RAMANATHAN PROF. S.RAMANATHAN

TANJAVUR S.KALYANARAMAN TANJAVUR S.KALYANARAMAN TANJAVUR S.KALYANARAMAN TANJAVUR S.KALYANARAMAN

T TT TIRUPATI NARAYANASWAMI NAIDU IRUPATI NARAYANASWAMI NAIDU IRUPATI NARAYANASWAMI NAIDU IRUPATI NARAYANASWAMI NAIDU

BHAKTI SAINTS: BHAKTI SAINTS: BHAKTI SAINTS: BHAKTI SAINTS:

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE COMPOSERS, VARIOUS BHAKTI SAINTS OF IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE COMPOSERS, VARIOUS BHAKTI SAINTS OF IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE COMPOSERS, VARIOUS BHAKTI SAINTS OF IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE COMPOSERS, VARIOUS BHAKTI SAINTS OF
MEDIEVAL INDIA ALSO COMPOSED DEVOTIONAL HYMNS, VERSES AND MEDIEVAL INDIA ALSO COMPOSED DEVOTIONAL HYMNS, VERSES AND MEDIEVAL INDIA ALSO COMPOSED DEVOTIONAL HYMNS, VERSES AND MEDIEVAL INDIA ALSO COMPOSED DEVOTIONAL HYMNS, VERSES AND
SONGS. THESE COMPOSTIONS, THOUGH STRICTLY NOT OF CARNATIC SONGS. THESE COMPOSTIONS, THOUGH STRICTLY NOT OF CARNATIC SONGS. THESE COMPOSTIONS, THOUGH STRICTLY NOT OF CARNATIC SONGS. THESE COMPOSTIONS, THOUGH STRICTLY NOT OF CARNATIC
OR CLASSICAL CHARACTER, HAVE CON OR CLASSICAL CHARACTER, HAVE CON OR CLASSICAL CHARACTER, HAVE CON OR CLASSICAL CHARACTER, HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE GRADUAL TRIBUTED TO THE GRADUAL TRIBUTED TO THE GRADUAL TRIBUTED TO THE GRADUAL
EVOLUTION OF THE CARNATIC MUSICAL TRADITION OVER THE EVOLUTION OF THE CARNATIC MUSICAL TRADITION OVER THE EVOLUTION OF THE CARNATIC MUSICAL TRADITION OVER THE EVOLUTION OF THE CARNATIC MUSICAL TRADITION OVER THE
CENTURIES. CENTURIES. CENTURIES. CENTURIES.

KARAIKKAL AMMAIYAR (5TH CENTURY) KARAIKKAL AMMAIYAR (5TH CENTURY) KARAIKKAL AMMAIYAR (5TH CENTURY) KARAIKKAL AMMAIYAR (5TH CENTURY)

THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (7TH CENTURY) THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (7TH CENTURY) THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (7TH CENTURY) THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (7TH CENTURY)

THIRUGNANA SAMBANTHAR (7TH CENTURY) THIRUGNANA SAMBANTHAR (7TH CENTURY) THIRUGNANA SAMBANTHAR (7TH CENTURY) THIRUGNANA SAMBANTHAR (7TH CENTURY)

SUNDARAMURTI (7TH CENTURY) SUNDARAMURTI (7TH CENTURY) SUNDARAMURTI (7TH CENTURY) SUNDARAMURTI (7TH CENTURY)

MANIKKAVASAGAR (10TH CENTURY) MANIKKAVASAGAR (10TH CENTURY) MANIKKAVASAGAR (10TH CENTURY) MANIKKAVASAGAR (10TH CENTURY)

JAYADEVA (12TH CENTURY) JAYADEVA (12TH CENTURY) JAYADEVA (12TH CENTURY) JAYADEVA (12TH CENTURY)

BASAVANNA (12TH CENTURY) BASAVANNA (12TH CENTURY) BASAVANNA (12TH CENTURY) BASAVANNA (12TH CENTURY)

AKKA MAHADEVI (12TH CENTURY) AKKA MAHADEVI (12TH CENTURY) AKKA MAHADEVI (12TH CENTURY) AKKA MAHADEVI (12TH CENTURY)

ALLAMA PRABHU (12TH CENTURY) ALLAMA PRABHU (12TH CENTURY) ALLAMA PRABHU (12TH CENTURY) ALLAMA PRABHU (12TH CENTURY)

MUTHU THANDAVAR (14TH CENTURY) MUTHU THANDAVAR (14TH CENTURY) MUTHU THANDAVAR (14TH CENTURY) MUTHU THANDAVAR (14TH CENTURY)

ARUNAGIRINATHAR (15TH CENTURY) ARUNAGIRINATHAR (15TH CENTURY) ARUNAGIRINATHAR (15TH CENTURY) ARUNAGIRINATHAR (15TH CENTURY)

SRIPADARAYA (1404 SRIPADARAYA (1404 SRIPADARAYA (1404 SRIPADARAYA (1404 - -- - 1502) 1502) 1502) 1502)

VYASATIRTHA (1460 VYASATIRTHA (1460 VYASATIRTHA (1460 VYASATIRTHA (1460- -- -1539) 1539) 1539) 1539)
VADIRAJATIRTHA (1480 VADIRAJATIRTHA (1480 VADIRAJATIRTHA (1480 VADIRAJATIRTHA (1480 - -- - 1600) 1600) 1600) 1600)

NARAYANA TEERTHA (1580 NARAYANA TEERTHA (1580 NARAYANA TEERTHA (1580 NARAYANA TEERTHA (1580 - -- - 1660) 1660) 1660) 1660)

ANNAMACHARYA (1424 ANNAMACHARYA (1424 ANNAMACHARYA (1424 ANNAMACHARYA (1424 - -- - 1503) 1503) 1503) 1503)

KANAKADASA (1509 KANAKADASA (1509 KANAKADASA (1509 KANAKADASA (1509 - -- - 1609) 1609) 1609) 1609)

MAHIPATHIDASA (1611 MAHIPATHIDASA (1611 MAHIPATHIDASA (1611 MAHIPATHIDASA (1611- -- -1681) 1681) 1681) 1681)

VIJAYADASA (1682 VIJAYADASA (1682 VIJAYADASA (1682 VIJAYADASA (1682- -- -1755) 1755) 1755) 1755)

PRASANNA VENKATADASA (1680 PRASANNA VENKATADASA (1680 PRASANNA VENKATADASA (1680 PRASANNA VENKATADASA (1680- -- -1752) 1752) 1752) 1752)

GOPALADASA (1722 GOPALADASA (1722 GOPALADASA (1722 GOPALADASA (1722- -- -1762) 1762) 1762) 1762)

JAGANNATHADASA (1727 JAGANNATHADASA (1727 JAGANNATHADASA (1727 JAGANNATHADASA (1727- -- -1809) 1809) 1809) 1809)

PRANESHADASA (1 PRANESHADASA (1 PRANESHADASA (1 PRANESHADASA (1736 736 736 736- -- -1822) 1822) 1822) 1822)

VENUGOPALADASA (1728 VENUGOPALADASA (1728 VENUGOPALADASA (1728 VENUGOPALADASA (1728- -- -1751) 1751) 1751) 1751)

MOHANADASA (1728 MOHANADASA (1728 MOHANADASA (1728 MOHANADASA (1728- -- -1751) 1751) 1751) 1751)

HELEVANAKATTE GIRIAMMA (18TH CENTURY) HELEVANAKATTE GIRIAMMA (18TH CENTURY) HELEVANAKATTE GIRIAMMA (18TH CENTURY) HELEVANAKATTE GIRIAMMA (18TH CENTURY)

HARAPANHALLI BHIMAVVA (1822 HARAPANHALLI BHIMAVVA (1822 HARAPANHALLI BHIMAVVA (1822 HARAPANHALLI BHIMAVVA (1822- -- -1903) 1903) 1903) 1903)

SRI GURU JAGANANATHA DASA (1837 SRI GURU JAGANANATHA DASA (1837 SRI GURU JAGANANATHA DASA (1837 SRI GURU JAGANANATHA DASA (1837- -- -1918) 1918) 1918) 1918)