Languages used in Carnatic Sangeet

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Christianamr
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Languages used in Carnatic Sangeet

Postby Christianamr » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:33 pm

While looking at a list covering the compositions of Swathi Thirunal I found a language unknown to me : Manipravalam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipravalam

Manipravalam was a literary style used in medieval liturgical texts in South India, which used an admixture of Tamil (early Malayalam of Kerala) and Sanskrit.[1][2][3] Manipravalam is termed a mixture of Sanskrit and Tamil.[4] Tamil language was the language of the region, part of Tamilakam, at the time of Manipravalam's genesis and use and its introduction caused a significant transition of Malayalam from Tamil in Kerala.[5][6][7] Mani-pravalam literally means ruby-coral, where Mani means ruby in Tamil while Pravalam means Coral in Sanskrit.[8] Malayalam is referred to as ruby and Sanskrit as coral.[3] This was prevalent in Vaishnavite religious literature in Tamil Nadu and literary works in general in Kerala.


Here is th index of Swathi Thirunal songs :
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/swaticomp.html

PS : Of course you´d expect Kannada , Telugu , Malayalam and Tamil ( order according to my taste ) as the primary languages in Carnatic music .
सहस्रनाम ततुलयम राम नाम वरानने |
Sahasranāma tat tulyam Rāma nāma Varānane .

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Re: Languages used in Carnatic Sangeet

Postby block » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:55 am

Didn't know that language, you have found curious data.


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