Tamil scholar Poovannan’s MSV & Karunanidhi connect

“My father, V M Ganapathi changed his name to Thamizh Pithan out of his love for the language. My original name was Govindaraju which I changed to Thamarai Poovannan.” Continue Reading

Know your raga: Amritavarshini–Showers rain

Amritavarshini ushers showers rain when sung. It is a janya raga as it does not have all the seven swaras. It is said that the Carnatic composer Muthuswami Dikshitar brought rain at Ettayapuram by singing his composition Aanandaamrutakarshini Amrutavarshini. It has many compositions in both classical and film music. Continue Reading