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Music Rituals in the Temples of South India: Vol. 1

By: Geetha Rajagopal

Price: $36.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028757

ISBN: 8124605378

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 270 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. View more info

The Celestial Nagasvaram: Origin, Myths, Reception and the Maestros

By: Geetha Rajagopal

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100298

ISBN: 819270212X

Condition: New


Nagasvaram, world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instrument, is known as mangala vadyam (auspicious instrument), and raja vadyam (king of all instruments). This popular wind-group musical instrument is well known all over the south Indian states, more specifically in Tamil Nadu. Its origin is associated with the Thiruvarur Temple and its legacy continued all through the Pallavas, Colas, Pandyas, Nayakas, and Marathas. It has imprinted its sheen on all the rituals, especially, on the temple festivals and marriages. This book makes an in-depth study of the history of evolution, penetration and g... View more info