Sangeetha Abhyas is a portal meant for carnatic music lovers. Our goal is to evolve into a one stop shop for carnatic music. This portal features a wide range of carnatic performances from the likes of Sri Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar to Sri T.M. Krishna and also delves into the fundamentals of carnatic music. This website is primarily targeted at music lovers who are not trained musicians. So listen, learn and enjoy!
Carnatic music is a classical music form from Southern India. Carnatic music is also known as Karnataka sangeetham. While the origin of the name Carnatic has not been documented, the word has two meanings in the Sanskrit language, "pleasing to the ear" or "traditional", both of which fit aptly.
The origin of Carnatic music is said to have been of a divine nature and attributed to the holy scripture of Sama Veda. Bharata Natya Sastra, from around the 5th century A.D. is considered to be the earliest recorded document available on Indian classical music.
Introduction to Carnatic music is incomplete without stating the contributions made by the Holy Trinity comprising of saints Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar (18th century A.D.), Sri Shyama Sastri (18th century A.D.) and Sri Thyagaraja (19th century A.D.) who left behind an enduring legacy of compositions.