Bhakti forms in Carnatic music : N. Vijay Siva (Chennai)
Indian music is synonymous with Bhakti music.
South Indian composers discovered and experienced
that the marriage between a raga and lyrics soaked
in bhakti could elevate the soul to the doorstep
of ‘archaradhi marga’ – the
path to salvation. This evening, we present the
compositions of South Indian saints who lived
their lives full of music and bhakti – and
are believed to have attained the ultimate goal
of human existence.
to Akhila Siva and AN Siva on March 29, 1967,
N Vijay Siva is an eminent Carnatic musician.
Vijay Siva first started learning from his mother,
a gold medalist from Carnatic Music College, Chennai.
Later, he came under the tutelage of DK Jayaraman
and continued to be guided by DK Pattammal. Taught
by Kumbakonam Sri Rajappa Iyer, he is also an
accomplished player of the mridang.