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Ragam Tanam Pallavi

Ragam Tanam Pallavis are unquestionably the brightest products of Karnatic music and contribute greatly to its academic and aesthetic value. It is here that the musician's talent and ability is brought out explicitly and exclusively. It is in this branch of Manodharma Sangita that the musician displays his creativity, imagination and artistic sense.

The term Pallavi has two meanings - one suggesting the initial portion of a kirtana or kriti which is so named only after Purandara Dasa's time onwards. Pallavi in another sense is an important item of a South Indian concert. It is improvised music having a definite Tala and Pada. Technically speaking, the term p