Just as we recognize and appreciate ragas, it is also important to understand the variety in compositional structure as conceived by various composers. Karnatic music has a variety fare of musical forms – varnam, kriti, padam, javali, tilan, tiruppugazg, ashtapadi, tarangam etc and each has a unique form. Also, though many vaggeyakaras have composed kritis, each composer has adopted a distinct style and understanding them will enhance our appreciation level. This was the subject taken up by Dr.Radha Bhaskar in her presentation for Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust at Tambaram, where she illustrated the different compositional forms and explained their form and content.
Mudhra, as the name signifies, aims at creating a lasting impression on the society through its creative and artistic approach towards fine arts. Mudhra is not merely a sabha, it is a cultural movement. Mudhra was inaugurated as a full fledged sabha on 12th June 1995. Since then, Mudhra has introduced a number of novel concepts in Karnatic music.