By Kamini Dandapani
In the pantheon of Hindu gods, music and dance are revered and relished. The Goddess Saraswathi, resplendent in white, plays divine music on her veena; the music of Krishna's flute is loved by man and animal alike; the earth-shaking power of Nataraja's cosmic dance, accompanied by the enchanting rhythms of the dhamaru drums, carries within it the forces of creation and destruction.
In the realm of mortals, this divine Carnatic music with its sublime poetry, soul-melting ragams and electrifying percussive structures has universal appeal that can be enjoyed at kutcheris, or concerts, in sabhas or auditoria around the world...
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