Sangeeta Bala Padam with Notation (Set of Two Volumes)

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Item Code: NAM283
Language: English
Edition: 2020
ISBN: Vol. 1: 9788179503003
Vol. 2: 9788179505281
Pages: 296 (59 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.5 inch X 7.5 inch
Weight 460 gm
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Book Description



We are happy to present this book Sangeeta Baala Paadam, Part I consisting of Saralivarisai, Simple Shlokaas set to tune and songs upto the Geetam level. An attempt has been made to bring this book as most handy for the Music Beginners by presenting the TAALAAS in pictorial form and Instructions are given to easily sing the Swaraavali in Rhythmic form.

This book will be very useful for the beginners of Karnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental). This book is dedicated to St. Purandaradasar who is the Father of Karnatic Music.

We are thankful to Shrimati Raji Parthasarathy a Vocalist, desciple of Shri D.K. Jayaraman and R. Meenakshi Sundaram Vocallst, desciple of Shri V. Sundareshar - Madambakkam, Tambaram in bringing out this book successfully.

We also thank Shri. Ragavendra Sharma, Sanskrit Scholar and Shri. Venketesh, Telugu Writer in verifying and carrying out the correction in Sanskrit Sahithyam and Telugu Sahithyam respectively.

We are also extremely happy to receive a positive note from the Great Artiste Cum Music Scholar Padmashri Dr. Bhanumati, Ex-Principal of Music College in Chennai.

We sincerely hope that the Music students get good benefit out of this book. Any suggestion for improvement is welcome.


  Sapta 7 Swara-S and Their Varieties 6
1 Swaravali Varisaigal 8
2 Jantai Varisaigal 13
3 Dhattu Varisaigal 22
4 Upper Sthayi Varisaigal 25
5 Tala-S 27
6 Sapta Tala Alankara-S  
I Chaturasra Jati Dhruva Tala 30
II Chaturasra Jati Matya Tala 32
III Chaturasra Jati Rupaka Tala 33
IV Misra Jati Jhampa Tala 34
V Tisra Jati Triputa Tala 35
VI Khanda Jati Ata Tala 36
VII Chaturasra Jati Eka Tala 37
VII Sankirna Jati Eka Tala 38
7 Gita-S 43-66
8 Swarajati-S 67-73
9 Notes 74-78
10 Maela Kartaragas 80


About the Book

Any vocational course requires prescribed text books to guide the student or the aspirant in that stream of knowledge. The ideal text books prescribed to anyone pursuing Carnatic Music are" Sangeeta Bala Padam" Volumes 1 & 2.

Sangeeta Bala Padam- Vol I consists of the basics of Carnatic Music lessons beginning with Sarali Varisai followed by Jandai, Dhaattu, Melsthaayi varisais and Alankarams, Geetams and Swarajatis. Simple Gitams, Slokams etc in bold print along with Tala concept are presented in a pictorial pattern. The user-friendly instructions are designed in a manner to make the svaravali be rendered in the rhythmic pattern with ease. The inclusion of Sapta Tala Alankaras and list of Melakarta ragas which are not found otherwise in beginners manual make this a unique book for the starters.

The next step after Swarajati is "Varnam" which actually shapes and enhances the proficiency of the learner. When Varnams are practiced and perfected the student gains mastery over voice culture and articulation of swaras. The Book Sangeeta Bala Padam Vol II contains all the forms and classifications of Varnams such as Ata tala, Adi tala, Pancha nadai varnam etc., that are normally taught by every school or Teacher of Carnatic Music. Another highlight of this book is inclusion of Janyaraga kramas and meaning of each varnam along with the additional inputs regarding the appropriate time of its recital etc,. Aspiring musicians and music practitioners will find this book extremely useful as it has the choicest Varnams.


The basic indispensable study material required by any student persuing Carnatic Music as a beginner is Sarali varisai, Jantai varisai , Dhaattu varisai, Geetam, Swarajati, and Varnams. These contents can be termed as the essentials for both a student as well as a teacher.

The renowned GIRl house who have been publishing and selling Books on spirituality, religion, culture etc., for over the last five decades have already published the book titled “Sangeeta Bala Paadam” - which has the Sarafi, Jantai, Dhattu varisai etc including Geetams and Swarajatis as its content.

In continuation, They have brought out “Sangeeta Bala Paadam - Part II”- containing Varnams.

This book contains all the forms and classification of Vamams such as Ata tala (including a Chathurasra Ata tata) and Adi tala Varnams, one Pancha Nadai Varnam and a handful of Pada Varnams. Other categories in this book are "Janyaraga kramas" ( raga scales of the Melakarta's offspring-ragas) and meaning of each 'Varnam.

Aspiring musicians and music practitioners will find this book extremely helpful as it contains the choicest of Varnams. It is essential for every student to have a strong foundation by way of knowledge and mastery over as many Varnams as possible which is amply provided in this intelligently conceived book “Sangeeta Bala Paadam - Part II”.

The chapter providing meaning of Varnams is very useful for students to cultivate the "bhawa"(emotion) aspect which is one of the most important features of Carnatic Music.

The chapter consisting of carefully chosen "Janyaraga 'Kfamas" effectively guides the student towards enriching his/her musical repertoire.

This book is a must for Music Students who reach the second stage in the study of Carnatic Music.


Sl. No. Ragam Song Page
I. Adi Tala Varnas    
1 Shankarabharanam Sami ninne kori 21
2 Mohanam Ninnu kori 25
3 Abhogi Evvari bodhana 28
4 Hamsadhwani Jalajaksha 31
5 Vasanta Ninne kori 35
6 Saveri Sarasuda 39
7 Navaragamalika Valachi vachchi 43
8 Kalyani Vanajakshiro 47
9 Todi Era napai inta 51
10 Begada Inta chalamu 55
11 Saranga Inta modi seya 59
12 Kambhoji Taruni ninnubasi 62
13 Shri Sami ninne 66
14 Pantuvarali Sami ninne nammina 70
15 Bilahari Inta chouka seya 74
16 Sahana Karunima idi 78
17 Arabhi Sarasija mukhiro 82
18 Mukhari Era napai inta 87
19 Darbar Chalamela jesevura 90
20 Shanmukhapriya Muruga unmeI 94
21 Kedaragaula Sami dayajuda 98
22 Madhyamavati Saraguna nannela 102
23 Surati Ento prema 106
24 Mohanam Alilaimel 110
II. Pancha Nadai Varnam    
25 Sumanesaranjani Parayo Shri Valli 114
III. Pada Varnas    
26 Kharaharapriya Rama eevela 118
27 Vasanta Dani korikanu 124
28 Natta Kuranji Chalamela jesevaiyya 129
29 Malayamarutam Malaya marutamuche 134
30 Athana Sami ninne 139
IV. Ata Tala Varnas    
31 Kalyani Vanajakshi ninne 146
32 Simhendra Madhyamam Veezhimizhalai 151
33 Todi Kanakangi nee 156
34 Bhairavi Viriboni ninne kori 161
35 Shankarabharanam Chalamela jesevura 167
36 Narayanagaula Maguva ninne 172
37 Dhanyasi Nenarunchi 176
38 Kanada Neranammitinaiya 181
39 Ananda Bhairavi Sami neepai marulu 186
40 Riti Gaula Vanajakshi ninne 191
41 Kambhoji Sarasijanabha 196
V. Chaturashra Jati Ata Tala Varnam    
42 Varali Vanajakshi neeve 201
VI Meaning of The Varnams   205
VII Janya Ragas and Their Arohana and Avarohana Kramas   211
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