Yuva Sangeetha Lahari

Traditional painting of Carnatic Trinity

Dhvani: Through the lens of Saint Thyagaraja

As I was thinking of a topic for an article to write for the Dhvani souvenir, I wondered what Saint Thyagaraja would have thought about ‘Dhvani’. So I started exploring the true meaning or essence of ‘Dhvani’. So here goes! Dhvani is a Sanskrit word meaning Naadam or sound. It …more

The Essence of a Guru in Our Lives

The Essence of a Guru in Our Lives

“namo namaH sri guru pAdukAbhyAm. Salutations and salutations to the sandals of the Guru.” These words, coined so beautifully by Adi Shankaracharya himself, are the essence of the Guru Paduka Stotram, which epitomizes the role of a guru in our lives. To understand the significance of the guru, it is …more