Glossary of terms used in this blog/website
ArOhanam : The ascending scale of a rAgA. 
AvarOhanam : The descending scale of a rAgA. 
bAnsurI : Indian Bamboo Flute 
bollywood : Indian hindi film industry is known thus.
carnAtic : English name for ‘karnataka-shAstrEeya-sangEetham’; South Indian Classical music genre
dHarmavatI : A cArnAtic Raga. 
gamakA : The ornamentaion-like oscillation associated with a swara. 
hindOlam : A carnAtic raga name, equivalent to mAlkauns of HindustAni.
hindustAni : The North Indian Classical music genre is known thus.
ilayarAjA : A great Indian cine-music composer, director.
janyA : Sanskrit word meaning ‘derived’, One classification of Ragas.
kArunyA : Sanskrit word meaning, pity, sympathy, kindness.
kramA : Sanskrit for Order, sequence.
Lalgudi : A district in South India, made famous by Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, a great carnatic violin artiste. Used synonymously to him.
Lalgudi Jayaraman : A great Indian carnatic violinist, composer, musician and musicologist. 
LGJ : Abbreviation for Lalgudi G Jayaraman
melakArthA : A classification of a carnatic raga. 
MS Subbulakshmi : A great south Indian carnatic female vocalist. Honoured with the highest civilian award for service to music by Indian Govt.
Mudduswamy Dikshitar : A great composer of Carnatic Music. One among the Trinity of Indian Music. 
nAdaswaram : A south Indian classical/folk instrument. 
Nedunuri Krishnamurthy : A great carnatic male vocalist.
PurandaradAsA : A great saint composer, considered the father of carnatic music.
rAgA : Will try to give a nice concise meaning soon
ranjanI : A carnatic music rAgA. , 
sampOornA : sanskrit for Complete. A rAgA can be classified as a sampOorna Raga. 
saptaswarA : The seven notes, Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ni are collectively called so. 
sArangI : An Indian string based instrument, in a way similar to the western violin.
swarA : will give info later…..
syAmA sAstry : A great south Indian composer, one of the Trinity of Indian Music. 
Thyagaraja : A great saint composer, one of the Trinity of Indian Music. 
Todi : Name of a raga in both carnatic and hindustani music genres. Though, they are different rAgAs that share the same name.
Tulsi : A plant which is considered auspicious in India. Has medicinal values.
Ustad Sultan Khan : A great North Indian sArangI maestro.
vakrA : sanskrit for crooked, not-straight.