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Syama Shastri

A selection of Kshetra kritis of Syama Sastri.

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RJ: Srividya

Syama Shastri

A selection of Kshetra kritis of Syama Sastri.

The songs composed on temples by Muthuswami Dikshitar and Tyagaraja are quite well known. However, the Kshetra kritis of Syama Sastri, composed at various shrines that he visited, are not discussed nearly as much as those by the other two of the trinity. There are kritis that Syama Sastri has composed on deities at temples in places such as Tiruvayyaru, Madurai, Kanchipuram, Pudukottai, Vaitheeswarankoil and Nagapattinam. This feature presents a few such compositions.

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