A Historical Perspective of Mangalavattiyam
- Mangala Vathyam,
- Cultural Identity,
- Cultural Individuality
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
From the earliest days of the Tamil music tradition, music was considered to be a combination of vocal music, instrumental music and dance. Each of these musical genres is closely intertwined. Knowledge of one helps to know about the other. Instrumental music has been interpreted as accompaniment to solo music and dance and as a solo specialty. In Bharata's book 'Natyashasthram', musical instruments are generally divided into four categories as nerve (tata) hole (kasira) ¸ skin (avanatta) ¸ kana (kanja). In this context, it is a research paper on the history and use of the Nagaswaram and thavil instruments, which are referred to today as the Mangala Vaathyam, which the Tamils have merged with their culture. This article also examines in detail the ideological changes that have taken place over time in the use of these two musical instruments. At the same time, the use of these instruments in the sociological context is taken into account. Finally, this article is a historical study of the lineage of musicians who have mastered these instruments.
- Alagesan, Serndanur Ramanathan (2013) Skanda Shasti Kavacham (in Tamil and English) (4th ed.). Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu: Nightingale. pp. 3, 10–11
- Chandrasekharan, Sri K. (1976) Dr. V. Raghavan: his scholarship & services. The Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, 47, pp. 151-155. Madras: The Music Academy.
- Elwin, D.H., (1941) Census of India, Vol. II: Madras Tables, GIPE Census Documents, https://dspace.gipe.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10973/37348
- Parthasarathy T.S., Nagaswara, (1981) Souvenir of the 55th conference of the music Academy, Madras,1981: pg 64
- Premalathaa, V., (1985) Music through the Ages, Delhi-, p.332
- Sambamoorthy, P., (1929) South Indian music series. Indian Music Publishing House.
- Viswanathaiyar, R., (1950) abhinaya Darpana vilasam: Adyar:Lyrics – 855 - 858