Vicha Bhagavathar

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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rajeshnat
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Post by rajeshnat » 08 Jun 2007, 16:46

I am shooting this thread for vicha bhAgavathar, after reading manakkAl srirAm's review of a concert of Suryaprakash at calicut. Can some one throw more light on vicha bhAgavathar.(googling did not help much).

How many compositions did vicha bhagavathar compose? What is special about his compositions? Who are his sishya paramparAs who are continuing his legacy? These are just few questions to set the ball rolling...
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Post by jayaram » 08 Jun 2007, 16:54

Rajesh - 'vicha' possibly refers to Viswanatha Bhagavatar, father of TVG.
Here's a mention of him:
"T.V.Gopalakrishnan comes from a musical family and was born at Tirupunithurai. His father T.G.Viswanatha Bhagavathar was a musician to Cochin Royalty and Professor of Music, S.K.V.College, Trichur. A disciple of Palghat Anantarama Bhagavathar and a versatile vocalist and instrumentalist, he shaped his son in his impressible years to flower into a top artiste."
http://www.saigan.com/heritage/music/garlandg.htm
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Post by rajeshnat » 08 Jun 2007, 17:21

jayaram,
I think calicut vicha bhAgavathar is different , see the result of google
http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/user ... index.html

Also I am not sure if TVG's dad vishwanAtha bhagavathar can be called vicha. Is vicha a shortened malayAlam name for vishwanathan , just like how all vishwanathans in Tamil are called visu or vicchu
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Post by jayaram » 08 Jun 2007, 21:06

Ok, it must be a different Vicha Bhagavathar then.
Vicha is a popular shortened form of Viswanathan in Kerala.
Like Chuppa is for Subramaniam.
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Post by vageyakara » 18 Jun 2007, 09:42

jayaram, and others
Kollangode viswanatha Bhagavathar(fatherof the great KVN)used to be called as Vica Bhagavather those days.
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Post by vageyakara » 18 Jun 2007, 17:51

Hi JR'JI, AND OTHERS
The other great luminaries who were called by their nick names are:-

PALGHAT RAMU BHAGAVATHARAS: -"MUNDAI BHAGAVATHAR"

NOORANI PARAMESHWARA BHAGAVATHAR:-"PAMMESHAN"

NOORANI ANANTHARAMA BHAGAVATHAR:-"ANANTHU"
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