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The first of its kind, this one-day in-person workshop by Chaitanyam invites music students in Chennai and other cities to explore the concept of "Shanmatam" in Carnatic music. Kalaimamani Dr. Gayathri Girish will be mentoring the session.
During the time of Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya, there were several sub-faiths and sects in Sanatana Dharma with unnecessary disagreements erupting between them. To resolve these conflicts, Adi Sankara established and popularized the concept of “Shanmatam”, wherein he consolidated several faiths into six forms of worship. He expounded that these were just different approaches to worshipping the Supreme entity. He also created several literary works to support his teachings.
The six approaches that he established are:
In Carnatic music, several compositions exist on these deities to facilitate their worship.
In this workshop, we will cover 6 compositions of 6 different composers, covering each of the six approaches.
List of compositions: