From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved July 31, Experts like Thrikkambaram Krishnankutty Marar and Ooramana Rajendra Marar have strived and succeeded in presenting it in the form of a solo concert also using the instrument called Kudukka Veena.
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Retrieved from " https: This page was last edited on 7 Juneat Sopana sangeetham musicas the very name suggests, is sung by the side of the holy steps sopanam leading to the sangeegham sanctorum of a shrine.
However, unlike in Carnatic music, Sopanam follows a more uncomplicated plain-note sageetham a technique called Aantolika gamakamand is canonically devoid of microtones. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references. The word Sopanam refers to the sacred steps of main shrine of a temple and Sangeetham refers to music.
These temples have their own set of musicians hereditarily practising the art in their precincts. The rendition style of Sopanam, though basically a temple art, also extends to providing audio accompaniment to traditional Kerala dance-dramas like KathakaliKrishnanattam and Ashtapadiyattam besides as devotional music in Kalam pattu and dramatic music in Mudiyettu. Like most traditional music forms, Sopanam too has its set of schools, each varying in subtleties.
Sopana sangeetham has its essential features born out of a happy blending of the Vedic, folk and tribal music of the region that is now called Kerala. Sopana Sangeetham is a form of Indian classical music that developed in the temples of Kerala in south India in the wake of the increasing popularity of Jayadeva 's Gita Govinda or Ashtapadis.
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The late Njeralattu Rama Poduval of Thirumandhamkunnu baniJanardhanan Nedungadi of Guruvayoor, Sri Jyothidas Guruvayoor, Damodara Marara practitioner of the temple art called Mudiyettufrom Pazhoor and Sadanam Divakara Mararmaster percussionist,  have been some of the most authentic experts of Sopana sangeetham. The name derives from two Malayalam or Sanskrit words: Late masters like Pallavoor Kunhukutta Marar used to present Sopana sangeetham to the accompaniment of instruments like harmonium.
Chenda Idakka Kombu instrument Mizhavu Timila. This is followed by the song paattuquite like the concept of Kriti in Carnatic music, though, again there are no flourishes like niraval or Kalpanaswaram. It has its beginnings through the practice of singing invocatory songs in front of the 'Kalam' a stylised five-colour carpet drawing on the floor using natural powders of Goddess Kali.
Views Read Edit View history. Sopanam is traditionally sung by men of the Marar and Pothuval castes of Ambalavasi semi-Brahmin community, engaged to do it as their hereditary profession. Malayalam music directors Category: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It has it set of distinct ragas like Puraneera, Indalam, Kanakurinhi, Sreekanti, Ghantaram and Samantamalahari, but has also a lot of ragas that are commonly used in the south Indian classical Carnatic music.
They include ones being sung at south Kerala temples sangeetyam Pazhoor and Ramamangalam on the banks of the river Moovattupuzha and the northern ones like Thirumandhamkunnu and Guruvayoor to name a few. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It is sung, typically employing plain notes, to the accompaniment of sangeehham small, hourglass-shaped ethnic drum called ' edakka ' or idakkabesides the chengila or the handy metallic gong to sound the beats. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Experts like Thrikkambaram Krishnankutty Marar and Ooramana Rajendra Marar have strived and succeeded in presenting it in the form of a solo concert also using the instrument called Kudukka Veena.
This article needs additional citations for verification. It is still the case, largely.
March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Sopana sangeetham shares at least one similarity with the north Indian classical Hindustani music in the sense that both have ragas prescribed for rendition during particular time of the day.
Sopana sangeetham is traditionally taught by the family members to the next generation.