According to tradition, every year, musicians and devotees pay homage to Sri Thyagaraja by rendering his pancharathna krithis, the five jewels.

If you would like to participate in the group singing, please arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time wearing stage-appropriate attire. You may join the participants on stage at the appropriate time.

To ensure that everyone can sing together, we have provided a recording of all the pancharathnams, and two additional krithis that are traditionally rendered before them. If you would like to join the group in their rendition, please follow along the style of the recording provided here.

Pancharathna Krithis

  1. Jagadaanandakaarakaa — Naattai (9m53s 9.05MB)
  2. Dhudukoogala — Gowlai (11m11s 10.2MB)
  3. Saadhinchane — Aarabhi (8m15s 7.55MB)
  4. Kanakanaruchiraa — Varaali (14m11s 12.9MB)
  5. Endaro Mahaanubhaavulu — Sri (13m21s 12.2MB)

The songs were all performed by Sri T.M. Krishna (Vocal), Sri R.K. Shriram Kumar (violin), and Sri Arun Prakash (mridangam), and were recorded on January 18, 2005.

All recordings are encoded in MP3 format.