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Term used in south Indian classical music for pathfinders or trendsetters. Sambamoorthy gives the names of three mārgadarśis: Tyāgarāja for geyanāṭakam (opera, Nowkā Charitram); Pachhimiriyam Adiyappayya for tāna varṇam, and Seshayyangar for keertana of the Karnatik classical variety.


Subjects: Indian Music.

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