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Mrs. Vanajam P.S , popularly known as Nadasree Vanaja Sankar, is the present Principal of Sri Swathi Thirunaal  college of music Trivandrum . She is the 22nd Principal of S.S.T & she is continuing from the year 2009.She has completed three decades in the field of carnatic music .She gave her first performance in the year 1980 at Chottanikkara temple and now she had made her own contributions in the field of music. She is a well-known teacher who has many disciples to whom she transfers the immense  knowledge of music and thus proves herself as a great artist She was born as the third child of Late Sri P.P.Sankar (Retired District Panchayath Officer) and Retired Headmistress Smt. P.K.Janaki, small town near Thalayolaparambu in Kottayam district . After completing her studies at Govt. Girls school & D.B.College  Thalayolaparambu she joined Govt.R.L.V.College Music And Fine Arts in 1976 . She passed Ganabhooshanam and Ganapraveena course from Govt. R.L.V Collage Of Music and Fine arts at Tripunithura in Ernakulam district of kerala. She also have M.A in music and is also a degree holder in History. Then she was appointed as music teacher in govt girls school , Peruva . Later  she joined Chembai Memmorial music collage as an asst. professor in Palakkad district of Kerala . Then she became professor at Govt. R.L.V. Collage Of Music and Fine Arts .  During the year 2000 , she became the principal of Govt. Chembai Memmorial College. Then she served as the principal of Govt. R.L.V.College of Music and Fine Arts from 2002. From 2009 she continues as the Principal of Sri Swathi Thirunaal College of Music at capital city Trivandrum , Kerala.She secured first rank for ganabhooshanam and got Nanikuttyamma Memmorial Award (1980) from Govt.R.L.V College of Music And Fine Arts . She also Nadasree award (2006) given by All Kerala Shethra anushtana Kalavedi from Sri.ManojKumar , M.P. She was also awarded Dr Ambedkar National Award in the year 2010 for her excellence as a good teacher , performer and  an administrator .She gave her debut classical music concert three decades ago and still continues her performance both inside and outside Kerala . Being a graded artist in All India Radio and Television media she had given out many performances which is still in the mind of classical music lovers. Her excellence in light music also made her with many of the most famous Music troops. She had conducted her musical concerts in almost all temples of Kerala and other famous “ Sangeetha Sabhas “. She had composed several devotional songs , Keerthanas and Palllavis on her own and had sung  many devotional songs like “Yesu Suprabhatam” (Both Music and voice) in sanskrit .She had also learned classical dance from the age of six and had also proved her excellence in Kathakali and Bharatanatyam . Her father is her first guru who was a very good singer and a talaented flute player. Later she learned music from Kothala Keshavan Bhagavathar , Prof.Aryanad Sadashavan , Prof.Changanassery Janardhanan , Prof.Oochira Balakrishnan and Prof Aavaneeshwaram Ramachandaran.

She was also elected as one of the four most famous personalities of Thalayolaparambu  which also includes Sri.Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice K.G.Balakrishnan , and former Madras Governer Sri  . A.J.John . Her name is also included in the book “ THE GARLAND” written by Sri . Srinivas  IAS  about the most renowed classical music legends and she was the youngest performer to be included in it. It was at age of twenty that she was included in such a famous book . She also won the all kerala music teachers talent scan in the year 1984 .She was the only person who had served as principal in all the three music collages of kerala (Govt.Sri Swathi Thirunaal College of music , Govt.R.L.V. College of music and fine arts , Govt.Chembai Memmorial Music College) . And still she continues in the field of classical music…………

Melakartha Raga’s

 

The Melakarta Ragams are the 72 basic Janaka (Root) ragams for all of the infinite others in Carnatic Music.  All of these ragams are saptaswaras, that is that they have all seven notes – Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ne, and Sa.  The system is divided into two sets of 36 ragams – one set with the first Ma and the second Ma.   This is very similar to the Western concept of scales and the circle of flats. Sapta Talas
Kanakangi
Ratnangi
Ganamurthi
Vanaspati
Manavati
Tanarupiÿ
Senavatiÿ
Hanumadtodiÿ
Dhenukaÿ
Natakapriyaÿ
Kokilapriyaÿ
Rupavatiÿ
Gayakapriyaÿ
Vakulabharanamÿ
Mayamalavagaulaÿ
Chakravakamÿ
Suryakanthamÿ
Hatakambariÿ
Jhankaradhvani
Nathabhairaviÿ
Kiravaniÿ
Kharaharapriyaÿ
Gaurimanohariÿ
Varunapriyaÿ
Mararanjaniÿ
Charukeshiÿ
Sarasangiÿ
Harikambojiÿ
Dhirasankaraabharanamÿ
Naganandiniÿ
Yagapriyaÿ
Ragavardhiniÿ
Gangeyabhushaniÿ
Vagadhishwaryÿ
Suliniÿ
Chalanattaÿ
Salagamÿ
Jalarnavamÿ
jhalavaraliÿ
Navaneethamÿ
Pavani
Raghupriya
Gavambhodhi
BhavapriyaS
Subhapanthuvaraliÿ
Shadvidha
Suvarnangiÿ
Divyamaniÿ
Dhavalambariÿ
Namanarayaniÿ
Kamavardhiniÿ
Ramapriyaÿ
Gamanasramaÿ
Viswambhariÿ
Syaamalangiÿ
Shanmughapriyaÿ
Simhendra
Hemavatiÿ
Dharmavatiÿ
Nitimatiÿ
Kantammaniÿ
Rishabhapriyaÿ
Lahangiÿ
Vaachaspathiÿ
Mechakalyaniÿ
Chitraambariÿ
Sucharitraÿ
Jyothiswaroopiniÿ
Dhaatuvardhiniÿ
Nasikaabhooshaniÿ
Kosalam
Rasikapriya