Sl. No:338; Sooma saayaka; Kaapi;
Roopaka; Varnam; Saanskrit.
Artist: Dr B. Arundhathi.
Note: T Lakshmanan
Pillai, composer and writer says in his article on "Travancore
Music and Musicians" that Vadivelu seems to have had some hand
in composing this Varnam. He opines that the Varnam stands out from
among Swathi compositions with a distinctiveness of style that reveals
foreign authorship. "Unlike other Varnams, its Pallavi (or burden)
is decked with beautiful variations, variations which bespeak some acquaintance
with the compositions of Tiagayya", he concludes. It is known that
a Telugu sahithya for this varnam was popularized by Tanjore quartettes