On Deepavali Day, which is believed to be the day Carnatic music composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar attained samadhi, Doordarshan Podhigai TV channel will begin airing a special serial presented by artistes Jeyaraaj and Jaysri called “Vaineeka Gaayaka”.
This goes on air from Nov 12 onwards, every Sunday, 8 pm.
‘Vaineeka Gaayaka’ is a presentation highlighting some of the Puranic references found in Dikshitar’s kritis. Excerpts from the relevant kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar pertaining to these references have been explained, sung and played by the artistes under various topics like Lord Ganesha, Navagrahas, Lord Muruga, and so on.
The musical aspects of these excerpts have also been discussed.
The first episode will include some details of Dikshitar’s life and also some salient features of his compositions.