MAHARAJA Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma

Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (Malayalamശ്രrii സ്വാതി തിരുനാള്‍ രാമ വര്‍മ) (April 16, 1813 – December 25, 1846) was the Maharaja of the state of Travancore (തിരുവിതാംകൂര്‍), inIndia. He reigned under the regency of his mother Maharani Gowri Lakshmi Bayi from 1813 till 1815 and henceforth under the regency of his aunt Maharani Gowri Parvati Bayi from 1815 till 1829. In 1829 he turned major and assumed full powers of ruler and ruled Travancore till his demise in 1846.




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General Articles of Biographical Nature (A)
Articles on Musical Contributions of Swathi (B)
Articles on Authorship Controversy (C)
Articles on Contemporaries (D)
Miscellaneous (E)

About 70 articles on the life, times and music of Swathi Thirunal and also on other personalities of his times are given here. A few articles of general interest are also included. More will be added later. Visitors are welcome to contribute. 

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1. A South Indian Maharaja By Mahakavi Olloor S. Parameswara Iyer
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2. An English letter by Swathi Thirunal to the Madras Governer (new)
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3. A Sanskrit Letter by Swathi Thirunal to Sankaracharya (new)
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4. Article by Swathi Thirunal in Sanskirt on Rhyme patterns in musical sahithya (new)
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5. Col. Munro's letter on issues related to Swathi's ascending the throne (new)
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6. History of Swathi Thirunal's Lineage
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7. Swathi Thirunal  by A.Sreedhara Menon
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8. Swathi Thirunal by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer
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9. The Legacy of Maharaja Sree Swathi Thirunal by Vinay Chandra Maudgalya
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10. Swathi Thirunal by Mysore Vasudevacharyar
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11. Sri Swathi Thirunal Maharaja by Kainikkara M. Kumara Pillai
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12. Swathi Thirunal - The Composer and Choreographer by M.K.K. Nayar
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13. Speech by Sree Chithira Thirunal on Swathi Tirunal made during Centenary Celebrations
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14. Sri Swathi Thirunal- A versatile genius by Dr.B. Gopala Reddi
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15. Maharaja Swathi Thirunal by Sir C.P Ramaswamy Aiyar
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16 .Sree Swathi Thirunal by Shri A.N.Tampi
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17. Swathi Thirunal Biography 
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18. News PaperCutting on 175th birthday of Swathi Thirunal (malayalam)
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19. On Swathi Thirunal by S. Hariharan (Malayalam)
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20. News paper report on Swathi Festival at Palakkad (Malayalam)
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21. Sri Swathi Thirunal Academy of Music by Dr K Bhaskaran Nair (Malayalam)
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22. Swathi's Contribution to Dance & Music by Hemalatha sreekumar (Malayalam)
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23. Chapters on Swathi Thirunal: Extracts from "History of Travancore" by P .Shangunni Menon 
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24. The Splendour of Padmanabha swami Temple by Dr. M.G. Sasibhooshan (new)
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25. Thanjavoor Amma Veedu by Kizhekemadaml Govindan Nair
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26. Swathi Thirunal as an Able Administrator
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27. Dance and Music in Reformation Period by Prof.K. Omanakkutti
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28. A Prince among Artists by K.S. Ramaswami Sastri
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29. Swathi Thirunal and Natya:Dancer K Sankaran Kutty(Malayalam)
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30. Swathi Thirunal and Arts by Hemalatha Sreekumar (Malayalam)
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31. Hindustani Compositions of Swathi Thirunal by Prof N.E Viswanatha Iyer (Malayalam)
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32. A Study of composition of Swathi's sister by Dr R P Raja
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33. Contributions of Swathi to Sanskirt Literature by R Vasudevan Potti (Malayalam)
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34. Hindusthani Kritis of Swathi: Text & Meaning in Malayalam by Prof. P.T. Indira Devi
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35. Music andRoyal House of Travancore - by T. Lakshmanan Pillai (new)
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36. Musuri Subramanya Iyer on Swathi Thirunal
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37. Maharaja Swathi Thirunal's Contribition to the Literature and Art of Kerala by Sankara Iyer
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38. Lullaby composed for Swathi: Omana Thingal: Translation and Staff Notation
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39. Garbhasreeman: by Prof. Neyyattinkara Mohanachandran (Malayalam)
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40. Swathi Thirunal- As a patron of arts
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41. Dance compositions of Swathi Thirunalby Dr.S. Venkatasubramanya Iyer
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42. The Group Kirtanas of Maharaja Sri Swathi Thirunal by Dr. B. Pushpa Krishnan
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43. Reviews on Navarathrimandapam concerts by G. Harisundar, The Hindu
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44. Kshethra Kritis of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal by Prof: Dr. K. Omanakkutty
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45. Shadkala Govinda Marar by P.T.Narendra Menon
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46. Four Rare compositions of Irayimman Thampi: News cutting (Malayalam)
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47. Swathi Thirunal and the Carnatic Music Trinity by Dr S Venkitasubramanya Iyer (Malayalam)
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48. Margadarsi Sesha Iyengar: Swathi's role model as a composer By T. S. Parthasarathy (new)
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49. Contributions of K.C. Kesava Pillai by Dr.S. Bhagyalekshmi
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50. Irayimman Thampi- An Artistic Genius by Dr. V. S. Sharma
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51. Have Swathi Thirunal and Deekshithar ever met ? (new)
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52. Press report on descendents of Ponnayya, Chinnayya and Vadivelu (Malayalam)
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53. Music of India by P.N. Kalyanikutty
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54. Kerala School of Thala Sasthra by A. S Nambisan
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55. Press report on demise of Mullammoodu Harihara Bhagavathar (Malayalam)
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56. The Navarathri Mandapam by Prince Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma (new)
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57. Press report on new historical documents on Swathi Thirunal (Malayalam)
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58. Temple Music of Kerala by Thrippoonithura Viswanatha Bhagavathar (Malayalam)
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59. Travancorean Music and Musicians by T. Lakshmanan Pillai (new)
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60. Papanasam Sivan: The Tamil Tyagayya by Dr. S. Bhagyalakshmi
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61. Prince Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma: Musician & Descendent of Swathi Thirunal (new)
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62. Magnificent abode of divinity by Aswathi Thirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi
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64. Article on Observatory by Caldecott, dated 1837, Reprinted in 1839 in England (new)
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65. Sri Swathi Thirunal A Fountain of Music by Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair (new)
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66. Sri Swathi Thirunal -The Great Vaggeyakara by Dr. R. P. Raja
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67. Swathi Compositions in Western Notations Published in England in 1891 (New)
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68. On Gouri Lakshmi Bayi: Swathi's Mother (Excerpts from Travancore Manual by Nagamayya)
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69 . On Gouri Parvathi Bayi: Swathi's Aunt (Excerpts from Travancore Manual by Nagamayya)
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70. On Uthram Thirunal Martanda Varma: Swathi's Brother (Excerpts from Travancore Manual by Nagamayya)
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Letter from Late Dr.Semmangudi Sreenivasa Iyer according permission for including his music in this site (new)
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Travancore Radio Programme : 1947:showing coverage of Swathi Krithis(New)
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The Demise of Swathi Thirunal by Dr Achuthsankar S. Nair(New)




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