Q: Tamil literature

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Tue Sep 16 06:43:07 UTC 1997

In a message dated 97-09-15 08:53:19 EDT, jlc at CCR.JUSSIEU.FR writes:

<<  [did viLari originally denote a paN (approx. a rAga)
   or the sixth note, as the musical theory would like
   to explain?]
Originally viLari was the sixth note. The viLarip paN referred to the rAga
obtained by having the viLari as the first note and modal shift of the tonic.
The current Carnatic appellation of this paN is tODi rAga.


S. Palaniappan

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