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Dhrupad

  • 09 Nov 2019
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Why in news?

Padma Shri awardee and renowned Dhrupad vocalist Ramakant Gundecha passed away in Bhopal.

Key Points

  • The word Dhrupad is derived from Dhruva, the steadfast evening star that moves through the galaxy, and Pada meaning poetry.
  • Traditionally, the dhrupad style of singing was performed with a tanpura and pakhawaj.
  • The lyrics sung in Dhrupad are in a medieval form of Hindi and typically heroic in theme, or praise of a particular deity.
  • It is a form of devotional music that traces its origin to the ancient text of Samveda.
  • One significant characteristic of Dhrupad is the emphasis on maintaining the purity of the Raga.
  • Hindustani classical music is primarily vocal-centric. The primary vocal forms associated with Hindustani music are the Khayal, Ghazal, Dhrupad, Dhammar, Tarana and Thumri.

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