The Influence of Sufism in Gaana Songs

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vijay Ratna Kumar

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The mystical songs are in vogue for centuries, keeping the individuality and pre-eminence in the society in Tamil Nadu. The Mystics were in appearance very simple and ageless, but in knowledge and wisdom, they were incomparable. Their songs were related to the themes wisdom, medicine; strengthen the body for prolonging life, alchemy, astrology, Vedic poems and magic.  Likewise, the Gaana singers in appearance are very simple, but they are very gifted of singing objective and ideal songs. The Mystical lyrics, which were composed by the Mystics are very simple to learn and understandable as well as vibrant and have tender musical emotions.

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