Dear viewers, I am going to rewrite the Vishnu’s Dashavatar and Ganesha series. Please go to the Indian History Page for more information.

Regards, Author, DhyanKatha

Indian Culture in a new perspective

Hi, I’m a 12-year-old homeschooler. I’m interested in Carnatic classical music. I’m fascinated by Indian epics and other untold stories.

Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles

Part 1:

Hi guys! Today, I’m going to tell you about the elephant-headed god (yes you heard it right) Ganesha. You might have heard about him as the Remover of Obstacles but you might not know how he was born.

The Carnatic Music Trinity

Shyama Sastri

Shyāma Sāstri (1762 – 1827) was born in a Brahmin family living in Thiruvārur. He received instruction in the Vedas, Astrology and other traditional subjects early on and learned music from his maternal Uncle.

Muthuswamy Dikshitar

Muthuswamy Dikshitar (1775 – 1835) was born to Ramaswamy Dikshitar at Thiruvarur. His father taught him poetry, music, Vedas and astrology.


Thyagaraja (1767 – 1847) was born in Thiruvarur, Thanjavur. He was named Thyagaraja or Thyagabramha, after the presiding deity of the temple.