The term “alankara,” which is also known as “palta” or “alankaram,” literally translates to “ornament, decoration” and is used in Indian classical music. In a series of svaras, an alankara is any pattern of musical ornamentation that a musician or vocalist develops inside or across tones, based on classical musical theory or inspired by own creative preferences. In Hindustani music, the same idea is known as palta or alankara, but the term alankara is the norm in Carnatic music.
The ancient and mediaeval musicologists of India assert that a musician has countless creative options at their disposal, but each of them provided an example of an alankara to support their claim. Sarngadeva detailed 63 alankaras, Bharata Muni addressed 33 alankaras, and Datilla discussed 13, among many others offered by mid-medieval academics.
|Books name||Alankara Prasanga/ ଅଳଙ୍କାର ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗ|
|Author||Gobinda Chandra Udgata|
|No Of pages||19|
|Printed At||Mahanadi Print & Process|