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Re: kooththu

From: Badrinarayanan Seshadri (
Date: Tue May 07 1996 - 17:58:49 PDT

I had earlier written the following:

* 'kooththu' does not refer to holding hands and forming a
* chain. Rather, the word 'kuravai' denotes this. 'kuravai' also
* does not directly mean this. 'kuravai' is the thamil word for
* one of the 7 svaras. 

This is wrong. I apologise. 'kural' is one of the 7 svaras.
'kuravai' refers to the tune or raga.


Badri Seshadri 
Graduate Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cornell University