Music | Literature | Academics
What we do
This website, mainly dedicated to preserve and propagate the intellectual property of
H. Yoganarasimham and H. Y. Saraswathy and their family, is a comprehensive space about our work and functions.
Working primarily around Karnatik music, literature and academics—and often, their intersection—we also aim to contribute to the well-being of the society.
We have borrowed the name Devagitam—meaning ‘music of god’—from H. Yoganarasimham’s Sanskrit composition Shantirupasya taam.
पावनप्रणवो भाव्यतां – जीवतत्वं विवेच्यताम् कैवल्यमिह काङ्क्ष्यतां – देवगीतम निशम्यताम् Incidentally, deva is also H. Yoganarasimham’s ankita, the signature of the composer on their composition
With a firm belief on the necessity for interdisciplinarity, Devagitam often works as the meeting point of three cultural strands- music, literature and academics.
The trust conducts various events—from concerts to lecture-series to propagate the intellectual property generated by late H. Y. Saraswathy & H.Yoganarasimham, and their family members. It also hosts an archive of publications and musical compositions of the family.
Devagitam engages with the community by participating in charity and relief activities.