Adapted from Chapter 8 of 'Kṛtimaṇimālai, English Adaptation, Part III' by Padma Varadan
A new convention was adopted for the Kṛtimaṇimālai, English Adaptation, Parts I and II to represent the svara-s and the gamaka-s in notation.
This section outlines the conventions followed and symbols used in marking the notation.
Traditional documentation of song notation in Tamil uses the following representation for the notes: Ṣaḍjam - ஸ (sa); Ṛṣabham -
ரி (ri); Gāndharam - க (ga) ; Madhyamam - ம (ma), Pañcamam - ப (pa), Dhaivatam - த (da) and Niṣādam -
Svara variants for Ṛṣabham, Gāndharam, Madhyamam, Pañcamam, Dhaivatam and Niṣādam are shown as: