Sri Shyama (Syama) Sastri, is the oldest among the Sangeetha Mumoorthigal . Sri Syama Sastri has 300 compositions mostly in Sanskrit and Telugu and few in Tamil. The compositions are mostly devoted to his Ishta devatha, Sri Kamakshi, (Sri Bangaru Kamakshi). This collection has apart from the keertanaas, has Meenakshi Navaratna Malika and swarajathis in Tamil. This is an excellent guide for beginners and advanced practioners of Karnatak Music.