DescriptionA pancharatna kriti (Telugu: పంచరత్న కృతి, Sanskrit: पंचरत्न कृति, Tamil: பஞ்சரத்ன கீர்த்தனைகள், Kannada:ಪಂಚರತ್ನ ಕೃತಿ, Malayalam: പഞ്ചരത്ന കൃതി Sanskrit pancha - five & ratna - gem) is one of a set of five kritis (songs) in Carnatic classical music, composed by the 19th century Indian composer, Tyagaraja. Four of the five pancharatna kritis are composed in Telugu language, and one in Sanskrit.
Tyagaraja lived in the late 18th century and early 19th century in Tiruvayyaru in present Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. His compositions are considered to be some of the finest in Carnatic music. These five kritis are in Telugu set to music in five ragas: Naata, Goula, Arabhi, Varaali and Sri.