Gaana is a style of music in Tamil music, originating in Tamil Nadu, India. Songs initially started for praising the remembrance of deceased persons and livelihood biography and gradually evolved into social reformer strategical songs in the recent years. Mainly the songs are characterized by lively percussion, fast paced melodies in triple pulse beats. The gana songs main origin was North chennai. Vairamuthu is one of the leading lyricists of Gaana, with thousands of song lyrics to their credit.