Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 28 – Sankari SaMkuru Chandramukhi – Raga Saveri

Composer Shyama Sastry . There is an excellent treatise on Shyama Sastry by Mr. Sreenivasa Rao in his 11 blogs . Pl visit https://sreenivasaraos.com Audio Link Whenever I talk about Carnatic Music Performance by siblings, the first one that comes to my mind cannot be anyone else except that of the legends DK Pattammal &… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 28 – Sankari SaMkuru Chandramukhi – Raga Saveri

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Manasa Sancharare – Ragam Sama – Carnatic Music 27

Composer Sadasiva Brahmendrar. (http://www.krishnamurthys.com/profvk/gohitvip/sadasiva.html) Audio Link Listen to the child prodigy Rahul Vellal - https://www.dropbox.com/s/96l5sppsbswgzp8/Manasa%20Sanchara%20Re%20Brahmani%20_%20Vande%20Guru%20Paramparaam%20_%20Rahul%20Vellal-TLhM9HzUiNk.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Fix the wandering mind on the Supreme Being. Fix it on the one who has his hair decorated with peacock feather and whose cheeks are more glossy than a polished mirror. Fix the mind on the one… Continue reading Manasa Sancharare – Ragam Sama – Carnatic Music 27

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Madhurambha Bhajare – Carnatic Music 28 – Stavarajam Ragam

Madurai Meenakshi Composer Muthuswamy Dikshithar Audio Visual Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebsclz75f7qjrnm/Madhramba%20Bhajare.mp4?dl=0 Meaning in English Pallavi O mind! Worship Meenakshi, the Goddess of the city of Madhura , the one served by Vishnu(father of Manmatha), Guruguha and others, anupallavi The resident of the city of Madhura, the giver of prosperity,the one who delights the hearts of Manu, Kubera… Continue reading Madhurambha Bhajare – Carnatic Music 28 – Stavarajam Ragam

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MS – புகழாஞ்சலி

MS Subbulakshmi Today is the remembrance day of the legendary nightingale of music, Smt.MS Subbulakshmi. Here is my tribute in Tamil இசை என்றால், திசை தெரிக்க ஓடுவேன் இசை என்றால், வீசை விலை என்ன எனக் கேட்பேன் - இன்றோ இசை இல்லை என்றால், மிசை இறங்க வில்லை இசை என்றால் இனிமைமிகு வாழ்வு என்றேன் இதற்கு எல்லாம் முதற்கன் நன்றி எம்எஸ் அவர்க்கே எதற்கு என்று கேளாமல்… Continue reading MS – புகழாஞ்சலி

Carnatic Musings · Spirituality

Vijayadasami – The closing day of Navarathri – Carnatic Musing 26

Integration of the three Shaktis lead to victory of good over evil Composer Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagawathar- Please refer Please refer https://karnatik.com/co1024.shtml for biography and compositions. Audio Link MLV - https://www.dropbox.com/s/anth9dmg5kjigma/VijayAmbike%20vimalAmbike%20-%20vijayanAgari%20-%20%20%20Mutthayya%20bhAgavathar%20-%20ML%20Vasanthakumari-65D9mSi2THc.mp3?dl=0 Dr Nagavalli Nagaraj - https://www.dropbox.com/s/vcbd6yl36ckrhtr/Dr.Nagavalli%20Nagaraj-Vijayambike-vijayanagari-Muttaiah%20Bhagavatar-2sLWmKXn7vM.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Oh Victorious mother, divinely pure mother, the goddess worshipped by Brahma and praised by the king of… Continue reading Vijayadasami – The closing day of Navarathri – Carnatic Musing 26

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Navarathri – Day 9 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi – Carnatic Musing 25

Goddess Saraswathi Note about this photo - This photo which is in the Puja Room of our house is nearing its Century. Yes ! it is nearly 100 years old. The work done on the image of Goddess Saraswathi. The silk embroidery with ornamental decorations were done by my mother when she was an young… Continue reading Navarathri – Day 9 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi – Carnatic Musing 25

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Navarathri – Day 8 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi – Carnatic Musing 24

Goddess Saraswathi Composer Mysore Vasudevachar – Please refer https://karnatik.com/co1032.shtml for biography and list of compositions Audio Link Mambalam Sisters - https://www.dropbox.com/s/dkj2hy8uby4j6uy/Mamavathu%20Sri%20Saraswathi%20with%20Lyrics%20_%20Hindolam%20Adhi%20_%20Devi%20Krithis%20_%20Mambalam%20Sisters-1sf3QsAFYKI.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Let Saraswati, who resides in Kamakoti peetha protect me. She who holds the veena in her soft lotus hands, the one adorned by boundless gift of speech. Your feet are worshipped… Continue reading Navarathri – Day 8 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi – Carnatic Musing 24

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Navarathri – Day 7 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi – Carnatic Musing 23

Goddess Saraswathi Composer GN Balasubramanyam GNB - Please refer https://karnatik.com/co1022.shtml Audio Link Ranjani Gayathri - https://www.dropbox.com/s/9m5x38h05q3qkhj/Ranjani%20gayatri%20sri%20saraswathi%20namOsthuthe%20saraswathi%20GNB%20-%20YouTube.flv-vgnFuoEzGQ8.mp3?dl=0 Video Link Child prodigy Rahul Vellal at the Mysore Dasara 2020 https://youtu.be/Yp1n4JUXdfc Meaning in English Salutations to Saraswathi who is Sharadha (seated on white lotus) the giver of learning, who holds in her hands book, Veena and divine rosary… Continue reading Navarathri – Day 7 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi – Carnatic Musing 23

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Navarathri- Day 6 – Composition on Mahalakshmi – Carnatic Musing 22

Goddess Mahalakshmi Composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar. Pl refer http://musicinfoguide.blogspot.com/2007/08/muthuswami-dikshitar-1775-1835.html for biography and http://guru-guha.blogspot.com for his compositions Audio Link MS Subbulakshmi - https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnb1vnqng6pr4of/M%20S%20Subbulakshmi%20-%20Mahalakshmi%20-%20Madhava%20Manohari%20-%20Muttuswami%20Dikshitar-o2va-uQu4JI.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English O Mahalakshmi, flood of compassion! Protect me, O one who captivates the heart of Vishnu(Madhava), O dweller in the chest of Mahavishnu, trusted by Shiva and Guruguha, extinguisher of evengreat sins!… Continue reading Navarathri- Day 6 – Composition on Mahalakshmi – Carnatic Musing 22

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Navarathri – Day 5 – Composition on Mahalakshmi – Carnatic Musing – 21

Goddess Mahalakshmi Composer Muthuswamy Dikshitar. Pl refer http://musicinfoguide.blogspot.com/2007/08/muthuswami-dikshitar-1775-1835.html for biography and http://guru-guha.blogspot.com for his compositions Audio Link Nithyashree Mahadevan - https://www.dropbox.com/s/fpw7p3kxgr37zdm/Hiranmayeem%20Lakshmim-%20Nithyasree%20Mahadevan-OnzqdRJm6iU.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English I worship the golden colored Lakshmi and I give up depending on inferior mortals. The one who provides long term prosperity, the daughter of milky ocean, who has her dwelling place… Continue reading Navarathri – Day 5 – Composition on Mahalakshmi – Carnatic Musing – 21