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Carnatic Musing 38 – Sringara Saktyayudha – Raga Rama Manohari

Composer: Muthuswamy Dikshithar. Pl. refer http://musicinfoguide.blogspot.com/2007/08/muthuswami-dikshitar-1775-1835.html Audio Link Listen to Sanjay Subramanian at https://www.dropbox.com/s/cbi8nezfgrg59dq/Sanjay%20Subrahmanyan%20-%20shrngAra%20shaktyAyudhadhara%20-%20rAmamanOhari%20-%20dIkshitar-Je9UnymFHqs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse पल्लवि शृङ्गार शक्त्यायुध धर शरवणस्य दासोऽहं अनिशं धन धान्य प्रदस्य समष्टि चरणम् गङ्गामृत पूरित घटाभिषेकस्य गद्य पद्यादि नुत कोमळ-तर पदस्य अङ्गारकादि नव ग्रह वन्दितस्य आदि मध्यान्त रहिताप्रमेय वरस्य (मध्यम काल साहित्यम्) जगदम्बिकादि सकल देवता मोहित - जननादि खेद भञ्जन… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 38 – Sringara Saktyayudha – Raga Rama Manohari

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Carnatic Musing 37 – aruNAcala nAthaM smarAmi – Ragam sArangA

Composer : Muthuswamy Dikshithar. Pl ref http://musicinfoguide.blogspot.com/2007/08/muthuswami-dikshitar-1775-1835.html Audio Link : Pl. listen to the Hyderabad Brothers at https://www.dropbox.com/s/xbi1q317iamr0hv/Arunachala%20Natham%20-%20Saranga%20-%20Hyderabad%20Brothers-uFmaVReLFi8.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verses : अरुणाचल नाथम् - रागं सारङ्गा - ताळं रूपकं पल्लवि अरुणाचल नाथं स्मरामि अनिशं अपीत कुचाम्बा समेतम् अनुपल्लवि स्मरणात् कैवल्य प्रद चरणारविन्दं तरुणादित्य कोटि संकाश चिदानन्दं (मध्यम काल साहित्यम्) करुणा रसादि कन्दं शरणागत सुर बृन्दम्… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 37 – aruNAcala nAthaM smarAmi – Ragam sArangA

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Carnatic Musing 36 – 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 36 – Sankari SaMkuru Chandramukhi – Raga Saveri

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Carnatic Musing 35 – Manasa Sancharare – Ragam Sama

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 Carnatic Musing 35 – Manasa Sancharare – Ragam Sama

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Carnatic Musing 34 – Madhurambha Bhajare – Stavarajam Ragam

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 etc., caraNam… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 34 – Madhurambha Bhajare – Stavarajam Ragam

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Carnatic Musing 33 – 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 Carnatic Musing 33 – MS – புகழாஞ்சலி

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Carnatic Musing 32 – Vijayadasami – The closing day of Navarathri

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 devas. Oh goddess who does good to devotees and is the essence… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 32 – Vijayadasami – The closing day of Navarathri