Carnatic Musings

In my “blogging journey” so far, the focus is on Spirituality and Travel. In this journey there is one vital companion of mine, about whom I did not write anything and I just took “him/her” for granted. I always assumed that this companion can’t be separated from me and will always be with me in my soul satisfying pursuit as an integral part of myself. But having gone through the spiritual hymns that defined “I” in my previous blogs, it is quite natural for me to detach this integral companion and look at him/her a bit closely.

The result of this detached look is this Category of my blog. CARNATIC MUSINGS.

In this Category the soul of several compositions in Sanskrit will be looked at and the meaning they provide will be absorbed and presented in Tamil. The Tamil meaning provided is by no means in a musically tunable form. It is just an expression of my limited vocabulary in Tamil. To begin with, the blogs will cover a song each from the Trinity of Carnatic Music. Subsequently, Readers/Viewers requests will be given priority. May I request your indulgence? You can send your request through mail or comment. The request should be about Carnatic Music Compositions.

Once again a word of CAUTION: “I” am not a specialist in Music; neither do “I” know to sing nor “I” know the “Sastra” of any music leave alone Carnatic Music. The only connection that “I” have is that undefinable relationship that a Cobra has when the Snake Charmer plays his tune in front of it with his “Magudi/Pungi” (Wind Instrument).

Note: For those who are brand new to Carnatic Music, I would recommend adequate “googling” like me. The blogs here will not able to be of any assistance. My apologies.

I intend to begin the blogs in this category from June onwards.