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Carnatic Musing 32 – Vijayadasami – The closing day of Navarathri

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 Carnatic Musing 32 – Vijayadasami – The closing day of Navarathri

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Carnatic Musing 31 – Navarathri – Day 9 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi

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 Carnatic Musing 31 – Navarathri – Day 9 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi

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Carnatic Musing 30 – Navarathri – Day 8 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi

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 Carnatic Musing 30 – Navarathri – Day 8 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi

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Carnatic Musing 29 – Navarathri – Day 7 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi

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 Carnatic Musing 29 – Navarathri – Day 7 – Composition on Goddess Saraswathi

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Carnatic Musing 28 – Navarathri- Day 6 – Composition on Mahalakshmi

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 Carnatic Musing 28 – Navarathri- Day 6 – Composition on Mahalakshmi

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Carnatic Musing 27 – Navarathri – Day 5 – Composition on Mahalakshmi

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 Carnatic Musing 27 – Navarathri – Day 5 – Composition on Mahalakshmi

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Carnatic Musing 26 – Navarathri – Day 4 – Composition on Goddess Varalakshmi

Goddess Varalakshmi Composer Mysore Vasudevachar - Please refer https://karnatik.com/co1032.shtml for biography and list of compositions Audio Link ML Vasanthakumari - Please refer https://www.dropbox.com/s/eyb6im4jgl5edya/Varalakshmi%20Namosthuthe%20-%20MLV%20dvw83ghYz1M.mp3?dl=0. Kindly note that there is a sloka on Lakshmi preceding the audio. Meaning in English Sri Varalakshmi, my prayers to you, oh granter of boons, the better half of Narahari (Vishnu). You… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 26 – Navarathri – Day 4 – Composition on Goddess Varalakshmi

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Carnatic Musing 25 – Navarathri- Day 3 – Composition on Goddess Lalitha Tripurasundari

Goddess Lalitha Tripurasundari Composer Harikesha Nallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar (1877-1945). Please refer https://karnatik.com/co1024.shtml for biography and compositions. Audio Link GNB - https://www.dropbox.com/s/0mhqwllrsmgy95a/Shri%20G%20N%20Balasubramaniam%2C%20Himagiri%20Thanaye%20Sudhha%20Dhanyasi-A9s3UtBLs_k.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Protect me Oh the daughter of the Himalayas, the golden hued lady, mother Ishwari. You are respected by Lakshmi & Saraswathi. You are omnipresent and sister of Rama (Vishnu). You hold… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 25 – Navarathri- Day 3 – Composition on Goddess Lalitha Tripurasundari

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Carnatic Musing 24 – Navarathri- Day 2 – Composition on Goddess Visalakshi

Goddess Visalakshi 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 MLV - https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9dwfhrdzt7s33y/Annapoorne%20Visaalaakshi%20%20%20-%20M.L%20Vasantha%20Kumari-amzIKIX50Ak.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English O Goddess Annapurna!, the one with wide (large) eyes, Protect (me)! one whose glances are witness to the entire universe! O one residing in the excellent (place called) Kuzhikkarai!, embodiment of the… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 24 – Navarathri- Day 2 – Composition on Goddess Visalakshi

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Carnatic Musing 23 – Navarathri – Day 1 – Composition on Goddess Raja Rajeshwari

Goddess Raja Rajeshwari Composer Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer (1844-1893). Pl refer to https://sriramv.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/maha-vaidyanatha-sivan-a-life/ for the life history. Audio Link Bombay Jayshree and KJ Yesudas - https://www.dropbox.com/s/t0d1a4a7kv0r52a/Pahimam..Sri..Raja..Rajeswari…%28%20Yesudas.Bombay%20Jayashree%29-cT48qGK0ctk.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Goddess Raja Rajeshwari, please protect me; oh compassionate one and wife of Sankara. You are the one who provides ultimate happiness. You ride on a lion. You… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 23 – Navarathri – Day 1 – Composition on Goddess Raja Rajeshwari