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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

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 Carnatic Musing 34 – Madhurambha Bhajare – Stavarajam Ragam

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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