Happy to inform that Shanmukhapriya School of Music has started with Online Certificate Courses in Carnatic Music / Karnataka Sangeetham. The founder Director Anuradha Mahesh who is a postgraduate in Carnatic Music, is a vainika , vocalist, musicologist and a composer. The activities of the music school and online courses are executed under her direct supervision. She is also actively engaged in several other projects in the field of therapeutic music and is an adviser to several Carnatic Music institutions right from drafting their syllabus and imparting knowledge through several workshops on rare krithis , varnams and thematic compositions.
Shanmukhapriya Publications has published the second edition of the book Sangeetha Sampoorna for Beginners Level. Special thanks to all for the overwhelming response for the first edition of this book. The book which form the part of learning series are priced very nominally, but rich in content.
Here is a home recording of the sloka Yakundendu Thushara hara dhavalaa.. in praise of Goddess Saraswathy.
Since Navarathri is nearing, you may try learning this. It is intended for intermediary or advanced level students.
It is a well known story that how the Guruvayur Temple came up. As the history unwinds, Lord Krishna, before leaving his mortal coils, predicted to Uddhava, HIS close friend, that Dwaraka will completely be taken over by the sea in a matter of 7 days. He instructed Uddhava to take care of the Lord Vishnu idol and do the prathishta in a very sacred place with the help of Guru Bhruhaspathi and Vayu Bhagavan. Thus Guru and Vayu identified a very sacred place which came to be known as Guruvayur. The idol at Guruvayur temple was salvaged from floods and still going strong even after 5000 years.
The title Pralayapayodhijale, exactly refers to the first verse of Dashavathaara song of Gita Govindam composed by Jayadevar. It goes as follows
A workshop on Rāmāyana Keerthanās will be organised in Kochi – Kerala by Shanmukhapriya School of Music during this Divine Ramayana Month.
Exqusite and evergreen Krithis of Lord Rama composed by Saint Tyagaraja and Maharaja Swathi Tirunal will be the theme of the workshop
After Visiting Kanchipuram Temple during January this year, I was completely hypnotized seeing Goddess Kamakshi dressed up as Goddess Saraswathi with a Veena on her hands. It was as though SHE was sitting there live playing the Divine Instrument with a very beautiful smile on her face..
Shanmukhapriya School of Music was established in the month of Oct, 1996 in a very small scale and as of now, has completed 21 long years of musical training for dedicated and passionate students of Carnatic Music. The institution imparts professional training in Carnatic Vocal and Veena from Beginners to advanced Level with the aim of providing a platform for musically inclined minds to nurture their talents . There are a handful of dedicated students learning Carnatic Vocal Music, Veena Instrumental, Ashtapadi along with traditional Slokas and Bhajans.