#25-Pantuvarali- The Pensively Melodious Raga !

Raga Pantuvarali is the 51st Mela belonging to the 9th Chakra – The Brahma Chakra. It was designated as Kamavardhini earlier and the name first appeared in Sangraha Choodamani of Govindacharya. Muthuswamy Dikshitar addressed it as Kashiramakriya. In Sanskrit works, Pantuvarali is referred to as Ramakriya. Ramamatya in his Swaramelakalanidhi(1550) mentions Raga Deepakam as a janya of Ramakriya. Tyagaraja immortalised Deepakam with his krithi Kalala Nerchina.

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#49-Guru-The Supreme Energy-Guru Poornima 2017

Today was a Blessed Day for me. Had visited my Guru and was immensely blessed !!

Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of all the Gurus’ in my life on this most auspicious Guru Poonima Day. This doesn’t mean that we should offer our heartfelt thanks to our Gurus only on this day. Our devotion and respect to the Guru should be always there in us, every moment we live, in our mind and heart, ever thankful.

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Shanmukhapriya Publications

Shanmukhapriya Publications is venturing into publishing books in Carnatic Music for passionate learners.   I extend my sincere thanks and regards to all my Gurus who made this possible.  Special thanks to all my students and to the music lovers who were sending me mails to start publishing books on various topics. These books which form the part of learning series are priced very nominally, but rich in content.

Shanmukhapriya Publications is proud to announce the birth of its First Book in the learning series for the  passionate students of Carnatic Music. This book will be very useful for the students of Vocal and Instrumental Music.

 Introducing Sangeetha Sampoorna for the Beginners Level – I.

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#48-Practice Towards Progress Aiming Excellence !!

Concentration, Dedication and Devotion are inter-related terms symbolising the aspiration to succeed. They can be collectively called as ” Sraddha”.

Remembering the proverb “Sraddhaavaan Labhathe Jnaanam”.

Deep Dedication becomes Devotion. Extreme dedication and affection to a chosen ideal matures into Devotion.

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176-MS Amma Special-Vishu 2017

  Wishing you all a Very Happy Vishu 2017   

On this happy festive occasion sharing the most soulful melodies rendered by the great MS Amma on Lord Narayana. 

Tracks

01- Brocheva reavarura – Khamas – Adi (2 kalai)-Mysore Vasudevachar
02-Hari narayana-Kedaram-Adi-Purandaradasar
03-Narayana Ninna-Suddhadhanyasi- Khanda Chappu-Purandaradasar

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#47-Experiencing the Divine Bliss “in and through” Music

A musician’s music touches and elevates the Soul of the Singer as well as the Soul of the Listener only when the “Soul of the Singer” connects with the “Soul of the Raga” firstly, then with the Soul of the Sahityam, then with the Soul of the Devatha ” in that krithi. When everything is aligned and in perfect communion, there is nothing but absolute” Bliss”.

This is my direct experience as a listener when I visited a temple and saw an aged Mami who was singing with utmost devotion in front of Goddess Saradambal at Kalady Sringeri Sarada Temple, located in Kerala. This Mami was not a celebrity nor a great musician.

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#20-Amazing Pictures of Lord Shiva-108 Poses of Shiva Tandavam-2017

108 Poses of Shiva Tandavam

Tāṇḍavam (also known as Tāṇḍava nṛtya) is a divine dance performed by Lord Shiva. Shiva’s Tandava is described as a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. While the Rudra Tandava depicts his violent nature, first as the creator and later as the destroyer of the universe, even of death itself; the Ananda Tandava depicts him as enjoying. In Shaiva Siddhantha tradition, Shiva as Nataraja (lit. “Lord of dance”) is considered the supreme lord of dance.

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