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.
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.
Shanmukhapriya School of Music is commencing classes for Gita Govindam or Ashtapadi , the work composed by the 12th-century Indian poet, Jayadevar.
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.
01- Brocheva reavarura – Khamas – Adi (2 kalai)-Mysore Vasudevachar
03-Narayana Ninna-Suddhadhanyasi- Khanda Chappu-Purandaradasar
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.
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.