Happy Diwali 2018

Dear Friends, Visitors, and Wellwishers

Wish you all a very very Happy Diwali !!.

May this festival of lights illuminate your life with Supreme Health, Abundant Prosperity, Endless Joy, and  Flourishing Success !!

May the Supreme Light within each of us illumine Our Minds, Enlighten Our Hearts with Endless Joy and Strengthen Our Character.

#28-Learning Carnatic Music

The birth of this post is the result of several mails I have been receiving,  to write a blog post on Music Practice. Here we go !!

When it comes to learning and practice, the modern trend is to learn a few sarali swaras, then alankaras and geethams to the extent of 4 numbers and then 2 swarajathis which are very popular like Raravenu in Bilahari Raga and Sambasivayenave in Khamas Raga. In a matter of 6 months the students are graduated to Varnams and Krithis.

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#1- Carnatic Music Audio Lessons

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.

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#1-Sangeetha Sampoorna-Beginners Level Book-2nd Edition

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. 

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#50-Pralayapayodhijale

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

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