This post is a continuation of my previous post The Origin of Music – Sangeethothpaththi – Part1
The swarās Shadjam, Gāndharam and Madhyamam were born in the family of Celestials. The Panchama was born in the line of Pitrs and Rishabham and Dhaivatam belongs to the family of Rishis. Nishāda was born in the family of Asurās. The presiding deities for the sapta swaras are Agni, Brahma, Saraswathi, Siva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Surya respectively.
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शङ्करं पार्वति नत्वा द्रुष्टवाचेदं वचो ब्रवीत
संगीता शास्त्रम् हे नाथ ! मह्यं वद सुखप्रदम् ||
shankaram pārvathi nathwaa drushtwaachedam vacho braveeth
sangeetha sāsthram he naadha ! mahyam vada sukhapradam ||
Once Pārvathi bowed respectfully to Lord Parameswara and asked. “Oh Lord! Could you please explain about the science and origin of music that gives transcendent bliss to all the creatures in this Universe ? ”.
Lord said to his consort. Hey ! Pārvathi. Please listen carefully. I created the Panchabhoothās and the Saptaswarās that form the base of Sangeetha Sāsthra from my 5 faces.
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Thiruppugazhs are Tamil hymns composed by the 15th Century poet Saint Arunagirinathar. These are sung in praise of Lord Muruga mostly, though very few songs are composed about Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Lord Muruga, is regarded as the embodiment of beauty, bravery, compassion and wisdom.
Here is a home recording of melodiously composed Thiruppugazh in Raga Khamas. Notations are provided to supplement learning.
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Karunai Deivame is a beautiful composition composed by Madurai Sri. T. Srinivasan. The song is in praise of Goddess Karpagaambaal in Raga Sindhubhairavi set to Adi Tala.
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Dear Friends/ Visitors
As I am getting several mails everyday for music teachers whom I know in Coimbatore and Bangalore, I am sharing the contact details of my Gurus in Coimbatore and Bangalore after taking their consent. Interested parents/students can contact my most reverred Gurus for Vocal,Violin (Coimbatore) and Veena Classes (Bangalore) for learning
Sri Hariharan Sir Residing at Coimbatore – Violinist – Disciple of Sri. M. Chandrasekharan – Takes both Vocal and Violin Classes
Contact Number: 099409 86331
Smt. Seetha Balakrishnan – Resides in Bangalore – AIR Graded Artist – Teaches only Veena– Disciple of Sri.Trivandrum Venkatraman –
Contact Number : 080-2555 1404
Sri Ganesha Pancharatnam is a beautiful hymn comprising of five stanzas composed in the Pancha-Chamara metre in praise of Lord Ganesha by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. The chanting of this sloka every day with devotion, is said to bring in a healthy life free of blemishes, learning, noble sons, a long life that is calm and pleasant and spiritual and material prosperity.
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Continuing with the Advanced Varisai Series for students of Carnatic Music. This varisai is a combination of Sarali, Dhattu and Jantai Varisai. Obviously, the student learns to sing the swaras without slipping in swara sthanas and sruthi after thorough practice.
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Though Ragas can be classified under several heads like Shadava, Audava, Sampoorna, Swarantara, Bhashanga, Upanga, Vakra etc, this particular post lays emphasis on the aspect of classifying ragas according to gender-male, female and neuter ragas.
Narada was the first to introduce the concept of classifying ragas according to masculine(male), feminine(female) and neuter(Napumsaka) groups.
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An analysis of the Grand Composition of Muthuswami Dikshithar “Sree Subramanyaya Namasthe “in the Grand Raga Kamboji is attempted in this article. Dikshithar has composed this krithi in 2 Kalai Rupaka Talam. Perhaps, Dikshithar is the only composer who has composed krithis in 2 kalai Rupakam. Kamboji is an ancient raga mentioned in musical treatises like Sangeetha Ratnakaram,Sangeetha Makaranda, Sangeetha Samayasara. The raga has its name “Takkesi” in Tamil Pann and “Kamodari” in Kathakali Sangeetham.
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