Dear Visitors and Friends
This is an open invitation from Shanmukhapriya Foundation to all visitors, well wishers and friends to participate in the upcoming Vipanchika Mahotsavam 2019, a two day festival dedicated exclusively for honouring the divine instrument Veena, on the auspicious occasion of Vasanth Panchami during February 9th Saturday and 10th Sunday.
Shanmkhapriya Foundation is a non-profit research institution that works towards the promotion of South Indian Carnatic Music and Veena. Shanmukhapriya School of Music, an integral part of Shanmukhapriya Foundation has successfully completed 21 years in the domain of teaching Carnatic Music and Veena.
Dear friends and visitors
Once again a fresh and pristine New year has arrived bringing in new dreams, new hopes and aspirations. This is what I wish for myself and all my friends. 🙂
Let there be more integrity and value in every moment of our life, more precision and productivity in the work we do or the art we practice, absolute focus and mastery in achieving our milestones this year, be very mindful in words and deeds, living the life with a definite purpose, serving others so that it makes you more happier and ultimately dedicating everything to the Supreme Power.
Wish you all a very very happy and achieving 2019 bringing you loads of fortunes.
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.
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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Dear Friends, Visitors and Wellwishers
A YouTube Channel has been opened for Shanmukhapriya School of Music to showcase the talents of the students. Kindly visit the YouTube page and keep updated.
Click here to view the videos of our Navarathri Celebrations. !! Will be posting more Videos.
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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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.
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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