Tag Archives: Tyagaraja

Garudadhvani!

Garudadhvani Note 1:  I am happy to reproduce this article in my blog that appeared in the current issue of Shanmukha – a quarterly journal dedicated to the Arts brought out by Bombay’s Shanmukhananda Sabha. Note 2: I wish to … Continue reading

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Nothing Like Listening to a Live Concert!

J.A.Jayanth’s Mali Memorial Concert for the BGS Trust I missed the first two items and I had to scan the near housefull auditorium in order to find a suitable seat.  I didn’t get the seat of my choice but settled … Continue reading

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Narasimha – Nothing Impossible!

Perhaps one of the most dramatic of all the avatars of the Almighty, Narayana in his unique incarnation as the man-lion has indelibly captured the imagination of devotees, and continues to hold sway as never before.  And today in our … Continue reading

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Bombay Sisters @ the Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha

At the risk of the first paragraph sounding like a “list of items performed”, let me nevertheless begin by listing the first few items!  The Bombay Sisters started their concert with the bright and peppy Jaya Jaya (Nata – Purandaradasa) … Continue reading

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Rama – The Uttama Purusha

Note to readers: With Ramanavami around the corner, when I was asked to write an article on Rama I was wondering what it was I could actually write without rehashing something that has already been written.  I knew I would … Continue reading

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Edanunnaado – Bhadrachalam 2015

My trip to Bhadrachalam this year to perform a full-length concert for 382nd Jayanti Celebrations of Bhadrachala Ramadas conducted by the temple Devasthanam, was very different from last year in so many ways.  Last year involved the meeting of so many … Continue reading

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Brilliant & Beautiful Begada Shining through Dikshitar’s Sri Maatah

In Praise of Devi and Sri Vidya – Muthuswami Dikshitar There is no doubt that each member of the Musical Trinity (Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri) has handled the perennially fascinating and classical raga Begada with exquisite elegance.  Tyagaraja … Continue reading

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