Monthly Archives: July 2012

Priya sisters sing ” Devi Rame” of Mysore Vasudevacharya in Vasantha.

I find that Sri Mysore Vasudevacharya had written quite a number of Sanskrit lyrics (kirtanas) on Maha Lakshmi. Here is the list.It may not be exhaustive, Devi rame mamavabdi tanaye. In Vasantha Kurume kusalam Kunjar Gamane. In Kamala Manohari Vara … Continue reading

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Annamayya’s lyric on Vara Lakshmi

In my latest post I talked a bit about Dikshitar’s, ‘Hiranmayeem’ in Lalitha ragam. I find that there is a lyric of Annamacgarya on Lakshmi, se to tune in Laltha, by Sri Garmella BalaKrishna Prasad.here is a link that leads … Continue reading

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In praise of The Goddess of Wealth and Well-being.

I am half awake, half drowsy. after an extended siesta following a heavy lunch “Groggy like a serpent that ate mud”, as we say in Telugu. The rains have poured and then again it rained a lot more “elephant-trunks”, again … Continue reading

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Dikshitar’s Kriti on Sri Vara Lakshmi

Here is a link to a rendering by Smt. Bombay Jayashri of the beautiful kriti by Dikshitar on Sri Vara Lakshmi aptly composed in Sri Raga.i like it . The kriti referring to the auspcious ladies’ festival on Fri days … Continue reading

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A class act

Class-acts are not confined to homo-sapiens, evidently from the following link. //www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112661209/young-gorillas-observed-dismantling-poacher-snares/

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The One who brightens the universe.

I have written a little a few days ago, about two lyrics in the raagam Hamsanaadam , namely, ‘Bantureethi’ by Tyagaraja and ‘ Telisitaymokshamu…’by Annamayya. Here is my translation into English of another lyric by Annamayya set in the same … Continue reading

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An aid-de-memoir

Here is an aid-de-memoir of proceedings at today’s Rachbanda. 1) a. The south-west monsoon seems to have veered unpredictably towards a north-easterly direction in stead of in a north-westerly direction after moving forward some more into the eastern direction, with … Continue reading

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