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Tyagaraja extolls Sabari.

She was just a hunters’ child. Sensitive and kind. Simple and innocent. It pinched her heart when her dad shot a dove. She cried when her mom cooked a terrapin. She closed her eyes in horror when her brother drove … Continue reading

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A scout’s succint report.

The scout has returned in style. The graceful simian has accomplished his critical mission. He has traced his lord’s spouse to the inaccessible island where she is incarcerated by the devious demon. And he has prevented her from laying down … Continue reading

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The scout brings good tidings to his anxious master.

Here is a fascinating Annamacharya lyric, in the form of a poignant dialogue between Hanuman and his forlorn Lord Sri Rama. The lyric is set to music in Raga Aabhogi in Adi Talam (Eight beat cycle), Hanuman has returned after … Continue reading

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Where arev you lurking, dear sir, the water lily is forlorn.

In Indian pantheon and tradition the moon is regarded as a male.god. He is considered to be some sort of Don Juan. He is the Lord of the stars, he is the lord of the water-lillies. Practically every Telugu child … Continue reading

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