Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Vaishnava Jana tho Tene Kahiyaje...

Narasinh Mehta's wonderful "Vaishnava Janato" was posted
to rec.music.indian.classical recently. The song used to be a daily prayer at Gandhiji's Ashram and was very much liked by him.

The present embedded song was sung by Sri M.S.Subba lakshmi.

The Bhajan is in essence a "definition" of "vaishnav" who practices a life style rich in human values our country is made of. Whom so ever it(Any religion or any country) may be these values remain the same. The author likes to see such a person, whose mother is blessed for having such a child.After listening to the song, I hope one can find a right way to lead one's life.

Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je
[One who is a vaishnav]
PeeD paraayi jaaNe re
[Knows the pain of others]
Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye
[Does good to others, esp. to those ones who are in misery]
Man abhimaan na aaNe re
[Does not let pride enter his mind]

SakaL lok maan sahune vande
[A Vaishnav, Tolerates and praises the the entire world]
Nindaa na kare keni re
[Does not say bad things about anyone]
Vaach kaachh man nishchaL raakhe
[Keeps his/her words, actions and thoughts pure]
Dhan-dhan janani teni re
[O Vaishnav, your mother is blessed (dhanya-dhanya)]

Sam-drishti ne trishna tyaagi
[A Vaishnav sees everything equally, rejects greed and avarice]
Par-stree jene maat re
[Considers some one else's wife/daughter as his mother]
Jivha thaki asatya na bole
[The toungue may get tired, but will never speak lies]
Par-dhan nav jhaalee haath re
[Does not even touch someone else's property]

Moh-maaya vyaape nahi jene
[A Vaishnav does not succumb to worldly attachments]
DriDh vairaagya jena man maan re
[Who has devoted himself to stauch detachment to worldly
Ram naam shoon taaLi laagi
[Who has been edicted to the elixir coming by the name of Ram]
SakaL tirath tena tan maan re
[For whom all the religious sites are in the mind]

VaN-lobhi ne kapaT-rahit chhe
[Who has no greed and deciet]
Kaam-krodh nivaarya re
[Who has renounced lust of all types and anger]
BhaNe Narsaiyyo tenun darshan karta
[The poet Narsi will like to see such a person]
KuL ekoter taarya re
[By who's virtue, the entire family gets salvation]

Monday, December 25, 2006

A challenging crusade - T V K Shastry - Spirit Of Unity Concerts

T.V.K. Shastri, founder-promoter and chief convener, Madras Telugu Academy, addressing a press conference in Tirupati on Friday.

TIRUPATI, MARCH 11. Madras Telugu Academy has drawn up an ambitious programme for its silver jubilee celebrations scheduled for April 3 in Chennai.

He is not the buzz of the city - The world does not know this man. But, the quiet smile that flickers on his face conveys a silent satisfaction. "You need to do it yourself," was the harsh reality that had struck T V K Shastry early in life - Since then, there was no looking back for him -- whose only vision in life is bringing people together.

Feeding this truth to his mind, he went all out to unite the masses and for more than two decades now, he has been trying to bring people from all parts of the country on a single platform - the rallying point being music and dance. He says, "Art is the only medium that has no frontiers, no caste, creed or religion attached to it and is the ultimate expression of humanity. Music is a noble art, necessary to human life. It's almost like the food of the soul."

But, what is the connection between his need for uniting the masses and his love for music? The first action - It all began in a very small way in the late 1970s when he decided to sow the seeds for Madras Telugu Academy (MTA) and Bharath Cultural Integration Committee (BCIC), the two organisations that he had set up. "Identifying unexposed talent in fine arts, offering artistes from all backgrounds a platform to perform and supporting them with the essential publicity back-up" he says, is the mission of the twin organisations.

The organisations have been keeping pace and their distinctiveness since their inception. The Madras Telegu Academy has been presenting the 'Ugadi Purashkar Award' to prominent personalities in the sphere of fine arts and culture for the last 33 years. "This is meant for the common man with its arms open to talented youngsters waiting for an opportunity to take off," says Shastry. The festival is conducted in Chennai every year and draws a cross-section of people waiting to exhibit their talents.

The Bharath Cultural Integration Committee conducts 'The Spirit of Unity Concerts for Universal Integration' every year, in different parts of the country. The concert is spread over a period of five or six days in which over 1,825 artistes, including well-known musicians like M S Subbulakshmi, Zakir Hussain, Pandit Jasraj, dancers, cinema artistes and child prodigies have performed.

The twin organisations also award scholarships to students who secure the first rank in class-10 examinations in each state and Union Territory. It also provides financial help for deserving candidates to pursue their education and to sick people who are in need for money for medical expenses.

A keen lover of music, he listens to it in any form. Now, all these years later, he believes that his love for 'art' got him closer to his dream. After 24 years of conducting concerts and festivals across India, he still feels like it's a quest 'unfinished'. Though age was never a blockade on his journey towards his vision, he says, "After all, what you see is what you get. But, even today, my steps are firm and I still have energy for more."

Anupama Shekar

Published on Sept 17th, 2005

Award winning music composed by AR Rahman.

Spirit of Unity Concerts Theme Instrumental Signature Tune Composer


Spirit of Unity.mp...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Raghupathi Raaghava

Raghupati Raaghava Raajaa Raam
Patiita Paavana Sita Ram, Jai Jai...

Ishwara Allah tere naam,
Sab ko sanmati de Bhagavan
Yesu Christa ati Pavana Naam,
Sab Santana ko kare Pranaam

Raghupati Raaghava Raajaa Raam
Patiita Paavaana Sita Ram, Jai Jai. . .

Sita Raam, Sita Raam, bhaja pyaare tu, Sita Raam

Mandira Masjida Tere Dham, Ishwara Allah tere Naam
Ye Suprishta Ati Paavana naam, Saba Santana ko Kari Pranaam

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein!! Ant mein jeet usiki rahe!!

Movie Name: Lagaan
Lyric Name: Mitwa
Lyricists: Javed Akhtar
Music Director: A. R. Rahman
Singer(s): Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, and Srinivas


--MALE 1--
Har sant kahe, saadhu kahe
Sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein
Ant mein jeet usiki rahe

--MALE 2--
Aaja re aaja re, aaja re aaja re
Bhale kitne lambe ho raste, ho
Thake na tera yeh tan, ho
Aaja re aaja re, sun le pukaare dagariya
Rahe na yeh raste taraste, ho, tu aaja re
Is dharti ka hai raja tu, yeh baat jaan le tu
Kathinaayi se takraa ja tu, nahin haar maan le tu
Mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Yeh dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re
O mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re
Tu aaja re

Sun lo re mitwa
Jo hai tumre mann mein, vohi hamre mann mein
Jo sapna hai tumra, sapna vohi hamra hai
Jeevan mein

--MALE 2--
Haan, chale hum liye aasa ke diye nayanan mein
Diye hamri aasaaon ke kabhi bujh na paaye

Kabhi aandhiyaan jo aake inko bujhaaye

--MALE 2--
O mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Yeh dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re
O mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re
Tu aaja re

(Ta na, ta na na na, ta na na na na na
Ta na, ta na na na, ta na na na na
Ta na, ta na na na, ta na na na na na, aaja re) - 2

--MALE 2--
Sun lo re mitwa
Purwa bhi gaayegi, masti bhi chhaayegi
Milke pukaaro to
Phoolon waali jo rut hai, aayegi

Haan, sukh bhare din, dukh ke binlaayegi
Hum tum sajaaye aao, rangon ke mele

--MALE 2--
Rehte ho bolo kaahe tum yun akele
Mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Yeh dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re

--MALE 3--
O mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Yeh dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re
Tu aaja re

--MALE 1--
Har sant kahe, saadhu kahe
Sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein
Ant mein jeet usiki rahe

--MALE 2--
O mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Yeh dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re

(O mitwa, sun mitwa, tujhko kya darr hai re
Yeh dharti apni hai, apna ambar hai re) - 3
Tu aaja re, tu aaja re, tu aaja re
Tu aaja re

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bhavayami Gopalabalam

Artists: Sri U Srinivas (Mandolin) and Sri M.S.Subbalakshmi
Ragam: Yaman kalyani
Thalam: Aadi
Composer: Annamacharya
raagam: yaman kalyaaNi

65 mEcakalyaaNi janya
Aa: S R2 G3 P M2 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P M2 P G3 R2 S

taaLam: khaNDa caapu
Composer: Annamaacaarya

Artist : Sri U.Srinivas
Singer : Sri M.S.Subbalakshmi

Bhavayami Gopala Balam ... Mana Sevitham ,
Tat padam chintayeyam sada
(This mind bows down in obescience to Gopala in his form as a little child and always contemplates on his lotus feet)
Ghati thatitha mekhala , khachita mani khanditha
(Little Krishna is wearing a mekhala (ornament) on his hip which is studded with with jewels and mani's)
Patala ninadena vibharaja manam
(he has a radiant charm ...and appears resplendent due to the tinkling of his ornaments)
kutilapada ghatitha samakula chintitenam
(he makes crooked and uneven steps and being the Lord himself ....
he is confused with his inability to make straight and proper steps)
chatula natanam samujvala vilasam
(Even with his uneven steps , his unsteady gait resembles a graceful dance!)
niratakarakalita navaneetham
(butter overflows from his little hands as he walks,)
bramhadi ,suranikara bhavana shobhitapadam
(Lord Brahma, all the gods and humans have assembled on this auspicious occassion
to see the little lord ! )
thiruvenkatachala sthitam anupamam harim
paramapurusham gopala balam
(Annamaiyaa praises Bala Gopala as the unparalleled supreme perfect Lord who is an excellent actor and plays his role of a little child stealing the hearts of his devotees! )

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

దేశ భాష లందు తెలుగు లెస్స

"తెలుగు దేలయన్న దేశంబు తెలుగేను
తెలుగు రేడ నేను తెలుగొకండ
యెల్లవారు వినగ యెరుగవే బాసాడి
దేశ భాష లందు తెలుగు లెస్స "

శ్రీ కృష్ణదేవరాయ

Monday, December 11, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

జగదానంద కారకా..!! Jagadaananda Kaarakaa!! By Sri Mandolin Srinivas.

Here is my most favorite Jewel of all the Thyagaraja pancha rathnas played by Sri U Srinivas on his very famous mandolin.

36 calanaaTTai janya
Aa: S R3 G3 M1 P D3 N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 R3 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Sanskrit


jagadAnanda kAraka jaya jAnaki prANa nAyaka


gaganAdhipa satkulaja rAja rAjEshvara suguNAkara surasEvya bhavya dAyaka sadA sakala

caraNam 1

amara tAraka nicaya kumuda hita paripUrNA naga sura surabhUja
dadhi payOdhi vAsa haraNa sundaratara vadana sudhAmaya vacO
brnda gOvinda sAnanda mA varAjarApta shubhakar A nEka

caraNam 2

nigama nirajAmrutaja pOSakA nimiSavairi vArida samIraNa
khaga turanga satkavi hrdAlayA gaNita vAnarAdhipa natAnghri yuga

caraNam 3

indra nIlamaNi sannibhApa ghana candra sUrya nayanApramEya vA-
gIndra janaka sakalEsha subhra nAgEndra shayana shamana vairi sannuta

caraNam 4

pAda vijita mauni shApa sava paripAla vara mantra grahaNa lOla
parama shAnta citta janakajAdhipa sarOjabhava varadAkhila

caraNam 5

shrSTi sthityantakAra kAmita kAmita phaladA samAna gAtra sha-
cIpati nutAbdhi mada harAnurA garAga rAjita kathA sArahita

caraNam 6

sajjana mAnasAbdhi sudhAkara kusuma vimAna surasAripu karAbja
lAlita caranAva guNA suragaNa mada haraNa sanAtanA januta

caraNam 7

OmkAra panjara kIra pura hara sarOja bhava kEshavAdi rUpa vAsavaripu janakAntaka kalA
dharApta karuNAkara sharaNAgata janapAlana sumanO ramaNa nirvikAra nigama sAratara

caraNam 8

karadhrta sharajAlA sura madApa haraNa vanIsura surAvana
kavIna bilaja mauni krta caritra sannuta shrI tyAgarAjanuta

caraNam 9

purANa puruSa nrvarAtmajA shrita parAdhIna kara virAdha rAvaNa
virAvaNA nagha parAshara manOharA vikrta tyAgarAja sannuta

caraNam 10

agaNita guNa kanaka cEla sAla viDalanAruNAbha samAna caraNApAra
mahimAdbhuta su-kavijana hrtsadana sura munigaNa vihita kalasha nIra
nidhijA ramaNa pApa gaja nrsimha vara tyAgarAjAdhinuta

Source http://www.karnatik.com/c1011.shtml