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Old 05-22-2015, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kirthi: Nada Tanumanisham ,Sanskrit Language

Kirthi:Nada Tanumanisham
Raagam: Chittaranjani
Taalam: Aadi
Composer: Thyagaraaj (1767 –1847)
Language: Sanskrit
Singer: M.S.Subbulakshmi(16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004) .


nAda tanumanisha shankaram namAmi mE manasA shirasA

mOdakarA nigamOttama sAmavEda sAram vAram vAram

sadyOjAtAdi panca vaktraja sarigamapadhani vara saptasvara
vidyAlOlam vidaLitakAlam vimala hrdaya tyAgarAjapAlam

I bow to Shankara, the embodiment of Nada, with my mind and body.
To Him, the essence of blissful Samaveda, the best of the vedas, I bow every time. To him, who is delighting in the art of the seven svaras, Sa-Ri-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha-Ni, born of his five faces, Sadyojata etc.,
I bow to Him, the destroyer of KAla, the protector of pure-hearted Tyagaraja, I bow.

Lyrics and Translation from : page (This is just to acknowledge the source of information as I didn't wrote it myself and not for advertising).

About the composer: Thyagaraaj(1767 –1847)

Thyagaraaj was a great carnatic music composer .He is one of the "Carnatic Music Trinity"(other two are Mutthuswamy Dik****ar and Syama Shastri).
He wrote many devotional kirthis in Telugu and Sanskrit language.


About the singer:MADURAI SHANMUKHAVADIVU SUBBULAKSHMI (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004)

She was a great Carnatic music vocalist. What can I say about her....She was perfect in her field and was such a good person as well. She donated almost all her earnings to charity from the concerts she gave all over the world.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had this to say about M.S. Subbulakshmi- "Who am I, a mere Prime Minister before a Queen, a Queen of Music". While Lata Mangeshkar called her "Tapaswini" (the Renunciate), Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan termed her "Suswaralakshmi" (the goddess of the perfect note), and Kishori Amonkar labelled her the ultimate eighth note or "Aathuvaan Sur", which is above the seven notes basic to all music. The great national leader and poet Sarojini Naidu called her "Nightingale of India".

She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna( India's highest civilian honour) and the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award.And she also performed in United Nations Concert on 23rd October 1966 .

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Old 05-22-2015, 01:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A Short Note About Indian Classical Music :

Indian classical music has its origin in ancient Vedas dating back to 1500 B.C. .The Samaveda was derived from the Rigveda so that its hymns could be sung as Samagana. This chanting style evolved into jatis and eventually into ragas.
There are two main sub-genres of Indian classical music :
1) Hindustani Music: which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian influences in North India.
2)Carnatic Music: associated with southern part of the Indian subcontinent.


Carnatic music "kirthi":

Krithi is a type of 'sabhaa gaanam', one of the most important types of songs . They can be either about God or about worldly matters .

(sabhaa gaanam - musical forms for concerts, including varnam (a link to abhyaasa gaanam), kritis, keertanais, tEvaram, tiruppugazh, divya prabhandam, tiruaruTpa, tirukkuraL, padam, jaavali, tillaanaa, raagamaalika, taarangam, ashTapadi, Daruvu, and pallavi)

A kirthi has:

Pallavi: - meaning sprout or bud (or leaf) in the comparison of a song with a tree, it is usually the first section of a song, which may be repeated again after the anupallavi and caraNas. It is usually short (1-2 lines).

Anupallavi :- usually the second section of a song, after the pallavi and before the caraNam, often of 2 lines. After this, the pallavi is repeated. Since anu means small, this is like a small pallavi.

caraNam - literally meaning "foot," it is the root of the song (which is like a tree). This is the end section of a song, sung after the pallavi and anupallavi. A song may have multiple caraNas. In songs which have no anupallavi, there is often a samaashTi caraNa, which combines the two.

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