Dhrupad – The Music OF The Immortals

There are few forms of Indian classical music that have the power to evoke devotion among humans and move the Divinity itself. Dhrupad, the oldest surviving form of Indian classical music, originally sung in temples and spiritual gatherings, is the only form of music which can boast of having the power to move both humans … Continue reading Dhrupad – The Music OF The Immortals

Women in Music- A salute to pioneers in Indian Music

s r g m p d n! Did you know? The success story of Indian music and its industry would only be 3.5 musical notes without our Women Musicians! 3.5 musical notes? Yes! You heard me right! Let me explain. When the Gramaphone Co. came to India in 1902, the male musicians were reluctant to … Continue reading Women in Music- A salute to pioneers in Indian Music

Chandram Bhaja Manasa

 Chandram bhaja manasa, sadhu hrudaya sadrusham . Indhradhi loka paleditha tharesam, Indhum Shodasa kala dharam nisakaram, Indhira sahodharam, sudha kara manisam.  Shankaramauli Vibhushanam Seethakiranam Chaturbhujam Madana Chatram Shaapakaram ,Venkatesha Nayanam Viraanmano Jananam Vidhum Kumuda Mithram Vidhi Guruguha Vaktram, Sashaankam Geeshpathi Shaapaanugraha Paatram Sharacchandrikaa Dhavala Prakaasha Gaatram ,Kankana Keyura Haara Makutaadi Dharam Pankaja Ripum Rohini Priyakara Chaturam. Now let … Continue reading Chandram Bhaja Manasa

Suryamurte Namostute

sUryamUrte namOstu te sundaracchAyAdhipate kAryakAraNAtmakajagatprAkasha simhArAshyadhipate AryavinutatejassphUrte ArogyAdiphaladakIrte sArasamitra mitra bhAno sahasrakiraNa karNasUno krUrapApaharakRshAno guruguhamoditasvabhAno sUrijaneDita sudinamaNe somAdigrahashikhAmaNe dhIrAcita karmasAkSiNe divyatarasaptAshvarathine saurAStArNamantrAtmane sauvarNasvarUpAtmane bhAratIshahariharAtmane bhuktimuktivitaraNAtmane Dissecting the Kriti, reveals the hidden science in the verses. Sun(Surya) is the head of this universe, the reason for  this very life on earth. He is considered as Chayadipathe,the Lord … Continue reading Suryamurte Namostute

The Navagrahas in the Carnatic World

The Navagrahas worshipped in the Indian tradition are believed to affect our lives on earth in many different ways. The Navagrahas in general have a one on one mapping to the nine planets of our solar system. But then, the term ‘Graha’ doesn't just  mean a planet. ‘Grihanthi ithi Graha’ is the Sanskrit word, which means Grahas … Continue reading The Navagrahas in the Carnatic World

Indian music for children

Nursery rhymes and western music have always been a part of our children’s growing up years. While this is certainly wonderful, it is also a bit unfortunate that Indian music seldom finds a place in their lives. Only a few children listen to Indian classical music. And that too because they attend a music class because … Continue reading Indian music for children