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

Sage Narada in the Carnatic World

Devarishi Narada, one of the prime devotees of Lord Sri Vishnu is the most renowned sage in Hindu mythology. It is believed that Lord Shiva was Narada’s Guru who started him on his musical journey. Legend has it that Narada’s foremost contribution to the world of classical music is the introduction of the instrument ‘Veena’ … Continue reading Sage Narada in the Carnatic World

Lot to learn from experimental music, says Rakesh Chaurasia

By Swetha Kannan Rakesh Chaurasia, nephew of flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia, has the tough task of living up to a renowned surname. Even as he gracefully carries on the family tradition, Rakesh has also managed to carve a niche for himself, reaching out to the youth through his experimental music band Rakesh and Friends. The … Continue reading Lot to learn from experimental music, says Rakesh Chaurasia

‘Surprising when people complain classical music is elitist’

By Swetha Kannan It is hard to pin down Anil Srinivasan for this interview. The classical pianist is busy gearing up for the release of his solo album Touch, which traces his journey with the piano through different musical genres. (The album’s tour begins with a concert in Chennai on July 5.) “Artists must constantly find new … Continue reading ‘Surprising when people complain classical music is elitist’