Vid. Ravikiran himself have said Bhaskaraya Raya is the only option considering OVK's period
Regarding sankirna, even in the post mentioned there are only back questions
almost all the compositions are passed down thru oral tradition and for many compositions only the lyrics are available.
Hence it is highly plausible that some of the compositions lost its actual tune, lyrics or even the talam.
Dhoshas could've crept in
Ponbhairavi wrote:reg post122.
Scratching History beyond a point/limit is akin to velai illatha ambattan poonai mudiyai sarachan What difference does it make if OVK lived in the 1st century or the 22nd century"
The popular saying quoted in post122 and promptly seconded in the next one is not pertinent to the present discussion. the saying is meant to discourage laymen from indulging in futile PHYSICAL activity in which the outcome is not going to be of any use to anybody.It does not apply to inquisitive INTELLECTUAL ........
Again, may the curse of the "trinity" be upon me to suggest that there was a comparaby great vaggeyakara prior to them.
The next is reference to Bhaskara Raya. This was based on my discussions (in San Antonio) with Mr Venkat Subramanian, a descendant of a Minister in the Royal Court of King Serfoji.
"Based on the accounts of my Grand father Late Needamangalam Pattabhirama Iyer, His Grannd father's Grand father Ramaswamy Iyer was the minister with Serfoji Maharaja and big patron of music in the Needamangalam area. Ramaswamy Iyer was very close to OVK and his extenses family. According to my grand father OVK got diksha from the Shaktha tantric swamiji. The only swamiji that lived during that period was Bhaskara Raya. I therefore strongly believe the link between Bhaskara Raya and OVK."
Nevertheless, in all my articles, I have given this information only after qualifying it as OVK 'is believed to have' got his deeksha from Bhaskara Raya. This clearly means that the subject can be pursued further before definite statements are made. What is perhaps more significant is that the above mail proves that there were people of fairly impeccable credentials who were close to OVK during his times.
ThenRal vaDivu SivanAr thiruvaDivu
manRal vaDivu madan thiruvaDivu
kunRAtha vEyinisai vadivum
vEda vaDivum kANil Aya thALam kANalAm
trying to know all the hurdles and to remove them in the process of bringing out the importance of our great composer OVK,
you are unable to forget straws.
the whole parampara of Bhaskara Raya is well documented and it has no reference to OVK anywhere.
If OVK was not a srividya upasaka, then i feel that his navavaranams are just another set of kritis.
In SSP's vaggeyakara charitram, the author mentions all great composers or their lineages except OVK. Here, I would like to add that the lineage of annamacharya is also mentioned under the title talappakkam composers.
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