Periasami Thooran

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jayaram
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Postby jayaram » 29 Dec 2006, 21:29

I was reading thru the bio of Periasami Thooran at http://entertainment.vsnl.com/thooran/T ... raphy.html

A few points stand out. He:
1. had a graduate degree in pure maths and astronomy!
2. has written several books on psychology, even one on embryology!
3. worked on Tamil and children's encyclopedia

Some of his famous compositions:
tAye tripurasundari - SuddhasAveri
murugA murugA - savEri
kaliyuga varadan - brindAvana sAranga

He passed away as recently as 1987, but there doesn't seem to be a single picture of his available anywhere!
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Lakshman
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Postby Lakshman » 29 Dec 2006, 23:24

You might be able to get one from his son Swathanthira Tooran.

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Postby jayaram » 30 Dec 2006, 21:58

Lakshman - I was more expressing surprise that no photo of his is available in the public domain, while pictures of musicians from an earlier era are more easily found.

Btw, was listening to a TKG rendition of the sAranga kriti gaNanAdhane - great composition.

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Postby baboosh » 25 Jan 2007, 20:29

Late.Periaswamithooran also composed one bakthi soaked composition on Kanchi Mahaperiyava in sahana.This was also sung by MSS and other artistes during H.H. centenary.

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Postby Lakshman » 25 Jan 2007, 21:31

I think this is the song you are refering to:

enna perum tavam. rAgA: shahAnA. Adi tALA.

P: enna perum tavam yAm sheidad-ariyEnE ennaiyum kAnci muni AtkoNDad-en sholvEn
A: munnam Or Alin kizh mOnamAi kai kATTi shonnadai vAi malarndE shollidaruL sheyya
C: naTamADum deivamAi nAm pOTra vandavar mAnilattOr uyya tava yOgam koNDavar
viDaiyErum puNNiyar maNaivAm bhagavat pAdar nINDu vandAr avar menmalar tAzh pOTra

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Postby Lakshman » 26 Jan 2007, 01:51

I recently found out that P.Tooran has also composed varNAs. One in madhyAmavati with the starting words murugA endAruyirE has been rendered by Bombay Sisters.

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Postby jayaram » 26 Jan 2007, 03:06

baboosh wrote:Late.Periaswamithooran also composed one bakthi soaked composition on Kanchi Mahaperiyava in sahana.This was also sung by MSS and other artistes during H.H. centenary.

You can find this beautiful song (in addition to a few others) here:
http://www.geocities.com/pthooran/Thoor ... hanas.html

Lakshman - a few words in MS's rendition are different from what you have given, esp the last line she sings 'viDaiyErum puNNiyar vaDivAm...'
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Postby Jigyaasa » 01 Feb 2007, 16:02

Periyasamy Thooran has composed kritis in extremely rare ragas like Raviswaroopini, Sheelaangi and many more... It's a pity these are hardly ever sung... I've only heard the 4 popular songs mentioned above.

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Postby arunsri » 05 Feb 2007, 17:01

Some Periasami Thooran songs that have been rendered by various artistes


gaNanAdanE - sAranga
kAlakkAlan kailainAthan - aTAnA
puNNiyam oru kODi - kIravANi (on paramAcharyA)
sAmagAnapriyE - Anandabhairavi
pazhani ninra - kApi
Adi shankara - pUrvikalyANi
hariharasuta - Aboghi
appA unnai maravEnE pazhani - biLahari

annapoorne
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Postby annapoorne » 05 Feb 2007, 18:08

The Madhyamavathi varnam is muruga enadAruyire

mahakavi

Postby mahakavi » 05 Feb 2007, 19:59

arunsri wrote:Some Periasami Thooran songs that have been rendered by various artistes


puNNiyam oru kODi - kIravANi (on paramAcharyA)

For lyrics and a commentary on this song you can visit the following URL:
http://www.chennaionline.com/musicnew/t ... song14.asp

mahakavi

Postby mahakavi » 05 Feb 2007, 20:16

Lakshman wrote:I think this is the song you are refering to:

enna perum tavam. rAgA: shahAnA. Adi tALA.


C: naTamADum deivamAi nAm pOTra vandavar mAnilattOr uyya tava yOgam koNDavar
viDaiyErum puNNiyar maNaivAm bhagavat pAdar nINDu vandAr avar menmalar tAzh pOTra

Lakshman:
I don't intend to take this into a language discussion but can you check in your text whether the word is naDamADum rather than naTamADum?

naDamADum means "walking" while naTamAdum means dancing. The context here refers to the divine nature of the AcAryAL and tUran refers to him as a "walking God" i.e., God on earth in flesh and blood. I realize this is one of the peculiarities of usage of the soft and hard "D' and "T". Since the compositiion is in Thamizh there should not be any transpositional errors. By the rules of grammar "Ta" sound cannot appear in the middle of a word. I am fairly sure tUran means "naDamADum". Any thoughts?

mahakavi

Postby mahakavi » 05 Feb 2007, 20:39

I listened to the "enna tavam" song sung by MS at the URL given. The vruttam and the song do really melt your heart(as is characteristic of sahAnA).

After listening to the song (MS's pronunciation is really perfect), there are a few more corrections in the words that should be mentioned.

1. yAm ---> yAn (yAm signifies royal/plural we--the following word is "ennaiyum" which is singular and hence the word should be yAn to denote singular noun)

2. kizh --> kIzh ( Alin kIzh =under the banyan tree)

3. shollidaruL ---> solliyaruL

4. mAnilattOr ----> nAnilattOr (both words mean pretty much the same but MS pronounces it as nAnilattOr)

5. maNaivAm ---> vaDivAm ( form)

6. nINDu ---> mINDum (return, again)

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Postby srs2 » 21 Apr 2007, 22:40

Can someone please point me where I can find an image of Sri Periasami Thooran? Thanks !! :)

kmrasika
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Postby kmrasika » 22 Apr 2007, 08:23

srs2 wrote:Can someone please point me where I can find an image of Sri Periasami Thooran? Thanks !! :)

One is on an album cover of Ganamandirr's release on the composer's compositions. Scroll down on this page: http://www.ganamandir.org/studio.htm

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Postby kulavilaku » 06 May 2007, 09:20

Vannakkam, Rasikas of Late Padhmabhushan Shri M.P.Periaswami Thooran. I appreiciate

your interest in the compositions of Thooran. He has not only composed keerthanas ( about

300 )but also contributed in all the branches of Tamil Literature including stories and poems

for children containing moral lessons. He was the editor of Tamil Encyclopedia ( was the first

amongst regional languages at the time it was published).

I will be very happy to furnish any more information about him and his contribution to tamil.

thanjavur

Postby thanjavur » 21 May 2007, 08:23

Gana naadane - Song # 1 in first file (inside Zip file) by Bushany Kalyanaraman - Sangeethapriya - TVG link
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Postby Lakshman » 29 Jun 2008, 17:00

A small photo of P.Tooran is available here:

http://jeevagv.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post_27.html

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Postby rshankar » 29 Jun 2008, 19:29

Lji,

Thanks for that link. I have posted a direct link here.

Image

Arasi,

I am sure you noticed the poet extraordinaire in the background!:)
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arasi
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Postby arasi » 29 Jun 2008, 20:30

Lakshman,
Thank you for the picture!

Ravi,
Mais oui! One of our important composers of recent times.
Well, a gentle man, a gentleman too, as I remember him from my childhood days. Had the fortune of meeting him a few times. Soft spoken, radiating that kind of a soul as you see in the photograph but I remember that he looked even better in person.


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