Swathi Thirunal

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#101 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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p-SWATHI 077-KVN--krupayA_palaya-cArukEsi-SWATHI...


http://www.mediafire.com/listen/o39au6u ... SWATHI.mp3

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#102 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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Vidushi T.S.Satyavathi speaks about the excellence of Swati Tirunal's songs here.

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#103 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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Extremely rare and beautiful bhajan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak3MkEDogwk

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#104 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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#105 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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May I know if Swathi Thirunaal composed any song in Malayaalam?

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#106 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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RSR wrote:May I know if Swathi Thirunaal composed any song in Malayaalam?
Yes, more than 60 in Malayalam.
http://www.swathithirunal.in/compo_language.htm#mal

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#107 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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Pratyaksham Bala -> thanks for the information.

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#108 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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Great writeup by PRince Rama Verma on Swati Tirunal , very articulate and building up a strong case for the terrific navarathri festival. Having said I have to respectfully disagree with Rama Vema when he says "So it would make sense to sing all the lines once and repeat the whole stanza rather than sing one line and repeat it again for second sangathi , which would make no sense at all.". Actually better solution is to DO BOTH and Not Either. Writeup in THe Hindu dated Oct 04,2019 in The Hindu. This is duplicate post of rama verma thread , I wanted this to also stay in ST thread.
https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/ ... 584591.ece

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#109 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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Spreading Carnatic Music through movies - once again.

Bhogindra Sayinam by Sikkil Gurucharan in the Tamil movie 'Sarvam Thaalamayam'.
https://youtu.be/SyAqzteUtiM?t=1

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#110 Swathi Thirunal

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Just checking: is the authorship of these two compositions accepted as this composers' own?
1. pālaya sadā in naḷinakānti
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVpUeIfreo
2.rāmacandra raghunandana in nīlāmbari
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bqh5Tw99_Cw

I understand two attributed to him, nityamaśrayē in rītigauḷa and japata japata in sindhubhairavi are credited to his maternal uncle, Iratyimman Thanpi.

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#111 Re: Swathi Thirunal (songs unheard are sweeter by far ??!)

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Songs unheard are sweeter by far ?? to quote an english poet..

I feel that Carnatic performers over the years have NOT done justice to the majesty of Maharaja’s compositions.

The episode relating to "BhAvayAmi RaghurAmam" in sAveri needing to be heard in all its glory (and then seemingly becoming a rAgamalikA after that is already perhaps three-quarters of a century old)...setting aside all other sensitivities that may arise from my quoting this particular example, I want to make following observation....

The Maharaja and Tyagaraja (and I believe unlike Dikshitar or Syama Sastri) are the best examples of
uninhibited tone-poets unleashing a musical torrent of chaste words and ideas in multiple stanzas /charanams.

I feel that these tone-poets' vision at the point of creation is a direct channel to the source of nAda…the totality of this feeling is captured in the kritis they have brought forth…

In some ways the pancharatna aradhana is a nod to Tyagarajas massive output but ignores his other great and variegated kritis !

See Tyagarajas many-splendored arabhis or todis , just the tip of this iceberg, that have wilted into oblivion...
...ditto for Maharaja ...

Has anyone ever heard the other two charanams in the timeless “sArasAkSa paripAlayamAm”, other than the one that starts with “bhima sevya tava” ??

Has anyone ever heard the charanams beginning with “sakala kalAlaya shAradA himakara sadrsha”
Or “jyOtirmaya navahArAyita sajjyOti shatantra vibhUSitE” in the great Devi Navaratri SankarAbharanam Devi Jagatjanani..i doubt it….it is pretty much either the charanams starting with “VinApustaka dhArinI..” or occasionally “arunatarA dhara..”

Fortunately the GopAlaka PAhimAm revagupti (Maharaja would be immortal if this was his only kriti ! ) was so irresistible in the variety of its stanzas that in 200 plus years most self-respecting vidwans/vidushis have preserved all of them !!
here is MSS caressing this with her sweet voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln0cewhgV70
How wonderfully Maharaja has a sprightly tillana right after waking up, no languid stretching in bed for him and revagupti unlike bhupalam forgets any pathos of the night that has passed !!

Same cannot be said for pAhi gopanandana bhushAvali (Once again, Maharaja would be immortal if this was his only kriti ! ) ..I could go on and on and on with examples…

Maybe the rise of instruments (and instrumentalists) is contributing to this dilution ?

We should properly pay homage to the composers inspiration as true rasikas and even (I believe) as performers. Even apart from the additional ideas captured in the words, the very usage of different words brings additional dimension to the music, in terms of inflections, gamakams, gait etc.

Perhaps the yearly festival to Maharaja should actively insist on performers/invitees exercising their musical training on these unheard charanams..?

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#112 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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a follow-up to my previous post

[1] sArAsAksha paripAlayamAm- less heard charanam
quite by chance I found a fine effort which at minute marker 23 does the rarer charanam
"bhOgibhOga kalitAtma nivAsa vibhO .." of Maharajas masterpiece (one of them).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfvJzEzDhTk

ps.. The entire concert itself is very good quality, the humility and youth refreshing, as is the lack of narcissism

[2] along these lines ...ALL 3 stanzas are rendered of evergreen (and extensive) Dorakuna properly done in Bilahari
and not Kalyani
..the singer obviously an expert..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gInzSBR1p0

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#113 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Nava Vidha Bhakti 9 kritis)

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The Nava vidha (9 ways) bhakti set of the Maharaja done effortlessly by an expert, who was leading female student of Semmangudi )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt991B1ZjR8

First one in Bhairavi leads to all the others...begada !, sahana ! bilahari etc..

can be compared to Devi Navaratri Bhairavi of Maharaja or his other spectacular (and extensive ) Bhairavis
chapalasampadaniha - pada varnam, chintayAmi te and about 3-4 other big ones !!!

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#114 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 1 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 1 of Navaratri)

we obviously need special prayers this year..no better way than the Devi Navaratri series of Maharaja

Day 1 Devi Jagatjanani in Shankarabharana
veena
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llGyZ_2gpQY

vocal 1

KNRS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW_FR67rIRI

vocal 2
MSS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFObZkF2RGs

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#115 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 2 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 2 of Navaratri)

Day 2 "pahimAm sri" in Kalyani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1_USr-OpHs

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#116 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 3 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 3 of Navaratri)

Day 3 "devi pAvanE" in sAverI

MDR-TNK-UKS (who better)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWrtYWKfll8

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#117 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 4 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 4 of Navaratri)

Day 4 "bhArAti mAmava" in Todi

Alathur Bros.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFjRmmBgdiA
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#118 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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Folks, there are beautiful videos being uploaded by IMPL of Vid. Amrutha Venkatesh singing the Navaratri kritis everyday
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 4984269895

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#119 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 5 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 5 of Navaratri)

Day 5 "janani mAmava" in Bhairavii

Trichur Bros.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSXW-6toRbA

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#120 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 6 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 6 of Navaratri)

Day 6 "saroruhAsanajAye !" in Kamavardhani

KVN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZe4qA5MZBA

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#121 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 7 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 7 of Navaratri)

Day 7 "janani pAHi sadA" in suddha sAverI

Radha-Jayalakshmi
https://youtu.be/7EmGFbH42A8

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#122 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 8 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 8 of Navaratri)

Day 8 "pAHi jananai satatam" in nAtakuranjI

a young vainika ! ( WARNING ! diabetes alert....too sweet !! WARNING ! )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtpfkDMdtcg

Bombay sisters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aiwSMa2NsY

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#123 Re: Swathi Thirunal (Devi Navaratri Day 9 -2020)

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the Maharajas great vision of Devi (Day 9 of Navaratri)

Day 9 "pAHi parvata nandini" in Arabhi

a young vainika !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U81vYNV4bg

N Savita
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOuA5l-md-s

Akkarai sisters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWpfSXT3S4Q

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#124 Re: Swathi Thirunal (the other Devi kritis)

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The few-other Devi kritis of the Maharaja

there are only a handful of other kritis (other than magnum opus Devi Navaratri set)
by Maharaja to the Devi...(mostly deshya ragas seen in the raga choice for the half-a-dozen or so kiritis)

kAnadA - mAmava sadA janani
Huseni - pAhimam brihannAyikE
Hamsanandi - pAhi jagat janani pAhimAm
Vachaspati - pAhi jagat janani santatam
KApi - vihara mAnasA rAmE
NAtakuranji - mAmava sadA varadE

maybe also

sAtura kAmini which I have heard very nicely done in yamunA kalyani
(although it is sometimes sung in Kalyani)

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#125 Re: Swathi Thirunal

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some examples of Shiva kritis of Maharaja

There are few (all exceptional) kritis , maybe in all 10-12 only, by Maharaja to the Shiva deity....

the dancing shiva in Nrityati Nrityati in sankarabharana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7EG0Dzufj4

and in kedAram paramAnanda natana
(which seems to have been influenced by the Dikshitar kedAram !)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94vkyg_Ik7M

the waking shiva in pArvati nAyaka - bauli ! (fine example by SS !!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRd-OL9k5SY

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#126 Re: Swathi Thirunal (some Huseni kritis)

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some Huseni kritis of Maharaja

just like behAg , the mAharaja had a liking for huseni..(fortunate for us)

some examples are known

kanakamaya mAyidum - beautiful gottuvAdyam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ-aO8e4b4g

pAhimAm brihannAyike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm1qlXIF88o

sri rAmachandra parilasa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtYENbBJCao

ayi sakhi- padam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUjh-RepgAA

there are 1-2 other kritis..will find good versions later..

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#127 Re: Swathi Thirunal (sArasAksha paripAlaya on veena)

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the mAhArAjA's evergreen PantuvarAli !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nqD58Puosg

fine veena rendition by an expert

i feel when veena is done right it can sound like a series of bells..

(note caption is incorrect)

after the crackling paripAlaya sarasiruha , the utsava prabandha nAgaSayanam and the reposeful
saroruhAsana devi kriti, mahArAja has enough in the tank to come up with this gem !

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