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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Shakti Lacking in India I believe that the main cause of India's weakness is not subjection, nor poverty, nor a lack of spirituality or Dharma, but a dimnution of thought-power, the spread of ignorance in the motherland of Knowledge. Everywhere I see an inability or unwillingness to think - incapacity of thought or "thought-phobia"... It is the one who can fathom and learn the truth of the world by thinking more, searching more, labouring more, who will gain more Shakti.... Look at Europe.
We, however, are not worshippers of Shakti; we are worshippers of the easy way... Our civilization has become ossified, our Dharma a bigotry of externals, our spirituality a faint glimmer of light or a momentary wave of intoxication. So long as this state of things lasts, any permanent resurgence of India is impossible.

We have abandoned the Sadhana of Shakti and so the Shakti has abandoned us. We practise the yoga of love, but where there is no Knowledge or Shakti, love does not stay, narrowness and littleness come in.

- Sri Aurobindo (India's Rebirth, pp. 152)


sa.ngItaM karNATaka hindusthaani lalita (telugu)
telugu purANAlu pravachanAlu sAhityaM toli velugulu
Miscellaneous Articles telugu Recipes sa.nskR^itaM digvijayii bhaarata (blog) padya kaumudi (blog)
KarNATaka sangItam (realaudio)

Hindustaani sangItam (realaudio)

I started putting my favorite Hindustani music online here. It has a humble beginning right now.

KarNATaka sangItam (realaudio)

A plea to rasikas

These are some of my favorites.

Contents

Lots of Contributed Concerts from Visitors Like You!
Emani Sankara Sastri's 1970 Veena Concert
Emani Sankara Sastri's 1960s AIR Veena Concert (being processed; coming soon)
Srirangam Gopalaratnam pre-1977 Live Concert
Oleti Venkatesvarlu's Concert
K.V. Narayanaswamy's December 30th, 1967 Concert at Madras Music Academy
M. Balamurali Krishna 1966 Concert
M. Balamurali Krishna: a collection
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer: a collection
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1964 Music Academy Concert
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 1967 Concert
K. J. Yesudas
Maharajapuram Ramachandran SLC 2000 Concert
Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao's musical rendition of the Bhagavad Gita (1972)

More tyAgarAja kR^itis

Emani Sankara Sastri (Veena)
pre-1970 Concert

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viribONi - varNam pachchimiriyam Adiappayya bhairavi aTa
varanArada Tyagaraja vijayaSrI Adi
ninuvinA Tyagaraja navarasakannaDa ruupaka
parama pAvana rAma - purvikalyani rtp Ramanathapuram Srinivasa Iyengar pUrvi kalyANi Adi

Srirangam Gopalaratnam pre-1977 Live Concert

Sri Cheema Tridandam has kindly contributed this concert.
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sarasuDa - varNam ? sAveri Adi
mahA gaNapatim Dikshitar nATa Adi
banTu rIti koluvu Tyagaraja hamsanAdam deSAdi
manasulOni marmamunu Tyagaraja hindoLam deSAdi
sadbhakti ? Ananda bhairavi ?
bAgAyenayya Tyagaraja chandrajyoti deSAdi
sogasugA Tyagaraja SrIranjani ruupaka
varada rAja ? sAranga ?
dEvi nIye ? kIravANi ?
ennaga manasu Tyagaraja nIlAmbari Adi
dhIra samIre jayadeva tilang ?
nAlam vA Annamacharya bR^indAvana sAranga ?
oka pilupu ? ? ?
kanda guha ? ShaNmukhapriya ?
baso mere - bhajan ? ? ?
mOhamella ? mohana ?
patiki hArati - mangaLam ? suraTi Adi

Oleti Venkatesvarlu (Vocal)

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begaDa - AlApana - begaDa -
dInarakShaka - AlApana - Ahiri -
dInarakShaka ponniah piLLai Ahiri ruupaka
ninne neranammi - AlApana - pantuvarALi -
ninne neranammi Tyagaraja pantuvarALi ruupaka
sankalpameTTidO - AlApana - kharaharapriya -
sankalpameTTidO manasA Patnam Subrahmanya Iyer kharaharapriya deSAdi
kadalE vADu kAdE Tyagaraja nArAyaNagauLa Adi

K.V. Narayanaswamy (Vocal)
December 30th, 1967 Concert at the Madras Music Academy

Sri Prasanna Padmanabhan kindly furnished the following interesting information on this concert:
"As you can notice, all the songs rendered were Tyagaraja compositions. 1967 was the year of bicentennial celebrations of the birth of Tyagaraja. This concert was recorded by an American company called Pan Orient Arts Foundation in stereo (a big deal in those days)."

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evarani nirNayinchEdirA Tyagaraja devAmR^itavarShiNi deSAdi
mOkShamu-galadA Tyagaraja sAramati Adi
tolinenujeyu pUja Tyagaraja kokiladhvani Adi
ETi janmamidi hA Tyagaraja varALi miSra chApu
kaligiyunTe-gadA Tyagaraja kIravANi Adi
nI chittamu nirmalamani Tyagaraja dhanyAsi chApu

M. Balamurali Krishna (vocal)
1966 Concert

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saraguNa - varNam M. Balamurali Krishna tODi Adi
mahAdEvasutam M. Balamurali Krishna aarabhi Adi
nannu pAlimpa - AlApana Tyagaraja mohana -
nannu pAlimpa Tyagaraja mohana Adi
nannugannatalli Tyagaraja kesari deSAdi
sadA tava pAda - AlApana M. Balamurali Krishna ShaNmukhapriya -
sadA tava pAda M. Balamurali Krishna ShaNmukhapriya Adi
pibare rAmarasam Sadasiva Brahmendra Ahir bhairav Adi
tillAna M. Balamurali Krishna bR^indAvani Adi

M. Balamurali Krishna (vocal)

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dEvAdidEva SrI vAsudEva Mysore Vasudevachari sunAda vinOdini Adi
SrIramaNa vibhO Swati Tirunal aarabhi AlApana
SrIramaNa vibhO Swati Tirunal aarabhi Adi
intakannAnandamEmi Tyagaraja bilahari AlApana
intakannAnandamEmi Tyagaraja bilahari ruupaka

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (vocal)

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SrI venkaTa girISamAlokaye Dikshitar suraTi Adi
jagadiiSa Swati Tirunal nAdanAmakriya Adi
jananI ninu vinA - AlApana subbarAya SAstri (s/o Syaama Saastri) rItigaula -
jananI ninu vinA subbarAya SAstri rItigaula miSra chApu
mAmava mInAkShi - AlApana Dikshitar varALi -
mAmava mInAkShi Dikshitar varALi miSra chApu
nAma kusumamula - AlApana Tyagaraja SrI -
nAma kusumamula Tyagaraja SrI Adi
narasimha - AlApana Swati Tirunal aarabhi -
narasimha mAmava Swati Tirunal aarabhi khaNDa chApu
tyAgarAja pAlaya Dikshitar gauLa Adi
vinarAda nA manavi Tyagaraja devagAndhAri Adi

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (vocal)
1964 Music Academy Concert

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vAtApi gaNapatim Dikshitar hamsadhvani Adi
dinamaNivamSa Tyagaraja harikAmbhOji Adi
Ananda natamADuvarthillai nIlakanTha Sivan pUrvi kalyANi ruupaka
akhilANDeSvari dikshitar dvijAvanti Adi
kAmAkShi - svarajati - AlApana Syaama Saastri bhairavi -
kAmAkShi - svarajati Syaama Saastri bhairavi miSra chApu

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer (vocal)
1967 Concert

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govardhana girISam Dikshitar hindoLam Adi
kIravANi raagam-taanam-pallavi Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer kIravANi (aThANa, varALi, natakuranji) Adi

K. J. Yesudas (vocal)

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siddhi vinAyakam Dikshitar ShaNmukhapriya ruupaka
pAvana guru lalita dAsa hamsAnandi ruupaka

Maharajapuram Ramachandran (vocal)
Sep. 2000 Concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (realaudio)

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hiraNmayIm - AlApana Dikshitar lalita -
hiraNmayIm Dikshitar lalita Adi
paripAlaya Swati Tirunal pantuvarALi Adi
SrI vAtApi Papanasam Sivan SahAna Adi

A plea to rasikas

One of my cherished goals for putting up this website is to collect and make available online some of those old (pre-1975) concerts by stalwarts which are so precious and rare to obtain. They are all locked up in the private music collections of a few individuals, who are not willing to share them with others for fear of loss.

That's precisely where the Internet helps, isn't it, to house music in an indestructible but widely shareable form?

Hence I request rasikas to come forward and share with me copies of those rare concerts so I can put them online to give everybody an oppurtunity to share the sangItAmR^itaM ! You'll be duly recognized on the website for your contribution. And rest assured that it will not be used for profit.

For starters, I am looking for the following:

I am especially looking for any clear and well-pronounced renditions of rare tyAgarAja kR^itis.

I am NOT interested in hosting contemporary artists' works on my website as there are umpteen other sites for that (e.g., musicindiaonline.com).

If you have anything interesting, please email to sai@cs.utah.edu .

Transfer methods

You can send your collection to me in several ways: I'll put them on my website for everybody's benefit soon after receiving them.



- Sarada and Sai Susarla (sai.susarla@gmail.com)