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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM God and Kaliyuga God always keeps for himself a chosen country in which the higher knowledge is through all chances and dangers, ... continually preserved, and for the present, in this Chaturyuga at least, that country is India. Whenever he chooses to take the full pleasure of ignorance, of the dualities, of strife and wrath and tears and weakness and selfishness, ... of the play of the Kali [not Kaali], he dims the knowledge in India and puts her down into weakness and degradation so that she may retire into herself and not interfere with this movement of his Lila. When he wants Narayana in man to become once again mighty and wise and blissful, then he once more pours out the knowledge on India and raises her up so that she may give the knowledge with its necessary consequences of might, wisdom and bliss to the whole world.

When there is the contracted movement of knowledge, the yogins in India withdraw from the world
and practise yoga for their own liberation and delight or for the liberation of a few disciples; but when the movement of knowledge again expands and the soul of India expands with it, they come forth once more and work in the world and for the world. Yogins like Janaka, Ajatashatru and Kartavirya once more sit on the thrones of the world and govern the nations.

- Sri Aurobindo (Yoga and its Objects)


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pOtana bhAgavata vasantam - sangIta prasangam (Musical Discourse)

In this webpage, I present excerpts from an excellent 7-day sangIta prasangam by Sri Madugula Nagaphani Sarma at Hyderabad in 2002. My purpose is to introduce its rasa to rasikas. This and other prasangams and gAnams are now available for online purchase at his avadhAna sarasvati website

A Slokam has been posted on the sanskrit mailing list maintained by me:

sa.ngItamapi sAhityaM sarasvatyAH stana-dvayaM
ekam-ApAta-madhuraM anyad-AlOchanAmR^itam

It means, "Music and Literature are the two breasts of Sarasvati, the Mother of Learning. One [like honey] is sweet as we drink it; the other yields more and more nectar as we reflect on it [like an ikShu khaNDa i.e., sugarcane piece].

Well, this sangIta prasangam by Madugula is 14 hours of pure rasa that is both ApAta-madhuram and AlochanAmR^itam!

The entire prasangam's video is available for purchase in 18 VCDs of excellent quality. I extracted the audio out of it all without losing quality and converted it to realaudio and mp3.

Select rm Select mp3 part
play, rm 1 of 18
play, rm 2 of 18

I appeal to rasikas to come forward and monetarily contribute to Sarma gAru's great cause, which is to set up a University for dhAraNa (retention in memory) at Hyderabad. Purchasing his works is one way.



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