You can view this website in English (ITRANS), Sanskrit, Telugu, or mixed scripts.

Home What's new? Downloading DISCLAIMER
Support Surasa! Help us meet our web-hosting expenses.
Click here to learn why surasa.net needs your support.
Website hits since Aug 6, 2005:
Found broken links? Tell us

Most of this website's content can be downloaded. Just right-click on "rm" or "mp3" link and select "save target as" on the menu.


AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM India-greatness In the noble heroic age of the Aryan people there was not so much shouting and gesticulating, but the endeavour they set in motion lasted many centuries. The Indian's endeavour [nowadays] lasts for a day or two.
You say what is needed is emotional excitement, to fill the country with enthusiasm. We did all that in the political field during the Swadeshi period; but all we did now lies in the dust....

Therefore I no longer wish to make emotional excitement, feeling and mental enthusiasm the base. I want to make a vast and herioc equality the foundation of my yoga; in all the activities of the being, of the aadhaar [vessel] based on that equality, I want a complete, firm and unshakable Shakti; over that ocean of Shakti I want the vast radiation of the sun of Knowledge and in that luminous vastness an established ecstasy of infinite love and bliss and oneness. I do not want tens of thousands of disciples; it will be enough if I can get as instruments of God a hundred complete men free from petty egoism. I have no faith in the customary trade of guru. I do not want to be a guru. What I want is that a few, awakened at my touch or at that of another, will manifest from within, their sleeping divinity and realise the divine life. It is such men who will raise this country.

- Sri Aurobindo (India's Rebirth, pp. 153)


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)

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
1 of 18
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)