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AlochanaamR^itaMGod and KaliyugaGod always keeps for
himself a chosen country in which the higher knowledge is
chances and dangers, ... continually
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
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
Ajatashatru and Kartavirya once more sit on the thrones of the world
and govern the nations.
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
avadhAna sarasvati website
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.
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.