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^itaMCharity and altruism are often
essentially egoistic in their immediate motive.
They are stirred by the discomfort of the sight of suffering to the
system or by the pleasurableness of others' appreciation of our
kindliness or by
the egoistic self-appreciation of our own benevolence or by the need of
indulgence in sympathy. There are philanthropists who would be troubled
poor were not always with us, for they would then have no field for
Nor is detailed sympathy and alleviation of particular sufferings the
that can be given to men. To cut down branches of a man's tree of
good, but they grow again; to aid him to remove its roots is still more
- Sri Aurobindo (January 1915, India's Rebirth pp. 112)
Here I present a collection of audio renderings of telugu poetry by various
Sorry for the poor audio quality of some of these recordings. They
have been made using simple personal audio recorders by various friends and
relatives of mine. Even getting access to them was difficult.
Also, if you have any personal collections of such nature, I'd be very grateful
if you could share them with me to be put on my website for everybody's benefit.
I'm looking for kavitA paThanam/gAnam.
Here is a very good webpage that provides introduction to chhandas (Indian
notion of poetic rhythm) called
101. I created a
local copy to avoid losing it.