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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Love in Politics Love has a place in politics, but it is the love for one's country, for one's countrymen, for the glory, greatness and happiness of the race, the divine aananda of self-immolation for one's fellows, the ecstacy of relieving their sufferings, the joy of seeing one's blood flow for country and freedom, the bliss of union in death with the fathers of the race.

The feeling of almost physical delight in the touch of the mother soil, of the winds that blow from Indian seas, of the rivers that stream from Indian hills, in the sight of Indian surroundings, Indian men, Indian women, Indian children, in the hearing of Indian speech, music, poetry, in the familiar sights, sounds, habits, dress, manners of our Indian life, this is the physical root of that love [of Mother India].
The pride in our past, the pain of our present, the passion for the future are its trunk and branches.
Self-sacrifice, self-forgetfulness, great service and high endurance for the country are its fruit.
And the sap which keeps it alive is the realisation of the Motherhood of God in the country, the vision of the Mother, the knowledge of the Mother, the perpetual contemplation, adoration and service of the Mother.

- Sri Aurobindo (On Nationalism, pp.  360-364)
Read more of this article entitled The Morality of Boycott.


sa.ngItaM karNATaka hindusthaani lalita (telugu)
telugu purANAlu pravachanAlu sAhityaM toli velugulu
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Sri Gummadi Gopalakrishna padya gAnam (audio)

Sri Gummadi Gopalakrishna padya gAnam - excerpts from his padya nATakams

Artist: 'gAna gandharva' Sri Gummadi Gopalakrishna
Year: 2004
Music: Brahmanandam, B. Yajna Narayana
Supervision: 'kaLA tapasvi' Sri G.S.S. Sastri
Notes: These songs are released as an audio CD. Sri Gopalakrishna gaaru, whose life mission is to restore telugu padya nATakam to its due glory, has kindly allowed their free publication here. We are all indebted to him for this favor.

Sri Gopalakrishna gAru has conducted a 'padyaala workshop' during Aug 8-13, 2005 in Sunnyvale, CA, where he taught how to render a padyam to fully bring out its saundaryam and rasam. That was when I got a chance to personally appreciate his awesome talent. Though he had no formal training in classical music, his command on Indian raagas is great. Music flows out of his gaLam like jalapaatam, and padya rasam oozes out like madhuvu. I attempted a small kanda padyam as my guru dakShiNa to him:

        sompaara padya-kavitaa-
        Silpaangana naaTyamaaDa jIvamu pOyun
        gOpaala kriShNu gaanam(bu)
        aapaata-madhUdayambu bhAva-sphuTamun!
    
. Meaning: Padya kavita is like the inanimate sculpture of a lady. Gopalakrishna gAru's music brings the lady to life and makes her dance exquisitely ('sompaara'). His music's melody is 'ApAta madhUdayam' i.e., we feel the sweetness at once as we drink it (with our ears). Also, his rendering of the poem is 'bhAva-sphuTam' i.e., makes the padyam's meaning/rasa crystal clear to the listener.

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Introduction Music Director R.P. Patnaik
SrI kR^IShNa raayabaaram tirupati vE.nkaTa kavulu
SrI kR^iShNa tulAbhAram muttarAju subbArAvu
SrInAthuDu padya rachana: SrInAtha mahaakavi,
gadya rachana: SrI Akella



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