Mallige Hoovagi – Kannada Folk Song Meaning and Lyrics

Background: In this song, the simple God loving person, sings praises of Lord Madappa ( Shiva ) and says that he/she will always be a devotee. Mallige hoovaagi Chellitu nimparisi Chellatagaara madappa Oh ho..chellatagara Madappa // Madappa plays with the jasmine flowers, which scatter beautifully for Madappa // Madappa Baruvaaga Maalella Gammendu Maaladali Garike CHiguryavo…

Sarale Varase Notes

Sarale Varase ( = Simple verses ), also known as Saralai Varasai. To learn using audio, click here.lesson-1-sarale-varase-and-janti-varase Raaga: MayamalavaGoula Raaga Info: 15th Melakarta Raaga. Scale: Sa – Ri1 – Ga3 – Ma1 – Pa – Da1 – Ni3 – Sa+ Sa+ – Ni3 – Da1 – Pa – Ma1 – Ga3 – Ri1- Sa…

BE POSITIVE

My blood group is not B +ve. But I hope to be a positive person and a positive influence for people around me. I fail miserably sometimes. I admit. But I get back on track again. You may wonder what’s so special about this blog? There are hundred’s of books out there that talk about…

TIME TRAVEL TO ANCIENT INDIA

My mind is on a time travel to ancient India. Hop on the time machine! Beep, Beep! We have reached! Destination: India. Time: Thousands ( ? ) of years ago! Wow! What do I see here..? Earth is beautiful with all the greenery. The streets are lit up with myriad twinkling lights. The ladies are…

Tyagaraja finds Rama

Tyagaraja was one of the greatest composers of carnatic music. Tyagaraja used to beg alms in the village to earn his daily meals. He never used his music for earning riches, which he could have if he wanted to. This made Tyagaraja’s elder brother Japesa unhappy and disappointed. He could not understand the wisdom Tyagaraja…

Tansen sings Deepak Raag

Tansen was a great Hindustani musician. He lived during Akbar’s time. Tansen was one of the nine jewels in Akbars court. The most special thing about Tansen was that he was a music magician. He had so much control over the Raags that he could do astonishing feats by singing them. He could make wild…

Shyama Shastry – the taala expert

Shyama Shastri, one of the re-knowned musical trinity, is known to have been an expert innovator in compositions and Taalas. He is known to have contested against many music experts and defeated them. Couple of such incidents are retold here.. Once Shyama Shastri contested against Appukutti Nattuvanar in Nagapattinam. Now in those days, musicians were…

Smt.Sharada Vishwanath in Concert

Artist Bio – Sharada Vishwanath

Sharada Vishwanath is a gifted Carnatic musician and singer. Her father Nagabhushan Rao was a school teacher who instilled very strong foundation of principles in her life from a very young age. Her father was also her Guru who laid a very strong foundation of Carnatic Music. Sharada Vishwanath imbibed the dedication towards Carnatic music…