If you are living far away from your culture, then the children at home will only learn and imbibe whatever the parents provide at home. So the primary responsibility for our children are the parents. Parents are the first friend to a child – so play with them everyday, read books, sing along, leave your Laptops/Phones/Tablets and spend time with them. When time permits, teach them some good values in life. Continue reading “Daily Shlokas for children”
A number of people seem to ask this question – What is the similarity or difference between Hindustani and Carnatic music? I try to answer this in a brief manner, though the answer could delve into much more detail which is beyond the scope of this blog. Continue reading “Difference between Carnatic & Hindustani music”
Our Birmingham/Solihull, UK monthly Bhajanais involve the devotional, traditional bhakthi or Paddathi singing. Below notes for the same. Continue reading “Ashtapadhi 22 -Radha Vadana”
Learn the nuances of Indian Classical Carnatic (Karnatic) Vocal singing & Tabla from an experienced teacher hailing from a musical family. Carnatic music predominantly originates from South India, but has an universal appeal across all sections, language being no barrier. What is Carnatic Music and how is it different from Hindusthani Music?
I am adding the English Notes for the 1st 3 Thirupaavai Pasuram for our monthly Bhajanais. (Our Birmingham/Solihull, UK monthly Bhajanais involve the devotional traditional bhakthi or Paddathi singing)
How to Sing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TygcSAr_xw
Pasuram 1 – Ragam Naatai
maargazhi(th) thingaL madhi niRaindha nannaaLaal*
neeraada(p) pOdhuveer pOdhuminO nErizhaiyeer*
seer malgum aayppaadi(ch) chelva(ch) chiRumeergaaL*
koorvEl kodundhozhilan nandhagOpan kumaran*
Eraarndha kaNNi yasOdhai iLam singam*
kaar mEni cengaN kadhir madhiyam pOl mugaththaan*
naaraayaNanE namakkE paRai tharuvaan*
paarOr pugazha(p) padindhElOr empaavaai
The following notes are for the monthly Bhajanai sessions in Solihull/Birmingham. The Ashtapadhi consists of 24 Prabandhams and it is auspicious to spell the respective shlokas prior to each Ashtapadhi. It is customary to perform a Naivedyam after each Ashtapadhi is sung.
Lesson 1 will spell out the preceding shlokas and the 1st Ashtapadhi based on Dashavatharam
Namastheysthu Maha Maye, Shri Pitey Sura Poojithey
Shanku Chakra Gadha Hasthey, Mahalakshmi Namosthuthey
Carnatic music is a powerful universal musical medium that unites, enlightens and transforms. For us at the Solihull Carnatic Music Circle, the innate power of Carnatic music sparked a spiritual awakening that has influenced our lives more deeply than we could have ever imagined. We have since devoted our efforts and talent to providing spiritual enlightenment as a service to the community through traditional renderings of South Indian Classical (Carnatic) music.
Music is not “just music” to us. It is a path to spiritual enlightenment. That is why, we practice music of various forms in order to enhance our ability to connect music to spirituality in unique ways that can help put listeners on the path to their own spiritual awakening. This transformative process, in the end, is the path to achieving your highest potential, reaching a higher plane of knowledge and awareness, and living in peace and contentment.
For those who desire to nurture and develop their own Carnatic (South Indian style) musical talents, we provide flexible, personally-tailored training/Lessons through the week. The teaching is based on the age old tradition of learning the Swaravalis and gradually build up to Alankarams, Gitam & Varnams. We also indulge in Devotional Bhajanais also called Namasankeerthanam or Pracheena Sampradaya Bhajanai. Join us to learn this art!