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Sundara Manmatha Koti Prakaasha,Hare Sri Krishna
When i am about to die, the only forms that should appear b4 me should be that of the Lord (Krishna) with the beautiful flute kept on his lips , with the peacock plumes slantingly placed on his head and with the body as blue as bluestone
Swami Desikan in GopAla Vimshathi

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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Nada Brahmam

I am and have always been a guy with a great zest for music. Despite being attracted to a wide spectrum of music ,I always enjoy listening to carnatic music more than any other form of music .

So, what is so special in carnatic music? Is it because the songs were the works of the great composers like the Saint Tyagarajha, Muthuswami Dikshithar and Syama Sastri?Even there were great composers of Western Music like Mozart and Beethoven.

Is it because they are composed in magnificient ragas? ...Even there are lots of songs ,especially in indian filmi music that are rendered on a plethora of raagas.

or Is it because of the trained musicians that render the songs?? ...Musicians do enhance our listening experience especially if the song is rendered by an ace musician , but thats an additional add-on.

What I think distinguishes and epitomizes Carnatic Music from others is the abundance of devotion. When divine music of this sort is rendered with devotion by a musician, the qualtity of the music is exalted.

Dikshithar's Meenakshi Memudum dehi (especially the one rendered by Madurai Mani Iyer) and Tyagarajha's Jaganadhanandha karaka are two of such innumerous krithis.

The apt medley of devotion , the raga bhava and the musicians' adeptness in rendering the song is the reason behind the experience that takes us to bliss.This experience that kindles the spiritual awakening in us can only be gotten thru' Carnatic Music-The Nada Brahmam.

enjoy the divine music
blogging out
Is there a sacred path than music and bhakti?". "O Mind, salute the gods of the seven notes" -Saint Tyagarajha

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