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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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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Ah! Time to hear me...

hello folks,

Since this is my first audio blogpost , I have decided to dedicate it to Lord Vinayaka ..Here ,u can hear me singing a bit of one of Papanasam Sivan's krithis, popularized by Nadayogi Shri Madurai Mani Iyer. Also be prewarned that this is a Carnatic Music Krithi sung by a person not trained in singing krithis.. I have learnt a little bit of violin (till varnam 1) and have never taken any formal vocal training..

Here is some song related info, courtesy

Ragam: Reethigowlai (22 mela janyam)
ARO: S G R G M N N S || AVA: S N D M G R G M P M G R S ||
Tatvam Ariya Taramaa Moolaadhaara
Ganapathe- Surapathe Unathu


Satva Gunamum Jeeva Dayayum Jnanamum
Satrum Illada Keeradhanu Unathu


Madhura Paripoorna Modhaka Karanee
Maha Vigna Vana Kootara Varane
Nidhi Yunbhadum Anba Karul Parane
Nitila Charaachara Bheejankurane
Madhishekaran Maghane Sumukhane
Madavaarana Mukhane
Sruti Mudi Unarvarum Chitparane
Guha Shodharane Raamadaasanuku Unathu

Meaning: (approximate)

Can I ("tarama") ever understand ("ariya") your ("unathu") greatness and significance ("tatva"), O Moolaadhara Ganapathi? O lord of celestials ("surapathe")â€ï¿½
I am one who does not have even an iota ("satrum illada") of serene qualities ("satva guna"), kindness ("jeeva daya") or knowledge ("jnaanamum"). How can I understand your greatness?
\You are one full ("paripoorna") of joy ("madhura"). You have a sweetmeat ("modaka") in your hands ("kara"). You can dispel even the mightiest of obstacles ("vigna"). You are justice ("nidhi") and kindness ("anba") personified. You permeate the entire universe ("nitila charaachara") and are the cause of it ("beejaankurane"). You are the son ("maghane") of Madishekhara (Shiva). You have an auspicious ("su") elephant ("madavaarana") face ("mukhane"). You inspire the mind ("chitparane"). You are the brother ("sodharane") of Guruguha (murugan). How can this Ramadasa understand your greatness ?

For all of u guys that are pretty much into this kind of music, I would seriously recommend to check out the original song as sung by Shri Madurai Mani Iyer which got me into learning this song ..I bet he'll leave u spellbound. Check it out over here

anyways,Here is my version of the song which is pretty much MMI's..:)

this is an audio post - click to play

Comments on "Ah! Time to hear me..."


Blogger TJ said ... (5:05 AM) : 

Wow! Krishna..
Nice post. I liked it!
Reethagowla is a soothing raaga! Jananee ninnuvina.. is a gem.

'Azhagana rakshasiye' from Mudhalvan is swaram by swaram reethigowla!


Blogger krishna said ... (11:05 AM) : 

thnks TJ...yeah..reethigowla is definitely a raga that induces calmness in the minds of the listener..

talking abt krithis in reethigowla, yeah,Janani Ninuvina by Shri Subbaraya Sastri is very popular indeed

Cheraravademira composed by Tyagayya and paripaalayamaam by Swathi Thirunal are songs that are pretty popular too...U can get first krithi as sung by the Alathur Brothers from the following url..

and the second one from

and yeah..i guess that song from mudhalvan is one of the very few songs in this raga..


Blogger Adaengappa !! said ... (11:16 PM) : 

ADENGAPPA !!Good attempt..Nalla iruku !!

Expecting more from you !!


Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said ... (11:31 PM) : 

Quick note - A few minutes after posting a comment in my've done this.!

Remarkable speed.!

I'll listen to it tomorrow morning.!


Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said ... (11:32 PM) : 

Wanted to Blogroll you.
It doesn't work? Can you please check?

Thank you


Blogger krishna said ... (12:15 AM) : 


thnks 4 steppin by my blog side and 4 da compliment..

i hope i'll be able to trouble ur ears from now forwards..

@ venkittu sir.

thnks for visiting this blog..
btw,i guess u forgot 2 check out the date i posted this...

Let me just ask the dude from to deal with this issue..;)..just not really sure y u are not able to blogroll me...did check by adding my own blog to my blogroll (crazy but it did work)


Blogger ioiio said ... (1:57 AM) : 

sorry.. It sounded greek and latin to me..

Pardon this uneducated fellow :(


Blogger krishna said ... (10:58 AM) : 

yeah..thats the REAL tamil..:)

anyways..thnks for checking out..


Blogger krishna said ... (11:13 AM) : 

venkitu sir

I appreciate your repeated attempts to blogroll me..

I just sent a mail to "Blogrolling" regarding this issue. Hope to hear back from them..


Blogger Kasthuri Srinivasan said ... (12:52 PM) : 

Cool post. Nice to learn your musical insight. Blogrolling you. Thanks for leaving comments in my blogs. Will visit your blog often.


Blogger ioiio said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Well.. sila samayam tamil-la silar pesaradhu kooda puriyaadhu..

Enakkum Meejik-kum avlo dhooram..
Only lijjening.. No readdding..


Blogger krishna said ... (5:48 PM) : 

sollama sollintenga ..that i read and din't sing...parava illa..i'll keep ur comment in mind when i try the next time..more trouble on the way...:)


Blogger krishna said ... (5:53 PM) : 


Thanks for blogrolling me and for ur thoughts on my post.

U are always welcome !


Blogger bharath said ... (10:03 PM) : 


nice post. ur post seems to be more musical than all of my blog. hope to drop in here, once in a while

(you caught me from indibloggers and i caught u from ur comments on my blog)


Blogger Anand Ramamoorthy said ... (10:08 PM) : 


nice post, why don't you post on some songs in the ragam BEHAG which happens to be extremely mellifluous? I am looking forward to more such posts and lyrics, looks like I can learn kritis from your blog.


Blogger krishna said ... (11:41 PM) : 


mikka nandri..ungaludaya come back


yeah ..behag is another beautiful raga..there are a couple of swathi thirunal krithis and a couple of Gopalakrishna Bharathis' ..hope 2 get my voice onto one of them..:) and trouble u guys even more..


Blogger Anand Ramamoorthy said ... (10:08 PM) : 


can you come up with a post on the song Mrugayatha Radha Madhavam by Sri Narayana tirtha in the raga behag?


Blogger krishna said ... (11:26 PM) : 


seems it's not part of the tharangams.

i would be delighted to do a post on that only if i had a copy of that song.:(..


Blogger visithra said ... (7:24 PM) : 

Reetigowlai - my other favourite of course ruled by Janani Ninnuvina - enna song!

Havent heard the audio - vehlaiyileh mudiathu ;p


Blogger krishna said ... (8:23 PM) : 

yeah..reethigowla is def a kool raga..

do check out the audio when u get time..but also make sure that u have some kind of a "ear fix" b4 u get 2 listen.

Also , do check out the following links for more reethigowla audio..


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