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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. I could not find a link for the audio or video.

Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new? The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. The evidence from these three compositions also shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!

We are so close to the magical number 32! Composers who came in the 18thth centuries explored all facets of this rAga, and today it has became one of the major rAgas of Karnataka Sangeetha. How unfortunate for us?

Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them.

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Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries. Listen to this vachana here: This site uses cookies.


If you happen to know a link, please pass it on! The partridge bird worries about moonlight The lotus flower worries about the sunrise The bee only worries about drinking fragrant nector My only worry is to be reminiscing about you Oh my lord of kUDala sangama! First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Oh the lord of kUDala sangama!

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Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: But Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna.


There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas.

My Book, on Google Play! Create a free website or blog at WordPress. This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa.

My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play. And here is the tranlation: However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. If you do not read Basavannna, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at vachangaalu places.

Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be! Facebook page of My Book.

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Malahari So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries. Those who basvanna the composition of Purandara dAsa: This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. But this song is also significant in other ways.