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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!
Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.
Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be! Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. How unfortunate for us? Kalyani has passed the test of time.
Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: So far so good. The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna.
This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence vachqnagalu Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. Now, we have just over a thousand of his compositions available.
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However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this vachqnagalu. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha.
Here is the text transliterated: Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life.
Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 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.
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. 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!
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century.
This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa. The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: First lets see what he says vachanagali one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: Now do vcahanagalu see why I said this technique could not be all that new? 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! And, if you are keen on reading more vachanas, but do not know kannaDa, here is your best bet — A collection of vachanas tranlated in English by Prof A K Ramanujam: Listen to this vachana here: My Book, on Google Play!
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. But this song is also significant in other ways. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas.
To find out baxavanna, including how to control cookies, see here: Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute.