Meenakshi Suta

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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Post by vs_manjunath » 20 Aug 2009, 13:33

Sri Nagaraj(1922-1974; A resident of Bangalore) was an Ardent Devotee of Madurai Meenakshi and has composed number compositions under the Mudra "Meenakshi Suta".

"Sri Meenakshi Suta Avara Kritigalu" - A Kannada Book publ by Ananda Rama Udupa of the original Tamil book authored by Smt Abhayam Raju( Meenakshi Suta's disciple) lists 41 compositions. The ragas handled by the composer listed in this book are:

Begade,Kalyani,Raga Malika,Hindola,Gowri Manohari, Bhairavi,Manirangu,Kharaharapriya,Bilahari,Thodi,Gambheera Nata, Mohana,Shankarabharanam,Kalyani,Anandha Bhairavi,Ranjani,Shanmukhapriya,Behag,Hamsanandi, Reethigowla, Yadukula Kambodhi,Sama,Kaapi,Udaya Ravichandrika,Hamsadhwani,Charukeshi,Kannada Gowla,Deva Manohari,Arabhi,Kedara Gowla,Kambodhi,Chandra Kauns,Gowda Malhar, Bageshwari,Punnagavarali,Yamuna Kalyani

Most of the compositions are in Sanskrit. Few are in Kannada.

More details will be posted as the Thread grows.
(PS: This Post is created as requested by Forum Member Keerthi)
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Post by keerthi » 21 Aug 2009, 08:19

thanks manjunath,

mInAkSi-suta, was a talented composer, whose lovely picturesque song describing anantapadmanAbha, with all the gods rallying around for a group photo, took Chembai's fancy and he sang 'rakSa mAm sharanAgatam', the gambhIra-nAttai piece, in every other concert..

His piece on gaNEsha, 'VighnarAja shrIvinAyaka' in suddha-dhanyAsi, is a very original treatment of the raga, and was quite popular in bangalore-mysore, till the last decade..
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Post by vs_manjunath » 22 Aug 2009, 12:02

It's a pleasure to create this thread.

It's interesting to write that Chembai got back his voice after singing " Rakshamam" @ Guruvayur.
That's how Chembai must have been so much attached to this song and his rendering is so nice.

This song has 9 charanams although only one charanam is sung.

This composer has made songs on Thyagaraja; the three Acharyas- Shankara;Ramanuja & Madhwa.

A kannada song on Shanmukha in Shanmukapriya is interesting(Thiruchendur is mentioned in the lyrics).

Will be posting the lyrics one by one for detailed analysis by rasikas.

There are couple of songs on Lord Ganesha. One in Begada & one in Mohanam.
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Post by braindrain » 23 Aug 2009, 18:15

vs_manjunath wrote:It's a pleasure to create this thread.

Will be posting the lyrics one by one for detailed analysis by rasikas.
May be with some sample recordings..
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Post by kartik » 23 Aug 2009, 18:37

The YamunaKalyani piece is excellent,"Balakrishna Devam Bhajeham".
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Post by vs_manjunath » 24 Aug 2009, 12:51

keerthi wrote: His piece on gaNEsha, 'VighnarAja shrIvinAyaka' in suddha-dhanyAsi, is a very original treatment of the raga, and was quite popular in bangalore-mysore, till the last decade..
Lyrics of this song :

P : vighna rAja sri vinAyaka vara| sidHi dAyaka namO namasthuthE ||
AP: rathna kHachita makutAbharana mani | kundala manditha kumAra guruguha ||
Ch: gakAra nAma ganEshwara ganapriya |
gunAnugrahaganya sEvitha|
gunAkruthidhara gunaparipAlaka|
mUshika vAhana mInakshi sutha ||
An AUDIO Link if available(?) will be interesting to listen to.

bhajarE guhAgrajam( Begada); bhajAmyaham gajamukha ganEsham(Hamsadhwani);bAla ganapathim(Mohana) . These are other compositions on Lord Ganapathi by Meenakshi Sutha.

kartik : Can U pl provide an Audio link for "Balakrishna Devam Bhajeham"

Lyrics for this song are available in the Subject Book.
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Post by kartik » 18 Sep 2009, 06:27

Manjunath,here is the link for Balakrishna Devam

http://www.raaga.com/channels/carnatic/ ... 00181.html

can you please check if the notations match, as I have heard a different version of this composition.
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Post by Lakshman » 18 Sep 2009, 19:12

This is from Minakshisuta's book of compositions:

vighnarAja shrI. rAgA: udayaravicandrikA. Adi tALA.

P: vighnarAja shrI vinAyaka vara siddhi dAyaka namO namOstutE
A: ratna kacita makuTAbharaNa maNi kuNDala maNDita kumAra guruvara
C: gakAra nAma gaNEshvara gaNapriya guNAnugraha gaNya sEvita
guNA krtidhara guNa paripAlaka mUSika vAhana mInAkSisutanuta
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Post by vs_manjunath » 01 Oct 2009, 04:22

kartik wrote:Manjunath,here is the link for Balakrishna Devam

http://www.raaga.com/channels/carnatic/ ... 00181.html

can you please check if the notations match, as I have heard a different version of this composition.
Thanks for the link.
Very Melodiously rendered by Ganesh & Kumaresh( Vocal/Violin). Vocal rendition was required to convey the new song which is not yet become popular.

But for "krishna nee begane" & "Jambupathe(MD)" not many songs are heard in Yamuna Kalyani.
I will check up the notation & will come back.

Sorry, I had not seen this POST for quite sometime.
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Post by smala » 01 Oct 2009, 22:31

kartik wrote:The YamunaKalyani piece is excellent,"Balakrishna Devam Bhajeham".

Can someone please share the lyrics for this lovely song ? Thanks in advance.
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Post by smala » 01 Oct 2009, 22:47

vs_manjunath wrote:It's a pleasure to create this thread.

It's interesting to write that Chembai got back his voice after singing " Rakshamam" @ Guruvayur.
That's how Chembai must have been so much attached to this song and his rendering is so nice.

This song has 9 charanams although only one charanam is sung.


T. V Ramprasad has sung Caranams 8 and 9 - excellent rendition.
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Post by vs_manjunath » 01 Oct 2009, 23:28

Must be in a commercial release if not can u pl provide an audio link, if available
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Post by vs_manjunath » 04 Oct 2009, 22:09

shyama-priya wrote:
kartik wrote:The YamunaKalyani piece is excellent,"Balakrishna Devam Bhajeham".

Can someone please share the lyrics for this lovely song ? Thanks in advance.
YamunA Kalyani - Adi

P. bAlakrishna dEvam bhajEham | gopAla - nandagOpala-AnandagOpala- gOvinda-sridhara- mAdhavam||

A. nIla nIrada nirmala shObham| sArasa nayanam sundara vadanam||

Ch. parama dAyA paripUritha hrudayam | pankaja nAbham surEsham |

mOhana muralI gAna vinOdham | mIrA vanditha mInakshi suthanutham ||
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Post by venkatakailasam » 14 Sep 2010, 22:14

[quote="keerthi"]thanks manjunath,

mInAkSi-suta, was a talented composer

more about this composer at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pattars/message/5775

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#15 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by arasi » 15 Sep 2010, 07:00

Thanks, all!
Wonder where his family lived in BengaLuru. We lived in the Cantonment, Ulsoor area until I was six. Bhajanais were and are (?) an integral part of the community. Then a mere child, I still carry the memory of those evenings (including a scene when one of the singers got into a trance). Wonder if he was there too!
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#16 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by vs_manjunath » 15 Sep 2010, 15:09

arasi- My office and quarters are very close to Ulsoor( Near Indiranagar). We have moved around Ulsoor area quite well.
Even as a child u must have visited the famous 'Odakattur Mutt" adjacent to Ulsoor Lake.Here lot of religious discourses; Maha Shivarathri Music festival and spiritually related activities takes place.. The famous Gokulashtami Music Festival used to be performed in this venue only . (The venue has been shifted to NGEF layout from the past few years.). I have attended many nice concerts in this venue.
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#17 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by venkatakailasam » 15 Sep 2010, 18:22

He was staying at guttahalli which is near sankey road and kumarapark west
where guttahalli palace was situated.
I happened to be a resident at Malleswaram nearby when I was working with Hindustan Aeronautics
Whose Head office was Situated at Express towers.
I had no occassion to know about him at that time.
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#18 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by vs_manjunath » 15 Sep 2010, 19:22

venkatakailasam- Thanks for providing link as well as other details of this composer.
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#19 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by hariharan » 15 Sep 2011, 23:49

I wish to get an Audio clip/audio link for the song "Bhuvanathrayanutam" ragamalika by this composer. The song lyrics are:
Song: bhuvanaatrayanutam- Ragamalika
Talam: Adi Composer: Bangalore Naagaraj
Language Sanskrit

Pallavi: [in Rag- Saranga.]
Bhuvanatraya nutam shAstAram
Bhuvana janAdhAram AshrayAmyaham
Anupallavi:
Bhava mAdhava sammOhana soonum
BhavAnIsha vAgIsha RamEshanutam

CharaNam- 1 [in Rag- Amritavarshini]
Kavikula virachita kAvya vibhooSham
Kavi mAnasa sarOvara Hamsam
KArtikEya GaNanAyaka sOdaram
KaivalyAdi kAmita varadam. [Bhuvanatraya]

Charanam-2
Raga- Sindu bhairavi
PoorNa chandra nibha vadana vilAsam
PoorNa puShkalA Poojita pAdam
PoorNa dayAnvita sAgara shObham
PAvana MeenAkShisuta shrita CharaNam
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#20 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by hariharan » 23 Sep 2011, 16:54

Where from can I get an audio of this ragamalika song. Can someone help please
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#21 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by Sivaramakrishnan » 17 Oct 2011, 09:29

Does 'Meenakshi sutha' / 'Lalitha dasar' denote the same composer?
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#22 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by Lakshman » 17 Oct 2011, 16:22

No. Lalitadasar was from Kerala.
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#23 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by shermanchitra » 04 Dec 2011, 19:09

I am really glad to note the interest in this lesser know composer. Meenakshi Suta kritis were popularised by Ms. Abhayam Raju, she had formed a group called shruti ranjani . I remember concerts where ragam alapanai swaraprastharam was done for his kritis by this group. Mr. Udupa also translated these kritis with notations in kannada.
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#24 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by venkatakailasam » 01 Jul 2012, 19:59

Rakshamam Saranagatham gambira natta
chembai vaityanatha bahavathar...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqlDWg74LHA

Shri TV Ramaprasd had rendered some of his songs...

http://www.dhingana.com/meenakshi-sutha-songs-search

sangeethamusic have brought out an album of 8 songs of him..

http://www.sangeethamusic.com/album-det ... um_id=2004
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#25 Re: Meenakshi Suta

Post by VishyamOS » 25 Mar 2013, 05:03

Could someone please post the lyrics to "bhajarE guhAgrajam" in bEgadA? I have been looking all over the internet for this, with no luck at all.
Thanks
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