Jayachamaraja Odeyar (Mysore Maharajah) - Part II

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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meena
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Post by meena » 23 Nov 2006, 00:53

for wiki talk:
pl. use http://rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=27064#p27064

will move ramakriya/arunk posts.
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Post by mnsriram » 23 Nov 2006, 00:53

Very useful Ramakriya. I like arunk's idea about coming up with a scheme that can be translated into different languages.
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Post by kmrasika » 25 Nov 2006, 06:44

The wiki area is really helpful. With regard to kaumaaram's query and to reduce ShrI rcchandra's burden of resurrecting the krithi clips, maybe it would help if posters could chip in by contributing the ones we managed to download. I found one this morning and it's the hamsavinOdini clip. I think I may have one or two more; will look.

http://www.rogepost.com/dn/yaxg
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Post by Raja Chandra » 26 Nov 2006, 00:41

Before i start posting the u/l of the kRuti's , i would like to post few relevant speeches on the vaggeyakara:

The following is a edited version of a speech by Prof.R.Satyanarayana many years ago:

http://www.rogepost.com/dn/6w4w

May be Sri. ramakriya will provide english transaltion of the speech with necessary editing !
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Post by meena » 28 Nov 2006, 01:10

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Post by ramakriya » 29 Nov 2006, 23:56

Raja Chandra wrote:Before i start posting the u/l of the kRuti's , i would like to post few relevant speeches on the vaggeyakara:

The following is a edited version of a speech by Prof.R.Satyanarayana many years ago:

http://www.rogepost.com/dn/6w4w

May be Sri. ramakriya will provide english transaltion of the speech with necessary editing !
A very nice speech about Maharaja - I will try to post a translation in a few days..

-Ramakriya
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Post by cmlover » 30 Nov 2006, 01:14

Thanks ramakriya!
I could almost follow the speech in Kannada but will relish it better if I can get all of it through translation. Incidentally I could learn some kannada expressions too!
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Post by rshankar » 30 Nov 2006, 19:31

The first paragraph is relevant to the discussion here: RC, do you know what kritIs have been included in this vAggEyakara vaibhava series?
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2006/11/24/stor ... 870300.htm
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Raja Chandra
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Post by Raja Chandra » 01 Dec 2006, 22:35

Ravi,

sorry iam yet to possess this CD. A friend of mine has already purchased a copy for me but we are yet to meet ! I will tell you when i get my copy.
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Post by rshankar » 02 Dec 2006, 00:13

RC,
I will wait for the list and your comments as well...
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Post by meena » 02 Dec 2006, 01:32

RC

are u aware if Hamsadhwani Creations or Smt. MS Sheela have a website?
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Raja Chandra
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Post by Raja Chandra » 02 Dec 2006, 22:43

meena,

Not to my knowledge !

There is a seminar at Houstan -Texas on wodeyars. rani Vijaya Devi's daughter Ms. Urmila Devi will be speaking.

http://www.kannadavrinda.org/htmls/royal2006.htm

You can also visit:

http://www.udbhava.com/udbhava/home.jsp

afree music portal
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Post by Anusha » 04 Dec 2006, 14:23

On 10th Dec, 2006 Sunday, there will be a concert featuring Maharaja Wodeyar's krithis, by Vid. MS Sheela.
Venue: ANANYA Sabhagana, 4th Main, Bet. 11th and 13th cross, Malleswaram,Bangalore
Time: 5 p.m.
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Post by meena » 04 Dec 2006, 23:57

Anusha

thanks for the info.
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Post by SSK » 09 Dec 2006, 02:08

In the following site you can find, Prof. Mysore Sri V. Ramarathnam's rendition of Maharaja's composition

SadhaShivam Upasmahe - Raga: Sarasangi

http://mysorevramarathnam.org/Concerts/ ... odeyar.MP3

Accompanying artists are Vidwan M. Chandrasekar on Violin and Vidwan Vellore Sri Ramabhadran on Mridangam. This one is from his Bangalore Gayana Samaja concert in 1985.
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Post by Raja Chandra » 10 Dec 2006, 15:51

Ravi,

Here is the deatils of CD released by Hamsadhwani creations:

Compositions of Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar
Vaaggeya' Vaibhava Vol-4
The Glory of Mysore Composers

Krithis Raga Tala

1. Chinthaya Sadhaa Sindhuraamakriya Adi
2. Amba Sree Bhogavasantha Adi
3. Kaamaakshi Janaranjini Roopaka
4. Sri Ranganaatha Kalyana vasantha Misra Jhampe
5. Maanayatha Kokilapriya Tishra Jhampe
6. Kaamaakshi Paahimaam Shivakaambodhi Khanda triputa
7. Umam Namaami Hemavathi Misra Jhampe
8. Bramhanda valaye Maand Adi

Sung by: Ganakalshree Vid. M.S.Sheela
Accompaying Artists: Vid. C.N.Chandrashekar on Violin, Vid. Anoor AnanthaKrishna Sharma on Mridanga. Vid. Giridhar Udupa on Ghata.

Produced and Marketedby: Hamsdwani Creations, # 5, 3rd Cross, 1sr Main, Maruti Extension, Bangalore- 560021
Ph: 23325302, Mobile: 9880728271
PRICE: Rs.75.00


“Hamsadhwani Creations" is providing a great opportunity to listen to the compositions of Mysore Composers under "Vaaggeya Vaibhava" series. The project aims at propagation of the compositions of Mysore composers. These composers have indeed given Carnatic music a treasure house of compositions. It’s archival value apart, the
project will be of immense help to eager learners, and will serve as an invaluable source of reference to the younger generation too. In this Volume - IV, there are eight compositions of Sri. Jayachamaraja Wodeyer.

His Highness Late Sri. Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur was the 25th & the last king from the illustrious Wodeyar dynasty, the kingdom of Mysore. He was a Vaaggeyakara, Philosopher, Political thinker and Philanthropist. He was a connoisseur of classical music (both Western & Carnatic). He was a Sri Vidya Upaasaka and has composed 94 compositions under the Mudra "Sri vidya" , which are an invaluable contribution to the treasure of Carnatic music. Some of the ragas like, Shivakambodhi, Hamsanatani, Suranandini are his own creations.
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Post by meena » 11 Dec 2006, 00:24

RC
Thanku very much, will ask my folks to pick up the series set.
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Post by rshankar » 11 Dec 2006, 00:56

Thanks RC...
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Post by ramakriya » 13 Jan 2007, 00:42

ramakriya wrote:
Raja Chandra wrote:Before i start posting the u/l of the kRuti's , i would like to post few relevant speeches on the vaggeyakara:

The following is a edited version of a speech by Prof.R.Satyanarayana many years ago:

http://www.rogepost.com/dn/6w4w

May be Sri. ramakriya will provide english transaltion of the speech with necessary editing !
A very nice speech about Maharaja - I will try to post a translation in a few days..

-Ramakriya
Finally I made it :D within a few months!

Sure it is long, but for those who did not understand the speech in Kannada, I recomment reading it.

Prof R Satyanarayana on Jayachamarajendra Odeyar:

It was JCW who conceived the idea of starting a music college at the University of Mysore. When efforts were put in that direction for the first time, it had to be shelved because of the mutual jealousy of some musicians. Later, with the foresight for starting college of lalita kalA institution, JCW left a large sum of money as a donation (datti) to the Mysore University. That was the seed money from with this great institution was started from. There is a special relation between Mysore University and the Maharaja. It was indeed here where His Highness attended the classes just like a commoner, and got his degree. Mysore University should be congratulated and thanked for teaching a member from the royal family along with common people and make a scholar out of him.

Before considering him as a composer, let me tell a few things about his expertise in music. Even when he was very young, he took on interest in western music with his father’s influence. Many people may not know that JCW stood first in the extremely difficult music examinations from Cambridge and Trinity colleges in London. He was an excellent piano player. His sisters were also experts on the piano. JCW was invited to Europe and America several times not because he was a King, but because of his expertise on the piano, and his insight into Indian ‘darshana’s. He has performed on the piano at a large number of prestigious halls, and spoken in front of elite audience in many of these countries.

Apart from this, JCW’s vision and understanding of Indian music had a great depth and width. Before he was crowned, he did ‘shishyavritti’ with Sri Vasudevachar (in vocal music), and also with Veena Giriyappa (for Veena) for a short term. The music he learnt from these teacher-duo (even though it was for a very short time) flowered and bore wonderful fruits. We can see an example of his critical abilities and knowledge of music in his address at the Music Academy’s annual conference. This inaugural address at the Music Academy’s annual conference, which he delivered in the year when Mysooru Chowdayya was the President of the conference proceedings, was so sparkling that it made all the earlier conference addresses seem very dull. This showcased Maharaja’s internal vision into the shAsrta aspects, darshana, Vedanta aspects, and the expertise he had in lakshya. The examples and suggestions he gave to fellow musicians to reach their goals, was so inspiring then, and is so even now.

I can talk a lot more about him, but it is not the right time. I would now like to concentrate on the specialty of his vaggeyakaratva. Vaggeyakara is a technical term used to indicate a person is one who provides the mAtu, and rAGa and tALa (svara laya bandha) for a composition; there were two reasons for him to become a vaggeyakara. The first one was the breadth and depth of musical the practical experience viz the music which he had imbibed from his gurus like Venkatagiriyappa and Vasudevachar; the influence and exposure to hindustani music which he got from his uncle that can be seen in his compositions in rAgas like mAnd, and his practical and theoritical expertise in Western music.

When he started composing there was one more major influence in his compositions. If you look at the invitation you have received, in the first page, you can see it starts as “jayaratna jayachamarajendra oDeyarâ€
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Post by cmlover » 13 Jan 2007, 01:32

Thanks ramakriya
that makes tha kannada speech more understandable. Gives us a good historical perspective.
Now await the postings of the kritis from RC.....
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Post by Raja Chandra » 16 Jan 2007, 12:34

Thank you rAmakriya avare,

Excellent job .

i am sorry i did not notice your post till now.

thanks once again

raja
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Post by Raja Chandra » 26 Jan 2007, 00:45

As promised, I am going to post all the 94 kRuti's in due course.

I will begin with a rendering of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom's Anthem incorporating the Maharaja's name.

http://www.rogepost.com/n/3877138985

Here is a General introduction on the contribution of the Wadiyar Kings to the cultural Heritage and Maharaja Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar's contributions:

http://www.rogepost.com/n/2515271602

I hope the above introduction though in kannada is easy to follow for others also. If any one desires some of us will chip in with translation.
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Post by meena » 26 Jan 2007, 00:57

:):):) Thanks RC

for mysore anthem txt. 'kAyau shrI gauri' , RC has posted:
http://rasikas.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=3455#p3455

Raja Chandra wrote:I thought one would ask the question on the coronation song !

My best guess is being a hardcore Mysorean, MV probably sang the Mysore state anthem kayoshree gowri. An amateur rendering of the same can be downloaded

http://rapidshare.de/files/9054785/01Ka ... i.mp3.html

This song was composed for the coronation ceremony of chamaraja wadiyar ix ( grand father of JCRW). When British Resident fixed the coronation ceremony they were surprised to know there is no state anthem. Then a court poet Basappa Shastry ( 1843-1891) composed and the same was rendered on the coronation day. Ever since then this became a state anthem and it was rendered by both the carnatac band and western band alike in their own style. Obviously it was also rendered in HM style also.

According to MV?s disciple Sri Channakeshaviah MV was fond of behag, mond, kaanada, sindhu bhairavi, maal kos, kamaaj and very often used to surprise everyone by singing Sanskrit shloka's with alaap in HM? style .
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Post by Suji Ram » 26 Jan 2007, 01:15

Thanks Meena,
I was searching for this. Lot of discussions on this before I joined this forum.
Anyone, what rAga is it in ?

Thanks RC, it will be fun to take the journey once again!
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Post by rshankar » 26 Jan 2007, 01:22

RC,
That was absolutely wonderful!!! What a sparkling anthem, brimming with joie de vivre!!:)
Sounds like a school choir rendering the anthem!
Too bad they sang only one of the 3 sparkling charaNas that you had originally posted!
Meena,
This is what I heard as the 3rd charaNa..some difference from the version that you have
provided the link to (I think RC wrote that from memory!)

cAmalikE cAmuMDike somakulajatEjA
jaya cAmarArAjEndra sunAma namudadE ||3||
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