Sadashiva Brahmendra

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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sangeetarasikan
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Post by sangeetarasikan » 15 Sep 2006, 19:30

There seems to be a controversy as to his exact time period (they say he lived for 200 years). He was one of those true yogis who detached himself from the world early on. Some of his compositions, esp. those tuned by the great Voleti like Sarvam Brahmamayam move my heart like none others. There is a melancholic quality in the emotions expressed, an awakening to the higher truth. Was he a vaggeyakara or just a composer of philosophical verses.
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Post by vgvindan » 19 Sep 2006, 09:48

Though I am unable to answer to specific query - vaggeyakara or just a composer - please visit the following sites to get more information on the Avadhuta Sanyasi.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/fr/2003/05/02 ... 370400.htm
http://www.geocities.com/parasu41/Some_ ... endra.html
V Govindan
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Post by baboosh » 19 Sep 2006, 12:43

Sri.Sadasiva brahmendra was a sanyasi and disciple of the 58th Acharya of Sri.kamakoti peeta,Sri.Paramasivendra sarasvathi who gave him deeksha.He was not a vaggeyakara,but a realised soul whose outpourings are full of philosophical truths and his experience.
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Post by sudarshan » 22 Sep 2006, 00:02

Here's a picture of Sri Brahmendral's adhishtanam at Nerur:

www.hariharapura.org/tnyatra/100_3905.jpg
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Post by vs_manjunath » 17 Nov 2006, 21:23

sangeetarasikan wrote:Some of his compositions, esp. those tuned by the great Voleti like Sarvam Brahmamayam move my heart like none others
I too like this tune, sung in Madhyama Sruti........Can any rasikas,tell the raga name for this tune ??

Secondly, broohi mukundheti sung by MSS is equally nice.

MBK had sung a commercial cassette on Sadashiva Bramhendra's compositions. In this pibare rAma rasam is very enjoyable.
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Post by rajeshnat » 17 Nov 2006, 23:21

I have heard The malladi and hyderabad brothers singing sarvam brahmamayam in madhuvanti. I am assuming that was tuned by shri vOleti
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Post by chalanata » 18 Nov 2006, 07:41

brahmendra's songs were outpourings only and musicians have been tuning the songs suiting to their convenience. hence for the same songs different versions are available.
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Post by vs_manjunath » 18 Nov 2006, 07:49

Thanks Rajeshnat , can we know more about Madhuvanthi ?
This was originally tuned by shri vOleti, i have heard mv ramana murthy singing this tune and has been popular with andhra singers. The tradition has been kept up by hyderabad and by malladi brothers.
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Post by Vocalist » 18 Nov 2006, 09:48

I've heard two versions other than maduvanti - ahirbhairav and darbAri kAnadA.
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Post by vs_manjunath » 18 Nov 2006, 17:32

pibare rAmarasam as sung by MBK, is it tuned in ahirbhairav ??

Can we know about Madhuvanthi & Ahirbhairav ragas ??
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Post by ranjani33 » 11 Aug 2007, 21:50

Please help me correct the lyrics of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendrar's composition - Thunga Tharange Gange

Pallavi
jaya tungA tarangE gangE jaya tubgA tarangE gangE
Charanam-1
kamala bhavANDa karaNDa pavitrE bahu vidha bandha chEdala vitrE
Charanam-2
dUrIkrta jana pApa samUhE pUrita kaccapa kuccagrAhE
Charanam-3
paramahamsa guru phaNita caritrE brahmA viSNu shankara nutipAtrE
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#12 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by SrinathK » 07 Jun 2018, 15:39

Swarasindhu's Youtube channel has a list of sadasiva brahmendra krithis : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWV8hi ... g/featured
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#13 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by Lakshman » 08 Jun 2018, 20:04

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#14 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by SrinathK » 08 Jun 2018, 22:38

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vgovindan
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#15 Sadasiva Brahmendra Vaibhavam - Blogpost

Post by vgovindan » 21 Sep 2018, 19:09

Dear Viewers,
A new Blogpost containing the kRtis of Sadasiva Brahmendra has been created. The link is -

https://sadasivabrahmendra.blogspot.com/

This blog contains all the kRtis of Sadasiva Brahmendra and also the two stotras by him. The popular version of Ragas in which these kRtis are sung, is given therein. However, these may vary.

The input for the kRtis and the meanings thereof have been provided by Ms Rajani Arjun Shankar. There is also a nice write-up by her in the Title page.

As usual, the kRtis are given in Roman, Devanagari, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam versions.

With sincere prayers,
V Govindan
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#16 Re: Sadasiva Brahmendra Vaibhavam - Blogpost

Post by RSR » 21 Sep 2018, 21:35

Thank you Govindan Sir. May I add one more link and write-up?

http://www.sangeetasudha.org/othercompo ... asiva.html
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Sadasiva Brahmendra

Sadasiva Brahmendra, a great ascetic, a Brahma jnani lived in 17th century in Tamilnadu. He was a profound Advaita Scholar who renounced the materialistic life at an early age. His compositions are out-pourings of devotion and philosophy. They elevate us to the realms of spiritual heights. Inspite of his excellence in the knowledge of the Vedas and other scriptures he used to wander freely in his own spiritual world. Songs like Pibare Rama rasam, Manasa sancharare, Gayati vanamali etc. haunt our minds drenching us in Bhakti Rasa.

Mudra:- Parama hamsa.

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Sadasiva Brahmendra Krutis
1 Bajare Yadhunaatham

2 Bruhi Mukundhethi Kurinji
3 Gayathi Vanamali Hamsadhvani
4 Pibare Ramarasam Chakravaham
5 Manasa Sancharare Saama
6 Bajare Gopalam Hindolam
7 Chinthaa Naasthi Sankarabaranam
8 Chetha SriRamam Sindhubairavi

Pardon me for the following Tamil note. Will try to give translation withina week.

'மானஸ சஞ்சர ரே என்ற இனிய எளிய கர்நாடக இசைப் பாடலை நம்மில் பலர் கேட்டிருப்போம். இதனை இயற்றியவர் சதாசிவ பிரம்மேந்திரர் என்ற மகான். காயதி வனமாலி, பிபரே ராமரஸம், ப்ரூஹி முகுந்தேதி, சர்வம் பிரம்மமயம் ரேரே .. என்று பக்தியையும், ஞானத்தையும் எளிய சொற்களில், மெட்டுகளில் எடுத்துச் சொல்லும் பல கீர்த்தனைகளை அவர் புனைந்துள்ளார். அவற்றில் ‘பரமஹம்ஸ’ அல்லது ‘ஹம்ஸ’ என்ற அவரது முத்திரையும் இருக்கும். 17-ம் நூற்றாண்டில் அவர் வாழ்ந்ததாகக் கருதப் படுகிறது. பல்வேறு ஐதிகங்கள், அற்புதக் கதைகள் அவரைக் குறித்துக் கூறப் படுகின்றன. கரூரை அடுத்த நெரூரில் அவரது சமாதி உள்ளது. ஒவ்வோர் ஆண்டும் அவரது மஹா சமாதி தினத்தன்று ஆராதனை விழா பக்தர்களால் சிறப்பாக அனுஷ்டிக்கப் படுகிறது.

1. அத்வைத பண்டிதராக இருந்தவர், பரமசிவேந்திர சரஸ்வதி என்ற கும்பகோணம் மடாதிபதியின் சீடர். சில அத்வைத நூல்களை எழுதியவர்.
2. ஸ்ரீதர வேங்கடேசர் காலத்தவர். பல சமய, தத்துவ வாதவிவாதங்களில் ஈடுபட்டவர். கர்நாடக இசைக் கீர்த்தனைகளை இயற்றியவர்
3. விஜரகுநாத தொண்டைமானின் சமகாலத்தவர். வேறுசில அத்வைத நூல்களை எழுதியவர்
4. அவதூதராகவும் சித்தராகவும் வாழ்ந்தவர். திருச்சி, தஞ்சை, கும்பகோணம், புதுக்கோட்டை பகுதிகளில் தன்னிச்சைப் படி உலவிக் கொண்டு சாதாரண மக்களுடன் பழகியவர். அற்புதங்கள் நிகழ்த்தியவர்.
இந்த அத்தனை செய்திகளையும் சமன்வயப் படுத்தி, நூலின் இறுதியில் சதாசிவ பிரம்மேந்திரர் வாழ்க்கைக் கால அட்டவணை ஒன்றை நூல் அளிக்கிறது. பிறந்த ஆண்டு 1680 என்று நிர்ணயிக்கப் பட்டு, அவரது ஒவ்வொரு வயதிலும் நடைபெற்ற அவரது வாழ்க்கை சம்பவங்கள் மற்றும் அந்த ஆண்டின் மற்ற முக்கிய அரசியல், வரலாற்று சம்பவங்கள் பட்டியலிடப் பட்டுள்ளன. 1755ம் ஆண்டு 75 வயதில் மஹாசமாதி அடைந்திருக்கலாம் என்றும், அல்லது 1781ல் 101 வயதில் மஹாசமாதி அடைந்திருக்கலாம்
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#17 Re: Sadasiva Brahmendra Vaibhavam - Blogpost

Post by rshankar » 21 Sep 2018, 22:02

Great effort by Rajani as usual!! Thank you for sharing.
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#18 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by RasikasModerator1 » 22 Sep 2018, 05:36

The recent thread from General Discussions merged with this thread
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#19 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by vgovindan » 22 Sep 2018, 06:06

I expected this. But I deliberately put in General Discussions because Sadasiva Brahmendra was not a vAggEyakkAra in that sense. Let us not digress on that.
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#20 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by rajeshnat » 22 Sep 2018, 06:19

VGV
I only asked Mods to merge and they did . The idea is to not lose your work in another thread so that in future many would not know to refer your lovely post.There is just threads on personalities - Vageyakkaras, vidwans and vidushis and recently rasikas and critics. Everything should fit into one of these 3 buckets. The approximation is just ok sir.

Thank you sir and ranjani arjun shankar.

There are usually two festivals held for sadasiva brahmendra . One is Nerur near Karur (which i have not been) and the other is in Tiruppanthuruthi(near Thiruvayuru) where they conduct yearly sadasiva brahmendra festival. I am assuming you have not gone to both places, please do make it.

Refresh my memory after Sadguru Thyagaraja blog , is this sadashiva brahmendra the second in series.
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#21 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by rshankar » 22 Sep 2018, 06:24

I think there are at least two more: Blogs for dIkshitar and SyAmA SAstri compositions
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#22 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by vgovindan » 22 Sep 2018, 06:40

Rajesh,
Thanks for your inputs. I had been to Nerur in the beginning of this year. I saw the inscriptions in praise of Sadasiva Brahmendra, but not his own creations. I suggested to the representative of Pudukkottai Samasthanam who were conducting a big homam there then, about it. They agreed and told that they would convey the suggestion to the authorities. That's all I know.

Advaita, in its matured stage gives rise to the kind of Love - with capital 'L' - that of Radha - kRshNa - the inseparable, yet separate of their own volition, and then yearning for union, which was always there. Is it called Leela - the divine play?
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#23 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by rajeshnat » 22 Sep 2018, 06:48

There is a lovely festival that they conduct in Thirrupunthuruthi(It is just on the other side of kaveri very close to tiruvayaru) . I forgot the purana history of both Nerur and Tiruppunthuruthi - both places have very deep history. The yearly festival conducted in Tiruppunthuruthi is very nice . If you go there to tanjavur please do make a visit.
By the way what are your blogs , Ravi has partially answered .
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#24 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 22 Sep 2018, 07:49

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தியாகராஜ வைபவம் - http://tyagaraja-vaibhavam-tamil.blogspot.com/
Shyama Krishna Vaibhavam - http://syamakrishnavaibhavam.blogspot.com/
Thyagaraja Vaibhavam - http://thyagaraja-vaibhavam.blogspot.com/
Sankara Vijayam - http://sankara-vijayam.blogspot.com/
Guru Guha Vaibhavam - http://guru-guha.blogspot.com/
Sadasiva Brahmendra Vaibhavam - http://sadasivabrahmendra.blogspot.com/
ஸ்யாம கிருஷ்ண வைபவம் - http://syamakrishnavaibhavam-tamil.blogspot.com/
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#25 Re: Sadashiva Brahmendra

Post by vgovindan » 22 Sep 2018, 08:25

Thanks, pb
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