Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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Sreeni Rajarao
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#1 Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 10 Jun 2010, 06:55

I would like to start a thread about yet another forgotten vAggEyakAra - Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927).

I hope this thread will trigger some discussion on compositions of Karigiri Rao!

Here is a rendition of nenaruncara vanajAksha by Veena Kinhal in a veena recital in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the year 1974.

http://www.archive.org/details/VeenaKin ... Vanajaksha

nenaruMcarA, Mohana, Adi (dEsAdi), Mysore Kanigiri Rao.

P: NenaruMcarA vanajAksha nI
inavaMSa pAvana rAma nAma |

AP: aniSaMbu nA kAdhAramai yanuvaina
nAmamu neMtO nApai.....citta swara |

P: munulella cittaMbuna meccI
nI ghana mOhanAkAramu
ninu neMtO nE varNiMturA
nanu brOva rAvO narasimha dEva || Ne ||

(I have summarized below some info. about Mysore Karigiri Rao, based on a brief biography my Father Veena Raja Rao had sketched in his book "sangIta SAstra candrike")

Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927) was an eminent vidwan in the Mysore palace during the times of cAmarAja ODeyar and nAlvaDi kRShNarAja ODeyar.
Born into a family of vedanta scholars, young Karigiri Rao also had become a scholar in vedanta and samskrta. However, without the knowledge of his Father, young Karigiri Rao had also trained in music under Vidwan Subba Rao, who was a close friend of his Father! It seems his Father did not forgive him for this act, and the two parted ways, only to be reunited during the final days of his Father Lakshminarasimhachar.

Karigiri Rao had traveled and performed in northern India, before settling down in Mysore as an Asthana Vidwan in the court of Chamaraja Wodeyar.

Karigiri Rao was known for his scholarship in vedanta, samskrita language and musicology. He was known to be an ardent researcher in the theoretical aspects of carnatic music. His two books in kannaDa language "sangIta subhOdini" and "gAnavidyA rahasya prakAshini" have been out of print for a long time.

It has been recorded that Karigiri Rao had composed many varNas and devaranAmas. Two of his compositions, nIve pAlincara (chakravaka) and nenarunchera (Mohana) are still performed by musicians of the Mysore school.

Karigiri Rao had amongst his disciples, such names as Bidaram Krishnappa, Chikka Ramarao and Gadwal's Anantha Shastry.

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#2 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by Lakshman » 11 Jun 2010, 01:55

His songs are hard to come by. I have the lyrics for one other song-nIvE pAlincarA in cakravAka.
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#3 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by guruts » 12 Nov 2017, 11:22

Dear Sreeni Rao, it is heartening to see a note on the legendary Mysore Karigiri Rao. My uncle used to have a collection of many of his compositions. Not sure if they still remain intact. It was a long time ago (three decades) that we ran into each other in Basavanagudi - you recognized me instantly and I was equally happy to meet you perchance (I'm the grandson of Vainika Praveena Venkata Rao). I read somewhere that you are now settled in the US. 'hope you are carrying further, the traditions, sangeetha sudha and samskaara of your legendary father!
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#4 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 12 Nov 2017, 20:45

Hello Guru!
Good to see your note! Please check your email.

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#5 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by varsha » 13 Nov 2017, 04:54

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#6 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 13 Nov 2017, 05:26

Thank You Varsha avare!

Now, I have heard two compositions of Sri Rayaru!
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#7 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by braindrain » 13 Nov 2017, 15:39

There is one more spotted here. nIvE pAlincara in cakravAkam.

http://radioweb.in/programs/mysore-composers

Varsha might be able to help us from his archives..

Edit :

Some more ( need to validate)

http://www.hungama.com/song/paalayamaam ... a/2001110/
http://www.hungama.com/song/pannagendra-sayana/2001104/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUSZ9kaRASQ

Looks like Nagendra Shasthry has learnt a few. One could approach him for details.
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#8 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 14 Jun 2018, 06:17

Thanks to my young scholar friend who sent me a link , I have now heard another composition of Sri Karigiri Rayaru!

Rama Ni Kante in rAga sAvEri (a rAga I enjoy very much!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9vZaZHXaw
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#9 Re: Mysore Karigiri Rao (1853 - 1927)

Post by Lakshman » 19 Jun 2018, 03:53

Sreeni: Can you figure out the lyrics and post them here please? Thanks.
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