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Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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rshankar
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#101

Post by rshankar » 07 Jun 2006, 17:19

Bharath,
I think Gayatri or Nityashri has sung a composition on Murugan...I may havve heard it in an old cassette. I was also under the impression that these kritIs were considered controversial (regarding their authorship).
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#102

Post by drshrikaanth » 07 Jun 2006, 20:00

I may be too silly to ask this. Has shyama sastri composed any kriti praising some other deity than ambal?

I vaguely remember reading somewhere about existance of some such kriti(s?)
His padavarNa- "sAmini" in Ananda bhairavi is in praise of kanci varadarAja. And he has composed another kRti on kArtikEya(subrahmaNya)- "sAmi ninnE nammiti" in bEgaDe
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#103

Post by rbharath » 07 Jun 2006, 22:35

rshankar and drshrikaanth, thanks for the info.
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#104

Post by rbharath » 15 Jun 2006, 21:58

third composition in sankarAbaraNam

today while perusing thro' the 'kriti maNi mAli' by rangarAmanuja Iyengar, there were 44 kriti listed as shyama sastri kritis and there was a third composition in sankarabaranam listed as 'nannu karuninchu' set to rupaka talam. any info on this kriti with anybody??? i guess, recordings would be too much to ask.
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#105

Post by kmrasika » 25 Jul 2006, 09:32

It is interesting to hear ShrI ShyAma ShAstri has composed on ShrI kanchi varadarAja and murugan. It would be great to read the lyrics and listen to these rare pieces when they become available. I just listened to the Carnatica CD of A Sundaresan a few days ago and the composition, "pAhimAm ShrIrAjarAjEshvarI" in nATTa caught my attention. Somehow, it seemed even ShAstri was interested in bhajana as the tune of the kriti had some semblance with the traditional tODaya mangaLam rendered foremost in the paddhati.
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#106

Post by Lakshman » 25 Jul 2006, 16:36

Here are the lyrics for the three songs under discussion.

sAmi ninnE nammiti. rAgA: bEgaDa. Adi tALA.

P: sAmi ninnE nammiti rA rArA muddukumArA
A: nAmIda dayajUci nannu rakSimparA vEgamE tAmasamu jEsitE nimiSamika tALa jAlanayyA muddayyA
C1: nI mahimalu brahmAdulaninci nirNayimpa taramaunA pAmaru nEnu pogaDa
taramA patita pAvana SaDAnana nA manavini vinarA anayamu nI nAmamE japamurA
gambhIrA bhUmilO nIsATi deivamevaDu nIvE mahAnubhAva nannu brOvu
2: tApamunella ika bApuduvani prApu kOritirA nEnu nI pAdamulE dikku
lOkamulanu nikhila santApa haraNa pApa haraNa sammOhana kaLA vidhrta
shrIpati pada vidita vEdAnta rUpa kOTi manmatAnga jita sarOja nEtra dhIra raNavIra
3: kOriyuNTi nIdu sannidhini kOrinavArikella dayatOnu kOrikalaniccEdi nI birudu gadA
kuTila tAraka vidAraka sArasa carita nI dayarAdA shyAmakrSNanuta vaidyE
su-nIlakNTha vAhanadInAvana su-hradayavAsa darahAsa


sAmini rammanavE. rAgA: Anandabhairavi. k/aTa tALA.

P: sAmini rammanavE sArasAkSi I vELa
A: kAmini ganna mA kAncIvAsuDaina shrI varadarAjuni
(ciTTasvara)
, ma pa ma ma ga ri *ni sa ga ri sA sa *ni *ni sa *ni sa ga , ri ga ga ma pa dha pA ma ga ga ma pa ga mA ga ri *ni sa ga ri ga
, ma pa dha dha pa ma pa , ma ga ga mA ; ; *ni sa ma ga ri sA ga ma pa dha pa sa* ni , sa* ma* ga* ri* ga* ri* sA* ga* ri*
sa* ri* sa* ni nI sa* pa dha pa sA* sa ni dha pa dha pa mA dha pa ma ga ma pa gA ma ga ri sa *ni
C1: mAruni bANamulu vEmAru nE tALagalEnu kUrimitO nannElina guNavantuDaina shrI varadarAja
2: pATiyani madi calamukoni sarOja saramula sAraku ghanakucamuladara varALi gamula virALimgalaganIsugOnu nala
3: mAmagu nalasOmuni kAkala kavari sAmin dalaci niratamunu nE viraha vEdanan-vEsarimpa nI tarini IlAgu nanu
4: nelatalagumulu nITulanavari gioluvaga sadA matALula gamulkarakari mrOyaganu I rasamugA madini tA dalaci sAhasamuna mIri ghana rOsamuna shukALipika sEnalanu tA dalaci mAnakanu sAmOdamuna mAyagoni I samayamuna
(ciTTasvara sAhitya)
sarasa jEri samaratula mETi yuparatulacE nenaka garima mIraganu ghanamu jEyucunu taLiribONi bhaLa mAnini vinavE


nannu karuNinci. rAgA: shankarAbharaNa. rUpaka tALA.

P: nannau karuNinci brOvu shankari tripurasundari
A: sanaka sanandanAdi munulu sadA bhajincE talli
C: vArija sutA gambhIrA dInajananutA duSkarma vidhu vidAriNI girirAjakumAri
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#107

Post by Ecstacy » 03 Aug 2006, 01:03

Could some one provide me the lyrics for the Shyama Satri's krithi - Brovu Brovu, Ragam: Keeravani,Talam: Jambai.
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#108

Post by meena » 03 Aug 2006, 01:24

Brovu Brovu, Ragam: Keeravani,Talam: Jambai.
It is 'brOvumu manine' set to Adi, "sometimes" attributed to sree SS.
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#109

Post by Ecstacy » 03 Aug 2006, 10:35

Yes Meena, that's brOvumu manine - kIravANi/Adi. Its strange to note that brovu brovu is what is mentioned in CD or Cassette description and talam is jhambai (Maharajapuram Santhanam's AVM audio twin cassette album BSFR 192/193 on Shyama Saatri compositions). These are one of those compositions that are attributed to Shyama Sastry, but have never been verified in any way, and are also not listed by T. K. Govinda Rao in his book.
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#110

Post by meena » 03 Nov 2006, 01:41

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#111

Post by meena » 03 Nov 2006, 01:46

Does anyone have sree SSI version of yedukula kambhoji swarajathi? Please share. thanku

Ignore my request.
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#112

Post by meena » 06 Mar 2007, 00:09

Does anyone have any info. abt. 'Sangeetha Swamy' (SS guru)? What was his real name?
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#113

Post by Lakshman » 06 Mar 2007, 01:07

brOvu brOvu. rAgA: kIravANi. cApu tALA.

P: brOvu brOvu maninE endu vEDitE nIvu vinna nA vinnapamu nA talli shrI lalitE
A: dEvI shrI mInalOcani brOva sundarEshuni rANi nI shrI madurApura vAsini
(ciTTasvara)
nI sa rI ni sa rI gA ri nI sA ni sa sa ni dha pa dha ni sa rI ga mA pa dha ni sA ri ga mA ga ri sA ni dhA pA mA gA ri
C: shyAmakrSNa sahOdari shyAmaLE shatOdhari amba kAmitArtha mosage kalpakavalli
tAmasamElE tanayuni pAlincuTE sAmagAna kanjalOcani kIravANi
(ciTTasvara sAhitya)
nI sari bhuvilO pati nAtu evarunnArammA shrI mahA tripurasundari shankari vEgamE vacci nannu
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#114

Post by hsuvarna » 06 Mar 2007, 01:58

Wikipedia has interesting info on SS. I am cut pasting the info...from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syama_Sastri


-The first composition of Shyama Shastri 'janani natajana paripaalini' in raga saveri is unique in the aspect that it does not have the 'shyama krishna' mudra.

-There are only four shrines that were eulogized by all the members of the trinity. (Dharmasamvardhani enshrined at Thruvaiyar, Kamakshi at Kanchi, Nilayadakshi at Nagapattanam and Varadaraja at Kanchi)

-Almost all compositions of Shastri are in praise of the supreme mother goddesses except for a krithi in raga begada 'sami ninne nammitirara ra muthu kumara' and a varnam in raga Anada bhairavi 'samini rammanave'. The begada krithi is in praise of Lord Muthukumara swami at Vaideshvaran koil and the Ananda bhairavi varnam is in praise of Lord Varadaraja at Kanchipuram.

-Though raga Ananda Bhairavi enjoys the status of being the most beloved raga to Shastri, his maximum compositions are in raga Kalyani:

1. Talli ninu nera - Chapu 2. Devi nannu brovavamma - Jampa 3. Nive gathi - Matya 4. Paraamukhmenamma - Triputa 5. Birana varalichi - Adi (tishra gati)/Rupaka 6. Himadri sute - (tishra gati)/Rupaka 7. Shankari - Ata 8. Sri kamakshi - Adi 9. Rave parvataraja kumari - Jampa.

-Maanji and Paraz are two beautiful ragas that were exempted by Thyagaraja, but handled by both Dikshitar and Shastri. Though Dikshitar is well known for handling ragas in vilamba kala, both the maanji krithis of Dikshitar (Ramachandrena & Sri Sarasvatihite) are set to medium tempo, while Shastri's masterpiece "Brovavamma tamasamela" brims with subtle nuances of maanji in a majestic vilamba gait. Both Dikshitar and Shastri have four compositions to their credit in raga paraz. Shastri has composed two giitams and two beautiful krithis while Dikshitar has two madhyama kala and two vilamba kala krithis in raga paraz.
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#115

Post by hsuvarna » 06 Mar 2007, 02:01

Hmm, none of the links of Coolkarni-ji are working. Is anyone having the same difficulty? Even meena's vedio link too is not working.
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#116

Post by hsuvarna » 06 Mar 2007, 02:12

rshankar wrote:Kiran,
Great job. Thanks!
What does vinathA mean?
Ravi
vinatha is mother of garutmanta, vehicle of vishnu.

vinatha sutha ghana vaahana muni maanasa sadana...
(in sharanam bhava karunamyi) or
vinatA suta vAhanuDai veDalenu kAnci varaduDu of Tyagaraja..
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#117

Post by hsuvarna » 06 Mar 2007, 02:22

hsuvarna wrote:
Hmm, none of the links of Coolkarni-ji are working. Is anyone having the same difficulty? Even meena's vedio link too is not working.
Oh.. Please ignore. these are outdated links. Sorry...
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#118

Post by ramakriya » 06 Mar 2007, 04:07

hsuvarna wrote:
rshankar wrote:Kiran,
Great job. Thanks!
What does vinathA mean?
Ravi
vinatha is mother of garutmanta, vehicle of vishnu.

vinatha sutha ghana vaahana muni maanasa sadana...
(in sharanam bhava karunamyi) or
vinatA suta vAhanuDai veDalenu kAnci varaduDu of Tyagaraja..
In the case of this kriti, or many others where the word 'vinata' is used, it is a verb - and means 'praised' 'revered' etc.

vi - is a upasarga
nata -> bow in reverence

-Ramakriya
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#119

Post by meena » 06 Mar 2007, 04:16

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#120

Post by hsuvarna » 07 Mar 2007, 01:18

ramakriya wrote:
hsuvarna wrote:
rshankar wrote:Kiran,
Great job. Thanks!
What does vinathA mean?
Ravi
vinatha is mother of garutmanta, vehicle of vishnu.

vinatha sutha ghana vaahana muni maanasa sadana...
(in sharanam bhava karunamyi) or
vinatA suta vAhanuDai veDalenu kAnci varaduDu of Tyagaraja..
In the case of this kriti, or many others where the word 'vinata' is used, it is a verb - and means 'praised' 'revered' etc.

vi - is a upasarga
nata -> bow in reverence

-Ramakriya
You are absolutely right that in this kriti, this meaning fits well. Care needs to be given if 'suta' follows. Even then care needs to be taken
to see the context.

Two other places it is garuda vinata-suta-vaahana-sri-ramana(jayantasena), vinatasuta-vaahanudai(harikambhoji),
vinata-suta-raara(huseni).
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#121

Post by hsuvarna » 07 Mar 2007, 01:23

meena wrote:
Even meena's vedio link too is not working.
the video links:
http://www.sendspace.com/folder/398bf8

Pl. note : NOT u/l by moi, links are posted on sangeethapriya.org
Oh.. Please ignore. these are outdated links. Sorry...
:):):) "Rasika", here u go :
http://www.rogepost.com/n/6501269128

Enjoy!
Thanks meena. I was confused about another thread on SS which started recently. Then I saw this one with somany
uploads and lyrics. None of the links work and then I saw the dates which were in 2006.
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#122

Post by ysaradhambal » 03 Mar 2008, 12:35

This is Y Saradhambal. Regarding the details of the kritis of Syama Sastri, you can get some information in the blog syamasastri.blogspot.com.
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#123

Post by vasanthakokilam » 03 Mar 2008, 13:45

Thanks Saradhambal. The Syama Sastri blog is quite impressive.
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#124

Post by mohan » 13 Mar 2008, 11:54

Yes http://syamasastri.blogspot.com/ is very impressive and basically Saradhambal's Phd thesis on Shyama Sastri and his descendants.
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#125

Post by rbharath » 13 Mar 2008, 12:51

hsuvarna wrote:-Maanji and Paraz are two beautiful ragas that were exempted by Thyagaraja
I beg to differ.

There is a kriti of tyagaraja in Pharaz. I have heard Sri VV Srivatsa sing it at a recent lec-dem. It is 'varamaina nEtrOtsava' which is part of the prahlada bhakta vijayam. Sri Srivatsa also mentioned that Dr S Ramanathan and Smt Seetha Rajan sing it.

about mAnji as well, i have heard somebody say about the existance of a tyagaraja kriti.

could somebody throw some light on this?
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