Purandara Dasa

Carnatic composers (other than performing vidwans)
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ramakriya
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Post by ramakriya » 25 Jan 2009, 13:05

25th January, 2009 is Pushya amavasye - Purandara Dasa Aradhane.

Here is an article (in English) I wrote for the February issue of 'Guru Sarvabhouma', a monthly published by Sri Raghavendra Matha.Mantralaya ( www.srsmutt.org) - Wanted to share this with other rasikas on this day.

A Day to Remember: http://neelanjana.wordpress.com/2009/01 ... -remember/

-Ramakriya
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Post by ramakriya » 28 Jan 2009, 04:38

ramakriya wrote:If you can read Kannada, and are interested in traditional stories being retold in a new light, you might find the following interesting :-)

tambUri mITidava.. bhavAbdi dATidava... : http://neelanjana.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/

P.S: This story was selected to be published in an anthology of short stories (a literary souvenir) at the Kannada conference being held in Chicago Rosemont Convention center, starting today [August 29- September 2] :)

PPS: If you can (or, sort of manage to) understand Kannada, but can not read the script - I suggest you to use our good Arun's transliterating engine to convert it to your favorite script. In fact at least one Rasika member has done it so already successfully. :) :)

-Ramakriya
Finally, I managed to post a translation of my Kannada story - a few days after Purandara Dasa Aradhane.


Rasikas, Please read on! I appreciate your feedback:

http://neelanjana.wordpress.com/2009/01 ... emapura-2/

-Ramakriya
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Post by knandago2001 » 29 Jan 2009, 07:32

Ramakriya: Truly a labor of love! many thanks.. Incidentally, I happened to read that Annamacharya had met with Purandara dasa -I think Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao mentions it in "Flowers at His feet". Would you happen to know if there is corroborating evidence in any of Purandara vitthala's compositions? Please do let me know as and when possible. Thanks
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Post by ramakriya » 29 Jan 2009, 22:35

Nandagopal:

Thanks! Glad you liked it.
Incidentally, I happened to read that Annamacharya had met with Purandara dasa -I think Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao mentions it in "Flowers at His feet".
For a video clipping of the incident you mention (from the movie Sri Purandaradaasaru - where you see Annamayya is seen singing the geete in malahari -padumanAbhA paramapurusha) ) click on the following link:

http://sampada.net/blog/sunil-jayapraka ... 2008/11479

In the notes below that post you can see my comments about this meeting ( I hope you read Kannada - If not I can translate those comments)

-Ramakriya
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Post by vasya10 » 31 Jan 2009, 00:34

ramakriya:

I really liked the very informative posts of Purandara Dasa. Pls continue to post more.

Recently I had been to Mallur (aka Doddamalur) near Bangalore. The idol is of "Crawling Krishna". The temple is very serene and beautiful, though its right on the Mysore highway. The agraharams around the temple too me back to like 100 years, so beautiful.

Later I learnt that this is where Purandara Dasa composed the famous "Jagadoddharana". No wonder it inspired him to compose such a beautiful song.
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Post by ramakriya » 31 Jan 2009, 04:44

Thank you Vasya10. Your wish is granted :) Here is one more!

Restaurants of 15th century, described by Purandara Dasa - an article on this portal which was published today-

Lord Balaji and Udupi Hotels: http://thatskannada.oneindia.in/column/ ... hotel.html


The article is in Kannada. May be, one day I can post an English translation, but I will be even more glad if another Rasika here does it for the benefit of those who do not read Kannada.

-Ramakriya
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Post by rshankar » 31 Jan 2009, 07:07

Ramakriya,

A very imaginatively written story (thanks for the translation)! Thank you for sharing. Interesting to learn about abhinava purandara viTTala - was new to me! Then, the gItam, padumanAbha must be his, right? So, it makes the episode of Sri annamayyA singing that gItam as shown in the movie clip you posted could not have been correct...

I will have to wait for the translation of the new one to appreciate the restaurants described by the pitAmaha... :(
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Post by ramakriya » 01 Feb 2009, 01:05

rshankar wrote:Ramakriya,

A very imaginatively written story (thanks for the translation)! Thank you for sharing. Interesting to learn about abhinava purandara viTTala - was new to me! Then, the gItam, padumanAbha must be his, right? So, it makes the episode of Sri annamayyA singing that gItam as shown in the movie clip you posted could not have been correct...

I will have to wait for the translation of the new one to appreciate the restaurants described by the pitAmaha... :(

rshankar,

thanks :)

That was indeed part of my comment to that video thread - I will post what I wrote here later in the day.

-Ramakriya
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Post by ramakriya » 01 Feb 2009, 04:34

rshankar,

Here is a translation of the comment I had posted in that thread with the video of Purandara & Annamayya meeting at Tirupati.

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The incident shown in that video clip where Annamayya and Purandara Dasa meet in Balaji's sannidhi is based on an anecdote mentioned by Tallapakam Chinnayya ( a composer from Annamayya's lineage).

Based on available information, Annamayya lived between 1408 AD - 1503 AD. Purandara Dasa lived beween 1484 AD - 1565 AD. So, if Purandara Dasa met Annamayya, he must have been still a teenager. Popular tradition places Purandara becoming a haridAsa in his middle age (when he had four children). So this incident is debatable. Some scholars have the opinion that it might have been Annamayya's son Pedda Tirumalayya whom Purandara met in Tirupati.

Prof R Satyanarayana is of the opinion that the pillari geete Padumanabha is a composition of Purandara's son who had his signature Was Abhinava purandara vithala. Even though I have not read that particular article, I can definitely go by the opinion of a scholar like Prof R S

PS: This was also a reason for me making Abhinava ( among the three sons of Srinivasa Nayaka) as the most inclined towards music in the short story that I posted here :)

-Ramakriya
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Post by rshankar » 01 Feb 2009, 05:52

Thanks for the translation, Ramakriya!

Very lucid reasoning!

I will wait for the translation of the restaurants described by the dAsaSrEshTa (Sri Purandara Daasru).

Ravi
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Post by ksrimech » 01 Feb 2009, 06:36

Good article rAmakriyA.

BTW, have you heard of the mutilation (done by a musician of 20th century) of an annamAchAryA kRti in the name of dAsaSrESTar?
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Post by ramakriya » 03 Feb 2009, 03:05

ksrimech, rshankar, I have translated that article into English, and it lives here:

http://neelanjana.wordpress.com/2009/02 ... staurants/

-ramakriya
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Post by rshankar » 03 Feb 2009, 05:51

LOL! Hilarious!! Thanks for the translation...and the information.
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Post by ksrimech » 03 Feb 2009, 08:25

Thanks rAmakriyA. Again nice article.
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Post by ramakriya » 25 Feb 2009, 05:17

After Udupi restaurants, can vegetables and spices be left behind?

Green Chillies, Red Chillies and Purandara Dasa: http://tinyurl.com/cyfyeh

p.s: The post is in Kannada

-Ramakriya
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Post by Dr J Subbiah » 31 Mar 2009, 16:57

Dear Mr Lakshman

I would be grateful if you could give the lyrics of 'AbhimAnavEke' and 'AcAravillada' of Purandara Dasa

Jay
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Post by Lakshman » 31 Mar 2009, 17:38

Please post your requests in the Sahitya & Identification section. Also request only one song per post. Thanks.
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Post by ramakriya » 07 Apr 2009, 00:58

More than 1200 compositions of Purandara Dasa are online in Haridasa Sampada!

Please read on the following blog post about this project:

http://neelanjana.wordpress.com/2009/04 ... -in-april/

My sincere thanks to Sri Lakshman who has been a source of inspiration and an indirect contributor to this project.

-Ramakriya
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Post by ramakriya » 15 Jan 2010, 07:18

15th January 2010 is Pushya Bahula Amavasye , Purandara Dasa Aradhane

I'm really glad to share a link for the audio recording of a speech I made several years ago (about Dasa literature):

http://neelanjana.wordpress.com/2010/01 ... hane-2009/

(I do not remember if I have posted this here earlier - but there are always new Rasikas here who might find it useful!)

-Ramakriya
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Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 15 Jan 2010, 09:41

Ramakriya,
Thanks for the reminder!

I will be thinking of Purandara Dasaru.
Coincidentally, my grandfather Bhairavi Lakshminaranappa (1878-1934) also breathed his last on the day of Purandara Dasara Aradhane.
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Post by S.Govindaswamy » 17 Jan 2010, 07:35

In number of biographies of Saint TyAgarAjA it is mentioned that he had no direct descendents.
I had met a purOhitulu, SrI. Pasupati, at Madurai, who informed me that he is related to the descendents of saint TyAgarAjA. The information he gave is as below.
tyAgarAjA married pArvati @ sItAlaksmamma who died without any issues. He married her younger sister kanakAmba @ kamalamma, who begot a daughter who was named as sItamma. She married kuppuswami of kounDiNya gOtram. They had a son who was named as tyAgarAjan. He married guruvamma. They had a son subrahmanya jOsier, whose son was sundaramayyar, whose wife was lalitAmbAL. They had four sons, natarAjan, rAmamUrti, subrahmanya ayyar and tyAgarAja ayyar.
He also informed me that the vigrahams which were worshipped by tyAgarAja are with one of his relatives at tanjAvUr.

In an article in The New Indian Express jyoti raghurAm mentioned that the present caretaker of the house in which tyAgarAja was born, at tiruvArUr is tyAgarAja sarma. Probably he is the last mentioned one.

Govindaswamy
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#222 Re: Purandara Dasa

Post by Chinmayee » 15 Sep 2010, 21:36

meaning of "neene anaada bando kaarunya sindho" in toodi raagam n aadi taalam written by Purandara dasar .it had been sung by MLV.plzzzz help me.............
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#223 Re: Purandara Dasa

Post by venkatakailasam » 17 Sep 2010, 08:30

I am having 65 songs of Purandaradasa in my folder with Mediafire at the following link:

Purandaradasa compositions:
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/blce584276ynz

venkatakailasam
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#224 Re: Purandara Dasa

Post by hariniraghavan » 17 Sep 2010, 20:53

I have heard MLV sing 'neene anAtha bandhu' in naadanaamakriya.

The meaning of the song goes like this:(roughly)
You are the friend of orphans (who need help), full of compassion.
(With reference to Gajendra moksham) when the crocodile was pulling the leg of gajendra even a fleet of elephants couldn't provide timely help; but with just one cry for help to the lord madhusudhana,he appeared, happily to help his devotee.
Even the presence of all 5 husbands was of no help when Dushasana was bent upon humiliating Draupadi by pulling out her saree at the court; but her prayer to mukunda was immediately answered by granting her yards and yards of saree, which tired Dushasana ultimately and helped Draupadi protect her self respect.
The Lord in Ramavataram gave mukti to Ahalya by mere touching of her stone form, he favoured Bali chakravarthy by granting him the position of 'Indra' in Vamanavatara.
So the Lord favours his devotees very easily through simple means.
Harini.
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#225 Re: Purandara Dasa

Post by Chinmayee » 22 Sep 2010, 15:44

meaning of NEENE ANAADHA BANDHO KARUNYA SINDHO of Purandaradasa plz................
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