Bangalore Nagarathnamma

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Post by meena » 18 Dec 2007, 08:51

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#2

Post by balusatya » 18 Dec 2007, 21:02

It is quite nice of Vijaya Siva to have sung her composition "Mathada" in Kamas in MA this evening.
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#3

Post by meena » 19 Dec 2007, 03:07

Thats a lovely comp isn't it? I have heard Sree KVN version.
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Post by kmrasika » 19 Dec 2007, 07:25

Bangalore Nagarathnamma has also composed the tyAgarAja ashTOttarashata nAmAvaLi condensing his life story. I believe it is chanted during the pUjA at the ArAdhana.
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Post by meena » 19 Dec 2007, 09:32

krishna
Do u have the txt. for Sree Thyagaraja Ashtottara Shata namavali ?
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Post by cmlover » 19 Dec 2007, 21:51

wow!
It looks like there is a complete 'puja paddhathi' in this deification process!
(It goes against T's grain who was totally against 'narastuti' :)
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Post by ramakriya » 20 Dec 2007, 00:35

Thanks for the link Meena. It was very interesting.
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meena
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Post by meena » 20 Dec 2007, 01:55

ur welcome ramakriya
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Post by vgvindan » 20 Dec 2007, 09:14

It goes against T's grain who was totally against 'narastuti'
brahmavid brahmaiva bhavati.
What is the difference between 'nara' and 'nArAyaNa'?

The 'narastuti' shunned by both Thyagaraja and MD refers to those - 'durmArga cara adhamulu'.

Aren't all of us idolators? IMHO - worst kind of idolatory is - idolising one's ego.
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 20 Dec 2007, 09:45

Hmmm.. the video in that page does not play for me. After attempting to connect for a few seconds, it says 'Ready' and that is it.
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kmrasika
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Post by kmrasika » 24 Dec 2007, 08:48

meena wrote:krishna
Do u have the txt. for Sree Thyagaraja Ashtottara Shata namavali ?
Yes, I have it in itx format. I wondered if anyone can convert it and post in several languages on the Wiki site. Maybe someone can also offer translation as well? Please drop me a message if you can do this.
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Post by vgvindan » 24 Dec 2007, 09:55

kmr,
Please send it to me for transliteration - I shall try translation also.
vgvindan@gmail.com
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Post by kmrasika » 01 Jan 2008, 08:25

The nAmAvaLi has been posted. Please note that this version is correct per the text I have, so if yu have corrections, please feel free to correct the version available: http://www.rasikas.org/wiki/bangalore-nagarathnammal
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Post by vgvindan » 10 Jul 2008, 21:58

nArImaNi nAgaratnamma
nA vandanamu gaikonavamma

gandharva kulamulO janinci
gAna vAridhiyaina tyAgrAjuni SaraNu pondina (nArI)

sangIta jnAnamu sad-bhakti vinA
sanmArgamu galadEyanna atani
sadvacanamu satyamani Erci
sadA tana sarvasvamu arpinci - atani
sannuturAlaina nIku sariyevaramma (nArI)

nIyokka bhakti niyokka prEma
niNDina Aradhana utsavAlu
nEDu svArtha janula cEta
navvuTakeDamAyenamma - ala
nATi bAgu tiruga vaccunA talli? (nArI)

atani sannidhilo anayamu vasinci
Anandamondu bhAgyurAlA - mA
Asa tIrci mammu kaTAkshincamani
atanito palki anugrahincavamma - gAna
amRta varshamu mari kuriyincavamma (nArI)

O Gem of a woman Nagaratnamma;
Kindly accept my salutations;

Having born in the lineage of Gandharva;
One who has sought refuge in Thyagaraja - Ocean of Music;

Knowledge of music without true devotion;
Will not lead to the Righteous path - the one who said;
Having accepted his words as True;
Having dedicated everything (to Him) - His;
Who hath become extoller - who is equal to You?

Your devotion and Your Love;
Brimming Aradhana celebrations;
Today in the hands selfish people;
Has become a laughing stock; that
Days' condition will it come back - O Mother?

In His holy presence ever abiding;
Bliss attaining fortunate one; Our
Desire to fulfil and to grace us;
By telling Him kindly favour us; musical
Nectarine rain may you make it shower again.
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Post by knandago2001 » 10 Jul 2008, 22:46

vgv: this is too good to go without a raga and tala.. don't you want us to sing it?
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Post by vgvindan » 10 Jul 2008, 22:50

kn,
If that could so happen, may it be.
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Post by Suji Ram » 10 Jul 2008, 22:54

Too good VGV
This should be sung and sent along with the petition.
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Post by PUNARVASU » 10 Jul 2008, 22:59

VGV,
so apt in the present scenario. Is it your creaiton?Just too good.
I think it is the outpouring of the heart!.Thanks for sharing. Brought tears in my eyes.
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Post by rajeshnat » 23 Oct 2009, 12:35

Nagarathnamma built a temple over Tyagaraja’s Samadhi only for you to discover more .....
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/10/23/stor ... 290300.htm
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Post by ogirala sri ramakrishna » 04 Nov 2009, 16:38

Bangalore Nagaratnamma was an admirer of H H Bhakta Gnanananda Tirtha. At one point of time she requested him to stay at Tyagaraja’s Samadhi and promissed that she will make all the arrangements to make his stay comfortable. At the same time she thought that he will get good recognition for his music .Then the Saint told her that his mission on this earth was to live in seclusion worshipping GAYATRY and composing songs in her praise and doing her service. For this purpose only he left his concerts also when he was at peak of his profession as an vocal artist.
During one of the meetings she offered him some money with fruits in his honour after listening to his songs rendered by him.
Then politely he refused to take money telling about his principle and accepted some fruits.

During her life she has propagated the song in the raga composed by Bhakta Gnanananda Tirtha.
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Post by cacm » 04 Nov 2009, 20:17

I strongly recommend V.Sriram's EXCELLENT book on her which gives a good introduction to that period in addition to her. VKV
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Post by Shivadasan » 06 Nov 2009, 16:00

Smt.Janaki Subramaniam, an octogenarian, who started learning from Bangalore Nagarathnamma from the age of 7 till her last days, and who had collected substantial funds for building the Thyagaraja Swamigal Samadhi at Thiruvaiyaru has written a book on Bangalore Nagarathnamma. The book named Anjali is available with her at the following address. Even at this age she is singing. Every year she had been attending the Thiruvaiyaru festival.

Smt. Janaki Subramaniam,
"Shruthi"
# 108/1, 19th cross, 8thMain,
Malleswaram, Bangalore -55
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Post by venkatakailasam » 08 Oct 2010, 18:05

cacm wrote:I strongly recommend V.Sriram's EXCELLENT book on her which gives a good introduction to that period in addition to her. VKV
Here are some more links to Bangalore Nagarathnamma :

http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/ ... namma.html

Bangalore Nagarathnamma - the Philanthropist & Savant

http://www.hindu.com/2007/12/09/stories ... 620200.htm

The story of Nagarathnamma, on stage

http://www.uyirmmai.com/Uyirosai/Conten ... x?cid=1865
An article by Indira Parthasarathy

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#24 Re: Bangalore Nagarathnamma

Post by SriKrishnan » 22 May 2016, 22:40

The "Thyagaraja Astothara Satha namavali" seems to be missing in the link given above. Can any one post it please ?
Thanks
Sri krishnan
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#25 Re: Bangalore Nagarathnamma

Post by Sreeni Rajarao » 03 Jun 2016, 21:24

A book about Bangalore Nagarathnamma was recently published.

The book is in kannaDa, authored by Dr Jagadish Koppa

Review in The Hindu:
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 682120.ece
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