Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

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#1 Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 20 Oct 2018, 12:08

Namastey
I heard in olden days this subject was popular i. HARIKATHA
Can anyone provide any links to understand the story about this topic?
Also are any CDs or commercial recordings available or public internet audio resources available on this Harikatha

Thank you kindly
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#2 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 20 Oct 2018, 17:51

Thank you for bringing up this topic.
I have read in many articles that TR Kamala moorthy Mami used to render this in her younger days.
Infact she became very popular for harikathas at the younger age (probably in teens) by the same vathsala kalyanam topic
The people appreciated both the topic and harikatha kid of those times.
(This harikatha got a ONCE MORE!! From audience)
When I read about the same . I had tried to search , but no luck
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#3 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 21 Oct 2018, 02:12

Thanks ajaysimha
Do u know if Mami has given commercial CD or tape?
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#4 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 21 Oct 2018, 02:14

From Hindu article
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In 1935, he made Vatsala Kalyanam. The film tells the epic tale of Vatsala, also known as Sasirekha, who is in love with Abhimanyu but is forced to marry Duryodhana’s son. How she escapes forms the rest of the tale.

This story was produced in several Indian languages and as a silent movie as many as 11 times. It was also staged as a popular and successful Telugu play.

Interestingly, this episode is not part of the original text of the Mahabharatham or any other epic. According to critics, the story is pure fiction, created by some enterprising Parsi drama company in Bombay as a play, which proved to be a hit. The many films it inspired had titles like Vatsala Haran, Sashrekha Parinayam and most famously, Maya Bazaar.
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I will now try searching as Sasireka Parinayam
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#5 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 21 Oct 2018, 13:31

HarishankarK wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 02:12
Thanks ajaysimha
Do u know if Mami has given commercial CD or tape?
As far as I know , I don't think there are recordings of vathsala kalyanam available.

Probably we must approach suchitra who is the grand daughter of Kamala mami
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#6 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 21 Oct 2018, 13:34

HarishankarK wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 02:14
From Hindu article
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In 1935, he made Vatsala Kalyanam. The film tells the epic tale of Vatsala, also known as Sasirekha, who is in love with Abhimanyu but is forced to marry Duryodhana’s son. How she escapes forms the rest of the tale.

This story was produced in several Indian languages and as a silent movie as many as 11 times. It was also staged as a popular and successful Telugu play.

Interestingly, this episode is not part of the original text of the Mahabharatham or any other epic. According to critics, the story is pure fiction, created by some enterprising Parsi drama company in Bombay as a play, which proved to be a hit. The many films it inspired had titles like Vatsala Haran, Sashrekha Parinayam and most famously, Maya Bazaar.
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I will now try searching as Sasireka Parinayam
That is why I think this harikatha topic is not choosen by many of the harikatha artists
Or either any information on it is available
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#7 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 21 Oct 2018, 14:22

@HarishankarK do you have any such similar harikatha's collection ??
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#8 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 21 Oct 2018, 16:21

Lots of Harikatha audios available in Sangeethapriya
Needamangalam
Kamala Murthy
Embar
TS Balakrishna Sastrigal etc
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#9 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by MaheshS » 21 Oct 2018, 22:37

The old super hit movie Maya Bazaar was also based on this story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayabazar
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#10 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 21 Oct 2018, 23:55

HarishankarK wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 16:21
Lots of Harikatha audios available in Sangeethapriya
Needamangalam
Kamala Murthy
Embar
TS Balakrishna Sastrigal etc
I recently came to know that TSB's upanyasams are not in public circulation on Sangeetha Priya , as TSB'S son is not willing to share his father's audios publicly
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#11 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 01 Nov 2018, 21:59

Hi rasikas,

@HarishankarK you are fortunate enough
That this harikatha is available online.
Recently Varsha Bhuvaneswari has rendered this harikatha
(She being deciple of Kamala moorthy Mami)
https://youtu.be/t3NiWjHJnks
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#12 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 12 Nov 2018, 15:02

HarishankarK wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 02:14

Interestingly, this episode is not part of the original text of the Mahabharatham or any other epic. According to critics, the story is pure fiction, created by some enterprising Parsi drama company in Bombay as a play, which proved to be a hit. The many films it inspired had titles like Vatsala Haran, Sashrekha Parinayam and most famously, Maya Bazaar.
i also found one more link:
maya bazar harikatha in kannada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xywcFZDx3-E
the name of harikatha (maya bazar) coincides with mayabazar movie's name
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#13 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 16 Nov 2018, 15:03

ajaysimha wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 21:59
Hi rasikas,

@HarishankarK you are fortunate enough
That this harikatha is available online.
Recently Varsha Bhuvaneswari has rendered this harikatha
(She being deciple of Kamala moorthy Mami)
https://youtu.be/t3NiWjHJnks
Thank you thank u so much
God bless
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#14 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 24 Nov 2018, 04:09

I heard it- this topic seems to be a light funny entertainment subject for Harikatha unlike other heavy subjects like Kuchela or Sundara Kandam etc - loved it
very good grasp this young artiste has got over puranas and sangeetham as well
planning to learn and perform this Harikatha in one of my future programmes
I read somewhere that this was the first public Harikatha topic for Vid Tanjore Kamala Murthy as well when she started public performance - this fact adds a lot of significance to this subject for me at least
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#15 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by ajaysimha » 02 Apr 2019, 20:41

Hi rasikas,

I have uploaded the Vatsala Kalyanam Harikatha by Suchitra B(tanjore-marathi /tamil style)
also i have added Maharashtrian paintings which is suitable to this subject
and here is the playlist link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRRe1-g ... cp_77IrNh4

it has a very nice collection of harikatha songs in marathi/tamil and narration is tamil.
enjoy listening! share your thoughts

Thanks,
Ajay Simha
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#16 Re: Vathsala Kalyanam Harikatha

Post by HarishankarK » 06 Apr 2019, 14:36

Thank you Ajay
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