Is Deekshitar more Animal friendly than Thyagaraja?

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sureshvv
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#1 Is Deekshitar more Animal friendly than Thyagaraja?

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Just got done listening to a fine rendition of Brihadisa Katakshena in Jeevantika of Deekshitar by Vid. G.Ravikiran,

It seems Dikshitar treats all living beings equally in a few other kritis as well (Jambupathe for instance).

Thyagaraja however seems to consider human beings as somewhat elevated and there are examples where animals are portrayed rather condescendingly.

Both may be equally valid and compatible views. So not saying they are contradictory.

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#2 Re: Is Deekshitar more Animal friendly than Thyagaraja?

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You mean paTTi goDDu rIti in eTula brOtuvO? or kapi vAriti dATUna ? First is about human elevation beyond bodily qualities, second is about possibilities of devotion. He is actually equalizing humans (from a body perspective) with animals.

All current narrative including the most exalted value of human rights is based on humans as bodies. Even human "life" as spoken is about the body only. So no condescension there at all. If anything he is condescending about of all of them - hence no discrimination!

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#3 Re: Is Deekshitar more Animal friendly than Thyagaraja?

Post by Music »

Tyagaraja’s kriti ’Paramatmudu velige’ says it all......He sees one and the same glow of the Supreme in everything around - in Hari, Hara, human beings, animals, birds, trees, pancha bhootas, in everything!

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