Shyama Sastri

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sweetsong
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#176 Rare and beautiful composition on Syama Sastri by M.D.Ramana

Post by sweetsong » 20 May 2013, 03:30

Shyaama Shaastrivale Kaamaakshi Bhakthudu
Eee Mahilo Evarayya

Ememo Raaga Layaadulatho Poshinchi
Shyamkrshnaankitamai Velayu
Shaashwatha Mahima Krituta rachinchina

Bangaaru Kaamaakshini Sadaa Poojinchi
Shankaarahitude Sharanaagathamu Chesi
Sangeeta Saahitya Rasaadulanu Delisi
Inkitamerugu Sangita Muni
Ishta Shishyudai Velasina Sri

Varamagu Kamalaanagarilo Putti
Varamagu Sadbhakti Sugnyaanamutho
Swarajathi Gathiyutha Kritulanu Chesi
Parama Bhaagavathudai Velasi
Varadaasuni Joochi Brochina

Sung by Amrutha Venkatesh for her Shyama Sastry Jayanti concert at Chennai recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRmgWyzcJmc
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#177 Re:

Post by vgovindan » 28 Dec 2013, 17:44

Ecstacy wrote: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.
lakshmanji,
Someone has requested me for the lyrics of this song (brOvu brOvumani nE - kIravANi) - attributed to SS. However, this kRti is not found in any of the books referred to by me. I have the audio of Maharajapuram Santanam.
Can you please provide the lyrics for this kRti as also who wrote this kRti.
Thanks
V Govindan
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#178 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by Enna_Solven » 29 Dec 2013, 04:51

(From Lakshman sir)

brOvu brOvu - kIravANi - cApu tALA

pallavi
brOvu brOvu maninE endu vEDitE nIvu vinna
nA vinnapamu nA talli shrI lalitE

anupallavi
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

caraNam
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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#179 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by vgovindan » 29 Dec 2013, 08:54

Thanks 'Enna_solven'.
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#180 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by advaitin » 27 Sep 2015, 07:54

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#181 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by rajeshnat » 06 Mar 2016, 18:39

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narayara000
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#182 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by narayara000 » 01 Aug 2017, 21:56

Imo, no one renders Shyama Sastri krithis better than Bombay Jayashri:

Neelayatakshi - Paras,
Rave Himagiri Swarajathi - Todi,
Saroja Dala Netri - Shankarabharanam, and
Himachala Thanaya - Anandabharavi:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Tra ... he+Trinity

Dayanidhe Begada Varnam,
Pahi Sri Giriraja Suthe - Anandabhairavi,
Kamakshi Ni Pada Swarajathi - Yadhukulakambhoji,
Devi Brova - Chintamani,
Thalli Ninnu Nera - Kalyani,
Kamakshi Lokasakshini Geetham - Madhyamavathi, and
Kanaka Shaila - Punnagavarali

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+S+Jayashri/S ... ri+Krithis

Ninne Nammi Nanu - Todi:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Rar ... %281997%29

Himadhri Suthe - Kalyani:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Bom ... hree+Vocal

O Jagadamba - Anandabhairavi:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Chi ... Aesthetics

Kamakshi Bangaru - Varali:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Maargam+Vol+1

Palinchu Kamakshi - Madhyamavathi:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Paa ... Kaamaakshi

Mayamma - Ahiri:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Mad ... gazhi+2006

Kamakshi Anudinamu Swarajathi - Bhairavi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSD0VA3QHVs
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#183 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by CRama » 08 Aug 2017, 15:49

narayara000 wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 21:56
Imo, no one renders Shyama Sastri krithis better than Bombay Jayashri:

Neelayatakshi - Paras,
Rave Himagiri Swarajathi - Todi,
Saroja Dala Netri - Shankarabharanam, and
Himachala Thanaya - Anandabharavi:

http://mio.to/album/Bombay+Jayashri/Tra ... he+Trinity
Best joke of the year
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#184 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by melam72 » 08 Aug 2017, 19:37

Actually, CRama, the best joke of the year was when some Narayana said that the best Paramathmudu he heard was from the mouth of Aruna Sayeeram!!
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#185 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by CRama » 08 Aug 2017, 21:41

melam72 wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 19:37
Actually, CRama, the best joke of the year was when some Narayana said that the best Paramathmudu he heard was from the mouth of Aruna Sayeeram!!
In this case, I am with you.
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#186 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by narayara000 » 08 Aug 2017, 23:13

Don't know what you guys have against BJ, beautiful voice and perfect pronunciation in these renderings
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#187 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by sankark » 29 Jan 2018, 01:52

A lecdem/concert by TS Sathyavathi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE67HE5Cwxw
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CRama
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#188 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by CRama » 30 Jan 2018, 07:20

Thanks sankark for the link. It was an enriching lec dem in Kannada by Dr. TSSatyavati followed by a brief concert of SS kritis.
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#189 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 03 Dec 2018, 17:30

recently i had attended harikatha by vid.Vishakha Hari on musical trinity and purandaradasa

when it came to life history of shyama shyastrigal:

vid.Vishakha ji, shared an incident:

shyama shyastrigal could predict his day of death(on that day he attained siddhi)

when he lost his loving wife he said:
" saga anju naal; setha ara naal"
but people understood as
" saga anjinal; setha ara naal"(meaning she feared for death, and died on 6 th day)
but shastrigal wanted to convey
" saga anju naal; setha ara naal"(meaning his wife will die on 5th day; from there shartigal will die on 6th day(i.e 11th day))
and shastrigal attained siddhi on that very day

could anybody shed some light on this incident of shastigals life
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#190 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by SrinathK » 16 Jan 2019, 12:03

A couple of years back, we had a discussion on Shyama Sastri's usage of vilOma chApu for trilOka mAtA nannu (the original version). MDR sang it quite a few times on record, but being MDR it is often not that easy to follow him.

So here's another version by Amrutha Venkatesh (from her Youtube channel) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSI4jxzay88
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#191 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 18 Jan 2019, 15:17

is there any specialty of shyama-shyastrigal using the word "gaja-gamana" in most of his compositions ?
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#192 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 28 Jan 2019, 18:37

i just wanted to know which was the first composition of sri shyama shyasrigal

as we all know
thyagarajars first was namO namO rAghavAyaanisham in desika-todi and
diksithars first was shrI nAthAdi guruguhO in mayamalavagowla
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#193 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 06 Mar 2019, 18:30

ajaysimha wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 18:37
i just wanted to know which was the first composition of sri shyama shyasrigal

as we all know
thyagarajars first was namO namO rAghavAyaanisham in desika-todi and
diksithars first was shrI nAthAdi guruguhO in mayamalavagowla
got the answer through sangeethapriya groups by K N Ramesh(popular blogger)

"Interesting Which I came across !

SHYAMA SASTRI, one of the Music Trinity, was christened Shyamakrishna at birth. What made him address Devi Kamakshi of Thanjavur as his sister (Shyamakrishna Sodari) in all his kritis is an interesting story handed down by the temple archakas of his time, according to Swaminantha Atreya, the asthana Sanskrit vidwan of the Kanchi mutt. Those were the days when the temple for Goddess Kamakshi was being built by Thulajaji, the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur. Shyama would practise the songs in his wonderful voice sitting on the tower meant for the temple bell. His aunt who was fond of him used to send him milk through her little daughter. One
day the girl came calling him "Anna" (brother), placed the bowl of milk by his side and disappeared. Shyama noticed her angelic charm that day with the necklace of the deity adorning her neck. He at once ran home only to reprimand his mother for having sent her decked with the deity's jewel.When he learnt that she had not sent the girl that day, as she was not available he knew that Goddess Kamakshi had come to enslave him. The first kriti that flowed from his lips praising Her grace was "Oh, Jagadamba' in Ananda Bhairavi which was later followed by about 300 kritis with his mudra `Shyama Krishna Sodari'. Did she not address him as "Anna"?..."
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#194 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 25 Mar 2019, 17:33

ajaysimha wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 18:30
The first kriti that flowed from his lips praising Her grace was "Oh, Jagadamba' in Ananda Bhairavi which was later followed by about 300 kritis with his mudra `Shyama Krishna Sodari'.
in addition to my previous post i also got one more titbit information:
from: https://www.indiadivine.org/content/top ... a-shastri/

-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.

the last compositions of trinities:
thyagarajar: giripai nelakona
dikshithar: menakshi memudam
is there any idea of which song was lastly composed by shyama sastrigal
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#195 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by MaheshS » 25 Mar 2019, 18:37

ajaysimha wrote:
25 Mar 2019, 17:33
ajaysimha wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 18:30
The first kriti that flowed from his lips praising Her grace was "Oh, Jagadamba' in Ananda Bhairavi which was later followed by about 300 kritis with his mudra `Shyama Krishna Sodari'.
in addition to my previous post i also got one more titbit information:
from: https://www.indiadivine.org/content/top ... a-shastri/

-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.

the last compositions of trinities:
thyagarajar: giripai nelakona
dikshithar: menakshi memudam
is there any idea of which song was lastly composed by shyama sastrigal
Meenakshi Mumudam was NOT his last krithi, he asked his students to sing it when he knew he was on his death bed and passed away hearing the line "Meenalochani pacha mochani".
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#196 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 25 Mar 2019, 18:42

ohh, good to know. thanks for info.
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#197 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by Govindaswamy » 26 Mar 2019, 09:49

the last compositions of trinities:
thyagarajar: giripai nelakona

I have heard that kAlaharaNamElarA was the last song of Thygaraja
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#198 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 26 Mar 2019, 19:25

Govindaswamy wrote:
26 Mar 2019, 09:49

thyagarajar: giripai nelakona
may harikatha artists say giripai nelakona was last song.
even many articles or books give the same info.
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#199 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by ajaysimha » 10 May 2019, 18:24

we quite often hear thagarajar charitram and rarely dikshitar charitram.

has anybody come across anything like shyama shastri charitram or harikatha on shyama shastri ??

i could find only 2 videos on YTB

Sangeetha Mummoorthigal - Vishaka Hari https://youtu.be/JBoh67oz4Z4

Syama Sastri - Chaganti Koteswara Rao https://youtu.be/nCCc5ndE9bo

any suggestions ?


thanks,
ajay simha
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#200 Re: Shyama Sastri

Post by rajeshnat » 17 May 2019, 21:32

Lovely writeup of this bangaru kamakshi amman temple. Once i had a family function in a hall very next to this temple , this temple is great. Write up dated 17th May,2019 in The Hindu
https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/ ... 148229.ece
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