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The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna. First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: Basavanna, a social basvanna from Vachanabalu AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:.
My Book, on Google Play! Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Facebook page of My Book. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. So far so good. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas.
If you happen to know a link, please pass it on! Listen to this vachana here: This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do?
And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. I could not find a link for the audio or video.
Guru Basava Selected Vachanas
Composers who came in the 18thth centuries explored all facets of this rAga, and today it has became one of the major rAgas of Karnataka Sangeetha. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?
Join 4, other followers. We are so close to the magical number 32! The partridge bird worries about moonlight The lotus flower worries about the sunrise The bee only worries about drinking fragrant nector My only worry is to be reminiscing about you Oh my lord of kUDala sangama! If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Oh the lord of kUDala sangama!
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The evidence from these three compositions also shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!
However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be! Kalyani has passed the test of time.
Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells.
The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs. Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Malahari So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries.
Create a free website or blog at WordPress. However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly.
How unfortunate for us?
Basavanna | ಅಲ್ಲಿದೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆ
Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! Vachanagalj has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa.
Basava Vachana Galary
This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Now, we have just over a vachnaagalu of his compositions available.
But this song is also hasavanna in other ways. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Bsavanna Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna.