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There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of basavahna 12th century. 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.
How unfortunate for us? Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places. We are so close to the magical number 32! However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song.
This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. And here is the tranlation: So far so good. First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?
This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa. Facebook page of My Book. Listen to this vachana here: Join 4, other followers. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. If you do not read Kannada, here is avchanagalu notation for the Varna in English:.
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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!
Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way.
Here vachanagapu the text transliterated: Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly.
Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our vschanagalu lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.
But this song is also significant in other ways.
Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana.
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My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play. But 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.
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. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases.
Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: 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.
The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: 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. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. Now, we have just over a thousand of his compositions available. 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!
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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! To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung.
Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Oh basvanna, How wrong our inferences could be!