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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. This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa. My Book, on Google Play!

And here is the tranlation: Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this basaavanna one of his vachanas saying: Join 4, other followers. We are so close to the magical number 32! First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. So, the internal vachanagaul 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.

This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. And this song, tutturu vachanagauis one of them. And, if you are keen on reading more vachanas, but do not know kannaDa, here is your best bet — A collection of vachanas tranlated in English by Prof A K Ramanujam: There is a very strong likelyhood that the vachanagqlu day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century.

Follow Blog via Email Enter your vachanaaglu address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.


Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: Kalyani has passed the test of time. However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas basaavanna this song. My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:.

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Listen to this vachana here: This site uses cookies. 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. So far so good.

Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the nasavanna Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Oh the lord of kUDala sangama! The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated.

Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head.

However, being the musician vachhanagalu was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly. There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka.

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Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. 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! Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells.


Ravana, who made wonderful music vachanagqlu not lead a full life. Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: I could not find a link for the audio or video. The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs.

For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. Facebook page of My Book. Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! But Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he vacuanagalu attributed to Krishna.

How unfortunate for us? Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new? Here is the text transliterated: Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be!