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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! Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:.

Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.

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Kalyani has passed the test of time. And here is gasavanna tranlation: Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. 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. This basavajna a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. I could not find a link for the audio or video.

Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion!

And this song, tutturu toorendu basavannna, is one of them. How unfortunate for us? Create a free website or blog at WordPress. You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places. But this song is also significant in other ways. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: Join 4, other followers. However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song.


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Here is the text transliterated: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The partridge bird worries about moonlight The lotus flower worries about the sunrise The bee only worries vachanagaou drinking fragrant nector My only worry is to be reminiscing about you Oh my lord of kUDala sangama! There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century.

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Now, we have just over a thousand of his compositions available. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. 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.

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We are so close to the magical number 32! This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?

Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells.

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Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases.

Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. 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. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. If you do not read Kannada, here is vachanagxlu notation for the Varna in English:. The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs.


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: The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of vchanagalu lord Shiva: Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka.

For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. First lets basavabna what basavanan says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Listen to this vachana here: The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. 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. If you happen to know a link, please pass it on! So far so good. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Vachhanagalu the lord of kUDala sangama!

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