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Dilemma in listening to Carnatic music concerts

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Dec 13 1998 - 20:37:49 PST

Sri:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

It was a good one from Smt kalyani. She is doing a great kaimkaryam of 
posting Naacchiyaar Thirumozhi. When I was reading this post of hers, it 
remninded me of another dilemma which I get. I relish and greatly enjoy 
all karnatic songs /music. I get into ecstasy (though I don't sing) when 
listening to anubhavam filled songs. 

A couple of months ago, when I was enjoying Sri TN Seshagopalan's 
Concert here at Simhapuri, I could not sit for some songs at all, ecven 
though the voice, the song, the divinity were all there with rich swara 
prasthaapam, and Gamakams. But since those songs were on Subrahmanyam, 
Vinayakam, Akilandeswari, and due to my (fortunate) invlolvement and 
enjoyment of Paramikaanthins' posts in Bhakti group, I could no longet 
take listening to such songs, especially from another Vaishnavan (TN 
seshagopalan!). 

I just walked out! (with a heavy heart- for walking out of such alovely 
concert and also for having listened so far on such "demi God songs", 
for almost an hour!).

I don't know if it is right. What do the learned singers (like Sri mani) 
and connoiseurs (like Sri Sadagopan) feel? Have they come across such 
dilemmas? 

It is not my inetent to embarass them. They may choose to keep silent. 
Sorry if I am crossing my limit.

Namo Narayana

Regards

narayana dAsan

 
-----Original Message-----
From:	kkrishnamachari@lucent.com [SMTP:kkrishnamachari@lucent.com]
Sent:	Saturday, December 12, 1998 9:09 PM
To:	bhakti@lists.best.com
Subject:	Song - kuyilE unakkananda kOti namaskAram

namaskaramgaL!  Ever since the effort for "mannu perum pugazh"
(nAcciyAr tirumozhi V) started, I have been intrigued by the 
remembrance of the first line of the song "kuyilE unakkananda 
kOti namaskAram, en vimalan varak kUvuvAi" (SrI Sadagopan tells 
me it was sung by GNB and is on murugan).  

I would like to know the whole song and the tune; it must be 
possible to change the words to make them apply for perumAL.

Can anybody help me?

adiyEn,
Kalyani Krishnamachari

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