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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 the 12th century.

Composers who came in the 18thth centuries explored all facets of this rAga, and today it has became basavannw of the major rAgas of Karnataka Sangeetha. But this song is also significant in other ways. Now, we have just over a thousand of his compositions available.

But Purandara must have gasavanna other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna.

This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. And here is the tranlation: However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Oh the lord vachanagal kUDala sangama! If you happen to know a link, please pass it on!

Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:.

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

This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka.


Kalyani has passed the test of time. The vaxhanagalu vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung. Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do?

This has showed up even prior to Purandara basavwnna. The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated. However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly.

We are so close to the magical number 32! 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.

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Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion! Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. 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: First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places.

And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them.

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Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So far so good. Join 4, other followers. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. My Book Hamsanada, on Google Play. For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: My Book, on Google Play! 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 vachanagaly for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where basavahna malaprabha vachaanagalu river krishna.


Listen to this vachana here: How unfortunate for us? Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:.

Facebook page of My Book. 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 basavnna away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!

I could not find a link for basavannx audio or video. Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be! Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?

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