Posted in Music, Poems, Spirituality

Aandal

A great devotee in South India, who composed some beautiful songs for each day of the month. I am new to her, check Karpagavalli’s article for the story. As of now, enjoy the music! Here it is:-

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Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma!!

Come soon!! come soon!!

bhAgyada lakShmI bArammA nammamma nI sau
bhAgyada lakShmI bArammA

hejjaya mele hhejjeyanikkuta gejje kAlgaLa dhvaniya madutha
sajjana sAdhu pUjeya vELege majjigeyoLagina beNNeyante
(bhAgyada)

kanaka vrStiya kareyuta bAre mana kAmanaya siddhiya tOrE
dinakara kOTi tEjadi hoLeva janakarAyana kumAri bega
(bhAgyada)

attittalagalade bhaktara maneyali nitya mahOtsava nitya sumangaLa
satyava tOruva sAdhu sajjanara cittadi hoLevA puttaLi bombe
(bhAgyada)

sankhye illAda bhAgyava koTTu kankaNa kaiya tiruvuta bAre
kunkumAnkite pankaja lOcane venkaTaramaNana binkada rANI
(bhAgyada)

sakkare tuppada kAluve harisi shukravAradha pUjaya vELage
akkareyuLLa aLagiri rangana cokka purandara viThalana rANI
(bhAgyada)

Meaning THanks to http://meerasubbarao.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/bhagyada-lakshmi-baramma-english-translation/   :-

Oh, Goddess of Fortune ! Laksmidevi !
Do come slowly with your anklets making the jingling sound!
Come to us like butter emerging out of buttermilk when it is churned !
Come and shower on us a rain of gold and fufilll our aspirations !
Come with the brightness of countless number of rays of the sun !
Come and bless us; Oh, Devi, who has taken incarnation as Sitha !
Oh, lotus eyed Devi who is the pride of Mahavishnu!
Come and appear before us wearing the shining golden bracelets on your wrists and the auspicious vermilion mark on your forehead! Oh, Consort of Purandaravithala !
Welcome to You who shine auspiciously in the hearts of great sages !
Oh, Queen of Alagiri Ranga!
Come to our worship on Friday when streams of ghee and sugar will overflow !

Posted in Best things in the world, Music

Emily Bear

I got to know of this little angel from an article by Rashmin da. Its very inspiring to read about her.

Check out videos of Emily Bear on youtube. E.g.

The Northern Lights

See how gracefully and effortless she plays the piano!

Or this one, the journey to my heart:-

This is simply awesome!!

In our busy daily lives, running after getting things done… have we forgotten such finesse within ourselves somewhere!? A Little angel called Emily Bear shows how we can live a life with smile, simplicity and elegance and produce excellence!

Posted in Game of Life, Music

TO LET

“To LET” This sign board is attracting my greatest attention these days!

To-let-signs-on-a-street--001

Well, its not do deewane, but one deewana, still this song is interesting to recall:-

Good old movies made so much more sense than two piece dance numbers!

p.s. Oh I just now noticed that there is better apt song also:-

However, things are not THAAAAAAAT bad!

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Naiharwa… Sant Kabir

Naiharwa humka na bhawe, humka na bhawe

naiharwa aaaaa, Naiharwa, Naiharwa….

Sai ki nagari Param ati sundar, ati sundar

  Yaha koi Jaave na aawe(2)

Chand suraj yaha, Pawan na pani

  Ko sandes pohochave(2)

     Darad yaha Sai ko sunave, Naiharwa….

 

Aage chalau panth nahi sujhe, Panth nahi sujhe

  Peeche kyu dosh lagave(2)

Kehi bidhi sasure jaoo mori sajni, Jaoo mori sajni

  Birha jor jarave(2)

    Vishaye Ras, Naach nachave, naiharwa….

 

Bin Satguru Aapno nahi koi, Aapno nahi koi

  Jo yeha raah batave(2)

Kahat Kabira suno bhai sadho, Suno bhai Sadho

  Sapne me preetam aave(2)

    Tapan yaha Jeeya ki bujhave, Naiharwa…

Meaning here.

Posted in Music

Tere naam se jee loon…

Lovely video and song. Here is lyrics:-

preet ki lath mohe aaisi laagi 
ho gayi main matwaali 
bal bal jaaun apane piya ko 
he main jaaun vaari vaari 
mohe sudh budh naa rahi tan mann ki 
yeh toh jaane duniya saari 
bebas aur laachar phiru main 
haari main dil haari – 2 

tere naam se jee loon – 2 
tere naam se marr jaaun – 2 
teri jaan ke sadke mein kuchh aaisa kar jaaun 
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main 
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main 
teri deewani deewani- 2 
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main 
ho gee ha gee ho gayi main 
teri deewani deewani – 2 

ishq junoon jab hadh se badh jaaye – 2 
haste haste aashiq suli chadh jaaye 
ishq ka jaadu sara chadha kara bole – 2 
khoob laga lo pehre raste rab khole 
yahi ishq di marzi hain 
yahi rab di marzi hain 
yahi ishq di marzi hain 
yahi rab di marzi hain 
tere bin jeena kaisa 
haan khudgarzi hai 
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main 
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main 
teri deewani deewani – 4 

oh ho oh hoohhhh… 

he main rang rangeeli deewani – 2 
ke main albeli main mastani 
gaaun bajaaun sabko rijhaaun 
he main deen dhram se begaani 
ke main deewani main deewani 
tere naam se jee loon tere naam se marr jaaun 
tere jaan ke sadle mein kuchh aaisa kar jaaun 
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main 
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main 
teri deewani deewani 
teri deewani deewani 
teri deewani deewani 
teri deewani deewani…

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Catching the Rhythm…

It was yet another interesting day in the “Basic” Guitar class with Sahil Jagtiani. We were learning the strumming pattern. You need to hold the left hand fingers position tightly, and right hand has to gently strum all the strings. The strings can be strum from one end to another, and since you hold the guitar vertical, its either an up strum or a down strum.

DOWN,DOWN,UP,_; UP,DOWN,UP,_; 

was the pattern to be played. Blank space is a pause. One strum per beat. Sahil sang it for us also! But then, many were not getting it. Then he said, if you think and play, you will not get it, just get the rhythm. Let the hand move, don’t analyze. Slowly slowly, we got sorted out with tempo and phase lag between each other, and suddenly all of us were in sync! It was a wonderful play. Like Madhuri commented on my previous post, it was simply awesome experience.

Rhythm is beyond intellect. Its in your blood so to say. An intellect can understand or analyze a rhythm, but to get the rhythm you need to internalize it. Just like driving a cycle can be described with dozen mathematical equations, saying that you need to put your weight this way, bend that way, etc… but to get the skill of cycling, you just have to do it… 

And once you get it, your teeth will chew the food in that rhythm, your feet will tap in that rhythm and your hand will move without you having to “think” about it.

By the way this thinking is a very problematic thing. Recently Rashmin delivered another gem:- You cannot think about something which you don’t already know. And what you know, you don’t need to think about. So all this thinking business is totally useless!! 🙂

The whole education of dance and music, only now I recognize this, is to transcend the intellect with help of rhythms:- even in dance you have to step in sync with a beat of the music. This ancient tradition of learning dance, musical instrument, and singing, is so very essential apart from just developing an intellectual machinery in an individual.