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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My kids corner - 6

The tallest falls in the world

Angel Falls is located in the Guayana highlands,one of five topographical regions of Venezuela. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain, and free falls 2,421 feet to the river below, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth.

In total it is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with a total of 2,937 feet.

The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an adventurous bush pilot from Missouri (Used to fly with Lindbergh's Flying Circus), today a modern legend. Jimmy Angel first saw the falls in 1933 with McCracken while searching for a legendary Gold Ore.

Jimmy returned again in 1937 with his wife, Gustavo Henry, and Henry's gardener, they landed on top of the tepuy. Jimmy's Flamingo monoplane settled down into the marshy ground on top of the Auyantepuy and remained there for 33 years before being lifted out by a helicopter.

Jimmy Angel and his three companions managed to descend the tepuy and make their way back to civilization in 11 days.

Jimmy Angel's plane sits in the Aviation Museum in Maracay; the one you may be able to see on top of the Tepuy is a replica.

The fascinating world of the National park in Canaima, is a perfect combination of magic and reality, with their impressive table top mountains called Tepuys, their countless rivers, lagoons, and water falls, forests and savannas distributed as a green sea, this atmosphere calls for a unique visit at least once in a lifetime.

In this God's gift of the nature, you will find an interesting flora and fauna and endemic in many cases (unique in the World), likewise the natives of the Pemon Indians, ohabitant in this natural atmosphere, with their ancestral culture, craft, folklore, and gastronomy.

This natural mosaic shows us an interesting and alive testimony of our Geographical history.

The National Park Canaima is located to the end south west of Venezuela, to the south of the Orinoco River, municipality Gran Sabana of the Bolivar state, being decreed National park June 12, 1962 by the national executive.

The park, possesses 3 million Hectares, occupying this way the second protected natural area of more extension in Venezuela and the seventh of its size in the world.

The park is divided in two sectors: Western and Eastern.

The western area called Canaima, can be accessed by air with commercial Flights from Caracas, Margarita and Ciudad Bolivar.

Enjoying this privileged spot on earth, the tallest fall in the world, the incredible Angel Falls, from the Canaima Lagoon visualizes a spectacular scenario, with beautiful water falls inviting you for a refreshing swim or a sun bath on the beautiful white sand surrounding the Canaima Lagoon.

In the Eastern area you will find the Gran Sabana where again, can be accessed either by air but also by land transport. Arriving to the city of Santa Elena of Uairen, the last town of the south of Venezuela, only 20 minutes by car from the frontier with Brazil.

The Tallest non permanent waterfall in the world is in fact La Catira close to the Angel Falls.

Aanandha bhairavi

A Janya Ragam derived from Melam 20 Natabhairavi
Avarohanam: SA NI DHA PA MA GA RI SA
Chatusruri Rishabham, Sadharana Gandharam, Suddha Madhyamam, Chatusruti
Dhaivatham, Suddha Dhaivatham, Kaishiki Nishadam.
(Chatusruti DHA is an Anya svaram in both Arohanam and Avarohanam).
Vakra Shadava - Samporna Ragam (Vakram only in Arohanam)
Shuddha Dhaivatham occurs in The prayogam: PA DHA PA MA, MA DHA PA MA GA RI
Chathusruthu Dhaivatham in : PA DHA PA SA, PA DHA NI DHA NI PA, SA NI
DHA PA So it is a Bhashanga ragam.
Since Chathusruthi Dhaivatham occurs more often that Suddha
Dhaivatham, some musicologists place Anadabhairavi
under Melam 22 Kharaharapriya.

Subbarama Dikshitar classifies Anandabhairavi under the
Asampoorna Melam 20 Ritigowla as Upanga Ragam No. 3
Definition (Venkatamakhin):
ArOhE RiShabham TyaktwA Dha vakram cha samAcharEth
SampUrNA sagrahOpEthA BhavEd Anandabhairavi
Arohanam: sa ga ga ma pa dha pa sa ni sa
Avarohanam: sA ni dha pa ma ma mA ga ga ri sa

Upangam Ragam, Sampoornam, Shadja Graham, In Arohanam Rishabha Varjyam,
Vakra Dhaivatham, Ma Ga Ni, Sa are Jeeva and Nyasa svaras.
About 175 years since Venkatamakhin, it is a practise to employ
Pancha Sruthi Dhaivatham in Anandabhairavi. (Details of this are
found in Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini, Tamil Ed. Page 332).

An oldest Ragam, suitable to sing at al times; especilly
suited for singing SLokams, lullabies, marriage songs, folk tunes.
The Raga evokes KARUNA and SRINGARA rasams. The full effect of the
Ragam is brought out, when sung in VILAMBITA KALAM.

Syama Satri is always associted with Anadabhairavi
(along with Misra Chapu Talam). It was he who
shaped this Raga to perfection in the current form.
Recently, Balambal Natarajan (a music teacher based in New Jersey
area) has composed a krithi on Syama Sastri in Anandabhairavi and in
Viloma Chapu Talam : "Sri Tala Brahma Syama Krishna"
which gives glorious tribute to Syama Sastrigal.
(Text is printed in SANGEETHAM, Vol 9, No. 1, CMANA)

Mathrubhoothayya, who lived during the pre-trinity days had
already popularized Anandabhairavi through his beautiful
composition: Ni Mathi Challaga Nanu Brochute.

Muthuswami Dikshitar's song: Tyagarajayoga Vaibhavam in
Anandabhairavi contains the two Yatis - Gopuccha Yati and
Srotovaha Yati. The phrases are:
For Gopuccha Yati (like a cow's tail!):
Tyagaraja Yoga Vaibhavam
Agaraja Yoga Vaibhavam
Rajayoga Vaibhavam
Yoga Vaibhavam
and the Srotovaha Yati (Flowing r iver) in
Svaroopa Prakasham
Tattva Svaroopa Prakasham
Sakala Tattva Svaroopa Prakasham
Sivasaktyadi Sakala Tattva Svaroopa Prakasham


Lakshya Gitam
Jaya Jagadi TumidhIru , Jhampa (Venkatamakhin)

Kamalasulochana, Adi (Unknown)

RAvE O Manasa, Adi (unknown)
RAvE Memaguva, Adi (Virabhadrayya/Shobanadri(?))

SAmi NI RammaNavE, Ata (Syama Sastri) (on Varadaraja)
Pankaja Lochani, Adi (Muthiah Bhagavathar)
Ninu namminanu, Adi (Unknown)

SA Rekunitu mOti, Adi (Subbarama Dikshitar)
Pavana SuguNa, Adi (Svati Tirunal)
SakhiyE intha, Adi (Ponnayya Pillai)
Imticghakka, Adi (Vina Varadayya)

  1. Raaga Aalapana - Balamuralikrishna
  2. Marivere - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  3. Paluke bangaara - Bombay Jayashree
  4. Thiyaagaraja Yoga - Ranjani Gaayathri
  5. Kamalamba (First avaranam in Navavaranam - S. Rajeswari
  6. Maanasa guruguha - Balamuralikrishna
  7. Marivere - T.M Krishna
  8. Paluke bangaara - P. Unnikrishnan
  9. Swaamy saranan - Nithyashree
  10. Ksheera saagara - Aruna Sairam
  11. Nanda nandanaa - P. Unnikrishnan
  12. Neeke theliyaka - Balamuralikrishna
  13. Bhaamaro - Balamuralikrishna
  14. Himachalathanaya - Balamuralikrishna
  15. Kamalaambaa - Aruna Sairam
  16. Krishna karunaa - K.J. Yesudoss
  17. Marivere - Radha Jayalakshmi
  18. Raama naama - Sikkil Gurucharan
  19. Raamabhadra - Neiveli Santhanagopalan
  20. Thiyagaraja yoga - M. S. Subbalakshmi
  21. Aanandha begane - Sudha Raghunathan
  22. Manchirojidi - Balamuralikrishna
  23. Saamagaana priye - Nithyashree
  24. Thiyaagaraaja yoga - Nithyashree
  25. Kamalaambaa - Ranjani Gayaathri
  26. Himaachala - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  27. Dhavalaroopa - Radha Jayalakshmi
  28. Marivere - T. N. Seshagopalan
  29. O Jagadambaa - T. N. Seshagopalan
  30. Yeru mayileri - Nithyashree
  31. Madhuraa nagarilo - Kalyani Menon
  32. O Jagambaa - Bombay Jayashree
  33. O Jagadambaa - Nithyashree
  34. Singaaravelan - Sikkil Gurucharan
  35. Neeke theliyaka - Sikkil Gurucharan
  36. Saama gaana - Sudha Raghunathan
  37. Yerumayileri - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  38. Paluke bangaara - Balamuralikrishna
  39. Dhavala roopa - G. N. Balasubramanian
  40. Himachala - Bombay Jayashri
  41. Isaiyil - Balamuralikrishna
  42. Maanasa guruguha - Bombay Jayashri
  43. Maanasa guruguha - M. S. Subbulakshmi
  44. Neeke theliyaka - Hyderbad brothers
  45. Paahi sri - Bombay Jayashri
  46. Paluke bangaaramayina - T. M. Krishna
  47. Paluke bangaaramayina - O. S. Arun
  48. Uuneeru selvathu - T. M. Krishna
  49. Pulli kalaaba mayil = P. Unnikrishnan
  50. Saama gaana priye - Nithyshree
  51. Sri Raaja raajeswari - Sowmya
  52. Singaara velavan - Sowmya
  53. Singaara velavan - Sudha Raghunathan
  54. Raamachandra - T.N. Seshagopalan
  55. Raamabadra - T. N. Seshagopalan
  56. Kaapadhuve unadhu - Sanjay Subramanian
Please send me mail if any of the songs is not properly uploaded. Please be on the look out for more songs with many other artists under each Raagam. Your feed back will be the tonic to me.
Blogger Viknesh waren said...
all the songs are nice sir.. upload more ragas on your blog... regards-vikneshwaren thank you sir..
June 10, 2008 5:51 PM
Anonymous Krithika said...
Hello Sir, Thanks for the great work that you are doing! Please do upload more songs, oothukadu/gopalakrishna bharati/arunachala kavirayar likes... Thanks once again Krithika
June 16, 2008 8:56 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hello Sir, Hats off to your great & wonderful work.I really appreciate the effort you have put through to bring this up.Keep your spirit going and please keep uploading more songs in all the ragas.I am sure that,this helps a lot of people who are really interested in Classical music. Thank you music lover
April 6, 2009 12:07 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Could I have your mail ID pls. You may send it to Thanks
April 24, 2009 10:56 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
i salute your efforts sir. the collection is too good. if you have more such songs, pls do post them. it serves as a learning ground and as a stress buster for many of us. thaanks a ton!
May 4, 2009 3:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dear Sri. Hariharan, the whole carnatic music loving community is greatly indebted to you ( and of course to the great artists' whose invaluable creations you have compiled on your blog) for doing such a commendable service. If you have any plans on expanding your Ragha collection, may I make a humble request ? My 13 year old son is learning Violin and he is so crazy about the Ragha Hamsadwani. Here is a sample he played I would greatly appreciate if you could create a collection on that ragha. Thank you again. May God Bless you with a long and healthy life doing such an awesome service. Adiyen Venu
November 14, 2009 8:38 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr. Venu, I will do that in few days, Please be on the look out.
November 16, 2009 10:54 AM
Blogger Vishy said...
Dear Sir, I think the Radha Jayalakshmi's song on Marivere gati under Anandha bairavi is not loaded properly. Please check it out. I love your posts and I pray for a long and healthy and prosperous life for you. Regards, Vishy
January 16, 2011 8:06 AM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr. Vishy,

I have uploaded Marivere by Radha Jayalakshmi afresh.
January 16, 2011 1:56 PM