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Friday, December 31, 2010

Visakha Hari - Kuchelobhaagyaanam (Sudhama charithram)

Download VH - Kuchelopakyanam - Part 01.mp3
Download VH - Kuchelopakyanam - Part 02.mp3
Download VH - Kuchelopakyanam - Part 03.mp3
Download VH Kuchelopakyanam - Part 04.mp3
Download VH Kuchelopakyanam - Part 05.mp3
Download VH Kuchelopakyanam - Part 06 .mp3
Download VH Kuchelopakyanam - Part 07.mp3

Thank Ms. Vaishnavi Giri who sent this with a note
"this is not the same which is available in you tube. The complete 2:30 hrs program is recorded here"
Anonymous Anonymous said...
wow!great discource by vishaka hariji...... these discource develope my bhakthi.its my lord`s grac to hear these. jai shri radhe krishna............
April 25, 2011 9:24 PM

Blogger usha sampath said...

Wow! a great discounse by visaka harijiIt actually gives us the way towards bhakthi deeply. We heard the discourses repeatedly and attained the feel of God in the discourse.

usha sampath
September 5, 2011 6:54 PM

My diary - 31st December 2010 குறையொன்றும் இல்லை.

When I look back at the end of this year I have no regrets. குறையொன்றும் இல்லை. I have only positive thoughts and positive notes. This year, my blog, gave me lot of friends, which I consider, as the greatest asset I have gained this year. What more I need !

Man was made to live happily on Earth.  But he is not?  Why? Because he wants something or other - all the time!  And he is unhappy because he compares himself with what others possess and what he does not have, (or is unable to have) – such things as others' physical appearance (tall, handsome, etc; rich, has an expensive car, large mansion, etc.  "I am short, dark, cannot afford to buy a car, live in a small house, etc).
It is COMPARING and thinkng of what OTHERS HAVE and what I DO NOT HAVE - and WANTING those things - that rouse envy, jealousy, frustration, dissatisfaction, hatred, anger, and so on -  cause UNHAPPINESS!
A simple fact is forgotten viz: There are no two things in the whole of Creation that are exactly alike - in every way! (It is even said that no two leaves on the same tree are "alike"; "no two snow flakes are alike"!)
Therefore, no two human beings are exactly alike!  Not even twin children!  THERE IS NO ONE EXACTLY LIKE YOU IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE! YOU ARE UNIQUE!
Let us say that a man goes to the attic of his house.  It is cluttered with all sorts of articles.  He finds an old steel trunk. It is his grandfather's box.  He opens it and finds all sorts of items which his grandfather had accumulated - photos, papers, items of clothing,  etc.  Among the pile of letters, he comes across a postage stamp. Kaalana! (say one paise/penny, a least valued coin those days))  1890 !  .
What do you think will be the result if he sticks that (unused) stamp on his letter and mails it?  It will end up in the "Dead Letter Office"!
Why? Because that stamp can no longer be used!
Ah! But what will happen if he places an advertisement in the papers to advertise  that he has an 1890 kaalana/penny stamp?  He will be swamped with telephone calls, telegrams and a queue of philatelists (stamp collector fanatics) at his front door, each trying to out-bid the others, with sums running into tens of thousands of Rupees, Dollars or Pounds Sterling  for that (one inch square) piece of paper!
WHY? Because there is no other stamp like that in existence now! It is UNIQUE (So rare that there might not be another like it in existence!).
So are you ! UNIQUE! If that scrap of paper is worth tens of thousand of Rupees, Dollars/Pounds, what price are you putting on yourself?  Why are you “selling yourself short”?.  You are priceless!  You can stand erect, tall and look the world in the eye and say to yourself: “There is no one like me in the whole of Creation!  NOBODY! Nature made me unique! Why should I feel inferior to anybody in this world? Hooray!
I shall stop envying others who possess  things that I don’t have, because they do not have many of the things that I am blessed with.
A Tip To Boost Your Spirits: Make a list of all the things that you do have – which many others do not have:
1. Born without any deformity; 2. with intelligence;  3. with loving parents and siblings;  4. a happy, cosy home;  5. good health; 6. education; 7. a good job; a loving wife & children; a happy home; “I can save some money every month; I have no debts”; etc! the list can go on and on!
I can bet you that, by the time you get to about number seven or so on your list, you are going to have tears of gratitude to God who has blessed you with so much above the hordes of unfortunate people in this world! You will fall on your knees and thank God for giving you so much to be happy about! And never again to think poorly of yourself!
Remember! You are unique! There is no one else like you in this whole Universe!  Blessed are you!

Let me end this year with Visakha Hari's "Kuchelopakyanam" which is a story symbolic to good friendship and prosperity when there is faith. 

I am sure you will enjoy it. 

Anonymous SARAVANA PRAKASH said...
Universal Truth! Fantastic work! "A farmer dies every half an hour in India. Not out of disease or accident, but, suicide. The reason is debt." Above 17,000 farmers in 2009 year alone have committed suicide. I thank God for not making my life such tragic and I also pray him to give me strength to save vulnerable farmers from such tragedies. Happy New Year 2011
December 31, 2010 10:48 PM
Blogger Hemalatha said...
Dear Sir, A wonderful way to end the year that has gone by and welcome the next year. Thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful matters which we can pass on to posterity. Wish you, your family and all the readers a VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. Regards
December 31, 2010 10:50 PM
Blogger Melasevel group said...
I really appreciate your gesture to declare that during the Year 2010, you were able to acquire more friends through your portal. Friends are more than brothers and I strongly believe in this and proved so in my life. I like your portal and appreciate the initiative you have taken to create and maintain it
January 3, 2011 11:25 AM

Lata Mangeshkar - Duets with Mukesh

  1. Aah - Aaj re ab mera dil 
  2. Aah - Jaana na nazar 
  3. Aas ka panchi - Tum roothi raho 
  4. Aashiq - Oh Shama muje phoonk 
  5. Anari - Dil ke Nazar se 
  6. Anari - Oh chand kila 
  7. Awaara - Dumbar jo udhar 
  8. Badal - Aye dil na mujse 
  9. Banjaran - Chandare mori patiyan 
  10. Barsaat - Chod gaye baalam 
  11. Barsaat - Patli kamar hai 
  12. Chalia - Meri jaan kuch bhi ki jiye 
  13. Chaya - Dil se dil ki dor 
  14. Choti choti bhatein - Zindagi ka asab 
  15. Chupke chupke - Bhagon mein kaise yeh 
  16. Dharti kahe Pukar ke - Je hum tum chori se
  17. Dulha dulhan - Main tera hoon dulha 
  18. Ek bichara - Ho naina tera Naina 
  19. Hasina Do deewane - Do khadam tum bhi chalo 
  20. Farz - Hum to tere ashiq hai 
  21. Gora aur kala - Dheere dheere bol 
  22. Guest House - Tumse kuch kahna hai 
  23. Hariyali aur rasta - Bol meri taqdeer mein kya 
  24. Hariyali aur rastha - ibtida -e ishq mein 
  25. Honeymoon - Mere khwabon mein 
  26. Jalbin machchi Nritya bin bijli - Baat hai ek boond se 
  27. Jis desh mein ganga bahthi hai - Aa Ab laut chalein 
  28. Jis desh mein ganga bahthi hai - Begaani shaadi mein  
  29. Kabhi kabhi - Khabi khabi mere dil mein 
  30. Kanhaiya - Nee bakiye ruth hai 
  31. Madhumathi - Dil tadap tadap 
  32. Main nashe mein hoon - Nazar nazar se 
  33. Malhar - Bade armanon se 
  34. Malhar - Kahan ho tum 
  35. Man mandir - Aye meri aankhon ke 
  36. Meri Bhabhi - Dil mein aeji 
  37. Milan - Sawan ki mahina 
  38. Opera house - Dekho Mausam kya baahar hai 
  39. Opera house - Na milte hum to 
  40. Paras - Tere hoton ke dho phool 
  41. Parasmani - Chori chori jo tumse mile 
  42. Pathar ke sanam - Mehboob mere 
  43. Poonam ki raat - Tum kahan le chale ho 
  44. Prem patra - Do Aankhiyon jhuki jhuki 
  45. Purnima - Hamsafar mere hamsafer 
  46. Raaz - Dil sambale smbalta nahin 
  47. Raj hath - Yeh wada karo 
  48. Roti kapda aur makhan - Main na bhoolunga - 1 
  49. Roti kapda aur makhan - Main na bhoolunga - 2 
  50. Saathi - Mera pyaar bhi tu hai 
  51. Sangam - O mere sanam 
  52. Sanjog - Ek manzil rahi do 
  53. Sanyasi - Bali umriyan bhajan 
  54. Sanyasi - Chal sanyasi mandir mein 
  55. Saranga - Lagi tumse lagaan saathi 
  56. Saraswatichandra - Phool tumhe bheja hai 
  57. Shisham - Sapnon mein aana 
  58. Shor - Ek pyaar ka nagma hai 
  59. Shor - Paani re paani  
  60. Shree 420 - Ichak dana beechak dana 
  61. Teesra kaun - Pyaar ka fasana 
  62. Tower house - Main khushnaseeb hoon 
  63. Umar quaid - Yaad rahega 
  64. Veer Durgadas - Thane Kajaliyo 
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dear Sir Vaithinathan Hariharan What a way to say good bye to the year 2010. I understand that the Sir has acquired many friends in 2010. I am happy to say that I am also permitted to be his friend. The friendship between Krihshna and Kuchela is beyond description. To quote Nammalwar “the two were not attracted by Manam Seiyum Gnanangal’’ Our lives are full of Manam Sei Gnanam only. On the music front the Sir has once again displayed his excellence. I have read that on the passing away of Mukesh, Raj Kapoor lamented “I have lost my voice”. Lata and Mukesh from SHOR, ROTI KAPTA MAKKAN, AAWARA and others—Wow what a collection. I pray almighty that the year 2011 will also be as successful, promising and enterprising as 2010 for Sir. I declare emphatically that Sir will be scaling new heights in 2011. With warm regards ravi
December 31, 2010 10:33 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dear Sir Sri Vaithinathan Hariharan In continuation of my previous message today, 31st Dec 2010, I submit a request. On the 1st of January 2011 please provide me the song "Velane Sentamil Viththaka---Mayilerum Vadivelane" by KBS from the tamil movie Avvaiyar. I will only be too happy to start the year hearing that song.Please bear with me. I can visualise the annoyance .Please Sir. Kindly forgive me for troubling your esteemed self With warm reggards ravi
December 31, 2010 10:52 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Shri Ravi, As you desired I have send the link for the song you wanted to hear on new year day to you personally by mail. Start the year with your desire fulfilled and I wish all your desires may/will be fulfilled
January 1, 2011 12:04 AM

    Thursday, December 30, 2010

    If you have already not read this.........Please........


    On January 1, 2010, I didn't imagine Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be fighting a political battle to save his famed credibility. I didn't imagine he would have to prove that as the chief guardian of the people's interest he did everything possible to stop A Raja, then telecommunications minister, from adopting wily methods -- while allotting 2G spectrum to favour companies -- that would result in monumental financial loss to the exchequer.

    In the last 12 months, Dr Singh has lost something intangible -- an aura that defies description. He was the face of India's liberalisation and economic reforms. He was, it was claimed and is still being claimed, an honest man and an honest prime minister of a corrupt country.

    But, his statement as the year drew to a close, claiming that Caesar's wife should be above suspicion, is shocking. It sounds like he is telling the people: 'I am not stealing money from your pocket. Like Caesar's wife, I should be above suspicion.'

    Things coming to such a pass suggest a tragedy in Dr Singh's political career this year. The 2G spectrum controversy betrays the thinking Indians' faith in liberalisation.

    We wanted the license raj to go. So came liberalisation, where government babus lost some of their clout. With it came the 'open' policy where spectrum was sold for a price to private players by the government -- because airwaves that allow mobile telephony are public property.

    Why this corruption, then, Mr Prime Minister? Why did you allow under-invoicing? Why didn't you stop it before it happened? Where is my money? Is this corruption or blatant loot?

    The issue is so simple that there is hardly anything to investigate.
    Sadly even in this year, the reputation of the country's media was destroyed. The Niira Radia tapes -- that exposed a power broker's ugly universe in New Delhi -- were evidences that journalists who are supposed to confront, investigate and expose power brokers and their money-hungry clients' activities in the corridors of power are stringing them along. Why? 

    Because it's the short cut -- the laziest way -- to get inside information, which is difficult to get these days. You see, we don't get time to read, study and analyse the issues these days. The politicians in India know that the illiterate media needs many Radias.

    The Radia tapes, released by Open and Outlook magazines, should be part of the syllabus for political scientists and students of mass communication. They are a guidebook of what happens behind closed doors in the pursuit of power and money in India today.
    This controversy has made me look at the need to re-draw the lines much more carefully, Barkha Dutt has said
    It shows how cozy Barkha Dutt, a youth icon, editor and shareholder of the news channel NDTV, was with power-broker Radia. 

    When the year began, nobody ever thought Dutt would be grilled in a television studio, and that she would have to confess that the way she dealt with Radia was an error of judgment.

    She was forced to declare -- on the same prime time television slot that she had ruled -- that 'in 16 years of my career, no one has cast a doubt on my reputation.'

    Uncanny, the similarity of her defence to that of Prime Minister Singh's -- 'But, you know me! I am not corrupt!'
    In her evident embarrassment is hidden our own shame.

    Many of today's senior journalists and editors came up in the post-Emergency years and enjoyed the fruits of post-1992 economic reforms.

    Now, we have Blackberries, iPads and swanky cars. Some like Dutt and other iconic editors drive SUVs too. All this was unthinkable before Dutt's generation, a generation that boasts of a drive for success and the guts to scorch the fast lane of breaking -- and making -- news.

    Dutt was a leader in the pack of the urban clan -- including media activists, the NGO brigade and television-supported celebrities -- that is very much part of the new India that has emerged out of Manmohan Singh's envisaged economy.
    It is also ironic that Dutt, Singh and this government have been tainted by the mobile telephone -- perhaps the best metaphor for a new India. When the social history of mobile phones is written, the Radia tapes of 2010 should be mentioned.

    After the Radia tapes, there are allegations against Dutt that she was playing middle-woman between Radia's client Kanimozhi, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham leader from Tamil Nadu, and top Congress leaders to get Raja the telecom portfolio.

    Dutt has repeatedly and aggressively denied that and has explained why she was talking to someone like Radia so cozily.

    Her defence: 'Unless we believe in only press-conference driven journalism, the need to tap into what's happening behind-the-scenes in the corridors of power involves dealing with a multitude of voices, and yes, we cannot always vouchsafe for the integrity of all those we use as news sources. We concern ourselves primarily with the accuracy of the information This controversy has made me look at the need to re-draw the lines much more carefully.'

    Dutt continues working at NDTV; maybe she is redrawing the line that she has promised to. But, the Dutt-Radia conversation has thrown up a crucial question: Why have we, New Delhi-based journalists, abandoned the traditional role of questioning the establishment? How can the fundamental watchdog-role of the media be made to look dull and old-fashioned by the new breed of media icons? 

    Why do we need Radia in the first place to elicit information, as Dutt claims? Why don't we treat the Radias and her ilk around Parliament with the contempt they deserve? 

    Why doesn't our blood boil at such exploiters of the system who render our economy vulnerable, who loot the money that should go to tackle India's terrible poverty?

    Dutt thinks there was nothing wrong in her attempt to get information about the process of Cabinet formation from Radia. Which implies that the road to get 'exclusives' and 'breaking news' is through the gutter of 'fixers' in the system. We will get information, but we will have to wade through the slime.

    Dutt and Radia's relationship -- exposed to the public through the tapes that were legally recorded by the government and illegally leaked to the media -- reminds us about all that we are doing wrong while reporting Parliament so shabbily.

    This country deserves better editors and reporters. If you don't have severe allergy to the Radias of this world, you should not be a journalist. Let us learn that, again.

    Historian Ramchandra Guha put it bluntly to me: Editors in New Delhi are so close to power that they seem to be losing their sense of proportion. I want to remember 2010 for my own career's sake. 

    I want to thank the person who leaked the Radia tapes. It is the loudest wake up call for Indian journalists, who lust for exclusives and breaking news without bothering to read -- even one insightful article a day, or a good book a year -- on current affairs.
    courtesy: Sheela Bhatt (rediff)
    Blogger BHASKARAN19 said...
    Just wondering was there any nexus between Burga Dutt/KGB and DMK in Kushboos LIve in Relationship case?(which went in favour of Kushboo) and subsequently her joining in DMK
    December 30, 2010 12:16 PM
    Blogger vishwa.rishikesh said...
    Being from the old generation, I believe only in The Hindu! We do not have public spirited journalists any more, only ad mongerers. When I open Hindusthan Times every day, I see that more than half the paper is filled up with full page government ads and tender announcements. How can anyone expect such a journal to function with independence and autonomy, when it is so dependent on government handouts?
    December 31, 2010 5:52 AM
    Blogger hvaidya said...
    Dear Mr. Vishwa. rishikesh, I am surprised to know, that you still believe THE HINDU, whereas many persons are losing their faith and confidence in it also. Do you still believe it is impartial?
    December 31, 2010 12:01 PM
    Blogger BHASKARAN19 said...
    There is no question of losing their faith, they have already lost faith in THE HINDU, for me , how much I will get by sell it to waste paper by its weight. There were days I use to pick up fight when someone speak about The Hindu and comparing it with TOI when TOI was launched in Chennai -Hmmmm
    December 31, 2010 2:55 PM
    OpenID salvassn said...
    Dear Arvind's Dad, We all know that anyone who is anti-Hinduism is exalted as secular by this very Bark-ha Dutt. This just vindicated my belief that she is just another minion of the Italian woman who is destroying India, crore by crore, scam by scam. And though I've been an avid reader of The Hindu since I was 6 years old, I've lost my faith in their impartiality. They too, have adopted the stance that being anti-Hinduism makes one a great person. Add to that their relationships with the DMK, I wonder why I have not yet stopped subscribing to them. Maybe it is because that the other papers stoop even lower to get readership. - Salvadesswaran Srinivasan
    December 31, 2010 5:09 PM
    Blogger The Kid said...
    Great post! You have poured your hearts out. I have the same feelings.

    Along the same lines, I am working on a project which requires neither a middleman journalist who choose/soft/edit news. But a true people's medium.

    My project is called It is a social blog where people of different places come together to create a blog. Take a look at and
    January 27, 2011 3:56 AM

    Height of Innocence
    (Can you avoid kissing that young boy? I couldn't)
    Blogger Hemalatha said...
    Not at all !
    December 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    T.N. Seshagopalan & Ajoy Chakrabarthy

    Blogger Shishir Neelakant said...
    Awesome Sri. Hariharan This website is the most beautiful collection of music EVER!
    December 30, 2010 1:24 AM
    Blogger Badri said...
    Amazing Music Thank you so much for uploading appreciating all of the collection you have uploaded. Fantastic Job :)
    April 25, 2011 10:53 AM

      Tuesday, December 28, 2010

      See our Old Currencies - For Numismatists

      The first set of British India notes were the 'Victoria Portrait' Series issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000. These were unifaced, carried two language panels and were printed on hand-moulded paper manufactured at the Laverstock Paper Mills (Portals). The security features incorporated the watermark (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, RUPEES, two signatures and wavy lines), the printed signature and the registration of the notes.
      Rupees Ten Rupees Hundred
      British India Notes facilitated inter-spatial transfer of funds. As a security precaution, notes were cut in half. One set was sent by post. On confirmation of receipt, the other half was dispatched by post. 
      Half note
      This series remained largely unchanged till the introduction of the 'King's Portrait' series which commenced in 1923.
      Green Underprint - Rupees Five Hundred
      Green Underprint - Rupees Five
      Red Underprint - Rupees Fifty
      Small Denomination Notes

      The introduction of small denomination notes in India was essentially in the realm of the exigent. Compulsions of the first World War led to the introduction of paper currency of small denominations. Rupee One was introduced on 30th November, 1917 followed by the exotic Rupees Two and Annas Eight. The issuance of these notes was discontinued on 1st January, 1926 on cost benefit considerations. These notes first carried the portrait of King George V and were the precursors of the 'King's Portrait' Series which were to follow.
      Rupee One - Obverse
      Rupee One -Reverse
       Rupees Two and Annas Eight - Obverse
      King's Portrait Series

      Regular issues of this Series carrying the portrait of George V were introduced in May, 1923 on a Ten Rupee Note. The King's Portrait Motif continued as an integral feature of all Paper Money issues of British India . Government of India continued to issue currency notes till 1935 when the Reserve Bank of India took over the functions of the Controller of Currency. These notes were issued in denominations of Rs 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 10,000.
      Rupees Fifty

      Rupees One Thousand
      Rupees Ten Thousand

      the Bank's issues to January 1938 when the first Five Rupee note was issued bearing the portrait of George VI.
      Rupees Five - First Note issued by Reserve Bank of India

      This was followed by Rs 10 in February, Rs 100 in March and Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000 in June 1938.
      Rupees One Hundred
      Rupees One Thousand
      Rupees Ten Thousand
      In August 1940, the one-rupee note was reintroduced, once again as a war time measure, as a Government note with the status of a rupee coin,  
      Rupee One Obverse
      Rupee One Reverse
      Rupees Two

      As an added security feature, the security thread was introduced for the first time in India .
      George VI Profile
      George VI Frontal

      The George VI series continued till 1947 and thereafter as a frozen series till 1950 when post independence notes were issued. 

      Blogger Vinod said...
      Dear Shri hariharan, Nice to see an outline of the phases through which our current currency system is evolved. I wonder on seeing the currency of Rs. 10,000 issued during the British Rule. RBI is yet to issue such a huge denomination. Regards, Vinod N N
      December 28, 2010 6:32 PM
      Blogger hvaidya said...
      Dear Mr. Vinod, You should be happy. That way you should thank RBI to keep even the black money in circulation. If they release Rs.10000/- denomination, our politicians will stack them in their lockers.
      December 28, 2010 8:46 PM
      Anonymous Anonymous said...
      Dear Mr Hariharan & Mr Vinod, The RBI had in the past issued banknotes with denominations of Rs 1000, Rs 5000 and Rs 10,000 All these notes were demonetised in the year 1977.
      January 10, 2011 9:46 AM