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Thursday, September 29, 2011

What a concentration !!!!

From the facebook of Bhasakran Sivaraman

A Good appreciation of Rahul Dravid

From the face book of Vaidyanathan Sriraman

Blogger Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan said...

Very True!!!
Rahul "The Wall" Dravid has been an unsung hero till this england series.

A True Team Person, I have a bone to pick with SRT; He should have opened the innings after Rahul Dravid had carried the bat with India following on. He has opened the innings in ODI's and India's most capable batsman, only NEXT to Dravid.

It was very unfair to send Rahul Dravid to Open the Innings; India could have saved the test had someone else opened and given Rahul Dravid some rest!!!
October 2, 2011 6:42 PM

Annamaya - Hari paadha nandhini

Garuda vaahan seva

  1. Hari avathaarame 
  2. Parma sujnanulaku 
  3. Eatade mukthidhova 
  4. Palutrage 
  5. Govindadi 
  6. Yemi chithram 
  7. Govinda nandanandana 
  8. Mayadari chetalinka 
  9. Valapara Ginchuamma 
  10. Maa intiki ravoyi 
  11. Hari avatarameetadu 
  12. Bangaru medalona

Blogger r b subramanian said...

Dear Hariharan,

Item No.3 is not downloadable. Can u please check it up?


October 1, 2011 8:10 AM

Blogger hvaidya said...

Dear Mr. Rbs,

It is working . try again and let me know
October 2, 2011 5:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

rbs = royal bank of scotland? first name atleast please. ;-)
November 4, 2011 12:44 AM

Blogger hvaidya said...

IT will be decent to ask for the full name instead of making your own elaboration on individual name. Ironically, you have never revealed your name so far
November 4, 2011 9:25 PM

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Concert - G.N. Balasubramanian

Download 01-NinnuKori.mp3
Download 02-Yochana.mp3
Download 03-EnnaganuRaamaBhajana.mp3
Download 04-Badalikadheera.mp3
Download 05-EthavunaNerchitivo.mp3
Download 06a-Aaragimpave.mp3
Download 06b-Aaragimpave.mp3
Download 07-SarasaSamaDana.mp3
Download 08a-RTP-Kalyani.mp3
Download 08b-RTP-Kalyani.mp3
Download 08c-RTP-Kalyani.mp3
Download 09-SmaraVaaram.mp3
Download 10-Dhavalaroopa.mp3
Download 11-Neenaamaroopamulaku.mp3

Contributed by Mr. Vasudevan

...that there's more where that came from.

This is a key teaching; a most important message. The
goodness of the Universe is not limited. When something
"looks as if" it is running out, do not fret. This, or
something better, is on its way.

Sufficiency is the natural order of things. Good never
runs out -- although it may change form.

Anonymous Venkat S said...

Thank you sir for the GNB concert!
September 29, 2011 4:39 AM

Blogger vasudevan said...

Thanks Hariharan sir for the excellent concert of GNB.
October 1, 2011 9:41 PM

Why are planes named after numbers, like the 747?

After World War II, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers, Boeing, turned its attention from designing military craft to building commercial planes, along with missiles and spaceships. (Unrelated fact: when Boeing was forced to spin off its passenger flight division, the newly-formed company became United Airlines.
Back to the late 1940s: Model numbers were assigned to each division of aircraft (from the Boeing website:) “300s and 400s represented [military] aircraft, 500s would be used on turbine engines, 600s for rockets and missiles and 700s were set aside for jet transport aircraft.

 The company’s marketing department felt that the number 700 didn’t have enough pizzazz. So the first commercial passenger airline in the series was assigned the number 707 (pronounced Seven Oh Seven). The Boeing 707 is credited with launching the beginning the “Jet Age.”

It was decided that all model numbers that either began or ended in a “7” would be reserved for commercial jets.

The most well known aircraft in the 7×7 series is the Boeing 747, which also goes by the nickname “jumbo jet.” The 747 made aviation history. It was designed in the 1960s as a response to an increase in air traffic. It was the largest civilian airplane in the world.

To construct the massive 747, Boeing used a 200-million-cubic-foot assembly plant in Everett, Washington. According to the Boeing site, the total wing area of the original 747 was larger than a basketball court. And its gross weight was 735,000 pounds.

There are Boeing 757s 767s, 777s (the “Triple Seven,”) but the 737 and 747 are mostubiquitous in the public imagination. In 2009, the 787, the “Dreamliner,” made its debut flight.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


  1. Ellame sangeedhamdhan - Anuradha Sriram and Sriram Parasuram 
  2. Ellame sangeedhamdhan - Anuradha Sriram and Sriram Parasuram 
  3. Ellame sangeedhamdfhan - Anuradha Sriram and Sriram Parasuram

Monday, September 26, 2011

Vidhya Bhushan

A great meaningful photo


from the face book of Mr. Shrijit Nair

Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 26, 2011 6:26 PM

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kaamaakshi Navavaranam - Ooththukkadu venkatasubbiyer

  1. Sree Ganeshwara (Invocation of Lord Ganesha) - Shanmugapriya 
  2. Vaanchati (Dhyana geetham) - Kalyaani 
  3. Santhatham maham (1st Avarana) - Desaakshi 
  4. Bajaswa sri (2nd Avarana) - Naadhanaamakriya 
  5. Sarva jeeva dhayapari (3rd Avarana) - Sudhdha saaveri 
  6. Yoga yogeswari (4th Avarana) - Aanandhabairavi kanda 
  7. Neela lohitha ramani (5th Avarana) - Balahamsakanda 
  8. Sadhaananda mayi (6th Avarana) - Hindholam kanda 
  9. Sakalaloka Naayike (7th Avarana) - Aarabhi 
  10. Shankari sri (8th avarana) - Madhyamavathi 
  11. Natajana kalpavalli ( 9th avarana) - Punnaagavarali 
  12. Haladharanujam (Mangala krithi) - Manirangu
Thank Ms. Priya Ashok

Anonymous Nitya said...

May I know who the artistes performing these songs are?
September 25, 2011 10:37 PM

Blogger hvaidya said...

Ms. Priya Ashok has mentioned Mr. Ravi kiran's name. But it appears one of his students has sung. I am not able to identify the artist
September 26, 2011 5:42 PM

Annamaya - Hari Paadha Markandam

Friday, September 23, 2011

Maha vaidhyanatha Iyer's Mela Raagamalika

Mela Ragamalika:

In any case, Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer's greatest contribution to Carnatic music is of course, his famous 72-mela ragamalika. But this was not the first, single composition covering all the 72 mela ragas. One Lavani Venkata Rao, a court poet in the Tanjavur kingdom, a scholar in Marathi, Tamil and Telugu, and a brilliant exponent of Lavani (a type of Marathi folk style) singing, composed a version of the 72 mela ragamalika, called Bahuttara Melakarta in Marathi. This composition begins with the phrases 'Sriman Jokari Rajya Vishnusama' and incorporates the Raga mudra (name of the raga) in each line of the Charanam. The theme is erotic and is in praise of Sakharam Saheb, the son-in-law of the ruler. Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer was entrusted with the task of setting this composition to music. He accomplished this with great ease in a short period of seven days and was awarded Rs. 2,000 (a huge sum in those days), besides other gifts. It is said that Lavani Venkata Rao played the mridangam for Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer his rendition of this composition. However, Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer did not relish the erotic nature of the theme and the nara stuti (singing the praise of a human being) in this composition, and therefore wrote a suitable alternate sahitya (lyrics) in praise of Lord Pranatarthihara (Siva) of the mammoth temple at Tiruvarur. This is the version currently in vogue as the 72-mela ragamalika.
The entire ragamalika is set to Adi tala. The Pallavi is sung in Sriragam, followed by some beautiful jati phrases in Tillana style. There is no Anupallavi and the Charanam has 72 lines, one for each melakarta, with the raga mudra skillfully inscribed in each line. At the end of each mela raga, there is a Chittaswara, and further, to enhance the beauty of the composition, his brother Ramaswami Sivan added additional Chittaswaras at the end of each line, whose poorvanga (first half) is in the same raga, but the uttaranga (second half) is in the next raga. At the end of each Chakra (6 raga cycle), the Pallavi is repeated. At the commencement of the Prati madhyama series, the jati phrases are also sung.
This is not a piece we hear often in concert platforms. Occasionally in the past, one or two Chakras of this lengthy composition has been rendered by Musiri Subramanya Iyer and M S Subbulakshmi.. M S Subbulakshmi has melodiously rendered this divine ragamalika, with all the above-mentioned features and Chittaswaras.
The theme of this Ragamalika is Advaitic and highly philosophical and luckily, a full-fledged commentary in Tamil, known as Sivapriya, written by Gurumurti Sastrigal of Varahur, is available.

Thank Ms. Priya Ashok

Cricket's Most Iconic moments - 2

In Birmingham, August 7 2005, at the end of one of the greatest Test matches ever, England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff broke away from the team celebrations to console the dejected Australian batsman Brett Lee. Lee and Michael Kasprowicz had brought Australia within three runs of an unlikely win before Kasprowicz got out. England went on to win the Ashes for the first time in 19 years, but this moment stood out and Flintoff was applauded for his thoughtfulness. Despite intense rivalry between the two teams, Flintoff and Lee remain mates.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

trash to trash talk. you know which trash?
October 20, 2011 9:20 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2011

KIss of the year

Have you seen this temple ?

Raghunathji temple is one of the important temples of Lord Rama in India. It is located in Jammu city in Jammu and Kashmir state of India. It is one of the biggest temple complexes in North India. This temple has hundreds and hundreds of idols of Hindu deities. If you know the name of any Hindu God, Goddess, saint or mythological king, you would definitely find the corresponding idol in this temple. I am not sure if there is any other Hindu temple in India or outside India having such a large number of idols of various deities.

The construction of this huge temple of Raghunathji was started by the former of Jammu and Kashmir kingdom, Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1835 AD. It was completed by his son Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1860 AD. Raghunathji temple is the most important temple of Jammu city - the city of temples. It is located at the central location in the city.

The main shrine of the temple has big idols of Lord Rama, his brother Lakshman and his wife Sita. The idol of Lord Rama is in black color. Lord Rama is named as Raghunathji in this temple. There is a small roundabout (prakara) surrounding the main shrine of Raghunathji. The wall of this small corridor has the bas relief images of Ragu, Ketu, Saneeswar, Agni and the representation of four directions.

The outer corridor of the main temple has multiple sub temples. Facing the main shrine of Lord Rama there are shrines of Hanuman and the authors of Ramayan - Valmiki and Tulsidas. Behind the shrine of Rama, the shrine of Vaishno Devi is located.

Apart from the main shrine of Raghunathji and the other shrines described above, there are eight sub temples located within this huge temple complex.

The eight temples are:
1) Krishna Parivar - This temple has the idols of Lord Krishna in various forms as well as the family and relatives of Lord Krishna
2) Brahma
3) Vishnu
4) Satyanarayan
5) Siva - This temple has idols related to Siva and his family
6) Dharmaraja
7) Surya

8) Badrinarayan

All the sub temples has a lot of idols of Gods, Goddesses, saints, kings and small deities. Mythological characters such as Drona, Krupa, Ashwattama, Manu, various kings and saints, different forms of Siva and Vishnu, Kartikeya, Dattareya, Gayatri, Indra, Yama, vanaras such as Vali, Sugreev, Yama, incarnations (avatars) of Vishnu, Ramayan characters such as Dasrath, Lakshman, Bharat, Vibeeshan, the representations of months, stars, etc. etc. It is very difficult to list down the list of deities present in this temple.
The temple has full of pindis - a kind of symbol representing the 33 crore devtas (small deities) of Hinduism across the entire structure.

The temple has the third corridor. This outermost prakara has few more sub temples.
1) Ganesha temple - this temple has big idol of Ganesha; four small Ganesh idols are also present in this temple
2) Matsya - the incarnation of Vishnu as fish
3) Kachchab - the incarnation of Vishnu as tortoise
4) Varaha - the incarnation of Vishnu as boar
5) Narasimha - the incarnation of Vishnu as lion
6) Vamana - the incarnation of Vishnu as dwarf
7) Bharat - the brother of Lord Rama
8) Shatrugna - the youngest brother of Lord Rama
9) Radha and Krishna
10) Lakshmi and Narayan
11) Mahalakshmi - this temple also has the idols of Parvati, Chamundi, Saraswati, Kali and Vaishno Devi
12) Sesha Naryan and Vishnu temple '
13) Shiv Linga and Surya - This temple also has the idols of  Amarnath, Badrinath, Ganesha and Parvati
14) Virat - the idol with multiple arms and faces
15) Hanuman temple facing the main shrine of Rama
16) Gayatri
17) Very big Shiv Linga
18) Dattareya
19) a small Shiv Linga
20) another small Shiv Linga
21) Karaneswar Spastik Linga - The temple has the idols of Parvati and Ganesh and Sivakami-Natraj. Nandi idol is located facing the shrine; the highlight of the main Shiv Linga idol is that it was presented from German. This idol is a reflecting stone with the light glowing inside.

Raghnuathji temple of Jammu is a temple which is worth visiting not only in the city but in the entire country. If you happen to go to J&K, ensure that your travel itinerary has this temple.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Raghunathji Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple, pilgrimage, holy shrine
Location:  Jammu city, Jammu and Kashmir state, India
Highlights: The huge temple having the idols of almost all the Hindu deities
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Jammu
How to reach: Train, road or air
Hotel: A lot of hotels are available in Jammu; 
Restaurants: Good restaurants are available in Jammu

Sent by Mr. Balayogi

Concert - Nithyashree

  1. Jaanaki ramana - Sudhdhaseemanthini 
  2. Cheravademira - Reethigowla 
  3. Cheta shri - Dwajawanthi 
  4. Saamaanyavalla - Charukesi 
  5. Aalaapana - Kalyaani 
  6. Nidhi chaala - Kalyaani 
  7. RTP - (Raagam and Thaanam) - Hindolam 
  8. RTP - Pallavi - Hindolam 
  9. Slokam fwd by Kandena - Sindhubairavi 
  10. Maarubalka - Sriranjani 
  11. Mangambudhi - Dharmavathi 
  12. Satyavantarigidu - Bhairavi

..that there is no 'right way' to do anything, there is only
the way you are doing it.

Never be afraid to "try your hand" because you don't
want to might make a mistake or not do somerthing
"right." Success in life comes from being willing to move
into Unchartered Territory.

Always remember: Life begins at the end of your
Comfort Zone.

Blogger r b subramanian said...

Dear Sri Hariharan,
On downloading, I observe that the first song starts with No.2 though the same is mentioned as 1 in the upload. Is there is a first song like a varnam? etc


September 22, 2011 10:13 PM

Blogger hvaidya said...

The original file starts with No 2 only. I am sorry
September 23, 2011 7:38 PM


This exotic find had to be shared. The six-part video brings out the phenomenon that Kalakshetra was when the legendary Rukmani Arundale walked its campus in 1984. Weaving dance, music and narration, the video engages even an outsider to the Indian classical dance form. It also captures the essence of the new Chennai and old Madras. The visuals also infuse the viewer with a yearning to learn more about the dance. It is one of those videos that does not mystify the dance form but unravels it with a rare philosophical touch.
And guess who else features in the video? Actor Amala Akineni during her student days at Kalakshetra.

THIS IS a 6 part  series uploaded in youtube on KALASHETRA,S contribution to Bharatnatyam.

Please watch.

Seshadri Srinivasan