Tag Archive | Classical

In memory of Smt. Rajeshwari Padmanabhan

In memory of  Rajeshwari teacher.(1939-2008), daughter of Lakshmi Ammal and grand daughter of Karaikudi Subbarama Iyer (the elder of the Karaikudi Veena brothers), was a ninth generation descendent from the Karaikudi Veena tradition. Nostalgic at this time of the year. Memories of Rajeshwari teacher and Kalakshetra keeps rushing through me…. It’s the fifth anniversary of […]

Agam – Malhar jam

  Awesome vocal !    

In Memory of Smt. Rajeshwari Padmanabhan ~ (1939-2008)

The Yajnavalkya Smriti mentions:  “Veena vadhana tathvangna sruti, jathi, visartha talanjaaprayasena moksha margam niyachathi”  (“The one who is well versed in veena, one who has the knowledge of srutis and one who is adept in tala, attains salvation without doubt.”) August 15 th 2008 is an unforgettable day to me. This was the day Smt. […]

DANCING NOTES

I was listening to a Ghazal by Hariharan -‘JHOOM LE’ a beautiful ghazal from the Ghazal Album Kaash. Hariharan’s soulful music never fails to amaze me. I am not so familiar with Ghazals , but this one surely makes me feel the peace and tranquility. Musical notes dance if we can watch them. Some go […]