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“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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 […]
Everything else grabs our attention, when the breath comes abundantly. Everything else loses it’s priority, when the breath becomes scarce. Then that which matters finally will only be the breath itself. Real freedom is not when I free myself from external forces, but when I free myself from the clutches of my mind .
Our perception of good and bad may actually be flawed. I need the so called “bad” to shape me. We are constantly being shaped like a beautiful statue… Many times along the way we cry for help and want to come out of the fire in the furnace. We ask and beg for the whole […]
I am not an expert in commenting on dance. But came across this video when I was searching for the song Venkatachala Nilayam. Very beautifully sung by Vijay Prakash. Loved the opening scene which somehow captivated my attention. Sharing this divine video. Vijay Prakash is an awesome singer, he produces such bhavam in his singing… […]
Bhaja Govindam – from the immortal composition of Adi Sankaracharya, 10 verses of this hymn divinely rendedered by MS Subbulakshmi. It is said that Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across an aged scholar teaching the rules of Sanskrit grammar to his […]
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. […]