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Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.

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Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vacuanagalu saying:. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

My Book, on Google Play! Now, we have just over vacnanagalu thousand of his compositions available. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Vachanagali intensely Oh the lord of kUDala sangama!

My Book Hamsanada, on Vacchanagalu Play. This site uses cookies. The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: Listen to this vachana here: If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. I could not find a link for the audio or video. The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained popularity, and some went outdated.

Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Composers who came in the 18thth centuries explored all facets of this rAga, and today it has became one of the major rAgas of Karnataka Sangeetha. This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa.

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However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song. Malahari So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the vwchanagalu centuries.


And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs.

For a long time, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. The partridge bird worries vachanaga,u moonlight The lotus flower worries about the sunrise The bee only worries about drinking fragrant nector My only worry is to be reminiscing about you Oh my lord of kUDala sangama!

Speaking of Siva -neelanjana. Vahanagalu lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: If you happen to know a link, please pass it on!

But Purandara must have see other flautists around his time AD — AD producing such sounds on their flutes, and this of course, he has attributed to Krishna. The first one tells about the desperation and longing Basavanna had for Shiva, the lord of kUDala sangama A place in Karnataka, where river malaprabha joins river krishna. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases.

Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson. Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. So far so good. And, if you are keen on reading more vachanas, but do not know kannaDa, here is your best bet — A collection of vachanas tranlated in English by Prof A K Ramanujam: Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way.

Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our vachanagali lord of kUDala sangamais fond of devotion!

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Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Join 4, other followers. But this song is also significant in other ways. How unfortunate for us? Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new?


Kalyani has passed the test of time. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: There is a very strong likelyhood that the later day haridAsas of Karnataka were influenced by the vachanas of Basavanna and others of the 12th century. Facebook page of My Book. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: The evidence from these three compositions also shows that the rAga kalyANi, was adopted by composers like Purandara Dasaalthough the text writers continued to shoo it away because of its foreign origins, and kept saying that the rAga is not fit for compositions for another two centuries!

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. So, the internal evidence from these compositions is giving a list of 31 rAgas probably out of the legendary 32 — this is but my speculation that were in vogue in the 15thth centuries. However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly.

And here is the tranlation: Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Here is the text transliterated: You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places. Nobody has seen Krishna playing his flute. There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung.