Gitaa Cassettes-Carnatic-Listen and Learn-GCT-CL-258-Classical vocal-Sikkil C. Gurucharan and Charulatha Mani-Rs. 125.
THE 72 melakartha scheme (Samporna Paddhati) found in Govindacharya's Sangraha Chodamani (18th Cenury) is a brilliant concept, on which the strong foundation of contemporary classical music is firmly entrenched. It is a complete exhaustive scheme, and the Sampoorna melas in vogue today are the logical successors of the ancient moorchanas and the Palais of Thamizh Isai. It is the genius of a superb musical mind that has evolved this format of 72 krama sampurana melas, which brings into its fold the innumerable janyaragas generated by the melas.
Gitaa Cassettes has released a CD and an audio volume with talented artistes Sikkil C. Gurucharan and Charulatha Mani singing the ascending and descending of the 72 melas with creditable precision. Both the singers are gifted with smooth, melodic voices that are assets to these kind of programmes.
Sanskrit devotional-Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham and Vishnu Sahasranamam-Vikram Enterprises, 53/1 I floor, OTC Road, Near Dharmaraya Swami Temple, Nagarthpet, Bangalore 560002, Subhalakshmi Krishnamurthi-Rs. 30
Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam are perhaps the ultimate in the pantheon of Hindu devotional hymns. The chanting of the Venkatesa Suprabhatam, composed by Prativadi Bhayankaram Annan disciple of Manavala Mamuni in the 15th century, and the 1,000 sacred names of Lord Mahavishnu as told to Yudishtira by the grand old sire Bhishma, do awaken the potential energy (Kundalini Sakthi) in man. Subhalakshmi Krishnamurthi, a Bangalore-based musician, has recited both the panegyric hymns with dignity, clarity of enunciation and a keen outpouring of devotion, ushering in an ambience of contemplation.
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