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So far so good. Basavanna calls his body as the temple where Shiva dwells. This normally happens at the drut — or fast phrases. Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying:. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The title of this blog happens to be the opening line pallavi of one of his songs.
The second vachana talks about the likes and dislikes of his lord Shiva: The set of 32 rAgas was not a static list, and over the centuries, new rAgas gained cachanagalu, and some went outdated. 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. If you happen to know a link, please pass it vachajagalu However, he does not list out all the 32 raagas in this song.
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.
If you do not read Kannada, here is the notation for the Varna in English:. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Make my body the fretboard, Make my head resonator Make my nerves into the strings Sing those thirtytwo rAgas Play intensely Vachanagaly the lord of kUDala sangama!
However, being the musician he was, some of his compositions talk about various musical aspects, although indirectly. 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.
There is pretty little information available on how many of his compositions were sung.
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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 15thth centuries. And here is the tranlation: But this song is also significant in other ways.
My Book, on Google Play! For a long vacganagalu, Indian music was supposed to have 32 major rAgas. This has showed up even prior to Purandara dAsa.
Listen to this vachana here: Krishna is described by Purandara as playing his flue this way. Oh boy, How wrong our inferences could be!
Basava Vachana Galary
Basavanna, a social reformer from Karnataka AD has this in one of his vachanas saying: Neither is he fond of music Nor is he fond of the Vedas Our good lord of kUDala vadhanagaluis fond of devotion! You can distinctly hear the sound I am indicating by the phrase thur-thur-thur at several places.
This is a song written by Purandara Dasaacknowledged as a pioneer in Karnataka Sangeetha. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Vachanaga,u 4, other followers. 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: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.
And this song, tutturu toorenduis one of them. Brahma, who learnt all the Vedas, had to lose his head. Now do you see why I said this technique could not be all that new? Kalyani has passed the test of time.
Guru Basava Selected Vachanas
Rich build temples for Shiva What can I, a poor man, do? How unfortunate for us?
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. First lets see what he says in one of the stanzas of tutturu toorendu: Those who know the composition of Purandara dAsa: Purandara dasa is said to have composed hundreds of thousands of compositions.
Koodala sangama — A place at the confluence of Krishna and Malaprabha rivers in Karnataka. Ravana, who made wonderful music did not lead a full life. Speaking of Siva -neelanjana.