Rise of Margazhi – Week 2

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๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’: ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ก๐ข – ๐’๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐š ๐’๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ฆ

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Ft. Chi. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐— ๐˜†๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐ŸŒŸ
& ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ – Kum. Saikiran & SaiNivedita ๐ŸŒŸ
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Featured ๐”๐”ž๐”ก๐”ฅ๐”ฒ๐”ฏ๐”ž๐”ค๐”ข๐”ข๐”ฑ๐”ฅ๐”ž๐”ช๐”ฐ:

*Sri Hariye Endhan Guruvaavaan*
rAgam: hindOLamย  tALam: Adi

Meaning:
_Sri Hari Himself is my Guru. With His immense mercy, He has made me His servant!_
_Taking aim at me, who have no intellect, that flawless Govinda has taken me over! Like a puppet, I move as He chooses to move me; there is indeed joy in remaining as He wishes me to be. To that Govinda who has no equal or superior, I, Muralidharan, surrender myself!_

*Prema Rahasyam*
rAgam: sArangAย  tALam: Adi

Meaning:
_O friend, listen carefully, I shall reveal to you the secret of Krishnaprema._
_If Radha Deviโ€™s Name lives forever on the tongue, Krishna will live forever in the heart._
_If Radha Deviโ€™s service is performed constantly, Maya will leave you and go far away._
_If Radha Deviโ€™s grace reaches fruition, complete prema bhakti will indeed flower in us._
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*Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sez*โ€ฆ. These young, rising musicians growing up in other parts of the world, outside India have so much to offer to our culture – be it through Indian classical music, dance, bhakti or through other traditional art forms. A big chunk of our sampradayam lies in their hands and the responsibility to carry this baton forward, rests on their shoulders. From their renditions today, you will see how they have upheld it so wonderfully! A heavenly Hindolam and a sublime Saranga from these young adults are sure to add a little chirp to your beautiful day!

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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Sumathy Ramalingam
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๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›: ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ก๐ข – โ„™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ž๐•“๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ช๐•’ โ„™๐• ๐•œ๐•œ๐•š๐•ค๐•™๐•’๐•ž

Ft. Sri. ๐Š๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฏ ๐•๐ž๐ง๐ค๐š๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ง ๐‰๐ข (๐Š๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ง๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ) ๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽจ

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Ft. A tรชte-ร -tรชte between Sri. Keshav Venkataraghavan and Smt. Upasana Govindarajan
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ. When two artists who create divine art come together, one can truly experience the spark in their souls! In a heart-warming, never-before-shared-bytes kinda interview, Keshav Ji talks about his spiritual journey through art and leaves us with moist eyes, and a full heart, as he reminisces instances and inspirations as well as an enchanting tale of supreme sadhana! We wake up each day and drench ourselves in KrishnAnubhavA vicariously through this geniusโ€™ divine doodles! Itโ€™s now time to hear from the creator, this towering personality himself!

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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Sumathy Ramalingam
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๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ: ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ก๐ข – ๐’๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐š ๐’๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽ™

Ft. Vid. Sri. ๐‘บ๐’Š๐’Œ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ช. ๐‘ฎ๐’–๐’“๐’–๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐Ÿ’ซ

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๐•ธ๐–†๐–‰๐–๐–š๐–—๐–†๐–Œ๐–Š๐–Š๐–™๐–๐–†๐–’ featured in this presentation:

*Veezhndhavar Endrum Meendadhu Thaanundo*
rAgam: AbhOgi ย  tALam: rUpakam

Meaning:
Has anyone who has fallen within the Guruโ€™s sight (of grace) ever recovered or have they ever been forsaken? He who bestows the fruit of thousands of years of penance simply with his sidelong glanceโ€ฆ has one who has come within the sight of such a Guru ever fallen? Just like a goat that is caught in the jaws of a tiger, a disciple caught in the grace net of the Guru, and also cows, birds, wild animals and even inanimate things that have obtained the grace of the Guru, never ever escapeโ€ฆ this is the absolute Truth!
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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Sumathy Ramalingam
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*Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sez*โ€ฆ. _A pristine rendition of a kirtan on the Guru. A simple, elegant and humble offering where the triumvirate i.e. nAdham from the tambura, the sowkhyam in the artisteโ€™s voice and his devotion reign supreme!_


๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ: ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ต๐—ถ – ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—บ

Ft: Kalaimamani Smt. ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—š๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐Ÿ’ซ

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๐•ธ๐–†๐–‰๐–๐–š๐–—๐–†๐–Œ๐–Š๐–Š๐–™๐–๐–†๐–’ featured in this presentation:

Engu Naan Thalai Vananginalum
rAgam: Anandabhairavi | tALam: Adi

Meaning:
O Lord, wherever I bow my head, pray let Your holy feet be there.
You came asking for three paces of land, and growing larger than the three worlds You stood wondrously! The frightened Kamsa saw you everywhere; the exhausted Muchukunda who slept for ages, also had Your darshan; young Dhruva, who determinedly performed tapas, was also blessed with Your darshan; please also come before me who am singing and praising you!
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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Sumathy Ramalingam
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ. The delicate finesse with which the artiste conveys emotion in this poetic work oozing with bhakti, tugs our emotional strings! This is the moment when we mortals surrender to divine art! Bhuloka vaikuntam, ร  la rasikasโ€™ paradise for the next fifteen minutes is here – with a deep-rooted message on this auspicious Vaikunta Ekadesi day! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ


 

๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ: ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ก๐ข – ๐Œ๐š๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐š ๐‘๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐ข ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ

Ft: Smt. ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ป
In a โ€™Sacred Offeringโ€™ for Thiruvadirai

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Legend behind Thiruvadirai ๐ŸŒŸ

Colloquially known as Arudra Darisanam, the festival is an old one, being mentioned in the Tevaram. On the Thiruvadirai day in Margazhi, Lord Natraja comes out in procession to give darshan to His devotees. In Sanskrit โ€˜Arthiraiโ€™ is called โ€˜Ardhraโ€™ and the Thiruvadirai anointing ceremony is called Ardhra Abisheka and the Thiruvadirai viewing as Ardhra Darshan. It is held as a divine blessing to witness Lord Nataraja’s purappAdu in Chidambaram! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸฆŒ
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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Sumathy ji
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ. In this elegant and classy presentation, Janani Ji shares some nostalgia and childhood memories, as she concocts a delectable offering in a gorgeous kacchatti, serves it on a pithalai thAmbALam and transports you to Chidambaram with the heady aroma of the southern spices! Something about this homely, warm and fuzzy ambience that will make you want to put your culinary skills to use rightaway! Do you have the mandatory 7 veggies though, thatโ€™s the question! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿฅ”๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ•


๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ—: ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ก๐ข – ๐’๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐š ๐’๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐ŸŽถ

Ft: Vid. Sri. ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™†. ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ง
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๐•ธ๐–†๐–‰๐–๐–š๐–—๐–†๐–Œ๐–Š๐–Š๐–™๐–๐–†๐–’ featured in this presentation:

Viruttam – Sollamale Solli
Meaning:
By saying without speaking, giving without asking, operating on us without our knowledge, tormenting us with his love… the One who – being Himself that state of the Self which is beyond the grasp of words, thoughts and intellect – bestows on us, on His own accord, that very state… He is indeed the Guru!

Kuppayil Vizhundha Oru Malar
rAgam: yamunAkalyANi tALam: Adi
Meaning:
A flower that had fallen into garbage, has now adorned a divine Gopuram! Carried by the great wind of the Guruโ€™s grace, this is unbelievable yet entirely true. Some may say this is the result of accumulated merits (punya); some may say it is the fruit of penance; others may say it is the play of destiny. But it is indeed only the Guruโ€™s grace that is the true reason, nothing else!

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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Sumathy ji
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ. Something about the ragam Yamuna Kalyani, the potent lyrics of this Madhurageetham (that is relevant to each of us in a sense), and Bharat Jiโ€™s rendition that will make you go on a listen>rinse>repeat mode! Enjoy this โ€œespresso shotโ€; you wonโ€™t stop with one dose of this cuppa, we bet! โ˜บ๏ธ

 


 

๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ–: ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ณ๐ก๐ข: ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ค๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ข

Ft:
๐Ÿš๐Ÿน: ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž ๐™Ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฃ (Thiruppavais)
๐Ÿ“š: Smt.๐‘ซ๐’†๐’†๐’‘๐’‚ ๐‘บ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’Š (Story)
๐ŸŽจ: Smt. ๐‘ผ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’‚๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’‹๐’‚๐’ (Art)

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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Smt. Sumathy Ramalingam
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*Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sez*โ€ฆ. _In the brilliant ambience of all things Margazhi, Kutti Hari renders key Thiruppavais of the week, along with his brothers on pakka vAdhyam! A delight to watch, and an inspiration for all the Gen Zs out there!_๐Ÿคฉ

_This weekโ€™s story-telling with visuals is mind-boggling! How can an entire palace be illuminated with oil lamps come alive on screen? A leaf from a fairy-tale, or shall we say Kodhai Kadhai, for all of you! Enjoy this auditory-visual treat from this in-house SoMU production!_

 


Week 2: Rise of Margazhi

Dear Rasikas,

A heartfelt thank you, for the overwhelming response for Week 1 of Rise of Margazhi! The stats on Youtube stand as an amazing testimonial for how much folks are enjoying the diverse offerings in this series!

On that note, Week 2 has a mesmerizing lineup awaiting all of us, Margazhi-ites! This upcoming week includes a special offering for Vaikuntha Ekadesi (on Dec 25th) and a prep if you will, for Arudra Dharisanam the following week (on Dec 30th).

And now for the BIG REVEAL of artists for Week 2 of Rise of Margazhi.

๐‘พ๐’‚๐’•๐’„๐’‰ ๐’๐’, ๐’Š๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’Ž ๐Ÿ™‚
๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ

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