Rise of Margazhi – Week 1

๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿณ: 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. Kum. ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’—๐’Š๐’Œ๐’‚ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’‹๐’‚๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’Š – Student of Vid. Smt. Anitha Guha
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๐•ธ๐–†๐–‰๐–๐–š๐–—๐–†๐–Œ๐–Š๐–Š๐–™๐–๐–†๐–’ featured in this presentation:

Srimad Bhagavatam Svayam Harireva
rAgam: nATTaiย  tALam: Adi

Meaning:
Srimad Bhagavatam is indeed Sri Hari Himself! Among all the Puranas it stands self-effulgent; and its divine stories uplift even the wretched. Written by Sri Veda Vyasa, showered with compassion on us all by Sri Shuka, and worshipped by rasikas and bhavukas, this great shastra that attracts even great Mahatmas, bestows divine knowledge, dispassion and devotion.
Every word of this beautiful work proclaims the greatness of the Lordโ€™s Name; every sloka sings the glory of His devotees; every canto proves the Lordโ€™s love for His devotees; it is a grantha that is ever-worshipped by the devotees of Muralidhara!
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โš›๏ธ: Sumathy ji
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ. For those who are familiar with Srimad Bhagavatam, the lyrical beauty of this composition is sure to bring goosebumps! Watch Saathvika render a Mallari, depicting the purappadu of the Lordship at Srirangam and segue into the main composition. Shot at the gorgeous Bethesda Gardens in Central Park, New York, we hear that sparrows, robins and even a wedding ceremony was awed by Saathvikaโ€™s traditional attire, the divine music and of course, her dance!


 

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ซ๐š๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š ๐๐จ๐ค๐ค๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฆ

Ft. Smt. ๐‘ด๐’†๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’
Kolam Artist from Mumbai, India

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#KolamforKodhai:
โš›๏ธ: Smt. Sumathy Ramalingam
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ.: โ€Be awed by the phenomenon and the traditional treasure that Kolam is, and the Pasuram: Kolam mapping for each day of Margazhi, all while enjoying a soulful rendition of the pasuram-of-the-day, puLLum silambina kAN ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿค๐Ÿš

 


 

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

๐—™๐˜. ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—บ. ๐—ž๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ ๐—•๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜
followed by
๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฑ. ๐—ฆ๐—ฟ๐—ถ. ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐˜†

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

*Pratyaksha Deivame*
rAgam: bEgaDa thALam: Adi

Meaning:
O Gurunatha, you are indeed my God, the one deity who is visible to my eyes and accessible to my senses.
Whenever I slip and fall, You embrace and protect me out of Your immense mercy. You are the only One who does not see even the tiniest bit of fault in me; You incarnated in this world as the fruit of mahatmasโ€™ prayer; You are the ocean of compassion that never dries up; and it is You who are celebrated by devotees who have no attachment to the world.

*Guruvarul Ondre Ariven*
rAgam: khamAs thALam: Adi

Meaning:
I know only the grace of the Guru. I know not anything else, nor do I desire anything else! If we have the Guruโ€™s grace, everything else will come on its own accord; and not just that, it will stand us in good stead at the right time, only with the Guruโ€™s grace. Penance, youth, wealth, strength, relatives, position, even justice and righteousness do not last in this ephemeral world, nor do they come our rescue when we are in need. Hence I know only the Guruโ€™s grace!

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*Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sez*โ€ฆ.: _โ€Get drenched in the sweet notes of bhakti in Kruthiโ€™s mellifluous rendition! And see how a violin can literally โ€œsingโ€ the sAhityam! Vittal Jiโ€™s divine ๐ŸŽต does just that!โ€_


๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ’: 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 – ๐’๐š๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ (๐๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐š๐๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ) ๐Ÿงˆ

๐‘จ ๐’•รช๐’•๐’†-ร -๐’•รช๐’•๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘บ๐’“๐’Š. ๐‘น๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’”๐’‰ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณโ˜•๏ธ

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Rakesh Raghunathan is a food raconteur, with a deep and abiding interest in food history and practices, and its interaction with socio-cultural norms. Having launched and run a chain of healthy-food outlets in the past, he is now a full time food traveller and historian.
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Somu ๐Ÿฆœ sezโ€ฆ.: โ€Watch, and be intrigued by the interconnectedness between prasadams and Andalโ€™s poetry, exotic food offerings served at temples and Rakeshโ€™s rendition of verses from Nachiyar Thirumozhiโ€ ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿš

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โš›๏ธ: #KolamforKodhai by Sumathy ji
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PS: Please turn on [CC] on the YouTube video to understand the meaning of the verses that are being sung in this episode


 

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ฏ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐š ๐๐š๐ญ๐ฒ๐š๐ฆ

๐—™๐˜. ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฑ. ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—บ. ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป

Apoorva Ji presents a traditional invocatory Pushpanjali, followed by a verse from Nachiyar Thirumozhi and a Madhurageetham.

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

Kili Kondu Vandha Seydhi
rAgam: sarasvati tALam: Adi

Meaning:
O Premika Varada, what message did the parrot bring? Did She [Sri Andal] tell You to grace me now, like You graced Her before? Herself taking the position of a Guru, did She surrender to You on my behalf? Or did She send the message that You are indeed the Ranganatha Swami who came that day and married Her, in the presence of the whole world?

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#KolamforKodhai:
๐Ÿ”ฏ: Sumathy Ramalingam
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Somu, the parrot ๐Ÿฆœ sez…โ€œWatch and be enraptured by Andalโ€™s poetry, the stunning composition, the brilliant orchestration, classy depiction and the exquisite location!โ€
๐ŸŒธโœจ๐ŸŒธโœจ

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ฆ๐š ๐’๐š๐ง๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿน๐Ÿš๐Ÿช˜

๐”ฝ๐•ฅ. ๐•๐•š๐••. ๐•‚๐•ฆ๐•ž. ๐•Š๐•š๐•ง๐•’๐•ค๐•ฃ๐•š ๐•Š๐•œ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐••๐•’๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ค๐•’๐••

Sivasri Ji presents an array of kIrtanAs in the Sampradaya Bhajana Paddhati – from Guru Vandanam to Abhangs, interspersed with delightful viruttams and namavalis.

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

๐—š๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—จ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—”๐—ญ๐—› ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ก๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ฌ
rAgam: simhEndramadhyamam thALam: Adi

Meaning:
Let us bow down to our Guru, Shri Bhagavan Nama Bodhendra Swami, who has blessed us with the Nama Siddhantam so that we are protected in this vile Age of Kali. It is due to Him and his Nama Siddhantam that we donโ€™t need to stumble through other difficult paths in this Age, or even think about any other way, when we have this simple, royal path of Bhagavan Nama Sankirtanam.

๐—ฅ๐—”๐——๐—›๐—”๐—œ ๐—˜๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—œ
rAgam: vasanthA thALam: rUpakam

Meaning:
Sri Swamiji sings, โ€œShri Radha Devi is my mother, Shri Krishna my father, Shri Radha Krishna devotees are my relatives. Brindavan is my hometown, Golokam is my ancestral place. I belong to the clan of Bhagavatas, and my lineage is that of Sharanagathi, which is my swarupam; Nama kirtanam is my occupation; Indeed, I am the fortunate recipient of Bhagavan Sri Krishnaโ€™s complete grace!โ€

๐—ž๐—จ๐—ญ๐—›๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—  ๐—จ๐——๐—œ ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—”๐—ก๐—”๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—ž๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—”๐—ก
rAgam: madhyamAvathi thALam: Adi

Meaning:
Here comes Krishna, dancing along, playing His flute. He plays so marvelously and dances so expressively that Radha Devi herself is amazed! Celestials shower flowers, Sage Narada sings along, and divine instruments are played to accompany Him, and indeed Bhuloka (the earth) has become Goloka (Krishnaโ€™s divine abode).

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#KolamforKodhai:
๐Ÿ”ฏ: Smt. Sumathy Ramalingam

Margazhi in Mylapore is verily here! ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฆœ

 


Sri Gurubhyo Namaha ๐Ÿ™

Wishing everyone the best of this Margazhi season! ๐Ÿช”๐Ÿช”

Global Organization for Divinity, in partnership with Natyarpana Dance Company, Flute โ€™n Feather Dance Company and Layyasaaram Institute of Indian Arts is pleased to kick-off the programs in our โ€˜Rise of Margazhiโ€™ 30-day series. ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆœ

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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

๐”ฝ๐•ฅ. ๐”ธ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•’๐•’๐•ค ๐•‹๐•™๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•ก๐•ก๐•’๐•ง๐•’๐•š โ„™๐•’๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ž๐•ค (๐Ÿ™-๐Ÿ), ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช-๐•‹๐•–๐•๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•๐•š๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•’๐• ๐”ธ๐•ฃ๐•ฅ

๐ŸŽผ: Our เฎ•เฏเฎดเฎจเฏเฎคเฏˆ (child) Bhagavata, Chi. Hari Narayanan Srivatsan
๐Ÿ’ญ: Raconteur Smt. Deepa S. Pillai
๐ŸŽจ: Artist Smt. Upasana Govindarajan
along with
๐Ÿ”ฏ: Smt. Sumathy Ramalingam

Margazhi with Andal is here!! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฅณ
โคต๏ธโคต๏ธ

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