LINES HE LIKED!

N V Subbaraman presenting his Tamil Poem in the Poets Meet at Thirukkovilur on 11/5

 

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Pious and orthodox Mrs. and Mr. Venkata krishna. in Kadapa.

This week’s Sunday Story in Envius Thoughts is the 1593rd post on 1532nd day and naturally to be it gives a sense of achievement and satisfaction. By the end of June or a little earlier the Blog’s overall view score will cross TWO LAKHS and that I will deem it a milestone in my life as a blogger!
So many of my esteemed viewers look for my daily post and many in fact respond in one way or the other.
I have one Mr. Venkata Krishna -a colleague of mine while I was in service in the great Life Insurance Corporation of India, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. He is one of the regular viewers and he almost daily will respond by quoting one or two lines that he liked most in the post.Today such lines he liked most form the Sunday Story. I am sure all will enjoy the same. Mr. Venkata Krishna is agood Mridhangam player; he plays good chess and carroms..

Good morning sir
Born to serve, serve and serve the sick- men or women
Young or old- rich or poor- educated or uneducated-equal

May sixth today is National Nurses Day day to honor nurses
For their selfless services-but not rich- with cashless purses
The day “The Lady With the Lamp” Florence Nightingale
Strikes our minds! Nineteenth Century end it was!

Noble Day with a great intent!. Nursing is a service , noble and novel and the services of Florence are unparalleled in History.

A sibling relationships reflect the cohesiveness of the family.

Story telling. Is a wonderful way to pass on family traditions,
Histories, and long told tales and can be entertaining as well as educational

Learn to respect all- even much younger
Or lower in position at office or outside!
Good morning sir
success depends on careful thoughts, planning, programing and doing
Good morning sir
Man in his wisdom created festivals of all types in all religions
To be emulated and practiced by all in all regions and religions
Good morning sir
Faith in God, self and people
Fair to all with love and scruple
Thoughts noble and deeds worthy
Happy hobbies and habits healthy

Sreeramanavami greetings
The great Avatar to demonstrate how a human must live on earth
Love and obedience for parents; taking care of brothers and friends

Let us live in faith, hope and confidence=panic never helps!

Congratulations for having crossed a 1000 views.

Gently looks for food majestically with its eyes
In deep water, takes food like forest hen nice

Every bit of land on earth has its immense value and use
It is for us to make the best use for peace and plenty profuse

Basic responsibility is to elect a responsible
Government by exercising the right to vote in elections!

Let us on this day resolve to eschew all our negative tendencies
And lead a life of goodness and nobility and make the world a heaven!

Knowledge of any language improvement, provided by a Dictionary
I would say a dictionary not for REFERENCE but for regular reading!

SUN -the great giver of light and life- to be revered and thanked
PONGAL GREETINGS to all

Day dreaming easier than dreams of night-not in our control
Dreaming is just an initial step- action, quick action
Needed to make the dream come true!
HAPPY PONGAL SIR

Congratulations…..sir
11/1
Man in his young or old, tired or retired life needs rest and fun
10/1

Peculiar or unique question raised on an individual
Depending on the manner in which one behaves-practical!
31`/12

Great time cannot be controlled- stopped or expedited by any
One has to use it carefully, productively, diligently
To get the best out of time the greatest gift of God called nature
HAPPY NEW YEAR SIR
29/12

The Lord Almighty created the world and living beings in it
To live in peace and harmony, joy and plenty-loving all strict
Serving all, helping ever and hurting never.
14/12
Swamiye saranam ayyappa
Physical, mental and intellectual-God provides to be spent for good of all
To promote peace and poise,, plenty and prosperity, joy and good health in society!
5/11/18

HAPPY DEEPAVALI
A day of victory for the noble forces on evil ones-happy
A day of success for wisdom over ignorance- to enjoy proudly

Thus this Sunday Story comes to an end. We shall meet tomorrow as usual and till then GOOD Bye!

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N V Subbaraman in his Kadapa cabin.

 

N V Subbaraman being honored with a PAYANADAI at Thirukkovilur. on 11/5/19.

 

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY May 3rd.

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Legislature, Judiciary and bureaucracy three pillars strong
Of a vibrant democracy!Fourth is ofcourse PRESS for long
Very important-unfortunate at times it is strangled
By the rulers inimical when not to their likes and taste!

May Third today it is World “PRESS FREEDOM” Day being observed all over.
United Nations General Assembly declared May third to be World Press Freedom Day
Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind
Governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression!

Stifling the voice of the press takes many forms and shapes
Newspapers in particular to make the cost cheaper to the subscribers
Depend on advertisements from the people and Governments
Unhappy Governments at the reports stop advertisements
Harass the reporters and the Editors in innumerable means.
Let all give the Press its Freedom to fairly report and publish
Not to be very sensational but frank and fair, honest and humble
To enjoy the freedom in full and be the real fourth estate and pillar!

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UNIQUE NELLORE

STPM GOVERNMENT IASE B Ed COLLEGE NELLORE-Photo Perugu Ramakrishna

My literary bonds are getting stronger of late with great Andhra Pradesh. It was Sulurpeta, Vijayawada, Guntur, three trips to Nellore!This Sunday story carries my happy recollections of my visit to Nellore on 19th instant to address the B.Ed students and staff of STPM Government IASE B Ed. college on “THE CLASSICAL LANGUAGE TAMIL in connection with the International Mother Language Day.

Proverbially it is often said :It is better to do ordinary things in an extraordinary manner than an extraordinary thing be done in an ordinary manner!
UNESCO in its own wisdom announcing certain special days to be observed all over the world and many following nicely with sensitivity and seriousness and some casually with insensitivity!
“UNESCO announced that February 21st will be observed as INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY”
I have personally seen the arrangements being made by several organizations and today was UNIQUE NELLORE Day in this respect.
International Poet Perugu Ramakrishna-Ambassador WORLD UNION OF POETS = a brain behind many literary activities in Nellore- a popular District Head Quarters in Andhra Pradesh took the lead and arranged for great observation of the day with an Invitation shown at the top.

The day started in the B Ed. College in Nellore at 10.30 with an invocation song of VANDHE MATHARAM of Bankim Chandra Chatterji.
Dr. Y. Sailaja was the Master of Ceremony who conducted every aspect with alacrity and involvement. Sri Perugu Ramachandra presiding, a number of B.Ed students of the college expressed their thoughts in a beautiful, lucid and enlightened manner.
Totally during the proceedings 15 students participated and spoke on the significance of the day and greatness of Mother Language. I presented my paper on the topic CLASSICAL LANGUAGE TAMIL. Prominent Smskrit scholar Shri Allu Bhyaskar Reddy of Nellore spoke about the greatness of Samskrit as a language. Chief Guest of the Day Sri Mydavolu Venkata Sesha Sathyanarayana-Internationally Reputed English Classical Poet of Nellore suggested to the students to learn as many languages as possible along with Mother Language as every language has its own beauty and style resplendent with literary works.
Principal Dr. Ramesh explained various steps taken to foster and popularize other languages along with Telugu in the College and the State.
Perugu Ramakrishna-President of the Meeting in his own inimitable chaste Telugu interspersed with English, the significance of UNESCO decision in the larger interest of the development of the languages.
As the Ambassador of WUP, he offered Honorary Membership of the WORLD UNION OF POETS to all the students who did  a
great feat with their own thoughts on the theme of the day.

Thus an extraordinary natter was done in an extraordinary manner during UNIQUE NELLORE day in the B Ed. College.

I started my presentation after reciting the State Anthem on MOTHER TELUGU:

தெலுகு தல்லி!

மா தெலுகு தல்லிகீ மல்லபூதண்ட

மா கன்ன தல்லிகீ மங்களாருதுலு

 

கடுபுலோ பங்காரு கனுசூபுலோ கருண

சிருநவ்வுலோ ஸீருலு தொரலின்சு மாதல்லி

கல கலா கோதாரி கதலி போதுண்டேனு

பிர பிரா க்ருஷ்ணம்ம பருகுலிடுதுண்டேனு

பங்காரு பண்டலே பண்டுதாயி

முரிபால முத்யாலு தொரலுதாயி

அமராவதீ நகர அபுரூப சில்பாலு

த்யாகய்ய கொந்துலோ தாராடு நாதாலு

திக்கய்ய கலமுலோ திய்யந்தனாலு

நித்யமை, நிகிலமை நிலசியுண்டேதாக

ருத்ரம்ம புஜ ஸக்தி, மல்லம்ம பதி பக்தி

திம்மருசு தீயுக்தி, க்ருஷ்ணராயல கீர்த்தி

மா செவுலு ரிங்குமனி மாரும்ரோஜேதாக

நீ ஆடலே ஆடுதாம், நீ பாடலே பாடுதாம்

ஜய் தெலுகு தல்லீ,ஜய் தெலுகு தல்லீ!

Here ios the paper presented by me on the occasion:

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES-ANCIENT LANGUAGE TAMIL

What is a language?
Language is basically a mode of communication among the members of a society. In the expression of culture, language is a fundamental aspect. It is the tool that conveys traditions and values related to group identity. The purpose of this paper is to bring out the evolution of language and the greatness of one of the ancient languages viz TAMIL.
Evolution of Language
For quite a few generations, there was no language at all other than body language! Only we the humans have the benefit of languages!
Evolution of language is the gradual change in human language over time. It involves the origin and divergence of languages and language families, and can be considered similar to biological evolution, although it occurs through different mechanisms.

How many languages are there in the world?
It is said that there are 7,097 spoken languages today in the world.
That number is constantly changing because we’re learning more about the world’s languages every day. And beyond that, the languages themselves do change. They’re living and dynamic, spoken by communities whose lives are shaped by our rapidly changing world. This is a fragile time: Roughly a third of languages are now endangered, often with less than 1,000 speakers remaining. Meanwhile, just 23 languages account for more than half the world’s population of 7.7 billions.
GREATNESS OF LANGUAGES
Any language is deemed to be great based on richness and splendor of its literature and grammar.

ANCIENT LANGUAGES

An ancient language is any language originating in times that may be referred to as ancient. There is no formal criterion for deeming a language ancient, but a convention is to demarcate as “ancient” those languages that existed prior to the 5th century. Linguist Roger Woodward has said that “perhaps, then, what makes an ancient language different is our awareness that it has outlived those for whom it was an intimate element of the psyche”. By this definition, the term includes languages attested from ancient times in the list of languages by first written accounts, and described in historical linguistics, and particularly the languages of classical antiquity, such as Tamil language, Ancient Greek, Hebrew language, Old Persian, Avestan, Middle Persian, Sanskrit language, Chinese language, Latin, Arabic language. The term may also encompass other classical languages and various extinct languages.

HOW ANCIENT IS TAMIL?
தமிழ் Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Douglas, and Chindians. Tamil is an official language of two countries: Sri Lanka and Singapore and official language of Tamil Nadu. It has official status in Tamilnadu and the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. It is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.
Tamil is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world. Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions from 500 BC have been found on Adichanallur and 2,200-year-old Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions have been found on Samanamalai.
A. K. Ramanujan described it as “the only language of contemporary India which is recognizably continuous with a classical past.” The variety and quality of classical Tamil literature has led to it being described as “one of the great classical traditions and literature of the world”.
A recorded Tamil literature has been documented for over 2000 years. The earliest period of Tamil literature, Sangam literature, is dated from ca. 300 BC – AD 300. It has the oldest extant literature among Dravidian languages. The earliest epigraphic records found on rock edicts and ‘hero stones’ date from around the 3rd century BC. More than 55% of the epigraphical inscriptions (about 55,000) found by the Archaeological Survey of India are in the Tamil language. Tamil language inscriptions written in Brahmi script have been discovered in Sri Lanka and on trade goods in Thailand and Egypt. The two earliest manuscripts from India, acknowledged and registered by the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 1997 and 2005, were written in Tamil.
In 1578, Portuguese Christian missionaries published a Tamil prayer book in old Tamil script named Thambiran Vanakkam, thus making Tamil the first Indian language to be printed and published. The Tamil Lexicon, published by the University of Madras, was one of the earliest dictionaries published in the Indian languages. According to a 2001 survey, there were 1,863 newspapers published in Tamil, of which 353 were dailies.

With the creation in October 2004 of a legal status for classical languages by the Government of India and following a political campaign supported by several Tamil associations, Tamil became the first legally recognized Classical language of India. The recognition was announced by the then President of India, Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of both houses of the Indian Parliament on 6th June 2004.
The world’s top 20 languages.
Information from Ethnologue, Encarta and Nicholas Ostler’s Empires of the Word: a Language History of the World.
1. Mandarin Chinese. 2. English. 3. Hindi. 4. Spanish. 5. Russian.
6. Portugese. 7. Arabic. 8. French. 9. Bengali 10. German 11. Japanese.
12. Wu Chinese. 13. Korean. 14. Javanese. 15. Telugu. 16. Tamil.
17. Marathi. 18. Cantonese. 19. Vietnamese. 20. Turkish.
BHARATHI ON TAMIL
Tamil patriotic Poet Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar – one of the three of my mentors from his heavenly abode has got this to say about greatness of this ancient language TAMIL:

யாமறிந்த மொழிகளிலே தமிழ்மொழி போல்
இனிதாவது எங்கும் காணோம்;
பாமரராய் விலங்குகளாய் உலகனைத்தும்
இகழ்ச்சி சொலப் பான்மை கெட்டு,
நாமமது தமிழரெனக் கொண்டு இங்கு
வாழ்ந்திடுதல் நன்றோ? சொல்லீர்
தேமதுரத் தமிழோசை உலகமெலாம்
பரவும் வகை செய்தல் வேண்டும். 1

யாமறிந்த புலவரிலே கம்பனைப் போல்
வள்ளுவர்போல் இளங்கோ வைப்போல்,
பூமிதனில் யாங்கணுமே பிறந்ததில்லை;
உண்மை, வெறும் புகழ்ச்சியில்லை;
ஊமையராய்ச் செவிடர்களாய்க் குருடர்களாய்
வாழ்கின்றோம் ஒரு சொற் கேளீர்
சேமமுற வேண்டுமெனில் தெருவெல்லாம்
தமிழ் முழக்கம் செழிக்கச் செய்வீர்! 2

பிறநாட்டு நல்லறிஞர் சாத்திரங்கள்
தமிழ்மொழியிற் பெயர்த்தல் வேண்டும்
இறவாத புகழுடைய புதுநூல்கள்
தமிழ்மொழியில் இயற்றல் வேண்டும்;
மறைவாக நமக்குள்ளே பழங் கதைகள்
சொல்வதிலோர் மகிமை இல்லை;
திறமான புலமையெனில் வெளி நாட்டோர்
அதைவணக்கஞ் செய்தல் வேண்டும். 3

உள்ளத்தில் உண்மையொளி யுண்டாயின்
வாக்கினிலே ஒளி யுண்டாகும்
வெள்ளத்தின் பெருக்கைப்போல் கலைப்பெருக்கும்
கவிப்பெருக்கும் மேவு மாயின்
பள்ளத்தில் வீழ்ந்திருக்கும் குருடரெல்லாம்
விழிபெற்றுப் பதவி கொள்வார்;
தெள்ளுற்ற தமிழமுதின் சுவைகண்டார்
இங்கமரர் சிறப்புக் கண்டார்! 4

Yes, in English
TAMIL
1
Of all the tongues that I have sampled,
For sweetness Tamil’s unexampled:
But now become illiterate mutes
Our lives are worse than those of brutes;
Grown recreant to our ancient trust
Our treasures in a heap have gone to rust.
Tamil’s mellifluous sounds
Must reach the world’s utmost bounds,
If we are to li9ft our heads again,
Instead of wasting our time in vain.
2
Of all the bards I have explored
None in the world are richer-ored
Than Kamban, Valluvar, Ilankovan,-
Immortal trinity – our own
This is the truth unvarnished, plain
Free from all vainglorious strain.
Deaf, dumb and blind wretches we live,
We can’t our greatness e’er revive
So long as our native virile speech
Is not allowed much wider reach.
3
To enrich, refine and modernize
Our tongue, new writers must arise;
Translations too we must produce
From foreign classics for our use.
What boots it if we idly prate
Of our glorious past in our present state?
The world will recognice our worth
If genius amidst us gain takes birth.
4
Unless our hearts by truth are lighted,
Our speech with wings will not be flighted.
Self-purified we then may strive
Our arts and poetry to revive.
Then our renascence in a flood,
Will lead us to a world of good.
The blind long fallen in the ditch
Will be blessed with vision strange and rich,
And rise with the rise of Tamil strains
Chronicling our varied gains.
Like Gods assuming human birth
We’d then live glorious on earth.

Thus by all means Tamil is rightly treated/respected as an ANCIENT LANGUAGE – in legal parlance” CLASSICAL LANGUAGE”!.

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With this we end this Sunday Story on UNIQUE NELLORE and we shall continue tomorrow with our regular Envius Thoughts. Till then GOOD BYE!

February 21: World Mother Language Day

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Mother’s milk and mother language build up the child on the right path
There lies the greatness of God’s creation that builds up the society
Every mother language in the world seven thousand and more
Rich with literary works to be learnt in detail for a great score!

Twenty First of February today a day very significant
UNESCO declared International Mother Language Day
Observed all over the world in a fitting manner+ with great joy
To think of the beauty of one’s mother language and find ways to improve!

In fact every language has its own beauty and splendor great
All languages are important and nice-let all of as learn-sweet
Languages convey new meaning and gives us strength-that is power
Powerful people to help the world and stand like tall tower!

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THESAURUS DAY-January 18th

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Rightly said “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”-POWER from sources different
Finding the sources and utilizing, the first step-no indifference!
Knowledge of any language improvement, provided by a Dictionary
I would say a dictionary not for REFERENCE but for regular reading!

Further step is there with a THESAURUS!! Eighteenth January today
Is “Thesaurus day” best friend of writers, looking for new word
To spice up  precisely the right nuance to add to a sentence
Or phrase! While we don’t use the great expanse of verbiage available
Expanse of language really gives amazing ability to express
With beauty and precision. Indeed a great tool to use!

Poets use words in melodious composition of phrases to evoke
The most powerful images, knowing that “very happy” is all good and well,
but “exultant” brings different scene to mind.Blending words and scenes
To capture the mind and personality of the characters in stories.

When all one can think of a “brown” pond, better to go to Thesaurus
And find the word Bistre really capturing heart and meaning.
Thesaurus day to refining-redefining vocabulary, and use
New space to help build up something more elegant. Great views!

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Let us Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day -2nd. Jan

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“Let us run  up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it”
Statement looks and sounds funny! But that day is today the second
January of each year. It is a catch phrase with a meaning
“To present an idea tentatively and see how others reacting”.

New ideas are floated, new concepts conceived, new thoughts to be shared
Human nature is to resist any thing new at the outset
Slowly and gradually accepted and adopted indeed great
First step all over the world is the heading of this post.

“Catchphrase” became popular. claim needs to reliable sources.
It is now considered a “Cliché” used seriously, but used
Humorously too.Intention be recognized as both hackneyed
And outdated. A non-joking term “to send up a trial balloon.”

 

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VOICE FROM THE HEAVEN!

Lady behind the laurels being honored by the Chief Guest

As if to prove the quote “Art and Literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and the society a rocket”, the events are taking place rapidly on the positive direction!

Yes I had a nice evening on the 29th of November which forms this week’s Sunday story which I am sure my esteemed viewers will find extremely interesting.

In Tamil Nadu we have a list of 64 arts and one of them is poetry! Training in Singing is another great art.

That evening lot lot of inputs I had in a Book release function!

Great invitation card for your view:

There are different types of poems and look at English poems-awesome indeed!

There are many different types of poems. The difference between each type is based on the format, rhyme scheme and subject matter.

  • Allegory (Time, Real and Imaginary by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  • Ballad (As You Came from the Holy Land by Sir Walter Raleigh)
  • Blank verse (The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
  • Burlesque (Hudibras by Samuel Butler)
  • Cacophony (The Bridge by Hart Crane)
  • Canzone (A Lady Asks Me by Guido Cavalcanti)
  • Conceit (The Flea by John Donne)
  • Dactyl (The Lost Leader by Robert Browning)
  • Elegy (Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard by Thomas Gray)
  • Epic (The Odyssey by Homer)
  • Epitaph (An Epitaph by Walter de la Mare)
  • Free verse (The Waste-Land by TS Eliot)
  • Haiku (How Many Gallons by Issa)
  • Imagery (In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound)
  • Limerick (There Was a Young Lady of Dorking by Edward Lear)
  • Lyric (When I Have Fears by John Keats)
  • Name (Nicky by Marie Hughes)
  • Narrative (The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe)
  • Ode (Ode to a Nightingale by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
  • Pastoral (To a Mouse by Robert Burns)
  • Petrarchan sonnet (London, 1802 by William Wordsworth)
  • Quatrain (The Tyger by William Blake)
  • Refrain (Troy Town by Dante Rosetti)
  • Senryu (Hide and Seek by Shuji Terayama)
  • Shakespearean sonnet (Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare)
  • Sonnet (Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats)
  • Tanka (A Photo by Alexis Rotella)
  • Terza rima (Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost)

I  know for sure that I am not a student of English literature; yet some interest in poetry drew me to the world of POETRY and I am deemed to be a bilingual poet-and recently I was offered honorary Doctorate for my literary achievements!?!?!?!?

The magnificent function was organized by the family of the veteran

One of them is a selfish Dental surgeon of great repute- selfish in the sense- he never allowed his university first rank in his Five year BDS and three year  MDS to go out of his hands to any one else!!!!!!!!

He has been my great friend and my caring Doctor for long. I was a toothless person and he made me a TOOTHFUL-TRUTHFUL -PERSON!

This Blogger knows no Raaga or Thaala but he can definitely enjoy the divinity in music in any genre! .

MELAKARTA RAGAS

Any music has its own method of rendering and naturally Carnatic music has its own nuances- sophisticated nuances- and one to master it is to take Himalayan efforts and here was that multifaceted personality- hero of this Sunday story- had made indeed HIMALAYAN efforts and successfully accomplished! Raagas and thaalas are the life line of great Carnatic music in any language.But here was a multi faceted personality hailing from God’s own country KERALA and settled in Chennai for long. Among his several accomplishments one was writing poetry in Tamil- KEERETHANAS in praise of Divinity and Gods.

Music is Divine and soul lifting, enriching and ennobling. He was a good musician, a nice mridhangist, efficient astrologer, a multilingual poet, a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa , author of poems in hundreds, a social worker for Ayyappa Seva Sangh, Anna Nagar, Chennai for long. Not having any formal Tamil learning, he wrote several, several Tamil songs!

Visually challenged he was, he visited Sabarimala for several decades. Blessed with an understanding and intelligent wife and sons his book was published and released in a grand function which I was fortunate to participate and key in this Sunday story of this week! .

Mēḷakarta is a collection of fundamental musical scales (ragas) in Carnatic music (South Indian classical music). Mēḷakarta ragas are parent ragas (hence known as janaka ragas) from which other ragas may be generated. In Hindustani music the thaat is equivalent  of Melakarta. There are 10 thaats in Hindustani music, though the commonly accepted melakarta scheme has 72 ragas.

“RAGA RAYS”

Coming to the book release function-function was to release a wonderful book titled as RAGA KIRANAS- RAYS OF RAGAS- 72 Melakartha Raagaas authored by the HERO of this Story-multifaceted personality-beloved father of my Dental surgeon.-

166 page wonderful book you can see the front and back covers below.

We have seen earlier the nice Invitation card prepared for the occasion.

Function started sharp as planned at 6.30 pm in a beautiful hall in Naradha Gana Sabha, Chennai.

Three greatly reputed personalities were the chief guests and seated on the Dias.

World renowned 74 year old MRIDHANGIST-KARAIKUDI MANI was the main on the Dias who recommended Shri Rajakumar Bharathi- great grandson of my mentor from heaven Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar.

The mridangam is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble. Guru Karaikudi Mani is the top mridangist in the world today. He is the son of my high school teacher in Karaikudi where I had my education and Shri Mani was a couple of years junior to me.

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Guru Karaikudi Mani playing his Mridangam

He writes in his preface to the book that was released thus:

Greatness of the author in astrology indeed is something remarkable. He has exemplary knowledge of music; a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa. He is an eminent mridangist too. Besides composing keerthanas on different pantheons of Hinduism, he has composed 72 keerthanas in 72 mela kartha ragas. That is something awe inspiring.

His last wish was that all his compositions must be published in the form of a book, practiced and rendered by musicians all over. My request to all musicians-sangeetha vidwans- is to fulfill his wish”.

Giving his views on the composition musician and great grand son of Mahakavi Bharathi Rajkumar Bharathi says: “ most outstanding is he has a tremendous knowledge of music. Composing songs in 72 melakartha ragas is not an easy task.In each of the verse, he has made use of the name of the respective melakartha raaga in each of his 72 songs!

 

Voice From Heaven

Faithful wife of the author poet, Astrologer, no surprise, heard distinctly his voice from his heavenly abode and beautifully quoted the same in the RAAGA RAYS released on that pleasant evening function. She concludes: “Thus, comes an end to the VOICE FROM HEAVEN of my husband from his heavenly abode and that I have verbatim given as Preface to this monumental work ”.

What a great and nobler husband and what a dutiful wife! One of the finest and noblest couples created by the Lord Almighty!

On the dais were the Chief guests of the evening three in number and the noble Doctor son of the noble father. After the prayer song of one of the songs composed by the poet on the Goddess of Learning, SARASWATHI rendered by Shuba Iyer, floral tributes were made by the three guests. Doctor son welcomed the Chief guests on the dais and the other invitees off the dais in a short and sweet language- mixed English and Tamil! Floral tributes were paid by the Chief Guests for the portrait of the poet kept in a decorated chair.

The chief guests in their own unique manner paid rich and eloquent tributes to the poet for his genius composition of 72 Tamil keerthanas in seventy two raga karthas.

All those connected wit preparation and release of the Book were duly honored including this Blogger which he does not deserve!

Short and sweet Vote of thanks was proposed by the first son of Doctor.

There after there was a fine music program exclusively poems composed by the hero of the day the multi faceted personality..

DRAMATIST PERSONAE:

Hero of the day enjoying his wish coming true from his heavenly abode:

Poet Sri Saidaasan  K.Narayanan

His dutiful wife Madam Lakshmi Narayanan.

Noble Doctor Son Dr.  N Vivek

Chief Guest Karaikudi Guru Mani- mridanga jambavan

Poet Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi-great grand son of Mahakavi Bharathiyar.

Isaip peroli Sikkil Gurucharan –musician of great repute.

Dr.J.Balaji-lovely designer and cover page artist.

Music team

Mrs. Rajeswari Shankar- Vocal

Mrs. Sri Vidya Ganesan -vocal

Ms. Pranathi – vocal

Mr. Srinivasan- Mridangam

Mr. Uma Shankar –Vlolin

Mr. Vinod Krishnan brother of Dr. Vivek-Planning and cordination.

Mst:  Sahas Vivek , student of a leading school in Chennai     first son of Dr. Vivek- Vote of Thanks

.Mst. Shrey Vivek second son of Dr.Vivek

Madam Meera Vivek- coordination

I do hope that I have made an earnest effort to give a report on the great book release function to my esteemed viewers. We shall meet with regular Monday posting tomorrow. Till then, may GOD be with you.

First copy being handed over to Sikkil Gurucharan by Rajkumar Bharathy.

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