30 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Andal Thiruppavai

Tiruppavai belongs to the Pavai genre of songs, a unique Tamil tradition sung in the context of the Pavai vow observed throughout the month of Margazhi, originally by unmarried girls praying to the Pavai goddess (related to Parvati) for a blissful married life.   Sri Vaishnavas sing these stanzas every day of the year in the temple […]

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25 April 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Sri Vittal Rukmini Mandir, Kumbhabishekam

With the divine blessings of H H Sri Sri Sri Haridhos Giri Swamigal (Guruji) and Paranur Mahathma Brahmashri Krishna Premi Swamigal (Sri Sri Anna), the much awaited and the grand Kumbhabishekam of Sri Vittal Rukmini Mandir, Govindapuram is going to be held on July 15, 2011. Sri Vittaldas Maharaj is spreading Bhakthi cult through Upanyasam […]

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19 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

A passionate veena vidushi

Kalpagam Swaminathan She is well into her 80s. But the age has not mellowed her passion for veena. The teacher par excellence is still willing to take on newer students! She was conferred the title Acharya Choodamani by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in 2005. Noted musicologist Professor P. Sambamurthy once called her ‘Saveri Kalpagam’. Not […]

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15 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Arunachala Kavirayar

Arunachalakavirayar (from: 1711 To: 1779), famous for his Rama Nataka Kirtanas, is held in high reverence by all vidwans. Arunachalakavirayar  was born in Tillaiyadi in Tanjore district as the fourth son of Nallathambi Pillai (faher) and Valliammal (mother). His father though a Jain by birth, embraced Shaivaism later. Arunachala’s education began in his fifth year, fifth month, fifth day […]

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17 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Kamalamba Krithis by wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. More than 2,700 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive […]

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11 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Kumbeswarar Thudi

வேண்டியன எல்லாம் பெற லக்னாதிபேசாய க்ரஹார்ச்சிதாயா ஸ்ரீகாமதேநு ஸுரஸங்க ஸுபூஜிதாய பஞ்சானநாய பரமார்த்த நிதர்ஸகாய ஸ்ரீகும்பலிங்காய நமச்சிவாய & கும்பேஸ்வர ஸ்தோத்திரம்.                    பொருள்: எல்லா லக்னங்களுக்கும் அதிபதிகளான நவகிரகங்களுக்குத் தலைவராக இருப்பவரே, கும்பேஸ்வரா, உமக்கு நமஸ்காரம். நவகிரகங்களால் பூஜிக்கப்படுபவரே, எண்ணியதெல்லாம் தரும் காமதேனு மற்றும் அனைத்து தேவர்களாலும் வணங்கப்படுபவரே, கும்பேஸ்வரா, உமக்கு நமஸ்காரம். ஐந்து முகங்களை உடையவரே, பிரளய காலத்தில் மிதந்து வந்த அமிர்த கலயத்தை உடைத்து எல்லோருக்கும் எல்லா வளமும் வழங்கிய கும்பேஸ்வரா, உமக்கு […]

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