Sacred Songs of India Vol. VII - Hymns to Ganesa ((Ganesha) (Original Text in Devanagari, Transliteration in Roman and English Translation))

Item Code: IDG628
Author: V. K. Subramanian
Publisher: Abhinav Publication
Language: (Ganesha) (Original Text in Devanagari, Transliteration in Roman and English Translation)
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8170174201
Pages: 363
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.8" X 5.6"
Weight 570 gm
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Sacred Songs of India Volume One contained songs of mystics intoxicated with God in the form of Krishna or Rama.

Subsequent volumes have presented songs of saints obsessed with other images as well, like Siva, Sakti, Subrahmania, etc.
This volume presents the songs of sages on Ganesa, the darling deity.
The songs on Ganesa included in this volume span over twenty centuries; from Vedic period to the twentieth century.

They are also in diverse languages of India: Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

The most ancient songs (in Sanskrit) are anonymous.
Songs whose authorship is identifiable are those of the poet saints; Agastya, the doyen of Tamil mystics. Veda Vyasa, the undisputed creator of the 18 puranas, Avvaiyar, known as the grandmother of Tamil literature and a God realized soul, Sankaracharya, the famous Vedantic philosopher form Kerala, the Maharashtra saints: Jnaneswar, Eknath, Tukaram and samartha armadas, the kanakadasa, the Tamil saints: Arunagirinathar, Oottukkadu Venkatasubba Iyer, Ramalinga Swamigal, Nilkantha Sivan, Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar, Paparasam Sivan, Subramania Bharati, Hindi poets: Tulsidas and Swami Brahmananda, Narayana Guru, the Kerala saint and Tyagaraja and Muttuswami Dikshitar, members of the Carnatic music Trinity.

The songs presented in this volume are a veritable ocean of devotion centred on the beloved image of God Ganesa.

Sacred Songs of India, Volume Seven, like its Predecessor volumes will be limitless repertoire for all artistes in music, drama and ballet.


About the Author:

Vadkaymadom Krishna Iyer Subramanian (b. 1930, Kerala, India) is an eminent scholar, whose life mission is to present to he world the treasures of ancient India, in the fields of art, literature, philosophy and religion.

He has already translated several ancient texts into English.

The include: Sundaryalahari, Sivanandalahari, Sacred Songs of India, Maxims of Chankya, Sri Rudraprasana, Wondrous Whispers of Wisdom from Ancient India.

As a consultant for holistic health and spiritual development, he has spelt out the Hindu regimens in this regard in his popular book: The Holistic Way to Health, Happiness and Harmony.

Subramanian's prolific literary output covers a variety of subjects ranging from astrology to art. He has been an astropalmic counselor for over 35 years.

A retired officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (which he joined in 1953), Subramanian is also a reputed painter, who has held 22 one-men shows and whose paintings (some of them in the Chandigrah Museum) have won wide acclaim form leading art critics of India.

Subramanian who has traveled extensively in India, now lives in the United States of America.




Acknowledgements 11  
Apologia 13  
Introduction 15  
1. Ancient Songs of Invocation of Ganesa 19
2. Hymns by Agastya (2500 B.C.) 51
3. Hymn by Veda Vyasa (13th century B.C.) 63
4. hymn by Tirumular (3rd century-5th century A.D.) 97
5. Hymn by Avvaiyar (7th century A.D.) 103
6. Hymns by Sankaracharya (788-820 A.D.) 123
7. Hymn by Jnaneswar (1275-1296 A.D.) 147
8. Hymns by Arunagirinathar (15th century A.D.) 153
9. Hymns by Purandharadasa (1484-1564 A.D.) 163
10. Hymn by Kanakadasa (16th century A.D.) 173
11. Hymn by Tulsidas (1532-1623 A.D.) 181
12. Hymns by Tukaram (1608-1650 A.D.) 187
13. Hymn by Eknath (1533-1606 A.D.) 195
14. Hymns by Samartha Ramadas(1608-1681 A.D.) 201
15. Hymns by Shahju Maharaja (1684-1710 A.D.) 207
16. hymns by Oottukkadu Venkatasubba Iyer(1700-1765 A.D.) 215
17. Hymns by Tyagaraja (1684-1710 A.D.) 227
18. Hymns by Muttuswami Dikshitar (1775-1835 A.D.) 235
19. Hymns by Ramalinga Swamigal (1823-1874 A.D.) 259
20. hymns by Nilakantha Sivan (1839-1900 A.D.) 285
21. Hymns by Narayana Guru (1856-1928 A.D.) 297
22. Hymns by Swami Brahmananda (1863-1922 A.D.) 309
23. Hymn by Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavatar (1877-1945 A.D.) 319
24. Hymns by Subramania Bharati (1882-1921 A.D.) 325
25. Hymns by Papanasam Sivan (1890-1973 A.D.) 345

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