Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Ramayana > Valmiki > Valmiki Spell on Thyagaraja
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Valmiki Spell on Thyagaraja
Pages from the book
Valmiki Spell on Thyagaraja
by S.V.K.
Look Inside the Book
Description

Foreword

It is my pleasure and honour to write about Sri S. V. Krishnamurthy (SVK) who is an erudite scholar, an ardent bhaktha of St. Thyagaraja and an art critic of exceptional merit and integrity. While one tends to focus on his contributions as a music critic for the much respected English daily “The Hindu,” all will readily acknowledge that his Writings bear witness to his vast Knowledge of not only Indian classical arts but also literature, and his unparalleled command over the English language. He is a man of highest integrity and could never be swayed by personal relationships or blandishments-in kind or otherwise.

His writing always have balance and never malice. Absolutely incorruptible, he is objective in pointing out areas of improvement while also lavishing praise on accomplishments. His keen alalytical mind, vast musical scholarship, his intellectual, emotional and spiritual approach to Saint Thyagarja, and a razor sharp memory could always be counted on to bring out often overlooked contours of the performance with apt comparisons to yester year music which few had heard and fewer understood.

The preambles in his writings are a storehouse of nuanced musical expositions that set forth thoughts sparked by the concert he was reviewing. It could be exultation in finding a rare gem or an anguished cry on unfulfilled expectations. They all have genuineness of feelings expressing hopes for a bright talent or bright talent or despair over what passes for classicism. His taste in arts brooks no compromise-disdains market/gallery oriented theatrics and reveres impeccable execution based on solid scholarship.

All these are nothing compared to his deep love and adoration of the compositions of Saint Thyagaraja and the links they have to Valmiki Ramayanam. For SVK, the Thygaraja kritis are as important as the slokas of Ramayana and the parallels betwoon them are simply awe inspiring. His bhakthi margam in no small measure includes his diligent study of the Saint’s compositions and the Rama Katha he finds embedded in them. For him, it is a never ending spiritual journey.

Again, it is an honour for me to set forth my unabashed admiration for a rare gem called SVK,

Contents

Part one

 

 

Valmikispell Onthyagaraja

 

 

Ramayana spell

11

 

Desire and fulfilment

19

 

The purpose of Ramavataram

24

 

Rama’s charm and valour

32

 

Born for kainkarya

40

 

On human depravity

47

 

Thyagaraja’s bhakti marga

52

 

Anguish and hop

56

 

Vision of Rama

64

 

Sri Rama pada seva

74

 

Thyagaraja lives in his aradhanas

83

 

 

Sample Pages








Valmiki Spell on Thyagaraja

by S.V.K.
Item Code:
NAL426
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2013
Language:
Roman Text with English Translation
Size:
8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Pages:
144 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 170 gms
Price:
$29.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Valmiki Spell on Thyagaraja
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4194 times since 2nd Jan, 2016

Foreword

It is my pleasure and honour to write about Sri S. V. Krishnamurthy (SVK) who is an erudite scholar, an ardent bhaktha of St. Thyagaraja and an art critic of exceptional merit and integrity. While one tends to focus on his contributions as a music critic for the much respected English daily “The Hindu,” all will readily acknowledge that his Writings bear witness to his vast Knowledge of not only Indian classical arts but also literature, and his unparalleled command over the English language. He is a man of highest integrity and could never be swayed by personal relationships or blandishments-in kind or otherwise.

His writing always have balance and never malice. Absolutely incorruptible, he is objective in pointing out areas of improvement while also lavishing praise on accomplishments. His keen alalytical mind, vast musical scholarship, his intellectual, emotional and spiritual approach to Saint Thyagarja, and a razor sharp memory could always be counted on to bring out often overlooked contours of the performance with apt comparisons to yester year music which few had heard and fewer understood.

The preambles in his writings are a storehouse of nuanced musical expositions that set forth thoughts sparked by the concert he was reviewing. It could be exultation in finding a rare gem or an anguished cry on unfulfilled expectations. They all have genuineness of feelings expressing hopes for a bright talent or bright talent or despair over what passes for classicism. His taste in arts brooks no compromise-disdains market/gallery oriented theatrics and reveres impeccable execution based on solid scholarship.

All these are nothing compared to his deep love and adoration of the compositions of Saint Thyagaraja and the links they have to Valmiki Ramayanam. For SVK, the Thygaraja kritis are as important as the slokas of Ramayana and the parallels betwoon them are simply awe inspiring. His bhakthi margam in no small measure includes his diligent study of the Saint’s compositions and the Rama Katha he finds embedded in them. For him, it is a never ending spiritual journey.

Again, it is an honour for me to set forth my unabashed admiration for a rare gem called SVK,

Contents

Part one

 

 

Valmikispell Onthyagaraja

 

 

Ramayana spell

11

 

Desire and fulfilment

19

 

The purpose of Ramavataram

24

 

Rama’s charm and valour

32

 

Born for kainkarya

40

 

On human depravity

47

 

Thyagaraja’s bhakti marga

52

 

Anguish and hop

56

 

Vision of Rama

64

 

Sri Rama pada seva

74

 

Thyagaraja lives in his aradhanas

83

 

 

Sample Pages








Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Valmiki Spell on Thyagaraja (Hindu | Books)

The Spiritual Heritage Of Tyagaraja
Item Code: IDF873
$31.00
SOLD
Tyagaraja and The Renewal of Tradition
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAI497
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Spiritual Heritage of Tyagaraja
by Dr. V. Rahavan
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Sri Ramakrishna Math
Item Code: IHL077
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sacred Songs of India (Set of 10 Volumes)
by V.K. Subramanian
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: NAG121
$175.00
SOLD
Sacred Songs of India - Vol. I
by V.K. Subramanian
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: IDE511
$29.00
SOLD
Sri Shyama Shastri Kritis (Transliterated Text)
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
GIRI TRADING AGENCY PVT LTD,CHENNAI
Item Code: NAI102
$9.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Composers : Cultural Leaders Of India
Item Code: IDK566
$16.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
101 Mystics of India
by V. K. Subramanian
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: IDI074
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rosary of Saints
Deal 20% Off
by Meera S. Sashital
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: IHL251
$29.00$23.20
You save: $5.80 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Namaste and many thanks! Lovely collection you have! Tempted to buy so many books!
Revathi, USA
I received my order. Thanks for giving the platform to purchase artifacts of our culture. You guys are doing a great job. Appreciate it and wish you guys the best.
Manju, USA
Fantastic! Thank You for amazing service and fast replies!
Sonia, Sweden
I’ve started receiving many of the books I’ve ordered and every single one of them (thus far) has been fantastic - both the books themselves, and the execution of the shipping. Safe to say I’ll be ordering many more books from your website :)
Hithesh, USA
I have received the book Evolution II.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making this book available to me.  You have been so helpful and kind.
Colleen, USA
Thanks Exotic India, I just received a set of two volume books: Brahmasutra Catuhsutri Sankara Bhasyam
I Gede Tunas
You guys are beyond amazing. The books you provide not many places have and I for one am so thankful to have found you.
Lulian, UK
This is my first purchase from Exotic India and its really good to have such store with online buying option. Thanks, looking ahead to purchase many more such exotic product from you.
Probir, UAE
I received the kaftan today via FedEx. Your care in sending the order, packaging and methods, are exquisite. You have dressed my body in comfort and fashion for my constrained quarantine in the several kaftans ordered in the last 6 months. And I gifted my sister with one of the orders. So pleased to have made a connection with you.
EB Cuya FIGG, USA
Thank you for your wonderful service and amazing book selection. We are long time customers and have never been disappointed by your great store. Thank you and we will continue to shop at your store
Michael, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India