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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Senthamizh Nadennum...

I was driving back home for lunch this afternoon. It is a glorious day here at Lexington with azure blue skies and trees and flowers in full bloom! Anyways, I was listening to Maharajapuram Santhanam's rendition of "Senthamizh Nadennum.." in Mohana Kalyani. The hot, sunny weather reminding me of days spent in Srirangam coupled with Bharathiyar's timeless words, the mellifluous raaga and Maharajapuram's voice transported me to another world for some five minutes! When I got out of the car, I had an indescribable tranquil feeling. I was moved enough to devote one post to it..:)

12 comments:

Ram said...

drive safe...i almost got a speeding ticket once when i was listening to fast-beat songs...when i checked the speed, it read 100 mph !
...and no doubt that Bharatiyaar is a genius...kudos to the man.

Anonymous said...

It turned out to be a good afternoon for you and a bad afternoon for me! ..Never mind..

Paathu vandiya vedu maa.. Apparam M' santhanam kooda AalaApanam panna vendiyathaayidum ! ;)

~Vasu

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Just-to-comment !

SatheeshR said...

Subha, you'v reminded me of Maharajapuram.. what a voice and what a rendition ! It's been yeons listenin to him, may be after readin ur post will give'im an ear !

Apparently, these days many are not listenin to Maharajapuram but to 'Sentamil naadunnu sollO sollO thEn vandhu paayuthu KaathukullO... ' (Kamal in PKS !)

Anonymous said...

Subha, read somewhere that according to some Harvard research, Indian classic music is good for the nerves. I think that is what u experienced today. I've been rejuvenated many times when I was down too. Aren't we lucky to be Indians?

-KP.

Anonymous said...

I beleive,

Any melodious music soothes our nerves, listen to the moonlight sonata and the famous 9th symphony by Beethoven and Magic flute and Ode to Joy of Mozart ... u will be transported to some other world.

Harvard need not be the evaluator for the judging the serenity of our music. Any music in which you can identify the soul of the composer will move you to tears. Not only indians but people all over the world are lucky.

Didn't mean to be rather harsh on the previous comment...

As for Maharajapuram's renditions Mahaganapathim is my favourite.

Good one!

-vv

Anonymous said...

Now that someone has asked for it, Harvard research was trying to find out why listening to Indian classical music decreased the chances of getting Alzheimer's disease.....They were not trying to prove that Indian music is the best...

I love listening to Mozart and Beethoven too but still Indian classical music has that special something...that's my point...

-KP.

Prabhu said...

havent been a regular at listening to M's.
but his rendering of "Sambo siva sambo swayambo" - is definitely one of my all time favorites.

vasu - subha nallaa thaan paaadara, athukkaga Maharajapuram kooda senthu paada vachudaathe da... lexington makkal enna aarthu appuram?

Kay said...

Bright sunny day, with windows down and wind blowing in ur face, and a nice melody song playin...sounds perfect....

Appadiye lunch'kku Vengaya sambar and vendakai poriyal nee sappitu iruntha the day is complete... thirupi office pohave vendam nalla paduthu thoongidalam...:)

Raghavan Sathyamoorthy said...

Subha, Vaathapi... kelu.

I think Maharajapuram Santhanam died in a tragic road accident.

Raghavan Sathyamoorthy said...

Maniratham padam puriyanum na MS pathaathu kannu. Kannanthil Muttamittal (next project of Maniratnam after Alaipayuthe) was released on V'day and it was a biiiiig aaaapu for the lovers who went for first day first show...!

Anonymous said...

kannathil muthamitaal , maybe oothirukalaam, but adu madiri oru classic padam yaralayum avvalavu seekaram edukka mudiyadu... mani rathnam pathi ungalukku seriya theriyala. mr.

sorry subha.. unga blogsite la thappa pesa vendiyadachu.. maharajapuram santhanam songs dan download panitrukkain, after reading thru ur sit... ;-)