न नादेन विना गीतं न नादेन विना स्वरः | न नादेन विना रागः तस्मान्नादात्मकं जगत् ||
M S Subbulakshmi - Charukeshi raga alapana
Vocal concert by Shri. T.V. Gopalkrishnan
annapUrNe, punnAgavarALi raaga, Smt. aruNA sAirAm
Te above includes only vocals. Also all the other rendering in below section still fall under this section, since the instrumental artist is playing what is subconsciously / consciously coming to their minds, and that thought process is daivadatta.
ennagAru rAma bhajana, pantuvarALi rAga - Smt. e gAytri.
bramha kadigina pAdamu - Smt. e gAyatri
mOKShamu galaDa - R. S kEshavamUrti and shishyAni
Shankarabharana alapana by Shri. Chitraveena ravikiran
SARASWATI GUITAR VEENA
taanam (including raaga taanam):
* Hamsaanandi 2
* Mohana * Charukeshi
* KalyANi - 1 * KalyANi - 2
* More tAnam recordings
other / free style / concept:
* lullaby for lord Sri Krishna
* Vedic chanting
taanam:* shankarAbharaNa (Tanjaore bAni)
* shankarAbharaNa (MysUru bAni) * amrutavarshini
वीणावादनतत्वग्नः श्रुति जाति विशारदः ।
ताळग्नश्चाप्रयासॆन मॊक्षमार्गं च गच्चति ॥-१०, वीणाप्रशंसा
saraswati dEvi दॆवि सरस्वति is the goddess of music, speech, arts,
poetry, knowledge and all alike. Also called as वाग्दॆवि, वीणापानि, हंसारूढिनि, शारद, हंसिनि, विद्यादॆवि, वीणावानि, महश्वॆत, वागीश्वरि, वाणिश्री || The following is a shlOka offering prayer to dEvi saraswati : सरस्वति नमस्तुभ्यम् वरदे कामरूपिणि विद्यारम्भम् करिष्यामि, सिद्धिर्भवतु मे सदा || & also - वीणाहस्तॆ नमस्तुभ्यं नमॊ गीतरतॆ सदा | सर्वविद्याप्रदॆ तुभ्यं नमः शक्त्यादिपूजिते ||
daivee veeNa It is the veeNa of gods and godesses. This veeNa is the human body, mind, the soul and is inclusive of all of his creations, that is 'everything". Our 'self' which is one of his creations and a small part of 'everything', is hence, also a daivee veeNa.
mAnushee veeNa Its the veeNa of the manushya (meaning human). All musical instruments made by us fall under this category. वाण्यन्ते इति वीण. mAnushee veeNa, in the stringed type have many forms. Two extremes being the ऎकतन्ति वी ण and शततन्ति वीण. Three categories being, those played by plucking, those played with a bow and those which are played with a hammer or stick. veeNa is an instrument gloried by all Gods and Godesses, as this is the instrument which aids transcendental meditation through nAda yOga, through which one can easily attain mOksha. Of all the musical instruments of Bharata dEsha, vINa is the oldest instrument and commands veneration among all our instruments. vIna was and is the instrument played by nArada muni, hanumantha, saraswati, rAvaNa, tumburu, lava, kusha, Raghavendra swAmigaLu, and many more greats.
saraswati veeNa is the an age old musical instrument of India having records of existence in the Vedas and is one of the most important forms of Veena. Prominent Saraswati veena artists of today are Smt. e gAyatri, Shri. rAjEsh vaidya, Shri. d bAlakrishna, Dr. jayanti kumaresh, Smt. kaZa subhAshini shAstri and
many more. The similarity between the daivee vINa and the Saraswati Veena being that, the Saraswati veena mimics the physical construction of the daivee vINa. There are 24 individual segments in the human spinal cord and there are 24 frets in the Saraswati veena.
E Gayatri - ennagAnu rAma bhajana - pantuvarALi raaga
saraswati guitar veeNa is the ordinary electric guitar played with the accuracy and effectiveness of a traditional Saraswati Veena, with slight structural modifications. As a consequence, it is no longer just a guitar but the closest younger sister of Saraswati Veena. Hence the name "Saraswati Guitar Veena". It is very much possible to play near ''Saraswati Veena" quality taanam and kruthi renderings.
Presently it difficult to play rAgAlApane in Tanjaore bAni since the instrument needs to have certain slight structural modifications, which I am working onBut, it is rather suitable to play (in the present state though....) rAgAlApane in Mysore bAni and alike. It is also possible to play in S Balachander's bAni, but again needs specific structural changes in order to be fully able to do so.
The crying world
This site is dedicated to two instruments: The Saraswati Veena and the Saraswati Guitar veena. The former being an age old classical instrument existing in India since the vedic times and the latter is an instrument which i have developed recently. Along with various information regarding these two instruments and the links to my recordings made on these two instruments, general information about carnatic classical music is also provided.