RABINDRA SANGEET – Labonne Purno Prano...
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Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, when he visited Theosophical Society in Chennai during the year 1934, was introduced to a 14 year old girl by name Savitri Krishnan and he listened to a few songs – Kritis – sung by her in Carnatic music genre. He was instantly attracted by the charm of those particular _Raagas- which the young girl sang and he composed a few songs getting inspiration from those songs sung by her. The Kolkata Doordarshan interviewed Ms. Savitri Krishnan many years later. She was seventy years at the time. A large part of that interview dealt with the Carnatic tunes Tagore picked up from Savitri Devi to compose some of his most well-known songs. Some of them are difficult songs and only the best artistes have given them a try.
And amongst them one of the easy songs is the one that I have attempted now. This song by Tagore was the outcome after his listening to Smt.Savitri Krishnan rendering the Thyagaraja Kriti in Carnatic music genre in Raag Purna Shadjam.
(If any of you friends like to have an idea of the original Thyagaraja Kriti Lavanya rama kannulara judave , you may listen to the Kriti rendered by the famous Hyderabad brothers in this link:Lavanya Rama )
This is a prayer, about the arrival of Spring and thanking the Lord for the joy it gives to the soul.
The meaning of the song goes like this:
Oh Lord of my soul! My spirit has become fully exquisite
-by the arrival the joyous Spring!
The flower of my desire has blossomed,
In the thrilled trees of my mind
-by the arrival of the joyous Spring!
The creeper of my life is bent
-in veneration at your feet!
The song of delight is rising high
-in the world submerged in your rays!
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