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Bombay Sisters

Bombay Sisters

Violin Player
Usha Rajagopalan
Ghatam Player
Mridangam Player
Trichur Narendran

About this album

The Bombay Sisters, Saroja C and Lalitha C need no introduction to lovers of Carnatic music. They are seasoned musicians who have had the privilege of training under the maestro Musiri Subramania Iyer. Their musical capabilities were honed to perfection by Govinda Rao TK.

Their popularity can be gauged by the fact that they have recorded more than 150 cassettes, both devotional and classical. Blessed with rich, mellifluous voices, the hallmarks of their art are total commitment, dedication and an unrelenting pursuit
of excellence.

1. Karur Devadu Iyer was a composer of many varnams. His 'Swamy Ninne' (Sree - Adi) is an auspicious harbinger for the rest of the programme.

2. Khamas is a universally appealing raga in which Thyagaraja sings the praises of 'Seethapathe', who is the Protector of Righteousness.

3. Thyagaraja, in his 'Nee Dayaradha' (Vasanthabhairavi - Rupakam) pleads to Rama, the Lord of the solar race, to extend His mercy and grace to him without delay.

4. 'Sreekanthimathim' (Hemavathi - Adi) is on the Kanthimathi, who is enshrined in the temple at the banks of the sacred Thamaraparani River.

5. In 'Nadadina' (Janaranjani - Misra Chapu), Thyagaraja says that it is only the Lord's grace that can save man from lurking dangers.

6. The mind cannot adequately extol the valour of Lord Rama whose arrow destroyed the entire might of Ravana's army because the demon king of Lanka dared to cast lustful glances at Sita, says Thyagaraja in 'Rama Bana' (Saveri Adi)

7. The compilation of the soul stirring hymns of divined Vaishnavite poets known as the Alwars is called the Divya Prabhandam. They glorify the auspicious attributes of the Almighty who rescues men who cling to Him from wordily tentacles.


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