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Sri Venkatesha Vaibhava

Raman VK

Veena Player
Pushpa Kashinath

About this album

1. Sri Venkaesha Suprabhatam
Made famous by M S Subbalakshmi, this invocation to the lord of Tirupati heralds an auspicious dawn. The suprabhatham is a wake-up prayer, and is considered the best way to begin the day as it reverberates with warmth and optimism. Raman and Pushpa convey on their instruments the nuances of the Sanskrit enunciation, and the beauty of its minimalist tune.

2. Sri Venkatesha Stotra
These verses continue the promise of a good day and sing the praises of south India's most popular deity.

3. Sri Venkatesha Prapatihi
Another hymn known all over the south, and a part of the morning music of millions of households.

4. Sri Venkaresha Mangala Shasanam
'Mangalam' - auspiciousness - is the key word in this hymn describing the positive vibrations of Venkatesha. A mangalam is sung in the end of a music session, and here it concludes the suprabhatha and hymn session.

5. Daasana Maadiko Enna
This composition is Purandaradasa's tribute to 'the lord with a thousand names'. The great saint - composer prays that Venkaramana make him his servant and show him the way to righteous life.

6. Ganesha Pancharatnam (Mudatha rada modakam)
A prayer to Ganesha that takes off in raga Hamsadhwani, and then makes forays into four other ragas.

7. Bhavayami Raghuramam
One of the most widely sung compositions of Swati Tirunal, this adi tala composition begins in raga Brindavana Saranga and then strings together other ragas.

8. Venkatachala Nilayam
Purandaradasa's Sanskrit composition describes the glories of Venkatesha, who lives in Vaikuntha and whose eyes are like lotuses.


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