Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Siva siva ena radha.. !


I have great pleasure to sing this mesmerizing composition by Shri Thyagaraja in the raaga Banduvarali. Thanks to Mrs.Shyamala who asked me to post more karnatic kiruthis in my blog.And I dedicate this song to her.

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Song : Siva Siva
Ragam: Panthuvarali
Talam: Adi
Composed and written by : Shri Thyagaraja (View Lyrics)
Performed by : Sowmya

Please download the song here

Meaning of the song according to(TK Govinda Rao’s book)

Mortals ! Why do you not rid yourselves of the trials and tribulations of life by chanting the name of SIVA repeatedly ?

Root out KAMA-lust and other vile infections on the mind, eschew the desire for women and other’s wealth, rid yourself of ignorance and worship Siva with Bilva leaves

Associate with righteous men, regard them as gods and not giving any room to any shyness, worship Siva in the lotus of your heart with abandon and chant the holy name of Siva

Chanting the VEDAs, extol the Lord.

Avoid all fruitless talk and in the company of noble devotees, indulge in chanting the name of the Lord and singing His glory. Knowing that SIVA is the Lord whom this TYAGARAJA bows down to chant, the name of SIVA eternally!


20 comments:

Shyamala said...

Dear Sowmya,

I listened to the Krithi, it was beautifully rendered. The tempo was also perfect not too fast and not too slow. Now when I listen to this kruthi in concerts I can appreciate the meaning too, Thanks for dedicating this song to me. Keep it up, Hope to hear more carnatic music from you.
By the way all the artists will be coming to US during spring and summer. We will be attending most of the famous artists concerts. I really enjoy TM Krishna's style. He is one of my favourites.

Love
Shyamala mami

இசைச்சாரல் said...

Hi Sowmiya...

It was simply awesome!!! i really dont know much knowledge about karnatic music but the way you sing it was simply superb!

Looking forward more and more songs from you.I saved your blog in to my favorites.

Keep it up.. weldone sowmiya.

Spidy.

sukumar rajendran said...

"SOWMYA THE GREAT"..I PLAYED THIS IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN I WAS JUST SURFING..I CUD FEEL THE DIVINITY..GIVE MORE SONGS OF THIS KIND SOWMYA..ITS MUCH NEEDED..THAN THE CINE ONES.

Sowmya said...

Shyamala Mami !

Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked my rendition. I am sure , I will post more classical songs hereafter ! :)

Sowmya said...

Hi Spidy,

Happy to know that you people liked this rendition Thank you so much :)

Sowmya said...

Hi Sukumar,

Periya varthai lam sollatheenga ! :)

I'm very happy to receive such a response for my classical song.

I do post more songs hereafter !

Thanks a lot for those nice expressive words :)

Venu said...

Nice sowmyajii, karnatic leyum western leyum kalakkuringa.
suuuperb

Deblina M. said...

Awesome, Sowmya !

Sowmya said...

Venu,

Thank you so much for the concern and continuous support :)

Sowmya said...

Vivek,

Thank you so much for those nice words. Paada nan ready, Miruthangam vaasikka neenga ready aa :)

Sowmya said...

Hey Deblina,

Long time no see.. How are you doing. Nice to have your feedback on this song Thanks yar :)

கே.ரவிஷங்கர் said...

நல்லா இருக்கு மேடம்.

வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Kumar.S.R said...

Sowmya Ma'm ,
It is simply amazing !
You have a nice timbre and indeed , you have rendered it with divinity .
Now , I have to go thru all your old posts and drown myself into this river of your gifted talent.
Hats-off !
Regards,
Kumar.

Sowmya said...

Hi Ravishankar,

Nandrigal pala :)

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Hi kumar,

Thank you so much for those kind words.:)

Pleasure is mine to receive this compliment from a great fan of raja.

KUMAR said...

Are you the same Vivek , who acts in movies ?

Princess_2 said...

Soumya
Its just mind blowing. I love Carnatic music a lot.
Your voice brings divinity in a person. Just was engrossed in it.
I humbly request you to sing one of the "Pancha ratna kirthanas of Tyagaraja", as most of them are more than 8 mins extending to 13 mins.
Your voice would definitely suit for the same.
Have sent you a personal mail with an attachment,the lyrics, and complete meaning of the song.


I would love to drown myself in the Ocean of Bliss! listening to you singing the "Jagadanandakaraka". in the Nata Ragha.Of course would love to render my music - Venna in the background.

When you are going to make it ... its going to be a masterpiece!

Princess_2 said...

Soumya
Its just mind blowing. I love Carnatic music a lot.
Your voice brings divinity in a person. Just was engrossed in it.
I humbly request you to sing one of the "Pancha ratna kirthanas of Tyagaraja", as most of them are more than 8 mins extending to 13 mins.
Your voice would definitely suit for the same.
Have sent you a personal mail with an attachment,the lyrics, and complete meaning of the song.


I would love to drown myself in the Ocean of Bliss! listening to you singing the "Jagadanandakaraka". in the Nata Ragha.Of course would love to render my music - Venna in the background.

When you are going to make it ... its going to be a masterpiece!

Sowmya said...

Hi Princess

Thank you so much for the kind words ! Have sent you mail- reg

Arunk said...

Excellent! Your voice is strong and also has bhAvam.

Arun

Sowmya said...

Hi Arun..Long time :)

Thanks for those nice words !