About the CD
Marriage is one of the sixteen tradition called ‘Shodasha Samskara’ which is an auspicious tradition followed by all Hindus. Of the four Ashramas, the Grihasthashrama, the second in order, is considered as an important phase in one’s life because it acts as a main pillar for the other three ashramas i.e. the Brahmacharya, Vanaprasta and Sanyasa.
Marriage is a happy union of two souls basically which also extends to the union of two different families i.e. of the bride and the groom. On the wedding day the bride as per the Hindu Mythology/Culture is looked upon as Goddess Lakshmi and the groom as Srimannarayan. The parents perform all the rituals keeping in their mind that they are pleasing the God and the Goddess indirectly.
The various customs and rituals followed by the parents and the other family members will be helping the young couple understand each other who are on the threshold of their new life. So, wishing them all the happiness and stability in their future life, elderly people bless them through Mantras and traditional songs relevant to the situations. Accordingly there are as many mantras and songs like for inviting the bride and the groom to the dias, varapooja Kashiyatra, Dhara muhurtham, Mangalya Dharana, Sapthapadi, Urutane, Aarathi etc.
In this CD -Sampradaya Gana- Kalyana, Jnanashri presents some traditional songs which are sung during the marriage function of Brahmin community. The same type of songs are known in other states and communities also. The songs that are presented in this CD are in Kannada which have been passed on through generations over hundreds of years. They were sung by the elder ladies of the society. They have enriched our heritage by their beautiful lyrics, ragas and rhythm. They have become the part and parcel of the Indian culture and listed as the Shista Janapada Sangeetha. These songs were the treasures of our mother and grandmother. To show our gratitude to those sacred souls, we are presenting these beautiful songs to our next generation.
Highlights of such practices are the "Sampradaya Gana-Kalyana", the songs sung by those who assemble at the marriage. These songs are set for different activities and render meaning to the rituals.
The CD Sampradaya Gana-Kalyana captures many such songs that explain the several ceremonic situations. Though this CD consists of songs in Kannada only, similar traditions can be traced in other Indian cultures such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati etc.
Vidushi Swarnalatha Vishwanath
Smt Annapurna Shrihari, Pushpa Venkat Ram, Suma Vishwadatta, Suma Bhagavat, Veena Venkatesh, Uma Krishnamurthy, Gayatri Shekhar, Kamakshi Ashwath Narayan, Satyavalli Gundanna, Bharathi Thriyambaka Sita Prakash Kanade, Girija Taranath, Smitha Mahesh, Aruna Srikanta
Instrumental Assistance: V.L Ashwath (Key Board), Tabla: Naani, Flute: Mahesh
Conceptualization, Song Selection, Music: Swarnalatha Vishwanath.
Presentation: Smt Ranjani Niranjan
The Album of the following songs:
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|1||Introduction||6||baarO karuNaanidhiyE||11||edurugoMDarU||16||muttinaarati ettirE|
|2||pUjisuvenu gaNapana||7||tailavanottidaru||12||hasegeddu baarelo||17||kshIraabdhikannike|
|3||suvvi raamachaMdra||8||parimaLadeNNeya||13||varana pUjeya||18||PUjisuvenu dEviyaa|
|5||vanajaakShi ghanavENi||10||karimuKana oDagoMdu||15||iMdUmukhi|
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|1||umege aaratiya||6||dhaareyaneredaM||11||mahanIyanaada||16||emma maneyaMgaLadi|
|2||koDukoDu hUvanu||7||maaMgalyavane kaTTida||12||taruNi rukmiNi||17||baaramma taaye|
|3||maMgaLa gaurige||8||kuMkamadaarati||13||kOmalaaMgI||18||pati maMdiradalli|
|4||kaashi yaatrege||9||Odisidanu janaka||14||chenMDanaaDida||19||paalisali shrIhariyu|
|5||dhanuva muridu raama||10||kuDi baaLe elenhaaki||15||raavaNaaMtaka raamana||20||Summary|
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