Monday, September 26, 2011

M S Subbulakshmi Tribute

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (Tamil: மதுரை சண்முகவடிவு சுப்புலட்சுமி, Madhurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, 16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004), also known as M.S., was a renowned Carnatic vocalist. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. She is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, Asia's highest civilian award, in 1974 with the citation reading "Exacting purists acknowledge Srimati M. S. Subbulakshmi as the leading exponent of classical and semi-classical songs in the Karnataka tradition of South India."

A Humble Tool of God

Finally, what does M.S. have to say about her own music? I am including a beautiful piece of M.S.'s acceptance speech on August 31, 1974, while receiving the Ramon Magasaysay Award, in Manila. Smt. Subbulakshmi spoke of Indian music as being 'oriented solely to the end of devine communion'.She added: "If I have done something in this respect, it is entirely due to the Grace of the Almighty who has chosen my humble self as a tool".

Today's tribute is comprised of eight videos and plays for approximately 65 minutes.


1 - Hanuman Chalisa by M.S.Subbulakshmi 9:55

2 - M S Subbulakshmi::Bhaja Govindam (w. Eng. subtitles) 11:00

3 - Vishnu Sahasranaamam by Sri. M.S. Subbalakshmi- Part 1(Poorva Peethika) 6:46

4 - Vishnu Sahasranaamam by Sri. M.S. Subbalakshmi- Part 2-2 (Sahasranaamam) 8:38

5 - Vishnu Sahasranaamam by Sri M.S.Subbalakshmi- Part3 (Uttara Peethika) 6:25


7 - Madhuraashtakam By MS Subbulakshmi 5:31

8 - MS Subba Lakshmi - Vaatapi Ganapatim Bhaje 8:17

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Virtual Kirtan 2011 09 19

Welcome!  This week, with a playlist that's about 71 minutes long, we feature Western kirtan artists: Shyamdas, JaiMa James, Dave Stringer, David Newman, Jai Uttal, Girish


1 - The Gayatri Mantra - Music for a peaceful Planet by IndiaJiva 4:44

2 - Shyamdas Maha Mantra BYS 6-6-09 (trimmed) 9:54

3 - OM NAMAH SHIVAYA by JaiMa James & Friends 10:15

4 - DAVE STRINGER ~ Saraswati MA 10:00

5 - David Newman Bhakti Shala 09 7:29

6 - Jai Uttal and Radhanath Das performing Kirtan (part 2)  8:40

7 - Jai Uttal and Radhanath Das performing Kirtan (PART 3) 9:36

8 - Kali Durge Namo Namah by Girish 8/7/10 - Durham, NC 7:44

9 - Mahamritunjay Mantra - Shiva Mritunjay Mantram to Chant for Surya Grahan 1:29

10 - Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu 1:08

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011 09 13 Satsang with Gangaji

This 60-minute virtual satsang is comprised of an interview with Gangaji and Iain McNay in 2009 on CONSCIOUS.TV

Gangaji (born Texas, 1942) is an American born spiritual teacher and author.

. . . in the spring of 1990, Gangaji herself traveled to Lucknow, India to meet Papaji. In the biography of her life, Just Like You, she said, “The extraordinary event in this life was that I met Papaji. Until then I looked everywhere for the transcendental or the extraordinary, but after meeting Papaji I began to find the extraordinary in every moment.” Papaji gave her the name Gangaji, and asked her to share what she had directly realized with others.

Gayatri Mantra

Gangaji 'The End Of The Story' Pt1 10:00

Gangaji 'The End Of The Story' Pt 2 9:58

Gangaji 'The End Of The Story' Pt 3 9:04

Intermission 2:30

Gangaji 'The End Of The Story' Pt 4 9:02

Gangaji 'The End Of The Story' Pt 5 6:53

Gangaji 'The End Of The Story' Pt6 4:54

Closing: Asatoma Satgamaya

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Virtual Kirtan 2011 09 05

Today's 67 minute virtual kirtan features eight songs by traditional Indian artists. Enjoy!

1 - "Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva"- Lord Ganesh Aarti 4:33

2 - Krishna Bhajan Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari by Anoop (Anup) Jalota - Music Director Chandra Kamal 10:42

3 - Sri Maha Lakshmi Chalisa 10:10

4 - "Payo Ji Maine Ram Ratan Dhan Payo" by Anuradha Paudwal 4:33

5 - Govinda Bolo Hari Gopala Bolo (Bliss, Bliss, Bliss) By Kumar Vishu 10:10

6 - Shriman Narayana (By Golden voice of Hemant Chauhan) ( Traditional Dhun ) ( Must See ) 8:14

7 - "Jai Ambe Gauri" - Aarti of Goddess Durga 8:00

8 - "Kamli Shyam Di Kamli" sung in the praise of Lord Krishna by Shri Vinod Aggarwal. 10:31

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