Friday, May 29, 2020

VEENA SUTRAS -14

GODDESS SARASWATHI

In continuation of Veena Sutras -9, "The other side of the coin - how else is Veena used as a carrier of negative energies?"
First and foremost how to prevent negative energies from entering the aura of your Veena?

Before anything else it's of utmost importance to make sure that the player's pranic energy which is contained in the instrument is undisturbed and pure. The following steps have to be taken in order to maintain the exclusivity of one's Veena.

1) As far as possible try not to let anybody to 1.play, 2.carry or even 3.touch your Veena.

2) Of all the above points number 1 is most significant and has to be implemented at all costs as there is this danger of infiltration of different energy, whether good or bad.

3) Female Veena artists to avoid playing, carrying or touching the Veena during the 4 or 5 days of their menstrual cycle. This causes disturbance of the purity of energy within the Veena. Apart from this the player's exertion of abdominal muscles while playing could lead to excessive bleeding and weakening of the uterus.

4) Point 3 causes serious blockages in the functioning of kundalini.

5) To remove drishti (nazar) of the Veena after every performance by circling the instrument with rock salt and lighted camphor (thrice anti-clockwise and thrice clockwise).

6) Before acquiring Veena, finding out whether the wood is pure Jackwood or not. A clairvoyant has the ability to feel the types of energy and wood of the Veena by merely gazing at the Veena, or even by running his/her hands over the instrument.

7) Using a dowser by a practitioner is also recommended. This will ascertain whether the Veena contains negative energy or not. Can any Veena contain negative energy? 

This brings us to the topic of Tantriks who use Veena as a medium for attracting (vashikaranam) and black magic.

Please note that the above points are not applicable to electric 'Veenas'.

   



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

JAYAM- 2015 (Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University 2013-2016)

Documentary on Veena Vidushi, late Smt. Ranganayaki Rajagopalan who received the JAYAM Award in 2015. 

MUSICAL PRAYERS FOR FOUNDER/CHANCELLOR (TAMIL NADU MUSIC AN FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY 2013-2016)








   First video- Teaching staff, students and myself rendering Sri Thyagaraja Pancharatna krithis as musical prayers for our Founder/Chancellor when she was hospitalised (in October, 2016- Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University).
From 2nd video and photographs- Veena performance in Madurai Sri Meenakshi Temple on Vijayadasami, 2016.
Mridangam- Sri.T.R.S. Manikandan, Ghatam- Sri.B.Hariharan Babu. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

JAYA JAYA JAYALALITHE! (Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University 2013-2016)

Late Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna is the composer of the song "Jaya Jaya Jayalalithe". This song is in praise of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Founder/Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University, Dr. J.Jayalalithaa. This melodious song about our Chancellor used to be sung by students of the vocal department in all the JAYAM functions. The mega JAYAM functions always meant grand lighting of the campus too!!
Founder/Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University, Dr.J.Jayalalitha

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

VEENA UNPLUGGED ( SRUTHI BHEDAM)

 
VADAVARAIYAI MATTHAAKI  (HAMSANANDHI)/MAMAVATHU SRI SARASWATHI (HINDOLAM) - SRUTHI BHEDAM (scale change). 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

MY ICON (VEENA UNPLUGGED)

Recorded in 1999. For my icon, Michael Jackson- Jam.
Konnakol by Sri.T.H.Subhashchandran

Friday, May 8, 2020

VERY HEARTENING!

                                                           VANDE MATARAM

I thank Veena aspirants and admirers of my music for their congratulatory messages for my latest "VANDE MATARAM" (an Iphone recorded posting for Music and Chants as one of the VEENA UNPLUGGED episodes.)
I am particularly touched by their special mention that they feel inspired to do creative recordings on the theme "Mother" (this coincidentally being the week of Mother's Day which falls on the 10th of May). 
My thanks and best wishes for their creative ventures on the theme of "Mother" this week!!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

VEENA SUTRAS -13

            MICROPHONE SOUND MIXING CONSOLE

A 'prana' (life force energy) induced resonance of Veena needs very little 'gain' in an acoustic microphone. Amazingly these Veenas can be recorded in all clarity even on an Iphone. The kundalini power induced resonance of Veena nadham does not depend on enhancements on the mixer or microphone console. Whereas when a Veena that depends on magnetic mike for stage performances (due to the obvious absence of kundalini shakthi induced resonance)  attempts an acoustic recording, extreme adjustments have to be made especially in the 'gain' (gain in microphone increases the amplitude of  microphone signals) and other enhancing levels like bass, treble, reverb etc. Sadly the beauty of pranic resonance is still not achieved.
The levels on the microphone console are a give away of whether the Veena contains human prana or not.

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