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In the News (Thu 25 Apr 19)

  Bharathi Shivajii
Ashtapadis have been sung in the temples of Kerala from the 14th century, and Bharati, an accomplished singer, has travelled to several temples in Kerala and documented the unique musical tradition known as sopanam.
She was the first dancer to have incorporated the geetha govindam ashtapadis, sung in the Sopana tradition, into the Mohiniyattam repertoire.
Bharathi has striven to bring together the gurus of various schools of Mohiniyattam on a common platform.
taal.20m.com /bharathi.html   (236 words)

 Odissi Dance at Indoclassical.com
The technique of Odissi includes repeated use of the tribhangi, or thrice deflected posture, in which the body is bent in three places, approximating the shape of a helix.
Like other Indian classical dance forms, Odissi has two major facets: Nritta or non-representational dance, in which ornamental patterns are created using body movements in space and time; and Abhinaya, or stylized mime in which symbolic hand gestures and facial expressions are used to interpret a story or theme.
The divine love tales of Radha and the cowherd God Krishna are favourite themes for interpretation, and a typical recital of Odissi will contain at least one or two ashtapadis (poem of eight couplets) from Jayadeva's Gita Govindam, which describes in exquisite Sanskrit poetry the complex relationship between Radha and her Lord.
www.indoclassical.com /indo/asp/danceodissi.asp   (767 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 723   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Then came Ashtapadis (a genre of Sanskrit poetry with eight stanzas) from Jayadeva's composition Gita Govinda.
In this work Madhavi presented excerpts from three ashtapadis portraying three characters depicted in the text -- Radha, her confidante the sakhi and Krishna himself.
With effortless ease she slipped into each of these roles -- the wrenching pain of Radha who longs for Krishna, the friend who advises her to make up with Krishna and Krishna who implores her to surrender.
www.thedailystar.net /2006/06/10/d60610140192.htm   (583 words)

 Psusheela Fans
These Ghantasala ashtapadis are very popular with the music lovers in Andhra and elsewhere.
Radhika krishna and Priye charuseele by KJY and PS are lovely ashtapadis.
I meant to say that it of course doesnt matter whether the ashtapadis were in Telugu films or not.
www.tfmpage.com /forum/27155.17985.05.21.40.html   (1531 words)

 Gita Govinda - Multimedia Project
These ashtapadis can be set to music in different melodious ragas, which were appreciated and followed by the poets later period.
The first song has four introductory verses, followed by eleven ashtapadi that describe the purpose of the ten avataras of Vishnu and at the end prostrations are offered for unhindered completion of the work.
In the third song the spring season is described with its multifarious features like pleasant smelling and cool winds, and sweet sounds of the bees and cuckoos been thinking of Krishna was being led by her maiden friend to these bowers where Krishna can be found.
ignca.nic.in /gita.htm   (1503 words)

 Evergreen Balvihar: Dances
Around the turn of this century, Guru Lakshmi-Narayana Sastry, a native of Kuchipudi and a genius in the art of abhinaya (mime), gave this art form a new direction.
He started choreographing elements of the dance drama into solo dance items such as sabdams, ashtapadis and tillanas.
Folkdances mainly reflect the culture of the villages.
www.evergreenbalvihar.org /dances.html   (216 words)

 Odissi Dance,Dance of Orissa,Orissa Dance,Dances of Orissa,Odissi Dance Orissa,Orissa Dances,Dances of India,Indian ...
Jayadeva's "Geeta-Govinda", the Bible of an Odissi dancer, written in the 12th century, has stupendous influence on the arts of Orissa.
The "Ashtapadis" were marked with specific 'ragas' and 'talas'.
The finest example of these is of course, the "Ashtapadis" of the "Geeta-Govinda".
www.indiantravelportal.com /orissa/dances/odissi.html   (1186 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh Stories
It is important to mention here that her mother and guru Bharati Shivaji has researched literary, musical and sculptural scores of the dance form and has tried to systemise it.
She has also laced the form with freshness of techniques, apart from being the only dancer to incorporate Geet Govinda's ashtapadis of the Sopana tradition into mohiniattam.
Her disciple today concluded the presentation with an ashtapadi which talked of the grace embodied by the dancing Lord Krishna.
www.tribuneindia.com /2002/20020304/cth2.htm   (848 words)

She has paid special attention to Lasya, the feminine spirit which constitutes the quintessence of Mohiniyattom.
She was the first dancer to have incorporated the geethgovind ashtapadis, sung in sopana tradition into the Mohiniyattom repertoire.
I was very much impressed by the way it was presented.
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 Dance-Like the Graceful Mohini Vaishnava philosophy ,kerala, indan dance, cultute, mohiniyattam, koodiyattam, indian ...
Like the ashtapadis, its quintessence was Bhakti with sringara forming the leitmotif.
The rendering of ashtapadis in the temples of Kerala has been a tradition for several centuries.
An integral part of temple rituals, one finds them sung in temples like the Guruvayur even today in a distinctly regional style known as sopana.
www.indiaprofile.com /religion-culture/dance-kerala.htm   (1158 words)

 Vasumathi Badrinathan - A Multi Hued Personality
While padams come from a gamut of composers belonging to different centuries, ashtapadis are a series of poems, written by one sole author Jayadeva.
While ashtapadis focus on Radha-Krishna as the core and sole subject, padams deal with various gods of the hindu pantheon-Krishna, Muruga, Shiva/Nataraja.
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 The Hindu : dated December 27, 1952: Ashtapadis at Music Academy
Raghunath Panigrahi from Puri gave a rendering of the Ashtapadis of Jayadeva at the Expert's Committee meeting of the Music Academy in Madras on the 25th at the P.S. High School Hall in Mylapore.
An inspiring account existed of how a cobbler polishing leather with a salagrama stone sang the Ashtapadis the while, and Lord Jagannath preferred the cobbler's singing to sacred rituals performed by Brahmins.
Street-plays based on Geeta Govinda were known in Orissa, and during chandana-k-kappu, when Lord Jagannath was covered in fragrant sandalwood paste, there was a tradition of Devadasis and Brahmins singing in unison the compositions of Sri Jayadeva.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/2002/12/27/stories/2002122702440900.htm   (309 words)

 Ancient References
On one hand, there are dance creations inspired by beautiful poetry and and prose and on the other hand ther are music compositions specially created with dancers 's purpose of interpretation of sung word through movement.
Some of the works include Ilango Adigal's Silappadikram (5th-6th century), Manimekhalai, Jayadeva's Ashtapadis in Gita Govinda (12-13th century) and many more.
An exceptionally important work was Sarangdeva's Sangeeta Ratnakara which gives a learned account of ancient music and its form and there are some chapters on dance too.
www.nadanam.com /bharatnatyam/b_ref.htm   (185 words)

 Bharata Kalanajali - Group Productions - RADHA MADHAVAM (Samskritam)
The twelfth century love lyrics are based on Jayadeva’s ashtapadi in Sanskrit and has songs ideal for interpretations in dance.
They knew ashtapadis so well and having already done work for Hamsa Geethe, it was useful to choreograph on just the 2 of them and put it up as a dance drama.
The story depicts Raadha’s anxiety to meet Krishna, his dalliance with the Gopis, Raadha’s anger as the khandita nayika, Krishna asks forgiveness and the final reunion.
www.bharatakalaanjali.org /productn/radamdvm.html   (208 words)

 Indiaclub.com: Sukhmani Saheb - (2 Vol MUSIC CD) : Music
The song of Peace-is considered by the Sikh theologists to be an enunciation of the philosophy propounded in the Adi Granth, the sacred book of the Sikhs.
The Ashtapadi is composed in the verse-metre Chaupayee and the Sloka in the verse-metre Doha.
The Composition is meant to be sung in the raga Gauri which is an evening raga but in actual practice devotees recite it at any time during the day, for it is ardently believed that Sukhmani eases the tension of the mind and helps one to attain spiritual peace.
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Here is the text for the Ashtapadi you are looking for.
The ashtapadi is a great source to mine the navarasas.
Hello is there any ashtapadi which cites the use of the 'tongue' or lips e.g.
forumhub.com /indcmusic/19498.01.19.38.html   (1020 words)

 Reviews from The Horizons - Art, Culture and Lifestyles from India
Dance competitions of the temple dancers like the Pushpanjali, Varna Padam or Geya Padam, with or without meaningful words, Ashtapadis.
Today a soloist's choice of items ranges from praveshika daruvus, tarangams, ashtapadis to padams, javalis and even tillanas.
Pasumarthi Rattayya Sarma, from Kuchipudi, performed the Balagopala tarangam, standing on a brass plate and balancing a small brass pot full of water on his head.
www.thehorizons.com /review/rev1.htm   (2286 words)

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This well-known composer has no compositions on Ganesha (hint - he is one of the Trinity of composers).
Included are a few varNams and ashTapadis of JayadEva.
This issue brings you SO many more lyrics it puts the number over 900 (scroll down to see what songs are new).
www.karnatik.com /kritique/kk005.shtml   (407 words)

 DURGA VISWANATH, a well known singer from Keala :::  www.durgaviswanath.com
Among these she rates the first prize won in the music competition held in the year 2000, in memory of Late Augustine Joseph, father of music maestro Sri.
A plus two student of S.N.V.Sanskrit Secondary School, North Parur, Durga Viswanath has expertise in various forms of classical music arena wherein she can perform 20 Varnas, 5 ata thala Varnas, 5 thillanas, 200 Keerthanams in Carnatic classical, 24 Ashtapadis and Kthakali sangeetham, all with ease and élan.
And her tryst with music is continuing for achieving much higher goals.
www.durgaviswanath.com /ABOUT-more.HTM   (233 words)

 Rema Shrikant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A balance has to be struck between traditional and contemporary ideas, she feels".
Her other choreographic works include Rasa Ranjini based on the Navarasas, Jayadeva's Geeta Govindam or Ashtapadis, Krishna Leela based on the life of Lord Krishna, Shree Ganesha - which explored Lord Ganesha as the being in the totality of the facts, myths and beliefs based on him and Skanda dedicated to Lord Karthikeya.
1989 - Geeta Govindam based on Jayadeva’s Ashtapadis.
www.ayuryog.com /ecpa/choreo.htm   (404 words)

 Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 1 by Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao & Gopika Poornima at Audio Lunchbox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 1 by Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao andamp;amp; Gopika Poornima at Audio Lunchbox
2: Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 1 - Lalitha Lavanga
Audio Lunchbox / New Age / Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao andamp;amp; Gopika Poornima / Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 1
www.audiolunchbox.com /album?a=38279&z=   (142 words)

 Devotional Music in Sikhism
The poetic compositions were set in the various poetic metres and structures then prevailing in the literary and folk traditions of the country.
These include chants or Shlokas, Ashtapadis and Pauris.
It is natural to identify these by the author.
www.sikhreview.org /september2000/culture2.htm   (1153 words)

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However, in Odissi, facial expressions, body movements and flashing eyes are added to the mix.
No Odissi dance concert would be complete without a performance of the poems (ashtapadis) from Jayadeva’s Gita Govindam.
These tell about the relationship between Radha and her lord, Krishna.
www.mauinews.com /story.aspx?id=17329   (723 words)

 ITC SRA - Traditional Indian Music, Indian Music
She has conducted numerous workshops and given lecture-demonstrations on Carnatic music.
She has also presented exclusive concerts of composers like Thyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Shyama Sastri, Swati Tirunal, Purandara Dasa as well as Jayadev’s Ashtapadis.
An ‘A’ graded artiste of All India Radio, Chennai, she has performed in the prestigious Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan concerts.
itcsra.org /concert_hall23.html   (256 words)

 F L A I R
For those who think in fl and white, there is only one answer: You need samskaaras to understand the high allegory of the mystic dance of the Maha Raas.
How else do you get girls from ‘decent’ families enacting with superb elan, Odissi ashtapadis from Jayadeva’s Geeta Govinda like Kuru Yadu nandana chandana sisira tarena karena payodhare (Yadava hero, your hand is cooler than sandal paste on my breast).
This is possibly the most erotic song across the classical board.
www.expressindia.com /flair/20010603/fla0603a.html   (532 words)

 Sri Satya Sai Suprabatham & Stothras by Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao & Gopika Poornima at Audio ...
2: Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 3 - Vahathih Malaya Sameere
4: Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 1 - Lalitha Lavanga
7: Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 3 - Rajani Janitha
www.audiolunchbox.com /album?a=38340   (143 words)

 Bhagavan Naama Sankeertanam
Geeta Govindam, a Sringara Mahaakavyam, highlighting Premabhakti, the quintessence of the Bhagavatam in 24 Ashtapadis (”ashtapadi” meaning “of eight stanzas”).
The third section commences with Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi followed by Krishnaleela tarangini, Daasar padagalu, Sadasiva Brahmendral keertanams, songs from the Sangeetha Trinity and many other saint composers from the 19
The fourth part is Divya Namasankeertanam with Deepa pradakshinam which would include almost all of the composers noted above.
www.sankeertanam.com /BhagavanNaamaSankeertanam.htm   (1338 words)

 Sruti - India Music,India Magazine,India Music Magazine,india music,india magazine,india music magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The second cassette contains - Ashtapadis - Sancharata adhara and Nibutha nikunja.
The ashtapadi is Sakhi hey Kesi mathanam udaram.
The javali is Smara sundaranguniki sari evvarey (said to have been composed and sung by Dharmapuri Subbaraya Iyer as a paean to Veena Dhanammal).
www.sruti.com /July02/julbob.htm   (1209 words)

 Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 3 by Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao & Gopika Poornima at Audio Lunchbox
Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 3 by Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao andamp;amp; Gopika Poornima at Audio Lunchbox
2: Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 1 - Yedhi Harismarane
Audio Lunchbox / New Age / Nishantala Surya Prakash Rao andamp;amp; Gopika Poornima / Jayadev's Ashtapadis Volume 3
www.audiolunchbox.com /album?a=38314&z=   (127 words)

 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
She has conducted workshops in Carnatic Music in New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland.
With her extensive repertoire, Vijayalakshmy has presented exclusive concerts of composers like Thyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Syama Sastri, Swati Tirunal, Purandara Dasa, Annamacharya, Koteeswara Iyer, Oothukadu Venkata Subbier, Arunagirinathar’s Tiruppugazh and Jayadeva’s Ashtapadis.
Vijayalakshmy is an 'A' grade artiste with the All India Radio.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /artists/artist_page.php?id=1693   (397 words)

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