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Some gems on Lord Rama from Carnatic Music

Sreerama Pattabishekam Painting : Image Courtesy Google

Carnatic music (Sanskrit: Karnāṭaka saṃgīta) is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. It is one of two main sub-genres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu traditions.(Source wikipedia)

Below listed are some of my favorite songs on Lord Rama from Carnatic Music:

1)Jagadananda Karaka Tyagaraja Pancharatna Kriti:

 Sri.Balamuralikrishna :

Thyagaraja Aradhana Thiruvaiyaru Jagadaananda Karaka 2006:

2)Raghuvamsa Sudha by Smt. M.S.Subbu Lakshmi:

By Rajesh Vaidya on Veena:

3)Nagumomu Kanaleni:

4)Seetha Kalyana Vaibhogame

By Shri Maharajapuram Santhanam:

By Dr Balamurali Krishna:

5)Marugelara O Raghava:

By Smt ML Vasanthakumari:

By Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman:


Hope you enjoyed listening to this music.

Best Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in India Shining, Inspirational Stuff, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Transforming Self And Nation


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Today morning, I read a wonderful article about Transforming Self and Nation. I feel, it helps all of you, so sharing the article. Here is the link to  the article

Here is the website of Chinmaya Mission on Transforming Indians initiative :

Action without vision creates division. Vision without action is imagination. Vision with action leads to transformation, says Swami Tejomayananda, global head of Chinmaya Mission.  When the vision of oneness, a higher vision, is absent it creates divisions in the family, company, community, nation and the world. Self-importance is the cause for divisions at any level. In a family there are conflicts, in a company there is manipulation, in a community there is fanaticism, in a country each state wants its own independence and internationally there are wars.  This is all because of the absence of vision of oneness — one harmonious family, one strong nation, one peaceful global family.

When there is a great vision but nothing is done to implement it, it remains as imagination. There may be great spiritual knowledge and cultural glory — yet we suffer because we need much more implementation and application of the knowledge. Hence vision coupled with action alone causes transformation.

Transformation is not just change. Change is often reversible and external. But transformation is lasting and happens from within. A caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.  A child transforms into a youth and an adult.  A country transforms into a nation. A nation transforms from a developing nation to a developed nation.  We have transformed as a country to attain political freedom and have come a long way since then.  We have the potential to lead the world in the decades to come. To manifest that potential into performance, vision into action, we need fundamental transformation and not just in the constitution, judiciary, political system, education, infrastructure, economy and transport.  What we need is transformation of attitudes and mindsets.

We want an efficient, united, corruption-free, prosperous, truly educated and just India. But have we thought what India needs from us?  India needs transformed people with vision.

A geographical area where a population survives is called a country. A geographical area where a people live is called a nation. How are we to transform population into people? Nation-building should necessarily have a goal for the whole nation, with which each one can get inspired. With such a devoted goal we can surrender our ego and selfish desires,” says Swami Chinmayananda.

We need transformation in seven areas to enable personal, holistic transformation and through that, a transformed India. “If Indians transform to become physically fit, emotionally strong, intellectually refined, culturally rooted, actively patriotic and spiritually uplifted with the vision of universal oneness, India will be revitalised.  Indians will not only gain at a personal level, but will be positive contributors to society across the world,” says Swami Mitrananda of the Chinmaya Yuva Kendra.

When India was oppressed, a timid Lakshmi was transforming into a brave Rani of Jhansi; India fought back the oppressors.  When India was slumbering, Narendra was transforming into Swami Vivekananda and India went from weakness to strength.  When Jamsetji Tata transformed to be the Father of Indian Industry, India began to recognise its potential to compete globally.  When India was struggling for freedom, M K Gandhi was transforming into Mahatma Gandhi, and India was on its way to attaining political freedom.  When Verghese transformed into Amul Verghese Kurien India grew from insufficiency into the largest milk producing country in the world.  When a fisherman’s son, Abdul, transformed into scientist and later President Kalam, India began to revive her scientific progress.  The new generation today is awake to ancient wisdom across cultures that tirelessly assert that “In individual transformation lies world redemption.”

The author is president and acharya, Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai. Visit

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Some of my favorite songs of this season

This is a good season of Hindi Cinema Songs. Interestingly these songs are having good music, good lyrics and subsequently they give a feel good factor. Here are some of my favorite songs of this season:

1)Ishq Wala Love from Student of the Year: There is freshness in this song audio and video.

2)Dhak Dhuk from English Vinglish movie: I am always a fan of Sridevi and am desperately waiting for her new movie “English Vinglish”. I am in love with this song. Its so sweet and the lyrics are amazing too.

3)Badla Nazara – English Vinglish movie: I love this song because I can relate to my stay in this new place. The way I am trying to understand and adapt to this place, new food and new people is similar to the state of Sridevi in English Vinglish 😛

4)Gustakh dil mein mushkil from English Vinglish movie:

Gustakh dil,

dil mein mushkil

mushkil mein dil

Gustakh dil

thoda sangdil

thoda buzdil

Lyrics of this songs are soulful and Shilpa Rao’s voice adds magic to this song 🙂

5)Aashiyan from Barfi movie: I love each and everything about Barfi movie. I love this song for its sweet picturization.

6)Kyon from Barfi movie: There is a magic in the lyrics of this song. The voice of the Singer brings serenity to this song.

7)Main Kya Karoon from Barfi movie: This is another amazing song from Barfi 🙂

8)Mere Saaiyaan Re from Heroine movie: This is soulful song sung by RFAK .


Hope you enjoyed listening to these songs.


Prasanna Rayaprolu