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Naada Samyama

by Prasant Radhakrishnan

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Naada Samyama can be translated as "absorption with divine sound."

This album displays the South Indian Classical Carnatic style of music on saxophone accompanied by violin, mridangam and ghatam.

Visit www.prasantmusic.com for more information.

UPDATE: As of May 10, 2017, this album is part of the Minus Zero label through Bandcamp only. All proceeds aside from Bandcamp and paypal fees will go to support Planned Parenthood. See minuszero.bandcamp.com/music for other albums and artists going towards this cause. Prasant's saxophone meditation album Meditations: Ragas on Saxophone Vol. 1 is also a part of this label as well.

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released December 19, 2013

Artists:

Prasant Radhakrishnan: Alto Saxophone
Vittal Ramamurthy: Violin
Anantha R. Krishnan: Mridangam
V. Suresh: Ghatam

Recorded by Prithvi Chandrasekhar at Krimson Avenue Studios, Chennai, India. January 14, 2012.

Album cover photo by B.D. Radhakrishnan.

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Track Name: Karunimpa (Sahana Varnam)
Pallavi: Karunimpa idi manchi tharunamu saami
Anupallavi: Parula vedalanu naapaali Shree Venugopalaa Deva
Charanam: Krupa Judu Meevela
Track Name: Sobhillu Saptaswara (In Praise of the Seven Divine Notes)
Pallavi:
Shobillu Saptaswara Sundarula Bhajimpave Manasa!

Anupallavi:
Naabhi Hrut Kanta Rasana NaasaadhulaYandu

Charanam:
Dhara Rig Saamaadulalo Vara Gaayathri Hrudayamuna
Sura Bhusura Maanasamuna Shubha Tyagarajuni Yeda


MEANING:
O Mind (“manasa”)! Praise (“Bhajimpave”) the divine forms (“sundarula”) of the seven (“sapta”) musical notes (“svara”).
Which glow (“yandu”) in the navel (“naabhi”), heart (“hrut”), neck (“kanta”), tongue (“rasana”) and nose (“naasaadhula”) of the human body.
Which shine in the four Vedas (“Dhara Rig Samaadulalo”) and in the sublime Gayathri Mantra as its essence (“Hrudayamuna”). Which sparkle (“shubha”) in the hearts (“maanasamuna”) of the celestials (“sura”), of worthy Bhusuras and of Tyagaraja.
Track Name: Birana Brova (Pray, protect me)
Pallavi:

birAna brOva idi manci samayamurA

Anupallavi:

parAku sEyaka parama dayALO varAlosagu mA vara tanaya

CaraNam:

nI pAda pankajamu nera namminavADa nA paritApamu
dIrcci rakSincumu pApa rahita pancanada vinuta
Track Name: Manasa Sancharare (In the mind, approach Truth)
Oh, Mind ("maanasa") ! Undertake your pilgrimage ("sancharare") in the Brahmam !
May the hairlock of Brahma ("madashiki"), meditated upon by you, be adorned ("alankrutha") with the plumes of an exhilarated peacock ("chikure") !
The cheeks ("mukure") of the Supreme One ("mahaneeya") outwit ("vijita") the brightness of a mirror ("kapola") !
He sports ("vihare") around with ("durga") Mahalakshmi ("sriramani")! For his devotees ("sevaka"), He is a Kalpavriksha ("mandaare") in the court yard ("mandira")! Supreme ("parama") ascetics ("hamsa") delight in that face-moon ("mukha-chandra") as a partridge bird ("chakore")!
Oh, Mind! May your pilgrimage be in this Brahma that fills ("paripooritha") the whole Universe with the flow of the music from His flute ("muraliravadhare") !