| I am resuming updates to Kamat.com after a slowdown during the last few months....|
Malli Updates Kamat's Potpourri
It is rather tragic that D.G. Mallikarjuna of Sidlaghatta, and Bappa (my dad) never met. They had exchanged letters and were to meet in a couple of weeks when Bappa suddenly passed away in 2002.
I first met Malli at the condolence meeting, and I was instantly drawn to his warm personality. Since then we have become family friends and I have discovered his multiple talents, which included wonderful handwriting, a keen interest in nature, quite a developed skill in photography, and even essay writing.
Malli wrote a great article "The Guru I Never Met" (Kannige Kanada Guru in Kannada), that I must translate one of these days, about Kamat. It is published in the Kammatiga volume.
In the last couple of months when Amma and I have been busy, it has been Malli who has kept the Kamat's Potpourri updated.
Please do visit Malli's Own Potpourri
Music is a Language of its own
After reading Amma's artcile on the Varkari Tradition prevalent in Maharashtra, I am humming "Maze maher Pandhari" song the whole day long.
It's funny, because I have listened to that song all my life, but until I read Amma's artcile, I didn't know what it meant!
So the meaning of the abhang is as beautiful as its probably far more popular rendering by Bhimsen Joshi.
Music indeed is a language of its own. One need not understand the lyrics to enjoy the music.
Search for Maze Maher Pandhari song or CD.
Text of the "Maze Maher Pandhari Abhang (Nagari)
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Saturday, June 2, 2007|
Last Modified: 6/4/2007 11:55:27 PM