Siddheshwari Devi

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Siddheswari Devi (1908–1976) was a Hindustani singer from Varanasi, India, known as Maa (mother). Born in 1908, she lost her parents early and was brought up by her aunt, the noted singer Rajeshwari Devi.

Despite living in a musical household, Siddheswari came to music by accident. Rajeshwari had arranged musical training for her own daughter, Kamleshwari, while Siddheswari would do small chores around the house. Once, while the noted sarangi player Siyaji Mishra was teaching Kamleshwari, she was unable to repeat the tappa that she was being taught. Rajeshwari ran out of patience, and started to cane Kamleshwari, who cried out for help.

The only person to help her was her close friend Siddheswari, who ran from the kitchen to hug her cousin, and took the thrashing on her own body. At this point, Siddheswari told her weeping cousin, “It’s not so difficult to sing what Siyaji Maharaj was telling you.” Siddheswari then showed her how to sing it, performing the whole tune perfectly, much to the amazement of everyone.

The next day, Siyaji Maharaj came to Rajeshwari, and asked to adopt Siddheswari into his own family (they were childless). So Siddheswari moved in with the couple, eventually becoming a great friend and support for them.

This moving incident was very vivid in Siddheswari’s mind, and is detailed in the biography Maa co-authored by her daughter Savita Devi.[1]

Musical career

Subsequently she also trained under Rajab Ali Khan of Dewas and Inayat Khan of Lahore, but considered her guru mainly Bade Ramdas.

She sang khyal, thumri (her forte) and short classical forms as dadra, chaiti, kajri etc. On several occasions she would sing perform through the night, for example on the overnight boating expeditions of Maharaja of Darbhanga.[1]

In 1989, noted director Mani Kaul has made an award winning documentary, Siddheshwari, on her life[2]

She won many accolades during her career, including:

She died in 1976. Her daughter Savita Devi is also a musician and lives in Delhi.

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love of learning

“If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.”

― John Lubbock,

(30 April 1834 – 28 May 1913)

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea,

are excellent schoolmasters,

and

teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

what is love of learning …….

love is a yearning  of our inner core to explore our origin

for that we need to learn from nature or in the classroom ……

beauty is the essence of our learning from nature …..

and

creativity is essence of classroom teaching to explore nature ….

what we understand as modern science

or

express what we observe into performing arts or forming arts  ……

creativity is science of spirituality where we share our love of learning

in

different ways of individual expressions .

LEARN has EAR in center ……

Ear is an organ works 24 x 7  and gives us sense of time

and at the same time art of listening to listen timeless …….

Indian classical music is basically art of listening timeless

so are the music around the globe

Indian way is a visual expression ……. learning can be made interesting by way of visual communication or by story telling ……. which brings love of learning ….look at the picture and as you will contemplate on it ……. the picture will start talking to you with its hidden meaning

Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, knowledge, and wisdom. The Sanskrit word sara means “essence” and swa means “self.” Thus Saraswati means “the essence of the self.”

Saraswati is represented in Hindu mythology as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe. Since knowledge is necessary for creation, Saraswati symbolizes the creative power of Brahma. 

The lotus is a symbol of the Supreme Reality,  By sitting on a lotus, Saraswati signifies that She is Herself rooted in the Supreme Reality, and symbolizes supreme knowledge.

The white color symbolizes purity and knowledge. The white sari that the Goddess is wearing denotes that She is the embodiment of pure knowledge.

each object in the picture signifies wisdom , wisdom and wisdom , …… explore 

let Goddess Saraswathi bestows us with love of learning …..

Click on the picture of Goddess Saraswati to listen very fine prayer 

love all

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womb of the night

Good and God’s morning …….. today 26 July 2014 ….. Z is 26 Alphabet so listening to wonderful singer ” Ziggy Marley ” and the song is …… Rainbow in the sky 

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Found out mercy in every sunrise
I am born again from the womb of the night
All I have I have left behind
Minds eye,  eyes eye a light will shine

There’s a rainbow in the sky all the time
Don’t be blind, don’t be blind

Rainbow in the sky

Songwriters
Marley, David Nesta

Published by
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Reggae has a philosophy, you know?

It’s not just entertainment.

There’s an idea behind it,

a way of life behind the music,

which is a positive way of life,

which is a progressive way of life for better people.

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I’m a big reader.

My kids love reading,

and

I think it’s important,

not just for development but for bonding.

You start reading to kids before they can even understand

what you’re saying to them,

so

I look at it as a fundamental tool for connection.

: ram0ram footnotes :

love the expression Womb of the night ……

WOMB ….

OM is the soul of womb …..

also is the soul of Bomb …..

so God is neutral both in creation and destruction …..

but God accepts creation but does not refuse destruction …..

be the nature of God ….. so accept rainbow of creativity …..

listen to song ……Rainbow in the sky ….. click on this line 

listen to new album ” FLY RASTA ” ….. click on this line 

love all

(c) ram0ram 

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few notes by …… John Lennon

“There are only a few notes.
Just variations on a theme.”
John Lennon
 John Lennon
Musician
( 1940 – 1980 )
footnotes
ram0ram footnote 
some voices we hear again and again to feel satisfied at that same
but after some time feel not satisfied  so listen again and …….
one such voice in my life is Great John Lennon ……
click on the Picture below to listen album ” Imagine ” 

John Lennon Imagine Full Album

Music = Heartbeat of universe


“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words

and

that which cannot remain silent” 

― Victor Hugo

Good noon …… it is summer in India ….. and most of the noon time one stay indoor ….. as it is quite hot outside …… Indian classical music is very scientific and spiritual at the same time ….. like it is for entertainment as well as for enlightenment ….. Listening to divine Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande …… Raga Bhimpalasi …… one remembers the times in town of Vrindavan ….. so beautiful are the buildings and ghats along the river …..  

Keshi Ghat is the principal bathing place in the town of Vrindavan. It is little east of Chir-ghat on the banks of the Yamuna. Keshi Ghat is one of the most beautiful ghats of Yamuna with stone inlaid palaces on the banks and massive Madanmohan temple visible in the backdrop. Here the sacred river Yamuna flows very graciously 

Bhimpalasi (a.k.a., Bhimpilasi or Bheempalasi) is a rag which is very much associated with a hot Indian afternoon between 14 to 16:00 hrs…  It has five notes ascending and seven notes descending. 

Arohana ( Ascending notes )

Dscending structure for Bhimpalasi

Avarohana ( Descending notes )

Descending structure of Bhimpalasi

Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande
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Background information
Birth name Ashwini Govind Bhide
Born October 7, 1960 (age 53)
Origin MumbaiIndia
Genres KhayalBhajansThumris
Occupations Hindustani classical vocalist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Jasrangi with Sanjeev Abhyankar
Website http://www.ashwinibhide.in

river Narmada

listening to the river flowing is music ….. music is objective and subjective experience or to say time and timelessness together …. and good music is travel in time to timelessness ……. Click on the river photo above to listen a timeless music …. it is absolute divine ….. love all.

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Song and lyrics : What About Now

Bon Jovi

What About Now 

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Songwriters: SAMBORA, RICHIE / BON JOVI, JON / CHILD, DESMOND

lyrics

You wanna start a fire
It only takes a spark
You gotta get behind the wheel
If you ever gonna try that car
If you wanna take a bite
You better have the teeth
If you want take that step
Then get up of your knees

Cause tonight, we’re alive

Who stand for the restless
And the lonely, for the desperate
And the hungry
It’s time for the count
I’m hearing you now
For the painful, the believers
For the faithless and the teachers
Stand up at the ground
What about now

You wanna start a fight
You gotta take a swing
You gotta get your hands in the dirt
To see what the harvest will bring
You wanna raise your voice
Don’t be scared to breath
Don’t be afraid to hurt
Don’t be ashamed in me

Cause tonight, we’re alive

Who stand for the restless
And the lonely, for the desperate
And the hungry
It’s time for the count
I’m hearing you now
For the painful, the believers
For the faithless and the teachers
Stand up at the ground
What about now

Believe for like reasons that shift trough the season, still dreams are just bend, dark and grey
And all of your plans that slip right trough your hands are just sins that you take to your grave

Tonight, we’re alive

Who stand for the restless
And the lonely, for the desperate
And the hungry
It’s time for the count
I’m hearing you now
For the painful, the believers
For the faithless and the teachers
Stand up at the ground
What about now

What about now
What about now
What about now

 lyrics  credits : http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/bon_jovi/

Madhurashtakam

Madhurashtakam :

Adharam Madhuram – in sanskrit with meaning –

Stotra on Sri Krishna

मधुराष्टकम् :   अधरं   मधुरं
Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram

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Sri Krishna 

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।
हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |
Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||1||Meaning:
1.1: (O Krishna) Your Lips are Sweet and Charming, Your Face is Sweet and Charming, Your Eyes are Sweet and Charmingand Your Laughter is Sweet and Charming,
1.2: (O Krishna) Your Heart is Sweet and Charming and Your Going is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweetand Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् ।
चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥२॥
Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |
Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||Meaning:
2.1: (O Krishna) Your Speech is Sweet and Charming, Your Nature is Sweet and Charming, Your Garments are Sweet andCharming and Your Bent Posture is Sweet and Charming,
2.2: (O Krishna) Your Walking is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation of Confusion is Sweet and Charming; Everythingabout You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.
वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।
नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥३॥
Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |
Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||Meaning:
3.1: (O Krishna) Your Flute is Sweet and Charming, Your Flowers ( with Pollen ) are Sweet and Charming, Your Hands areSweet and Charming and Your Feet are Sweet and Charming,
3.2: (O Krishna) Your Dance is Sweet and Charming and Your Friendship is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् ।
रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥४॥
Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |
Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (O Krishna) Your Singing is Sweet and Charming, Your Drinking is Sweet and Charming, Your Eating is Sweet andCharming and Your Sleeping is Sweet and Charming,
4.2: (O Krishna) Your Form is Sweet and Charming and Your Mark on Forehead is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् ।
वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥५॥
Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |
Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (O Krishna) Your Acts are Sweet and Charming, Your Carrying Over is Sweet and Charming, Your Stealing is Sweet andCharming and Your Divine Love Play is Sweet and Charming,
5.2: (O Krishna) Your Exuberance is Sweet and Charming and Your Relaxation is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।
सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥६॥
Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |
Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (O Krishna) Your Humming is Sweet and Charming, Your Garland is Sweet and Charming, Your Yamuna is Sweet andCharming and Your Waves (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming,
6.2: (O Krishna) Your Water (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming and Your Lotus is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् ।
दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥७॥
Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |
Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopis (Cowherd Girls) are Sweet and Charming, Your Divine Play is Sweet and Charming, YourTogetherness is Sweet and Charming and Your Setting Free is Sweet and Charming,
7.2: (O Krishna) Your Glance is Sweet and Charming and Your Courtesy is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


गोपा मधुरा गावो मधुरा यष्टिर्मधुरा सृष्टिर्मधुरा ।
दलितं मधुरं फलितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥८॥
Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |
Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopas (Cowherd Boys) are Sweet and Charming, Your Cows are Sweet and Charming, Your Staff isSweet and Charming and Your Creation is Sweet and Charming,
8.2: (O Krishna) Your Breaking is Sweet and Charming and Your Making is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.


|| iti srimad vallabha-acarya viracitam madhurastakam sampurnam ||

|| Thus ends the the eight stanza hymn madhurastakam composed by Sripad Vallabha-acharya ||

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The Madhurastakam (Sanskrit: मधुराष्टकम्, madhurāṣṭakam) is a beautiful Sanskrit composition in devotion of Lord Krishna, composed by the Hindu Bhakti philosopher-poet Sripad Vallabha Acharya. Sripad Vallabhacharya flourished under the patronage of the Vijayanagar King Sri Krishnadevarya in the late fifteenth century Andhra State and created many other literary pieces including the Vyasa Sutra Bhashya, Jaimini Sutra Bhasya, Bhagavata Tika Subodhini, Pushti Pravala Maryada and Siddhanta Rahasya in Sanskrit.

The devotional hymn “Madhurastakam” of Sri Vallabhacarya was created to lead the devotee in Pustimarg, the Path of Grace, which involves a constant love-filled devotion to Krishna by various acts of homage, such as singing (kirtana), remembering (smarana), conceptualizing and beholding (darshana) a beatific image of the deity upon singing of the Madhurastakam, and offering of services (seva). These acts enable the devotee to enter into the divine presence of Sri Krishna and to experience the Lord’s real essence (svarupa) which are in fact, succinctly laid down by the Madhurastakam. Hence, Madhurastakam plays an instrumental role in the realization of the Lord.

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