Dr. Suma Sudhindra Career

1.Nee Padamu

1. The first rendition is 'Nee Padamu' (Navarasakanada - Adi) a composition of Srinivasa Iyyengar, where the composer pays his respects at the feet of the Lord before he embarks upon anything else.

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2.Eevaramadugudura

2. 'Eevaramadugudura' (Kalyani - Rupakam), an elaborate Thyagaraja krithi where the saint entreatingly asks what boon should he ask Rama. Sri Anjaneya, Shatrugna, Bharata, Lakshmana and Sita all enjoy great fortunes in some form or the other. Though Thyagaraja does not seek earthly pleasures nor the celestial status of Indra, he wants only the mind to be on the royal path to salvation that is devotion to Rama.

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3.Intha Soukhya

3. The next one is 'Intha Soukhya' (Kapi - Adi). Thyagaraja asks, Can I adequately describe the profound Bliss the chanting of Rama Nama gives me ? who can quantify and qualify that Bliss.

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4.Chakkani Raja

4. This side wafts through with 'Chakkani Raja' (Karaharapriya - Adi) Thyagaraja expostulates with his mind that when the spacious royal path to salvation is availble why should one resort to devious and crooked paths. When creamy milk is available, will anyone think of detestable today?

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