Sunday, January 29, 2012

Malaysian Telugu Mahilas' Convention on 28/1/12 at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

On 28/1/2012 About 3000 Telugus Women(Mahilas) gathered at the Malaysian Telugu Women(Mahila) Convention at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur:-

To enhance and strengthen the economic and social well being of Telugu Women thus leading to greater gender equity and the empowerment of Telugu Women;

To create dynamic and innovative Telugu Women leaders and professionals who are the pillars of a developed Telugu community.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Malaysia Telugu Mahilas' Convention

TAM Mahila is organizing Telugu Women Convention with the objective or preserving Telugu language and culture to future generation and to encourage women empowerment .

Date : 28 January, 2012
Time : 1.00pm to 10.30pm

Though Andhra Association of Malaya which is now known as TAM was established in 1955 but it was in 2002 that Youth and Mahila sections were establised .This was during Sri B Murthy BKM, PPN then the President and I being the Secretary General of TAM.

It was also the very first time that Sri B. Murthy BKM, PPN also appointed both the youth and mahila leaders as Vice Presidents of TAM as provided in the Rule 16 of our TAM Constitution.

Glad to note that both the sections are organising a number of events and working closely with TAM HQ.

"Today's youth is tomorrow's Leader.

Will TAM(mother)would also hold its 39th Biennial Delegates Conference at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

National Mahila Convention @ PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Re screening this weekend "Businessman"

Prince "Mahesh Babu" New Telugu Movie "Businessman" screening in KL on this weekend holidays


Mahesh Babu New Telugu Movie "Businessman" Screening in KL on this weekend holidays (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) @ Odeon Cinema.Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur Starring: Prince "Mahesh Babu", Kajal, Prakash Raj

Screening Theatre: Odeon Cinema, Kuala Lumpur (Near SOGO)

Show Timings:

21st Jan 2011 (Saturday): 9:15 PM

22nd Jan 2011 (Sunday): 9:15 PM

23rd Jan 2011 (Monday): 6:15 PM

24th Jan 2011 (Tuesday): 3:15 PM

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Greatest Telugu composer of classical South Indian music


Background information
BornMay 4, 1767
OriginTiruvarur, Tiruvarur District,Tamil Nadu, India
DiedJanuary 6, 1847 (age 79)
GenresCarnatic music
OccupationsCarnatic Composer

Kakarla Tyagabrahmam (Telugu: త్యాగరాజు) (May 4, 1767–January 6, 1847), colloquially known as Tyāgarājar and Tyagayya, was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music or classical South Indian music. He, along with his contemporaries Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Shastry, forms theTrinity of Carnatic music. He was a prolific composer and highly influential in the development of the South Indian classical music tradition. Tyagaraja composed thousands of devotional compositions, most of them in praise of Lord Rama — most of which remain very popular even today. Of special mention are five of his compositions called the Pancharatna Krithis (English: 'five gems'), which are often sung in programs in his honor.

Tyagaraja was born in 1767 in a Telugu Brahmin family of the Mulukanadu subsect.[1] He was named Tyagaraja, after Lord Tyagaraja, the presiding deity of the temple at Tiruvarur. Tyagaraja was born at his maternal grandfather Giriraja Kavi's house. Giriraja Kavi was a poet-composer in the court of the king ofThanjavur.[edit]

Tyagaraja began his musical training under Sri Sonthi Ramanayya, a noted music scholar, at an early age. He regarded music as a way to experience God's love. His objective while practising music was purely devotional, as opposed to focusing on the technicalities of classical music. He also showed a flair for composing music and, in his teens, composed his first song Namo Namo Raghavayya in the Desika Todi ragam and inscribed it on the walls of the house.

A few years later, Sri Sonthi Ramanayya invited Tyagaraja to perform at his house in Thanjavur. On that occasion, Tyagaraja sang Endaro Mahaanubhavulu, the fifth of the Pancharatna Krithis. Pleased with Tyagaraja's composition,Sri Sonthi Ramanayya informed the King of Thanjavur about Tyagaraja's genius. The king sent an invitation, along with many rich gifts, inviting Tyagaraja to attend the royal court. Tyagaraja, however, was not inclined towards a career at the court, and rejected the invitation outright, composing another gem of a kriti, Nidhi Chala Sukhama (English: "Does wealth bring happiness?") on this occasion.

Angered at Tyagaraja's rejection of the royal offer, his brother threw the statues of Rama Tyagaraja used in his prayers into the nearby Kaveri river. Tyagaraja, unable to bear the separation with his Lord, went on pilgrimages to all the major temples in South India and composed many songs in praise of the deities of those temples.

Tyagaraja, who was totally immersed in his devotion to Lord Rama and led the most spartan way of life without bothering in the least for the comforts of the world, did not take any steps to systematically codify his vast musical output. The late Rangaramanuja Iyengar, a leading researcher on Carnatic music, in his work Kriti Manimalai, has described the situation prevailing at the time of death of Tyagaraja. It is said that a major portion of his incomaparable musical work was lost to the world due to natural and man-made calamities. Usually Tyagaraja used to sing his compositions sitting before idols of Lord Rama, and his disciples noted down the details of his compositions in palm leaves. After his death, these palm leaves came in the possession of the disciples, and to several families descending from the disciples. Thus a definitive edition of Thyagaraja's songs did not exist.

However the popularity of his songs was widespread. Great musical experts like Kancheepuram Nayana Pillai, Simizhi Sundaram Iyer and Veenai Dhanammal saw the infinite possibilities for imaginative music inherent in the compositions of Thyagaraja and systematically notated the songs available to them. Subsequently, indefatigable researchers like K. V. Srinivasa Iyengar and Rangaramanuja Iyengar took enormous pains to contact various teachers and families who had the possession of the palm leaves. K. V. Srinivasa Iyengar brought out Adi Sangeetha Rathnavali and Adi Thyagaraja Hridhayam (in 3 volumes). Rangaramanuja Iyengar published Kriti Mani Malai in two volumes. Kriti Mani Malai is a monumental research effort.

Further, Musiri Subramania Iyer, the doyen of Bhava Sangeetham, had a vast collection of books in his library. T. K. Govinda Rao, his disciple, brought out an excellently researched volume of the songs of Tyagaraja in English and the Devanagari script. T. S. Parthasarathy, a leading scholar on Tyagaraja, published the text and meaning of Tyagaraja's songs, very popular among teachers and students alike.

There are many publications in Telugu, too, which are not as comprehensive as the works of Rangaramanuja Iyengar and T. K. Govinda Rao.

Thus, due to the painstaking labour of these musicians and researchers, there now exists a stable and definitive collection of Thyagaraja's music. Out of 24,000 thousand songs said to be composed by Tyagaraja, around 700 songs have survived.

In addition to nearly 700 compositions (kritis), Tyagaraja composed two musical plays in Telugu, the Prahalada Bhakti Vijayam and the Nauka Charitam. Prahlada Bhakti Vijayam is in five acts with 45kritis set in 28 ragas and 138 verses, in different metres in Telugu. Nauka Charitam is a shorter play in one act with 21 kritis set in 13 ragas and 43 verses. The latter is the most popular of Tyagaraja's operas, and is a creation of the composer's own imagination and has no basis in the Bhagavata Purana.

it is the fact that Tyagaraja's works are some of the best and most beautiful literary expressions in Telugu language,which every telugu person who is blessed to know the kritis agrees. Valmiki composed the Ramayana, the story of Rama, with 24,000 verses, and coincidentally Tyagaraja, too, composed 24,000 kritis in praise of the Lord.

K.V. Ramachandran, a well-known 20th-century Indian music critic, wrote: "Tyagaraja is an indefatigable interpreter of the past... but if with one eye he looks backward, with the other he looks forward as well. Like Prajapati, he creates his own media, and adores his Rama not alone with jewel-words newly fashioned, but also with jewel-[like]-music newly created. It is this facet of Thyagaraja that distinguishes him from his illustrious contemporaries." In other words, while Tyagaraja's contemporaries were primarily concerned with bringing to audiences the music of the past, Tyagaraja, apart from doing the same, also pioneered new musical concepts at the same time.

Sarvalaghu is the heart of Tyagraja's music. Tyagaraja's music is melody and rhythm personified. It is easy for children, a challenge for the learned, and a wonder for the genius.

In the publication "The Hindu speaks on music", tribute is paid to the great Carnatic music composer. "In his universality, he is like Shakespeare... Behind that magnificent achievement was a soul that had found itself. Unfashionable as it is to talk of such things, we must insist that one who would ignore the mainspring of Tyagaraja's inspiration, the mystic's love of God, can never hope to understand him or feel a fraction of his haunting charm. A sublime certitude marked the march through life of this humble man who could look with unerring insight into the heart of the peasant and the prince, the footpad and the fashionable roue. He was tempted neither by pomp and power nor by the vanity of wealth. He had antagonism for none, his heart was full of compassion. He yearned to bring to his fellowmen the peace that passeth understanding. In the company of the dedicated spirits of all time - Prahlada, Narada and Sukha - his immortal genius ministers to our need for sweetness and light."


Tyagaraja Aradhana, the commemorative music festival is held every year at Thiruvaiyaru in the months of January to February in Tyagaraja's honour. This is a week-long festival of music where various Carnatic musicians from all over the world converge at his resting place. On the Pushya Bahula Panchami,[2] thousands of people and hundreds of Carnatic musicians sing the five Pancharatna Kritis in unison, with the accompaniment of a large bank of accompanists on veenas, violins, flutes, nagasvarams, mridangams and ghatams.


[edit]Films on Tyagaraja (biographical)

As the most famous composer of Telugu kritis or (kirtanas), Tyagaraja, who is fondly remembered as Tyagayya, has caught the imagination of filmmakers in the Telugu film industry. Apart from references to his works, using the kirtanas as songs, two films were made on his life. The legendary Chittor V. Nagaiah made a biographical epic on Tyagaraja titled Tyagayya in 1946 which is still treated as a masterpiece of Telugu cinema. Nagayya's rendition of Endaro Mahanubhavulu and its picturisation is treated as a matchless classic even today. Later, Bapu - Ramana made Tyagayya in 1981 with J. V. Somayajulu in the lead role. Another attempt is being made by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao to picturise the life of Tyagaraja.


The term pancharatna in Sanskrit means five gems: The Pancharatnas are known as the five finest gems of carnatic music. All the Pancharatnas are set to adi thalam. They are set in perfect sarvalaghu and contain all the musical and mathematical wonders of carnatic music. So far as Pancharathnas are concerned, fortunately a stable text has been handed over by the earlier musicians to the present day. Several musicians have brought out editions of Pancharatnas. However, Veenai Sundaram Iyer's edition is the most detailed and comprehensive. All the compositions of Tyagaraja show the way for the systematic development of the respective ragas. However, in the Pancharatnas Tyagaraja has given full, exhaustive and complete treatment as to how to systematically and scientifically develop a raga. The Pallavis and anupallavis of the Pancharatnas are absolute musical and rhythmic beauties and an earnest practice of the Pallavis and anupallavis of the Pancjaratna will reveal as to how to develop a raga in a methodical and systematic manner. The two fundamental conditions that must be satisfied for a systematic development of a raga are the arrangement of the solfa swaras in the natural order of Arohanam and Avarohanam of the Ragas so as to satisfy the sound principles of harmony and continuity. Pancharatnas satisfy these scientific principles in an unparalleled manner. The Pancharatnas are composed in perfect sarvalaghu swaras.

  • The first pancharatna is Jagadanadakaraka, in the raga nATa. It is composed in the most lucid and poetic Sanskrit. It starts with praising Lord Rama who makes the entire world happy. Originally there were only six charanams for the song and when the disciples examined the song it contained ninety names of Lord Rama in mellifluous Sanskrit. The disciples requested Tyagaraja to slightly expand the song by adding two charanas containing eighteen more names of Lord Rama. The saint acceded to the request of the disciples and that is the reason why the song Jagadanadakaraka contains two mudras containing the name of Tyagaraja while the other four songs contain only one mudra each. Thus Jagadanandakaraka is a diamond garland for the Lord consisting of His 108 choicest names. The rhythmic variations of Jagadanandakaraka are amazing.
  • The next is Duduku gala in the raga gowlai set to adi talam. In this song Tyagaraja takes the blame upon himself for all the misdeeds of men and ruminates as to who would come and save him from this deplorable situation.
  • The third is Sadhinchene in the raga Arabhi set to adi talam. In this song Tyagaraja lovingly cricises Lord Krishna for his cleverness in getting what he wants to be done. Sadhichene is a breathtaking lullaby.
  • The fourth song is in the raga varali set to adi talam. In this song Tyagaraja describes the infinite beauty of Lord Rama.
  • The fifth pancharatna is Endaro Mahanubhavulu. It is said that a great musician from Kerala, Shatkala Marar visited Tygaraja and performed before him. Tyagaraja was enchanted with his performance and then was born Endaro Mahanubhavulu, the unparallelled rhythmic beauty in Carnatic music.
  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Telugu Harvest Festival - Sankranti

Colourful Sankranti celebrations in Andhra

Hyderabad, Jan 15 : Sankranti, the Telugu harvest festival, was Sunday celebrated with gaiety and traditional fervour across Andhra Pradesh with rangoli, kite-flying, decoration of bulls, cock fight, bull fight and other rural sports.

Towns and villages wore a festive atmosphere with colourful kites dotting the skies and people participating in various competitions organised to mark one of the major festivals of the Telugus.

The day began with womenfolk putting colourful 'muggu' or 'rangoli' in front of their houses with cow dung and flowers. The houses were decorated with marigold flowers and mango leaves.

Sunday was the second day of three-day celebrations, which began with Bhogi Saturday. People lit bonfires on the streets with agricultural and household waste to mark Bhogi.

'Haridasus' and 'Basvannas', the uniquely attired alm-seekers with ornately decorated oxen, made rounds of villages to seek alms.

The farmers also decorated bullocks and worshipped them for their contribution to the harvest.

People of Telangana, coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions are celebrating the festival in line with their unique cultural traditions.

Popular Hindi and Telugu chartbusters blared from the speakers as people in Hyderabad joined the festivities. In almost every neighbourhood, youngsters, irrespective of their religion and caste, were flying kites on rooftops amid the playing of songs.

Thousands of colourful kites decorated the blue skies as kids and youths competed with each other in kite-flying. The lanes were abuzz with commotion as children ran to loot the kites cut by the competitors.

Kite traders made a fast buck as flyers thronged the shops to buy the kites and 'manja' (a thread of crushed glass), ignoring the appeals by bird lovers not to use 'manja' which injures a large number of birds every year.

Electricity authorities issued an advisory to kite-flyers to prevent electrocution.

A few vehicles plyed on the otherwise busy streets of Hyderabad as thousands of families left for their home towns in coastal Andhra and Raylaseema for the celebrations.

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is operating over 3,000 special buses and railways running 22 special trains between Hyderabad and other destinations in the state to clear the huge holiday rush.

There was a different kind of excitement in the countryside with traditional cock fights in parts of coastal Andhra. There were also sheep and bull fights watched by thousands of people.

The womenfolk prepared 'chakkara pongal' or rice kheer, a special dish made of rice from fresh crop, jaggery and milk. The boiling of rice symbolises the abundance. (IANS)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sankranti Release "Businessman" @13/14/15-1-2012

Prince “Mahesh Babu” New Telugu Movie "BUSINESSMAN" Grand Releasing in KL, Malaysia @ this weekend - 13th Jan 2012 (Friday).

Starring: Prince "Mahesh Babu", Kajal, Prakash Raj

Directed by: Puri Jagan (Pokiri fame)

Music: S.S. Thaman (Dookudu fame)

Screening Theater: Federal Cinema, Chowkit, Kuala Lumpur

Show Timings:

13th Jan 2011 (Friday): 9:15 PM (Premier Show)

14th Jan 2011 (Satday): 3:15 PM, 6:15 PM & 9:15 PM

15th Jan 2011 (Sunday): 3:15 PM & 6:15 PM

First time in Malaysia Telugu Movie - Prince Mahesh "Businessman" is Releasing with “English Subtitles”

Please book your tickets now:
Sai: 016 2857621 / 016 9487621, Srinivas: 016 3528295, Naresh: 010 5305840,

Seenu: 010 2074175, Bhanu: 012 6316566, Subbarao: 014 9652430, Hari: 012 9117461

Please share “BUSINESSMAN" movie information to all your friends & movie lovers.

Your presence to support this Big New Telugu Movie is highly appreciated, Mahesh 'Businessman will guarantees you the "action, comedy and romantic" packed entertainment.

Thanks & Rgds,


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sankranti Subakanchalu 2012

Sankranti Subakanchalu

May this year 2012, Sankranti bring happiness & United Telugus around the world with the blessings of our Lord Venkateswara Telugu God (located in the Lands of Telugus) as 1 Telugu State

On this day Sankranti, is celebrated by boiling rice with fresh milk and jaggery in new pots, which are topped with brown sugar, cashew nuts and raisins early in the morning and allowing it to boil over the vessel. The new boiled rice is offered to the sun god, a gesture which symbolises thanks to the sun and nature for providing prosperity. It is later served to the people present at my shop for the ceremony.

Followed by praying to Lord Venkateswara by offering them sweets and specially selected mixed vegetables and vegetarian food.

The Telugus also worship and remembrance of departed ancestors by offerings clothes and their favorite vegetarian food to them (their photos or conduct prayers at sea sides). Telugu sweets such as Ariselu, Boorelu, Gaarelu, Bobbatlu, Pallu java and Sinipakulu also prepared.
Travel is considered to be inappropriate, as these days are dedicated for re-union of the families. There is belief that ancestors may visit us on this day.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sankranti Muggulu

‘Muggulu’ competition as part of Sankranti festivities in Kurnool on Sunday

Thursday, January 5, 2012

my Blog for Year 2012 starts with Telugu movie in Malaysia

Tollywood King " NAGARJUNA "s Super Hit Movie " RAJANNA" Releasing in Malaysia on 6th (Friday ) Jan 2012.
Starring : King "Nagarjuna", Sneha, Shwetha Menon, Nassar, Baby Eney
Directed by : Vijayendra Prasad & S.S.Rajamouli ( Action Sequences )

Music : M.M.Keeravani ( Magadheera Fame )

Produced by : Nagarjuna Akkineni ( Annapurna Studios )
Screening Theater : Federal Cinema, Chowkit.
Show Timings :-
6th ( Friday ) :- 9:30pm ( premier show )
7th ( Saturday ) :- 3:00pm, 6:00pm & 9:00pm
8th ( Sunday ) :- 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Sirish Reddy & Friends Proudly announces that the " RAJANNA " movie is first telugu movie screning in Kuala Lumpur in the year of 2012.

For Bookings / Enquiries :-
Sirish Reddy :-010-2599745,
Anand :-017-8807064,
Veerendra :- 010-2791954,
Phani Kumar :-016-3501424,
Kishore :- 016-9691913,
Please share " RAJANNA " movie information to all your friends & telugu movie lovers.
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Thanks & Regards,
Sirish Reddy & Friends,
Telugu Cinema@ Malaysi