Monday, March 20, 2017

Venkatesha Suprabhatam of M.S. Subbulakshmi

Sunrise Image credit: By
Matthias Bachmann CC-BY via flickr

‘Kousalya supraja rama purva……’
Suprabhatam (the auspicious dawn) is a set of hymns to awake Gods in Sanskrit. The ritual of waking up Gods using verses originates from Tamil Bhakti literature. A melodious rendition of Venkatesha Suprabhatam by the popular Carnatic singer M.S.Subbulakshmi is played daily in Tirupati to awake Sri Venkatesha.
Though there are plenty of morning chants of several artists prevail, temples and religious homes seek the sonorous voice of this nightingale. She has chanted the verses (Shlokas) with extreme devotion and dedication that is evident throughout.
The different kinds of rhythmic changes in the recital really lights up the morning. Most of the South Indians wake up hearing this divine chant to get a good day of no worries. 

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