Saturday, April 18, 2009
Siva Panchakshari - Own Composition
After 2 months of bad time with Laryngitis, throat infection and what not, huh!, I am back. :-). Ya, it was a real bad time for me I can't believe that I have spent more than 3 weeks without singing a single line!!! Now I am undergoing Voice Therapy under Dr. Jayakumar, KIMS Trivandrum, I am regaining my voice and pace. I am slowly starting my singing again. I have tried Siva Panchakshari this time. Siva Panchakshari or Siva Panchakshara Sthothram is praising Lord Siva with 5 Slokas each starting with letters "Na", "Ma", "Si", "Va", and "Ya" respectively which put together become "Namasivaya" which is called Siva Panchaksharam (5 letters). I tried composing the Sthotram in 5 different Ragas - Hamsanandi, Darbar Kanada (based), Revathi, SindhuBhairavi and as usual ending with Madhyamavathi. Be it in concerts or in my practise sessions, I end it with Madhyamavathi Ragam, as it is believed that Madhyamavathi has the ability to wash off all the faults in the singing till then. So, that is an anticipatory bail ;-). I know some of the faults I have made, waiting to know more. :-). This can be considered as my second start.
I am dedicating this as an offering to Lord Maheshvara, who has made me take this effort!
Expecting all your prayers and encouragement! Gurubhyon Namah! Ohm Namah Sivaya!
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