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One of my favorite songs for #RamaNavami is Rama Kanavemira from the classic movie Swathimuthyam directed by K.Viswanath, composed by maestro Illayaraja, and lyrics by C.Narayana Reddy, with the Sita Swayamvaram backdrop.
Thread on song and it's meaning.
Illayaraja merges 3 different art forms- Harikatha, Chekka Bhajana and Kolatam in a brilliant manner, and the transition from one to another is so effortless. The song actually plays a very crucial role in the movie in fact.
The song first starts in Harikatha here.

Rama Kanavemira… Rama Kanavemiraa, AaAa
Sree RaghuRama Kanavemira… Rama Kanavemiraa

Why do you not see Rama, why do you not see Raghurama?

The yearning of Sita hoping Rama looks at her expressed so well.
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This is a true classic.
How much ruchi (taste) there is in Rama Nama!
Bhadrachala Ramadasa doesn't tell us. He tells Rama Himself.

Dr. BMK rendering the composition perhaps in the same way the author would have intended.

A quick translation #RamNavamiSpecial #RamaNavami
Rama Nama is sweeter than Madhurasa, yogurt or even ghee.

Ramadasa talks about the sweetest of grapes and sugarcane and says that Rama Nama is sweeter than them too.
In consecutive verses, Ramadasa mentions Periya Thiruvadi (big feet) and Siriya Thiruvadi (small feet).

The name of Pakshi Vaahana (Vishnu on Garuda) is so sweet that it resides in the petals of the heart-lotus of Hanuman.
[Garuda is Vishnu's mount while Hanuman carried Rama]
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With #ramanavami coming up tomorrow, a small Q thread on the festival and Ramayana. Like all my Q threads, this will be a mix of fun,information and nostalgia, so here goes.
1) Your childhood memories of Shri Ramanavami festival.
2) What was your first introduction to the Ramayana(books, TV series, movie)?
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On the eve of #ramanavami thread on one of the main Rama Temples down South, and one of the holiest Hindu sites,Bhadrachalam on the banks of the Godavari. A temple associated with Bhakta Ramadasu.
Shree Rama is an integral part of Telugu society and culture, contrary to what some "enlightened intellectuals" claim. Ramalayams are found in every village, small town,city of Andhra and Telangana. And Ramanavami is a major festival here.
We have had different versions of the Ramayana in Telugu, the more well known ones being Molla Ramayanam, Sri Ranganatha Ramayanam and Ramayanamu Kalpavrikshamu by Viswanatha Satyanarayan. Not to mention popular Telugu movies on Ramayana.
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With #RamaNavami coming up in a couple of days, thread on the Vontimitta Kodanda Rama temple in Andhra Pradesh, where the Sri Rama Navami Utsavam is held annually. One of the oldest Rama temples in Andhra Pradesh, known for it's architectural excellence.
Vontimitta lies in the Annamayya district( earlier Kadapa dt),the home of Tallapaka Annamacharya who composed all those wonderful keertanas on Shree Venkateswara, Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, who predicted the future and was known for his prophecies.
Kadapa is also home to Molla, born in a potter's community, who wrote the Ramayana in Telugu, C.P.Brown who compiled the first English-Telugu dictionary, Y.V.Reddy former director of RBI.
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தொலைக்காட்சியில் ஒளிபரப்பான ராமாயண தொடர்கள் அனைத்தும், ஓர் உண்மையை மறைத்து விட்டன.
#ராமநவமி #RamaNavami
பதிநான்கு ஆண்டுகள், களையாத, வெட்டப்படாத, சடையான ஜடாமுடி, சவரம் செய்யப்படாத தாடி-மீசையுடன் முகம், முரட்டுத்தனமான மரஉரி, பாதுகை அணியாத கல்லிலும், முள்ளிலும், திரிந்து விரிந்த பாதங்கள், இந்த கோலத்தில் இராமன்.
#ராமநவமி #RamaNavami
இராமனின் இந்த கோலத்தை மனதில் நிறுத்தி எண்ணி பார்க்க வேண்டும். இத்தகைய வெளிப்புறத் தோற்றம், எவருமே அழகென கருத இடமில்லை; இருந்தும், அனைவரும் இராமனை நேசித்தனர். இன்று, நம் இடையே, இந்த கோலத்தில் இராமன் இருந்தால், நாம் என்ன செய்வோம்?
#ராமநவமி #RamaNavami
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#Hindus in Leicester protest against the anti-Hindu violence started by Islamists. Protests were taken under police protection. Islamists tried to riot and disturb peace bcos police allowed the protest to pass through "Muslim areas". 1/6
Sounds familiar? 2/6
"Muslim-area" In Leicester 3/6

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Starting a thread of sketches/drawings that I have started as a hobby.

Gharapuri/Elephanta Sadāśiva. Image
Today's attempt from the Kailāśanātha temple at Kanchipuram.

Please guess what is represented here. Image
Dancing Martanda Bhairava (as identified by Prof. Nagaswamy) from Darasuram Airavateshwara temple. Image
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"I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you..."


(Art: Unknown)
"Storm is the dance of the locks of the God assenting to greatness..

Veiled in events he lives and working disguised in the mortal
Builds our strength by pain, and an empire is born out of ruins..”


(Art: Leslie Abraham)
"Yet all we dream and hope are memories treasured,
Are forecasts we misspell,
But of what life or scene he who has measured
The boundless heavens can tell.."


(Art: KaalChakra, Konark Sun temple)
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