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Magic In Tunes: 03/28/2015 – Happy Sriramanavami

Sriramanavami is a festival in India celebrating the birth of Lord Rama (More here). It falls on the 9th day after Ugadi (the new year) commences. There have been several movies made on the epic Ramayanam (Story of Rama or Rama’s Journey). Of all these my favorite (and my mother’s all-time favorite) is the 1963 hit Telugu Mythological film Lava Kusha. Music was composed by Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao. The movie depicts Uttara Khanda (later part of Ramayana) revolving around the circumstances that lead Rama to leave Sita in the forest. Birth of Lava and Khusha – their sons and their lives. I picked this movie cause it gives an isnight into the life of Rama thru the eyes of his kids.

First up, “Vinudu Vinudu Ramayana Gaatha Vinudee Mansasara” Sung by P. Susheela and P. Leela. Lyrics were penned by Samudrala Raghavacharya


Here are some more songs that depict Ramayanam or Sriramanavami in them
“Antha Rama Mayam Ee Jagamantha Ramamayam” From the 2006 hit Telugu devotional biographical movie Sri Ramadasu. Music composed by M. M. Keeravani, Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Lyrics penned by Ramadasu himself. This was a Ramadasu Keerthana used in the movie.



“Rama Kanavemi Ra” from the 1986 hit Telugu film Swati Mutyam ( = A White Pearl) Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and S. P. Sailaja. Music was composed by Ilayaraja and Lyrics penned by Atreya. Thes song is a Harikatha, literally meaning “Stories of the Lord”. It’s a form of religious discourse where the singer explains a story from the religious books and epics with lyrical lines. This particular song describes the events surrounding the wedding of Sita and Rama.



And few more from the epic movie Lava Kusha. "Jagadabhi Ramudu Sriraamude" Sung by Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, P. Susheela, P. Leela and Mallik. Lyrics penned by Samudrala Raghavacharya.



"Ramakathanu Vinarayyaa Ihapara Sukhamulanosage" Sung by P. Susheela and P. Leela. Lyrics penned by Samudrala Raghavacharya.



"Sriraamuni Charitamunu Telipedamamma" Sung by P. Susheela and P. Leela. Lyrics penned by Samudrala Raghavacharya.

Tags: celebrations, events, festivals, magic in tunes, music, telugu
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