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Vijay Siva’s Vocal Concert in Margazhi Maha Utsavam, Jaya TV, 2013

Updated on August 25, 2017
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Radhika is a Carnatic music singer who is pursuing her studies in music. She enjoys other classical forms of art as well.

Vijay Siva performing vocal concert in Margazhi Maha Utsavam, 2013
Vijay Siva performing vocal concert in Margazhi Maha Utsavam, 2013 | Source
Thyagaraja Swamigal
Thyagaraja Swamigal | Source

Vijay Siva, the poise Carnatic singer, vocalized a scintillating concert in the Margazhi Maha Utsavam of Jaya TV, 2013. The theme ‘Mahanubhavar’ threw light on the several great people in various bailiwicks. The songs rendered were the compositions of several other great people on them. The concert started with the song ‘Sadguru Swamiki’ in the raga Reethigowla by Sri Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar on the great composer of Carnatic Music Sri Thyagaraja Swamigal. The composition as well as the melodious singing was a wonderful tribute to the great proponent, Sri Thyagaraja.

When Sri Vijay Siva was asked about how one can become a ‘Mahan’ in life, his reply was related to the spiritual life. He stated that those who can control all the five senses only can see Supreme God in their minds. Sri Thyagaraja had composed the song ‘Endaro Mahanubhavulu’ in Sriraga intending this fact.

Songs sequence

His second song in the concert was ‘Arunachalapate’ in Thodi raga by Sri ShriramKumar on Sri Ramana Maharshi. ‘Sri Shankaracharyam’ song by Sri Bharathitheertha Swamigal on the great consolidator of the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta, Sri Adi Sankaracharya was truly a passion evoking piece in the raga Kamboji.

Gadadhara song in Kanada raga added the greatness of Sri RamaKrishna Paramahamsa to the concert. There was a lengthy rendition on the great Sri Nammazhvar composed by Sri Madhura Kavi Aazhvar. The pointer in the list of the great people then stood in the grandfather of Carnatic Music, Sri Purandaradasa. ‘Dasarendare’ by Vyasaraya Swamigalu was a soothing reminiscence of him. Then came the tribute to the Father of our Nation, Sri Mahathma Gandhi tuned in Sindhubhairavi raga. It was ‘Shanta Ahimsa Moorthy’ by Sri Mayooram Viswanatha Shastri.

Sri Vijay Siva’s discourse on various types of Karma was enlightenment for the audience. He ended the concert with the eternal song ‘Endaro Mahanubhavulu’ that reflected light on the greatest of the great, the Supreme God who lives in our minds. Let’s remember the great people of India who had left their lotus feet in different fields in the special occasion of Margazhi Maha Utsavam through this graceful concert.

Supreme God Vishnu
Supreme God Vishnu | Source

Who are great(Mahan) people?

Those who can control all the five senses can see Supreme God in their minds. They are the real great people in this universe.

The song 'Endaro Mahanubhavulu' is a reminder of this fact.

A short note on Vijay Siva

Sri Vijay Siva first learned Carnatic music from his mother Akhila Siva and had a rare inborn talent of identifying ragas at the age of four itself. He became the disciple of Sri D.K.Jayaraman and Smt.D.K.Pattammal, later. Not only in all major Sabhas of India, but also in US, Singapore and Canada, he has performed his concerts to the fuller satisfaction of the audience. Sri vijay Siva has acquired several acclaims both in music and mridangam in which Thevaram, Thiruvachakam and Thiruppugazh are his masterpieces.

Vijay Siva's concert in Margazhi Maha Utsavam, Jaya TV, 2013

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      Radhika Sreekanth 3 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks Ruby for such a pleasing comment. Classical music beat is always soothing to the ear and if you can understand the words, you may experience spiritual pleasure.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      There's something about this music that is mesmerizing, I'm tapping my toes as I type, of course I don't understand a word, but I like the beat. Thank you for sharing...