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Krishnashtakam

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A few years ago, my mami introduced me to a set of CD’s titled “Sacred Chants”. The CD’s are comprised of simple bhajans & shlokas, rendered by a group of woman singing in beautiful harmony, accompanied by modern instruments. The music really takes you to a different place. This song, titled Krishnashtakam is a shloka about Krishna. My rendition doesn’t have instruments, though I did use a second layer to add in some harmony. I had actually recorded this over two years ago, using my old lenovo laptop & mike, back when I was in University. It was a very nice discovery :)

Krishnashtakam Lyrics

Vasu deva sutham devam
Kamsaanura mardhanam
Devaki paramaa nandham
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Adhasi pushpa sangaasam
Haara noopura shobitham
Rathna kangana keyuram
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Kudilaalaka samyuktham
Poorna chandra nibhananam
Vilasath kundala tharam-devam
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Hare krishna hare krishna
Krishna krishna hare hare(2)

Mandhara kandham samyuktham
Chaaru haasam chaturbujam
Parhi pinjaava sudangam
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Uthpulla padma bathraksham
Neela jimutha sannibham
Yaadha vaanam shirorathnam
Krishnam vandhe jadathgurum

Rukmani keli samyuktham
Vinaabha dhushobitham
Avaaptha thulasi thannam
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Hare krishna hare krishna
Krishna krishna hare hare(2)

Gopikaanaam kusath vandha
kunkumangitha vakshasam
Sriniketham mahesvasam
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Srivathsangam mahoraskam
Vanamaala virajitham
Sangu chakra tharam devam
Krishnam vandhe jagathgurum

Hare krishna hare krishna
Krishna krishna hare hare(2)

Chaliye – Radha & Krishna Dance – With Bhavajan Kumar

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It was a blessing and honour to dance with Bhavajan Kumar at the “Radha Kalyanam” event at our local temple.

In this song, titled Chaliye, Radha & Krishna suggest going to the gardens by the Jamuna river. When Radha hears the birds chirping, she thinks “What are they saying”? Krishna confirms that even the birds are speaking of their love.

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Radha Krishna Dance – Canadian Radha Kalyanam_- Bhavajan & Srinithi

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A recipient of the Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai Endowment Award from the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Bhavajan is a Canadian born male dancer who has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 15 years, and now resides in Chennai.

We only had about 30 interrupted minutes to choreograph & practice before performing, which made the experience fun, and a little stressful!

Two Years of Sri’s Arts!

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Two years ago, when I thought about using a blog to organize my artwork, I was not met with too much enthusiasm. On the contrary, I kept the blog to myself for about a month until I could show my closest friends what I had in mind. Though I still got a lot of skepticism, I really liked the idea of organizing my art work, and documenting the thought behind why I did what I did.

The two years since then have been phenomenal! Slowly adding to my collection, my views slowly increased, and soon the same people who were skeptical were asking me when I would be posting next. It also gave me a great outlet to share my work with my family and friends around the world! The final month before the “two year anniversary”, April 2012, was the busiest month yet! We had over 2000 views in April alone, and a LOT of activity in the final days, when I posted my latest Oil Painting & Design Project. In November of 2011, I registered my domain: srisarts.com, and created my own ‘logo’, really marking my ‘domain’ on the web.

Interesting Stats:

Here are my three top posts (by views), and top search keywords over the past 2 years.

My Top Posts: Peacock & Mango, Radha & Krishna, Krishna, Radha & Gopis

My Top Search Keywords: Peacock Drawing, Wish Flower, Radha Krishna

My Top Countries: India, USA, Canada (Almost a tie!), UK, and Malaysia

And counting.. :)

I have a lot of Artsy goals that I would like to accomplish in the next couple of years. These goals include Graphic Design pursuits, singing plans, as well as developing my Fine Arts skills.  I hope I continue to keep your interest as I embark this artistic journey. I thank all of you for the support I have gotten so far, without which I wouldn’t have had the enthusiasm and drive I have today. :)

Krishna, Radha and Gopi’s

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I drew this picture of Krishna and Radha with several Gopi’s using a regular graphite pencil on card paper. I drew it for an uncle who has taught me a lot about Hinduism, and even got involved with the Hindu Student Association at my University.

There are two versions. The first one is scanned the enlargement is very grainy, however the colours are correct. The second is taken with my digital camera so you can see the details better, however the colour is off.