Best Divine Prayer : Madhurashtakam

Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram –

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Madhurashtakam : Stotra on Lord Krishna

by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D)

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।

हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam MadhuramNayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam MadhuramMadhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram||1||

Meaning:1.1: (O Krishna) Your Lips are Sweet and Charming, Your Face is Sweet and Charming,Your Eyes are Sweet and Charming and Your Laughter is Sweet and Charming,

1.2: (O Krishna) Your Heart is Sweet and Charming and Your Going is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet  and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् ।

चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥२॥

Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |

Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||

Meaning:2.1: (O Krishna) Your Speech is Sweet and Charming, Your Nature is Sweet and Charming, Your Garments are Sweet and Charming and Your Bent Posture is Sweet and Charming,

2.2: (O Krishna) Your Walking is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation of Confusion is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।

नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥३॥

Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||

Meaning:3.1: (O Krishna) Your Flute is Sweet and Charming, Your Flowers ( with Pollen ) are Sweet and Charming,Your Hands areSweet and Charming and Your Feet are Sweet and Charming,

3.2: (O Krishna) Your Dance is Sweet and Charming and Your Friendship is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् ।

रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥४॥

Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||

Meaning: 4.1: (O Krishna) Your Singing is Sweet and Charming, Your Drinking is Sweet and Charming,Your Eating is Sweet and Charming and Your Sleeping is Sweet and Charming,

4.2: (O Krishna) Your Form is Sweet and Charming and Your Mark on Forehead is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् ।

वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥५॥

Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||

Meaning: 5.1: (O Krishna) Your Acts are Sweet and Charming, Your Carrying Over is Sweet and Charming,Your Stealing is Sweet and Charming and Your Divine Love Play is Sweet and Charming,

5.2: (O Krishna) Your Exuberance is Sweet and Charming and Your Relaxation is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।

सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥६॥

Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||

Meaning: 6.1: (O Krishna) Your Humming is Sweet and Charming, Your Garland is Sweet and Charming,Your Yamuna is Sweet and Charming and Your Waves (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming,

6.2: (O Krishna) Your Water (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming and Your Lotus is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् ।

दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥७॥

Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||

Meaning:7.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopis (Cowherd Girls) are Sweet and Charming, Your Divine Play is Sweet and Charming, Your Togetherness is Sweet and Charming and Your Setting Free is Sweet and Charming,

7.2: (O Krishna) Your Glance is Sweet and Charming and Your Courtesy is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||

Meaning: 8.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopas (Cowherd Boys) are Sweet and Charming, Your Cows are Sweet and Charming, Your Staff is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation is Sweet and Charming,

8.2: (O Krishna) Your Breaking is Sweet and Charming and Your Making is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

The Madhurasthakam, composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna. Madhurashtakam was originally written in Sanskrit and is easily understood. Only one word, madhuram, is repeated seven times each in this ashtakam (poem with eight verses)!

Vallabha-acharya (1479-1531) A famous 16th century sage-philosopher of India and great devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born in Champaran near Raipur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Vallabha is regarded as an acharya and guru within the Vaishnava traditions of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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Music is THE BEST

Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
“Music is THE BEST.” 

Frank Vincent Zappa

 (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993)

 An  American composer,

singer-songwriter,

electric guitarist,

recording engineer,

record producer

and

film director. 

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(c) ram H singhal

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Sunrise

What is the name
of the deep breath I would take
over and over
for all of us?

Call it

whatever you want, it is
happiness,

it is another one
of the ways to enter
fire.

from the poem

Sunrise

By Mary Oliver
(1935 – )

Image and poem text credits : http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/index.html

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(c) ram H singhal

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Nat “King” Cole

Nat “King” Cole (1919-1965) or Nathaniel Adams Cole was a superb Jazz Pianist, though he built his fame as a pop vocalist whose velvety pipes were caressingly smooth on the ear.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Cole pioneered a jazz trio format in the 40s, then scored some R&B hits before morphing into a slick pop balladeer in the 50s and beyond. In his heart, though, he was a committed, dyed-in-the-wool, jazz man and was a crucial figure in the early success of Capitol Records

The Grammy Museum is celebrating the life and career of legendary singer and pianist with a new exhibit Entitled “This Is Nat King Cole,” opened on March 17, 2020 what would have been Cole’s 101st birthday.

I’m a musician at heart. I know I’m not really a singer. I couldn’t compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.

Nat “King” Cole

I’m an interpreter of stories. When I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories. Nat “King” Cole

Although it’s been said many times, many ways…Merry Christmas to you! Nat King Cole

If you smile through your fear and sorrow, smile and maybe tomorrow you’ll see the sun come shining through for you. Nat King Cole

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(c) ram H singhal

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who is regarded as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century.

His albums have sold over 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in New Jersey to Italian immigrants.

He received 11 Grammy Awards and was also included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

As one of the greatest entertainers in American history, Sinatra clearly tapped into his Everyday Power to reach his full potential.

On May 14, 1998, Sinatra died of a heart attack in L.A.

People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it. – Frank Sinatra

During his climb to fame, Sinatra decided to try out acting in Hollywood. He made his film debut in 1941 in "Las Vegas Nights" where he sang a few songs. In 1945, Sinatra had his first big break with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the musical "Anchors Aweigh" opposite Gene Kelly. Garnering a few award nominations, Sinatra was cast again with Kelly for the 1949 hit "On The Town," pictured here.

 I believe in you and me. I’m like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life–in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.” – Frank Sinatra

“A friend to me has no race, no class and belongs to no minority. My friendships were formed out of affection, mutual respect and a feeling of having something strong in common. These are eternal values that cannot be racially classified. This is the way I look at race.” – Francis Sinatra

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(c) ram H singhal

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 I believe in you and me. I’m like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life–in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.” – Frank Sinatra

Name of our Choice

“Music . . . can name the unnamable

and

communicate the unknowable.” 
― Leonard Bernstein

Music ….. is part and parcel of cosmic existence

and

with sensitive ear and soul we can appreciate

and

name this music as OM , ALLAH , GOD

or

Name of our Choice.

ram H singhal

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Purpose of Music

Saturday is my day of music .

As such all days are days of music only .

This picture saw on facebook some years back which reminded me the purpose of music and that is oneness with everything.

Music is a wave length and as oneness of Sound and Silence increases …. so is the transformation from Time dimension to Timeless Dimension .

and this brings ability to converse with first humans……

then with animals…. , 

then with trees….. , 

then with nature…. 

and then with every atom……. 

and finally with cosmic divine ……

we may refer as OM, ALLAH, GOD or name of our choice ,

Listen and love this beautiful Timeless afternoon Music by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande – Raga Bhimpalasi

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Pandita Shubhada Paradkar

Pandita Shubhada Paradkar is now quite well known to the music lovers throughout the country and abroad also yet by chance listened her yesterday only . It is absolutely soul touching , just 3 for your listening .

Music is an universal language , just cherish this wonderful music .

Her performances are full of lively interaction with the rhythm and also she makes excellent use of semi-classical varieties like Thumri, Bhajan.

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by ram H singhal