At 1700 Hrs the students of Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College presented a Musical programme entitled Sai Samarpan, at Sai Kulwanth hall this evening at Prasanthi Nilayam. The entire Programme was dedicated to SWAMY in which, only North Indian Hindustani Styles were presented.
The songs included: Dhamar, Khayal, Sufi song, Saint Kabir Jis Doha, Quwali & finally a Fast Bandish in Raag Jog followed by a Traditional Abhang 0f Vithala
1) Ganesh Stuti:- SHRAVAN SUNDARA NAAM GANAPATI, GYAAN NAATH GAJANANA.
This was beautifully written & composed by The Music College Prof. Nishikant, in a soft touching Raaga Sudha Saranga, accompanied by the Royal Pakhawaj & Taalam.
2) In the second number DHAMAR, the very old tradition of Hindustani Temple style singing with Pakhawaj was presented by Sri Praful Meher in Raag Chayanat set to Taal Dhamar.
3) Khayal was presented next by a promising student in Raag Bhimpalas set to Teentaal, in which the Gopa-Gopikas are pleading Lord Krishna to rescue them from the colors and water thrown on them in the festival of HOLI.
4) SUFI SONG:- BHAJAN KAB KARIHO, JANAM SIDHAREwritten by Saint Kabir ji was very beautifully composed and sung in Raag Charukeshi accompanied only by Duff n Taalam. A soothing and serene atmosphere was created by the Haunting tune and the words in the poetry stole the show.
5) KABIR DOHA / QUWALI:- MOKO KAHAN DHUNDE RE BANDE, MAI TO TERE PAAS HUN was presented in a very typical Quwali manner and the audience in the hall joined the song and the strong rhythm by clapping along.
6) BANDISH was presented in Raag Jog by the freshly joined teacher Sri Eshwar Ghorpade, accompanied by Prof Nishikant ji on his dynamic tabla style. This number was not only very difficult but very powerfully presented with the voice n rhythm Jugalbandi , but it also proved that even after a strong Quwali and Light songs ...pure Classical Music steals the show...if offered with pure Bhaav and Love for Bhagawan. It was finally followed by a Marathi ABHANGA "TIRTHA VITHHALA KSHETRA VITHHALA” which transported everyone in the hall to another dimension.
Bhajans continued and after the Divine Voice aired through the Public Address system, Mangala Arati marked the end of the proceedings at 1820 Hrs.