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Today is Ganesha Chaturthi. On this occasion, I am posting  links to some of the  less-heard compositions Muttuswamy Dikshita on Ganesha.

First one is “Sri Ganeshaatparam” in raga Ardra dEshi, sung by G Ravikiran -A composition of Muttuswamy Deekshita. There is a soochita ragamudre in the charaNa, in the line “umA rudra darshita”

Next one is “Hasti Vadanaaya Namastubhyam” in rAga navarOj, played on the Veena by Kalpakam Swaminathan. The rAga mudre occurs in charaNa – “guruguha samAnavarOjasE mahasE”

The third composition is “Mahaganapate Palayaashumam” in Nata Narayani. The ragamudre occurs in the anupallavi line – mahA naTanArAyanI nandana pAlita dEva dEVakI nandana. The artist is Aravind Bhargav.

Now listen to “Gananaayakam Bhaje”, played on the mandolin by U Srinivas.. Although it was composed in the rAga Rudrapriya, it has morphed into another raga Poornashadja by some musical lineages.

The last composition is the magnificent “Panchamaatanga mukha ganapatinA” played on the Veena by R K Suryanarayana. This composition also has the raga indicated in the last line as “kali malaharNa kaENa”.


My first book “Hamsanada”, a collection of Samskrta subhashitas translated into Kannada  was released in Bengaluru on July 16th, 2011.’

You can buy a copy of the book at Aakruti Books, Bengaluru ( and some other bookstores in the city as well. If you want to buy the book online, please go to

If you are outside India and wish to buy a copy of the book,  please leave a comment here, or write an e-mail to hamsanandi at gmail dot com requesting a copy.


Why am I making this post? No good reason, except that I clicked some pictures in my (ever so ancient) cell phone while going to a dentist appointment.

Is there anything interesting about Fremont, CA? Well, it is one of bay area cities with a high percentage of people of Indian origin. Out of about 200,000 residents, approximately 20,000 are of Indian origin.

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Also, Fremont might be the one of the very few (if not the only one) cities in the USA where a Kannada speaking person is an elected member of the city council!


95th Monthly Concert Invitation

Under the series of “Udyana Nada Sindhura” the academy has organized a grand concert and invites all the music lovers to attend the event.

Vid. Tejasvi Raghunath - Flute

Vid. Redappa - Violin

Vid. Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma - Mrudangam

Vid. B J Kiran Kumar - Khanjeera

Date & Time: 01.11.2009 (Sunday) from 5. 30 PM to 8.00 PM


1 Phase, 2nd Main Road, Girinagar,Bangalore – 560 085

(Nearest landmark Sita Circle Indian Oil Petrol Bunk)



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Ramaprasad K V

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