Purandara Dasa wrote a pada saying “vAsudEvana nAmAvaLiya klptiyanu”. In that composition, he says he has chanted Vasudeva’s name in several ways- in suLadis, padas and other composition which came to a grand total of 479000 compositions. But this is a different kind of Vasudeva Smarana🙂 altogether.
May 28th is Mysore Vasudevacharya’s birthday (May 28th, 1865 AD- May 21, 1961 AD). Vasudevacharya is one of the most important composers from Karnataka. If I remember correctly, the first kriti I learnt formally was praNamAmyaham Sri gourI sutam of Mysore Vasudevacharya.
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You can listen to last Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Jayachamarajendra Odeyaru – Speaking about Vasudevacharya during the centenary celebration of the composer:
On this day, I thought of listing, and giving links for some of my favourite renditions of compositions of Sri Vasudevacharya. Thanks to Sangeethapriya for all the links!
Happy listening. And, if you know Kannada, you might like to read this article on my kannaDa blog too.