Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shri Ramachandra Kripalu - Unplugged(revisiting an old post)

Shri Ramachandra Kripalu - Unplugged by Jaya Vidyasagar

 Revisiting an old post with an unplugged version

"Sri Ramachandra Kripalu" is a soul-stirring bhajan written in the "Ramacharitamanas" by the Hindi saint-poet Goswami Tulsidas in the sixteenth century . Goswami Tulsidas was one of the greatest saint-poets in the Bhakti tradition of medieval India. The song is written in Awadhi, a language that is considered as a bridge between Sanskrit and Hindi. It also has traces of the Khadiboli dialect of his time. It appears in the "Sundara Kandam" of the Ramayana, when Hanuman finds the daughter of King Janaka. The bhajan evokes a richly decorated, fully-limbed, handsome physical image of Lord Rama. However, the symbolism in the bhajan is purely to create a focus on Lord Rama. It is one of the most popular bhajans in India and is considered to be a classic. 
Based on Raag Yaman,  this is an unplugged version with just a tanpura for accompaniment.