Sri Gurave Namaḥ

Sri Gurave Namaḥ

An ode to the Supreme Guru-s, “Śrī Gurave Namaḥ” is a musical presentation on the significance of the Guru in the Indian tradition. Correlating references in Carnatic music compositions with abstract concepts in the ancient scriptures, Vidushi Smt. Gayathri Girish explores the different facets of Lord Dakṣiṇāmūrti and Jagadguru Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya.

Violin: Vid. B Ananthakrishnan
Mridangam: Vid. Poongulam Subramanian


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Part 1

What does the word “Guru” mean? Why does one need a Guru? With references from the Upanişad-s, the relevance of the Guru-śiṣya Paramparā has been explained. Smt. Gayathri begins the presentation with the popular Gaṇeśa Pañcaratnam, penned by Jagadguru Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya.

Part 2

In this section, Smt. Gayathri explores in detail the significance of Lord Dakṣiṇāmūrti – in terms of His forms, iconography, and descriptions in kṛti-s and śloka-s. Do not miss the special “spectator-view” section, with a three-dimensional environment tailor-made for this presentation!

Part 3

Do you know that some texts consider Jagadguru Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya as an incarnation of Lord Dakṣiṇāmūrti? This section is about Śrī Ādi Śaṅkara Bhagavadpāda, the doyen of Advaita philosophy. Exploring His divine contributions to the realm of knowledge, Smt. Gayathri renders beautiful kṛti-s of different composers, which speak of His glory.

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