Thursday, June 28, 2012

Teertha Vittala Kshetra Vittala!

Sri Vittala Panduranga & Sri Rukmini Devi ~ Pandharpur

Marathi Abhang Rendered By ~ Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Theertha Vittala, Kshethra Vittala

Deva Vittala Deva Pooja Vittala

Maatha Vittala Pitha Vittala

Bandhu Vittala Gothra Vittala

Guru Vittala Guru Devatha Vittala

Nidhana Vittala Niranthara Vittala

Naamaamane Maajhe Vittala Saampadalaa

Manoni Kalikaala Bhaara Naahi..

~ Sant Namdev (1270 ~ 1350)


  1. red earth and pouring rain.June 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    what a amazing voice.

    Don't make us guilty that we haven't got such one in Carnatic.

  2. Come on! The voices of yester year's stalwarts in Carnatic like DK Jayaraman, Maharajapuram Santhanam are amazingly rich too. No doubt Bhimsen Joshi leaves a reverberating image in our minds with his soulful rendition of the ever beautiful Theertha Vittala, but that cannot make anyone feel Carnatic to be found wanting , I say!

    Even the photo of the Gods seem to suggest that They too are listening to the the wondrous Abhang in rapt attention with their hands on their hips!
    Beautiful posting!