3 Mar A five-day festival held recently brought out the love, longing and lyricism in Jayadeva’s Gita Govindam. Sulekha Creative Blog – “Ashtapadis or Ashtapadi are Indian hymns where the music has eight lines (steps) within each composition. Each ashtapadi song is set . Ashtapadi Ashtapadis or Ashtapadi refers to the Sanskrit hymns of the Geetha Govinda, composed by Jayadeva in the 12th Century. The ashtapadis, which.

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Sudhama is to be born as Shankachuda, would be killed by Shiva and would return to Goloka. He who awaits the arrival of his devotees with eyes ashtapad open. In general, Lilas enchant every one. Even though Krishna deserts the cowherdesses after dancing the Raas Leela, he stays with Radha to admire and ornament her. The names given by Jayadeva to each of these sargas are also unique and meaningful.

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Since it is considered a Kavya, a work of poetry, it is divided into sargas or chapters, like other kavyas such as the Raghuvamsha. The poems describe the attraction between Radha and Krishna,their separation, their yearning and union with the assistance of Radha’s Sakhee confidante are very engrossing.

By the grace of the Lord, the jiva finds a good acharya, who guides him aright and leads him to union with the Lord. Poet Jayadeva’s magnum opus “Gita Govinda’ is one of the most popular compositions in Sanskrit language, describing the divine love of Radha and Krishna.


He gave the world deep, precious philosophical thoughts, through the eighteen puranas. Though these appear to be erotic in nature, they are replete with ideas from the Vedantas and so are sung even by renunciates. Thank you for your patience.

Myriad moods of Ashtapadi

Ashtapadis or Ashtapadi refers to the Sanskrit hymns of the Geetha Govindacomposed by Jayadeva in the 12th Century. He who revealed his beauteous form to Madhu and Kaitabha.

It is believed that Sri Chaitanya Maha Prabhu also visited him. In the absence of direct textual evidence it remains impossible to know when and in what circumstance the Radha-Krishna pair originated. It is lyrical poetry divided into ‘Prabandhas’ which contain couplets grouped into eights called ‘Ashtapadis’.

The Ashtapadi or the Gitagovindam SRI KAMAKOTI PRADIPAM

He who punished Madhu, the asura who was enslaved by Moha. You may also report the error. Gita Govinda overflows with ‘Madhura Bhakti’ known as one of the nine forms of devotion to God. Srinivasa Iyer, the doyen of South Indian Carnatic music, “Ashtapadi is sung daily in many of the temples of Kerala, as the pious Hindu considers it a devotional song of the highest order.

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Today, the ashtapadis are sung in a variety of tunes and ashfapadi list below is just a sample of some of the raga scales used.

Parashakti, the Supreme Energy, is of the form of air which is favourable to convey sound or music. Since it is a song gita about Govinda, it is called the Gitagovinda.

It is replete with elements conducive to bhakti rasa—music and dance. The Prabandhas contain couplets grouped into eights, called ashtapadis. The Supreme Being, the Paramatma, is of the form of music. Home Talk Property Beat. It concentrates on Krishna’s ashtpaadi with the cowherdess Radha, in a rite of spring. On a similar scale, Sri Thyagaraja Swamigal composed 24, keerthanas.

He who gives joy to the mother who tied him to a mortar. This page was last edited on 21 Septemberat This Nayaka-Nayaki Bhava is akin to the relationship between the Jiva and Ishwara, in aspects such as the experience of union and devotion.

The art of dance is a mingling of music with the ambient air.