“There is no music in the world it’s only the sound which is omnipresent” says Sri Swaraveenapani during a ‘Swaranidhi’ lecture –demonstration of the 72 Melakartha ragas, organized under the Campus Concert Series on October 16th, 2015 at C V Raman Auditorium, University of Hyderabad.
“72 Melakartha ragas are lifeblood of Carnatic music. As Janaka ragas, Melakartha ragas gave birth to thousands of Janya ragas” said Sri Swaraveenapani.
Sri Swaraveenapani is well known music director and expert in 72 Melakartha ragas. He has composed ‘Swaraidhi’ which is a composition of 6 ½ minutes. He was introduced to the world by Sri Sri Sri Viswayogi Viswamji maharaj. He started his journey with ‘Viswageetamala’, being his first album recorded in Tenali.
He said that director Tanikella Bharani, noted dialogue writer and actor changed his name from Ramana murthy to Swaraveenapani and introduced him to the director Siva Nageswara Rao and then began his career for the film ‘Pattukondi Choodhdhaam’.
‘Swarakamakshi’ and ‘Kanakangi ragam’ were highlights of the concert and audiences were magnetized by his demonstration. Finishing his demonstration he said that most people are awarded with Ph.D.’s though their knowledge of 72 Melakartha ragas are poor.
Tanikella Bharani said “Sri Swaraveenapani has his own unique appearance in 72 Melakartha ragas”. He said that he was fond of music but he failed to be an expert in any musical instrument. “Even though I maintained a good habit to listen the music” he said.
University vice-chancellor Professor Appa Rao said that it’s a great privilege to hear different kinds of music and thanked the faculty members and students for attending the session.
A token of appreciation and shawl were presented to both Sri Swaraveenapani and Tanikella Bharani.
-Sandeep Manohar, Department of Communication