8 April in History

Popularly known as Shivaputra Siddharamayya Komkalimath, Kumar Gandharva was a Hindustani classical singer and globally recognised for his unique vocal style. Born on 8 April 1924, he refused to be bound by the tradition of any gharana and hence was bestowed upon the title Kumar Gandharva when he was a child prodigy. The term “Gandharva” refers to a… Read More →

Sujalaam, suphalaam, malayaja shiitalaam,

Shasya-shyamalaam, maataram


Phulla-kusumita drumadala-shobhiniim,

Suhasiniim sumadhura-bhashiniim,

Sukhadaam varadaam, maataram

(I bow to thee, Mother,

richly-watered, richly-fruited,

cool with the winds of the south,

dark with the crops of the harvests,

the Mother!)

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