Balakrishna Sastrigal - Harikatha - Sathguru Thiagaraja Charithram [MP3]
Harikatha Sathguru Thiagaraja Charithram By Brahmasri T. S. Balakrishna Sastrigal - Live Performance in USA- Soul stirring rendering of Thiagaraja Kritis with Shri T S Valleesan ** Kritis of Sathguru Thiagaraja were not merely his compositions but his soulful interactions with Lord Rama at various stages of his life. Brahmasri T S Balakrishna Sastrigal for whom the Saint composer and his kritis were closest to heart, narrates his life, vividly unfurling the real situations in which each of these Kriti gems were carved. In this live performance before an august gathering several decades ago Brahmasri TSB in tune with his younger brother Shri T S Valleesan transfixes the spirits of listeners to a fresh energy level. ** On Brahmasri T. S. Balakrishna Sastrigal (1919-2003): Born in Thiruvidaimaruthur, near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, he began performing at the age of 23 and held sway over Harikatha Kalakshebam for over 6 decades. A former senior executive of State Bank of India, his very name was synonymous with this traditional art of story-telling. With an amazing and unmatched command over the Vedas, Puranas, Sastras, classical music and a score of languages, he held the audience spell-bound with his flair, fervour, felicity of expression and a resonant voice. Among the countless titles and honors that were conferred on him, the title "Harikatha Rathnakara" bestowed on him by both the Paramachariyals of Kamakoti and Sringeri peetams simultaneously at Asthika Samaj, Chennai in th...
Balakrishna Sastrigal - Harikatha - Sathguru Thiagaraja Charithram