The immortal love of Radha and Krishna was captured in a lyrical masterpiece by a mystic poet from eastern India – Jayadeva. The work known as Geet Govind is a parable for the human soul’s wanderings before returning eventually to its true love (God) and is presented in the form of verses called Ashtapathis or 8 steps/lines. Here is a beautiful ashtapathi from the Geet Govind that describes the playful banter between Krishna and the gopis of Brindavan. The recording is from my concert for All India Radio Bangalore in June 2017.
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Mysore Subramanya reviewed my Feb 27, 2011 concert in the Deccan Herald.
Chitra Srikrishna is a seasoned vocalist with two decades of concert experience behind her. Apart from winning prizes from prestigious institutions like Music Academy and Gayana Samaja, she has performed in many Sabhas, both in and outside India.
Chitra performed a vocal concert on Friday for the Bangalore Lalitha Kala Parishat. She opened the concert with the ‘Sri Mahaganapathim’ of Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and followed it up with ‘Pranamamyaham’. Purandara Dasa’s popular devaranama “Nambi Kettavarillavo” was elaborately rendered with nerval (Garuda Gamana Shree). The ‘Ramanama Bhajisidavage’ of Gopaladasaru, is a good addition to the concert repertoire. Another composition of Tyagaraja ‘Kaligeyunte’ received appealing airing.
A number of devotional like – Kande Na, Karedare barabarade (Kamalesha Vittala), Saaridano (Vadirajaru), Athalithala hogadanthe (Basavanna) – were also delightful. Senior instrumentalists – Lalgudi Rajalakshmi and B K Chandramouli gave good support on violin and mridanga.
The original review appeared here.
The Kannika Parameshwari temple on 8th cross is one of the oldest temples in the city. It is a landmark in the Malleswaram region of Bangalore. My accompanists for the temple concert were MS Govindaswamy(violin) and C.Cheluvaraju (mridangam).
Here is the song list for the concert –
1. Vandi suvudhadhi – Nattai – Kanda Chapu – Purandaradasa
2. Shambho mahadeva – Pantuvarali – Rupakam – Tyagaraja – N/S
3. Himagiri tanaye – Shudha Dhanyasi – Adi – Muthiah Bhagavathar – R
4. Ranjani malai – Ranjani/Sriranjani/Megha ranjani/Janaranjani – Adi – Tanjavur Shankara Iyer
5. Ekambresa nayaki – Shanmukhapriya – Adi – Dikshithar – RNS
6. Vachana (enna vaama kshema) – Marva – Eka – Basavanna
7. Kaliyuga varadhan – Brindavana Saranga – Adi – Periyasami Tooran
8. Devaki kanda mukunda – Madhuvanti – Adi – Purandara dasa
9. Sloka – Ragamalalika
10. Tillana – Poornachandrika – Adi – Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar