Compositions of Sri H. Yoganarasimham – Gita Kusumanjali

Welcome to the world of chaste Karnatak music of the modern composer Sri H. Yoganarasimham!

Yoganarasimham (1897-1971) is a composer of rare merit in whom musical excellence and lyrical beauty find a happy union, as do classicism and modernity.

A close shishya of the great composer Sri Vasudevacharya of Mysore, Yoganarasimham was a composer and an exponent of Karnatak music, scholar in Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu and English.

This website – Devagitam – is dedicated to preserving and propagating his compositions. It offers a total approach to the musical world of Yoganarasimham; it is like a modern equivalent of a dedicated internship with a guru, getting to know him and his music as inseparable parts of a whole. To this end, the website is developed with the following features:

  • It provides access to all his compositions in one place.
  • Compositions are presented in the original form he had used in his published work Gita-Kusumanjali, with text and notation in Kannada and Devanagari scripts.
  • In order to enhance the accessibility, the text and notation are also given in English.
  • This web site has some of his compositions made available to the user  in readily downloadable audio form and is supported by a set of two audio CDs for the rest. All compositions have been rendered in their original form by the composer’s daughter Smt. Neeraja Achuta Rao and granddaughter Dr. M.A. Jyothi.
  • The meanings of the Sanskrit compositions are given in English in order to help the user
  • Several important notes given by the composer himself in Kannada are retained in their original form and are also translated into English.
  • His other contributions to Karnatak music, such as compilation of compositions of Veena Seshanna and Mysore Sadashiva Rao
  • A picture gallery and a pen-portrait of the composer bring him home to the user.

Yoganarasimham used the ankita Deva in his compositions. The name of the website is based on the word devagitam that occurs in one of his songs.

  1. bhaja rē mānasa (svarajati)
          
    rāga : māyāmāḷavagauḷa  |  tāḷa : caturasra rūpaka  
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  2. sundara dēva (tānavarṇa)
    rāga : hindōḷa  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English
  3. vanamālini (tānavarṇa)
          
    rāga : dvijāvanti  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English
  4. kamalā (tānavarṇa)
    rāga : mōhana  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English
  5. pāmarāham (tānavarṇa)
    rāga : dharmavati  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  6. maguva (tānavarṇa)
          
    rāga : dvijāvanti  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  7. ēkadantamupāsmahē (kṛti)
    rāga: bēgaḍe  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  8. maracitivō (kṛti)
          
    rāga : latāntapriya  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  9. śāntirupāsyatām (kṛti)
          
    rāga : latāntapriya  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  10. moreyiṭṭarēnu (kṛti)
    rāga : rēvati  |  tāḷa : ḳhaṇḍa chāpu  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  11. kō vā rāgō (kṛti)
    rāga : valaji  |  tāḷa : miśra jhampe  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  12. nādavarasuśōbhitam (kṛti)
    rāga : nādavarāngiṇi  |  tāḷa : khaṇḍa tripuṭa  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  13. sujanacaritam (kṛti)
    rāga : mukhāri  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  14. ninu miñcina (kṛti)
    rāga: kōlāhala  |  tāḷa : miśra chāpu  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  15. prasannakamalēśam (kṛti)
          
    rāga : śaṅkarābharaṇa  |  tāḷa : caturasra
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  16. nijada nija (kṛti)
          
    rāga : bhānudhanyāsi  |  tāḷa : khaṇḍa chāpu  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  17. candraśēkharabhārati (kṛti)
    rāga: kāmavardhani  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  18. sadā sāraṅganayanē (kṛti)
    rāga : rañjani  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  19. kāpāḍade (kṛti)
    rāga : gaganamōhini  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  20. nādabrahmapurē (kṛti)
          
    rāga : praṇavākāri  |  tāḷa : khaṇḍatripuṭa  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  21. saphalam jīvitam (kṛti)
          
    rāga : kuntalakusumāvaḷi  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  22. rājabhōga (kṛti)
          
    rāga : gaurimanōhari  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  23. hēmātīra (kṛti)
          
    rāga : kāmbhōji  |  tāḷa : khaṇḍatripuṭa  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  24. koḷalelli (rāgamālikegaḷu)
          
    rāga : rāgamālike  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  25. ōṅkārapañjaraśukīm (rāgamālikegaḷu)
    rāga : rāgamālike  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  26. tōm tana dira na (tillāna)
    rāga : ābhōgi  |  tāḷa : khaṇḍatripuṭa
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  27. tana nā diri diri dīm (tillāna)
          
    rāga : nāṭakurañji  |  tāḷa : ādi
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  28. dhīm tadare dani (tillāna)
    rāga : śahana  |  tāḷa : ādi
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  29. tām nādiri dānī (tillāna)
    rāga : kalyāṇi  |  tāḷa : ādi
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  30. tarana nādiri diri (tillāna)
    rāga : sunādavinōdini  |  tāḷa : ādi (tryasra naḍe)
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  31. śṛṅgāraśēkhara (pada)
          
    rāga : nīlāmbari  |  tāḷa : caturasra ēka  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  32. manavini vinumā (jāvaḷi)
          
    rāga : valaji  |  tāḷa : caturasra rūpaka  |  Telugu
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  33. pañcāṅga nōḍi bandirā (jāvaḷi)
          
    rāga : ḳamās  |  tāḷa : caturasra rūpaka  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  34. jaya jaya bhārata (rāshṭradvajavandana gītam)
          
    rāgamālike  |  tāḷa : ēkatāḷa  |  Kannada
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  35. namō arbhakēbhyaha (arbhakagītam)
          
    rāgamālike  |  tāḷa : caturasra ēkatāḷa  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning
  36. narasimhāya (divyanāma)
    rāga : madhyamāvati  |  tāḷa : ādi  |  Sanskrit
    Notation in Kannada/Sanskrit | Notation in English | Meaning

A set of two compact discs, sung by

Smt. Neeraja Achuta Rao (Daughter of Sri H. Yoganarasimham)
Dr. M. A. Jyothi (Grand Daughter of Sri H. Yoganarasimham)

Audio CDs are available at all leading music stores in Bangalore. You may also write to devagitam@gmail.com to purchase them.