Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Literatures available in Sourashtram

Literatures available in Sourashtram

Srimath Sourashtra Panchal Charithru –Alagaraaryu, Salem (1904)(Telugu Script)
Srimath Sourashtra Bala Ramayanu – Srimad Venkata Suri Maha Kavi (1904) (Telugu Script)
Sourashtra Sangita Ramayanam – Kavi Venkatasuri (1905-Telugu Script) (1944-Tamil Script)
Sita Kalyanam – By Paarundaan Ayyangar [Venkatakrishna Bhagavathar] (1919)
Pundarika Dasa Charithram by By Paarundaan Ayyangar [Venkatakrishna Bhagavathar] (1921)
Natanagopala Nayakin Charithu By Paarundaan Ayyangar (1921)
Sita Vivaaha Charithu – A.K.V.Raamraai (1924)
Sundara Giitun – Swami Sri Sundara Bharati (1940)
Rama Rai Ramayanu [Sourashtra Vachana Ramayanam] – Medhavi T.M.Ramarai. (1973)
Sourashtra Niti Shambu – Medhavi T.M.Ramarai (1943) [Tamil Script]
Purathana Sourashtra Bala PaaTham – By Sourashtra Medhavi T.M.Rama Rai (1946)
Sri Vitala Nama Sankirthanai- By T.K.Venkatacharyar (Vitala Dasar) (1949)
Sourashtra Bhagavad Gita—Sri T.R.Padmanabhaier (1953)
Vedantha Vicharanaigal – Kutty K.Kaveri Ammal (1954)
Adhyatma Ramayanu – Sri T.R.Padmanabhaier (1956)
Bhakthi Rasa Kirthanaigal – Ammayappan KONDIYA Bhagavathar (1958)
Sourashtra Sangraha Ramayanam – Sri Rama Venkatramayyangar. (1958)
Bakthi Gnanam Malarnda Bhagavath Bhajanamrutham by O.L.V.Ramasamy Iyer (1958)
Sri Vitala Nama Sankirthanai – Part II By T.K.Venkatacharyar (Vitala Dasar) (1961)
Srimad Kurukku Subbaarya Swamigalin SankirthanangaL (1965)
Sri Ramarai Sourashtra Vachakamu Book I – BY O.K.Ramanandam (1961) (1974)
Bhasha Turni –Padyam-Vyakaranam Bhag – Book I (1974)
Sourashtra Sahitya Abhidhana Kosham – K.V.Padmanabhaier (1964)
Omkaara Githam – Omkar P.B.Radhakrishnan (1965)
Sri Hari Gitam – T.V.Harigovindachari (1967)
Sri Ramalinga Bhagavatha Swamigalin “Gnanopadesam”, Salem (1969)
Sundara Bharathi Giitun – Sundara Bharati (1977)
Devi Kataksham By Kavignar N.S.Viswanathan (1978)
Sourashtra Bhasha PaaDalgaL by Pavalar Sumukhi (1978?)
Kachchambo – By Thada Subramanyam (1979)
Kasin Anandam Giitun – Kasin Anandam (1990)
Amre Bhashaa Amurthu Gitun – V.K.Neela Rao (1991)
Sourashtra Kural – Kavingnar Sankhuram (1993)
Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigalin Sankiirthanangal (1949)
Gita Gitun – T.R.Padmanabhaier (1949) (1971)
Sourashtra Bhasha Vallari – By Pulavar C.R.Saranath (1975)
Bhaiku – By C.R.Saranath (1975)
Saraswathi Githanjali – by N.S.Viswanathan (1977)
Sourashtra Sundara Giitun By N.S.Viswanathan (1980)
Sourashtra Thirukkural – By Kavignar S.S.Ram – [40 Kurals with meaning] (1980)
Sachithananda Giitun – T.S.Saroja Soundararajan (1991)
Gitagovinda Mahakavyam by Jayadeva – translation by Kurugadi G.Rengadamayya. (1938)
Novvo Jivnam – Sourashtra Drama By Sri V.K.Neela Rao.
Maay Bhashaa Bhakti – By T.V.Kubendran (2000)
Haatu mago chaLisu – By Thada Subramanyam (2000)
Nala Damayanthi – Thada Subramanyam (2001)
BeTki – By Thada Subramanyam (2001)
Sarvagya Gyananjali – By Ramia R.G.Parthasarathy (2002)
Srimad Bhagavat Giito (nhanna hoDaanuk) – By Thada Subramanyam (2002)
Antharaathmo – By Thada Subramanyam (2002)
ONTES vaaT – by Thirubuvanam M.S.Ramani (2003) [kavitha naachu]
Sanathana Dherum – By Thada Subramanyam (2003)
OLDyaanu vattaan – By Thada Subramanyam (2004)
Manu Dharma Sasthar By Thada Subramanyam (2005)
Naachu Giitun (2005) – By Kuuchun K.L.Anantharam (2005)
Sri Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum – By Thada Subramanyam (2006)
Sri Devi Mahatmyam – Smt.T.S.Saroja Sundararajan.(2007)
Sourashtra Kadamba Mala By Thada Subramanyam & M.S.Ramani (2007)
Sourashtra Ramayanu –Sri Thada Subramanyam (2000)
Pandavun Kheto – Sri Kasin Anandam (2008)
And a number of small poems by a number of Sourashtra Writers.

OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS
Venkata Suri’s NAUKA CHARITRAM (in Sanskrit) Saurashtra Sabha Museum & Sahitya Parishad, Madura (1947)
Dakshin Bharathna Saurashtriyo By I.R.Dave (1955) (Gujarati)
A Brief Study of the SAURASHTRA COMMUNITY in the Madras State By M.S.Gopalakrishnan (1966)[English]
India as a Sociolinguistic Area By P.B. Pandit (1972)[English]
The Saurashtrians in South India By I.R.Dave, Saurashtra University, Rajkot (1976)[English]
Oral Literature of the Saurashtrans By Uchida Norihiko (1979)[English]
The Language of the Saurashtrans in Tirupati by Uchida Norihiko (1991)[English]
Sourashtra Dictionary By T.V.Kubendran (2008)[Sourashtra-Tamil-English]
Sethuraman Mummozhi Sourashta Akaradi By K.R.Sethuraman (2003)[Sou-Tamil English]
A Saurashtra-English Dictionary By Norihiko Uchida (1990)
Tamilnattil Saurashtirar: Mulu varalaru By K.R.Sethuraman (2008)[3rd Edition]
Catalogue of the Saurashta Books in the India Office Library, London (1979)
Srimath Kavi Venkatasuri Swami Charithram – By K.V.Padmanabhaier (1942)
Sourashtra Niti Shambu – By T.M.Rama Rai, Translation by Dr.H.N.Randle (1943)
The Sourashtrans of South India By Dr.H.N.Randle (1949)
A History of the Sourashtras in South India – By The Sourashtra Literary Societies of Madurai and Madras (1891) (3rd Edition 1948)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Prof.CSK meets Prof.Dr.N.Subrahmanian.

Prof.C.S.Krishnamoorthy, Director of Research Academy of Saurashtras of South India, Madurai
met Prof.Dr.N.Subrahmanian, Emeritus Prof. of History and former Vice Chancellor of Shillong University, when the latter visited Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai to deliver an Endowment lecture. [Prof.N.S. is now 95 years ]
Prof.N.S. gave some tips and guidance to Prof.CSK as to how to proceed in finding the origin of Saurashtras of South India. He opined that the place of their origin may be somewhere in
Georgia [formerly of Russia].

Prof.C.S.Krishnamoorthy was accompanied by Sri O.S.Subramanian, Secretary of Sourashtra Vidya Peetam and Corporate (Issuing) Body of 'Vishwa Sourashtram' [Electronic Journal in Sourashtra Language]

The photos taken at that meeting can be viewed by clicking the following link.

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/LStx-Aq8Z-Vj_BL15T-agQ?feat=directlink

Sou. UdhyOginu Sangam, Madurai.

The new office bearers of Sourashtra UdhyOginu Sangam, Madurai were elected on 14.11.2009 at the meeting held at Sourashtra Elementary School, Madurai. Sri T.V.Kubendran acted as Election Officer.

The photos of new office bearers can be viewed by clicking the following link:


http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/rw2vfeTgGYvpJGD7zxQgsQ?feat=directlink

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sourashtra Script propagation through Vans

In Madurai some six vans are plying carrying the banner of Sourashtra Script Alphabets chart so that people will come to know the existence of Script for Sourashtra Language spoken in Tamil Nadu.

You can view the photos of the vans by clicking the following link

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/5bFeABde0f0d7HBG2oBOWQ?feat=directlink

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Parivarthit Devanagari Script !

A group of people wanted to use Devanagari Script for Sourashtra Language.
But the symbols are not available for the peculiar sounds in Sourashtra Language.
So they approached Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and evolved
The Parivarthit Devanagari Script [modified form of Devanagari Script].
But while apprising the CIIL authorities, they have not informed properly the peculiar sounds available in Sourashtra Language, with the result the newly evolved Parivarthit Devanagari Script is still deficient of two symbols viz. half yakaram and nasal marker.
Sourashtra Language has got its own script. Printed books in Sourashtra script are available from 1880.
Unaware of these things, the Devanagari group conducted a meeting of Script proclamation on 8.8.2009
at Uthamapandiankulam, Palayamkottai where in it was stated that the Language will be made a written language (!) with the use of Parivarthit Devanagari Script.
When already hundreds of books are available in Sourashtra language, it is ridiculous to say that all along this language remained as a spoken language.
It is to be pointed out here that the World famous Great Works ‘Srimad Bhagavath Githa’ and ‘Tirukkural’ have been translated into Sourashtra Language.
Sahitya Akademi has honoured two Sourashtram Scholars Sri K.R.Sethuraman and Sri Thada Subramanyam, with BhaaShaa Samman awards.
It is to be seen when they are going to bring out the Primers etc. for Sourashtra language.
It is to be noted that from 1920 onwards attempts were made to adopt Devanagari Script for Sourashtra language; but till today, it could not be succeeded.

2nd issue of Vishwa Sourashtram.

The Second issue of Vishwa Sourashtram, Electronic Journal in Sourashtra Language has been released on 16th September, 2009.
Please visit http://www.sourashtra.info to read the journal.
In this issue International Mother Language Day Seminar held in February 2009 at New Delhi by the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities is highlighted.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The nomenclature of Sourashtra.

Sourashtra is the popular spelling used by Sourashtras of Tamil Nadu especially of Madurai. Example: Sourashtra Sabha, Sourashtra College etc.
As per linguists, the spelling is sauraaShTraa.
It can be written as Saurashtra also.
But of late a group of people would like to call themselves as Sourashtree.
A group of people has formed a Trust called Sourashtri Prachar Sabha Trust, Dindigul.
They want to use Parivarthit Devanagari Script evolved by Central Instituteof Indian Languages, Mysore.
But the Trust says that this Parivathit Devanagari Script is to be called as
Sourashtree lipi. It is not correct.
Sourashtra and Sourashtri refers to one and the same language.
Only those people who want to adopt Hindi script for Sourashtra Language wants to call their language as Sourashtri; others call their language as Sourashtra only.
The language is also called as Sourashtram besides Sourashtra Language.
It has got its own script and is in vogue from the year 1880.
Pandit Lakshmanacharya and Medhavi T.M.Rama Rai were instrumental for development of Sourashtra Language. Medhavi T.M.Rama Rai wrote a number of books.
Sourashtra Primer, First Book, Second Book, First catechism of Sourashtra Grammar,
Sourashtra Nandhi Nighantu, Chaturbasha vallari, Laghu Sankya Vallari, Sourashtra Vachana Ramayanam, Sourashtra Niti Sambu etc.
All are printed in Sourashtra Script only.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sourashtra Alphabets chart -1 and chart -2



Already the video presentation is available as to how to write the vowels and
consonants.
Now the chart with equivalents of Tamil and English is given for easy learning.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vaastu Shaanti HOmam at UPAMANYU.

UPAMANYU, the abode of O.S.Subramanian was renovated and alterations effected to conform to Vaastu Shashtra.
Vastu Shanti Homam was performed on 19th July 2009 at 10 a.m.
The photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by visiting the following link.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/YjyQv_53UxiLX-IR6Xwydw?feat=directlink

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Introduction to Sourashtra Class Room

The Sourashtra Class Room has been started.
In this Sourashtra language will be taught in its OWN SCRIPT.
This Script is in use for a very long time. The first printed book available in this Script is SouraShtranaadi which was printed in 1880.
Sourashtra Class 1 deals with Sourashtra vowels. How they are written is explained.
Sourashtra Class 2 deals with Sourashtra Consonants. How they are written is explained.
The Script is very easy to write. All letters are written from left to right only.
The vowel markers are placed just right to the consonant uniformly to all consonants without any confusion. [The only exception is ‘haddu yakaram’ which is written first and afterwards consonant and vowel marker ‘aa’ is written.
The sounds are pronounced as they are written. In other words, the written symbols tally with their respective sound. There is no necessity to observe the native speaker.
In English you have to observe the native speaker for correct pronunciation and emulate. Here in Sourashtram there is no such observation required.
Modern Sourashtra is the off shoot of Sauraseni Prakritam.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

RELEASE OF VISHWA SOURASHTRAM

An Electronic Journal in Sourashtram by name VISHWA SOURASHTRAM
was released by Sri O.K.Ramanandam, B.A.,B.T., President of Sourashtra Vidya Peetam, Madurai on 28th May 2009 and the first copy was received by Sri R.A.Mohanram, B.A.,B.L.
Secretary of Sreshta Sourashtra Sahitya Sabha, Madurai.
Sri O.S.Subramanian, M.A.Dip in Linguistics, is the Corporate(Issuing)Body of Vishwa
Sourashtram. Sri Markanday S. Sureshkumar is the Publisher pf Vishwa Sourashtram.

The Photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by clicking the following site:

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/J6ljPX6jtgFVgVnQwC0NFw?feat=directlink

Monday, June 8, 2009

E-Journal in Sourashtram - Vishwa Sourashtram

Vishwa Sourashtram – the first electronic Journal of Sourashtram is released. Please visit the site

http://sourashtra.info

to read the Journal in Sourashtra Language in its own script.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sourashtra Language & Literacy Awareness Conference - 2009.

The First Sourashtra Language and Literacy Awareness Conference was held on 31st May 2009 at Chenda Mahal, Nagal Nagar, Dindigul.
The exhibition of Sourashtra Books and its sales counter was declared open by Dr.V.Sadasivam, MBBS, Vice President of the Conference Committee and Sourashtra Ilaignar Perani, Dindigul.

The need to popularise Sourashtra Script and bring more Literature in Sourashta Language was stressed in the above Conference by the Chief Guest Sri N.V.G.B. Rajaram, Ex-President of Sourashtra Sabha, Nagal Nagar, Dindigul and
Ex-President of Sourashtra Madhya Sabha.

About 300 delegates from Madurai,Bangalore, Chennai, Salem, Thirubuvanam,
Rasipuram, Erode, Kanchipuram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur etc. participated in the Conference.

Sri Thada Subramanyam, Bhashaa Samman Awardee was felicitated.
Many Sourashtra Teachers, Writers, Editors of Journals and others who worked for the
conducting the conferene were honoured.

Two Seminars (1) on Sourashtra Language and Literature under the chairmanship of
Sri R.A.Mohanram, B.A., B.L., Secretary, Sreshta Sourashtra Sahitya Sabha, Madurai

(2) on popularising Sourashtra Script under the chairmanship of Sri O.S.Subramanian,
M.A., Diploma in Linguistics, Secretary, Sourashtra Vidya Peetam and Issuing Body
of 'Vishwa Sourashtram' [ First E-Journal in Sourashtram]
were held.
M/s Pulavar C.R.Saranath, T.G.Dwarakanath M.A. (Sanskrit), and Kasin Anandam
spoke on Sourashtra Literature.

M/s K.V.Pathy, B.E. (Hons.), P.S.Danabalan, B.E., and D.R.Jayaraman spoke on
popularising the Sourashtra Script.

The Photos taken on the occasion can be viewed by clicking the following link.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bdq5FEp2IhHjT0gX56qn2g?feat=directlink

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Purohita Vaidika Maha Sabha, Madurai.

The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations [VIDRUMOTHSAVAM] [PAVAZHA VIZHA]
was celebrated on 16th May 2009 at Ranga Mahal, Sourashtra Sabha, Madurai.

The Photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by clicking the following site.

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/wIb1jHqKJRXqfrCOji_RJQ?feat=directlink

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Samashti Upanayanams - 2009

60 Upanayanams took place on 30.4.2009 at Sourashtra Hr.Secondary School, Madurai
ground between 9 and 10.30 a.m. organised by Veda Aagama Vaideeka Maha Sabhai, Madurai
thanks to Donations received from Public.
All Upanayanams are conducted free of charge. VaDu and his parents were offered with new clothes to wear and sit for homa.
After upanayanams were over food was served for 600 people [10 persons for one upanayanam]. VIPs were present and blessed the Vadus.
Sri Srinivasa Perumal deity from Srinivasa Perumal Temple was brought so that all can worship and seek the blessing of the lord Srinivasa.

Photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by clicking the following link.

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/gC9ToEt-3k71kjbMTXpDlA?feat=directlink

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Smt.S.P.Geetha Bharathi visits USA.

Srimathi S.P.Geetha Bharathi, M.A.(Sanskrit), President of Siddhaashramam,Madurai
is visiting USA and will be staying in New Jersey for about 4 months, it is learnt.
A felicitation function was held in Sri Anjaneya Swami Temple of Vedha Adhyayana Sabha, Madurai on 13.4.2009 on the eve of her leaving Madurai on 18th April 2009 for USA.

Some of the photos taken on that occasion can be view by clicking the following link.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Em7Vn-Isyl4nd_lr2Jj1Cw?feat=directlink

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sri Rama Navami Celebrations at Gita Bhavanam-2009.

Sri Rama Navami urchavam at GITA BHAVANAM, MADURAI on 3.4.2009.
Valmiki Ramayanam Lecture serial for 9 days was conducted by Vidya Bhushanam Sri P.P.Sudarsan, M.A.(Sanskrit), Lecturer in Sanskrit, Sourashtra College, Madurai and Guest Lecturer, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, from 26.3.2009. The topics for nine days were as under
Rama avatharam, Sita Kalyanam, Kaikeyi peRRa iru varangaL, Pathuka Pattabhishekam,
Panchavati Gamanam, Vali Moksham, Sethu Bhandhanam, Vagai suuDiya VaLLal, Sri Ramar Pattabhishekam.
I could attend only for 3 days. i.e. on 3rd, 8th and 9th final day.
He told that Kaikeyi knew fully well that because of a curse Dasarathan is to die due to the estrangement of his beloved Son Sri Rama. She knew that after 14 years of hermitage life in forest Sri Rama will return and carry out the rule of Ayodhya which Dasarathan did.
Yet Kaikeyi earned a notorious name and nobody comes forward to name their female child as Kaikeyi.
Though Sita suffered for 14 years, and faced adverse comments regarding her chastity, yet people prefer to name name their children as Sita and Sitaraman.
The epic is an enchanting story which never makes anybody boredom to listen again and again through hundreds of Harikatha exponents.
On 8th Day Dr.D.K.Subramanian felicitated Sri P.P.Sadarsan. He told his maiden lecture was performed in Gita Bhavanam only. So Sri P.P.Sudarsan’s maiden lecture here will elevate him to the highest state in the years to come.
On 9th and final day, i.e. on 3rd April 2009, Dr.T.R.Damodaran gave his encomiums for the beautiful lecture based on Valmiki Ramayanam. Smt. S.P.Geetha Bharathi also praised Sri P.P.Sudarsan for delivering his lectures without any flaw.
Finally he was honoured with ponnadai and bhagavat prasadam. Prasadam was distributed to all.
You can view some of the photos taken by me in the following link.
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ha_RI-wWSR1hy9JINxG-bg?feat=directlink
UPAMANYU.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Articles for E-Journal "Vishwa Sourashtram"

Articles are invited for publication in our E-Journal "Vishwa Sourashtram"

Please send your articles written in Sourashtram or in English which is not already published in any journal.

Email to vishwa@sourashtra.info

O.S.Subramanian,
Associate Editor for Vishwa Sourashtram,
The First E-Journal of Sourashtras.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

First E-Journal of Sourashtras

VISHWA SOURASHTRAM is the first E-Journal of Sourashtras.
The first [beta version] of the Journal was released on 2nd February 2009.
To view the Journal, Kindly visit the site

http://palkarblogs.com\

You can contribute articles in Sourashtram and send them to

Please see that your own artciles are original and not published in any other magazine.

If you are quoting anything, kindly acknowledge the original author.

avre bhaashaam likkattak sommar avO meni aski tenko bovariyo.

O.S.SUBRAMANIAN
Associate Editor,
Vishwa Sourashtram.

Practicing Sourashtra Script.

Practicing Sourashtra Script.
If you want to practice reading and writing
Sourashtra Script, please visit the blog
http://palkarblogs.com
You can also contribute by writing your thoughts.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Comments invited

Dear Viewers !

I find some of the comments are not upto my expectation.
Those who criticize me, should furnish their e-mail address so that I can give my due explanation.
Please do not be anonymous.
I am here to answer your questions and apprehensions.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Delhi visit to attend International Mother Language Day

A seminar on International Mother Language Day was held on 21st February 2009 at Lock Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi.
Representative of Linguistic Minorities from all over India were invited to participate in the Seminar by the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India.
On behalf of Sourashtra Vidya Peetam Sri O.S.Subramanian, Secretary took part in the Seminar.
On behalf of Sourashtra Sabha, Madurai, Sri R.S.S.Nathan, President of Sourashtra Association New Delhi was deputed to attend the Seminar.
Some of the photos taken during my Delhi visit can be viewed by clicking the following link
http://picasaweb.google.com/subramanian.obula/MyDelhiVisitFebruary2009?feat=directlink

R.V.Seshachari's Gruhapravesam on 15.2.2009.

Sri R.V.Seshachari, Ex. M.C. and presently President of Sourashtra Samuuga Mahajana Sabhai, Avaniyapuram, celebrated his completion of 85 years and performed the Gruha Pravesam Ceremony on 15th February 2009 of his newly built house “Thamarai Illam” in Thamarai Street in Rajiv Gandhi Street,Meenakshinagar, Villapuram, Madurai.
You can also see the construction going on for the SAMUDHAYA KUUTAM ofSourashtra Samuuga Mahajana Sabhai, Avaniyapuram, which is just opposite to ‘Thamarai Illam’ of Sri R.V.Seshachari.
Photos taken at that time can be viewed by clicking the following link
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AmzIljlHdC0d5y_ituKYqg?feat=directlink

Sri V.K.Neela Rao’s CDs and DVD released on 15.2.2009.

Sri V.K.Neela Rao’s CDs and DVD released on 15.2.2009.
1. DVD 'HoraaDu Piso' was released by Sri O.V.R.Mohan and the first copy was received by Sri O.S.Subramanian, Secretary, Sourashtra Vidya Peetam, Madfurai at Gita Natana Gopala Nayaki Mandir, Madurai, on 15th February 2009.
2. Sri V.K.Neela Rao's Sourashtra Drama Songs CD was released by
Sri S.K.Sahasra and the first copy was received by Sri O.S.Subramanian, Secretary, Sourashtra Vidya Peetam, Madurai, at Gita Natanagopala Nayaki Mandir, Madurai on 15th February 2009.
3. Sri C.C.Kubendran released the CD containing 12 songs of Sriman Natana Gopala Nayaki Swamigal, sung by Sri V.K.Neela Rao, Selvi G.Priyadharshini and Smt.S.Vasantha. The first copy was received by Sri A.N.M.R.Ganesh Babu on 15.2.2009 at Gita Natana Gopala Nayaki Mandir, Madurai.
The photos taken on that occasion can be view by clicking the following link

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KCw6gHu_AItbltCDQrKrLg?feat=directlink

Monday, February 9, 2009

TeppOtsavam at Madurai.

Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar TeppOtsam at Madurai Mariamman Teppakkulam on 8.2.009
Some of the photos can be viewed by visiting the following site:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KBOXOsdw2ppioznEh1HQGg?feat=directlink

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Veena Recital by Smt. R.K.Saroja.

Smt.R.K.Saroja,Madurai played Veena in a Marriage Function.
Some excerts from her recital can be view by visiting the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IexW4F63WVs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CdICtPSYsQ

Thursday, February 5, 2009

E-Journal of Sourashtras

The first E-Journal of Sourashtas of South India was released on @nd February 2009.

Kindly visit the following site to view the E-Journal "Vishwa Sourashtram"

http://palkarblogs.com/blog/

RISHI Scholars meet Prof.Dr.N.Subrahmanian

RISHI Scholars [Research Institute of Sourashtra Heritage and Immigration]
met the renowned Historian Prof.Dr.N.Subrahmanian at Udumalpet and sought his belessing for their research project they proposed to do in collaboration with Sourashtra University, Rajkot.

The photos taken at that time can be viewed by clicking the following site

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cL6f2tlEAvWCCdm0BxCw-Q?feat=directlink

Friday, January 30, 2009

web site in Sourashtra Script.

A new web site http://palkarblogs.com/blog/

has been opened to read messages etc. in SOURASHTRA SCRIPT.

Those who would like to practice Sourashtra Script can visit the site and register.

Ashort Sourashtra Film "CHEDUV"

A short sourashtra film under the title 'CHEDUV' is produced by Neelamegam Sri N.K.Srinivasan [an ordinary person]. The film was shown to public on 28.1.2009 at Gita Natana Gopala Nayaki Mandir, Madurai and the CD thereof was released by Sri S.V.S.Shivnath and the First C.D. was received by Smt. Radha Parasuram [of RISHI, Madurai].

You can view the photos by visiting the following site.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/QFjdnb5K3sIXHVhDGYwR_w?feat=directlink

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Felicitation to Sri T.G.Ayyan & Sri P.R.Govindasamy

A felicitation function was held on 18.1.2009 at Haritha Mahal, Kumbakonam
to honour the Veterans Sri T.G.Ayyan & Sri P.R.Govindasamy.
The photos taken on this occasion can be perused by visiting the following site.

http://picasaweb.google.com/subramanian.obula/FelicitationToVeteransSriTGAyyanSriPRGovindasamy?feat=directlink

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sriman Natana Gopala Nayaki Jeyanthi -2nd & 3rd day

On 7th January 2009
First kaccheri by
Dr.V.L.Ganesh M.B.B.S. – Vocal
Sri P.R.Kumar – Vocal
Sri Kubendran – Key Board
Sri B.K.Sudarsan – Mirudhangam
Second kaccheri by
Ms.M.M.Shyamala Valli – vocal
Sri K.R.Kuppuswami – violin
Sri M.Ramesh – Mirudhangam


On 8th January 2009
A Patti Mandapam was held under the presidentship of K.G.Narayanan.
Dr.D.K.Subramanian was the Judge.
The Subject of debate was What is more found in the songs of Sriman
Natana Gopala Nayaki Swamin – Whether Literary flavor or Bhakti flavor [in Tamil Ilakkiya suvai or Bhakti suvai]
On the side of Ilakkiya Suvai
Dr.Chitra Murthy and Dr.J.R.Vijayalakshmi MBBS, M.D. argued
On the side of Bhakthi suvai
Smt. S.P.Geetha Bharathi, M.A.
Smt. Santha Sankari M.A. argued.
The Judge gave the verdict that Bhakti flavor only excelled in Nayaki Songs.
He quoted the term that though a ring is made of Gold, because it is studded with a Diamond, it is called a DIAMOND RING and not Golden ring.
Similarly Nayaki’s songs are all filled with Literary flavor and Bhakti flavor intermingled; but Bhakti is conspicuous like a Diamond in a Golden Ring.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal's 166th Jeyanthi

Gita Natanagopala Nayaki Mandir, Teppakulam West, Madurai is celebrating thr 166th Jeyanthi Celebrations of Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal from 6h January 2009 to 12th January 2009.
On 6thJanuary 2009, Karnatic Music Kaccheri was held. Gana Kalpa Taru Sri T.K.Ramarathinam - Vocal Sri Sachidanandam - Violin, Salem Sri K.Srinivasan - Mirudhangam .
Earlier Sri K.K.Surendranath, President of Gita Natanagopala Nayaki Mandi & Correspondent of Sriman Nayakiyar Vidya Mandir Matriculation School, welcomed. Sri K.N.K.Ganesh, B.E.President of KLNSourashtra Engineering Council, K.L.Nagasmi Memorial Sourashtra Polytechnic College Council, Managing Director, Krishna Pubmps P. Ltd. presided over the function in the presence of Sri N.M.R.K.Jawahar Babu B.Tech., Managing Trustee, Sitabai Parvasthavarthani Trust.
Sri S.V.S.Shivnath B.E. inaugurated the festival.
Some of the photos taken on the occasion of 166th Jeyanthi Celebration of Sriman Natanagopala Nayaki Swamigal were uploaded in Picasa Web Album.
Please click below to view the photos.

http://picasaweb.google.com/subramanian.obula/166thJeyantiOfSrimanNatanagopalaNayakiSwamigal612009?feat=directlink

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sourashtra Script

Hello,

You are Mr. Gopi Santhana Krishnan ! Welcome.
You want to learn writing in Sourashtram ?
Well, each language is written in its own script, which you know.

But grown up people find it difficult to learn Sourashtra Script.
Hence, adults choose their own script to write Sourashtra Language.
A language can be written in any script. It is for the person who writes and the person to whom it is addressed are to decide which script is to be used.

In Madurai, Sourashtra & Tamil scripts are used to write Sourashtram.
While using Tamil scripts, for the consonants, ka, ca, Ta, ta and pa superscript numbers 2,3 and 4 are used to distinguish four sounds of ka, which are not available in Tamil.

Kindly furnish your postal address and I shall send the chart of Sourashtra Alphabets.
In that chart, equivalents of Tamil and roman script are given. So you can easily learn Sourashtra script with the help of that chart.

Once you learn the script, it is not difficult to write Sourashtra Language in that script as you already know the language. Care is to be taken to record the correct spelling as per your pronunciation.

For Example, 'kaam' means /work/; 'gaam' means /town/; 'ghaam' means /blow/.
'khaa' means /eat/.
'tandu' means /rice/, 'thaam' means /place, seat/, 'dado' means /elder brother/
like wise you can write and practice.
If You want to know whether what you have written is correct or not, you can post to me few pages of your writing in Sourashtram, when I shall correct them and return back to you.

My Address:
O.S.Subramanian,
"UPAMANYU"
7/9, MAA ROJA STEET,
VILLAPURAM MEENAKSHI NAGAR,
MADURAI-625012.
CELL No. 9894522461. E-mail

Some Sourashtram literature printed in Tamil script are available with Editor,
Bhashabhimani, 99-B, West Masi Street, Madurai-625001. Ph. 0452-2346167.

Devanagari [Hindi} script is not suitable for our language. Some people are trying, trying and go on trying from the year 1920 ! Yet they could not succeed in printing Sourashtra Books using Hindi Script. So we do not encourage writing Sourashtram in devanagari script, for it requires seven additional symbols to record the peculiar sounds available in Sourashtra Language.
If you are interested in Hindi script, you have to approach the supporters of Devanagari Script.
If you want any further clarification, you can send email to me.
O.S.Subramanian.

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