THE SACRED SONGS OF INDIA VOLUME SIX, like its five predecessor volumes,
encompasses selections from the lifework of ten mystic poet-saints of India.
The mystic poet-sages included in this volume lived between 13th century B. C.
and 19th century A. D. and came from diverse regions of india.
They are: Veda
Vyasa, the epic poet of India who authored the epics Mahabharata and
Bhagavata, Appar (also known as Tirunavukkarasar, one of the
quartet of great Saivite saints, Tirumangai Azhwar, one of the more
important Vaisnavite saints, Sankaracharya, the great philosopher saints,
who propounded Advaita or Non-dualism, Allama Prabhu, the undisputed
leader of the Veerasaivite movement, Guru Amar Das, the third Sikh Guru, Ras
Khan, the Muslim mystic who revelled in the exploits of Lord Krishna, Shaji
Maharaja, the short-lived ruler of Thanjavur who composed melodious
devotional songs in mellifluous Sanskrit, Oottukkhadu Venkata Subba Iyer,
the celibate devotee of Lord Krishna and Iriymman Tampi, a member of the
royal family of Travancore, one of whose songs is sung in almost every household
They sang in different languages: Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada,
Punjabi, Hindi, and Malayalam. But all of them sang of the glory of
God, out of their intense personal spiritual experience.
SACRED SONGS OF INDIA VOLUME SIX, like its predecessor volumes, will be a
limitless repertoire for all artists in music, drama and ballet.
About The Author:
Vadakaymadom Krishnaiyer Subramanian (b. 1930, Kerala) is an eminent Indian
scholar, whose life mission is to present to the world treasures of ancient
Indian, in the fields of art, literature, philosophy and reiligion.
already translated several ancient texts into English.
Saundaryalahari, Sivanandalahari, Sacred Songs of India, Maxims of Chanakya, Sri
Rudraprasna, Wondrous Whispers of Wisdom from Ancient India.
consultant for holistic health and spiritual development, he has spelt out the
Hindu regiments in this regard in his popular book: The Holistic way to
Health, Happiness and Harmony.
Subramanian's prolific literary output
covers a variety of subject ranging from astrology to art. He has been an
astroplamic counsellor for over 35 years.
A retired officer of the Indian
Audit and Accounts Service (Which he joined in 1953), Subramanian is also a
reputed painter, who has held 22 one-man shows and whose paintings (some of them
in the Chandigarh Museum) have won wide acclaim from leading art critics of
Subramanian, who has travelled extensively in Indian, now lives in the
United States of America.
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