Monday, May 2, 2011

Pandit Ragunath Panigrahi - Gita Govinda


Biography
Raghunath Panigrahi (born in 1934) is an indian musician famous for his orissian style interpretation of the Gita Govinda.

Gita Govinda (or Geeta Govinda) is an important 12th century sanskrit epic poem, composed by saint poet Jayadev, describing the relationship between Krishna and the gopis - female cow herders - of Vrindavana.
Raghunath Panigrahi is responsible for making this known across the globe.

He learnt from his father the classical way of singing Gita Govinda, as preserved in the temple of Jagannatha in Puri (Orissa). A regular artist of the All India Radio since 1948, Raghunath Panigrahi has undertaken with his troupe several national and international tours. Having lent his voice in playback to several films produced in Orissa and in the South of India, Raghunath is one of the most genuine interpreters of the Gita Govinda. Highly respected and awarded, honoured by the French Government in 1976, he has been singing and composing for the past 50 years.

After his wife’s passing, and in honour of her, Rajunath Panigrahi formed a trust in her name, ‘Sanjukta Panigrahi Memorial Trust’, in 1999, to promote the cause of Odissi dance. Since 2001, every year on her birth anniversary, the trust has been giving away scholarships to budding dancers, and awards excellence in the field of Odissi dance.
Raghunath Panigrahi (born in 1934) is an indian musician famous for his orissian style interpretation of the Gita Govinda.

Gita Govinda (or Geeta Govinda) is an important 12th century sanskrit epic poem, composed by saint poet Jayadev, describing the relationship between Krishna and the gopis - female cow herders - of Vrindavana.
Raghunath Panigrahi is responsible for making this known across the globe.
Pandit Ragunath Panigrahi - Gita Govinda

Vocalist to get coveted Jayadev Samman

Correspondent


Raghunath Panigrahi
BHUBANESWAR: Orissa’s well-known musician and versatile vocalist Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi would be the recipient of the coveted Jayadev Samman for the year for his pioneering contribution to popularisation of poet Jayadev’s Geet Govind. The award, instituted by New Delhi-based Odissi Academy, carries a citation, a plaque and a cash of Rs.one lakh.

Odissi Academy director and Odissi dancer Kabita Dwivedy told The Hindu that a five member jury headed by noted littérateur Jagannath Prasad Das selected Pandit Panigrahi for the award from among the nominations received for the year.

The award would be presented to a pioneer from the field of arts and literature from any part of the globe every year having similar contribution towards promotion of Geet Govind, she clarified.

Better known as the better half of the late legendary Odissi danseuse Sanjukta Panigrahi all over the globe, the septuagenarian singer-composer has been responsible for popularisation of the 12th century saint poet Jayadev’s immortal Geet Govind across the globe.

Honoured by the French Government way back in 1976, he has been singing and composing for the past 50 years.

The King of Puri - Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singha Deb – would confer the honour on Pandit Panigrahi during the inaugural ceremony of the two-day Jayadeva Utsav on Monday at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, informed Dwivedi.

The event – a festival of dance, music and literature - is being hosted by Odissi Akademi in association with Habitat World and the central Sahitya Akademi for the sixth year at the national capital, she added.

The festival would showcase celebrated artists Raghunath Panigrahi (Odissi vocal), Kiran Segal (Odissi), Pratibha Prahalad (Bharatnatyam), L.K. Pandit (Hindustani vocal), Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam), Sailaja (Kuchipudi), Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satapathy (Odissi) and Ratikant Mahapatra’s Srjan troupe (Odissi). All of them would present their compositions and choreographies based on Jayadeva’s poetic works.

A day-long national Seminar on Jayadev would also be hosted during the festival at the Sahitya Akademi on Monday.

While the key-note address would be delivered by Gaya Charan Tripathy, director, Kala Kosh, IGNCA, New Delhi, scholars like Radhaballabh Tripathi, L.K. Pandit, G.S. Patnaik, D.N. Patnaik, Gadadhar Mahapatra, K. Jayakumar and Subas Pani would present papers, it was learnt.
Some thing About the Artist ( from the Cover)

Sri Raghunath Panigrah (1934), at very age he learnt from his father the classical way of singing the Gita Govinda as preserved in the temple of Jagnath Puri. Student of Shri Madhu Paparao of Vijayanagaram (AP). Sri Raghunath had for some time worked under the great master Paluskar. A regular artist of the all india raio (cuttack) Since 1948 he has undertaken with his troupe several national and internation tours. Having lent his voice in playback to several films produced in Orissa and in the South India. Raghunath - by side of his wife Sanjukta, a brilliant dancer - is one of the most genuine interpreters of Gita Govind.

Artists; Sitar - Hemant Kumar Das Flute - Jayantha Kumar Mukhrejee, Pakhawaj - Banamali Baharana, Tanpura - Sanjgupta

It has a small book containg the Introduction and description on Sri Jayadeva and his 24 songs..plus musical charts if any body is interested the same can also be uploaded.

Thanking the origial uploader I have converted the ogg files into Mp3 and uploaded in the following link

http://www.mediafire.com/?mznjcljhlzy

Here is the link about Geetha Govindam for those who don't know, like me
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gita_Govinda
Pandit Raghunath Panigrah – Jayadev Ashtapadi – Geet Govind

Pandit Raghunath Panigrah – Jayadev Ashtapadi – Geet Govind

Artists; Sitar - Hemant Kumar Das Flute - Jayantha Kumar Mukhrejee, Pakhawaj - Banamali Baharana, Tanpura - Sanjgupta

The Origin of Geet Govind
Geet Govind is an epic poem, written in Sanskrit by Jayadeva in the eleventh century. It is said that Jayadeva was a poet in the court of King Lakshmansen of Bengal. He was an ardent devotee of Krishna and he wrote the verses of the Geet Govind as an expression of his devotion. At the temple of Jagannath in Puri he would sing the songs from the epic poem and his wife Padmavati would dance to them. Soon Geet Govind spread through the length and breadth of India. However Puri remained the center for Geet Govind. A special community of dancers known as the Maharis used to enact verses from the poem. A fifteenth century inscription in the temple prescribes the inclusion of dances from the Geet Govind as a part of the nightly rituals of the temple.

The Geet Govind was first translated into English in 1792 by William Jones. There after it has been translated into many European languages and into most of the modern languages of India. It is perhaps the most translated Sanskrit work.

Divine Love
Human emotions have been so intensely portrayed by Jayadeva that it is easy to forget that the protagonists of the epic are divine. But it is amply evident that Krishna and Radha are divine and that Jayadeva considered them to be so and worshipped them devoutly. What Jayadeva describes is the Divine Lila of Krishna and Radha during their avatar in the land of Braj. In fact many Hindu philosophers consider this Lila to be an allegory for the human soul’s desire to merge with the divine.

There are several evidences of the divine nature of Jayadeva’s work. It begins with an invocation to Krishna as the Supreme deity. Throughout the work Krishna is referred to with his several divine epithets and his divine acts, most commonly that of slaying various demons. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, one of the most revered Hindu saints was immensely influenced by Geet Govinda

Sri Raghunath Panigrah (1934), at very age he learnt from his father the classical way of singing the Gita Govinda as preserved in the temple of Jagnath Puri. Student of Shri Madhu Paparao of Vijayanagaram (AP). Sri Raghunath had for some time worked under the great master Paluskar. A regular artist of the all india raio (cuttack) Since 1948 he has undertaken with his troupe several national and internation tours. Having lent his voice in playback to several films produced in Orissa and in the South India. Raghunath - by side of his wife Sanjukta, a brilliant dancer - is one of the most genuine interpreters of Gita Govind.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Release......i love Gita Govinda Songs.......