"Ananda Dhwani literally means Happy Melody! Happiness and Peace through music is what Ananda Dhwani symbolizes. The seeds of Ananda Dhwani were sown by renowned Sitarist, Late Pandit Deepak Chaudhury and it is being nurtured by his student Sangeet Ratna Shree Prabir Bhattacharya, along with others.You could be a professional or an amateur, a student, a teacher or an audience, but if its music which makes you smile, you are part of the world of Ananda Dhawni. "
The students of Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya warmly invite you all to come and enjoy the Ananda Dhwani Student Baithak tomorrow-Sunday February 9th 2020 , at 4:30 pm.
Venue is the Ramadhama Meditation Centre, Behind Svastha Hospital, Forum Neighbourhood Mall Road, Whitefield, Bangalore
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO RAAGS WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE STUDENTS AT THE ANANDA DHWANI STUDENT BAITHAK ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9th 2020.
Aaro Han & Avarohana
Arohana: Ṇ S M ❟ P G̱ M Ṉ D N
Avarohana: Ṡ Ṉ P ❟ M P G̱ M R
Vadi & Samvaadi
Jati: Shadav - Sampurna
Pakad or Chalan
The bare scale of this raga has little unique musical meaning, and is, therefore, required to be documented in a manner that incorporates its zigzag phrasing pattern.
R N. S M/ M M P g M / n P M P g M/ P g M n D n P/ g M n D N S' [or] g M D - N S'/ g' M' R' S'/ R' N S' D n P/ n n P M P g M/ P g M R S
Organization & Relationships
Certain ragas have seasonal associations. Raag Bahar is associated with Spring
Arohana: S M, M'P D M , N D S`
Avarohana: S' N D P, m P D P M~ , S R S
Pakad: S M, M P, m P m P, D P M, R S
The notes of the raag is s r g m(m is tivar)p d n s.
The raag is to be sung in the night. It is sung in the first prahar of night. Most Raags with teevra ma(M) are sung at night (as per the time theory of Raags)
MEET THE PERFORMERS AT ANANDA DHWANI STUDENT BAITHAK ON 9th FEBRUARY 2020
“How much I desire, there is always something more I can still take in. And the source of it cannot be this body and stuffs related to it when it is fated to rot and decay “
“I am not and just cannot be the dying crap that I call body”.
“It must be true; we get it all only when we lose it all!”
“Among many of the means, music is merely an attempt to go beyond this limited and little Self; that sounds apparently far-fetched but isn’t it better to die trying to realize the harsh Truth than settle down with the sweet Lie that we know as Life’
According to Birobrata he chose instrumental for one reason.....”Nature gets its turn to express only when we stop the talk”.
“As in the case where the unheard holds potential to sound louder; alike it is for the inexpressible and the unseen”.
Birobrata is training in the Sitar with Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya
Jaideep Dass is working with GE, Bangalore, in the marketing division, after completing his MBA from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
Musically he has been fortunate to be born into a very encouraging family and has been accepted as a student by some wonderful teachers. His Gurus, have all been sources of inspiration, not only in music, but also as good humans.
He feels fortunate and blessed to learn Hindustani classical violin from Sri Biswajit Roychowdhury and Sri Prabir Bhattacharya, both from Mahiyar gharana. He is now training in Carnatic violin from Sri H K Venkatram.
He says “Music to me is not a hobby, but a discipline in education. I see it as an imperative in my life. I pray to God and seek my teachers' blessings that I continue to learn and perform throughout my life”.
Master Aarush Karmakar is 7 yrs old, studying in 2 nd STD. He started learning Hindustani Vocal at the age
of 4 yrs. He has cleared ‘Purna’ in Hindustani vocal and ‘Adya’ in Rabindra Sangeet in 2019 from Bangiya
Aarush aspires to acquire good knowledge of classical music and continue learning the nuances. At
present he is continuing his musical journey under the able guidance of Pt. Prabir Bhattacharya.
As per Aarush, music is a way to express him in a unique way. Music also lets him connect to the world
and make his interactions with people melodious. He firmly believes that a bond over music is a bond
like no other.
She was initiated into Sitar classes by her mother when she was a child, but discontinued her training for various reasons.
She resumed training in Sitar in Mumbai from Mr. Chandrasekhar Phanse ji and after relocating to Bangalore with Prabir Guruji.
Debarati has been a teaching professional for the past decade and a half.
During her growing up years in the IIT Campus in Kharagpur, West Bengal, she was exposed to Hindustani classical music and the works of Rabindranath Tagore.
However it wasn’t until 2009 when she took some time out of her professional and domestic responsibilities to pursue playing the sitar.
Her first guru from 2008 to 2017 was Ustaad Hafeez Bale Khan of the Dharwad Gharana. Subsequently she trained under sitarist Nikhil Patwardhan and now continues to follow her passion under the guidance of Sangeet Ratna Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya.
The sitar to Debarati is not just an instrument, but a channel of expression of a multitude of emotions circling love,dismay,anger,patience and joy to name a few.
It has helped her translate her journey through life into a complex yet beautiful portrait.
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Along with studies she always dabbled in music , dance and fine arts since childhood. She is trained in playing Carnatic music (Veena) and learnt Bharatanatyam under Smt Usha Dattar. She also is a self taught artist and has several paintings to her credit.
After a break of few years where she focused on her academics and career she restarted her music training.
She has been training in Hindustani vocal with Sangeet Ratna Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya since 2006, and has successfully completed the 7th year exam. She recently started learning the sitar as well from him.
Syona, 9 years old, is very fond of nature and love to capture the beauty of nature through her paintings. She also have keen interest in books related to science and science experiments.
Music is like sunshine to her, an effortless, soulful beauty of life.
Music for her has been a beautiful journey and she learnt it from various Guru's, to name a few
Shri Manohar Kulkarni, Shri TV Gopalakrishnan the mridangam maestro, Shri kedar karat.
Riddhima Mondal is a grade 3 student in
Lake Monftfort school , Bangalore.
She recently started her training in Hindustani Vocals from Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya.
She love the beats of music. Music makes her happy.
Mandira Mukherjee is currently working as a teacher in SRI CHAITANYA TECHNO SCHOOL.
Music is my best friend who always stays with me in my loneliness as well as my happiness and never leaves me alone . Music is part of my existence . It brings Solace to my Soul .
WHEN WORDS STOP .... MUSIC SPEAKS.....always for Me.
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He started learning music with Ms Sonali Biswas of the Banaras gharana, at Singapore. After relocating to Bangalore he continued his musical training with Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya ji. Along with singing he enjoys playing badminton and solving Rubik’s cubes.
Have perused M .Muse from Chandigarh.
Fond of Tagore's songs and continuing my learning journey in Hindustani classical.
Love to play Guitar and keyboard with contemporary harmonium.
Music is present almost everywhere.
Aditya Sunder has been learning to play the tabla for the past 7 years from his Guru Shri Rahul Pophali. He plays the tabla for his own enjoyment. He likes the sounds, rythms and modulations.
Priyabrata Goswami relocated from West Bengal to Bangalore 15 years ago.He has been learning to play the tabla from the age of 6 from Sri Dilip Mukherjee, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.Currently working as a trainer in a music school in Bangalore
May Ma Saraswati Bless us all with peace and wisdom
Happy Basant Panchami to all our Well wishers
Team Anandadhwani wishes all its well wishers a Happy Republic Day! Jai Hind!
Best wishes from Team Ananda Dhwani
This is the Samay Chakra of Hindustani Classical Music within the 24 hours of a day.
There are also Seasonal Raags which have a place in this chakra. In that particular season ,those Raags can be performed in any prahar of the day , because they depict the general mood of the season . For example , Basant can be sung at any time of the day in Spring, but it also has a place in the Samay Chakra : Raat Ka antim prahar.
Only Hindustani Classical music has a Samay Chakra and Seasonal Raags
- Chandrima Sanyal Dutta, Hindustani Vocal Teacher and Performer, Bangalore
Congratulations to Sangeet Pratibha 2018 Hindustani vocal winner, Ankini Karmakar
Hey new dawn,
On the auspicious moment of birth reveal again.May you blazon as mist you adjourn-
Like the Sun
Piercing breast of maze reveal yourself yet again.May the joys of life reveal again.
May upon you the infinite eternal daze unveil once againConch shells resound on eastern horizon, and so in my heart
Resounds the eternal dawn.
On the day of my revelation.
Team Ananda Dhwani wishes all friends and well wishers
A Merry Christmas !
Students of Music and Dance practice practice practice...... Hear the renditions by maestros..... attend as many live concerts as you can.......
Practicing Music is like Praying.........
Press Conference 2019
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Behind the scenes: Whitefield Music Festival 2019
The story of the famed Konarak Sun Temple on Wheels will be recreated by Ohom Arteffects under the supervision of Robin Majumdar as the stage. The stage will feature the exquisite temple architecture sculptured in wood n thermacol, unbelievably close to the original by the artist's team lead by Goutam Chakraborty, known for his stagecraft for more than two decades at various events.
Our Inspiration: Sitar Maestro Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury
Ananda Dhwani Music Trust’s inspiration, Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury, was one of the foremost disciples of the much revered genius, Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Deepakji was considered to be one of the doyens of the Maihar Gharana, in his generation of musicians. Besides performing in concerts the world over, he was a faculty in the Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, till his demise.
The name ‘Ananda Dhwani’ originates from the Raga Anandhwani, composed by Deepakji. The Raga is a blend of the Carnatic Raga, Hamsadhwani and the Hindustani Raga, Anandi Kalyan.
Through Ananda Dhwani, the legend of Deepakji will be carried forward by his students and grand students, led by his foremost student, Sangeet Ratna Shri Prabir Bhattacharya.
Our Heartfelt Pranams to Pandit Deepak Choudhuryji for his inspiration.