Besides Vatapi Ganapati, the temple complex also has a shrine to Ganesha, who is depicted with a human head, instead of the elephant head he is usually depicted with. Subbarama provided the lyrics of the songs as well as the musical notes for the publication. The Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini included the works of many composers, included kritis of Muthuswami Dikshitar. He has an elephant-head and curved trunk. While the publication by Subbarama was the first complete publication of the hymn, the first two sections, Pallavi and Anupallavi , of the Vatapi Ganapatim were published in by Chinnaswamy Mudaliar as an issue of his serial “Oriental music in European notation”. Ganesha’s iconography is described.

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Iyer repeated the lines and introduced his own variations called sangati s, a characteristic vatapi ganapatim bhaje nadaswaram all kriti performers.

With support of the Sangeet Natak Akademithe Madras Music Academy republished the Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini in Tamil language in to cater to the demand of Carnatic musicians and composers of Chennai then known as Madras, the capital of Tamil Naduwho were predominantly Tamil speakers.

This form pleases his father Shiva ganaparim brother Kartikeya. Nadaswaram – Jayashankar- Valayapatti- Pazhani Shanmuga. Vatapi Ganapatim is a part of the series of hymns called Shodasa Ganapati kritisa collection of songs dedicated to sixteen Ganesha icons located in shrines around Dikshitar’s birthplace Thiruvarur.


He has a large body.

However, the raga is ganapatimm popular and has found takers in the Hindustani classical music school of North India. This work is the main source of the hymn today. Later, Paranjothi renounced his violent ways and became a Shaiva monk known as Siruthondar, is venerated as a Nayanar saint today. As a renowned vocalist, his version also became popular and is passed on till this day.

Vathapi Ganapathim – Chembai. Sanskrit hymn to Hindu vatapi ganapatim bhaje nadaswaram Ganesha by Muthuswami Dikshitar.

Vatapi Ganapatim

Retrieved from ” https: Vatapi Ganapatimalso known as Vatapi ganapatim bhaje ham or Vatapi ganapatim bhajeis a Sanskrit kriti song by the South Indian poet-composer Muthuswami Dikshitar — vatapi ganapatim bhaje nadaswaram, one of the ” Trinity of Carnatic music “. Srinivas – Raga Hamsadhwani Vathapi. Vathapi Ganapathim – Super Star. Vatapi Ganapatim is one of the first musical compositions students of Carnatic music are taught. Vathapi gaNapatim bajEham – Hamsadhwani – Adi. The kriti genre derives from devotional song forms like kirtan and bhajan.

The Vatapi Ganapatim hymn is composed in Sanskritghaje language of several Hindu scripturesby Muthuswami Dikshitar. Vatapi Ganapatim is described as the best-known piece of Muthuswami Dikshitar as well as one of the most popular compositions of Carnatic music South Indian classical music school.


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The universe and the elements are said to be created by Ganesha. Processions with the Nadaswaram and the Thavil musical instruments often play this hymn. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat He notes that the hymn is sung at the beginning of most concerts.

Vatapi ganapatim bhaje nadaswaram Carnatic compositions Hindu prayer and meditation Sanskrit poetry. The performance of the hymn at beginning of nadsawaram concerts relates to Ganesha’s role as the Lord of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped avtapi the start of ventures by Hindus. The sacred Om is said to be his body. Vathapi Ganapathim – Piano. The crescent moon adores his forehead.

Composed by Sri Muthuswami Dikshidar.

Vatapi Ganapatim – Wikipedia

Ramaswami’s other two sons, who were also composers, did not compose in this raga. Vathapi – Hamsadhwani by Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Madurai Mani Iyer – Vathapi-Hamsadhwani. Chording the Vathapi ganapathim – Hamsadwani fatapi Guitar.