Devarnama workshop with Nagaraja Havaldar
September 13, 2020 –
Contact Shaila@raagafl.org for Zoom link
The raag Desh, is of audava-sampurna nature, i.e., in its arohana (ascent) only five notes are used, whereas the avarohana (descent) uses all the seven notes. Shuddha Ni is used in the arohana, while Komal ni is used in avarohana. All other swaras are shuddha.
- Arohana: Ni Sa Re, Ma Pa Ni, Sa.
- Avarohana: Sa ni Dha, Pa Dha Ma Ga Re, Pa Ma Ga, Re Ga Ni Sa.
Composer: Purandara Daasar
smaraNe ondE sAlade
smaraNe ondE sAlade gOvindanA
smaraNe ondE sAlade
pari pari sAdhanA bhrAntiya biDisuva
ParamAtmana pAda nere nambidavarige
KaDu murkhanAdarenu dAna dharma KoDa dAtanAdharenu
baDavanadharenu vijAdiyAdharenu oDne prahLAdana uddarisidha Hariya
PAthakaiyAdarenu sarva loka GhthakiyAdarEnu mAthe andadi thanna dAsara salahuva ChetanAthmaka pAdavA nambidavarige
PAthaka veggaLavO nAmavu prAyashchittake veggaLavo
PAthaka venagilla prAyashchitta munnilla
Ethara bhayavaiya Purandara viTTalA, Etara bhayavaiya Purandara viTTalna
ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಒಂದೇ ಸಾಲದೆ ಗೋವಿಂದನ
ನಾಮ ಒಂದೇ ಸಾಲದೆ ||ಪ||
ಪರಮ ಪುರುಷನನ್ನು ನೆರೆ ನಂಬಿದವರಿಗೆ
ದುರಿತ ಬಾಧೆಗಳ ಗುರುತು ತೋರುವುದೆ ||ಅ.ಪ||
ಕಡು ಮೂರ್ಖನಾದರೇನು ದುಷ್ಕರ್ಮದಿಂ
ಬಿಡದೆ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದನ್ನ ಸಲಹಿದ ಹರಿಯ ||೧||
ನೀತಿಯ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ದುಷ್ಕರ್ಮಿಯಾದರೇನು
ಪ್ರೀತಿಯಿಂದಜಾಮಿಳನ ಸಲಹಿದ ಹರಿಯ ||೨||
ಸಕಲ ತೀರ್ಥಯಾತ್ರೆಯ ಮಾಡಿದಂಥ
ನಿಖಿಲ ಪುಣ್ಯದ ಫಲವು
ಭಕುತಿ ಪೂರ್ವಕವಾಗಿ ಬಿಡದನುದಿನದಲ್ಲಿ
ಪ್ರಕಟ ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲನ ನಾಮದ ||೩||
Dr. Havaldar is a disciple Pt. Madhava Gudi, himself a prime disciple of the Kirana scion Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. He is also a disciple of
Pt. Panchakshari Swami Mattigatti, a senior disciple of Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur, of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana.
He holds with distinction, "Sangeetha Ratna", a degree in Hindustani Classical Music from Karnataka University, Dharawada. During his study for "Sangeetha Ratna", he studied under Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur (the Head of the Department of Music), and luminaries like Pandit Basavaraj Rajaguru (Kirana), Pandit Sangameshwar Gurav (Kirana) and Dr. B.D. Pathak who were faculty members.
He is also a gold medalist M.A. in History and Archeology, and holds a Doctorate in Music from Karnataka University, his doctorate thesis being "The History of Classical Music in Karnataka".
He has performed all over India, including prestigious venues such as the Hampi Utsava, Mysore Dassera Durbar Festival and Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh at Varanasi. He has also toured the United States and the United Kingdom extensively. While his style reflects his extensive training from Kirana masters, he is equally at ease with the Jaipur-Atrauli specialities such as Basanti Kedar, Basanti Kanada and Nat Malhar. He has pioneered to popularize the Kannada Khayal by adapting Vachanas, literary works of Haridasas and suitable contemporary poetry in Kannada, to the traditional khayal form.
Besides live performances, Dr. Havaldar has cut numerous albums in the Khayal and lighter genres. He is the founder and president of Sunaada Art Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Indian classical Music.
As a composer, Dr. Havaldar has scored music for various plays and television shows such as Girish Karnad’s Taledanda, P. Lankesh’s Gunamukha staged by the theatre group Roopantara, the television version of Master Hirannayya’s Lanchavatara and T N Seetharam’s teleserial, Mukhamukhi. He has also worked with a theatre group in Indianapolis on the music of a play with a spiritual theme.
He regularly conducts lecture-demonstrations and workshops on music for companies like Wipro, Computer Associates, Birla 3M and Khodays among others, on topics such as Stress Management through Music and Appreciation of Hindustani Classical Music.
Dr. Havaldar has taught and continues to teach Hindustani music, both locally in Bengaluru, as well as internationally to students in the United States and United Kingdom via workshops and telephonic sessions. Many of his students have become prominent musicians themselves, notably his son Omkarnath Havaldar and many more.
Dr. Havaldar has previously worked as a Programme Executive at the Music Archives, All India Radio, Hubli (1988–1991). He was also formerly the chairman of Textbook Committee for Hindustani Music, for The Directorate of Textbooks, Karnataka.
Dr. Havaldar was born in Hospet town in Bellary District, Karnataka, where he spent his early years until his graduation. He currently resides in Bengaluru.
His sons Omkarnath and Kedarnath are musicians as well - Omkarnath is a vocalist while Kedarnath is a tabaliya.