The Haridasas were saints, some of whom were wandering bards, and considered themselves as slaves of their supreme lord - Hari. Prominent Hindu philosophers, poets and scholars such as Sripadaraya, Vyasathirtha, Vadirajatirtha, Purandara Dasa and Kanaka Dasa played an important role during the Bhakti movement. This movement was ushered in by the Haridasas took shape in the 13th century – 14th century CE period, prior to and during the early rule of the Vijayanagara empire.
The devotional inspiration to the masses lasted over a millennium and continues to be so. The Haridasa movement made significant contributions to Kannada devotional literature. The literary medium known as Dasa Sahitya has over a period of time blossomed many great singers and has always appealed to many music aspirants
In this module we present a few rare and ever evolving gems by various Haridasas.
Prerequisite : Beginners with basic carnatic music knowledge/Geethams
No. of Sessions : 8 (1hr)
Age : 7 years and above
Class Size : Individual and Group (max 10 students and min 3 students)
Sharadheye (Raga Vasantha) - Vijayadasa
Hari baarane ( Raga Revathi) - Vadhiraja
Hari neene gathi endhu ( Raga mohana) - Purandaradasa
Hari hari ( Raga Kapi) - Purandaradasa
Thallanisadiru ( Raga Desh) - Kanakadasa
Baro Murari (Raga Abheri) - Vadhiraja
Bega baro ( Raga Maand) - Vadhiraja
Narayana Narayana ( Raga Yamankalyani)
Note: The above list of kritis is subject to modifications depending on the student’s abilities and preferences.