This is a free live webinar course on learning the accurate recitation of “Sri Raghuveera-Gadyam”. This is a marvellous Gadyam (prose) by Sri Vedanta-Desikacharya which succinctly summarizes the Adi-kavyam, Srimad-Ramayanam of Maharshi Valimiki.
In a glorious stream of flowing epithets, Sri Vedanta Desika describes the valour and majesty of Lord Rama. This text is highly venerated and is ideal for daily parayana practice. On the auspicious occasion of Sri Ramanavami 2021, Vyoma Labs presents its first Gadya-chanting course, where learners can practice reciting the Raghuveera Gadyam with good pronunciation and proper split-points.
Note – This course will NOT cover the meaning of the text. Only recitation will be taught.
Knowledge of Samskrtam, though beneficial, is not a prerequisite for this course.
Gadya (Prose) form of Stotra literature is a unique genre popular since several centuries. It is characterized by long compound words (samastapadas) which bring out emotions forcefully and are suited for grand descriptions of deities. Raghuveera Gadyam (Mahaveera-Vaibhavam) of Sri Vedanta Desika is one such majestic prose stotra which describes the valour and majesty of Srirama, incomparable in battlefield. The opening sambodhana addresses Rama as “Mahaveera” – the great warrior. The text is actually a series of sambodhanas (epithets) addressing Srirama. As a part of these epithets, Sri Desika also weaves the incidents of Srimad Ramayana in the same order of Valmiki Ramayana. There are about 94 such epithets in the text, which summarize the entire story of the Ramayana. As a result, parayana of this short text is believed to grant the punya of reciting the entire Ramayana.
The composer, Sri Vedanta Desika, is a highly venerated Acharya of the Srivaishnava Paramparaa, popularly titled “कवि-तार्किक-सिंहः” – A Lion among poets and logicians. A prolific composer, he has authored over 120 works in Sanskrit, Tamil and Manipravala (mixture of languages). These include various stotras, kaavyas, chitrakaavyas and works on Vishishtadvaita philosophy.
The course will be taught by Smt. Brunda Karanam.
There will be an oral chanting assessment conducted at the end of the course, and you will get an e-certificate from Vyoma Labs if you clear the assessment with 60% or more marks.
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