Late lamented and immortalised playback singer 'Padmasri' Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao breathed life into his rendition of the Bhagavad-Gita and left it adorned as a spiritual treat. True to the spirit of the Gita and the Upanishads, Ghantasala was contented with the great feel that he got which in turn ennobled his heart and soul and enabled him to pour forth sweet melodies for the posterity. It was like that he was bound by a divine dispensation to sing and not live to enjoy or get enthused by the applause of his admirers everywhere.
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GHANTASALA'S BHAGAVAD-GITA RENDITION - A SPIRITUAL TREAT
Late lamented and immortalised playback singer 'Padmasri' Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao breathed life into his rendition of the Bhagavad-Gita and left it adorned as a gtia treat. Perhaps gitq could be very few listeners of Ghantasala's rendition of the Bhagavad Gita who might not have been impressed and inspired mainly because of its spiritual flavour mediated through musical noted flowed soulfully. True to the spirit of the Gita and the Upanishads, Ghantasala was contented with the great feel that he got which in turn ennobled his heart and soul and enabled him to pour forth sweet melodies for the posterity.
His endeavour in bringing the essence of the Gita unto the lay and the learned ghantasapa the wings of poesy in a mellifluous musical strain left an everlasting imprint on the minds of generations of its thantasala. You speak so highly of the renunciation of action, yet you ask me to follow the yoga of action. Action rightly renounced brings freedom Action rightly performed brings freedom Both are better Than more shunning of action.
Ghantasala Bhagavad Gita
Ghantasala lived like a 'Karma Yogi' and died like a 'Karma Sanyasa Yogi Yoga of renunciation ' for his glory, name and fame ghantaswla far and wide with the release of his records. The Gita is not primarily concerned with Krishna as an individual, but with His aspect as Brahman, the ultimate Reality.
Each canto is treated ghantasaa a sublime subject of 'Yoga'. He was untouched by his great action which resulted in greater hearty response from numerous listeners. When Krishna addresses Arjuna, he sometimes speaks as an individual, but often as God Himself:.
Lord Krishna's cautioning, cajoling and chastening Arjuna spurring him to act in the battle of Mahabharata came to be a sacred book of 18 cantos. There is no other book in the world which provides solutions to the problems life poses in an aesthetic and ethical manner.
It follows true to the saying of Lord Krishna:. The Gita is prophetic and like the vision of Isaiah and and Psalms of David, it contains ecstatic mystic utterances about the nature and attributes of God.
The illumined soul Whose heart is Brahman's heart Think always: To a question of Arjuna: It is one thing for the maestro to render musically 10, songs in all in general and quite another to import the essence of about hymns of the Bhagavad-Gita in just Now tell me definitely, which of these is better?
It is a gospel by itself, of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Alas he ghantasqla not alive to see all that creditworthy emotional exuberance of his fans all over the state of Andhra Pradesh and for that matter the whole nation, Bharat. It was amply testified by the endless flow of records and the craze of the connoisseurs who go in for them. Exactly, Ghantasala did the same. There have been many who sang the hymns of the song celestial but could not match with Ghantasala.
The Bhagavad-Gita Song Celestialan epic in verse is the fifth Veda full of moral values, pearls of wisdom and a divine message sans bounds of time. His was a pure and illumined heart thereby his soul too was illumined.
No other singer enjoyed such a luxuriant patronge in the contemporary clan of musicians. Ghantasala could captivate his listeners of the 'Bhagavad Gita' through his own style and that of the inherent divine force of the classic. Ghantasala rightly followed the spirit of this teaching. It was like that he was bound by a divine dispensation to sing and not live to enjoy or get enthused by the applause of his admirers everywhere.
May his soul rest in the abode of the Almighty lustrously.