Sanskrit Song

Sanskrit song.. very interesting. I have never heard Sanskrit songs because it’s a dead language.. very similar to our Sinhala.. does it not ring a bell..😊

Nisantha

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  1. Hi Nisantha ,
    Thanks for the post on the ‘Sanskrit Song ” .
    There is another song that this same lady sings in her hauntingly lovely voice – ” Surabhati Suramya ” ,
    I think Narme posted it some years back , ( 2018-19 I think it was ) .
    The melody is hauntingly lovely , and easy to remember .
    I copied it down from the Internet, and I tried to learn to sing it . At least I did , for a while , and got side tracked with other ” stuff of life “. and forgot all about it , till now .
    Thanks for the ‘wake up call ‘ !

    Yes– Sanskrit is very similar to Sinhala. I could follow both these songs and understand the meaning of both, to a large extent .
    Learning Sanskrit is like learning Latin –I suppose .
    We learned Pali for a few yrs at school — dont remember a word of it though !.

    ” Surabhati Suramya ” is even more closely similar to Sinhala .
    I suppose, it must be the same in Hindi too — after listening to all the Hindi Songs back in SL , when those songs were the ‘movie songs ‘ .
    Thanks for waking up that memory chip in my head — now I have another Covid Project on the Go !!– to learn to sing ” Surabhati Suramya ” for the next Class of 64 RU !!!

    Keep Singing ” If Music is The Food of Life — Keep Playing ” some one said a long time ago .
    During these hard Covid Times — this is even more so .

    Keep well – Be Safe- Good wishes to Class of 64-
    eagledeepthie .

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  2. Ariya — listen to Gabriella Burnel ( she is from UK– google will give all the info on her back ground etc ) singing Surabharati Suramya . OMG– REAL Soul Food for me, and it is now a little ‘bee’ buzzing around my ear !
    Lots of words that we are familiar with Sinhala – the way we learnt in school- Ummaga Jatakaya tales for Sinhalese Literature .
    Thanks again Nisantha for the post –
    eagleD
    I am surprised that you have not heard songs sung in Sanskrit– you who know everything that is in Sinhala and Pali . I beleve Sanskrit is the parent language for both Sinhala and Pali .

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  3. My dear Deepthie,
    Now that Nisantha has given us a wonderful taste
    The poor school I went though did its very best
    Delightful Though after the war things were tight
    Grateful that they made me a doc to meet you lot!

    I am very upset with me for missing Sanskrit
    Unfortunately only Sinhala Pali, I was taught
    Sinhala being mother tongue & Pali via Buddhism
    Was my plight, childhood dream, not a doc but a poet!
    Ariya

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  4. Hi Ariya,
    I did not learn Sanskrit either – only Sinhala and Pali
    Later I found that many Sinhala words have been derived from Sanskrit –
    Anyway– Thanks Nisantha for the Lesson in Sanskrit – Iam already in the process of learning ‘ Surabarati Suramya ” !
    eagleD

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  5. Thanks Nisantha & Deepthie.
    Sanskrit is not completely dead.
    All the Hindu priests still recite / chant Mantras in Sanskrit in the Hindu temples, weddings & various other religious functions. It’s happening all over – even in Australia.
    The priests conducted my 2 daughters weddings in Sanskrit.
    Now a days priests memorise the prayers. . Our house in Jaffna was in front of a Temple & the the priest’s residence. We could hear the priest’s children memorising every day !!
    Seelan

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    • My dear Seelan,
      Nice to hear from you
      Yes Sanskrit is much more soothing
      Like Latin to European languages,
      Sanskrit has influenced to that of Asian
      Ariya
      But I am a poor Pali guy!!

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  6. Thanks Nisantha for bringing Sanskrit , a beautiful language to our attention.
    Thanks Deepthie for sharing your knowledge and beautiful songs
    What a resourceful batch I happened to fall into!
    The song Deepthie introduced too is very soothing to ears and lyrics are enchanting’
    Thanks Nisantha, Sam and Deepthie.
    Ariya

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  7. HI Seelan ,’
    Good to hear back from you , Yes– Sanskrit is NOT a ‘dead language ‘ as people think it is . This lady who sings these songs – is from Uk – and a graduate from Oxford in Sanskrit!!
    Yes- I find the language very soothing . The English translation of the Surabharati Suramya is very meaningful . We need this in the world today- -considering the turmoil of covid etc .

    Thanks again for your input on Sanskrit is Alive and Well !
    eagleD

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  8. Hi folks ,
    I just went back and checked the post by Narme- Oct 22- 2018., ( Entertainment ) when he posted the Sanskrit Song — Surabharati Suramya where I heard it for the first time, and was completely blown away by it , and it stayed ‘in my head ‘ all this time, dormant, till thanks to Nisantha, it woke up .!
    The comments made at that time by Narme , Eddie and Rajabalendran were very useful — Great deal of info here , to add to what Seelan wrote this time .

    Thanks to Nisantha – Seelan this time around, and to Narme Eddie, Rajabalendran in 2018 .
    Eddie- Narme– where are you guys ? Hope all is well .
    eagleD

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