eNarada, Bengaluru, Saturday, July 22, 2017
It was a memorable evening for Bengalureans as they got to spend time listening to divine music-Abhangvani. Eminent artistes Jayateerth Mevundi, Rahul Deshpande and Devaki Pandit enthralled the audience with their recital of Abhangs.
Those who were listening to these beautiful devotional numbers developed a unique bond and unknowingly got connected to the divine power. The songs were part of Bolava Vitthal where the numbers were dedicated to Lord Panduranga of Pandhrapur. The show organised at Chowdaiah Memorial hall on July 21, ran to a packed houses.
During the devotional music night, noted vocalist Rahul Deshpande mesmerised the audience with his vocal rendering of Lakshmi vallabha and Kanada Raja Pandharicha.
Devika Pandit plunged the audience in sea of devotion with her songs on Bolava Vitthal Pahava Vitthal Karava Vitthal, Abeer Gulal Udhalit Rang Natha ghari nache maza sakha pandurang.
Finally, Jayatheerth Mevundi sung two Marathi Abhangs (Rajas Sukumar Madanacha Putala and Tirtha Vitthal Kshetra Vitthal) and three Kannada Dasara Padagalu (madana mohana madhava murari, Taatkoti nibhakaya Jagannatha Vithalayya Vithalayya and Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma- Mahipati Dasaru, Jagannatha Dasaru and Purandara Dasaru respectively.)
Bolava Vitthal celebrates the beauty of abhang. The event which started its journey as a single concert has today expanded into 13 cities including Bengaluru. In fact, the Abhangs have a long history associated with Indian culture. Abhang is a form of devotional poetry sung in praise of the Hindu god Vitthala, also known as Vithoba. Abhangs are sung during pilgrimage to the temples of Pandharpur, by the devotees.
Pancham-Nishad is organising ‘Bolava Vitthal’ event across the country for the last 12 years. Shashi Vyas Promoter of Pancham-Nishad said this year Tour is dedicated to legendary Ganasaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar. After completing successful abhangvani concerts at Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Nashik, Indore, Bhopal, Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Goa, Bengaluru, Chennai on July 22, an all India tour concludes at Hyderabad on July 23.