Every now and then, chance or fate or whoever pre-ordains our existences singles out an individual not only to achieve greatness in his or her field but to be a unique individual who would set new standards by which everyone who follows in his or her footsteps would be judges. M s Subbulakshmi is one such individual. Although she felt she was interpreting music, her audience felt she was creating it. Herein lay her genius; Many great artists had left their imprint on various songs. Subbulakshmi’s uniqueness, however, lay in making the audience remember only the way in which she sang these songs. M.S. Subbulakshmi was born one September 16, 1916. According to the Tamil astrological calendar, she was born in the month of Purattasi, under the star Bharani. According to an old Tamil adage, those born under the star Bharani are destined to rule the world. Subbulakshmi was to become, in a manner of speaking, the Empress of the World of Music. Some of the giants of the music world came forward to teach her songs. Amongst them were Ariyakudi Ramanuja lyengar and Mazhavarayanendal Subburama Bhagavatar.
Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatam
Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatam features morning shlokas of Lord Venkatesa sung by MS Subbulakshmi. It is believed that Lord Venkatesa will bestow prosperity in abundance to devotees who recite this shloka every morning.
1. Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatam
Recited by: M.S.Subbulakshmi
2. Bhavayami Ragamalka- Rupakam Swati Tirunal
3. Sri Rangapura Vihara Brindavana Saranga- Rupakam Muthuswami Dikshitar