The family of Kalaimamani D Pattammal today launched the audio CD of ‘Arul Keerthanaigal’ songs on Sri Ramakrishna Trinity. This was unveiled by Pujya Sri Rama Prana Mataji in the presence of Swami Padmasthananadaji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, T Nagar, Chennai and NV Subramaniam of Saraswathi Vaggeyakara Trust, according to an official release.
From (L-R): D Natesan, NV Subramaniam, Swami Padmasthananadaji, D Chandrasekhar, Pujya Sri Rama Prana Mataji, Aditya Prakash, and Sushma Somasekaran.
The first copy was released by Mataji and received by Swami Padmasthandaji and NV Subramaniam at a launch event held at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, T Nagar, Chennai. The music cd will be available across India in select Ramakrishna outlets and at Thejus, Chennai for free distribution with a booklet containing the text of these songs transliterated in English and Hindi.
Commenting on the CD launch, D Chandrasekar, son of D Pattammal said: “We are happy and profoundly privileged to present one of the earliest compositions of our mother ‘Arul Keerthanaigal’ songs on Sri Ramakrishna Trinity. She got her initiation from Pravarajika Bharati Prana, who was a direct disciple and a personal attendant of Sri Sarada Devi. On behalf of DP’s family, I take this opportunity to thank one and all for the overwhelming response and innumerable support extended to our family. We would like to bring more of such collections in the near future as her compositions kept many people poised and brought inner harmony”.
Kalaimamani D Pattammal was a musician, musicologist and vaggeyakara. She has composed over 650 songs in Tamil and her compilation of over 5,000 ragas is classified in Ragapravaham. She won many accolades in the competitions which includes two gold medals from Music Academy and the Silver shield from Indian Fine Arts in the 1950s. She was awarded the title ‘Kalaimamani’ in 1994 by the Government of Tamil Nadu. These collections would be used by the devotees of Ramakrishna Mission across the Globe. For more information, visit dpattammal.com.