ॐ सद्गुरुश्रीत्यागराजस्वामिने नमो नमः
यस्य देवे पराभक्तिः यथा देवे तथा गुरौ।
तस्यैते कथिता ह्यर्थाः प्रकाशन्ते महात्मनः।।
The inner meanings and import of the scriptures become evident to that noble seeker
who has supreme devotion for the Lord and the same intense devotion to his Guru.
"Smt. Pushpa Srivatsan, a staunch Bhaktha of Saint Tyagaraja, possesses unique knowledge of music and insight into the Saint’s life purely out of her own inspiration. She is a disciple of Saint Tyagaraja even as Ekalavya was to Drona. Her discipleship does not just confine to music; it inlcudes her spiritual pursuit. She looks upon Saint Tyagaraja as her Upasya Devata. She has earned His blessings in full measure and this is borne out in her outpourings in the form of these unique and unparalleled compositions.”
“These stotras in beautiful Sanskrit are thrilling revelations, excellent in style and substance, to be cherished by all devotees and music lovers. They are very useful for prayer and worship."
Original composition by Smt. Pushpa Srivatsan in Sanskrit with English and Tamil translations by the author. Foreword by Swami Sri Dayananda Saraswati and Abhinandanam by Late Sri Seva Srinivasaraghavachariar, President Awardee. Admired by scholars and devotees alike.
Contains more than 1200 slokas on the Ganga, describing the course of the Ganga from Gomukh to Gangasagar and the author's spiritual reflections on the natural beauty and tranquility. Reference to Sadguru Sri Tyagabrahmam - the Nada Ganga, is there in several places.
In the Ganga Raga Pushpavali more than 400 Carnatic Ragas are identified with Ganga as Raga Devata, giving more than one shade of meaning.
The lilting poetic prose describes the grandeur, splendour and spiritual vibrations of the snow-clad ranges, dense forests, gushing rivers and placid lakes of the majestic Himalayas as the Sadguru's form, nature, teachings, principles and his Kirtanas by an onto mapping. For her, the Himalaya is Sadguru Sri Tyagarajaswami, the snow-clad peaks His wisdom, the gushing Ganga His Nada, the placid lakes His smile, the innumerable forests His Kritis and so on. It is a single Gadyam of Himalayan nature expressing total Saranagati at the Sadguru's Feet.
Foreword by Swami Sri Dayananda Saraswati.
This contains 127 slokas telling Sri Rama's story, 256 slokas of Aksharavali on Sri Rama, Sri Rama Mangalashtakam. It also contains several stotras in different meters on Sadguru Sri Tyagarajaswami including Mangalashtakam.
Tamil transliteration of slokas on Sadguru is now available as part of Sadguru Sri Tyagabrahma Pushpanjali - 2015 Enlarged Edition
Original composition by Smt Pushpa Srivatsan in Sanskrit with English and Tamil translations by the author on Sadguru Sri Tyagarajaswami, the bard of Tiruvaiyaru. Abhinandanam in Sanskrit and detailed commentary in Tamil by Late Sri Seva Srinivasaraghavachariar, President Awardee.
The book contains several Namavalis, Saranagati Gadyam and Mangalashtakam.Newer enlarged edition with Tamil transliteration was published in 2015.
Booklets in pdf format
This bunch of blossoms of devotion is offered at the shrine of Sadguru Sri Tyagabrahmam.
These stotrams are spontaneous expressions of the author’s communion with the Divine. They were born on different occasions of special pujas of the deities concerned. Each stotram thus has a background.
The guiding force behind all these is Sadguru Sri Tyagaraja Svami.
The booklet has:
- Sri Taranandagurvashtakam,
- Sri Dayananda Panchakam,
- Sri Dayananda Saptakam,
- Sri Dayananda Ashtakam,
- Sri Dayananda Mangalashtakam,
- Sri Dayananda Dashakam and
- comments from Swamiji.
Stotras Published in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Newsletter
- AVNL Sep 2017 - Page 24
- AVNL Aug 2017 - Page 24
- AVNL Sep 2015 - Page 27-28
- AVNL Sep 2010 - Page 33-34
- AVNL Aug 2010 - Page 4-5
- AVNL Aug 2006 - Pages 1-2
- The Hindu - Feb 15, 1994 - Unique work on Thyagaraja
- Indian Express - Review - April 2-5, 1994 - 1
- Indian Express - Review - April 2-5, 1994 - 2
- Indian Express - Review - April 2-5, 1994 - 3
- Indian Express - Review - April 17, 1994
- Review - July 1994 - by Dr Veezhinathan - Centinarion Vol 1
- Review -1994 - by Dr. V. Sadagopan for CARNATIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
- The Hindu - 2001 - Ardent devotee of Tyagaraja
- The Hindu - 2005 - Deifying the Himalayas
- Article in Wikipedia
Books by the author yet to be published
- 1. Sadguru Sri Tyagabrahma Saptasati - This is in the form of 7 Ashtottatasatams for worship. In the first Ashtottarasatam, each nama begins with ‘Sa”. In the second, with “Ri”. Similarly, the rest with “Ga, Ma. Pa, Dha” and “Ni”. Thus the Saptasati is a Saptaswaravali.
- 2. Sadguru Sri Tyagabrahma Sahasrakam - This contains about 500 Slokas describing the Sadguru in more than 1000 names. This is a new composition, not to be confused with the earlier Sahasranamavali in Pushpanjali. This talks about the Sadguru’s parentage, life, music, teachings and philosophy.
- 3. Sadguru Kiirtanavali - This contains about 1000 Slokas, each one depicting a Kirtana of the Sadguru.
- 4. Sadguru Gadyatrayam - This contains 3 Gadyams on Sadguru - Panchanada Gadyam, Sangiita Gadyam and Sri Rama Gadyam.
- 5. Stotra Pushpavali - Stotras in different meters on various deities that occurred to her during Puja. (Available as pdf booklet)
- 6. Sri Dayananda Stotravali - A bunch of stotras on Swami Sri Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. (Available as pdf booklet)