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Through the generations a rich oral tradition of composing and reciting

Sanskrit hymns and poems was practiced and such composed master

pieces were passed down from generation to generation. Sadly, this

tradition also meant that no records exist today in the written

format. Some of the prominent compositions are listed here

Ram Chandra Sastri-                  “Vigneshasthava”

                                                    “Dakshina Moorthyashtaka”

                                                    “Lalitha Navarathnamalika”

 

Chandrasekhar Sastri-                “Gangashtaka”

                                                    “Girijastuthi”

                                                    “Sri Krishna Vijaya”

 

Mahadeva Sastri-                         “Girijakalyanashtaka”

                                                     “Bagalu Tereyora Hadu”

                                                     (composed in Saurashtra raga)

 

Motaganahalli Mahadeva Sastri-  “Paripohi Gowri Kumari”

                                                     (composed in Gowri raga)

                                                     “Kamari Sundari”

                                                     “Girija Kumari”

                                                     Several songs, works on Ayurveda

                                                     And a tribute to Chandrashekhara

                                                     Bharathi.

Here is a short compilation of Dr S.S.Sastri’s family tree.

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Dr S.Srikanta Sastri's Family tree

Vidwan Shankara Sastri’s son Motaganahalli Subramanya Sastri was also blessed with a great intellect and flair for composing

great poems spontaneously. His works include “Shri Mudramayana Kannada Vyakhyana”, “Lalithopakhyana”, several

Sanskrit dramas, “Karnata Malavikagnimitra” and “Jayachamarajendra Granthamalige”. He was editor of “Rangabhoomi”

for a long time. Motaganahalli Subramanya Sastri’s close

friends included

M.R.Srinivasamurthy, V.Seetharamaiah and K.S.Narasimhaswami.

Asthan Vidwan Motaganahalli       Subramanya Sastri

He was remembered for his mastery over the folk art of Gamaka.

His gurus included the likes of Kashinatha Sastri who taught him

Sanskrit and Anantha Sastri who coached him in singing.

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Dr S.Srikanta Sastri

5 November, 1904

Nanjanagud, Mysore

British India

 

10 May 1974

Bangalore

Independent India

 

 

University of Mysore

 

 

B.A., M.A., D.Litt

 

 

Bharathiya Samskruthi

 

Purathatva Shodhane

 

Sources of Karnataka History, Vol I

 

Geopolitics of India and Greater India

 

Early Gangas of Talakad

 

 

 

 

Mysore, India

 

 

 

Srikanthika-Felicitation Volume

 

Kannada Sahitya Parishta Award, 1970

 

Mythic Society Diamond Jubilee Honour

 

Honour by Governor of Karnataka Mohanlal Sukadia

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