Re: ghanTasAla - pushpavilApam

Sreenivas Paruchuri (
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 17:21:37 +0100 (MET)

>> P.S. Sahithi wrote:
> Any interesting bits about ghanTasAla - pushpavilApam?

Interesting??? Hmm. The only interesting thing that I know is that
the notorious HMV recording fellows, mostly non-Telugus who did/do n't 
know the head and tail of the song, put the "vilaapam" at first and 
then "pushpaanjali". If your recording shop person is knowledgable (s)he 
spends an extra minute and records in proper order. If (s)he is not 
knowledgable and/or lazy lets the L.P run.

If I am not mistaken this is the first Papayya Sastri's poem G recorded.
adwaitamoorti, sandhyaSree followed later.

Ha! Its not the entire text, but only selected verses were sung!
The entire pushpa vilaapam text is available on Sanka Ramakrishna's 
homepage. And the recorded version (and all other non-film songs)
text is available on G's home page.