Paramahamsa spelled paramahansa or paramhansa, is a Sanskrit religio-theological title of honor applied to Hindu spiritual teachers who are regarded as having attained enlightenment. The title means "supreme swan," and symbolizes spiritual discrimination; the swan is at home on land and on water. To be in divine ecstasy and to be wakeful is the paramahansa state; the word'Paramahamsa' signifies one, Awakened in all realms. Paramahansa is the highest level of spiritual development in which a union with ultimate reality has been attained by a sannyasi. Paramahamsa is a Sanskrit word translated as'supreme swan'; the word is compounded of Sanskrit परम parama meaning'supreme' or'transcendent' and Sanskrit हंस hamsa meaning'swan or wild goose'. The prefix parama is the same element seen in a title for God. Early English scholars of Indian language and religion may have mockingly translated hamsa as'goose' in particular, because in English folklore a goose traditionally denotes foolishness and irresponsibility.
But in Hindic tradition, wild geese, including swans, are noted for characteristics of discipline, stamina and beauty. This is said of the bar-headed goose, whose migratory route from Central Asia to India and back forces it to fly over the Himalayas twice a year, a feat which makes it one of the highest flying birds in the world. Hamsa may be a religious allegory with a philosophical meaning. One such etymology suggests that the words'aham' and'sa' are joined to become'hamsa'. Here,'I' refers to the jivatma or jivatama, the living soul, and'he' the paramatma or paramatama or supreme soul; this relationship reflects of Advaita philosophy, which advocates the oneness of jivatma and paramatma. The word aham is common to many Eastern religions. From aham is derived ahamkara or ego; the hamsa is the mount or vehicle, of the god Brahma. In the Vedas and the Purânas it is a symbol for the soul/Soul; the hamsa is said to be the only creature, capable of separating milk from water once they have been mixed.
It is symbolic for a spiritually advanced being, capable of controlling the breath energy in such a way that he only absorbs pure vibrations from all the different energies the world contains. To the Paramahamsa on the other hand, the whole of creation is God himself, there is nothing else but God alone; this person is a realized soul liberated from all bonds with the world, who knows no obligations, no likes or dislikes. He is without any needs because he is immersed in God. Paramahamsa, as a religio/theological title, is applied to an adept class of Hindu renunciates, realized masters who, having attained the supreme yogic state, or nirvikalpa samādhi, can always distinguish between the Real from the unreal; the hamsa mantra indicates the sound made by the inhalation of the breath. Some followers believe title cannot be assumed by oneself, but must be conferred by a recognized authority, either another individual swami, himself esteemed as enlightened, or by a committee of spiritual leaders.
Paramahaṃsa is the title of one of the Upanishads. Abhiram Parmahansa Chandradhoja Paramahansa Dev Dayanidhi Paramahansa Dev Lahiri Mahasaya Nigamananda Paramahansa Paramahamsa Hariharananda Paramahamsa Prajnanananda Paramahansa Yogananda Paramhansa Acharya Yogiraj Balkrishananda'Mukta-Buddha' Paramhansa Nikhileshwarananda Paramhansa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati Paramhansa Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati Paramhansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati Ramakrishna Paramahansa Sadanand ji Paramhansa Shivdharmanand Paramahansa Srimad Durga Prasanna Paramahansa Dev Swami Sri Yukteswar Hindu lexicon Hindu glossary Hamsa - The Bar-headed Goose, Anser indicus
Aamir Husain Khan known as Aamir Khan, is an Indian film actor, director and television talk-show host. Through his thirty-five-year career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema, he has a large global following in Southern Asia and Greater China, has been described by Newsweek as "the biggest movie star" in the world. Khan is the recipient of numerous awards, including nine Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, an AACTA Award, as well as an Academy Award nomination, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010, received an honorary title from the Government of China in 2017. Khan first appeared on screen as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat; as an adult, his first feature film role was in the experimental film Holi, he began a full-time acting career with a leading role in the tragic romance Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. His performance in the film and in the thriller Raakh earned him a National Film Award in the Special Mention category.
He established himself as a leading actor of Hindi cinema in the 1990s by appearing in a number of commercially successful films, including the romantic dramas Dil and Raja Hindustani, for which he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor, the thriller Sarfarosh. He played against type in the acclaimed Canadian-Indian co-production 1947: Earth. In 1999 he founded Aamir Khan Productions, whose first film, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, earned him a National Film Award for Best Popular Film and two more Filmfare Awards. After a four-year absence from the screen, Khan returned to portray leading roles, notably in the 2006 box-office hits Fanaa and Rang De Basanti, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par, a major success that garnered him the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director. Khan's greatest global success came with the thriller Ghajini, the comedy-drama 3 Idiots, the action film Dhoom 3, the satire PK, the sports biopic Dangal, each having held the record for being the highest-grossing Indian film, while Secret Superstar held the record for being highest-grossing Indian film featuring a female protagonist.
Khan won his third Best Actor award at Filmfare for Dangal. His films are known for dealing with social issues in Indian society, they combine the entertainment and production values of commercial masala films with the believable narratives and strong messages of parallel cinema. Within and beyond the film industry, Khan is an activist and humanitarian, has participated and spoken out for various social causes, some of which have sparked political controversy, he has created and hosted the television talk show Satyamev Jayate, through which he highlights sensitive social issues in India influencing the Indian parliament. His work as a social reformer, tackling issues ranging from poverty and education to abuse and discrimination, earned him an appearance on the Time 100 list of most influential people in the world. Khan was married to his first wife, Reena Dutta, for fifteen years, after which he married the film director Kiran Rao, he has three children—two with Dutta, one with Rao through surrogacy.
Khan was born on 14 March 1965 in Bombay to Tahir Hussain, a film producer, Zeenat Hussain. Several of his relatives were members of the Hindi film industry, including his late paternal uncle, the producer-director Nasir Hussain, he has a relation to the cinema of Pakistan as well, being a relative of movie director Syed Sibtain Fazli, who's grandson, Umair Fazli a movie director, made the 2016 box-office success Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal, himself being the brother of Ayesha Fazli, the wife of singer-actor Ali Zafar of Pakistan. Outside the movie industry, he is related to the Indian Islamic scholar and politician Abul Kalam Azad through his grandmother. Khan is the eldest of four siblings, his nephew, Imran Khan, is a contemporary Hindi film actor. As a child actor, Khan appeared on screen in two minor roles. At the age of eight, he appeared in a popular song in the Nasir Hussain-directed film Yaadon Ki Baaraat, the first Bollywood masala film; the following year, he portrayed the younger version of Mahendra Sandhu's character in his father's production Madhosh.
Khan attended J. B. Petit School for his pre-primary education switching to St. Anne's High School, Bandra until the eighth grade, completed his ninth and tenth grade at the Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, he played tennis in state level championships, became a state-level champion. He has professed he was "much more into sports than studies", he completed his twelfth grade from Mumbai's Narsee Monjee College. Khan described his childhood as "tough" due to the financial problems faced by his father, whose film productions were unsuccessful, he said, "There would be at least 30 calls a day from creditors calling for their money." He was always at risk of being expelled from school for non-payment of fees. At the age of sixteen, Khan was involved in the experimental process of making a 40-minute silent film, directed by his school friend Aditya Bhattacharya; the film was funded by the filmmaker Shriram Lagoo, an acquaintance of Bhattacharya, who provided them with a few thousand rupees. Khan's parents did not want him to make films, wishing that he would instead pu
Indians are the nationals or citizens of India, the second most populous nation in the world, containing 17.50% of the world's population. "Indian" refers to nationality, rather than a particular language. Due to emigration, the Indian diaspora is present throughout the world, notably in other parts of Asia, North America, the Caribbean and Africa; the demonymn Indian today applies to nationals of the Republic of India, although before the partition of India in 1947, nationals residing in the entirety of British India were known as Indians as well. The name Bhārata has been used as a self-ascribed name by people of the Indian subcontinent and the Republic of India; the designation "Bhārata" appears in the official Sanskrit name of Bhārata Gaṇarājya. The name is derived from the ancient Vedic and Puranas, which refer to the land that comprises India as "Bhārata varṣam" and uses this term to distinguish it from other varṣas or continents; the Bhāratas were a vedic tribe mentioned in the Rigveda, notably participating in the Battle of the Ten Kings.
India is named after legendary Emperor Bharata, a descendant of the Bhāratas tribe, scion of Kuru Dynasty who unified the Indian Subcontinent under one realm. उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम् । वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।। "The country that lies north of the ocean and south of the snowy mountains is called Bhāratam. In the Hindu text, Skanda Purana it is stated that "Rishabhanatha was the son of Nabhiraja, Rishabha had a son named Bharata, after the name of this Bharata, this country is known as Bharata-varsha." This has been mentioned in Vishnu Purana, Vayu Purana, Linga Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Agni Purana, Skanda Purana and Markandeya Purana that this country is known as Bharata Varsha after Bharat Chakravartin.ऋषभो मरुदेव्याश्च ऋषभात भरतो भवेत् भरताद भारतं वर्षं, भरतात सुमतिस्त्वभूत् Rishabhanatha was born to Marudevi, Bharata was born to Rishabh, Bharatvarsha arose from Bharata, Sumati arose from Bharata — Vishnu Purana In early Vedic literature, the term Āryāvarta was in popular use before Bhārata.
The Manusmṛti gives the name Āryāvarta to "the tract between the Himalaya and the Vindhya ranges, from the Eastern to the Western Sea". While the word Indian and India is derived from Greek Ἰνδία, via Latin India. Indía in Koine Greek denoted the region beyond the Indus river, since Herodotus ἡ Ἰνδική χώρη, hē Indikē chōrē; the name is derived from Sindhu, the Sanskrit name of the river Indus, but meaning "river" generically. The history of India includes the prehistoric societies in the Indian subcontinent; the Indian people established during ancient, medieval to early eighteenth century some of the greatest empires and dynasties in South Asian history like the Maurya Empire, Satavahana dynasty, Gupta Empire, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Chalukya Empire, Chola Empire, Karkota Empire, Pala Empire, Vijayanagara Empire, Maratha Empire and Sikh Empire. The first great Empire of the Indian people was the Maurya Empire having Patliputra as its capital, conquered the major part of South Asia in the 4th and 3rd century BC during the reign of the Indian Emperors Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka alongside their senior advisor, Acharya Chanakya, the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in the World.
The next great ancient Empire of the Indian people was the Gupta Empire. This period, witnessing a Hindu religious and intellectual resurgence, is known as the classical or "Golden Age of India". During this period, aspects of Indian civilisation, administration and Hinduism and Buddhism spread to much of Asia, while Chola Empire in the south had flourishing maritime trade links with the Roman Empire during this period; the ancient Indian mathematicians Aryabhata, Bhāskara I and Brahmagupta invented the concept of zero and the Hindu–Arabic numeral system decimal system during this period. During this period Indian cultural influence spread over many parts of Southeast Asia which led to the establishment of Indianized kingdoms in Southeast Asia. During the early medieval period the great Rashtrakuta dynasty dominated the major part of the Indian subcontinent. From the 8th to 10th century and the Indian Emperor Amoghavarsha of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty was described by the Arab traveller Sulaiman as one of the four great kings of the world.
The medieval south Indian mathematician Mahāvīra liv
Pandit Chhannulal Mishra is a Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted exponent of the Kirana gharana of the Hindustani classical music and the Khayal and the'Purab Ang' – Thumri. He has been awarded the'Shiromani Award' of Bombay. P. Govt. P Government and the Bihar Sangeet Shiromani Award, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, on 25 January 2010. Mishra was born on 3 August 1936 in Hariharpur, Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, in the home of Badri Prasad Mishra, his grandfather, "Gudai Maharaj" Shamta Prasad, was a noted tabla player. He first learnt music with his father, Badri Prasad Mishra, was was educated by'Ustad Abdul Ghani Khan' of the Kirana gharana, he was trained thereafter by Thakur Jaidev Singh. Anjali – Audio CD with 10 tracks which include four Stutis, two Shlokas, two Chalisas, one Stotra and one Vandana dedicated to various aspects of Shakti – Durga, Kali, Vindhyeshwari, Ganga, Bhavani. Echoes of Benaras Volume 3 – Audio CD with three Thumris, one Sawani and one Chaiti.
Holi Ke Rang – Tesu Ke Phool – Audio CD with eight songs on Holi, seven describing the Holi of Radha and Krishna and one describing the Holi of Parvati and Shiva. Kabir – A set of two audio CDs with 12 Bhajans authored by Kabir, a middle-age mystic from Benares. Krishna Madhav – A set of two audio CDs with 12 Bhajans dedicated to Krishna. Purvaiya – Chaiti – Audio CD with nine songs of the Chaiti genre which are traditionally sung in the Hindu month of Chaitra which falls during spring. Purvaiya – Kajari – Audio CD with eight songs of the Kajari genre which are traditionally sung during the rainy season. Rama Raga – Audio CD with a one-hour rendition of the three words Raja and Raga in various Ragas. Tulsidas – Ramcharitmanas – Audio CD with five excerpts from the Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas in different Ragas. Shiv Vivah – Audio CD with the marriage of Parvati and Shiva from the Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas sung in eleven different Ragas, along with four Bhajans dedicated to Shiva. Spirit Of Benares – Audio CD with two Khayals, two Thumris and two Dadaras.
Krishna – From The Heart Of Benaras – Audio CD with nine songs dedicated to Krishna. Sundar Kand – A set of four audio CDs with the entire Sundar Kand of the Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas sung in different Ragas, along with two Bhajans dedicated to Hanuman. Music from the living room - Pt Channulal Mishra Makar Records MAKCD027 The Lyrical Tradition of Khyal 8 - Pandit Channulal Mishra. Aarakshan – Two songs, Kaun Si Dor with Shreya Ghoshal and Saans Albeli. Mohalla Assi -Title track Official Site of Chhannulal Mishra
Chhattisgarh is one of the 29 states of India, located in the centre-east of the country. It is the tenth-largest state in India, with an area of 135,191 km2. With a 2011 population of 25.5 million, Chhattisgarh is the 16th-most populated state in the country. A resource-rich state, it is a source of electricity and steel for the country, accounting for 15% of the total steel produced. Chhattisgarh is one of the fastest-developing states in India; the state was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 10 Chhattisgarhi and 6 Gondi speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. The capital city is Raipur. Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in northeast, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana in the south, Odisha in the southeast; the state comprises 27 districts. The Gross State Domestic Product of Chhattisgarh is ₹3.63 lakh crore and the per capita GSDP ₹102,762 There are several opinions as to the origin of the name Chhattisgarh, which in ancient times was known as Dakshina Kosala.
"Chhattisgarh" was popularised during the time of the Maratha Empire and was first used in an official document in 1795. It is claimed; the old state had 36 demesnes: Ratanpur, Kharound, Kautgarh, Sondhi, Padarbhatta, Champa, Chhuri, Matin, Pendra, Kurkuti-kandri, Patan, Singarpur, Omera, Saradha, Menhadi, Sirpur, Rajim, Suvarmar and Akaltara. However, experts do not agree with this explanation, as 36 forts cannot be archaeologically identified in this region. Another view, more popular with experts and historians, is that Chhattisgarh is the corrupted form of Chedisgarh meaning Raj or "Empire of the Chedis". In ancient times, Chhattisgarh region had been part of the Chedi dynasty of Kalinga, in modern Odisha. In the medieval period up to 1803, a major portion of present eastern Chhattisgarh was part of the Sambalpur Kingdom of Odisha; the northern and southern parts of the state are hilly. The highest point in the state is the Gaurlata. Deciduous forests of the Eastern Highlands Forests cover 44% of the state.
The state animal is wild Asian buffalo. The state bird is hill myna; the state tree is the Sal found in Bastar division. In the north lies the edge of the great Indo-Gangetic plain; the Rihand River, a tributary of the Ganges, drains this area. The eastern end of the Satpura Range and the western edge of the Chota Nagpur Plateau form an east-west belt of hills that divide the Mahanadi River basin from the Indo-Gangetic plain; the outline of Chhattisgarh is like a sea horse. The central part of the state lies in the fertile upper basin of the Mahanadi river and its tributaries; this area has extensive rice cultivation. The upper Mahanadi basin is separated from the upper Narmada basin to the west by the Maikal Hills and from the plains of Odisha to the east by ranges of hills; the southern part of the state lies on the Deccan plateau, in the watershed of the Godavari River and its tributary, the Indravati River. The Mahanadi is the chief river of the state; the other main rivers are Hasdo, Indravati, Jonk and Shivnath.
It is situated in the east of Madhya Pradesh. The natural environment of Koriya in Chhattisgarh includes forests, mountains and waterfalls. Koriya was a princely state during the British rule in India. Koriya is known for its mineral deposits. Coal is found in this part of the country; the dense forests are rich in wildlife. The Amrit Dhara Waterfall, Koriya's main attraction, is a natural waterfall which originates from the Hasdeo River; the fall is situated seven kilometres from Koriya on the Manendragarh-Baikunthpur road. The Amrit Dhara Waterfall falls from a height of 27 m, it is 3–4.5 m wide. Chirimiri is one of the more popular places, known for its natural environment and climate, in Chhattisgarh; the climate of Chhattisgarh is tropical. It is hot and humid because of its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer and its dependence on the monsoons for rains. Summer temperatures in Chhattisgarh can reach 45 °C; the monsoon season is a welcome respite from the heat. Chhattisgarh receives an average of 1,292 millimetres of rain.
Winter is from November to January and it is a good time to visit Chhattisgarh. Winters are pleasant with less humidity. Chhattisgarh has coverage of two-lane or one-lane roads which provides connectivity to major cities. Eleven national highways passing through the state which are together 3078.40 km in length. However, most national highways are in poor condition and provide only two lanes for slow moving traffic. Many national highways are on paper and not converted into four-lane highway; this includes 130A New, 130B New, 130C New, 130D New, 149B New, 163A New, 343 New, 930New.. Other national highway includes NH 6, NH 16, NH 43, NH 12A, NH 78, NH 111, NH 200, NH 202, NH 216, NH 217, NH 221, NH30NH 930 NEW; the state highways and major district roads constitute another network of 8,031 km. Chhattisgarh has one of the lowest densities of National Highway in Central and South India, similar to the North Eastern state of Assam; the entire railway network spread over the state comes under the geographical jurisdiction of the South East
Kuzhur Narayana Marar
Kuzhur Narayana Marar was an Indian musician, considered to be one of the masters of Panchavadyam. He was awarded Padmabhushan by Government of India for his contributions to the propagation of Panchavadyam in 2010, he is the first Panchavadyam exponent to receive Padmabhushan award. Narayana Marar was born in Kuzhur, a tiny hamlet near Mala in Thrissur district in Kerala to Manikyamangalam Vadakkini Kochupilla Kurup and Kuzhur Neduparambath Kunjipilla Amma on 25 May 1925, he started learning Panchavadyam at the early age of five under the tutelage of his father. He learned Keli from Eravipurath Appu Marar, Thimila from Perumpilli Kesava Marar and Thayambaka from Manikyamangalam Narayana Marar. Narayan Marar died at the age of 91 on 11 August 2011. Narayana Marar along with his two elder brothers, Kuttappa Marar and Chandran Marar were called Kuzhur triumvirate, they together created a new style in Panchavadyam rendition and were a regular presence at the Pooram festivals of Kerala. Narayana Marar started participating in Thrissur Pooram from the age of 19 and was a regular till retired at the age of 60.
Pallavur Appu Marar Puraskaram - 2005 Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award - 2004 Panchvadya Kulapathi Puraskaram Profile in The Hindu Daily Profile Felicitation Video Profile in The Hindu daily Amritha TV Documentary on YouTube
Pandit Puttaraj Gawai was an Indian musician in the Hindustani classical tradition, a scholar who authored more than 80 books in Kannada and Hindi, a music teacher and a social servant. A member of the Gwalior Gharana, he is renowned for his ability to play many instruments such as the veena, the tabla, violin etc. as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music vachanas. A famous vocalist both in Hindustani and Karnataka Music, he is the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, awarded in 2008. He was born into a poor Kannada Lingayat family in Devara Hospete in Hangal taluk of Haveri district of Karnataka, his parents were Siddamma. He lost his eyesight at the age of 6, he lost his parents. His maternal uncle Chandrashekharaiah raised him. Seeing Gawai's interest in music, his uncle took him to Veereshwara Punyashrama, run by Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai. Under the guidance of Panchakshara Gawai, he mastered Hindustani, he mastered carnatic music under the guidance of Mundarigi Raghavendrachar.
He had mastered many instruments harmonium, violin and 10 other music instruments. Puttaraj Gawai set up a theater company which would not only to help in raising funds to provide free food, shelter,education to disabled orphans but to contribute to the theater culture. Thus,"SriGuru Kumareshwara Krupa Poshita Natya Company "was established, his first play'Sri Sivayogi Sidharama' written and directed by him brought in profit and was applauded. This was followed by many other successful productions. Puttaraj Gawai has authored over 80 books on spirituality, history as well as biographies of many'sharanas' of the Bhakti movement of the 12th century, he has authored books in Kannada and Sanskrit. He re-wrote the Bhagavad Gita in Braille script. Puttaraja Gawai is one of the pioneers of Veereshwara Punyashrama, a music school dedicated to imparting musical knowledge to people who are differentially able-d. Disabled people blind from all castes and sections of the society are taught music in the ashram.
Pt. Dr. Puttaraj Kavi Gavaiji has been the pontiff of Shree Veereshwara Punyashrama Since 1944, after the demise of Pt. Panchaxara Gavaiji who founded this Ashrama for the upliftment of the born-blind children and orphans. Since its inception in 1942, Shree Veereshwar Punyashrama has been feeding and educating the born-blind and the orphans and the poor children free of cost, without discrimination on the basis of caste and creed; the Ashrama is run on the strength of voluntary donations by its devotees. The mission of the Ashrama is selfless service to the community and poorest and the blind; the disciples trained and educated in Music. and Fine Arts have become music teachers, stage-artists, radio-artists and professionals in the field of arts in thousands. "Pt. Panchaxari Gavi Drama Theatre" organized and founded by Pt. Puttaraj Gaviji has given innumerable performances and has been considered as one of the pioneering feats of Theatre Movement in the North Karnataka. Being dedicated to furthering the art of stage drama, this dramatic company has produced thousands of stage artists who have earned national and international fame.
Punyashrama has produced thousands of "Kirtanakaras" who are busy delivering Puranas and Pravachanas and Keertanas all over the state. Thus, Shree Veereshwara Punyashrama is rendering valuable services in the field of literature, religion and social service, it is dedicated to the cause of the welfare of the blind and down-trodden for over seventy years in its own humble way. The secular credentials of this institution has made this Ashrama typical and a class by itself; the Pontiff of Shree Veereshwara Punyashrama, Gadag is viewed by the devotees as a "Walking God on the Earth". Shree Veereshwara Punyashrama of Gadag is a popular and influential Ashrama in Karnataka, it is a charity institution dedicated to the upliftment of the blind and poor children. More than 1000 children are fed free of cost; the Ashrama runs Thirteen institutions comprising musical as well as general education. Shree Veereshwara Punyashrama is run on its own strength without any aid from the Government, it has been contributing to the society the talented musicians, music teachers, stage - artists and the professionals in the field of music and fine arts.
Shree Veereshwara Punyashrama is thoroughtly a secular institution and admits students from all sections of society without discrimination on the basis of caste and creed. The pontiff, Pt. Puttaraj Kavi Gavaiji has been serving out society in different capacities and is a catalyst of social and communal harmony, he richly deserves any coveted prize and honour like "Padma Vibhushan Award". Gawai has taught many students; some of his well-known students are: Chandrashekhar Puranikmath. S. Ballesh Veerashwar Madri Rajguru Guruswami Kalikeri, Venkatesh Kumar He died 17 September 2010, at Veereshwara Punyashrama, Karnataka, he was buried at the ashram as per the veerashaiva traditions with respectful government honours. More than 1 million devotees attended his funeral ceremony in Gadag on 18 September 2010; the Karnataka state government declared state mourning on Saturday and holiday for government offices as a mark of respect to the multi-faceted personality. Some of his important works are listed below.
Sangeet Shastra Jnana Tabla Shikshaka GuruSudha Part 1 & 2 Taala Panchakshara Akkamahadevi Purana Haveri Shivabasava Purana Ankalagi Adavi Siddeswara Purana Huchala Guru Siddeshwa