Birgovindpur(sakhigopal)21/1/18;Seminar on Role of Champu in Odishi Music was organised by Guru Jaladhar Pradhan at Ramhari Das Odisi Guru kul trust in Bira Govind pur,Puri.Guru Ramhari Das had presided the seminar while Mruntanjaya Rath has co ordinate the seminar., it brought together Odissi singer and scholars from all over the state.
This is a presentation on Role of Champu in Odishi Music . Champus are alphabetical compositions in Oriya and Sanskrit, where the first word of every line in a composition starts with the same alphabet. Thus in a ‘bha-champu’, every line starts with a word beginning with ‘bha’. while the ‘padya’, poetic compositions that are champus, are in Oriya, the ‘gadya’ compositions are Sanskrit prose.
In this seminar singer,schlor had discuss and read their article on the concerned subject, There are many writings of the Champu genre in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit Champu composed by King Bhoja is well known. Many poets, in the medieval period till this date, were and still are composing Champus of numerous titles. There are many writings of the Champu genre in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit Champu composed by King Bhoja is well known. Many poets, in the medieval period till this date, were and still are composing Champus of numerous titles. said Brundaban Jena ,Eminent Lyricist and Film Director.
Pandit Artatran satpathy said amidst them all, Kavisurya Baladev Rath is the unchallenged master of this genre. His epithet ‘Kavisurya’, meaning ‘Sun Among Poets’ establishes his literary skill. So famous is his Kishora Chandrananda Champu that the word Champu itself means to a layman in Odisha his work. As per Gru Ramhari Das”Kishora Chandrananda Champu is an anthology consisting of individual champus from Ka to Kshya- the 34 consonants of the Odia Alphabet, that is, there is one song for each of the 34 consonants in the Oriya alphabet. As mentioned before, a champu has part-prose and part-poetry. In the Kishora Chandrananda Champu, the prose part is in Sanskrit, while the poetry is in Odia. Each Line of the poetry starts with the same letter.In this seminar Dr. Chittaranjan Mallia,Bijya Jena,Secy,Odisha sangeet Natak Akademy,Sangita Goswain.Dhaenswar swain.Pandit Biswanath Rath,Guru Kesab Rout,Trilichan Mohapatra,Subodh Pattnaik,Chandramani Lenka and Govind Pal had discussed the different aspects of Role of champu in odishi music.This seminar was held by the financial assistance of Government ment of India cultural Department under CF grant.