'Gita Govindam' – Audio CD released on 15th August, 2006
On August 15, 2006 Swathi has brought out an audio CD 'Gita Govindam' on AshtaPadi which presents a delectable fare of love lyrics from Gita Govindam, the 12th century A.D musical play by Jayadeva. Despite contents that are outwardly erotic, Ashtapadis carry a very strong undercurrent of deepest philosophical truth. There are 6 tracks in this CD tuned by 'Kalaimamani' Dr. S.V. Ramanan and sung by none other than 'Padmashri' Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the legendary Bharatanatyam danseuse.
The tune and the stirring & soulful voice of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam add a new dimension to the profound lyrics that celebrate the intense love between Radha & Krishna.
A coherent explanation by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam of the context and meaning of each Ashtapadhi comes as a value addition.
In short, it is an aural delight and an ideal choreographic tool. Launch function was held at ttvaloka , First Copy of the Audio CD was released by Prof. Prema Pandurang (Mg.Trustee, Kshetropasana) and was received by Sri R.Krishnaswamy (Senior Advocate & President, Federation of City Sabhas).