Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12:
Even though classical status for Odissi music remains a far-fetched dream and popular usage of the music goes back to an era bygone, Odia Twitterati today took to Twitter to trend #Odissiclassicalmusic nationwide to raise awareness about the rich culture and heritage of Odisha.
Orchestrated well in advance by @shrijagannatha, @nidhi_budha and the likes, #Odissiclassicalmusic became one of the top trends this morning. The trend saw well above 4000 tweets by afternoon – which can be interpreted as a clear indicator of the interest of the pop generation in their roots.
Best part of the trend, however, was the vast and well researched information shared through the tweets – which essentially is a rare commodity in Twitter.
Here are few tweets from the trend:
@OdiaCulture – Lyric in #OdissiClassicalMusic is far more important and its repertoire of songs are vast, from GitaGovinda to Kavichandra’s Bitilata Jamini
@OdiaCulture – The #OdissiClassicalMusic lyrics are the works of greatest poets from Odisha: Jayadeva, Gopalakrushna, UpendraBhanja, Kavisurya, Banamali..
@abhiertigibbet – Dashavatarastotram of Jayadeva from Geetagovindam rendered by Pt. Raghunath Panigrahi in #OdissiClassicalMusic style https://youtu.be/wysgnCa1HN0
@kumariika – Did you know the latest Indian Idol Junior winner Ananya is also an accomplished #OdissiClassicalMusic Singer.
@OdiaCulture tweeted – #OdissiClassicalMusic has influenced popular songs across genres, Bollywood music,Odia film music,Bhajans,Geetinatya
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Among hundreds of others, @pandapritam0, @rahulrajsrkfan, @Proud_Odia, @mbiswajyoti, @sala_budha, @Ranjan_Nayak, @shrijagannatha, @akala_kushmanda, @tapasr10 etc were the tweeple who contributed most to the trend.