Bibiladeniye Mahanama

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Bibiladeniye Mahanama
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Background information
Born (1989-10-31) 31 October 1989 (age 29)
Dompe, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
GenresFilm scores, classical, Buddhist music, religious music, pop music, relaxation music, spiritual music
Occupation(s)Composer, music arranger, music producer, music director, Buddhist monk
Years active2005 – present
LabelsShare The Love
Websitebibiladeniyemahanama.com

Bibiladeniye Mahanama is a Theravada Buddhist monk, composer, and Spiritual music producer from Sri Lanka.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bibiladeniye Mahanama was born on 31 October 1989 at the government hospital in Dompe. His birth name, Wanaviraja Wasala Mudhiyanselage Lahiru Madhusanka, was given to him by his mother, Indrani Tennakoon, and father, Wanaviraja Wasala Mudhiyanselage Abeyratne Bandara. He is the eldest of their three children. Lahiru had his primary education at Jayanthi Central College in Nikaweratiya. He was ordained a Buddhist monk on 27 July 1999 and given his present name Bibiladeniye Mahanama. He was a student of Kotawila Sri Premaloka Thero at the Vidyawardena Pirivena in Dehiwela. and Wahantare Siddhartha thero at Sri Shailathalaramaya - Panduwasnuwara.[2] His initial Pirivena education was at the Paramadhamma Cheitiya Pirivena in Ratmalana since 1999, and continued his higher studies at the Sri Pandukabhya Pirivena in Panduwasnuwara. His Advanced Level education was at the Kurunegala Baudhaloka Vidyawarthana Pirivena under the guidance of Wahantare Siddhartha Thero.[3]

He was awarded a scholarship to study computer science and music at the Kobeigana-Crasda Computer Institute, where he later worked as lecturer for two years from the age of 17.[2] With the encouragement of Wahanthare Siddhartha Thero, he studied North Indian music styles and guitar technique under the musician Danister Perera.[4] Bibiladeniye Mahanama was awarded a full scholarship by musician Dilup Gabadamudalige to study at his institute for computerised music and sound engineering in Pelawatte for two years – 2007–2009.He also studied the basics of North Indian vocal styles under the musician and professor, Dayaratne Ranatunge and Usthad Gulam Nihaz Khan in Mumbai.

Music career[edit]

Bibiladeniye Mahanama went on to work with professional musicians in Sri Lanka and internationally as a composer, director, music arranger, and recording artist.

Music arrangement and composition[edit]

  • Thimiraya, short film directed by Vidarshana Rathnayake – 2008
  • Marayage Maga, short film directed by Isuru Sandakelum – 2008
  • Paligenima, short film directed by Vidarshana Rathnayake – 2008
  • Akashadeepa, television film with Karthik Sharma (India), directed by Sakkarebailu Srinivas – 2012
  • Housewife, short film with Rohit Dubey (India), directed by Mithun M Udyawar – 2012
  • Statutory warning, short film with Rohit Dubey (India), directed by Mithun M Udyawar – 2012
  • Sheela & Marius, animated film based on the children's book by Predi Vukovi (Switzerland) – 2012[5]
  • Solo Buddhist Song Project,Produced by University of Visual and Performing art – Colombo – 2013
  • Documentary Film" , Produced by Sri Lankan General Hospital Service - 2015
  • Theme music , Produced by Sri Lankan Lawyers Association's Social Awareness - 2016
  • Sasara Wassanaya - Derana Tv , Produced by Devinda Koongahage - 2016
  • Girivassipura , Directed by Devinda Koongahage - Upcoming [6]
  • Vajirarama Dhamma school, Documentary Film for Celebrating Century - 2018 [7]

,[8][9][10][11][6] [7]

Music and background recordings[edit]

  • Karuna Nadee, Buddhist oratorio by Dinesh Subasinghe – 2010[12]
  • Sundarai Premaya, television drama directed by Chandrathna Mapitigama, with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe – 2007–2009
  • Hitata Wahal Vimi, television drama directed by Mohan Niyaz with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe
  • Sihina Wasanthaya, television drama (final episode) directed by Sunil Costa, Sanjaya Nirmal, and Saranga Mendis with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe
  • Me Uyanata Mal Genna film directed by Chandrathna Mapitigama with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe – 2009–2010
  • Hiru Dutu Malak, film directed by Cleatus Mendis with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe – 2011
  • Surangana Lovin Evilla, film directed by Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe – 2011–2012
  • Siwamma Dhanapala, stage play by Tennyson Cooray with music direction by Dinesh Subasinghe – 2012
  • Kaviya , An Educational Poem Collection with Ranjith Premaweera – 2016
  • Dhamma School Theme Song , Reproduction by Sirsa TV with Ranjith Premaweera – 2016
  • Jathaka GATHA - PEO TV Poem - 2018
  • Kurulu Geesara , An Educational Song Collection with Chamra Ruwanthilaka – 2019

Soundtracks[edit]

  • Derana Little Star with Peshala Manoj
  • Symphony of Buddhism
  • Nature and Environment, lengthy instrumental work with nature sounds, with Sri Lanka Nature forum[13][failed verification]
  • Kataragama, with Nimantha Heshan
  • "Share the Love" theme music and "In this Environment" for the Share the Love open-air concert at Battaramulla on 4 July 2011.[14][failed verification]
  • Sheela & Marius, animated film based on the children's book by Predi Vukovi (Switzerland) – 2012[5]
  • Derana Little Star - Final - Soundtrack - 2016 with Peshala Manoj
  • Nidahasata Pakshawemu - 2017
  • Youth Wesak - UN WESAK DAY - 2018
  • Iti Pahanweta - Easter Day Attac Memorial - 2019


Albums[edit]

  • Premaye Namen, with Charith Priyadhammika – 2007
  • Sudu Piyumak Se, children's song album, with Lahiru Chamalka, – 2008
  • Sansara Sangramaye, collection of Buddhist songs performed by Sri Lankan singers, with Dinesh Subasinghe[2]
  • Kampitha Sewaneli, collection of songs by Jayasena Kottegoda performed by Sri Lankan singers
  • Share the Love relaxation Music album – 2014,[8][9][10][11][15]
  • Breath Of Life - Upcoming

Awards[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Sri Lanka National Drugs Prevention & Operation Unit theme song
  • Sri Lanka Environmental Ministry theme song (2009)
  • Bo Sevana Pre-School theme song, Bo Sevana Foundation
  • "Rima Rima", theme for Yanni's holiday celebration by Street Team 2010, with Dinesh Subasinghe
  • "Independence" theme song on Sirasa Superstar Generation 04, with Nimantha Heshan
  • Pansiya Panas Jathaka Poth Wahanse, Audio Version of 548 Stories[17]
  • "Buddhist chanting Suttras" with Omalpe Sobhitha Thero – 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lakehouse.lk (21 July 2009). මනෝධර්ම සංගීතය සොයා යෑම. Retrieved 4 May 2013 (in Sinhalese)
  2. ^ a b c Lakehouse.lk (21 July 2009). ‘ධර්ම ශාන්ති ආධ්‍යාත්මික හමුවෙන්’ බෞද්ධ සංගීත නිර්මාණ රැසක් එළි දකී. (in Sinhalese)
  3. ^ Samarasinghe, Sarashi (19 July 2009). "The Music Monk". The Nation. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. ^ silumina.lk (25 January 2009)' හන්තානෙට පායන හඳ ලස්සනයි ද කියන්න Archived 30 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 4 May 2013 (in Sinhalese).
  5. ^ a b Sheela & Marius (sheela.ch) "Die Musiker" Archived 15 January 2013 at Archive.today. Retrieved 4 May 2013 (in German).
  6. ^ a b https://sarasaviya.lk/2017/02/23/?fn=sa1702236]. (in Sinhalese)
  7. ^ a b http://www.rivira.lk/online/2018/08/11/157469]. (in Sinhalese)
  8. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)]. (in Sinhalese)
  9. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). (in English)
  10. ^ a b http://www.lakbima.lk/oldpapers/daliylakbima/2014/April/last_06_04_14/ridma.pdf Archived 24 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine]. (in Sinhalese)
  11. ^ a b http://epaper.ada.lk/images/flippingbook/2014/03/31/17.jpg]. (in Sinhalese)
  12. ^ Daily Mirror (27 January 2011). "Dinesh launches first ever Buddhist oratorio" Archived 5 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  13. ^ Climateadaptation.lk. People Archived 1 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  14. ^ Gamge, Yasaratne (13 July 2011). "Musicians assemble to Share the Love" Archived 21 February 2013 at Archive.today. Daily News. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  15. ^ http://www.sharethelovemusic.com Archived 15 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine [1] Archived 15 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (in English language)
  16. ^ http://www.news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/11360-state-music-awards-2015-today-at-bmich. (in English language)
  17. ^ Pansiyapanasjathakaya [2] Archived 1 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

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