Damodar Hota

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Pt. Damodar Hota
Origin Puri, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Genres Hindustani Classical Music, Uddra Paddhatiya Sangeet
Occupation(s) Classical Singer, Composer, Scholar

Pandit Damodar Hota (born in 1935) is an Indian classical musician based in Odisha, India. He is an exponent of Hindustani classical music as well as classical Odissi music (Uddra Paddhatiya Sangeet).

Background[edit]

A Top Grade artist of Doordarshan and All India Radio, he represents the traditional singing style of the Gwalior Gharana. He is a disciple of Padmashree Nada Maharishi Pt. Balwant Rai Bhatt(Bhav Rang) and Sangeet Martand Pt. Omkarnath Thakur(Pranav Rang). His compositions bear the pen name "Swar Rang."

Pandit Hota was a student scholar of the Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy. He studied at the College of Music and Fine Arts at Banaras Hindu University. For his Doctor Of Music (Sangeet Pravin) degree, he was awarded the Pandit Mirashi Buwa Puraskar. Pandit Hota holds Madhyama Purna in Tabla and Visharad in Pakhawaj.

He served as Senior Lecturer of Hindustani Vocal Music and Principal at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya.

Present[edit]

Pandit Hota has been teaching music in the gurukul tradition since 1963. He is the founder and chief guru of Swar Rang, an institution of Hindustani Classical and Uddra Padhatiya Sangeet. He has authored twenty books on practical, theoretical, and historical aspects of both forms of music, many of which are used as syllabus work across Odisha. The music society he founded organises frequent classical music programs. Since 2007, Pandit Hota has chaired the annual Tridhara National Music Conference which features Uddra Paddhatiya music alongside the Hindustani and Carnatic forms.

Publications[edit]

1.Kishore Chandrananda Champu Lahari 2.Udra Paddhattiya Mela Raga Tala Laksyana 3.Laksyna- o -Swar Malika Lahari {PART 1} 4.Srimandira Sangeeta Mala {PART 2} 5.Sangeet Shashtra {PART 1} 6.Bharatiya Sangeeta Ra Itihasa {PART 1} 7.Udra Paddhattiya Sangeet {PART 2} 8.Udra Paddhattiya Sangeet {PART 3} 9.Udra Paddhattiya Mela Raga Tala -o- Pravandha Laksyana {PART 1} 10.Hindustani Sangeeta Lahari {PART 1} 11.Hidustani Sangeeta Lahari {PART 2} 12.Hindustani Sangeeta Lahari {PART 3}

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