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॥ शिवमहिम्न स्तोत्र पुष्पदन्त ॥
Introduction, transliteration, and translation by
Devendraray V . Bhatt and S . V . Ganesan

Introduction:

The Shiva Mahimna Stotra is very popular among the devotees of Lord Shiva and is considered one of the best among all Stotras (or Stutis) offered to Lord Shiva . The legend about the circumstances leading to the composition of this Stotra is as follows.

A king named Chitraratha had constructed a nice garden . There were beautiful flowers in this garden . These flowers were used every day by the king in worshipping Lord Shiva.

One day a Gandharva (Singer in the court of Indra, the Lord of the Heaven) named Pushhpadanta being fascinated by the beautiful flowers, began to steal them, as a consequence of which king Chitraratha could not offer flowers to Lord Shiva . He tried very hard to capture the thief, but in vain, because the Gandharvas have divine power to remain invisible.

Finally the king spread the Shiva Nirmaalya in his garden . Shiva Nirmaalya consists of the Bilva leaves, flowers, et cetera which have been used in worshipping Lord Shiva . The Shiva Nirmaalya is considered holy.

The thief Pushhpadanta, not knowing this, walked on the Shiva Nirmaalya, and by that he incurred the wrath of Lord Shiva and lost the divine power of invisibility . He then designed a prayer to Lord Shiva for forgiveness. In this prayer he sung the greatness of the Lord.

This very prayer became well known as the `Shiva Mahimna Stotra'. Lord Shiva became pleased by this StotraM, and returned Pushhpadanta's divine powers.

The legend has some basis since the name of the author is mentioned in verse number 38 of the stotraM . The recital of this stotra is very beneficial, and Shri Ramakrishna, one of the famous saints of the nineteenth century, went into samadhi just by reciting a few verses from this hymn.

Let its recitation be beneficial to you as well!
॥ ॐ नमः शिवाय॥ ॥ अथ श्री शिवमहिम्नस्तोत्रम्‌॥

महिम्नः पारं ते परमविदुषो यद्यसदृशी
स्तुतिर्ब्रह्मादीनामपि तदवसन्नास्त्वयि गिरः ।
अथाऽवाच्यः सर्वः स्वमतिपरिणामावधि गृणन्‌
ममाप्येष स्तोत्रे हर निरपवादः परिकरः॥ १॥
O, Lord Shiva, remover of all types of miseries, what wonder is there, if the prayer to you, chanted by one who is ignorant about your greatness, is worthless! Because, even the utterance ( speech ) of Brahmaa and other gods is not able to fathom your merits ( ie, greatness ). Hence, if persons with very limited intellect ( and I am one of them ) try to offer you a prayer, their attempt deserve your special favour . If it is so, I should not be a exception . Hence, (thinking like this ) I begin this prayer . (1)
अतीतः पंथानं तव च महिमा वाङ्मनसयोः
अतद्व्यावृत्त्या यं चकितमभिधत्ते श्रुतिरपि।
स कस्य स्तोतव्यः कतिविधगुणः कस्य विषयः
पदे त्वर्वाचीने पतति न मनः कस्य न वचः॥ २॥
O, Great God, so great is your majesty that it cannot be reached by speech and mind . Even the Vedas also, having become surprised, confirm your greatness by only saying `Neti', `Neti' (not this, not this) while describing you . Who can praise this type of greatness of yours? With how many qualities is it composed? Whose subject of description can it be ? And yet even then whose mind and speech are not attached to your this new Saguna form ? (2)
मधुस्फीता वाचः परमममृतं निर्मितवतः
तव ब्रह्मन्‌ किं वागपि सुरगुरोर्विस्मयपदम्‌।
मम त्वेतां वाणीं गुणकथनपुण्येन भवतः
पुनामीत्यर्थेऽस्मिन्‌ पुरमथन बुद्धिर्व्यवसिता॥ ३॥
O, Paramaatmaa (Greatest Soul), as you are the very creator of speech of the Vedas, which is like highest type of nectar and as sweet as honey, how can even the speech of Brahaspati (Guru, or spiritual guide of gods) surprise you ? (ie, the speech of even Brahaspati is worthless before you). O, Destroyer of Three Cities of the demons, thinking that my speech may become purified by this act, my intellect (Buddhi) has become prepared to sing your greatness . (3)


तवैश्वर्यं यत्तज्जगदुदयरक्षाप्रलयकृत्‌
त्रयीवस्तु व्यस्तं तिस्रुषु गुणभिन्नासु तनुषु।
अभव्यानामस्मिन्‌ वरद रमणीयामरमणीं
विहन्तुं व्याक्रोशीं विदधत इहैके जडधियः॥ ४॥
O, Giver of Boons, your greatness is the cause of creation, maintenance, and destruction of the whole universe; this is supported by three Vedas (ie, Rigveda, Yajurveda, and Saamaveda); it is distributed in the three qualities (ie, Satva, Rajas and Tamas) and three bodies (of Brahmaa, VishhNu and Mahesha). Such is your greatness but certain stupid persons in this world are trying to destroy it by slander, which may be delightful to them but is really undelightful . (4)
किमीहः किंकायः स खलु किमुपायस्त्रिभुवनं
किमाधारो धाता सृजति किमुपादान इति च।
अतर्क्यैश्वर्ये त्वय्यनवसर दुःस्थो हतधियः
कुतर्कोऽयं कांश्चित्‌ मुखरयति मोहाय जगतः॥ ५॥
If the Paramaatmaa (the Greatest Soul) creates the three worlds (ie, thewhole Universe), what is his gesture ? What is his body ? What is his plan? What is his basis (support)? What are his means (instruments,resources) ? These are the useless questions raised by some stupid critics, in order to mislead people, against one (i.e., you) who always remains incompatible to senses . (5)
अजन्मानो लोकाः किमवयववन्तोऽपि जगतां
अधिष्ठातारं किं भवविधिरनादृत्य भवति।
अनीशो वा कुर्याद्‌ भुवनजनने कः परिकरो
यतो मन्दास्त्वां प्रत्यमरवर संशेरत इमे॥ ६॥
O, Best Of The Gods, are the seven Lokas (It is believed that there are seven worlds in this Universe, namely, Bhooloka, Bhuvarloka, Svargaloka, Maharloka, Janaloka, Tapaloka, and Satyaloka) unborn ? Was the birth of the Universe independent of its Lord (ie, You) ? If it was so, then what were the means by which it was created that the stupid critics are creating doubts about you? (ie, you are the only creater of the whole
Universe). (6)



त्रयी साङ्ख्यं योगः पशुपतिमतं वैष्णवमिति
प्रभिन्ने प्रस्थाने परमिदमदः पथ्यमिति च।
रुचीनां वैचित्र्यादृजुकुटिल नानापथजुषां
नृणामेको गम्यस्त्वमसि पयसामर्णव इव॥ ७॥
The different practices based on the three Vedas, SaMkhya, Yoga, Pashupata-mata, VaishhNava-mata etc . are but different paths (to reach to the Greatest Truth) and people on account of their different aptitude choose from them whatever they think best and deserved to be accepted . But as the sea is the final resting place for all types of streams , You are the only reaching place for all people whichever path,straight or zigzag, they may accept . (7)
महोक्षः खट्वाङ्गं परशुरजिनं भस्म फणिनः
कपालं चेतीयत्तव वरद तन्त्रोपकरणम्‌।
सुरास्तां तामृद्धिं दधति तु भवद्भूप्रणिहितां
न हि स्वात्मारामं विषयमृगतृष्णा भ्रमयति॥ ८॥
O, Giver of the Boons, the bull, the parts of a cot, chisel, the elephant-skin, Ashes, the serpent, the skull : these are the articles of your house-hold . And yet gods get all their riches merely by the movement of your eye-brows . Really, false desires for worldly things do not deceive (mislead) one who is always is absorbed in his soul ( ie, the Yogi- in fact You ). (8)
ध्रुवं कश्चित्‌ सर्वं सकलमपरस्त्वध्रुवमिदं
परो ध्रौव्याऽध्रौव्ये जगति गदति व्यस्तविषये।
समस्तेऽप्येतस्मिन्‌ पुरमथन तैर्विस्मित इव
स्तुवन्‌ जिह्रेमि त्वां न खलु ननु धृष्टा मुखरता॥ ९॥
O, Destroyer Of ( Three ) Cities, some persons call this Universe eternal ( ever lasting), others call it temporary, and yet others call it both eternal and temporary . Hence, being surprised ( perplexed ) by these contradictory opinions on this subject, I am really becoming immodest in loquaciously praising You . (9)




तवैश्वर्यं यत्नाद्‌ यदुपरि विरिञ्चिर्हरिरधः
परिच्छेतुं यातावनलमनलस्कन्धवपुषः।
ततो भक्तिश्रद्धा-भरगुरु-गृणद्भ्यां गिरिश यत्‌
स्वयं तस्थे ताभ्यां तव किमनुवृत्तिर्न फलति॥ १०॥
Brahma and VishhNu wanted to measure your wealth i.e.greatness . You took the form of Fire and your whole body was a column of fire extending over space . While Brahma took the form of a swan and flew high to see the top(head), VishhNu took the form of a boar and dug up downwards to see the bottom (feet).Neither could succeed.(While VishhNu confessed the truth, Brahma falsely claimed that he had found the top and persuaded the Ketaki flower to bear false witness.Shiva punished Brahma by removing one of his 5 heads and ordered that henceforth the Ketaki flower should not be used for his worship).When ultimately both praised you with full devotion and faith, you stood before them revealing your normal form . O, mountain-dweller, does not toeing your line always bear fruit? (10)
अयत्नादासाद्य त्रिभुवनमवैरव्यतिकरं
दशास्यो यद्बाहूनभृत रणकण्डू-परवशान्‌।
शिरःपद्मश्रेणी-रचितचरणाम्भोरुह-बलेः
स्थिरायास्त्वद्भक्तेस्त्रिपुरहर विस्फूर्जितमिदम्‌॥ ११॥
Oh,destroyer of the three cities! The effortless achievement of the ten-headed Ravana in making the three worlds enemyless( having conquered) and his arrant eagerness for further fight by stretching his arms,are but the result of his constant devotion to your lotus feet at which he ever laid the lotus garland consisting of his 10 heads! (11)
अमुष्य त्वत्सेवा-समधिगतसारं भुजवनं
बलात्‌ कैलासेऽपि त्वदधिवसतौ विक्रमयतः।
अलभ्या पातालेऽप्यलसचलितांगुष्ठशिरसि
प्रतिष्ठा त्वय्यासीद्‌ ध्रुवमुपचितो मुह्यति खलः॥ १२॥
Having obtained all his prowess through worshipping you, RavaNa once dared to test the power of his arms at your own dwelling place(Kailas Mountain). When he tried to lift it up, you just moved a toe of your foot on a head of his and lo! Ravana could not find rest or peace even in the nether-world . Surely, power maddens the wicked . Finally RavaNa reestablished his faith in you . (12)

यदृद्धिं सुत्राम्णो वरद परमोच्चैरपि सतीं
अधश्चक्रे बाणः परिजनविधेयत्रिभुवनः।
न तच्चित्रं तस्मिन्‌ वरिवसितरि त्वच्चरणयोः
न कस्याप्युन्नत्यै भवति शिरसस्त्वय्यवनतिः॥ १३॥
Oh boon-giver! BaaNa, the demon king made all the three worlds serve him with all their attendants and even the greatest wealth of Indra was a trifle for him . It was not a surprise at all, since he `dwelt' in your feet; who does not rise in life by bowing his head to you? (13)
अकाण्ड-ब्रह्माण्ड-क्षयचकित-देवासुरकृपा
विधेयस्याऽऽसीद्‌ यस्त्रिनयन विषं संहृतवतः।
स कल्माषः कण्ठे तव न कुरुते न श्रियमहो
विकारोऽपि श्लाघ्यो भुवन-भय- भङ्ग- व्यसनिनः॥ १४॥
When the ocean was being churned by the gods and demons for `amRit.h'(nectar),various objects came forth: at one point, there emerged the `kAlakUTa' poison which threatened to consume everything . The gods as well as the demons were stunned at the prospect of the entire universe coming to an end, O, three-eyed lord, who is ever compassionate and engaged in removing the fear of the world, you took it(poison) on yourself by consuming it . (On Parvati's holding Shiva's throat at that point, the poison froze blue there itself and Shiva became `neelakanTha'). It is strange that this stain in your neck, though appearing to be a deformity, actually adds to your richness and personality . (14)
असिद्धार्था नैव क्वचिदपि सदेवासुरनरे
निवर्तन्ते नित्यं जगति जयिनो यस्य विशिखाः।
स पश्यन्नीश त्वामितरसुरसाधारणमभूत्‌
स्मरः स्मर्तव्यात्मा न हि वशिषु पथ्यः परिभवः॥ १५॥
The cupid's(love-god `manmatha's) (flower) arrows never return unaccomplished whether the victims were gods or demons or men . However O, master! he has now become just a remembered soul (without body),since he looked upon you as any other ordinary god, shot his arrow and got burnt to ashes,in no time . Insulting, masters (who have controlled their senses), does one no good . (15)



मही पादाघाताद्‌ व्रजति सहसा संशयपदं
पदं विष्णोर्भ्राम्यद्‌ भुज-परिघ-रुग्ण-ग्रह- गणम्‌।
मुहुर्द्यौर्दौस्थ्यं यात्यनिभृत-जटा-ताडित-तटा
जगद्रक्षायै त्वं नटसि ननु वामैव विभुता॥ १६॥
You dance for protecting the world, but strangely, your glorious act appears to produce the opposite result in that the earth suddenly struck by your dancing feet doubts that it is coming to an end; even VishhNu's domain is shaken in fear when your mace like arms bruise the planets; the godly region feels miserable when its banks are struck by your agitated matted locks (of hair)! (16)
वियद्व्यापी तारा-गण-गुणित-फेनोद्गम-रुचिः
प्रवाहो वारां यः पृषतलघुदृष्टः शिरसि ते।
जगद्द्वीपाकारं जलधिवलयं तेन कृतमिति
अनेनैवोन्नेयं धृतमहिम दिव्यं तव वपुः॥ १७॥
The divine river flows extensively through the sky and its charm is enhanced by the illumination of the foam by the groups of stars . (Brought down to the earth by the King Bhagiratha by propitiating Lord Shiva and known as Ganga) it creates many islands and whirlpools on the earth . The same turbulent river appears like a mere droplet of water on your head. This itself shows how lofty and divine your body(form) is! (17)
रथः क्षोणी यन्ता शतधृतिरगेन्द्रो धनुरथो
रथाङ्गे चन्द्रार्कौ रथ-चरण-पाणिः शर इति।
दिधक्षोस्ते कोऽयं त्रिपुरतृणमाडम्बर-विधिः
विधेयैः क्रीडन्त्यो न खलु परतन्त्राः प्रभुधियः॥ १८॥
When you wanted to burn the three cities, you had the earth as the chariot, Brahma as the charioteer,the Meru mountain as the bow, the sun and the moon as the parts of the chariot and VishhNu himself(who holds the chariot-wheeel in his hand -Sudarshan chakra?), as the arrow . Why this demonstrative show when you as the dictator of everything, could have done the job as a trifle? The Lord's greatness is not dependent on anybody or anything . ( Incidentally there is a view that the burning of the three cities would refer to the burning of three kinds of bodies of man i.e. `sthUla sharIra', `sUkshma sharIra' and `kAraNa sharIra'). (18)


हरिस्ते साहस्रं कमल बलिमाधाय पदयोः
यदेकोने तस्मिन्‌ निजमुदहरन्नेत्रकमलम्‌।
गतो भक्त्युद्रेकः परिणतिमसौ चक्रवपुषः
त्रयाणां रक्षायै त्रिपुरहर जागर्ति जगताम्‌॥ १९॥
VishhNu once brought 1000 lotuses and was placing them at your feet; after placing 999 flowers he found that one was missing; he plucked out one of his own eyes and offered it as a lotus; this supreme exemplification of devotion on his part was transformed into the wheel (sudarshana chakra) in his hand, which he uses for protecting the world . (19)
क्रतौ सुप्ते जाग्रत्‌ त्वमसि फलयोगे क्रतुमतां
क्व कर्म प्रध्वस्तं फलति पुरुषाराधनमृते।
अतस्त्वां सम्प्रेक्ष्य क्रतुषु फलदान-प्रतिभुवं
श्रुतौ श्रद्धां बध्वा दृढपरिकरः कर्मसु जनः॥ २०॥
You ensure that there is a connection between cause and effect and hence when men perform a sacrifice they obtain good results . Otherwise how can there be future result for a past action? Thus on seeing your power in rewarding people performing sacrificial worship, with good results, men believe in Vedas and firmly engage themselves in various worshipful acts . (20)
क्रियादक्षो दक्षः क्रतुपतिरधीशस्तनुभृतां
ऋषीणामार्त्विज्यं शरणद सदस्याः सुर-गणाः।
क्रतुभ्रंशस्त्वत्तः क्रतुफल-विधान-व्यसनिनः
ध्रुवं कर्तुः श्रद्धा-विधुरमभिचाराय हि मखाः॥ २१॥
All the same,O Protector . though you exert to reward all sacrifices . those done without faith in you become counter-productive, as exemplified in the case of the sacrifice performed by Daksha; Daksha was well-versed in the art of sacrifices and himself the Lord of Creation; besides, he was the chief performer: the great maharishis were the priests and the various gods were the participants! (Daksha did not invite Shiva and insulted him greatly; thus enraged, Shiva destroyed the sacrifice and Daksha too). (21)



प्रजानाथं नाथ प्रसभमभिकं स्वां दुहितरं
गतं रोहिद्‌ भूतां रिरमयिषुमृष्यस्य वपुषा।
धनुष्पाणेर्यातं दिवमपि सपत्राकृतममुं
त्रसन्तं तेऽद्यापि त्यजति न मृगव्याधरभसः॥ २२॥
O, Protector! Once Brahma became infatuated with his own daughter . When she fled taking the form of a female deer he also took the form of a male deer and chased her . You took the form of a hunter and went after him, with a bow in hand . Struck by your arrow and very much frightened, Brahma fled to the sky taking the form of a star . Even today he stands frightened by you . (22)
स्वलावण्याशंसा धृतधनुषमह्नाय तृणवत्‌
पुरः प्लुष्टं दृष्ट्वा पुरमथन पुष्पायुधमपि।
यदि स्त्रैणं देवी यमनिरत-देहार्ध-घटनात्‌
अवैति त्वामद्धा बत वरद मुग्धा युवतयः॥ २३॥
O, destroyer of the three cities! Boon-giver! Practitioner of austerities! Before the very eyes of Parvati, you reduced Manmatha (the god of love) to ashes,the moment he tried to arouse passion in you for Parvati, by shooting his famous flower arrows . Even after witnessing this, if Parvati, thinks that you are attracted by her physical charm, on the basis of your sharing half the body with her, certainly women are under self- delusion . (23)
श्मशानेष्वाक्रीडा स्मरहर पिशाचाः सहचराः
चिता-भस्मालेपः स्रगपि नृकरोटी-परिकरः।
अमङ्गल्यं शीलं तव भवतु नामैवमखिलं
तथापि स्मर्तॄणां वरद परमं मङ्गलमसि॥ २४॥
O,boon giver! O,destroyer of Cupid! You play in the burning ghats . your friends are the ghosts . Your body is smeared with the ashes of the dead bodies . Your garland is of human skulls . Every aspect of your character is thus inauspicious . Let it be . It does not matter . Because, with all these known oddness, you are quick to grant all auspicious things to the people who just think of you . (It is interesting to note here that in his Devi aparaadha kshamApana stotra Shankaracharya says that,despite his poor and deficient possessions,Shiva got the power to grant boons entirely because because of his having taken the hand of Parvathi in marriage; in the previous shloka, Pushhpadanta calls it naive on the part of Parvati, if she thinks that Shiva is attracted by her charm simply because he is sharing half the body with her.This dichotomy etc . is due to the custom that when a particular lord is to be extolled, the other gods are to be belittled to some extent). (24)
मनः प्रत्यक्चित्ते सविधमविधायात्त-मरुतः
प्रहृष्यद्रोमाणः प्रमद-सलिलोत्सङ्गति-दृशः।
यदालोक्याह्लादं ह्रद इव निमज्यामृतमये
दधत्यन्तस्तत्त्वं किमपि यमिनस्तत्‌ किल भवान्‌॥ २५॥
The great yogis regulate their breath, control and still their mind, look inward and enjoy the bliss with their hair standing on edge and eyes filled with tears of joy . It looks as though they are immersed in nectar . That bliss which they see in their heart and exult thus, is verily you Yourself! (25)

(The second line has an alternate (paaThabheda), salilotsa.ngita (salila + utsa.ngita). However, utsa.ngati is more appropriate than sa.ngita, both in terms of meaning and grammar! sa.ngita has grammatical problems (it needs to be sa.ngIta which does not fit the meter! It may as well be some printer's mistake originally which got reprinted in newer books.)
त्वमर्कस्त्वं सोमस्त्वमसि पवनस्त्वं हुतवहः
त्वमापस्त्वं व्योम त्वमु धरणिरात्मा त्वमिति च।
परिच्छिन्नामेवं त्वयि परिणता बिभ्रति गिरं
न विद्मस्तत्तत्त्वं वयमिह तु यत्‌ त्वं न भवसि॥ २६॥
You are the sun, the moon, the air, the fire, the water, the sky(ether/space), and the earth (the five elements or `bhUtA's). You are the Self which is omnipresent . Thus people describe in words every attribute as yours . On the other hand, I do not know any fundamental principle or thing or substance, which you are not! (26)
त्रयीं तिस्रो वृत्तीस्त्रिभुवनमथो त्रीनपि सुरान्‌
अकाराद्यैर्वर्णैस्त्रिभिरभिदधत्‌ तीर्णविकृति।
तुरीयं ते धाम ध्वनिभिरवरुन्धानमणुभिः
समस्तं व्यस्तं त्वां शरणद गृणात्योमिति पदम्‌॥ २७॥
O, grantor of refuge and protection! The word `OM' consists of the three letters `a', `u' and `m'. It refers to the three Vedas(Rik, YajuH and SAma), the three states (Jaagrat.h, Swapna, and sushhupti-awakened, dreaming and sleeping),the three worlds(BhUH, bhuvaH and suvaH) and the three gods (Brahma, VishhNu amd Mahesha).It refers to you yourself both through the individual letters as well as collectively; in the latter form (i.e . the total word `OM') it refers to your omnipresent absolute nature, as the fourth state of existence i.e `turIyaM' (sleep-like yet awakened and alert state, as a fully- drawn bow). (27)
भवः शर्वो रुद्रः पशुपतिरथोग्रः सहमहान्‌
तथा भीमेशानाविति यदभिधानाष्टकमिदम्‌।
अमुष्मिन्‌ प्रत्येकं प्रविचरति देव श्रुतिरपि
प्रियायास्मैधाम्ने प्रणिहित-नमस्योऽस्मि भवते॥ २८॥
I salute you as the dear abode of the following 8 names:bhava, sharva, rudra, pashupati, ugra, sahamahAn.h, bhiima, and Ishaana; the `Vedas' also discusses individually about these names . (28) (Also a variation of first and second lines as sahamahAnstathaa.) नमो नेदिष्ठाय प्रियदव दविष्ठाय च नमः
नमः क्षोदिष्ठाय स्मरहर महिष्ठाय च नमः।
नमो वर्षिष्ठाय त्रिनयन यविष्ठाय च नमः
नमः सर्वस्मै ते तदिदमतिसर्वाय च नमः॥ २९॥
O, destroyer of Cupid! O, the three-eyed one! Salutations to you, who is the forest-lover, the nearest and the farthest; the minutest and the biggest, the oldest and the youngest; salutations to you who is everything and beyond everything! (29)
बहुल-रजसे विश्वोत्पत्तौ भवाय नमो नमः
प्रबल-तमसे तत्‌ संहारे हराय नमो नमः।
जन-सुखकृते सत्त्वोद्रिक्तौ मृडाय नमो नमः
प्रमहसि पदे निस्त्रैगुण्ये शिवाय नमो नमः॥ ३०॥
Salutations to you in the name of'Bhava' in as much as you create the world by taking the `rajas' as the dominant quality; salutations to you in the name of `Hara' in as much as you destroy the world by taking the `tamas' as the dominant quality; salutations to you in the name of `MRiDa', in as much as you maintain and protect the world by taking `satva' as the dominant quality . Again salutations to you in the name of Shiva in as much as you are beyond the above-mentioned three qualities and are the seat of the supreme bliss . (30)



कृश-परिणति-चेतः क्लेशवश्यं क्व चेदं क्व च तव गुण-सीमोल्लङ्घिनी शश्वदृद्धिः।
इति चकितममन्दीकृत्य मां भक्तिराधाद्‌ वरद चरणयोस्ते वाक्य-पुष्पोपहारम्‌॥ ३१॥
O, boon-giver! I was very perplexed to sing your praise considering my little awareness and afflicted mind vis-a-vis your ever increasing limitless quality; however, my devotion to you made me set aside this diffidence and place these floral lines at your feet . (31)
असित-गिरि-समं स्यात्‌ कज्जलं सिन्धु-पात्रे सुर-तरुवर-शाखा लेखनी पत्रमुर्वी।
लिखति यदि गृहीत्वा शारदा सर्वकालं तदपि तव गुणानामीश पारं न याति॥ ३२॥
O, great master! Even, if one were to assume that the blue mountain , the ocean, the heavenly tree and the earth are the ink,the ink-pot, the pen and the paper respectively and the goddess of learning (Saraswati) herself is the writer,she will not be able to reach the frontiers of your greatness,however long she were to write! (32)
असुर-सुर-मुनीन्द्रैरर्चितस्येन्दु-मौलेः ग्रथित-गुणमहिम्नो निर्गुणस्येश्वरस्य।
सकल-गण-वरिष्ठः पुष्पदन्ताभिधानः रुचिरमलघुवृत्तैः स्तोत्रमेतच्चकार॥ ३३॥
The best one among all groups(Gandharva?), Pushhpadanta by name, composed this charming hymn in none too short metres, in praise of the great lord who wears the moon in his head(Shiva), who is worshipped and glorified by all demons, gods and sages and who is beyond all attributes and forms . (33)
अहरहरनवद्यं धूर्जटेः स्तोत्रमेतत्‌ पठति परमभक्त्या शुद्ध-चित्तः पुमान्‌ यः।
स भवति शिवलोके रुद्रतुल्यस्तथाऽत्र प्रचुरतर-धनायुः पुत्रवान्‌ कीर्तिमांश्च॥ ३४॥
Whoever reads this faultless hymn of Shiva daily, with pure mind and great devotion, ultimately reaches Shiva's domain and becomes equal to him; in this world, he is endowed with children, great wealth, long life and fame . (34)
महेशान्नापरो देवो महिम्नो नापरा स्तुतिः। अघोरान्नापरो मन्त्रो नास्ति तत्त्वं गुरोः परम्‌॥ ३५॥
There is no God higher than Mahesha; there is no hymn better than this one. There is no `mantra' greater than `OM' and there is no truth or principle beyond one's teacher/spiritual guide . (35)
दीक्षा दानं तपस्तीर्थं ज्ञानं यागादिकाः क्रियाः। महिम्नस्तव पाठस्य कलां नार्हन्ति षोडशीम्‌॥ ३६॥
Initiation(into spiritual development), charity, penance, pilgrimage,spiritual knowledge and religious acts like sacrifices are not capable of yielding even one-sixteenth of the return that will result from the reading of this hymn . (36)



कुसुमदशन-नामा सर्व-गन्धर्व-राजः
शशिधरवर-मौलेर्देवदेवस्य दासः।
स खलु निज-महिम्नो भ्रष्ट एवास्य रोषात्‌
स्तवनमिदमकार्षीद्‌ दिव्य-दिव्यं महिम्नः॥ ३७॥
Kusumadanta(equivalent of Pushhpadanta) was the king of all Gandharvas and he was a devotee of the Lord of lords, Shiva, who wears the baby moon (with a few digits only) in his head . He fell from his glorious position due to Shiva's wrath at his misconduct . It was then that the Gandharva composed this hymn which is the most divine . (37)
सुरगुरुमभिपूज्य स्वर्ग-मोक्षैक-हेतुं
पठति यदि मनुष्यः प्राञ्जलिर्नान्य-चेताः।
व्रजति शिव-समीपं किन्नरैः स्तूयमानः
स्तवनमिदममोघं पुष्पदन्तप्रणीतम्‌॥ ३८॥
If an aspirant for heaven and liberation, worships Shiva,the teacher of gods, at first and then reads this unfailing hymn, composed by Pushhpadanta, with folded hands and single-mindedness, he attains Shiva's abode, being praised by `kinnaras'(a group of semi gods known for their singing talent). (38)
आसमाप्तमिदं स्तोत्रं पुण्यं गन्धर्व-भाषितम्‌।
अनौपम्यं मनोहारि सर्वमीश्वरवर्णनम्‌॥ ३९॥
Here ends this meritorious,charming and incomparable hymn, uttered by the Gandharva, all in description of the great master . (39)
इत्येषा वाङ्मयी पूजा श्रीमच्छङ्कर-पादयोः।
अर्पिता तेन देवेशः प्रीयतां मे सदाशिवः॥ ४०॥
Thus, this worship in the form of words, is dedicated at the feet of Shri Shankara; may the ever-auspicious lord of the gods be pleased with this . (40)
तव तत्त्वं न जानामि कीदृशोऽसि महेश्वर।
यादृशोऽसि महादेव तादृशाय नमो नमः॥ ४१॥
I do not know the truth of your nature and how you are . O, great God! My Salutations are to that nature of yours of which you really are . (41)
एककालं द्विकालं वा त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नरः।
सर्वपाप-विनिर्मुक्तः शिव लोके महीयते॥ ४२॥
Whoever reads this once, twice or thrice (in a day) revels in the domain of Shiva, bereft of all sins . (42)
श्री पुष्पदन्त-मुख-पङ्कज-निर्गतेन
स्तोत्रेण किल्बिष-हरेण हर-प्रियेण।
कण्ठस्थितेन पठितेन समाहितेन
सुप्रीणितो भवति भूतपतिर्महेशः॥ ४३॥
This hymn which is dear to Shiva, has emerged out of the lotus-like mouth of Pushhpadanta and is capable of removing all sins . May the lord of all beings become greatly pleased with anyone who has learnt this by heart and/or reads or recalls this with single-mindedness! (43)
॥ इति श्री पुष्पदन्त विरचितं शिवमहिम्नः
स्तोत्रं समाप्तम्‌॥
Thus ends the `shivamahimna hymn' composed by Pushhpadanta.

Composed by Gandharva Pushpadanta , when he stepped on Bilwa leaves and became the cause of anger of Lord shiva,
but he being a devotee , upon recitation of this stothram ..

For song Hanumaan Ashtakam of album: Hanumaan Chaaleesaa2013-04-04 19:32:52
beautiful

For song Rama Nannu Brovara of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12013-03-30 13:54:43
On Sinners tooo Your grace is there , why not on this Sinless Tyaagaraj...
O Sita Rama Please care and protect me..
Devotee and Lord are inseparable..

These are not my words, You your self proved,
as lord Vishnu... To sage Narada You said," Narada I am not any where apart from the hearts of my devotees//... "

Patram pushpam phalam Toyam.. with Bhakti you accept,
You showered your grace on a small squirrel too..why not one me My Lord O ! Sita Rama Nannu Brova Raa...


For song Rama Nannu Brovara of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12013-03-30 13:50:12
O lord Rama why such haste to come and protect me..
Your Love is showered wuth no difference, may be on a small ant/ Lord shiva or Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu or on any celestial......
These are not my words O Lord, but its your fame, O sita Rama Please grace me..

O lord , I am not asking your grace on me to prove that This Tyagaraja is your devoteee, nor do I wish for praise..
Please care me my LORD>>>

It is hard without your protection for me

For song Rama Nannu Brovara of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12013-03-30 13:35:19

ప. రామ నన్ను బ్రోవ రావేమకో లోకాభి(రామ)

అ. చీమలో బ్రహ్మలో శివ కేశవాదులలో
ప్రేమ మీర మెలగుచుండే బిరుదు వహించిన సీతా (రామ)

చ. మెప్పులకై కన్న తావునప్పు పడక విర్ర వీగి
తప్పు పనులు లేకయుండే త్యాగరాజ వినుత సీతా (రామ)


For song Durga of album: Shiv Kumar Sharma2013-03-25 22:05:00
Beautiful*****

For song Alap of album: Classical Duet Vol 12013-03-25 19:39:17
Blissful, divine music

For song Durga Manasa Pooja of album: Devi Stothramalika2013-03-25 19:01:19
http://sanskritdocuments.org/all_pdf/durgaamaanasa.pdf

For song Durga Dwathrimsa Nama Mala of album: Devi Stothramalika2013-03-25 18:56:05
http://www.indif.com/nri/names/durga_32_names.asp

http://www.indif.com/nri/names/images/durga_namavali.jpg


II 32 Names of Durga Ma II

Durga Dvatrinsh Naammala



Durga ( दुर्गा ) meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible, is a popular fierce form of the Hindu Goddess or Devi. Durga is a manifestation of Devi and is widely worshiped as the terrible aspect of the benign goddess Parvati, daughter of the himalayas. Durga has been reverd throughout India for slaying the buffalo demon Mahishasura.The story, is a central episode of the scripture Durga Charitra . Her victory is celebrated annually in the festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja.

The 32 Names of Goddess Durga also known as Durga Battisi, have been provided as Durga ‘Dvatrinsh Naammala’ in the spiritual book “Durga Saptasati”. It is also popularly known as Durga Battish Naam in Hindi. These names of Ma Durga are recited to bring an end to all difficulties in one’s life and are the reliever of all kinds of difficulties.
The chant of 32 names is immeasurably powerful and anybody who sings it regularly can obtain immense benefit throughout his life as this is an blessing of the Goddess that brings difficulties to peace.







Name
Meaning
1. Durgā The Reliever of Difficulties
2. Durgātirśaminī Who puts difficulties at peace
3. Durgāpadvinivāriṇī Dispeller of difficult adversities
4. Durgamacchedinī, Who cuts down difficulty
5. Durgasādhinī The performer of Discipline to expel difficulties
6. Durganāśinī The Destroyer of Difficulty
7. Durgatoddhāriṇī Who holds the whip of difficulties
8. Durgenihantrī, Who sends difficulties to Ruin
9. Durgamāpahā Who measures difficulties
10. Durgamajñānadā Who makes difficulties unconscious
11. Durgadaityalokadavānalā Who destroys the world of difficult thoughts
12. Durgamā The mother of difficulties
13. Durgamālokā The perception of difficulties
14. Durgamātmasvarūpiṇī The Intrinsic Nature of the soul of difficulties
15. Durgamārgapradā Who searches through the difficulties
16. Durgamavidyā The knowledge of difficulties
17. Durgamāśritā The Extrication from difficulties
18. Durgamajñānasaḿsthānā The continued existence of difficulties
19. Durgamadhyānabhāsinī Whose meditation remains brilliant when in difficulties
20. Durgamohā Who deludes difficulties
21. Durgamagā Who resolves difficulties
22. Durgamārthasvarūpiṇī Who is the intrinsic nature of the object of difficulties
23. Durgamāsurasanhantrī The annihilator of the egotism of difficulties
24. Durgamāyudhadhāriṇī Bearer of the weapon against difficulties
25. Durgamāńgī The refinery of difficulties
26. Durgamatā Who is beyond difficulties
27. Durgamyā This present difficulty
28. Durgameśvarī The empress of difficulties
29. Durgabhīmā Who is terrible to difficulties
30. Durgabhāmā The lady to difficulties
31. Durgabhā The illuminator of difficulties
32. Durgadāriṇī Who cuts off difficulties
Whoever will recite this garland of the names of Durga the reliever of difficulties, for me, will be freed from every type of fear without a doubt.

For song Kamakshi Stothram of album: Devi Stothramalika2013-03-25 18:48:57
Love this rendition
Kamakshi Mathar namasthe,kama-
Dhanaika dakshe , sthithe Bhaktha pakshe.

My salutations to mother Kamakshi,
who cleverly gives away to the satisfaction
And is always on the side of the devotees.

1.kamarikanthe , kumari, kala kalasya bharthu, kare dhatha hasthe,
Kamaya kama pradhathri, kamakotistha poojye, giram dehi mahyam.

Oh Wife of the enemy of God of love, Oh Lass,
Oh Consort of the killer of God of death,
Oh Goddess who holds her hand in the giving away fashion,
Oh Goddess who gives the God of love his power to induce passion,
Oh goddess worshiped in Kama Koti peeta,
Please give me food to eat.

2.Sri chakra madhye vasanthim, bhootha raksha pisachadhi dushtaan haranthim,
Sri Kama kotyaam jwalanthinm, Kama heenai sugamyam , bhaje dehi vacham.

Oh Goddess who lives in the middle of sri chakra,
Who for protecting the beings kills ghosts and bad people,
Who makes Kama Koti peeta shine and Who makes the desire less to the correct path.

3.Indradhi maanye , sudhanye, Brahma vishnwadhi vandhye, Girrendrasya kanye,
Maanyaan cha manye Thwadanyam manithangrim muneendrai Bhaje matharam thwaam.

Oh Goddess who is respected by indra and others ,
Oh Goddess who is saluted by Brahma and the world,
Oh Goddess who is the daughter of the king of mountains,
You are respected by the respected
And the great sages do not respect any other God except you,
And I sing about you , Oh mother.

3.Simhadhiroode , Namasthe Saadhu hruth padma goode, hathaa sesha moode,
Roodam hara thwam gadham may , kanta sabdham drudam dehi Vagvadhini thwam.

Oh Goddess who rides on Lion, my salutations,
You are in the minds of good people and please strike the remaining fools
Please destroy my diseases and give me firm voice from throat, Oh Goddess of words.

4.Kalyana dathrim , janithrim , kancha pathrabha nethraamm, kala nadhaa vakthraam,
Sri Skanda puthram suvasthram sacharithram Shive thwaam Bhaje dehi vaacham.

Giver of auspiciousness, mother, goddess with eyes like lotus leaf,
Consort of Lord with moon , who has Lord Skanda as her son,
Who wears auspicious cloths and has a divine story,
Oh Goddess Parvathi , I sing about you, please give me words.

5.Chandra peedaam , chathura vadanaam , chanchala panga leelaam,
Kundha smeraam Kucha bhara nathaam, Kundhalodhyutha brungaam,
Maararathe madana shikhinam mamsalam deepayanthim,,
Kamakshim thaam kavi kala giraam Kalpavalleem upase.

You are one who makes moon light painful and one who has a clever face also one whose plays are quivering,
Who smiles like jasmine buds, who bends due to weight of her breasts, Whose hair attracts the bees,
Who is like a fleshy light and passionate pea cock to the enemy of Lord of love,
Oh Kamakshi , the clan of poets imagine you like a wish giving tree.

For song Opening Invocation And Introduction of album: Moksha - Shri Shiva - Jagjit Singh2013-03-03 01:20:36
So serene

For song Sarveswari Jagdishwari He of album: Jagjit Singh- Maa2013-03-03 01:06:20
I'm lost hearing to his rendition.. what devotion I sense..

Sarveswari Jagadeeshwari
hey matru roop maheshwari

mamtaa mayi karunamayi
hey Matru roop maheswari

Jagjeevani, sanjeevani
samasta jeevaneeshwari

hey matru roop maheshwari
Sarveshwari Jagadeeshwari
Hey matru roop Maheshwari


kripalini jagadharini
pratipal bhuva tineswari
hey matru roop maheshwari

Tama harini shubha karini
manamohini visheshwari

hey matru roop maheshwari
Sarveshwari Jagadeeshwari
Hey matru roop Maheshwari

mamata mayi karuna mayi
Hey matru roopa maheshwari

hey matru roop maheshwari
Sarveshwari Jagadeeshwari
Hey matru roop Maheshwari

For song Chulle Ang Na of album: Parwaaz2013-03-03 00:27:47
Listening to after a great time

For song Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar of album: Saath Saath2013-03-03 00:01:03
What a song of truth of yesteryears and now too ...
so refreshing memories..

For song Palinchu Sarvani of album: Madurai Somu - Palinchu Sarvani - Vocal2013-01-29 03:43:18
details of the song ..

pAlinchu sarvANi – kAmbOji – rUpakam –
Lyricist ranganAyakam piLLai

http://ramsabode.wordpress.com/2006/09/

For song Rama Namamu of album: Madurai Somu - Palinchu Sarvani - Vocal2013-01-29 03:21:24
Raagam Athana.. Saint Tyaagaraja

Another diction and lyric and bhakti flows..
In Bantureethi Kolu in the same raaga ,
Saint Tyaagaraja ...asks only a small palace guard post at his palace..

and here in this kriti ....
"...Chant of Lord Rama Name itself is the sheild for the birth..
so why haste to chant the tarakanam..
No one is equal of the Lord..
raagam: aThaaNaa
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 P G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

rAma nAmamu janma rakSaka mantramu tAmasamu sEyaka bhajimpavE manasA

anupallavi

sOmAruna nEtruDaina shrI rAmacandruniki sari evarUrA

caraNam

kAmakOTi rUpa rAmacandra kAmita phalada rAmacandra
jnAnasvarUpa rAmacandra tyAgarAjArcita rAmacandra

For song Dhan Dhan Bhag of album: Madurai Somu - Palinchu Sarvani - Vocal2013-01-25 00:05:25
Present world voice though beautiful I no longer sense this Omkara in renditions..
I learn to worship music as I listen to these great masters..

For song Khayal Vilambit of album: Great Artistes - Great Music -2013-01-24 23:21:39
Present world voice though beautiful I no longer sense this Omkara in renditions..
I learn to worship music as I listen to these great masters..

For album: Great Gharanas-agra-22013-01-24 23:10:37
http://www.youtube.com/results?q=ustad+latafat+hussain+khan&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41248874,d.b2U&biw=1600&bih=749&um=1&ie=UTF-8&gl=CA&sa=N&tab=v1

For song Raga Jai Jaiwanti (alap) of album: Great Gharanas-agra-22013-01-24 23:07:39
Meditating Melodious voice..

For song Raga Jai Jaiwanti (alap) of album: Great Gharanas-agra-22013-01-24 23:04:06
soo relaxing voice ... no words

For song Khayal Vilambit of album: Great Artistes - Great Music -2013-01-24 20:01:16
Soulful rendition , magical voice

For song Preet So Preet of album: Great Artistes - Great Music -2013-01-24 19:48:09
beautiful scintillating rendition.. enjoying so much

For song Khayal Drut - Preet So Preet Pehchanwa Hamari - of album: Great Artistes - Great Music -2013-01-24 19:20:17
serene and Beautiful

For song Raga Ramkali of album: Shubh Prabhat2013-01-24 19:07:57
Hari .. hari ..
what a beautiful melodious.. voice and rendition

Hari ananth harinarayana..

pure sheer classical rendition in full splendour..

For song Raga Bibhas (santoor) of album: Shubh Prabhat2013-01-24 18:25:29
Love this play so much ..truly good morning it says ..in every node

For song Dohavali of album: Santvani2012-12-24 08:56:49
Seems like LatajiOnly ..

For album: Shri Lakshmi Sahasranamam2012-12-21 21:02:22
Very beautiful album.. love the rendition very much

For album: Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham & Songs2012-12-02 22:19:49
tears roll for me, whenever I listen to this..
for they are my first songs I heard .. since IInfant

For song Rachchkekkitivi of album: Vinaraada Naa Manavi - Priya Sisters2012-11-08 23:49:25
Bhava artha taala sammelanam is music,
Added to that is melodious voice..one will get carried away
but for all above if rendered with Bhakti ..
then not only our self, but whole nature will forget its existence..
So divine is music..makes one feel Almighty in every node of body ..

For song Alarachanchala of album: Golden Greats2012-11-08 23:12:30
Bhava artha taala sammelanam is music,
Added to that is melodious voice..one will get carried away
but for all above if rendered with Bhakti ..
then not only our self, but whole nature will forget its existence..
So divine is music..makes one feel Almighty in every node of body ..

For song Murugan Suprabhatham of album: Vadivelazhaga Vaa2012-11-06 17:31:56
So serene

For album: Piya Basanti - Ustad Sultan Khan & Chitra2012-11-01 20:27:20
Great combo

For song Patdeep of album: Maestros Choice - Sultan Khan2012-11-01 20:02:39
Classsic

For song Raga Shyam Kalyan of album: The Best Of Hindustani Instrumental2012-11-01 19:13:23
Soulful stirring*********

For song Sounddarya Lahari of album: Soundarya Lahari (mani Krishna Swamy)2012-11-01 19:04:22
Cool rendition

came across a beautiful article here

The following is a summary of Raja-Yoga freely translated from the Kurma-Purana.

The fire of Yoga burns the cage of sin that is around a man. Knowledge becomes purified and Nirvana is directly obtained. From Yoga comes knowledge; know ledge again helps the Yogi. He who combines in himself both Yoga and knowledge, with him the Lord is pleased. Those that practise Mahayoga, either once a day, or twice a day, or thrice, or always, know them to be gods. Yoga is divided into two parts. One is called Abhava, and the other, Mahayoga. Where one's self is meditated upon as zero, and bereft of quality, that is called Abhava. That in which one sees the self as full of bliss and bereft of all impurities, and one with God, is called Mahayoga. The Yogi, by each one, realises his Self. The other Yogas that we read and hear of, do not deserve to be ranked with the excellent Mahayoga in which the Yogi finds himself and the whole universe as God. This is the highest of all Yogas.

Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi are the steps in Raja-Yoga, of which non-injury, truthfulness, non-covetousness, chastity, not receiving anything from another are called Yama. This purifies the mind, the Chitta. Never produc ing pain by thought, word, and deed, in any living being, is what is called Ahimsa, non-injury. There is no virtue higher than non-injury. There is no happiness higher than what a man obtains by this attitude of non-offensiveness, to all creation. By truth we attain fruits of work. Through truth everything is attained. In truth everything is established. Relating facts as they are this is truth. Not taking others' goods by stealth or by force, is called Asteya, non-covetousness. Chastity in thought, word, and deed, always, and in all conditions, is what is called Brahmacharya. Not receiving any present from anybody, even when one is suffering terribly, is what is called Aparigraha. The idea is, when a man receives a gift from another, his heart becomes impure, he becomes low, he loses his independence, he becomes bound and attached.

The following are helps to success in Yoga and are called Niyama or regular habits and observances ; Tapas, austerity; Svadhyaya, study; Santosha, contentment; Shaucha, purity; Ishvara-pranidhana, worshipping God. Fasting, or in other ways controlling the body, is called physical Tapas. Repeating the Vedas and other Mantras, by which the Sattva material in the body is purified, is called study, Svadhyaya. There are three sorts of repetitions of these Mantras. One is called the verbal, another semi-verbal, and the third mental. The verbal or audible is the lowest, and the inaudible is the highest of all. The repetition which is loud is the verbal ; the next one is where only the lips move, but no sound is heard. The inaudible repetition of the Mantra, accompanied with the thinking of its meaning, is called the "mental repetition," and is the highest. The sages have said that there are two sorts of purification, external and internal. The purification of the body by water, earth, or other materials is the external purification, as bathing etc. Purification of the mind by truth, and by all the other virtues, is what is called internal purification. Both are necessary. It is not sufficient that a man should be internally pure and externally dirty. When both are not attainable the internal purity is the better, but no one will be a Yogi until he has both. Worship of God is by praise, by thought, by devotion.

We have spoken about Yama and Niyama. The next is Asana (posture). The only thing to understand about it is leaving the body free, holding the chest, shoulders, and head straight. Then comes Pranayama. Prana means the vital forces in one's own body, Ayama means controlling them. There are three sorts of Prana yama, the very simple, the middle, and the very high. Pranayama is divided into three parts: filling, restraining, and emptying. When you begin with twelve seconds it is the lowest Pranayama ; when you begin with twenty-four seconds it is the middle Pranayama ; that Pranayama is the best which begins with thirty-six seconds. In the lowest kind of Pranayama there is perspiration, in the medium kind, quivering of the body, and in the highest Pranayama levitation of the body and influx of great bliss. There is a Mantra called the Gayatri. It is a very holy verse of the Vedas. "We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe ; may He enlighten our minds." Om is joined to it at the beginning and the end. In one Pranayama repeat three Gayatris. In all books they speak of Pranayama being divided into Rechaka (rejecting or exhaling), Puraka (inhaling), and Kumbhaka (restraining, stationary). The Indriyas, the organs of the senses, are acting outwards and coming in contact with external objects. Bringing them under the control of the will is what is called Pratyahara or gather ing towards oneself. Fixing the mind on the lotus of the heart, or on the centre of the head, is what is called Dharana. Limited to one spot, making that spot the base, a particular kind of mental waves rises ; these are not swallowed up by other kinds of waves, but by degrees become prominent, while all the others recede and finally disappear. Next the multiplicity of these waves gives place to unity and one wave only is left in the mind. This is Dhyana, meditation. When no basis is necessary, when the whole of the mind has become one wave, one-formedness, it is called Samadhi. Bereft of all help from places and centres, only the meaning of the thought is present. If the mind can he fixed on the centre for twelve seconds it will he a Dharana, twelve such Dharanas will he a Dhyana, and twelve such Dhyanas will be a Samadhi.

Where there is fire, or in water or on ground which is strewn with dry leaves, where there are many ant-hills, where there are wild animals, or danger, where four streets meet, where there is too much noise, where there are many wicked persons, Yoga must not he practised. This applies more particularly to India. Do not practise when the body feels very lazy or ill, or when the mind is very miserable and sorrowful. Go to a place which is well hidden, and where people do not come to disturb you. Do not choose dirty places. Rather choose beautiful scenery, or a room in your own house which is beautiful. When you practise, first salute all the ancient Yogis, and your own Guru, and God, and then begin.

Dhyana is spoken of, and a few examples are given of what to meditate upon. Sit straight, and look at the tip of your nose. Later on we shall come to know how that con centrates the mind, how by controlling the two optic nerves one advances a long way towards the control of the arc of reaction, and so to the control of the will. Here are a few specimens of meditation. Imagine a lotus upon the top of the head, several inches up, with virtue as its centre, and knowledge as its stalk. The eight petals of the lotus are the eight powers of the Yogi. Inside, the stamens and pistils are renunciation. If the Yogi refuses the external powers he will come to salvation. So the eight petals of the lotus are the eight powers, but the internal stamens and pistils are extreme renunciation, the renunciation of all these powers. Inside of that lotus think of the Golden One, the Almighty, the Intangible, He whose name is Om, the Inexpressible, surrounded with effulgent light. Meditate on that. Another meditation is given. Think of a space in your heart, and in the midst of that space think that a flame is burning. Think of that flame as your own soul and inside the flame is another effulgent light, and that is the Soul of your soul, God. Meditate upon that in the heart. Chastity, non-injury, forgiving even the greatest enemy, truth, faith in the Lord, these are all different Vrittis. Be not afraid if you are not perfect in all of these ; work, they will come. He who has given up all attach ment, all fear, and all anger, he whose whole soul has gone unto the Lord, he who has taken refuge in the Lord, whose heart has become purified, with whatsoever desire he comes to the Lord, He will grant that to him. There fore worship Him through knowledge, love, or renun ciation.

"He who hates none, who is the friend of all, who is merciful to all, who has nothing of his own, who is free from egoism, who is even-minded in pain and pleasure, who is forbearing, who is always satisfied,, who works always in Yoga, whose self has become controlled, whose will is firm, whose mind and intellect are given up unto Me, such a one is My beloved Bhakta. From whom comes no disturbance, who cannot be disturbed by others, who is free from joy, anger, fear, and anxiety, such a one is My beloved. He who does not depend on anything, who is pure and active, who does not care whether good comes or evil, and never becomes miserable, who has given up all efforts for himself ; who is the same in praise or in blame, with a silent, thoughtful mind, blessed with what little comes in his way, homeless, for the whole world is his home, and who is steady in his ideas, such a one is My beloved Bhakta." Such alone become Yogis.

There was a great god-sage called Narada. Just as there are sages among mankind, great Yogis, so there are great Yogis among the gods. Narada was a good Yogi, and very great. He travelled everywhere. One day he was passing through a forest, and saw a man who had been meditating until the white ants had built a huge mound round his body - so long had he been sitting in that position. He said to Narada, "Where are you going?" Narada replied, "I am going to heaven." "Then ask God when He will be merciful to me ; when I shall attain freedom." Further on Narada saw another man. He was jumping about, singing, dancing, and said, "Oh, Narada, where are you going?" His voice and his gestures were wild. Narada said, "I am going to heaven." "Then, ask when I shall be free." Narada went on. In the course of time he came again by the same road, and there was the man who had been meditating with the ant-hill round him. He said, "Oh, Narada, did you ask the Lord about me?" "Oh, yes." "What did He say?" "The Lord told me that you would attain freedom in four more births." Then the man began to weep and wail, and said, "I have meditated until an ant-hill has grown around me, and I have four more births yet!" Narada went to the other man. "Did you ask my question ?" "Oh, yes. Do you see this tamarind tree? I have to tell you that as many leaves as there are on that tree, so many times, you shall be born, and then you shall attain freedom." The man began to dance for joy, and said, "I shall have freedom after such a short time!" A voice came, "My child, you will have freedom this minute." That was the reward for his perseverance. He was ready to work through all those births, nothing discouraged him. But the first man felt that even four more births were too long. Only perseverance, like that of the man who was willing to wait aeons brings about the highest result.

For song Sounddarya Lahari of album: Soundarya Lahari (mani Krishna Swamy)2012-11-01 19:02:20
Cool rendition

For song Gayatri Sahasranaam of album: Gayatri Sahasranamam2012-10-19 21:45:06
Beautiful rendition ************

For song Jagadamb Jagadamb of album: Bhajan - Pandit Jasraj2012-10-16 18:15:22
Soul stirring rendition . Beautiful

For song Karuna Nidhi of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2012-10-15 16:28:41
As usual another Master Piece .. by SyamaSastry ..
O mother .. embodiment of Peace and Mother hood.. I seek your consort .
Plead for your mercy ,.. O brihannayaki ..
You are namaparayana Preeta, Sangeeta jnana vinodini..
A lay man like me is impossible to praise your Grace, Power, mahima..
If You haste to grace me for something impossible, then I cannot even bear the delay for one second, the showers, of Your Grace and Blessings on me and Consort of YOU
O mother..I am your child .. please care for me ..

Your holy feet is my concentration, vision, thought is all about ..
i know nothing apart from this Ma...

O my dear Mother ... Your speech is a melodious Breeze in the morning ,..
I am dying ardently to hear that song ...


For song Karuna Nidhi of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2012-10-15 16:16:07
Raga: tODi / Tala: Adi, tishra gati

P: karuNAnidhi ilalO nIvanucunu kannatalli vEDukONTini nI sharaNaNTini

A: aruNAmbudanibha caraNA suramunisharaNAnantESTadAyaki shrI bRhannAyaki

C1: gAnavinOdini nImahimAtishayambula entaTivADanu taramA brOvatAmasamiTu jEsitE aranimiSamaina tALajAlanammA mAyammA

C2: pAmarapAlini pAvani nIvu gadA nI pAdamE gatiyani namminAnu kOmaLa mRdu bhASiNI ghanasadRshavENIshyAmakRSNasOdari gOkarNEshvaruni rANi

For song Raag Shree of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2012-09-22 20:07:28
Awesome***********

For song Raga Bhairavi of album: Bhajan - Pandit Jasraj2012-08-15 03:34:02
lady is Pandita tripty mukherjee I think ..

For song Durga (alap-jod-vilambit) of album: Jugalbandi - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan & Pandit Ravi Sh2012-08-04 05:59:05
Coming Home like I feel

For song Enthendhu Vachithivi of album: Sri Narada Vol - 22012-08-03 05:54:07
truly beautiful

For song Neechitamu of album: Sri Narada Vol - 22012-08-03 04:48:38
beautiful rendition of Dhanyasi ragam

the beauty of the kriti is
description and greatness of a Guru
guru is everything .. he is the root source for amaratwa , knowledge and salvation
he is the living god
O rama .. for me you are my Guru
I only know you
SO bless me .. This tyagaraja cannot accept any one as Guru apart from you
nor do I dream for any one too
all I know is youa re my Guru
Care me Rama

8 hanumatODi janya
Aa: S G2 M1 P N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S

taaLam: caapu
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

nI cittamu nishcalamu nirmalamani ninnE namminAnu

anupallavi

nA cittamu vancana cancalamani nanu viDa nADakumi shrI rAma

caraNam

guruvu cillaginca guruvE bhramaramu guruDE bhAskaruDu guruDE bhadruDu
guruDE uttamagati guruvu nI vAnukoNTi dharanu dAsuni brOva tyAgarAjanuta

For song Rama Ninnu of album: Master Piece - (venkatehswarulu)2012-08-03 03:29:30
Ati manoharam mohanam

Rama I confided in you only
none for me apart YOu for me

Please care for me the way how you care and have compassion from innocent , ignorant to the celestial ,devotees

Tell me what penance I should do to make you confer your blessings on me ?
pallavi

rAma ninu nammina vAramu gAmA sakala lOkAbhi

anupallavi

pAmara jana dUra vara guNa ghrNa pAnga shubAnga muni hrdAbja bhrnga

caraNam 1

vAlAyamugAnu rAnu jAgEla suguNa shrI dasharatha nrpAla hrdayAnandakara
shrI lOla pAla velayu mIka phala lOcana hrdaya layApta janapAla kanakamaya
cEla ika parAkEla ipuDu mammEla nIdu manasEla rAdu

caraNam 2

nIvE gatiyaNTini gAni nEvErEmi Eruganu mundara rAvE nI padapankaja
bhakti nIvE bhAvajAri nuta dEva nIdu pada sEva phalamu mamu gAvunE
patita pAvana tridasha nAthanIya muni jIvanAnishamu brOvavale shrI rAma

caraNam 3

dhArAdhara nibhadEha janAdhAra duritAgha jalada samIra tyAgarAja
hrdayAgAra sArahIna samsAramandu vEsAri ninnu manasAra mammukona
nEralEni nEnUraka ika vicAra manduTaku meragAdu shrI rAma

For song Gajananayutham (venkateswarulu) of album: Master Piece - (venkatehswarulu)2012-08-03 03:22:39
Ragam Vegavahini Ragam

For song Bhajare Sri Ramachandram of album: All Time Best Classics2012-08-02 03:43:12
Ragam Malavi Chapu taalam

For song Vinarada of album: Devi Krithis2012-08-02 03:25:52
Ragam Deva gandhari
Composed and Lyricist is saint Tyaagaraja
In the same araga ksheera sagaraa sayana by the same composer
while this one is on Ranga .. so beautiful
Audio to a very great veteran artist on youtube here
Shir Bellary M vekateshachary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTerr5iyPHo

This is a different and a typical kriti where the great Saint Tyaagaraja calls Lord Ranga in the form of Ranganayaki only ..

Describing the heart and view of Both Sage Valmiki and lord Hanuman ,
in Sunderkanda, when Lord Hanuman has the darshan of Devi sita
he finds no difference between Lord Rama and Devi Sita
Perhaps , the same feeling must have had been roved over Saint Tyaagaraja too
when he had the darshan of Lord Ranga ..
Else this composition wouldn't have had been a gift to the world ,
once again saying Abhedyam in Roopam

Even in Gita essence to the chapter of Vibhuvibhagam ..

why don't you hear to my plea ?
O lord ,,
pallavi

vina rAdA nA manavi vina rAdA nA manavi

anupallavi

kanakAga kAvETi ranga shrIkAnta kAntalella kAminci pilacitE

caraNam 1

tEjinekki bAga teruvuna rAga rAjasatulu jUci rammani pilacitE

caraNam 2

bhAgadEya vaibhOga ranga shrI tyAgarAjanuta taruNulu pilacitE

For song Vinarada of album: Devi Krithis2012-08-02 03:14:47
Ragam Deva gandhari
Composed and Lyricist is saint Tyaagaraja

why don't you hear to my plea ?

pallavi

vina rAdA nA manavi vina rAdA nA manavi

anupallavi

kanakAga kAvETi ranga shrIkAnta kAntalella kAminci pilacitE

caraNam 1

tEjinekki bAga teruvuna rAga rAjasatulu jUci rammani pilacitE

caraNam 2

bhAgadEya vaibhOga ranga shrI tyAgarAjanuta taruNulu pilacitE

For song Vinarada of album: Devi Krithis2012-08-02 03:13:47
Ragam Deva gandhari
Composed and Lyricist is saint Tyaagaraja

For song Himagiritanaye of album: Devi Krithis2012-08-02 02:18:17
Ragam, udaya Ravi chandrika / Shuddha Shanyasi

hinagirir tanaye hemalate , amba ishwari sri lalithe mamava

rama vani samsevitha sakale
raja Rajeswari Rama sahodari

Pasanku shehu danda dhare
paratpare nija bhakta pare

asham bhara harikesa vilase
Ananda roope amita pratape



For song Sahasrakara Mandithe of album: Classical Greats2012-08-01 03:23:15
Ragam Vachaspati ( bhusavati ..Dikshitar schools )
Vachaspati's notes when shifted using Graha bhedam, yields 3 other major melakarta rāgams, namely, Charukesi, Gourimanohari and Natakapriya. Graha bhedam is the step taken in keeping the relative note frequencies same, while shifting the Shadjam to the next note in the rāgam


It is the 4th rāgam in the 11th chakra Rudra. The mnemonic name is Rudra-Bhu. The mnemonic phrase is sa ri gu mi pa dhi ni.[2] Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows (see swaras in Carnatic music for details on below notation and terms):
ārohaṇa: S R2 G3 M2 P D2 N2 S
avarohaṇa: S N2 D2 P M2 G3 R2 S
This scales uses the notes chathusruthi rishabham, antara gandharam, prati madhyamam, chathusruthi dhaivatham and kaisiki nishadham. It is a sampoorna rāgam - a rāgam that has all seven swaras (notes). It is the prati madhyamam equivalent of Harikambhoji, which is the 28th melakarta scale.

sahasra kara mandithe anisam
sarvaabhista vandite

sahasraakara nute chidanananda kalpa kalpalate

shahasra karare vara guru vanila
charana kamala niratara dayite
parama sukha vanu
para janmame .. para nirate jagadamba
................................
..............................
please let me know of perfect lyrics of this kriti
hard to make out


For album: Sri Ramaraksha Stotram2012-07-28 19:13:40
Beautiful Album

For song Lalitha Navarathnamaalai of album: Raagu Kaala Durgai2012-07-28 18:57:22
different and beautiful style and blend
Beautiful

For song Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli of album: Anand2012-07-21 08:33:05
love this song, the picturisation , and Rajesh khanna enjoying his walk on the sea shore , as the waves crush his feet, singers voice echo on every wave ..
my most fav it is .. humm it always

For album: Sri Mooka Pancha Shati Vol - 32012-07-21 00:49:15
volume 2 and volume 3 are different .. in fact al four volumes have the complete 500 slokas of all 5 satakams of Mooka kavi

For song Stuthi Satakam -slokas of album: Sri Mooka Pancha Shati Vol - 22012-07-21 00:20:11
Volume 2 and volume 3 are not the same ..they are totally different tract
this volume has Padaravinda satakam and stuti satakam

For song Chandrasekara (lalgudi Jayaraman) of album: Lalgudi G Jayaraman Srimathi Brahmanandam (violin Vol 3)2012-07-19 05:46:47
Splendid melodious

For song Vallabhai Nayaka of album: New Generation Series (sankari Krishnan)2012-07-19 05:43:10
Splendid melodious

For song Ragam Tanam Pallavi of album: Madurai Mani Iyer (vol 3)2012-06-22 03:07:03
I love the way he sings and so melodious ..

http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/bihaag/bihag.html
more for study on this link above ..with many citations

For song Pranataarthihara of album: Composition Of Mysore Sri Vasudevachar2012-06-16 18:35:04
so beautiful no words

For song Stuthi Satakam -slokas of album: Sri Mooka Pancha Shati Vol - 22012-06-16 00:07:41
Among the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetadhipathis, who adorned this mutt, Sri Mooka Sankara is well-known as the author of "Mooka Panchasathi", a collection of 500 verses in praise of Goddess Kamakshi, whose grace transformed the author, an innate dumb person, into an illqstrious poet

There lived a man in kanchipuram, who was speech impaired from birth. He was regularly visiting ‘Kamakshi’ temple and was prostrating before the goddess. One day He saw the lips of the goddess and after that he started to speak and wrote a work called ‘mooka pancha sati’ or five hundred slokas in praise of the goddess. The word ‘mooka’ means ‘a person who cannot speak’ in Sanskrit, hence his name remained as ‘mooka kavi’.

This ‘mooka kavi’ was one of the Acharyas of the kanchi kamakoti peetam and was called as mooka sankara. The date of his becoming the Acharya is approximately stated as 398 A.D. and he attained siddhi at 437 A.D.

His work ‘mooka panca sati’ has five sections; they are, Arya satakam, padaravinda satakam, manda smita satakam, kataksha satakam and stuti satakam. Each section consists of hundred slokas. The metre or the vrittam in which these slokas were written is different in each section. In this text, the poet describes goddess Kamakshi, Kamakoti Peetam, Ekamranatha, Kanchipuram and the river Kampa.

For song Aary Satakam of album: Sri Mooka Pancha Shati Vol - 12012-06-15 23:08:49
Among the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetadhipathis, who adorned this mutt, Sri Mooka Sankara is well-known as the author of "Mooka Panchasathi", a collection of 500 verses in praise of Goddess Kamakshi, whose grace transformed the author, an innate dumb person, into an illqstrious poet

There lived a man in kanchipuram, who was speech impaired from birth. He was regularly visiting ‘Kamakshi’ temple and was prostrating before the goddess. One day He saw the lips of the goddess and after that he started to speak and wrote a work called ‘mooka pancha sati’ or five hundred slokas in praise of the goddess. The word ‘mooka’ means ‘a person who cannot speak’ in Sanskrit, hence his name remained as ‘mooka kavi’.

This ‘mooka kavi’ was one of the Acharyas of the kanchi kamakoti peetam and was called as mooka sankara. The date of his becoming the Acharya is approximately stated as 398 A.D. and he attained siddhi at 437 A.D.

His work ‘mooka panca sati’ has five sections; they are, Arya satakam, padaravinda satakam, manda smita satakam, kataksha satakam and stuti satakam. Each section consists of hundred slokas. The metre or the vrittam in which these slokas were written is different in each section. In this text, the poet describes goddess Kamakshi, Kamakoti Peetam, Ekamranatha, Kanchipuram and the river Kampa.

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Mooka Pancha Sati - Arya Satakam
Mooka Pancha Sati - Arya Satakam
By Mooka Kavi
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

["There are no authentic proof available on the date and life of Mooka Kavi. There lived a man in Kanchipuram, who was speech impaired from birth. He was regularly visiting kAmAkshi temple and was prostrating before the goddess. One day he saw the lips of the goddess and after that he started to speak and wrote a work called Mooka Pancha Sati or five hundred slokas in praise of the goddess. The word mooka means a person who cannot speak in Sanskrit, hence his name remained as mooka kavi. This mooka kavi was one of the Acharyas of the kAnchI kAmakotI peetam and was called as mooka sankara. The date of his becoming the AchArya is approximately stated as 398 A.D. and he attained siddhi at 437 A.D. His work 'mooka panca sati' has five sections; they are, AryA satakam, pAdAravinda satakam, manda smita satakam, katAksha satakam and stuti satakam. Each section consists of hundred slokas. The metre or the vrittam in which these slokas were written is different in each section. In this text, the poet describes goddess kAmAkshi, kAmakoti peetam, EkamranAtha, kAnchIpuram and the river kampA. Some Slokas have similarity with the text Soundarya Lahari of Adi Sankara." - Source: samskrute.blogspot.com/2009/02/1.html. The 48th sloka of this great work is supposed to be very dear to Paramachaya of Kanchi. Here is a feeble attempt to translate the first chapter called "Arya satakam" of this great work. I have referred to the scholarly book in Tamil by Smt.Lakshmi Halasyam. Many thanks for her.]

1. Karana para chidroopaa, Kanchi puraseemni, Kama peeta gatha,
Kachana viharathi karunaa Kasmeera sthabhaka Komalangalatha.

She who is the divine cause of creation, who sits in the Kama Peeta in Kanchi,
Makes her divine presence like the Saffron which is a tender pretty climber

2. Kanchana Kanchi nilayam, kara dhrutha kodanda bana sruni paasam,
Katina sthana bhara namram Kaivalya aananda kanda mavalambe.

I seek and depend on that root of the eternal source of Joy,
Who makes Kanchi her place, and holds bow, arrow, noose and goad,
And whose form body is slightly bent due to her heavy breasts.

3. Chinthitha phala pari poshana chinthamani reeya Kanchi nilayaa may,
Chira thara sucharitha sulabhaa, chitham sisirayathu chith sukhaa dharaa.

My mind is made cool by the rain of divine joy by her,
Who is the Chinthamani who fulfills all the desires,
Who lives in Kanchi and who can be easily attained by good conduct.

4. Kutila kacham, katina kucham, kunda smitha kanthi, kunkuma chayam,
Kuruthe vihruthim kanchyaam kula parvatha saarva bhouma sarvaswam.

She who is everything of the great mountain, and lives in Kanchi,
And has curled hair, hard breasts, jasmine like teeth and saffron colour.

5. Pancha sara sashtra bodhana paramacharyena drushti pathena,
Kanchi seemni Kumari kachana mohayathi Kama jetharam.

The maiden who lives in Kanchi makes Lord Shiva,
Who was victorious against the God of love passionate,
With her mere glance teaches the essence love,
To the great teacher of the science of five flower* arrows.
*Lotus, Ashoka, Mango, Jasmine and Blue hued water lilli

6. Paraya, Kanchi paraya parvatha paryaya peena kucha bharaya,
Para thanthra vayamanaya pankaja sa Brahmachari lochanayaa.

The great lady who stays in Kanchi who has mountain like breasts,
And who has lotus like eyes , has enslaved our minds.

7. Aiswarayamindu moule aikathmya prakruthi Kanchi madhya gatham,
Aindhava kisora shekharam aidamparya chakrasthi nigamaanam.

She who is in the middle of Kanchi, which is one with Brahmam,
Existing along with Shiva with the moon is the wealth and iis the purport of Vedas.

8. Sritha kampasi maanam shidhiltha parama shiva dhairya mahi maanam,
Kalaye patalimaanam kanchana kanchukitha bhuvana bhoomaanam.

Sitting on the banks of the torrential Kampa river, the form with red colour,
Has the fame of shattering the mental resolve of Lord Shiva,
And again giving life to God of love whom Shiva burnt,
So that this world would continue to live.

9. Aadrutha Kanchi nilayam aadhyaam aarooda youvana topaam,
Aagama vathamsa kalikam, aananda adwaitha kandhalim vande.

I bow to the non dual joy who is like the red Kandhali flower,
Who resides in the venerable town of Kanchipuram,
Who is filled with the ascending pride of youth,
And who is the bud of Vedas called Upanishads.

10. Thungabhirama kucha bhara srungareetham aasrayami Kanchi gatham,
Ganga dhara para thanthram srungara advaitha thanthra sidhantham.

I surrender to the ever pretty lady of Kanchi,
Who entertains with her elevated completely filled breasts,
The God who carries Ganges,
Who is the divine special knowledge of,
The non dual sentiment of erotic knowledge.

11. Kanchi rathna vibhooshaam kaamapi kandharpa soothikaa pangim,
Paramaam kala mupase para shiva vamanga peetikaaseenaam.

I meditate on the divine Kala, who is the crown jewel of Kanchi,
Who sits on the left side of Lord Paramashiva,
And who revives Manmatha, the God of love by her glance.

12. Kampathi charaanaam karunaa kora kitha drushtipathaanaam,
Keli vanam mano may kesham chid bhavathu chidvilasanaam.

May mind become the divine play Ground of the divine play of her,
Who roams about in the banks of Kampa,
And who lets down mercy fall from her eyes.

13. AAmra tharu moola vasathe aadhimapurushasya nayana peeyusham,
Aarabdha youvanothsavam aamnaaya Rahasya manthravalambe.

I meditate using the Sri Vidhya tradition of worship on her,
Who sits below three of mango,
Who is the nectar to the eye of Shiva who is primeval,
By the festival her budding youthfulness.

14. Aadhi Kanchi parama yogibhir aadhima para peeta simni drusyena,
Anubadham mama maanasam arunima sarvaswa sampradhayena.

My mind is tied firmly by rituals observed as well as the redness of her,
Who was seen by the great divine Yogis of the ancient Kanchi,
Occupying the most ancient peeta* which was existing there.
Kama Koti Peeta of Kanchi.

15. Ankitha shankara dehaam ankuritho roja kankana sleshai,
Adhi Kanchi nithya tharuneem adraksham kaanchid adbuthaam Balaam.

That wonderful Balaa Devi of ancient Kanchi who is forever youthful,
Embraced the body of Shankara made out of sand and left on him,
Marks of her bangles and her breasts.
(When Goddess was worshipping God in the form of a sand Linga, God made the river Kampa overflow. The goddess to protect the Linga embraced it tightly leaving marks on the Linga)

16. Madhura dhanushaa mahi dhara janushaa nandhaami surabhi bana jushaa,
Chid vapushaa Kanchipure Keli jushaa Bandhu jeeva kanthimushaa.

A red light has risen over the mountains, which is redder than the hibiscus,
And has a bow made of sugarcane and arrow of flowers and has divine form.

17. Madhura smithena ramathe, Mamsala kucha bhara mandha gamanena,
Madhye Kanchi mano may manasija samrajya Garbha bheejena.

Enjoying the sweet smile and walking, slowly due to the fleshy heavy breasts,
In the middle of Kanchi she has put the seed of pride in the mind of God of love.

18. Dharanee mayim tharani mayim pavana mayim gagana dhahana hethru mayim,
Ambumayim, Indumayim Ambaam anukampaam aadhimaam eekshe.

I see on the banks of my mother Amba,
Who manifests herself as Earth, Sun,
Air, Sky, fire, The one who does fire sacrifice,
Water and the moon.

19. Leena sthithi Muni hrudhaye dhyana sthithi mitham thapasya dhupa kampam,
Peena sthana bhara meede meena dhwaja thanthra parama thathparyam.

The goddess who lives hidden in the caves of the hearts of the sages,
Is doing penance on the shores of Kampa river along with heavy breasts,
Filled with the milk of wisdom and is the ultimate meaning of the God with Fish flag.*
*God of love Manmatha is supposed to have a fish flag.

20. Swethaa mandhara hasithe saathaa madhye cha Vang mano atheethaa,
Sheethaa lochana pathe sphithaa kucha seemni saswathi mathhaa.

With white colour, sparkling smile, with thin his, With her beyond words and thought,
With cooling eyes and very heavy breast, she is the permanent mother of all.

21. Puratha kadha nu kara vai pura vairi vimardha pulakithanga lathaam,
Punathim Kanchi desam pushpa aayudh veerya sarasa pari paatim.

When will I ever have the divine vision of her,
Who is the tender climber tightly embraced,
With extreme emotions by Lord Shiva, the enemy of cities,
Who makes Kanchi as sacred,
And who is amenable to the flower arrows of God of love.

22. Punyaa kaapi purandhri punghitha kandharpa sampadhaa vapushaa,
Pulinachari Kampaaya pura madhanam pulaka nichulitham kuruthe.

The blessed pretty Goddess adorned with lotus flowers,
Blessed with the wealth of flower arrows of Manmatha,
Is roaming on the sand banks of the river Kampa,
Makes the God shiva drunk with passion.

23. Thanimadvaitha valagnam tharunaa aruna sampradhayatha anulekham,
Thata seemini Kampayaa tharunima sarvaswam aadhyam adraksham.

I have seen the matchless goddess with a thin waist in the banks of river Kampa,
Who is full of youth and is of the reddish colour of the rising Sun.

24. Poushtika karma vipaakam Poushpa saram savidasimni Kampaya,
Adraksham aatha youvanam abhyudhayam Kanchi dardasasimoulou.

In the land bounded by river Kampa, with the flower arrow, the God of love,
Promotes the growth and fortune of the Lord with the crown of rising young moon.

25. Samsritha Kanchi dese sarasija dourbhagya jagard uthamse,
SAmvinmae vileeye saaraswatha purushakara samrajye.

In the divine kingdom of knowledge called Kanchi, I become one with her,
Who adorns herself with moon which unfortunately wilts the Lotus.

26. Modhitha Madhu kara vishikham swadhima samudhaya sara kodandam,
Adhrutha Kanchi kelanm aadhimam aarunya bhedhamaakalaye.

I do not move away from the primeval goddess with the red tint,
Whose bow is the essence of sweetness and whose arrows are Honey bees,
And who engages herself in playing in Kanchi.

27. Uraree kutha Kanchi pureem Upanishad aravinda kuhara Madhu dharam,
Unnamrastha kalaseemuthsava laharimupasmahe Shambho.

The lady of Kanchi is the flow of Honey from the core of the lotus,
which are Upanishads, due to her pot like high breasts,
Is the source of the waves of joy of Lord Shambhu and we worship her.

28. Yena sisy deerga lochanam yena paripandhi santhatham namathaam,
Yekamra nadha jeevitham yevam pada dooramekam aavalambhe.

I totally depend on the goddess, who has long eyes like that of a doe,
Who stops the bad effects of those devotees who always salute her,
Who is the life breath of the God Elambara Natha.

29. Smayamana mukham Kanchi maya maanam kamapi devathaa bedham,
Dhayamanam Veekshya muhurvaya mananda amrudhambhudhou magnaa.

I get drowned in the sea of the nectar of joy when I see her soft smiling face,
Oh her whose divinity completely engulfs the city of Kanchi, when she looks at it with mercy.

30. Kuthuka jushi Kanchi dese kumudha thapo rasi paka shekharithe,
Kuruthe mano vihaaram kula giri paribruda kulaika mani dheepe.

My mind is full with her who is fond of Kanchi,
Who wears that which make the night lilies happy,
Who makes the mind of great mountain happy,
And shines like a jeweled and noble lamp,

31. Veekshe mahi Kanchi pure, vipula sthana kalasa garima paravasitham,
Vidhruma saha chara deham vibhrama samavaaya sara samnaham.

I see in city of Kanchi the goddess with heavy pot like breasts,
Which makes her body bent slightly,
Who has the colour of corals,
Who is exuberant in her youth and is ready for love making.

32. Kuruvinda gothra mathram koolacharam kamapi naumikampaayaa,
Koolangasha kucha kumbham kusumayudha veerya sara samrambham.

I bow to her who is like the huge collection of shining rubies,
Who keeps wandering on the shores of the river Kampa,
Whose perfect pot like breasts which rub against each other,
And is engaged in the wat of the God with flower as weapon.

33. Kudmalitha kucha kisorai kurvanai Kanchi desa souhardham,
Kunkuma sonair nichitham kusala padham shambhu sukrutha sambharai.

We are bound to the Goddess who is very dear to Kanchi,
Who has breasts like the just opening flower buds,
Who is of the crimson colour of the saffron powder,
Who has a friendly step and is the collection of luck of God Shiva.

34. Ankitha kachena kena chidandhangarana oushadhena kamalaanaam,
Antha purena Shambhoa alankriya kaapi kalpyathe kanchyaam.

That Goddess is the one shining in the heart of Lord Shiva,
Who decorates his head with moon who makes her lotus like face shy,
And who also beautifies the great city of Kanchi.

35. Oori karomi santhatha mooshmala phaalena laalitham pumsaa,
Upakampa muchitha khelanam oorvadhara vamsa sampad unmesham.

I always meditate the goddess who caresses the God with the hot* forehead,
Who is the tender offspring and fortune of the king of mountains.
* Hot because the third eye on his forehead is full of fire.

36. Ankuritha sthana korakam angalankaram eka chootha pathe,
Aloka mahi komalam aagama samlapasarayadharthayam.

She who has nipples like the newly germinating buds,
And sitting on the left thigh of lord of one mango,
And is filled with the core meaning of the Vedas,
Is being seen by me as personification of great beauty.

37. Punchitha karunaa mudanchitha, sinchutha mani Kanchi kimapi kanchipure,
Manchareetha mrudhula haasam pinchara thanu ruchi pinaki moola dhanam.

She who is beyond description shines in the city of Kanchi,
With compassion along with the bells of her hip belt tingling,
And she also has a tender smile similar to flower blossoms,
And with these her pretty tender form is the treasure of Lord Shiva.

38. Lola hrudayosmi Shambho lochana yugalena lehyamaanaayaam,
Laalitha paramashivaayaam lavanyaa amrutha tharanga maalaayaam.

Lord shiva with a heart made tender with love,
Is making the Lalitha Parameshwari,
Who is the wave of nectar of prettiness,
As a feast to both of his eyes.

39. Madhu kara sahachara chikurai madanaagama samaya dheekshaa kadakshai,
Manditha kampaa theerai mangala kandhairmaasthu saaroopyam.

Let me be completely become one with that Goddess,
Who has braids of curly hair resembling the bees,
Whose passionate eyes are the lessons for the God of love,
And who illuminates the shores of river Kampa.

40. Vadanaravinda vaksho vamanga thatee vasam vadhee bhootha,
Purushatrithaye thredhaa purandhri roppaa thwameva Kamakshi.

Living in the face of Lord Brahma, on the chest of Vishnu and left side of Shiva,
As their respective virtuous consorts in your three forms, You are Goddess Kamakshi.

41. Bhaadhaa karim bhavabdhe aadhara dhyambujeshu vicharantheem,
AAdharee krutha kancheem bodhamrutha veecheemeva vimrusaam.

Let me think of that wave of knowledge which travels from mooladhara to Sahasrara,
Who removes the pains of worldly life,
Who has made the city of Kanchi as her foundation.

42. Kalayamyantha sasa dhara kalayankitha moulim amala chid valayaam,
Alayaam aagama peeta nilayam valayanga sundharim Ambaam.

I cherish the pretty mother who is adorned with bracelets,
Who wears the moon and hare as her head gear,
Whose is surrounded by pure divine aura,
And who is the ultimate and seated on the Vedas.

43. Sarvaadhi parama sadhaka gurvaaneethaya kama peeta jushe,
Sarvaa krythaye sonima garvaaya samarpyathe hrudayam.

With extreme pride I submit my heart to the red shaded goddess,
Who has been invited and lead by great devotees like Paramashiva,
With an intention of enthroning her in Kama Peeta.

44. Samayaa saandhyama yukhia, samayaa budhyaa sadaiva sheelathayaa,
Umayaa Kanchi rathayaa na mayaa labhyetha kim nu thadhathmyam.

Will I ever be able to become one with that Goddess,
Who shines purple like the twilight sun,
Who is meditated by people with ever stable mind,
And who is desirous of living in Kanchi.

45. Janthothsava pada poojana santhosha ragithasya kamakshi,
Bandho yaadhi bhavathi puna sindhorambhasu babrameethi shilaa.

Oh Kamakshi, In case the one who worships your feet,
And get immersed in the divine joy because of that,
Is bound by the chains of the domestic like again,
Then a stone would float in the sea.

46. Kundali Kumaari Kutile Chandi Chara chara savithriChamunde,
Guninee Guhaarini guhye Guru murthe thwam namami Kamakshi.

I salute you Kamakshi, the goddess who wears ear studs, who is a lass as Bala,
Who is the Pranava "Om", Who is the one who killed Chanda,
Who is the Savithri who is behind mobile and immobile objects,
Who is the kiler of Chanda and Munda, Who has all the good properties,
Who lives in the cave of our mind and is secret and not visible
And who is the ultimate teacher.

47. Abhidha kruthlr bhidha kruthir, achidhakruthir api chida kruthir matha,
Anahantha thwamahantha bramayasi Kamakshi saswathi viswam.

Oh Kamakshi who is the only stable aspect in this world,
You have both differing forms as well as a stable form,
You are the divine form as well as well as the realistic form,
And you are one who is beyond ego and the real supreme self.

48. Shiva shiva pasyanthi samam Sri Kamakskshi kadakshitha purusahaa,
Vipinam bhavana mithram loshtam cha yuvathi bimbhoshtam.

The man who is glanced by Kamakshi sees Shiva in everything,
Be it in a palace, friend, enemy, clay or the red lips of a lass.

49. Kama pari pandhi kamini Kameswari Kama peeta madhya gathe,
Kamadughaa bhava kamale Kamakale kama koti kamakshi.

Kamakshi who is in the centre of the Kama koti peeta,
Is the goddess of love who is the consort of he who killed the god of love,
And she is the faboulous wish giving cow who fulfills all our desires.

50. Madhye hrudayam madhye nitilam madhye siro aapi vasthavyam,
Chanda kara sakra karmuka chandra samaabhaam namami kamakshim.

I salute Goddess Kamakshi who shines like the Sun god in the heart,
As the bow of Indra on the forehead and as moon on the head,
And I prostrate before her who like moon provides light for everyone.

51. Adhikanchi keli lolai akhilaagama yanthra manthra thanthra mayai,.
Athi seetham mama maanasam sasama saradrohi jeevanopayai

She is the essence of Vedas, Yanthras, Manthras and Thanthras,
She loves to be engaged in playing in the great city of Kanchi,
She cools my mind fast and is the soul of Lord Shiva, the enemy of God of love.

52. Nandhathi mama hrudhi kaachana mandhirayanthi nirantharam Kanchim,
Indhu ravi mandala kuchaa bindu viyan nnadha parinatha tharuni.

Seated in my heart is the lass, who has chosen Kanchi as her permanent abode,
Who has sun and the moon as her breasts
And who appears also as atom, space and sound.

53. Sampa latha savarnam sampaadayithum bhava jwara chikithsam,
Limpaami manasi kinchana kampathata rohi sidha baishajyam.

I would earn the medicine for the disease of life,
By always applying in my mind the medicine
From the golden lightning like climber
Which is available in the banks of river Kampa.

54. Anumitha kucha katinyaam adhi vaksha peetam anga janma ripo,
Anandhadhaam bhaje Aananga brahma Thathwa botha siraam.

I worship her, who teaches Lord Shiva the philosophy of love of the love god,
Who becomes overjoyed by the hardness of her breasts which can only be guessed.

55. Iykshishi pasangusa dhara hathanthaam, vismayarha vruthaanthaam,
Adhi Kanchi nigama vaachaam sidhantham soola pani shuddhanthaam.

Holding the bow, arrow rope and goad and having a very wonderful story,
She who is the conclusion of all Vedas is seen in Kanchi,
As the supreme consort of that Lord who holds the trident.

56. Aahitha vilasa bangeem Aabrahma sthambha shilpas kalpanaya,
Aasritha Kanchim athulaam aadhyaam visphoorthi maadriye vidhyaam.

I depend on her, whose beautiful undulating wave of handwork,
Of imagination spreads from a tiny worm to Lord Brahma,
Who is incomparable, primeval and preeminent form of knowledge.

57. Mookopi jatila durgathi , sokopi smarathi ya kshanam bhavatheem,
Yeko bhavathi sa janthur lokothara keerthiriva Kamakshi.

Even a dumb one or one who wears mated hair, or the one who is sad or suffering,
If he remembers your greatness for a tiny moment,
Oh Kamakshi, he would attain greatest fame in this world.

58. Pancha dasa varna roopaam kanchana Kaanchi vihara dhoureyam,
Pancha sareeyam SAmbho vanchana vaidakdhya moolam avalambe.

She who has a fifteen letter form lives in Kanchi with the form of Manmatha,
Hoodwinking with expertise the five headed Lord Shiva and I surrender to her.

59. Parinathivathim chathrdhaa padavim sudhiyaam samethya soushumneem,
Panchasatharna kalpitha pada shilpaamthwaam namami Kaamakshi.

Traveling through the Sushmna nadi of the wise, you split in to four fold form,
And the fifty one alphabets are but sculpture of yours, I salute you Kamakshi.

60. Aadhikshan mama guru rad Aadhi kshanthaa aksharathmikaam vidhyam,
Swadhista chapa dandaam nedishtameva kama peeta gathaam.

After initiation by my great teacher in to the fifty one letter knowledge,
She who is in Swadhishtana Chakra holding a bow of sugarcane,
And shines there in the Kama Peeta has become very close to me.

61. Thushyami harshitha smara sasanayaa, Kanchipura kruthaasayaa,
Swasanayaa sakala jagad bhasanayaa kalithasambarasanayaa

I happily think of that power, who is in Kanchipura,
Established within herself who makes the world shine,
Who is able to bring joy to the Lord, who punished Manmatha,
And who brought back Manmatha who killed Sambaran.

62. Premavathi kampyaam sdhemavathee yathi manassu bhoomavathi,
Saamavathi nithyagiraa somavathi sirasi bhathi Haimavathi.

The lover of river Kampaa , who has established in the minds of great sages,
And ho pervades all over earth, who is praised by Sama Veda,
Who shines with crescent in her head is the daughter of Himalayas.

63. Kouthukinaa Kampaayaam kousuma chapena keelithenaantha,
Kula daivathena mahathaa kudmala mudhram dhunothu na prathibhaa.

May my mind blossom from a flower bud to a shining entity,
By the grace of the great goddess of my clan,
Who likes river Kampaa and who is pinned,
By the flowery arrows of Manmatha, the God of love.

64. Yoonaa kenapi milad, dehaa swaahaa sahaya thilakena,
Sahakara moola dese, samvid roopaa kutumbhinee ramathe.

Her youthful body with the help of swaha* who is in her forehead,
Is enjoying the role of a family woman below the mango tree,
In spite of her being personification of pure consciousness.
*Wife of Agni

65. Kusuma sara garva sampath kosa gruham, bhaathi Kanchi madhya gatham,
Sthapitha masmin kadhamapi gopitha mantharmaya manorathnam.

The treasure within the gem of my mind is buried in the midst of Kanchipuram,
Which is the pride of devi created by the flower arrows of Manmatha.

66. Dhagdha shadadwaranyam dhara dalitha kusumba sambhoothaarunyam,
Kalaye nava tharunyam kampa thata seemni kimapi karunyam.

I think is my heart, the new youthful supreme compassion of the tawny red colour,
Of the Kusumba flowers on the slopes of Kampa river, which burns out,
The six fold perceptions of caste, chants, step, time, philosophy and the earth.

67. Adhi Kanchi vardhamaanam athulaam karavani paaranaam akshno,
Aananda paka bhedhaam arunima parinaama garva pallavithaam.

I enjoy the incomparable Goddess,who is proud of her redness,
Which is similar to the colour of the tender leaf, who is growing,
In the primeval Kanchi with different stages of joy every moment.

68. Bana sruni pasa karmuka kamapi Kama peeta gatham,
Yena dhara kona choodam sonima pari paka bhedhamakalaye.

I meditate on that goddess who assumes the colour of various hues of red,
Who holds in her hands arrows, rope, noose, goad and bow,
And crescent and is seated on the Kama peetam(Seat of joy).

69. Kim vaa phalathi mamanyai, bimbadara chumbi manda hasa mukhi,
Sambhadhakari thamasaam Ambaa jagarthimanasi Kamakshi.

What are the use of other things to me, when Kamakshi,
Who with her smiling face and red lips like Bimba fruit,
Is obstructing the darkness of ignorance and is awakening my mind.

70. Manche sadaa shiva maye, para shiva maya lalitha poushpa paryange,
Adhi chakra madhyamaasthe Kamakshi naama kimapi mama bhagyam.

What is the amount of the luck that I have, when, my fortune Kamakshi,
Is lying on the bed of Sadashiva with the flowery pillow called Parashiva,
In the central dot of the primeval wheel called Sri Chakra.

71. Rakshyosmi kama peeti lasikaya gana krupambu rasikayaa,
Sruthi yuvathi kunthalee mani malikaya thuhina saila balikaya.

May I be protected by the glances of her, who is dancing on Kama Peeta,
Who is the strong ocean of kindness, who is the jeweled garland,
Shining on the tresses of a girl called Vedas and the baby of the mountain.

72. Leeye pura hara jaaye maaye thava tharuna pallava cchaye,
Charane chandrabharane Kanchi sarane natharthi samharane.

I merge with devotion on her who is the wife of the destroyer of three cities,
Who is illusion personified who is of the colour of the new born leaf,
Who wears the crescent, who lives in Kanchi, and protects her devotees.

73. Moorthi mathi mukthi bheeja moordhni sthaba kitha chakora samrajye,
Modhitha Kampa koole muhurmuhu manasi mumudhishaa asmakam.

I think in my mind Of that Goddess who gives happiness
To those living in the banks of Kampa, who keeps on her head,
The realm of Chakora birds and who is the eternal bliss.

74. Veda mayim, Nada mayim, Bindu mayim para padhodhya dhindhu mayim,
Manthra mayim, thanthra mayim, prakruthi mayim , Naumi viswa vikruthi mayim,

I salute her who is the basis of all the umiverse, who is Vedas, who is vedic sounds,
Who is the energy in the dot of Sri Chakra, who is the moon of the Para padha loka,
Who is the manthras, who is the thanthra and who is the nature itself.

75. Pura madhana punya koti, punjitha kavi loka sookthi rasa dhati.
Manasi mama Kamakoti, viharathu karuna vipaka paripati.

My mind is filled with Kamakoti who plays the game of mercy there,
Who is herself the auspicious manifestation of God who burnt three cities,
And who is the intrinsic flow of poems in the mind of great poets.

76. Kutilam, chatulam, pradhulam kacha nayana jagana charaneshu,
Avalokitham avalambitham adhika Kampa thata mameya masmabhi.

I see in the banks of the Kampa river that Goddess with curly hear,
Mischievous character, sparkling eyes, well rounded waist,
Soft pretty walk by her feet and the one who is immesurable.

77. Prathyang mukhya drushtya, prasada deepangurena Kamakshya,
Pasyami nisthulamaho pachelim kimapi para shivollasam.

Due the specific view of getting the grace of Kamakshi,
I see the unparalleled and ripe exhibition of joy from Paramasiva.

78. Vidhye vidhathru vishaye kathyayini Kali Kamakoti kale,
Bharathi Bhairavi Bhadre sakini shambhavi shive sthuthe bhavathim

I praise the Goddess Parvathi as knowledge, the power behind creation,
The daughter of sage Kathyayana, Kali, crescent of Kama koti,
Bharathi, Bhairavi, she who provides safety, Sakini and Shambhavi*
*two forms of the Goddess in the Sri Chakra

79. Malini, Mahesa chalini, Kanchi Khelini, Vipaksha kalini they,
Soolini Vidhruma salini sura jana palini Kapalini Namosthu

I salute her who wears garland of letters, She who searched for Lord Shiva,
She who plays in Kanchi, she who kills her foes, She who holds the trident,
She who carries weapons, She who takes care of devas and the wife of Lord Shiva.

80. Desika ithi kim shankhe thath thadrukthwa nu tharunee monmesha,
Kamakshi, soola pane, kamagama thanthra, yajna deekshayaam.

Is she not without any doubt a teacher with her exuberant youth,
And does not Kamakshi teach the trident wielding Shiva,
Who is doing penance the lessons in art of love.

81. Vethanda Kumbha dambara , vaithandika kucha bharartha madhyaya,
Kumkumaruche namasyam Shankara nayanamruthaya rachayama.

I salute her who is of saffron colour whose pot like breasts challenge,
The bulging forehead of an elephant,whose breast are heavy for her waist,
And who makes the nectar like feast to the eyes of Lord Shiva.

82. Adhikanchitha mani kanchana, Kaancheem, adhi Kanchi Kancha dhadraksham,
Avanatha jananukampham anukampakoolam, asmad anukoolaam.

I perceive in the slopes of river Kampa, The goddess with pity to her devotees,
Who wears the heavy gem studded girdle, who is partial to me.

83. Parichitha Kampa theeram Parvatha rajanya sukrutha sannaham,
Para guru krupaya Veekshe Parama shivoth sanga mangalabharanam.

By the grace of the divine Guru, I see in the familiar banks of Kampa,
The divine gift for good deeds done by the king of mountains,
Who is the auspicious ornament on the lap of Lord Shiva.

84. Dagdha madanasya Shambho, pradheeyassem Brahma charya Vaidhagdhgeem,
Thava devi tharunima sree chathurimapako na chakshathe matha.

Om Mother, your extreme prettiness in the grip of your exuberant youth,
Could not tolerate the celibacy observed by Shiva, the destroyer of love God.

85. Madha jaladha mala pathraa vasanitha pathraa karaa drutha khanithraa,
Viharathi pulindayoshaa gujjaabhooshaa, phaneendrakrutha vesha.

She revels in having the form of a hunter woman created by Shiva
With her Thilaka made out of the flowing fluid of rutting elephants
And medicinal leaves, wearing a dress made of forest leaves,
And a chain made of berries and a digging instrument on her shoulders.

86. Angke shukini geethe kouthukini, parisare cha gayakini,
Jayasi savithe Amba bhirava mandaleeni sravasi shankha kundaleeni.

Holding a parrot on her lap, interested in music, surrounded by musicians,
And also by many Bhairavas, wearing ear globes made of conch
Our mother Kamakshi wins over everything.

87. Pranatha janathapa varga krutha bahu sarga sasimha samasarga,
Kamakshi mudhitha bharga hatha ripu vargaa thwameva saa Durga.

Liberating the soul of suffering people, creating varied type of beings,
Closely behaving with the lion is Kamakshi who destroys her enemies,
And she pleases the shining Lord Shiva and she is herself is the Durga.

88. Sravana chaladh vethanda samaroddhanda duthaa sira shikhandaa,
Devi kali thanthra shandaa drutha nara mundaa thwameva Chamunda.

With waving ear globes, being a terror in the battle field,
Tossing and throwing the heads of her enemies,
Wearing their membranes as Garland, and holding.
Their skull in her hands,, she indeed is Chamundi.*
*killer of Chanda and Munda

89. Urvee dharendra kanye dharvee bharithena bhaktha poorena,
Gurvee akinchanarthim kharvee kurushe , thwameva Kamakshi.

Being born as the daughter of the mountain,appeasing the hunger.
Of the poorest of poor, You are Annapoorni who fills us with devotion.

90. Thaditha ripu paripeedana bhayaharane nipuna hala musalaa,
Kroda pathi bheeshana mukhi kreedasi jagathi thwameva Kamakshi.

Oh Kamakshi, who destroys the fear about the cruelty from enemies,
By hurting them, Who is an expert in use of plough and mace as weapons,
Who has a fearful face you play with the world and you are indeed Varahi.

91. Smara madhana varana lolaa Manmatha helaa, vilasa mani shaala,
Kanaka ruchi chourya sheela, Thwamamba balaa karabhja drutha mala.

You are Devi Balaa holding the garland in your lotus like hands,
Who is desirous of marrying Shiva the killer of Manmatha and
Who lived in the gem studded home of joy and who over shines greatly the pure Gold.

92. Vimala pati Kamala kuti pusthaka rudraksha Sastha hastha puttee,
Kamakshi pakshmalaakshi kalitha vipanchi Vibhasi Vairinchi.

You are pure, live in a lotus flower, hold book, Rudaraksha in her opened arms,
You are Kamakshi, have thick eye lashes, holds the Veena called Vipanchi,
You are shining and are the consort of Lord Brahma.

93. Kunkuma ruche pingam asruk pangila mundaali manditham maathaa,
Jayathi thava roopadheyam japa patas pusthaka varaa abhaya karabhjam.

You are of the colour of saffron and wear severed heads dripping with blood as garland,
Victory to your form which holds a rosary and book and shows blessing and protection by her hands.

94. Kanakamani kalitha bhooshaam kaalaayasa kalaha seela kanthi kalaam,
Kamakshi seelaye thwaam kapala soolabhiraama kara kamalaam.

She is decorated by gem studded golden ornaments, whose black beauty goes to quarrel with iron,
She has the soft nature of Kamakshi and holds skull and trident in her soft lotus like hands.

95. Lohihima puncha madhye mohitha bhuvane mudhaa nireekshanthe,
Vadanam thava kucha yugalamKanchi seemaam cha keapi Kamakshi.

Very few can see you in the midst of the anahatha Chakra in this mesmerizing world,
Your face, your twin breasts and the thin narrow waist, Oh Kamakshi.

96. Jaladhi dwigunitha hutha vaha dhisaa dhineswarakalaswineya dalai,
Nalinair mahesi kachasi sarvothara akula sahasra dala mamalam.

From the base of the even numbered lotuses, You raise as Kundalini,
The serpentine power and merge in the thousand petal lotus called Akula Chakra.

97. Sath kurutha desika charanaa sabheeja nirbheeja yoga nisrenaya,
Apavarga soudha valabhim aarahathyamba kea pi thava krupaya.

By approaching the feet of a great guru, using the stair of Sabheeja and Nirbheeja yoga,
Due to your grace oh mother we climb and attain the house of liberation.

98. Antharapi , bahirapi thwam janthu therantha kantha krudaham they,
Chinthitha santhanavathaam santhathamapi thantha neeshi mahimanam.

Inside and outside you are the one who is the death to him who brings death to all animals,
And you bless with ultimate knowledge those of your children who always think about you.

99. Kala manjula vaganumitha gala panchara gatha suka grouthkandyath,
Amba radhambaram they bimba phala, sambareena nyastham.

You very sweet voice tempts cupid to think that a parrot is caged in your throat,
Oh mother and he offers you red Bimba fruit to those red lips covering jewel like teeth.*
*Hoping she will open her mouth and the parrot would come out.

100. Jaya jaya jagadamba shive, jaya jaya Kamakshi, jaya jayadri suthe,
Jaya jaya mahesadayithe, jaya jaya chidga gana koumudhee dhare.

Victory and victory to mother of universe, victory and victory to Kamakshi, victory to daughter of victorious mountain,
Victory and victory to darling of Mahesa, victory and victory to her who wears the full moon of the sky of pure consciousness.

101. Arya satakam bhakthya padathaam, aarya kadakshena,
Nis sarathi vadana kamala dhwani peeyoosha dhorani divya.

Whosoever reads these hundred verses praising Arya, due to her glance,
Nectar like words would continuously flow from his lotus like face.

For album: Sri Mooka Pancha Shati Vol - 32012-06-15 22:26:08
Mooka Pancha Sati - Arya Satakam
Mooka Pancha Sati - Arya Satakam
By Mooka Kavi
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

["There are no authentic proof available on the date and life of Mooka Kavi. There lived a man in Kanchipuram, who was speech impaired from birth. He was regularly visiting kAmAkshi temple and was prostrating before the goddess. One day he saw the lips of the goddess and after that he started to speak and wrote a work called Mooka Pancha Sati or five hundred slokas in praise of the goddess. The word mooka means a person who cannot speak in Sanskrit, hence his name remained as mooka kavi. This mooka kavi was one of the Acharyas of the kAnchI kAmakotI peetam and was called as mooka sankara. The date of his becoming the AchArya is approximately stated as 398 A.D. and he attained siddhi at 437 A.D. His work 'mooka panca sati' has five sections; they are, AryA satakam, pAdAravinda satakam, manda smita satakam, katAksha satakam and stuti satakam. Each section consists of hundred slokas. The metre or the vrittam in which these slokas were written is different in each section. In this text, the poet describes goddess kAmAkshi, kAmakoti peetam, EkamranAtha, kAnchIpuram and the river kampA. Some Slokas have similarity with the text Soundarya Lahari of Adi Sankara." - Source: samskrute.blogspot.com/2009/02/1.html. The 48th sloka of this great work is supposed to be very dear to Paramachaya of Kanchi. Here is a feeble attempt to translate the first chapter called "Arya satakam" of this great work. I have referred to the scholarly book in Tamil by Smt.Lakshmi Halasyam. Many thanks for her.]

1. Karana para chidroopaa, Kanchi puraseemni, Kama peeta gatha,
Kachana viharathi karunaa Kasmeera sthabhaka Komalangalatha.

She who is the divine cause of creation, who sits in the Kama Peeta in Kanchi,
Makes her divine presence like the Saffron which is a tender pretty climber

2. Kanchana Kanchi nilayam, kara dhrutha kodanda bana sruni paasam,
Katina sthana bhara namram Kaivalya aananda kanda mavalambe.

I seek and depend on that root of the eternal source of Joy,
Who makes Kanchi her place, and holds bow, arrow, noose and goad,
And whose form body is slightly bent due to her heavy breasts.

3. Chinthitha phala pari poshana chinthamani reeya Kanchi nilayaa may,
Chira thara sucharitha sulabhaa, chitham sisirayathu chith sukhaa dharaa.

My mind is made cool by the rain of divine joy by her,
Who is the Chinthamani who fulfills all the desires,
Who lives in Kanchi and who can be easily attained by good conduct.

4. Kutila kacham, katina kucham, kunda smitha kanthi, kunkuma chayam,
Kuruthe vihruthim kanchyaam kula parvatha saarva bhouma sarvaswam.

She who is everything of the great mountain, and lives in Kanchi,
And has curled hair, hard breasts, jasmine like teeth and saffron colour.

5. Pancha sara sashtra bodhana paramacharyena drushti pathena,
Kanchi seemni Kumari kachana mohayathi Kama jetharam.

The maiden who lives in Kanchi makes Lord Shiva,
Who was victorious against the God of love passionate,
With her mere glance teaches the essence love,
To the great teacher of the science of five flower* arrows.
*Lotus, Ashoka, Mango, Jasmine and Blue hued water lilli

6. Paraya, Kanchi paraya parvatha paryaya peena kucha bharaya,
Para thanthra vayamanaya pankaja sa Brahmachari lochanayaa.

The great lady who stays in Kanchi who has mountain like breasts,
And who has lotus like eyes , has enslaved our minds.

7. Aiswarayamindu moule aikathmya prakruthi Kanchi madhya gatham,
Aindhava kisora shekharam aidamparya chakrasthi nigamaanam.

She who is in the middle of Kanchi, which is one with Brahmam,
Existing along with Shiva with the moon is the wealth and iis the purport of Vedas.

8. Sritha kampasi maanam shidhiltha parama shiva dhairya mahi maanam,
Kalaye patalimaanam kanchana kanchukitha bhuvana bhoomaanam.

Sitting on the banks of the torrential Kampa river, the form with red colour,
Has the fame of shattering the mental resolve of Lord Shiva,
And again giving life to God of love whom Shiva burnt,
So that this world would continue to live.

9. Aadrutha Kanchi nilayam aadhyaam aarooda youvana topaam,
Aagama vathamsa kalikam, aananda adwaitha kandhalim vande.

I bow to the non dual joy who is like the red Kandhali flower,
Who resides in the venerable town of Kanchipuram,
Who is filled with the ascending pride of youth,
And who is the bud of Vedas called Upanishads.

10. Thungabhirama kucha bhara srungareetham aasrayami Kanchi gatham,
Ganga dhara para thanthram srungara advaitha thanthra sidhantham.

I surrender to the ever pretty lady of Kanchi,
Who entertains with her elevated completely filled breasts,
The God who carries Ganges,
Who is the divine special knowledge of,
The non dual sentiment of erotic knowledge.

11. Kanchi rathna vibhooshaam kaamapi kandharpa soothikaa pangim,
Paramaam kala mupase para shiva vamanga peetikaaseenaam.

I meditate on the divine Kala, who is the crown jewel of Kanchi,
Who sits on the left side of Lord Paramashiva,
And who revives Manmatha, the God of love by her glance.

12. Kampathi charaanaam karunaa kora kitha drushtipathaanaam,
Keli vanam mano may kesham chid bhavathu chidvilasanaam.

May mind become the divine play Ground of the divine play of her,
Who roams about in the banks of Kampa,
And who lets down mercy fall from her eyes.

13. AAmra tharu moola vasathe aadhimapurushasya nayana peeyusham,
Aarabdha youvanothsavam aamnaaya Rahasya manthravalambe.

I meditate using the Sri Vidhya tradition of worship on her,
Who sits below three of mango,
Who is the nectar to the eye of Shiva who is primeval,
By the festival her budding youthfulness.

14. Aadhi Kanchi parama yogibhir aadhima para peeta simni drusyena,
Anubadham mama maanasam arunima sarvaswa sampradhayena.

My mind is tied firmly by rituals observed as well as the redness of her,
Who was seen by the great divine Yogis of the ancient Kanchi,
Occupying the most ancient peeta* which was existing there.
Kama Koti Peeta of Kanchi.

15. Ankitha shankara dehaam ankuritho roja kankana sleshai,
Adhi Kanchi nithya tharuneem adraksham kaanchid adbuthaam Balaam.

That wonderful Balaa Devi of ancient Kanchi who is forever youthful,
Embraced the body of Shankara made out of sand and left on him,
Marks of her bangles and her breasts.
(When Goddess was worshipping God in the form of a sand Linga, God made the river Kampa overflow. The goddess to protect the Linga embraced it tightly leaving marks on the Linga)

16. Madhura dhanushaa mahi dhara janushaa nandhaami surabhi bana jushaa,
Chid vapushaa Kanchipure Keli jushaa Bandhu jeeva kanthimushaa.

A red light has risen over the mountains, which is redder than the hibiscus,
And has a bow made of sugarcane and arrow of flowers and has divine form.

17. Madhura smithena ramathe, Mamsala kucha bhara mandha gamanena,
Madhye Kanchi mano may manasija samrajya Garbha bheejena.

Enjoying the sweet smile and walking, slowly due to the fleshy heavy breasts,
In the middle of Kanchi she has put the seed of pride in the mind of God of love.

18. Dharanee mayim tharani mayim pavana mayim gagana dhahana hethru mayim,
Ambumayim, Indumayim Ambaam anukampaam aadhimaam eekshe.

I see on the banks of my mother Amba,
Who manifests herself as Earth, Sun,
Air, Sky, fire, The one who does fire sacrifice,
Water and the moon.

19. Leena sthithi Muni hrudhaye dhyana sthithi mitham thapasya dhupa kampam,
Peena sthana bhara meede meena dhwaja thanthra parama thathparyam.

The goddess who lives hidden in the caves of the hearts of the sages,
Is doing penance on the shores of Kampa river along with heavy breasts,
Filled with the milk of wisdom and is the ultimate meaning of the God with Fish flag.*
*God of love Manmatha is supposed to have a fish flag.

20. Swethaa mandhara hasithe saathaa madhye cha Vang mano atheethaa,
Sheethaa lochana pathe sphithaa kucha seemni saswathi mathhaa.

With white colour, sparkling smile, with thin his, With her beyond words and thought,
With cooling eyes and very heavy breast, she is the permanent mother of all.

21. Puratha kadha nu kara vai pura vairi vimardha pulakithanga lathaam,
Punathim Kanchi desam pushpa aayudh veerya sarasa pari paatim.

When will I ever have the divine vision of her,
Who is the tender climber tightly embraced,
With extreme emotions by Lord Shiva, the enemy of cities,
Who makes Kanchi as sacred,
And who is amenable to the flower arrows of God of love.

22. Punyaa kaapi purandhri punghitha kandharpa sampadhaa vapushaa,
Pulinachari Kampaaya pura madhanam pulaka nichulitham kuruthe.

The blessed pretty Goddess adorned with lotus flowers,
Blessed with the wealth of flower arrows of Manmatha,
Is roaming on the sand banks of the river Kampa,
Makes the God shiva drunk with passion.

23. Thanimadvaitha valagnam tharunaa aruna sampradhayatha anulekham,
Thata seemini Kampayaa tharunima sarvaswam aadhyam adraksham.

I have seen the matchless goddess with a thin waist in the banks of river Kampa,
Who is full of youth and is of the reddish colour of the rising Sun.

24. Poushtika karma vipaakam Poushpa saram savidasimni Kampaya,
Adraksham aatha youvanam abhyudhayam Kanchi dardasasimoulou.

In the land bounded by river Kampa, with the flower arrow, the God of love,
Promotes the growth and fortune of the Lord with the crown of rising young moon.

25. Samsritha Kanchi dese sarasija dourbhagya jagard uthamse,
SAmvinmae vileeye saaraswatha purushakara samrajye.

In the divine kingdom of knowledge called Kanchi, I become one with her,
Who adorns herself with moon which unfortunately wilts the Lotus.

26. Modhitha Madhu kara vishikham swadhima samudhaya sara kodandam,
Adhrutha Kanchi kelanm aadhimam aarunya bhedhamaakalaye.

I do not move away from the primeval goddess with the red tint,
Whose bow is the essence of sweetness and whose arrows are Honey bees,
And who engages herself in playing in Kanchi.

27. Uraree kutha Kanchi pureem Upanishad aravinda kuhara Madhu dharam,
Unnamrastha kalaseemuthsava laharimupasmahe Shambho.

The lady of Kanchi is the flow of Honey from the core of the lotus,
which are Upanishads, due to her pot like high breasts,
Is the source of the waves of joy of Lord Shambhu and we worship her.

28. Yena sisy deerga lochanam yena paripandhi santhatham namathaam,
Yekamra nadha jeevitham yevam pada dooramekam aavalambhe.

I totally depend on the goddess, who has long eyes like that of a doe,
Who stops the bad effects of those devotees who always salute her,
Who is the life breath of the God Elambara Natha.

29. Smayamana mukham Kanchi maya maanam kamapi devathaa bedham,
Dhayamanam Veekshya muhurvaya mananda amrudhambhudhou magnaa.

I get drowned in the sea of the nectar of joy when I see her soft smiling face,
Oh her whose divinity completely engulfs the city of Kanchi, when she looks at it with mercy.

30. Kuthuka jushi Kanchi dese kumudha thapo rasi paka shekharithe,
Kuruthe mano vihaaram kula giri paribruda kulaika mani dheepe.

My mind is full with her who is fond of Kanchi,
Who wears that which make the night lilies happy,
Who makes the mind of great mountain happy,
And shines like a jeweled and noble lamp,

31. Veekshe mahi Kanchi pure, vipula sthana kalasa garima paravasitham,
Vidhruma saha chara deham vibhrama samavaaya sara samnaham.

I see in city of Kanchi the goddess with heavy pot like breasts,
Which makes her body bent slightly,
Who has the colour of corals,
Who is exuberant in her youth and is ready for love making.

32. Kuruvinda gothra mathram koolacharam kamapi naumikampaayaa,
Koolangasha kucha kumbham kusumayudha veerya sara samrambham.

I bow to her who is like the huge collection of shining rubies,
Who keeps wandering on the shores of the river Kampa,
Whose perfect pot like breasts which rub against each other,
And is engaged in the wat of the God with flower as weapon.

33. Kudmalitha kucha kisorai kurvanai Kanchi desa souhardham,
Kunkuma sonair nichitham kusala padham shambhu sukrutha sambharai.

We are bound to the Goddess who is very dear to Kanchi,
Who has breasts like the just opening flower buds,
Who is of the crimson colour of the saffron powder,
Who has a friendly step and is the collection of luck of God Shiva.

34. Ankitha kachena kena chidandhangarana oushadhena kamalaanaam,
Antha purena Shambhoa alankriya kaapi kalpyathe kanchyaam.

That Goddess is the one shining in the heart of Lord Shiva,
Who decorates his head with moon who makes her lotus like face shy,
And who also beautifies the great city of Kanchi.

35. Oori karomi santhatha mooshmala phaalena laalitham pumsaa,
Upakampa muchitha khelanam oorvadhara vamsa sampad unmesham.

I always meditate the goddess who caresses the God with the hot* forehead,
Who is the tender offspring and fortune of the king of mountains.
* Hot because the third eye on his forehead is full of fire.

36. Ankuritha sthana korakam angalankaram eka chootha pathe,
Aloka mahi komalam aagama samlapasarayadharthayam.

She who has nipples like the newly germinating buds,
And sitting on the left thigh of lord of one mango,
And is filled with the core meaning of the Vedas,
Is being seen by me as personification of great beauty.

37. Punchitha karunaa mudanchitha, sinchutha mani Kanchi kimapi kanchipure,
Manchareetha mrudhula haasam pinchara thanu ruchi pinaki moola dhanam.

She who is beyond description shines in the city of Kanchi,
With compassion along with the bells of her hip belt tingling,
And she also has a tender smile similar to flower blossoms,
And with these her pretty tender form is the treasure of Lord Shiva.

38. Lola hrudayosmi Shambho lochana yugalena lehyamaanaayaam,
Laalitha paramashivaayaam lavanyaa amrutha tharanga maalaayaam.

Lord shiva with a heart made tender with love,
Is making the Lalitha Parameshwari,
Who is the wave of nectar of prettiness,
As a feast to both of his eyes.

39. Madhu kara sahachara chikurai madanaagama samaya dheekshaa kadakshai,
Manditha kampaa theerai mangala kandhairmaasthu saaroopyam.

Let me be completely become one with that Goddess,
Who has braids of curly hair resembling the bees,
Whose passionate eyes are the lessons for the God of love,
And who illuminates the shores of river Kampa.

40. Vadanaravinda vaksho vamanga thatee vasam vadhee bhootha,
Purushatrithaye thredhaa purandhri roppaa thwameva Kamakshi.

Living in the face of Lord Brahma, on the chest of Vishnu and left side of Shiva,
As their respective virtuous consorts in your three forms, You are Goddess Kamakshi.

41. Bhaadhaa karim bhavabdhe aadhara dhyambujeshu vicharantheem,
AAdharee krutha kancheem bodhamrutha veecheemeva vimrusaam.

Let me think of that wave of knowledge which travels from mooladhara to Sahasrara,
Who removes the pains of worldly life,
Who has made the city of Kanchi as her foundation.

42. Kalayamyantha sasa dhara kalayankitha moulim amala chid valayaam,
Alayaam aagama peeta nilayam valayanga sundharim Ambaam.

I cherish the pretty mother who is adorned with bracelets,
Who wears the moon and hare as her head gear,
Whose is surrounded by pure divine aura,
And who is the ultimate and seated on the Vedas.

43. Sarvaadhi parama sadhaka gurvaaneethaya kama peeta jushe,
Sarvaa krythaye sonima garvaaya samarpyathe hrudayam.

With extreme pride I submit my heart to the red shaded goddess,
Who has been invited and lead by great devotees like Paramashiva,
With an intention of enthroning her in Kama Peeta.

44. Samayaa saandhyama yukhia, samayaa budhyaa sadaiva sheelathayaa,
Umayaa Kanchi rathayaa na mayaa labhyetha kim nu thadhathmyam.

Will I ever be able to become one with that Goddess,
Who shines purple like the twilight sun,
Who is meditated by people with ever stable mind,
And who is desirous of living in Kanchi.

45. Janthothsava pada poojana santhosha ragithasya kamakshi,
Bandho yaadhi bhavathi puna sindhorambhasu babrameethi shilaa.

Oh Kamakshi, In case the one who worships your feet,
And get immersed in the divine joy because of that,
Is bound by the chains of the domestic like again,
Then a stone would float in the sea.

46. Kundali Kumaari Kutile Chandi Chara chara savithriChamunde,
Guninee Guhaarini guhye Guru murthe thwam namami Kamakshi.

I salute you Kamakshi, the goddess who wears ear studs, who is a lass as Bala,
Who is the Pranava "Om", Who is the one who killed Chanda,
Who is the Savithri who is behind mobile and immobile objects,
Who is the kiler of Chanda and Munda, Who has all the good properties,
Who lives in the cave of our mind and is secret and not visible
And who is the ultimate teacher.

47. Abhidha kruthlr bhidha kruthir, achidhakruthir api chida kruthir matha,
Anahantha thwamahantha bramayasi Kamakshi saswathi viswam.

Oh Kamakshi who is the only stable aspect in this world,
You have both differing forms as well as a stable form,
You are the divine form as well as well as the realistic form,
And you are one who is beyond ego and the real supreme self.

48. Shiva shiva pasyanthi samam Sri Kamakskshi kadakshitha purusahaa,
Vipinam bhavana mithram loshtam cha yuvathi bimbhoshtam.

The man who is glanced by Kamakshi sees Shiva in everything,
Be it in a palace, friend, enemy, clay or the red lips of a lass.

49. Kama pari pandhi kamini Kameswari Kama peeta madhya gathe,
Kamadughaa bhava kamale Kamakale kama koti kamakshi.

Kamakshi who is in the centre of the Kama koti peeta,
Is the goddess of love who is the consort of he who killed the god of love,
And she is the faboulous wish giving cow who fulfills all our desires.

50. Madhye hrudayam madhye nitilam madhye siro aapi vasthavyam,
Chanda kara sakra karmuka chandra samaabhaam namami kamakshim.

I salute Goddess Kamakshi who shines like the Sun god in the heart,
As the bow of Indra on the forehead and as moon on the head,
And I prostrate before her who like moon provides light for everyone.

51. Adhikanchi keli lolai akhilaagama yanthra manthra thanthra mayai,.
Athi seetham mama maanasam sasama saradrohi jeevanopayai

She is the essence of Vedas, Yanthras, Manthras and Thanthras,
She loves to be engaged in playing in the great city of Kanchi,
She cools my mind fast and is the soul of Lord Shiva, the enemy of God of love.

52. Nandhathi mama hrudhi kaachana mandhirayanthi nirantharam Kanchim,
Indhu ravi mandala kuchaa bindu viyan nnadha parinatha tharuni.

Seated in my heart is the lass, who has chosen Kanchi as her permanent abode,
Who has sun and the moon as her breasts
And who appears also as atom, space and sound.

53. Sampa latha savarnam sampaadayithum bhava jwara chikithsam,
Limpaami manasi kinchana kampathata rohi sidha baishajyam.

I would earn the medicine for the disease of life,
By always applying in my mind the medicine
From the golden lightning like climber
Which is available in the banks of river Kampa.

54. Anumitha kucha katinyaam adhi vaksha peetam anga janma ripo,
Anandhadhaam bhaje Aananga brahma Thathwa botha siraam.

I worship her, who teaches Lord Shiva the philosophy of love of the love god,
Who becomes overjoyed by the hardness of her breasts which can only be guessed.

55. Iykshishi pasangusa dhara hathanthaam, vismayarha vruthaanthaam,
Adhi Kanchi nigama vaachaam sidhantham soola pani shuddhanthaam.

Holding the bow, arrow rope and goad and having a very wonderful story,
She who is the conclusion of all Vedas is seen in Kanchi,
As the supreme consort of that Lord who holds the trident.

56. Aahitha vilasa bangeem Aabrahma sthambha shilpas kalpanaya,
Aasritha Kanchim athulaam aadhyaam visphoorthi maadriye vidhyaam.

I depend on her, whose beautiful undulating wave of handwork,
Of imagination spreads from a tiny worm to Lord Brahma,
Who is incomparable, primeval and preeminent form of knowledge.

57. Mookopi jatila durgathi , sokopi smarathi ya kshanam bhavatheem,
Yeko bhavathi sa janthur lokothara keerthiriva Kamakshi.

Even a dumb one or one who wears mated hair, or the one who is sad or suffering,
If he remembers your greatness for a tiny moment,
Oh Kamakshi, he would attain greatest fame in this world.

58. Pancha dasa varna roopaam kanchana Kaanchi vihara dhoureyam,
Pancha sareeyam SAmbho vanchana vaidakdhya moolam avalambe.

She who has a fifteen letter form lives in Kanchi with the form of Manmatha,
Hoodwinking with expertise the five headed Lord Shiva and I surrender to her.

59. Parinathivathim chathrdhaa padavim sudhiyaam samethya soushumneem,
Panchasatharna kalpitha pada shilpaamthwaam namami Kaamakshi.

Traveling through the Sushmna nadi of the wise, you split in to four fold form,
And the fifty one alphabets are but sculpture of yours, I salute you Kamakshi.

60. Aadhikshan mama guru rad Aadhi kshanthaa aksharathmikaam vidhyam,
Swadhista chapa dandaam nedishtameva kama peeta gathaam.

After initiation by my great teacher in to the fifty one letter knowledge,
She who is in Swadhishtana Chakra holding a bow of sugarcane,
And shines there in the Kama Peeta has become very close to me.

61. Thushyami harshitha smara sasanayaa, Kanchipura kruthaasayaa,
Swasanayaa sakala jagad bhasanayaa kalithasambarasanayaa

I happily think of that power, who is in Kanchipura,
Established within herself who makes the world shine,
Who is able to bring joy to the Lord, who punished Manmatha,
And who brought back Manmatha who killed Sambaran.

62. Premavathi kampyaam sdhemavathee yathi manassu bhoomavathi,
Saamavathi nithyagiraa somavathi sirasi bhathi Haimavathi.

The lover of river Kampaa , who has established in the minds of great sages,
And ho pervades all over earth, who is praised by Sama Veda,
Who shines with crescent in her head is the daughter of Himalayas.

63. Kouthukinaa Kampaayaam kousuma chapena keelithenaantha,
Kula daivathena mahathaa kudmala mudhram dhunothu na prathibhaa.

May my mind blossom from a flower bud to a shining entity,
By the grace of the great goddess of my clan,
Who likes river Kampaa and who is pinned,
By the flowery arrows of Manmatha, the God of love.

64. Yoonaa kenapi milad, dehaa swaahaa sahaya thilakena,
Sahakara moola dese, samvid roopaa kutumbhinee ramathe.

Her youthful body with the help of swaha* who is in her forehead,
Is enjoying the role of a family woman below the mango tree,
In spite of her being personification of pure consciousness.
*Wife of Agni

65. Kusuma sara garva sampath kosa gruham, bhaathi Kanchi madhya gatham,
Sthapitha masmin kadhamapi gopitha mantharmaya manorathnam.

The treasure within the gem of my mind is buried in the midst of Kanchipuram,
Which is the pride of devi created by the flower arrows of Manmatha.

66. Dhagdha shadadwaranyam dhara dalitha kusumba sambhoothaarunyam,
Kalaye nava tharunyam kampa thata seemni kimapi karunyam.

I think is my heart, the new youthful supreme compassion of the tawny red colour,
Of the Kusumba flowers on the slopes of Kampa river, which burns out,
The six fold perceptions of caste, chants, step, time, philosophy and the earth.

67. Adhi Kanchi vardhamaanam athulaam karavani paaranaam akshno,
Aananda paka bhedhaam arunima parinaama garva pallavithaam.

I enjoy the incomparable Goddess,who is proud of her redness,
Which is similar to the colour of the tender leaf, who is growing,
In the primeval Kanchi with different stages of joy every moment.

68. Bana sruni pasa karmuka kamapi Kama peeta gatham,
Yena dhara kona choodam sonima pari paka bhedhamakalaye.

I meditate on that goddess who assumes the colour of various hues of red,
Who holds in her hands arrows, rope, noose, goad and bow,
And crescent and is seated on the Kama peetam(Seat of joy).

69. Kim vaa phalathi mamanyai, bimbadara chumbi manda hasa mukhi,
Sambhadhakari thamasaam Ambaa jagarthimanasi Kamakshi.

What are the use of other things to me, when Kamakshi,
Who with her smiling face and red lips like Bimba fruit,
Is obstructing the darkness of ignorance and is awakening my mind.

70. Manche sadaa shiva maye, para shiva maya lalitha poushpa paryange,
Adhi chakra madhyamaasthe Kamakshi naama kimapi mama bhagyam.

What is the amount of the luck that I have, when, my fortune Kamakshi,
Is lying on the bed of Sadashiva with the flowery pillow called Parashiva,
In the central dot of the primeval wheel called Sri Chakra.

71. Rakshyosmi kama peeti lasikaya gana krupambu rasikayaa,
Sruthi yuvathi kunthalee mani malikaya thuhina saila balikaya.

May I be protected by the glances of her, who is dancing on Kama Peeta,
Who is the strong ocean of kindness, who is the jeweled garland,
Shining on the tresses of a girl called Vedas and the baby of the mountain.

72. Leeye pura hara jaaye maaye thava tharuna pallava cchaye,
Charane chandrabharane Kanchi sarane natharthi samharane.

I merge with devotion on her who is the wife of the destroyer of three cities,
Who is illusion personified who is of the colour of the new born leaf,
Who wears the crescent, who lives in Kanchi, and protects her devotees.

73. Moorthi mathi mukthi bheeja moordhni sthaba kitha chakora samrajye,
Modhitha Kampa koole muhurmuhu manasi mumudhishaa asmakam.

I think in my mind Of that Goddess who gives happiness
To those living in the banks of Kampa, who keeps on her head,
The realm of Chakora birds and who is the eternal bliss.

74. Veda mayim, Nada mayim, Bindu mayim para padhodhya dhindhu mayim,
Manthra mayim, thanthra mayim, prakruthi mayim , Naumi viswa vikruthi mayim,

I salute her who is the basis of all the umiverse, who is Vedas, who is vedic sounds,
Who is the energy in the dot of Sri Chakra, who is the moon of the Para padha loka,
Who is the manthras, who is the thanthra and who is the nature itself.

75. Pura madhana punya koti, punjitha kavi loka sookthi rasa dhati.
Manasi mama Kamakoti, viharathu karuna vipaka paripati.

My mind is filled with Kamakoti who plays the game of mercy there,
Who is herself the auspicious manifestation of God who burnt three cities,
And who is the intrinsic flow of poems in the mind of great poets.

76. Kutilam, chatulam, pradhulam kacha nayana jagana charaneshu,
Avalokitham avalambitham adhika Kampa thata mameya masmabhi.

I see in the banks of the Kampa river that Goddess with curly hear,
Mischievous character, sparkling eyes, well rounded waist,
Soft pretty walk by her feet and the one who is immesurable.

77. Prathyang mukhya drushtya, prasada deepangurena Kamakshya,
Pasyami nisthulamaho pachelim kimapi para shivollasam.

Due the specific view of getting the grace of Kamakshi,
I see the unparalleled and ripe exhibition of joy from Paramasiva.

78. Vidhye vidhathru vishaye kathyayini Kali Kamakoti kale,
Bharathi Bhairavi Bhadre sakini shambhavi shive sthuthe bhavathim

I praise the Goddess Parvathi as knowledge, the power behind creation,
The daughter of sage Kathyayana, Kali, crescent of Kama koti,
Bharathi, Bhairavi, she who provides safety, Sakini and Shambhavi*
*two forms of the Goddess in the Sri Chakra

79. Malini, Mahesa chalini, Kanchi Khelini, Vipaksha kalini they,
Soolini Vidhruma salini sura jana palini Kapalini Namosthu

I salute her who wears garland of letters, She who searched for Lord Shiva,
She who plays in Kanchi, she who kills her foes, She who holds the trident,
She who carries weapons, She who takes care of devas and the wife of Lord Shiva.

80. Desika ithi kim shankhe thath thadrukthwa nu tharunee monmesha,
Kamakshi, soola pane, kamagama thanthra, yajna deekshayaam.

Is she not without any doubt a teacher with her exuberant youth,
And does not Kamakshi teach the trident wielding Shiva,
Who is doing penance the lessons in art of love.

81. Vethanda Kumbha dambara , vaithandika kucha bharartha madhyaya,
Kumkumaruche namasyam Shankara nayanamruthaya rachayama.

I salute her who is of saffron colour whose pot like breasts challenge,
The bulging forehead of an elephant,whose breast are heavy for her waist,
And who makes the nectar like feast to the eyes of Lord Shiva.

82. Adhikanchitha mani kanchana, Kaancheem, adhi Kanchi Kancha dhadraksham,
Avanatha jananukampham anukampakoolam, asmad anukoolaam.

I perceive in the slopes of river Kampa, The goddess with pity to her devotees,
Who wears the heavy gem studded girdle, who is partial to me.

83. Parichitha Kampa theeram Parvatha rajanya sukrutha sannaham,
Para guru krupaya Veekshe Parama shivoth sanga mangalabharanam.

By the grace of the divine Guru, I see in the familiar banks of Kampa,
The divine gift for good deeds done by the king of mountains,
Who is the auspicious ornament on the lap of Lord Shiva.

84. Dagdha madanasya Shambho, pradheeyassem Brahma charya Vaidhagdhgeem,
Thava devi tharunima sree chathurimapako na chakshathe matha.

Om Mother, your extreme prettiness in the grip of your exuberant youth,
Could not tolerate the celibacy observed by Shiva, the destroyer of love God.

85. Madha jaladha mala pathraa vasanitha pathraa karaa drutha khanithraa,
Viharathi pulindayoshaa gujjaabhooshaa, phaneendrakrutha vesha.

She revels in having the form of a hunter woman created by Shiva
With her Thilaka made out of the flowing fluid of rutting elephants
And medicinal leaves, wearing a dress made of forest leaves,
And a chain made of berries and a digging instrument on her shoulders.

86. Angke shukini geethe kouthukini, parisare cha gayakini,
Jayasi savithe Amba bhirava mandaleeni sravasi shankha kundaleeni.

Holding a parrot on her lap, interested in music, surrounded by musicians,
And also by many Bhairavas, wearing ear globes made of conch
Our mother Kamakshi wins over everything.

87. Pranatha janathapa varga krutha bahu sarga sasimha samasarga,
Kamakshi mudhitha bharga hatha ripu vargaa thwameva saa Durga.

Liberating the soul of suffering people, creating varied type of beings,
Closely behaving with the lion is Kamakshi who destroys her enemies,
And she pleases the shining Lord Shiva and she is herself is the Durga.

88. Sravana chaladh vethanda samaroddhanda duthaa sira shikhandaa,
Devi kali thanthra shandaa drutha nara mundaa thwameva Chamunda.

With waving ear globes, being a terror in the battle field,
Tossing and throwing the heads of her enemies,
Wearing their membranes as Garland, and holding.
Their skull in her hands,, she indeed is Chamundi.*
*killer of Chanda and Munda

89. Urvee dharendra kanye dharvee bharithena bhaktha poorena,
Gurvee akinchanarthim kharvee kurushe , thwameva Kamakshi.

Being born as the daughter of the mountain,appeasing the hunger.
Of the poorest of poor, You are Annapoorni who fills us with devotion.

90. Thaditha ripu paripeedana bhayaharane nipuna hala musalaa,
Kroda pathi bheeshana mukhi kreedasi jagathi thwameva Kamakshi.

Oh Kamakshi, who destroys the fear about the cruelty from enemies,
By hurting them, Who is an expert in use of plough and mace as weapons,
Who has a fearful face you play with the world and you are indeed Varahi.

91. Smara madhana varana lolaa Manmatha helaa, vilasa mani shaala,
Kanaka ruchi chourya sheela, Thwamamba balaa karabhja drutha mala.

You are Devi Balaa holding the garland in your lotus like hands,
Who is desirous of marrying Shiva the killer of Manmatha and
Who lived in the gem studded home of joy and who over shines greatly the pure Gold.

92. Vimala pati Kamala kuti pusthaka rudraksha Sastha hastha puttee,
Kamakshi pakshmalaakshi kalitha vipanchi Vibhasi Vairinchi.

You are pure, live in a lotus flower, hold book, Rudaraksha in her opened arms,
You are Kamakshi, have thick eye lashes, holds the Veena called Vipanchi,
You are shining and are the consort of Lord Brahma.

93. Kunkuma ruche pingam asruk pangila mundaali manditham maathaa,
Jayathi thava roopadheyam japa patas pusthaka varaa abhaya karabhjam.

You are of the colour of saffron and wear severed heads dripping with blood as garland,
Victory to your form which holds a rosary and book and shows blessing and protection by her hands.

94. Kanakamani kalitha bhooshaam kaalaayasa kalaha seela kanthi kalaam,
Kamakshi seelaye thwaam kapala soolabhiraama kara kamalaam.

She is decorated by gem studded golden ornaments, whose black beauty goes to quarrel with iron,
She has the soft nature of Kamakshi and holds skull and trident in her soft lotus like hands.

95. Lohihima puncha madhye mohitha bhuvane mudhaa nireekshanthe,
Vadanam thava kucha yugalamKanchi seemaam cha keapi Kamakshi.

Very few can see you in the midst of the anahatha Chakra in this mesmerizing world,
Your face, your twin breasts and the thin narrow waist, Oh Kamakshi.

96. Jaladhi dwigunitha hutha vaha dhisaa dhineswarakalaswineya dalai,
Nalinair mahesi kachasi sarvothara akula sahasra dala mamalam.

From the base of the even numbered lotuses, You raise as Kundalini,
The serpentine power and merge in the thousand petal lotus called Akula Chakra.

97. Sath kurutha desika charanaa sabheeja nirbheeja yoga nisrenaya,
Apavarga soudha valabhim aarahathyamba kea pi thava krupaya.

By approaching the feet of a great guru, using the stair of Sabheeja and Nirbheeja yoga,
Due to your grace oh mother we climb and attain the house of liberation.

98. Antharapi , bahirapi thwam janthu therantha kantha krudaham they,
Chinthitha santhanavathaam santhathamapi thantha neeshi mahimanam.

Inside and outside you are the one who is the death to him who brings death to all animals,
And you bless with ultimate knowledge those of your children who always think about you.

99. Kala manjula vaganumitha gala panchara gatha suka grouthkandyath,
Amba radhambaram they bimba phala, sambareena nyastham.

You very sweet voice tempts cupid to think that a parrot is caged in your throat,
Oh mother and he offers you red Bimba fruit to those red lips covering jewel like teeth.*
*Hoping she will open her mouth and the parrot would come out.

100. Jaya jaya jagadamba shive, jaya jaya Kamakshi, jaya jayadri suthe,
Jaya jaya mahesadayithe, jaya jaya chidga gana koumudhee dhare.

Victory and victory to mother of universe, victory and victory to Kamakshi, victory to daughter of victorious mountain,
Victory and victory to darling of Mahesa, victory and victory to her who wears the full moon of the sky of pure consciousness.

101. Arya satakam bhakthya padathaam, aarya kadakshena,
Nis sarathi vadana kamala dhwani peeyoosha dhorani divya.

Whosoever reads these hundred verses praising Arya, due to her glance,
Nectar like words would continuously flow from his lotus like face.

For song Stuthi Satakam -slokas of album: Sri Mooka Pancha Shati Vol - 32012-06-15 22:18:10

SARADA NAVARATHRI

CONCEPTION OF PARASAKTHI

In Mooka Panchasati, Sri Kamakshi is referred to as darkish blue in colour in the Stuti Sataka, and as saffron in colour in the Aarya Sataka. Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada, in his Soudarya Lahari, describes Ambika’s colour as aruna varna, splendrous red of the rising sun. Why is the colour of the same Goddess described as dark-blue in one place and red in another?

According to Devi Mantra Sastraas, Kameswara, who transcends the Trininty, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, is actionless and unattached. Sri Kameswari, the Supreme Parasakthi, seated on the left of Sri Kameswara, is described to be red in colour. The sameness of Parvati, who is dark, and Paraasakti, who is red, is indicated in Mooka Panchasati by attributing both these colours to the Supreme Goddess.

Sri Kameswara’s swarupa is like that of a pure sphatika, a colourless solid which becomes invisible when immersed in water. He is thereby conceived as formless even though He has a form. Vishnu and Paravati, both dark-blue, are twin manifestations, are also Siva and Saraswati, both white, and Brahma and Lakshmi, both golden yellow. Daylight is colourless, and yet it contains all the primary colours. If one of the colours is separated from the colourless light, the rest of the colours reveal themselves. Red is the least disturbing colour as is evident from the fact that red light is used to develop photographic negatives. Under the influence of red Paraasakti, the colourless Sadasiva manifests himself as Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and their respective consorts, Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati and starts the activities of the world-process.

The Divine Trinity have their counterparts in the three states of wakefulness, dream, and dreamless sleep, and in the three-fold activities of creation, protection, and dissolution. While wakefulness and dream are states of mixed joy and sorrow, sleep is a state free from worldly sorrow. Turiya is a state higher than sleep and that is the state of Supreme Bliss or aananda. Pralaya or deluge gives rest to souls from the cycle of birth and death and the effects of punya and paapa. Siva, who is referred to as the Destroyer, is in reality a merciful God, who lulls the tormented souls into the sleep of pralaya, during which period they forget all their sorrows. In Soundarya Lahari, Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada says that these three Divinities, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, started their cosmic process when the Supreme Parasakti knitted Her brow for a fraction of a second. She stood beyond them all and Her red splendour stimulated them to perform their respective functions of creation, preservation and destruction, by Her very presence.

As part of Sarada Navarathri celebrations, articles included in the book “Acharya’s Call”, complied by Sri V. Ramakrishna Aiyer, Retired Chief Reporter, The Hindu, Madras, and published by Sri Kamakoti Peetam, Sri Sankaracharya Swami Mutt, Kancheepuram, are reproduced for the information of devotees.

“Jagat soote dhata harir avati rudrah kshapayate tiraskurvan etat swam api vapur eesastirayati; sadaa poorvah sarvam tadidam anugrnhati cha sivah stavaajnam aalambya kshana chalitayor-bhroolatikayoh.”

The lesson to be drawn from the foregoing is that the same Supreme Being appears in diverse forms as we conceive Him to shower His grace in the manner we invoke it. We do it by mantra and japa which are sound waves having the power to transform themselves into the form of the murtis whose mantras they are. If we continuously chant the mantra into which we are initiated, the Supreme Parasakti will shower Her grace on us. She is meditated in the moon which gives soothing light and also assuages heat. Thus She sheds Her nectar rays all round. The Para Devata whom we worship and the Full Moon we see in the sky are related in this life. It behoves us, therefore, to constantly meditate on any chosen mantra on an Ishta devata so that our soul may be enveloped by that Devata with that mantra on our lips, even at the time when the soul departs from the body. That is the path shown to us by our sages and all of us should pursue this path in the interest of universal welfare.

December 8, 1957

For song Devanu Kepathy of album: Swathithirunal Krithis (vol-1)2012-06-15 22:06:23
22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D N2 S
Av: S N2 P M1 G2 M1 R2 S

Devon ke Pati Indra -- Lord Indra is the king of all devas
Taron ki pati Chandra -- Moon is king for Stars

Vidya ke Pati Sri ganesha .. -- Lord Ganesha is the Authoritarian and guidance .................................................for knowledge
Dukh bhaar Haar i--- and also removal of obstacles too is Lord Ganesha

Raag pathi kaanada -- Raaga Kanada is the melodious King of all ragas
Bhaajan ke pati Bina --- None can surpass the sound of Veena
Ruthi pathi He Vasanthi -- King of seasons is Spring..Vasantha
Rati sukha Kaari--- Ecstasy of nature itself is Springs

Giri pati himachale -- Lord shiva is the lord of mountains
Teen lok pati Shree Padmanabha -- O lord Padmanabha you are the ruler of all .................................................................worlds.
Please take me under your grace
Giridhari .. giridhaari ..

For song Pannakendrasayana of album: Paramapurusha Jagadeeswara (swathithirunal Krithis Classical Vol-8)2012-06-15 21:51:08
pannageenDra shayanaa
raagam: raagamaalika
taaLam:
Composer: Swaati TirunaaL, VaDivElu
Language:
1 raagam: shankaraabharaNam

29 dheera shankaraabharaNam mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

pannageendra-sayana! Sri-Padmanaabha! mudaa Kaama-
-sanna-maanasa maamava saarasaayatha-lochana!

2 raagam: kaambhOji

28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S N3. P. D2. S

manda-maaruthopi mama maanasam vivasayathi
kunda-kudmala-radana! kopa-maasu jahi mayi

3 raagam: neelaambari

29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 P N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 G3 R2 G3 S

kokila-sukaa-di manju-koojithamapi mee hantha!
paakasasana-vinutha! bhaathi khoarathama mayee

4 raagam: bhairavi

20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S

maaninee-jana-hasitham maa kuru maam-anyeesa!
soonasaayakasadrusa! sobhanaamga! dayaa-para!

5 raagam: tODi

8 hanumatODi mEla
Aa: S R1 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S

yaaminee-samvesaya twam kaama-mavalokayaami
komalaanga vigalitha-khora-thaapa khsanam tadaa

6 raagam: shuruTTi

28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 P M1 R2 S

paatala-bimba-sadrusa! paavana-vimalaa-dhara!
haatakopama-vasana! haara-sobhitha-kandhara!

7 raagam: naadanaamakriyaa

15 maayamaaLava gowLa janya
Aa: S R1 G3 M1 P D1 N3
Av: N3 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S N3

deva-deva! krupayaa mee dehi baahu-peedanam
bhavayaami bhavadeeyaa-paanga-leelaam Ramaavara!

8 raagam: bhoopaaLam

8 hanumatODi janya
Aa: S R1 G2 P D1 S
Av: S D1 P G2 R1 S

modayaami jagadeesa! mohana Kaama-kelishu
saadara-marthayee natha! saamaja-vara-gamana!

Other information:
Because Swaati TirunaaL was the king at the time, many compositions by his court musicians are thought to have been (and quite likely) falsely ascribed to him. VaDivElu belonged to the Tanjore quartette. The quartette consisted of four brothers Ponniah, Chinniah, Vadivelu and Shivanandam who were composer-musicians in the court of Swaati Tirunal and disciples of Muttuswaamee Dikshitar.

For song Mariveregathi of album: Mandolin Sampradaya2012-06-14 04:34:49
Truly very very beautiful..
O mother apart from YOu who else..
One who cares and bestows boons, confers on them all Grace of Yours..
I only Know YOu O divine Mother..none else ..

For song Sukhi Evvaro of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2012-06-09 03:01:29
Bless Me O Lord .. with this eternal Bliss says Tyagaraja.

" who is happy?
who can lead a life with fulfillment ?
How to lead a life filled with contentment ?
How can one be blessed with life full of happiness, devotion and Joy?

Sukhi Evvaro? Rama .. Naama

All I see is Sage Valmiki, Saint Tyagraja ..and many who have been blessed by Lord Rama are true to say -- " they are happy souls.. "

Without thy grace of Lord Rama.. Name chant too is unreachable..

So O lord..Your Nam chant with devotion is what I staunchly believe,for me to be happy and lead a life that inturn can assure myself, will give immense pleasure of my very existence ..
pallavi

sukhi evarO rAma nAma sukhi evarO
(sukhi)

anupallavi

sukhi evarO sumukhi evarO akhila sAramagu tAraka nAma
(sukhi)

caraNam

satyamu tappaka sakala lOkulaku bhrtyuDai daiva bhEdamu lEka
nityamaina susvarapu gAnamutO nirantaramu tyAgarAjanuta rAma
(sukhi)

For song Raga Revathi of album: Lo-fi - L Subramaniam2012-05-30 05:45:21
Love the serenity of this raga ..very much

For song Janani Ninnuvina of album: Janani Ninnuvina (carnatic)2012-05-23 03:47:51
tears flow.. Love this rendition so much..well any rendition of this great sir..wish to listen for years, and births there after unlimited.. Devotion of eternity .
unparalleled..

O mother apart from YOu who else for me .. to care for me..
Have none apart from YOU..

For song Shri Satyanarayanam of album: Janani Ninnuvina (carnatic)2012-05-23 03:30:32
Janani Ninuvina is the Song In raagam Reeti Gowla..

For song Tu Is Tarah Se Mere Zindagi Main of album: Aap To Aise Na The2012-05-20 03:38:11
college days .. beautiful introduction of my beautiful wonderful classmates..they sang so beautiful

For song Navaratna Malini of album: Utsav2012-05-17 03:43:13
Very famous is in this Ragam where Dikshitar breahted his last ..is Minakshi memudham dehi ..
there is a famous sthothram of Devi ..called Navaratna malika sthothram..
Haranupura kiriti kundal..
Adi sankara's composition it is .. nine stanzas it is

http://hindupad.com/stotras-mantras/devi-navaratna-malika-stotram/
Here in few lines dikshitar has brought the complete essence of all

For song Navaratna Malini of album: Utsav2012-05-17 03:36:17
Raga: gamakakriya / Tala: khaNDa Ekam

P: navaratnamAlinIm natajanapAlinIm namAmyaham
nijaguruguhAdyArAdhinIm


C: bhavAnIsha bhaktajana duhkha dhvamsinIm
bhagamAlI nakulIbhihpUjita jananIm
navavidha viSAdyAbhicArAdi nAshinIm
navamaNi rathArOhita yuddharaHNgi

For song Sri Maha Ganapatim of album: The Best Of Carnatic Vocal2012-05-09 03:09:24
Atana ragam.. Shri Jayachamaraja Wadeyar Lyricist and composer set to Adi talam

For song Durusuga of album: Vinaraada Naa Manavi - Priya Sisters2012-04-26 03:04:34
Beautiful***********

For song Paarvathi Nannu of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2012-04-25 22:01:05
Janakaragam Gayakapriya


13 gaayakapriyaa S R1 G3 M1 P D1 N1 S - S N1 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S

For song Paarvathi Nannu of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2012-04-25 21:59:13

kalgaDa S G3 M1 D1 N1 S-S N1 D1 M1 G3 R1 S
kalgaDa S R1 G3 M1 R1 G3 M1 P D1 N1 -S N1 P D1 N1 D1 P M1 G3 R1
kalgaDa S R1 G3 P D1 N1 S-S N1 D1 P G3 R1 S
kalgaDa S R1 M1 G3 R1 G3 M1 P D1 N1 -S N1 P D1 N1 D1 P M1 G3 R1

For song Paarvathi Nannu of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2012-04-25 21:57:47

Raga: kalgaDa / Tala: Adi, tishra gati

P: pArvatI ninnu nE neranammiti shukapAnI brOvu parAki kanEla sushIla

A: gIrvANa vandita padasArasa saHNgItalOlE suguNajAlE jAlamEla kAmAkSi

C1: bhaNDadaitya khaNDanA khaNDala vinutA mArttANDa kOTitEja nIrajAkSi nikhilasAkSi

C2: induvadanA kundaradanA sindhuragamanA makaranda vANI nIlamEkhavENI gIrvANI

C3: shyAmakRSNa sOdarI shivashaHNkarI gaurI guNadhAma kAmapIThavAsinI shAmbhavI mRDAnI

For song Birana Varaalichi of album: Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna (sri Neelothpal)2012-04-25 21:47:07

Raga: kalyANi / Tala: rUpakam

P: birAna varAlicci brOvumu nera nammiti

Meaning : O mother I staunchly believed that you grant boons and care for your devotees

A: purAri manOhAriNI shrI kAmAkSi

Meaning: O mother Kamakshi

C1: tAmasamu sEyaka nIvu karuNAnidhi gAdA parAmukhamikanEla vinu sarOjamukhi

Meaning : Why haste Mother?
You are an ocean of mercy
O lotus feet ! O Mother .. why are you not Considering me ?

C2: kAmitArtthaphala dAyaki dEvi kalpalatikA purANi madhuravANi shivuniki rANi

Meaning : You grant infinite number of boons to your devotees
Your voice is sweet like the Omkara nadam, It is a beautiful mesmerising … Song, the very sounds that come as you speak
O Queen of lord Parameswara …

C3: shyAmakRSNa sOdari gauri paramEshvari girijA anAtha rakSNambu salupaga rAvE
Meaning: O sister of Lord Vishnu , Paqrameswari, Girija , O mother Gauri ..
Please come fast to care this orphan O mother Kamakshi

Grant this boon .. please..don’t hesitate. All I need I you and Your grace ,a nd to serve your holy feet ..

For song Birana Varaalichi of album: Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna (sri Neelothpal)2012-04-25 21:38:50
Raga: kalyANi / Tala: rUpakam

P: birAna varAlicci brOvumu nera nammiti

A: purAri manOhAriNI shrI kAmAkSi

C1: tAmasamu sEyaka nIvu karuNAnidhi gAdA parAmukhamikanEla vinu sarOjamukhi

C2: kAmitArtthaphala dAyaki dEvi kalpalatikA purANi madhuravANi shivuniki rANi

C3: shyAmakRSNa sOdari gauri paramEshvari girijA anAtha rakSNambu salupaga rAvE

For song Kamakshi Kamakoti of album: Priya Sisters - Ardhanareeswaram - Voc2012-04-18 23:30:40
Raga: sumadyuti / Tala: rUpakam Or Simhendra Madhyamam

P: kAmAkSi kAmakOTi
pIThavAsini mAmava

A: kaumAri kusumadyuti
hEmAbharaNa bhUSaNi
samasta sAmrAjyadAyini
sadguruguha janani

C: kamalEsha sOdari kamalAkSi nArAyaNi
nAdabindu kalAsvarUpiNi
kAtyAyani kAmakalApradarshini
kalyANa guNashAlini

For song Dhyanme Baramoin of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2012-04-16 16:12:16
ప. ధ్యానమే వరమైన గంగా
స్నానమే మనసా

అ. వాన నీట మునుగ మునుగ లోని
వంచన ద్రోహమను కర పోనా (ధ్యా)

చ. పర ధన నారీమణులను దూరి
పర నిందల పర హింసల మీరి
ధరను వెలయు శ్రీ రాముని కోరి
త్యాగరాజు తెలుసుకొన్న రామ (ధ్యా)

For song Pratham Sur Saadhe of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2012-04-15 19:27:57
first node
first note
first sound
Love to practice and
Love to listen to this wonderful soul strirring in Raag Bhoop always
Pratham Sur Saadhe

For song Daiya Kahan Gaye Ve Log Main Hari Son Chakra Dharaun of album: Pt.jasraj-mo.to.midn.ra.-nig.r2012-03-23 18:09:33
Raga - Alahiya Bilawal
amay (Time) : Morning, around 9AM-12NOON.
Thaat Bilawal

Arohana & Avarohana
Arohana
S GR G P ND N S'
Avarohana S' ND hn D P M G MR S
[edit]Vadi & Samavadi
Vadi D
Samavadi G
Komal Swar: N (Vakra) in Avroh
Varjit Swar: M in Aaroh

For song Daiya Kahan Gaye Ve Log Main Hari Son Chakra Dharaun of album: Pt.jasraj-mo.to.midn.ra.-nig.r2012-03-23 18:00:47
Love this so much

For song Raag Dadra of album: Pt.jasraj-mo.to.midn.ra.-nig.r2012-03-22 22:13:29
Jagadodharana ..beautiful

For song Raag Charukeshi of album: Pt.jasraj-mo.to.midn.ra.-nig.r2012-03-22 22:01:12
Cool Beautiful

For song Raag Maru Bihag of album: Pt.jasraj-mo.to.midn.ra.-nig.r2012-03-22 21:36:22
Beautiful

For song Innudaya Barade of album: Purandharadasar Krithis2012-03-15 03:58:56
innu daya bArade dAsana mele
pannaga shayana Sri parama purusha

Lord why is that you are not pleased on me the one who rests on Shesha, the ultimate supreme.

nAna deshagallali nAna kAlagallai
nAna yOnigallali nelidu hutti

In various countries, various times, I have taken birth in various yOnis

nAnu nannadu yemba naraka dolage biddu
nEne gathi yendu nambida dAsana mEle

By thinking that I can do, I have fallen in the hell Oh lord, you are my only saviour, please look at me on the dAsa who has
total beleif in you.

manova kAyadinda mAdida karmagallela dAnavantaka ninage dAna vitte
yEnu mAdidarenu prAna ninnadu swami
SrinAtha Puranadara Vittala na dAsa na mEle

All the karmas I have performed, Oh lord who is the destroyer of dAnavas I am offering everything to you. What can
anyone do, Oh lord, the life is yours, Please show some daya on this dAsa of Sri Purandara Vittala

For song Saranu Siddhi Vinayaka of album: Purandharadasar Krithis2012-03-15 03:38:33
I heard this kriti in Hamsadwani Ragam , and also in one of the Morning Ragas too like Bhowli.. but what ever Ragam it is , melodious because of artist very true , but above all the great lyrics of Sri Purandara dasar

For song Aparadamulanniyu of album: Insturmental Marvels - Various Artistes2012-03-10 03:57:23
63 lataangi mEla
Aa: S R2 G3 M2 P D1 N3 S
Av: S N3 D1 P M2 G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: PaTNam SubramaNya Aiyyar
Language:

pallavi

aparAdhamulanniyu manninci AdarincumayyA nE jEsina

anupallavi

krpajEsi nA manavAlagincikI kaNThajUDa samayamidE

caraNam

vEga nannubrOvumani entO ninnu vEDukoNTigata shrI venkaTEsha iTu
jAkula sEyaka tAvata tALakanE jAli jendi ninnu noccukonna nA

For song Raghuvamsa (saxophone) of album: Saxophone With Mandolin2012-02-28 00:20:06
beautiful****

For song Raghuvamsa of album: Dream Journey Iv (kadi Gopalnath)2012-02-28 00:18:17
Beautiful.. this ragam and kriti match and go with any instrument any type of jazz singing/ folk singing too
but if one doesn't know why the composer composed or sang this ..
then it is beautifull
tow in a heart of the Almighty .. all one needs is the Love tune from heart of true devotion and worship ..
All I can say is the difference of serenity , early morning silence of nature in the woods and in the busy downtown of any city ,,

Some times I feel , does carnatic music need propaganda..? like this
as old and pure and divine is the universe existence , so is carnatic music and the divine compositions ..

These tracks are to be sung soulfully like ,
What a wonderful world of louis Armstrong
I will always love YOU .. of Whitney houston
to name a couple of the wide range of western classicals..

Classical is classical and should be left like that in its original form

For album: Panchabhutams - Compositions On The 5 Elements2012-02-27 21:36:27
beautiful album this is

For song Guruvanna Evvaro of album: Sai Sudha2012-02-27 21:19:54
beautiful

For song Nagumomu (m.s.subbulakshmi) of album: Selected Krithis Of M.s.subbulakshmi Cd-12012-02-25 05:32:21
Lord I cannot see your beautiful smiling face,
have mercy on me, pity this devotee with your darshan
like how you gave darshan to all devotees, including Gajendra..
it is long time wait, and wonder what should I do to have your sakshatkaaram .
for once I will be free of all these I know,
please bless me ..

nagumomu ganaleni naa jaali telisi
nanu brovaga raada
sree raghuvara

nagaraaja dhara niidu parivaarulu ella
ogibodhana jese varu itulundare..

kahrajau nee aanati vini vega chanaledo
gagananiki ilaku bahu doorammani naado

jaga mele paramatma evaritho ne moralidudu
vagajupaka talajaala nenelu kora
tyagaraja nuta..



For song Sankari Sankuru of album: Beyond Imaginations2012-02-15 22:08:13
beautiful morning Raga .. Love it very much, especially feels like am on a river on a boat at4:00a.m. watching he beautiful sky, the sun rise onset and the birds singing and all
the clear water .. sounds ..
the times I recollect of the waterfalls I was sharing at this hour ..


Raga: sAvEri / Tala: Adi, tishra gati

P: shaHNkari shamkuru candramukhi akhilANDEshvarishAmbhavi sarasijabhava vanditE gauri amba

A: saNkaTahAriNi ripuvidAriNi kalyANisadA nata phaladAyikE hara nAyikE jagajjanani

C1: jambupati vilAsini jagadavanOllAsinikambu kandharE bhavAni kapAla dhAriNi shUlini

C2: aHNgajariputOSiNi akhilabhuvanapOSiNi maHNgaLapradE mRDAni marALasannibhagamani

C3: shyAmakRSNa sOdarI shyAmaLE shAtOdari sAmagAnalOlE bAlE sadArttibhaHnjana shIlE

For song Sankari of album: Quartet Genius Songs Of Syama Sastri2012-02-15 21:48:19
Raga: sAvEri / Tala: Adi, tishra gati

P: shaHNkari shamkuru candramukhi akhilANDEshvarishAmbhavi sarasijabhava vanditE gauri amba

A: saNkaTahAriNi ripuvidAriNi kalyANisadA nata phaladAyikE hara nAyikE jagajjanani

C1: jambupati vilAsini jagadavanOllAsinikambu kandharE bhavAni kapAla dhAriNi shUlini

C2: aHNgajariputOSiNi akhilabhuvanapOSiNi maHNgaLapradE mRDAni marALasannibhagamani

C3: shyAmakRSNa sOdarI shyAmaLE shAtOdari sAmagAnalOlE bAlE sadArttibhaHnjana shIlE

For album: Rama2012-02-14 21:51:31
very beautiful album this is

For album: 19 Of The Greatest No. 1 Singles Of All Time2012-02-13 21:53:58
one of my loved collections, the numbers I cherish all times -- this album has

For song I Will Always Love You of album: 19 Of The Greatest No. 1 Singles Of All Time2012-02-13 21:50:59
beautiful -- miss you , may your soul rest in peace

For song Kanaka Saila of album: The Best Of Carnatic Vocal2012-02-09 20:24:07
Snake charmers Ragam.. " Punnaga Varali Ragam "
So apt raga .. I can never imagine myself without thinking of mother , or no thoughts of her ,
My Life is meaning less if I cannot serve YOU O mother

Kamakshi Sakala Loka Sakshi


8 hanumatODi janya
Aa: N2 , S R1 G2 M1 P D1 N2
Av: N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S N2 ,

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Shyaamaa Shaastree
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

kanaka s'aila vihAriNI ambA kAmakOTi bAlE sus'IlE

anupallavi

vanaja bhava hari nutE dEvi hima girijE lalitE satatam |
vinatam mAm paripAlaya s'ankara vanitE satimahA tripura sundari ||
(kanaka)

caraNam

s'AmalAmbikE bhavAbdi taraNE s'Amakrishna paripAlini jananI |
kAmitArtha phala dAyaki kAmAkshi sakala lOka sAkshi
(kanaka)



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Meaning:
anupallavi: vanaja bhava = brahma
hima girijE = daughter of snow mountains
vinatam mAm paripAlaya = please grnat my requests

caraNam: bhavAbdi taraNE = one who helps navigate the ocean of life

For song Kanaka Saila of album: Shyama Sastry Krithis2012-02-09 20:22:29
Snake charmers Ragam.. " Punnaga Varali Ragam "
So apt raga .. I can never imagine myself without thinking of mother , or no thoughts of her ,
My Life is meaning less if I cannot serve YOU O mother

Kamakshi Sakala Loka Sakshi

For song Gaur Malhar of album: The Legendary - Vol - 2 - Ustad Salamat Ali Khan2012-01-20 22:41:41
Aha Beautiful .. Sakhi morare ..ruth ayaa re.. barakha .. ruth aaye
Sooo melodious

For song Gaur Malhar of album: The Legendary - Vol - 2 - Ustad Salamat Ali Khan2012-01-20 22:39:04
peaceful and cool nice rendition.. I am getting lost


For song Mian Ki Malhar of album: The Legendary - Vol - 2 - Ustad Salamat Ali Khan2012-01-20 22:38:11
peaceful and cool nice rendition.. I am getting lost


For song Khayal ( Megh Malhar ) of album: Rashid-reflections-darbari Megh2012-01-20 21:43:51
one who experienced rain and loves getting drenched in it only can sing like this

For song Raga Gaud Malhar of album: The Best Of Hindustani Vocal - I2012-01-20 21:22:25
very beautiful I recollect the beautiful Sand dunes of coolest times .. and wonderful nature


Raga Gaud Malhar
Thaat Khamaj
Samay Late Evening

Swaras Used Both Shuddha and Komal Nishad. All other notes are Shuddha.

Among the oldest Malhars, it predates Miyan Malhar. As the name suggests, the basic building blocks are supplied by Gaud and Shuddha Malhar. Additional material is contributed by Bilawal. Tying these diverse strands together are special sanchAris.

The poorvAnga activity is typically initiated with clusters contributed by Gaud:

S, R G M, M G M G R G S, R G M, P M
The strong, glowing madhyam stands out.

The Gaud-inspired tonal phrase paves the way for a segue into Malhar territory:

S, RGM, M (M)R (M)R P

Then comes:

M (M)R P, D [n] P, G P M
The n in square brackets denotes a shake on that swara that will be heard in the clips later.

M P (S")D S" (from Shuddha Malhar) or P P N D N S" (from Bilawal) are the two most common modes of uttarAnga conduct. Also employed to good effect is a straight and quick MPDNS". Very occasionally there's the P D n S" in a Khamaj-like phrase. The Miyan Malhar-inspired Arohi uThAv - M P n D N S" - plied in Atrauli-Jaipur and some Gwalior treatments is frowned upon by the Malhar purist who considers it to be at best superfluous and at worst injurious to Gaud Malhar's health.

The avarohi passages reveal the influence of Bilawal - S" D n P - and Shuddha Malhar - S", DPM.

Putting it all together, a façade of Gaud Malhar is synthesized:

- S, RGM, M (M)R (M)R P, D, [n] P
- MPDNS"R", S", S" D n P, D G P M
- P, P N D N S", S" DPM, (M)R R P, G P M
- S, RGM, R G R M, G R S

The above formulation carries the essence of the rAga. The nitty-gritty of the various supporting artifacts, we shall not delve into. The clips reveal them all and the excited reader is encouraged to bring his own measure.

Obiter dicta: There are a few other flavours of Gaud Malhar. There's one that takes in the komal gandhAr only and another with both the gandhArs. These are mostly favoured by the Dhrupadiyas. Yet another type of Gaud Malhar adopts the posture detailed above but with an excess of Khamaj influence. And there's the gandhAr-less outlier too.

Pandit Ramashreya Jha "Ramrang" speaks on Gaud Malhar with not a word wasted in this segment recorded over the telephone line -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/malhar/jha_gaudmalharspeak.ram

For song Mishra Mel Ki Malhar of album: Raga From Music Today2012-01-20 21:14:25
very beautiful

For song Sree Raghukula M S Subbulakshmi of album: Sri Raghukala2012-01-19 04:25:44
feels like Ragam Husseni

For song Mamava Sada - Raga Kanada, Taal Rupakam of album: Maestro's Choice - L Subramaniam2012-01-17 09:20:49
Kanada Ragam is 22 Melakarta Janyam of Kharaharipriya Ragam

22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D N2 S
Av: S N2 P M1 G2 M1 R2 S
pallavi

mAmava sadA janani mahiSAsura sUtani (amba)

anupallavi

sOma bimba manOhara sumukhi sEvakAkhila
kAma dAna nirata kaTAkSa vilAsini (amba)

caraNam 1

pura vimata vadana pankEruha madhupE
nArada mukha maunI nikara gEya caritE
SarasIruhAsanAdi sura samudaya maNi
cAru mauLi virAjita caraNAmbuja yugaLE

caraNam 2

kanaka bhAsura divya kalApa rAjita gAtri
vanaruha daLATErapa vibhanjana ruci nEtri
munigaNa sammOhana mAnanIya mrduhAsE
vinata jana kalpakavallari giri sutE

caraNam 3

kurumE kushalam sadA kamalanAbhAnujE
niravadhi bhava khEda nivAraNa niradE
cArunUtana ghana sadrusharAjita vENi
dAruNa danujALi dAraNa paTucaritE

Oh MOther ! The destroyer of Mahishasura, always protect me. Your face is lovely like the disc of the moon. Your glances shower boons on those who serve you.

You are the honey bee hovering the lotus face of Shiva. Your story is sung by a host of Rishis like Narada. you are worshipped by Brahma and the host of celestrals. Your locks shine with the crescent moon and your pair of feet are like lotuses.

Your body is shining like gold. Your eyes put to shame the pride of lotus petals. your soft sunile bewitch the heart of Rishis. You are the Kalpaka tree to those who worship you. Oh the daughter of mountains! Oh sister of Padmanabha! Give the happiness. you are engaged in removing the sorrows of the samsara.your hair is lovely like fresh cloud. you have the glory like an expert in destroying the wicked demons.

For song Raga Kanada of album: Maestro's Choice - L Subramaniam2012-01-17 09:07:10
I'm surprised.. why I see here a different kriti comment
well Kanada Ragam is 22 Melakarta Janyam of Kharaharipriya Ragam

22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D N2 S
Av: S N2 P M1 G2 M1 R2 S

For song Josida Ne Laakh Badhaai of album: Maestro's Choice - L Subramaniam2012-01-16 09:28:31
Josida ne laakh badhaai re.. ab ghar aaye ja
aaj anand umangi bhayo hai , jeevan e sukh da, Ab ghar aaye ja
paanch sakhi mil piyu par seekhe ,..aanand tham utha.. ab ghar aaye ja ..
Bisar gayi dukh niradhi priya ko,.. sukhan manorath aa..
meera ke sukh sagar swami ,.. ghawan gawan kiyo raat..

For song Sawan De Rahyan Jora Re of album: Kishori Amonkar-mharo Pranam2012-01-16 08:44:42
Sawan de Rahyan jora re
Ghar aayo ji shyam mora re

ghumar ghumar chahu disi se aaya
garjat hai ghan ghora re

dadur mor papiha role
koyal kar rahi sau rare

Meera ke prabhu giridhar nagar
jo waro so hi ho rare..

For song Enati Nomu Phalamo of album: M. S. S Bhogindra Sayinam- Vocal2012-01-14 10:02:55
As far as my memory goeas..In this beautiful Raaga By this great saint
Sang soulfully beautiful kritis related to Seva( Service ) ..offerings with love from heart..

- 1.. Upacharamulu chesevarunnarani maruvakuraa.
- 2... Upaharamulanu chekona vayya..

these two kritis are enough I feel for the lord darshan , and hence this kriti must have come.. spontaneously .. by the great Devotee..

Enati nomu phalamu .. Edana Balamo ..

For song Janaki Nayaka of album: Utsava Sampradaya Kritis2012-01-13 19:04:28
Ragam Suddha simantini Ragam
Beautiful Mangala harathi

For song Orajoopuchu of album: Raghupathe Rama Vol - 12012-01-13 10:45:27
another beautiful kriti I recollect sogasu juda tharama.. and here is a way only a devotee can .. a perfect example ..of questioning Lord..
like how a Child cannot bear mothers attention away from him,
similarly a devotee like Tyagraaja too ..

he pours out the same in this beautiful kriti ..

For song Neevadanegana of album: Rahupathe Rama Vol - 22012-01-13 10:25:40
O Lord Rama I'm yours, O lord of all worlds, I can't bear a minute of separation too ..

Please don't be partial to Deva, sadhus and all celestials and rishis..consider me also

It's true, my day strats with your name and thought and ends with the same .
As you are the Lord who worship you daily..so in that way too I'm Yours, please care this Tyagaraja
pallavi

nIvADanE gAna nikhila lOka nidAna nimiSa mOrvaga galana

anupallavi

dEvAdi dEva bhUdEva varapakSa rAjIvAkSa sAdhu jana jIvana sanAtana

caraNam

satyambu nityambu samaramuna shauryambu natyanta rUpambu amita balamu
nityOtsavambu gala nIku nija dAsuDani tathyambu balku shrI tyAgarAjArcita


For song Aava Reethiyinda of album: Rahupathe Rama Vol - 22012-01-13 09:59:10
Seems like the Purandara Dasa Abhanga

For song Devaadi Deva of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 06:12:31
Devaadi deva nannu kaava samyamu Raa

O lord it is the time for you to Look and care for me

Ee vasudha Neevanti Daivamu negaanara
neeve gati yani namminaanu devaadi deva nannu brova samayamu raa

On earth no other Lord this is my faith and belief

Sugreevuni brova ...
agresarudaina Valini
nigrahincha Leda ...
neevadu gana sada siva nuta .. devaadi deva nannu kaava samayamura

For song Ninuvina of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 06:05:56
ninnu vina gati naakevarura ( who else apart from you , for me .. )
nannu vegame rakhsimpa raadaa

sanakaadi vinuta baaga ninnu
sannutincha naatarama Raama

ika naataramu gaadu
ii kashtamOrva (

sumukhudai kriganta juudaga
mohananga Sanga siva nuta

" Very true.. it is tough for me to bear any more.. so please look at me "


For song Gangaadhara of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 06:00:21
Ragam Poorvi Kalyani

Gangadhara tripura hara Shree
Saranga dhara

shringara shekhara shiva sankara gajadhara
bringi natana vinoda
brhingaraka vandita para

ajibhushana amaraavana ajasannuta vara deevana ( classic Neravu here )

tuhinadri tanaya priya dukha durakala kaara

Sadasiva vinutanatha santhama chittasursara madahara
muniposhana mahadeva shambho maha


For song Vanajaaksha of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 05:50:05
Raagam Gambhira Nata...

vanjaaksha ninne nammiti munijana manana lola

sanakadi vandhya sanakasuta ramana

sri raghuveera dayakara sarasija jana loka virajitha sucharitha

sakala nrupavara vibhudahita mrudala suvajajana dasaratha subha vilaja nirathamu

ee jagatilo palanu ni vanti daivamu ne nendu gaanara
krupaa sa mudra sri vara subhakaraka ne sadasivuni brova ra rama

For song Bhajana Seyave of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 05:39:54
bhajan seyave
baguga O manasa

sujana aadhaarudaina bhujaga sayana sreedharuni
nijamuga nee kshemamuga nityamu sriramuni

bharataagresaruni bhajanachesi chesi
niratamu bhrahmaananda varulaina bhaktulaina

taramu kaadu manasa tatwa ja sadasiva nutuni


For song Poolu Challare of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 05:35:06
poolu challare pundarikakshuni pai
poobonulaara meeru deva parijatha ..

paaluganti seetha sahitudaina Raamudu
Jaali chendina bhakta varulanu
chaala reethitho brochunamma

baala praayamu nati modaluga jaala kaiyyamu jesi danujula
kaalu nidra ghanapu pampina neelamegha shyamunapai jaji

sada siva vidhi vinuta ipudu sambhavamutho nunnaadu
sada dinulu brovamaninenu chaala vedaga manchi sampangi




neela megha syamupai jaji

chaala reethito brochunamma u

Reminds me Naukacharitram Opear of Saint Tyagraaja .. Gandhamu puyyaruga .. and many other songs of this beautiful opera .. singarinchukoni vedaliri ..

For song Peddadevundani of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 05:14:21
pedda devudani ninu nammitinO
Rama Rama Rama Rama

" I believed you only O Lord Rama.Perhaps it is my staunch belief as YOU the SUPREMO "

Bheeti jendina nannu brova samayamipudu kaada mrokkenu ra

"Don't you find me virtuous to care underyour shelter and grace me ?"

Siddha margamu teliyajaalanu --" ignorant of the path of rishis "
karma maargamu modale teliyadu --"ignorant of fruit of action theory ..karma
vedanta vicharamu sunkaina teliyaledu -"knowledge of vedas.. ihardly have by the size of sand particle .. in the least ..
seetha Raama --- O Sita Rama

Neevu gaaka nannu brochu vaaru
Jagadi jalala sadaya raghupati suhridaya
‘niravdhi sukhamu nirajadalanayan
Vidhi hari nuta vimla charita vinuta



P: pedda dEvuDani ninnu nammitirA rAma rAma rAma rAma
A: bhIti jendina nannu brOva samayamipuDu rArA mrokkEra
C1: siddha mArgamu teliya jAlanu kAma mArgamu modale teliyadu
vEdAnta vcAramu sunna telisi teliyalEka shrI rAmayandu
2: madamulalO jorapaTudmaNTE shAnta bhAvamu gAna jAlanu
shruti itihAsAdi purANabulu cadivi arthamE telusukO jAla
3: satatamu nI caraNa bhajanamu sEya manasO nilvadEmi sEtura
gati nIvEra sadAshiva kavinuta nirvyAja karuNAmUrtE

For album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 04:55:00
Both are great Legends .. What to say .. a great disciple and follower of Saint Tyagaradja is Sri Mysore Sada Siv Rao.
Beauty of Telugu language is the heart and soul..
great composers.. must have choosen for this purpose only Telugu and then Sanskrit .
pity Telugu people hardly respect the language or this great gift of composers ..

For song Neekeppudu of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 04:47:57
O Lord Rama Wonder when will you have mercy on me
Nee kepudu daya vacchunO
yani ne kepudu daya vachhunO.

yani ne gaachi yunnaanu Rama -- I stay here all my eyes wide open wearily

" I await here eagerly for that divine grace and Blessings .. "
Saaketa Vaasa manda Haasa
sakala Jagannivaasa nannu brova ..

" O lord of Universe ,Lord of all Worlds, O Lord of charm..when will you bless me "

Samayamu choochi telpu varevvare --" who will tell me this si the time of
Jagaadasana nuta janaka Ja mata
vimala hridaya o sada siva nuta
sumasana janaka sarva bhowma Rama

For song Inthachowka of album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 04:41:01
Ragam Kaamvardhini

Inta chowka seya
neeku tarama
santatambu ninne madi niravadhi yunna nannela
pantamela ra ninnu kori yunaa dani pai
panta ranganadhudain krishna raaDela

sada padine vediti
sada siva kavi nuta...

Very true .. All I believe in YOu and sing praise of yOu only, but why you never consider me O lord Rama ..
How hard it must be for the devotee who knows none apart from you only O lord Rama ,,
Grace the Bhakta ..

For album: Heritage Of Mysore2012-01-13 04:33:41
One of my favourite composers he is And albums too

For song Sankari of album: Sree Kanthimathim Vol Ii2012-01-08 09:38:13

Raga: sAvEri / Tala: Adi, tishra gati

P: shaHNkari shamkuru candramukhi akhilANDEshvarishAmbhavi sarasijabhava vanditE gauri amba

A: saNkaTahAriNi ripuvidAriNi kalyANisadA nata phaladAyikE hara nAyikE jagajjanani

C1: jambupati vilAsini jagadavanOllAsinikambu kandharE bhavAni kapAla dhAriNi shUlini

C2: aHNgajariputOSiNi akhilabhuvanapOSiNi maHNgaLapradE mRDAni marALasannibhagamani

C3: shyAmakRSNa sOdarI shyAmaLE shAtOdari sAmagAnalOlE bAlE sadArttibhaHnjana shIlE

For song Sri Subramanyo of album: Vaa Muruga Vaa Vol Ii2012-01-08 09:28:29
Very rare kriti sung .. on Lord Subrahmanyam in Ragam Todi

Text:

shrI subrahmaNyo mAm rakShatu ShaNmukhAvatAra: shaktirUpa:

bhAsamAna vallidevaseno bhAratIshAdi tatvabodhano
vAsavAdi vandita shubhacaraNo patravibhUti pradAna nipuNa:

shatakoti bhAskara shobhAkara: shiShTa shitikaNTAtmaja shivakara:
pratApa tArakAdi hatadhIra: prabala gaNeshAnuja ShaDakshara:
shatAyu: prada bhakta mandAra: shankAbhiShekAt upacAra:
kShitisha pUjita divyAmbara: nava vIrAnanda vara guruguha:

Translation:

(shrI/shrImati is the traditional honorific for men/women)

SubrahmaNya, whose form is the embodiment of energy,
who incarnated as the six-faced, please protect me.

Beautiful lord (i.e husband) of Valli and Devasena, Preceptor of Brahma ...,
One whose feet were worshipped by Indra,
One who graces his devotees by giving them vibhUti in a leaf,

SubrahmaNya, whose form is the embodiment of energy,
who incarnated as the six-faced, please protect me.

One whose brilliance is that of 100 crore suns,
Son of his own disciple NilakaNTa,
One who bestows well-being,
Valorous one who destroyed the asura, tAraka,
Younger Brother of the famous gaNesha,
One who is of the form of the 6-lettered mantra,
Bestower of longevity to devotees,
One who is consecrated with waters poured from a conch,
One who is worshipped by Lords of the Earth (i.e kings), and wears beautiful raiment,
Guruguha who gives happiness to his warriors known as Navanandana.

Notes: Dikshitar draws on a wide variety of sources to build up the text of his kritis -- stock phrases from Sanskrit literature all the way from Vedic to recent times, devotional literature of all types, Mantric/Tantric sources, local traditions, pan-Indian traditions, ...

For e.g. "shatakoTi bhAskara" is a stock phrase (BTW, crore is an Indian equal to 10 million). Subrahmanya is worshipped by meditation-on/repetition-of the 6-lettered mantra, sharavaNa bhava.

This kriti is on the Lord Subrahmanya at Tirucchendur -- which is in on the east coast, in the deep South of India. It is one of the 6 foremost shrines associated with Murugan/Subrahmanya/Kartikeya. The temple is located right on the shores of the sea -- I have been to this temple many times -- the daily consecration of the idol is performed with sea-water filled in a conch; the sacred ash is distributed on a leaf here unlike other temples where it is just given in hand.

According to Puranic lore, Subrahmanya, the six-faced Lord, is the second son of Siva/Parvati, and the one who taught his own father, Siva, the "meaning" of the mystic syllable OM. NilakaNTa is an epithet for Siva referring to his drinking of the deadly poison and stopping it at his throat.

For song Meri Ek Antar Abhilash of album: Bhajan - Pandit Jasraj2011-12-20 03:08:33
Love this soooo much ..
awesome rendition by Pt.Jasraj Ji
Maa sakshatkar ke bagair,
namunkin hai

No one can sing like this, if they never had seen Mother


Begi Aao
darshan dikhao.
ek antara Abhilaasha
Bichada Baalak ,
ro ro ke pukarat..
ek antara Abhilash

Hey Maa Zaldi bulao.. Ma..


For song Ninnuvina of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2011-12-10 21:09:44
thank you .. for Raga correction Mr Girish b.S
Yes it is Poorvi kalyani, I couldn't correct for Hummaa was not buffering properly ..
Raga: pUrvikalyANi / Tala: mishra cApu

P: ninnuvinaga mari dikkevarunnAru nikhilalOkajanani nannu brOcuTaku

A: pannagabhUSaNuDaina kAHnci EkAmra patimanOhAriNi shrI kAmAkSi

C1: paramalObhulanu pOgaDi pOgaDi ati pAmaruDai tirigi tirigi vEsAri sthiramulEkanati capaluDaiti nA cintadIrcci vEgamE brOcuTaku

C2: ilalO nIvalE gAdA nI mahima entani yOcimpa evvari taramA paluka vashamA Adi shESunikainau patitapAvani nannu brOcuTaku

C3: tAmasambiTula sEyarAdikanu talli nA mORa vinarAdA dayalEdA kAmitArttha phaladAyaki nIvE gadA shyAmakRSNa sahOdari brOcuTaku

For song Mayamma of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2011-12-10 20:57:34
Ragam Ahiri.. a classic rendition .. one of the nie gems on Shri meenakshi devi Navaratna
What a hearty Call from Shyama Sastry,.. truly Agreat devotee of Mother AMBA

For song Ravi Himagriri of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2011-12-10 20:43:54

1. D N S R G R G ; ; ; ; G M - G R S | R ; ; ; ; ; R S | N - S D ; ; S ; N ||
Na tha ja na Pa ri paa li ni Va nu chu Nam mi ti ni Sa daa Bro va
[The saviour (“paripaalini”) of those who surrender (“nathajana”) to you. I place my implicit
(“anuchu”) faith in you (“nammithi”) to protect me (“brova”) always (“sadaa”).]
2. M G R ; S - R S N - D ; ; ; N S - R ; | S N - S R S ; ; ; | G , R , S G R S N ||
Ma da ma tta Ma hi sha Daa na va Mar dha ni Ve ta dir cha ve Du ra mu ga nu
[ You who subdued (“mardhani”) the arrogant (“madamatta”) demon (“Daanava”) Mahisha, please
dispel (“Vetadirchave”) my agony (“duramu”) at once. ]
3. G ; M P ; ; G M - N ; D M - G R S N | G ; R S ; ; R G | S ; S R - N ; N S ||
Kaa ma paa li ni Nee vee- Ga ti ya ni Ko ri ti Ko ni yaa di ti Vee di ti
[ The protector (“paalini”) of Cupid (“Kaama”), you (“neeve”) are my sole refuge (“gatiyani”). I
beseech you (“koriti”), praise you ardently(“Koniyaaditi”), entreat you (“veediti”) to protect me. ]
4. G ; M D ; M - G M D ; ; - N D M G ; | ; D M G R ; ; M | G R N ; ; G R S ||
Kaa mi thar tha Pha la daa ya ki ya Ve di ti Vi ni Ma hi lo Nee ke Tagu
[The title accorded to you, as one who confers (“daayaki”) the fruits (“phala”) of the desired
(“kaamithartha”) boons befits you. Listen (“vini”) to my entreaties (“Vediti”), O, the one who has no
equal (neeketagu”)in the worlds (“Mahilo”)]
5. G M N D M – G M D M - G D M ; G R S | P , M , G R - M , G , | R S – R S R G M ; ||
Ka ma la mu khi Da ra ga la Gha na ni la ka cha Bha raa Mru ga Vi lo cha na Ma ni ra da na
G R G M D ; M D N ; D N S D ; D | N D - G R N ; ; D | ; ; M , G , R , S , ||
Ga ja ga ma na Ma di lo Ni nnu Sa da Da lachu Ko ni Nee Dhya na mee Tal lli
[You, the lotus (“Kamala”) faced (“mukhi”) one with a beautiful blue neck (“Gala”), whose dark
(“Ghana”) tresses are adorned with flowers, are having eyes (“Lochana”) like (“vi”) that of a doe
(“Mruga”). Your teeth (“rada”) are like pearls (“Mani”) and your gait (“Gamanaa”) is majestic like
that of an elephant(“Gaja”). Mother, I always (“Sadaa”) reflect (“dalachu”) and meditate
(“Dhyaaname”) upon you in my mind! ]
6. D ; D – N ; D - N S – N D N ; - G ; R N | S ; ; S ; N D ; | ; N S N D – P D M ||
Sya ma kri shna nutaa Vinu Naa Chin tanu Vee vee ga Dee rccha bhaya mi I yya ve
; ; P ; ; D ; ; N ; ; S ; R G ; | ; M ; D N ; ; P | ; D M ; ; G R S ||
Kal ya ni Kan chi Kaa maa kshi Nee Paa da mee Di - kku
[Oh the one, worshipped (“nuta”) by Syamakrishna, pray listen(“vinu”), quickly (“Vega”) dispel
(“Deerchi”) my fears (“Chintanu”) and confer (“Iyaave”) on fearlessness (“abhaya”). Oh the
auspicious one (“Kalyaani”)! The Kam

For song Karunanidhi of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2011-12-10 20:23:24
O mother! you are an ocean of love, peace, embodiment of motherhood .
this is my belief, and all I know you only as my dear Mother,
I worship ardently
I have no doubts.. so hence I seek your shelter

O brihannayaki, well before me all great learned sages, scholars have taken sheter of you, I am a small devotte and no one apart from you on this earth or universe
O mother! what can I say more in praise of you, you bless devotees who sing hymns of you from heart,
It is beyond my capacity to say / praise your mahima's..
O mother ..all I plead is for a small place at your feet

O paramapavani! your lotus feet is the ultimatum,this is what I know and believe
so why haste to bless and shower your love, blessings on me
my dear mother..

Raga: tODi / Tala: Adi, tishra gati

P: karuNAnidhi ilalO nIvanucunu
kannatalli vEDukONTini
nI sharaNaNTini

A: aruNAmbudanibha caraNA
suramunisharaNAnantESTadAyaki
shrI bRhannAyaki

C1: gAnavinOdini nImahimAtishayambula
entaTivADanu taramA
brOvatAmasamiTu jEsitE
aranimiSamaina tALajAlanammA mAyammA

C2: pAmarapAlini pAvani nIvu gadA
nI pAdamE gatiyani namminAnu
kOmaLa mRdu bhASiNI
ghanasadRshavENI
shyAmakRSNasOdari
gOkarNEshvaruni rANi

For song Kedar of album: Late Evening Ragas2011-12-01 22:42:59
http://www.rso.cornell.edu/spicmacay/spicmacay_files/home_files/raga.html

Carnatic Equivalent Kedaram Neelambari Raagam .. a very very beautiful and mellifluous Raga

For song Kedar of album: Late Evening Ragas2011-12-01 22:40:56
Named after Lord Shiva, the raga is placed on a high pedastal in the realms of Indian classical music. It is characterised by a lot of complex turns, which are brilliantly melodious, but difficult to express in words.
The raga is of sharava-sampurna nature, i.e, in its arohana (ascent), only six notes are used, and in avarohana (descent) uses all the seven notes. In general, the progression of the raga is highly non-linear, which makes it difficult to capture the essence of the raga using arohana and avarohana. Only Teevra swara (note) used is Ma (hence represented as Ma# below), however, all seven shuddha swaras, including shuddha Ma, are used

Arohana: Sa Ma, Ga Pa, Ma# Dha Ni Sa.

Avarohana: Sa Ni Dha Pa, Ma# Pa Ma# Dha Pa Ma, Re Sa.

Pakad: Sa Ma, Ga Pa, Ma Pa Ma Dha-Pa-Ma.

The vadi swara is Sa, and the samvadi is Ma.

[edit] Samai (Time)

The raga is to be sung during the morning.




http://www.sawf.org/Newedit/edit05152000/musicarts.ASP

The rAga employs all shuddha swaras and the teevra madhyam. Throughout the discussion, M = shuddha and m = teevra madhyam. The heart of Kedar lies in the following turn of phrase (pun intended):

S M, M G P, D->M, S R, S

The meeND from D->M is vital. The powerful shuddha madhyam defines the rAga's tonal 'centre.' The pancham is strong and a location for nyAsa.


For song Tarana - Shudha Bhairabi of album: Kala Ramnath2011-12-01 22:34:39
Great Music ..Like Dr N Rajam's Raag Malkhaus

For song Nat Narayan - Kala Ramnath of album: Kala Ramnath2011-12-01 21:49:17
http://www.azuremilesrecords.com/natnarayannotes.html
Nat Narayan dates back to antiquity, and is a shadava (six tone) raga excluding nishada (seventh). The approach taken by Pandit Jasraj’s gharana (school) is unique by virtue of including komal nishada (flat seventh), thus making it a sampurna (seven tone) raga. Typically, Nat Narayan is grouped with Bilaval thaat (Ionian mode), excluding shuddha nishada.

http://www.parrikar.org/raga-central/nats-page2/
There are numerous references to Raga or Ragini called Kamboji or Kambhoji in ancient Indian musical traditions. Narada's Sangita Makarand (7th to 8th century AD) broadly classifies Ragas into eight subsets and includes three raginis in each subset. In this scheme of classification, Narda accepts raga Kamboji as a mode of Shri raga, the first subset of his scheme of classification [3]. Ramaditya, the author of Swara-Mela Kalanidhi (1550 AD) has accepted 20 melas and has accommodated 64 Jana-ragas among the melas. In this scheme of classification, the twentieth mela is Kambhoji under which come the Jana-ragas like Kambhoji.[4] Ragamala of Pundrikavitthala classifies ragas into six divisions with each group having several raginis and ragas imagined to be their spouses and sons. Thus the ragini Kambhoji is assumed to be one among the several spouses of raga Nat-Narayana [5]. Chatravarishach.chhat-Raga Nirupanam authored by Narada (1525-50 AD) lists ten main ragas and accepts the Kambhoji as the spouse of seventh raga called Raga Nata-Narayana.[6]. Chaturdandi-Prakashhika authored by Vyankatmakhi (also known as Vyankateshwara Dikshit, ~1660 AD) assumes 19 melas and lists the Kamboji, Kedar-gaula and Narayan-gaula as the Jana ragas under mela Kambhoji [7]. The Anupa-Sangit-Ratanakar by Sangit Acharya Bhava-Bhata lists 20 ragas as being foundamental ragas. The third raga of his scheme, called Kedar Raga, includes more than a dozen of raginis----the seventh being the well known Kambhoji [8]. Raja Tulaji, the ruler of Tanjore (1763-87 AD) has written a well known book on musicology known as Sangit-Saramritoddhar. Raja Tulaji assumes 21 Janakmelas and includes Kambhoji and Yadukul-Kambhoji as the Jana ragas under the eighth Janaka-mela of his scheme of classification

It is noticeable that most of the references presented above are comparatively recent but this fact should not be taken to mean that raga Kambhoji is also of recent origin. Brihaddesi authored by Sangit Acharya Matanga Muni (500-700 AD) is the most important work between Natyashastra (2nd century BC) and Sangita Makarand (7th to 8th century AD) [10]. Sage Matanga probably hailed from south India. This Brihaddesi work is dated between 5th and 7th century AD but unfortunately it is incomplete. Portions of it appear to have lost down the road. Matanga's Brihaddeshi is the first major and available text to describe the Ragas as we understand them today. Sangit Acharya Matanga informs us that "a classical melody (Raga) can not be composed of four notes or less. But the melodies used by the tribes such as the Sabara, Pulinda, Kamboja, Vanga, Kirata, Vahlika, Andhra, Dravida and the Vanachra (forest dwelling) clans or tribes are an exception which contain four svaras or notes


For song Nat Narayan - Kala Ramnath of album: Kala Ramnath2011-12-01 21:39:29

Common Themes of Shabads placed under Raags of Guru Granth Sahib

1. Soohi - Being away from home. The soul being away from the House of Lord and the joy of meeting the true ‘husband.’

2. Bilaaval - beautification of soul, happiness.

3. Gaund - Separation, union, surprise.

4. Sri - Maya and detachment

5. Maajh - yearning to merge with Lord, giving up of negative values.

6. Gauri - Principles, serious, thoughtfulness, composed

7. Aasa - Hope

8. Gujri - Prayer (Pooja)

9. Devgandhari - Merging with spouse, self - realization

10. Bihaagra - Yearning due to separation of soul and happiness due to meeting the Lord.

11. Sorath - Merits of God

12. Dhanasari - Mixed theme

13. Jaitsree - Stability

14. Todi - Maya, separation

15. Bairagi - motivation to sing praises of Lord

16. Tilang - many words from the vocabulary of Islamic origin are used, sadness, beautification.

17. Raamkali - to give up the life of a wandering Jogi.

18. Nat Narayan - Joy of meeting the Lord

19. Maali Gaura - Happiness

20. Maaru - Bravery, profound philosophy.

21. Tukhari - Separation and union with Lord

22. Kedara - Love

23. Bhairav - Man’s state of hell

24. Basant - Happiness

25. Sarang - Thirst to meet God

26. Malaar - State of separated and united soul

27. Jaijawanti - Vairaag (Detachment)

28. Kalyaan - Bhakti (Prayer) Ras

29. Vadhans - Vairaag (Detachment)

30. Prabhati - Bhakti (Prayer)

31. Kaanra - Bhakti (Prayer)

Feelings communicated by the music of Raags

1. Soohi - joy and separation

2. Bilaaval - happiness

3. Gaund - strangeness, surprise, beauty

4. Sri - satisfaction and balance

5. Maajh - separation, beautification

6. Gauri - seriousness

7. Aasa - making effort

8. Gujri - satisfaction, softness of heart, sadness

9. Devgandhari - no specific feeling but the Raag has a softness

10. Bihaagra - beautification

11. Sorath - motivation

12. Dhanasari - inspiration, motivation

13. Jaitsree - softness, satisfaction, sadness

14, Todi - this being a flexible Raag it is apt for communicating many feelings

15. Bhairaavi - sadness, (Gurus have, however, used it for the message of Bhakti)

16. Tilang - this is a favourite Raag of Sufi Muslims. It denotes feeling of beautification and yearning.

17. Raamkali - calmness

18. Nat Narayan - happiness

19. Maali Gaura - happiness

20. Maaru - giving up of cowardice

21. Tukhari - beautification

22. Kedara - love and beautification

23. Bhairav - seriousness, brings stability of mind

24. Basant - happiness

25. Sarang - sadness

26. Malaar - separation

27. Jaijawanti – Victory (Detachment indicates a victory of spiritual plane)

28. Kalyaan - Bhakti Ras

29. Vadhans - vairaag, loss (that is why Alahniya is sung in this Raag when someone passes away)

30. Prabhati - Bhakti and seriousness

31. Kaanra - Bhakti and seriousness

It’s clear that the Gurus used raags to increase the delivery power of shabad to our mind by invoking complementary feelings in our hearts through usage of the prescribed raags.

Another interesting aspect of raag and Gurbani classification is understood by studying daily time-cycles. A raag has a preferred timing associated with it. There are some morning raags, evening raags, afternoon raags, etc. The timings of raags also complement the changes in human moods and heart during a twenty-four hour time cycle.

Upon classification of thirty-one main raags used in Guru Granth Sahib based on the prescribed raag timings, we find that no raags fall under the time zone 12 AM - 3 AM. It is interesting that the Gurus chose not to use any raag with a time cycle of 12AM – 3 AM, because one would normally sleep between 10PM - 4AM.

For song Tarana - Shudha Bhairabi of album: Kala Ramnath2011-12-01 21:36:57
beautiful
http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/bhairavi/bhairavi.html

For song Suraj Ki Garmi of album: Parinay2011-11-28 21:16:47
जैसे सूरज की गर्मी से जलते हुए तन को मिल जाए तरुवर की छाया
ऐसा ही सुख मेरे मन को मिला हैं मैं जब से शरण तेरी आया, मेरे राम

भटका हुआ मेरा मन था कोई, मिल ना रहा था सहारा
लहरों से लडती हुयी नाव को जैसे मिल ना रहा हो किनारा
उस लडखडाती हुयी नाव को जो किसी ने किनारा दिखाया

शीतल बने आग चन्दन के जैसी, राघव कृपा हो जो तेरी
उजियाली पूनम की हो जाए रातें, जो थी अमावस अंधेरी
युग युग से प्यासी मरुभूमी में जैसे सावन का संदेस पाया

जिस राह की मंझील तेरा मिलन हो, उस पर कदम मैं बढ़ाऊ
फूलों में खारों में, पताजाद बहारों में, मैं ना कभी डगमगाऊ
पानी के प्यासे को तकदीर ने जैसे जी भर के अमृत पिलाया

For song Tum Ghan Se Ghanshyam (khayal) of album: Kishori Amonkar-malhar Malika-32011-11-28 06:35:03
one of my favourites it is .. Raga Malhar.. am not sure whether this is the same ..
This tune, reminds me the serenity when rain is pouring down beautiful over the ,mountains, in the forest , the rivers

For song Ragam Tanam Pallavi of album: Master Piece - Vol.ii (t V Sankaranarayan2011-11-26 18:45:48
http://www.somasthyagaraja.com/2009/03/ragam-brindavana-saranga.html

Carnatic music has adapted many rAgams from Hindustani music and one such example is brindAvana sArangA (also known as brindAvanI). It is usually a post-pallavi rAgam in carnAtic concerts and has a light, tranquilizing effect. There are some beautiful compositions from the musical Trinity in this rAgam as well.

brindAvana sArangA (or brindAvanI), a janyA of the 22nd melakartha kharaharapriya, has the following krama (scale):
arOhaNam: S R2 M1 P N3 S
avarOhaNam: S N2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S

This is an audava – shAdava ragam since the dhaivata (Dha) is absent. Ri, Ma and Ni figure both as jiva svara and nyasa svara. Ga is only used sparingly in this rAgam and some books differentiate between brindAvana sArangA and brindAvanI based on the usage of Ga. There is also lot of confusion between the two rAgams based on the usage of Ni. For example, T.M.Krishna (in a lecture here) says that brindAvana sAranga should have only kAkali nishAda and no kaishiki nishAda whereas brindAvanI accommodates both nishAdAs.

Muthuswami Dikshitar has composed two beautiful gems in this rAgam – rangapura vihArA and soundara rAjam. While the first one starts in the mel sthAyi (R”,,S”) and explores the beauty of the rAgam in that upper range, the second song starts at the lower octave (R, GRS) and hardly goes above S”. The playlist below has both songs, the first one by M.S.Subbalakshmi and the second one by D.K.Jayaraman. Dikshitar has also composed the song swaminAthEna samrakshitOham in praise of Lord Subramanya at Swamimalai.

Saint Thyagaraja has also composed a song in this rAgam (though some question the authenticity of this krithi) called srI kamalAptha kula.

For song Khayal of album: Master Piece - Vol.ii (t V Sankaranarayan2011-11-26 01:56:06
This seems to be Raaga Gavati

For song Raga Pilu of album: Maestros Choice - Series Two - Vilayat Khan2011-11-23 09:45:06
Raga Name: Pilu

That Name: Kafi

Aroha: ‘N S g m P N S’

Avaroha: S’ n D P d m g R S ‘N g S

Jati: Audava – Sampurna

Vadi: g

Samvadi: n

Swarupa: g m d P g S R ‘N g S

Prahar: Anytime



Raga Information:

Raga Pilu is a light raga commonly used to express joy, devotion, happiness, and love. Despite the common nature of this raga, the structure of this raga is disputed. Everything about the raga from which notes are used, how many notes are used, vadi-samvadi, aroha and avaroha, svarupa, and even the prahar is disputed. Hence, no one really refers to this raga as Pilu, but Misra Pilu (“mixed version of Pilu”) which incorporates not only which is covered above but graces notes like komal re, suddha Ga, tivra Ma, komal dha, and both Nis. Like Bhairavi, all twelve notes can be used in a composition of this raga.




For song Raga Mand Bhairav of album: Maestros Choice - Series Two - Vilayat Khan2011-11-23 09:30:49
Deeply meditative music .. Classic

http://www.parrikar.org/raga-central/bhairav/


For song Raga Mand Bhairav of album: Maestros Choice - Series Two - Vilayat Khan2011-11-23 09:26:30
Deeply meditative music .. Classic

For song Raga Gauti of album: Maestros Choice - Series Two - Vilayat Khan2011-11-23 09:20:13
This is a very beautiful raga, but I could not get much info apart from this raga is a late evening Raga
Can Any one say on this raga ?
like thaat, samay , vadi , and the scale of aroh and avaroh etc.
Thanks in advance .

For song Mamakaaparadhashatham - Thodi - Rupakam of album: Tharangini2011-11-04 17:56:21
Very Beautiful rendition of Thodi ..no words ..

For song Pratham Aad Shiv Sakti (dhrupad) of album: Uttare Ei Haoa - Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2011-10-12 00:24:29
must have heard number of times. don't know ... never counted
. words fall short for this beautiful serene meditaitonal atmosphere here ..

For song Raag - Raagmala of album: Classical Instrumental Sarod2011-10-11 17:19:47
Seems like the voice of Sri Pt Kumar Gandharva only

For song Raag - Raagmala of album: Classical Instrumental Sarod2011-10-11 17:19:39
Seems like the voice of Sri Pt Kumar Gandharva only

For song Shaayad of album: Best Of Jagjit Singh -vol 22011-10-10 22:00:01
Miss YOU great sir , love your voice, Ghazals, bhajans and all
May you rest in peace

For song Atmastakam of album: Sacred Chants Of Shiva2011-10-06 03:53:44
nirvaqna shatkam this is ..
http://www.desitip.com/servlet/drenderer?sel=nirvanaShatakam


. Mano BuddhyA-hankara ChittaNi naaham
Nacha Shrotra Jihve Na Cha Ghrana Netre
Nacha Vyoma Bhoomir Na Tejo Na Vayuh
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham
2. Na Cha Prana Sangyo Na Vai Pancha Vayu
Na Vaa Sapta dhatur Na Vaa Pancha Koshah
Na Vak Pani Padam Na Chopastha Payu
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

3. Na Me Dvesha Ragau Na Me Lobha Mohau
Mado Naiva Me Naiva Maatsarya Bhavah
Na Dharmo Na Chartho Na Kamo Na Mokshah
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

4. Na Punyam Na Papam Na Saukhyam Na Dukham
Na Mantro Na Teertham Na Veda Na Yajnaha
Aham Bhojanam Naiva Bhojyam Na Bhokta
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

5. Na Me Mrityu Shanka Na Me Jati Bhedah
Pita Naiva Me Naiva Mata Na Janma
Na Bandhur Na Mitram Gurur Naiva Shishyah
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

6. Aham Nirvikalpo Nirakaara Roopah
Vibhur Vyapya Sarvatra Sarvendriyanaam
Sada Me Samatvam Na Mukthir Na Bandhah
Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham


For song Sanvali Mhari Aaj - Bhajan of album: Golden Milestones - Pt. Kumar Gandharva2011-10-06 01:21:21
so soothing

For song Jaag Piya Re - Bhajan of album: Golden Milestones - Pt. Kumar Gandharva2011-10-06 01:18:56
one of classics this bhajan too is

For song Kaamaakshi of album: Himaadrisute Paahimaam2011-09-28 20:21:12
Bhairvai ragam is beautiful or this script , for both are description of mother Amba

For song Mayamma of album: Devi Krithis2011-09-28 20:07:34
Love this kriti and rendition very much

For song O Rangasayee of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (lalgudi G.jayaraman&srimathi Bramanandam)2011-09-23 01:27:13
O Rangasayee.. so beautiful .. Rag Kambhoji ,, this raaga and this kriti needs
more than an hour of play ,still its less ..

O lord Rama, You are in your own ecstasy on snake bed,forgetting everything in the consort of Goddess Mahalakshmi ,
May be even Lord shiva too .. takes time when he sees you like this..
O Rama, why don't you come and relieve me from all these worldly attachments at the very first call of mine,, saying Hey Tyaagaraja, here I am come..with me ..
O yanucu ra raa da ..

For song Bale Balandu of album: Merusamana2011-05-13 20:00:44
Myy another favorite of the same ragam Nannu Vidachi .. some how I was carried away by Smt. Nityashree mahadevan rendition ..same here by this beautiful rendition

For song Bale Balandu of album: Merusamana2011-05-13 19:55:54
Ragam Reetigowla, feels like Lalgudi Pancharatnam . of Saint Tyagraja
pallavi
bAlE! bAlEndu bhUSani! bhavarOga shamani
(bAlE)
Meaning : O balatripurasundari , Mother of All Mothers , Removal of All obstacles and restorer of Health wealth and Prosperity
anupallavi
PhAla lOchani! ShrI dharma samvardhani! sakalalOka janani
(bAlE)
You are the oen who decides the Fate , One who protects dharma , O mother of all worlds
caraNam 1
shIlE! nanu rakSincu jAgElE! paramapAvani! suguNajAle!
natajana paripAlani lOlE! kanaka maya sucElE! kAla vairiki
priyamaina yillAlavai yindu velisinanduku
shrI lalitE! nI tanayudaNi nanu kusAlugA piluva valEnammA
(bAlE)
Meaning: O mother ! Why haste to care this devotee, O protector of all worlds,
O sugunaSheela .. You are the Spouse of all allies , You are dear in his heart,
Like how a mother cares for her Son, please care me mother
caraNam 2
sArE! sakala nigama vanasancArE! capala kOTinibha sharIrE!
dEvatAnganA parivArE! pAmarajana dUrE! kIravANi! shrI pancanadapura
vihArivai velasinandu kika nAnEra kOTulanella
sahinci gAravimpa valE nammA; shivE!
(bAlE)
Meaning: You are the essence , You live in all forests, Have more than crore forms from celestial to common folk
You are the form of Gayatri .. O keeravani , You are the Goddess of Pancandapura , do care me My dear Mother .
caraNam 3
rAmE! praNatArti harAbhirAmE! dEva kAmini lalAmE!
tyAgarAja bhajana sakAme!
durjana gaNabhImE! nA manasuna nI caraNamula sadA nEmamutO pUja jEsitini;
shrI rAma sOdarivai velasina shrI shyAmaLE! dharma samvardhani
(bAlE)

O Rame, Spouse of the great , who cares all who are in difficulties, Even the Gods too are enchanted by your Tatwam ,
And always sing in praise of You , You are the terror for demons , In my heart, I worship YOU , and Your holy feet only .. for ever ,
O sister of my dear Lord Rama, O shyamala ..Please care this Child ..


For song Mundu Venuka of album: Thyagaraja Samarpanam Vol 12011-05-13 19:14:36
Beautiful rendition , Raag darbar like Yochana KamalaLOchana ..

Here Tyagaraja is Requesting to come the way he wants give darshan .He is asking like this ..O lord Rama ..With all your family walking in front and Back of You
on either side .Janaki Devi , to left, accompanied by Lakshmana on to right with Your Kodandam ( bow ) ..
I sensed Your grace in everything, Now I wish to sense the same in real as You Bless me .. So please don't make haste ..
Like how You rushed to rescue Gajendra, similarly O lord Come to Bless this ardent devotee of Yours .
O lord , you are the personification of OM kara iself
You are praised by all celestials, great devotees of all the universe
O Rajeeva lOchana come soon ..
pallavi
mundu vEnuka iru prakkala tODai murakhara-hara rArA
anupallavi
endugAna nI andamuvale raghunandanavEgamE rArA
caraNam 1
caNDa bhAskara kulAbdhi candra kOdaNDapANiyai rArA
aNDa golucu saumitri sahituDai yAmiya parAkrama rArA
caraNam 2
O gaja rakSaka O rAjakumAra OmkAra sadana rArA
bhAgavata priya bAga brOvavayya tyAgarAjanuta rArA

For song Nenaruchinanu of album: Cancelled By N V Phaneendra2011-05-02 00:25:04
Ragam malawi
composition- Tyagaraja
How he says , O lord.. I think of you, and leave to YOu everything
I am a slave of YOU ..
nenaruncinanu .. ni pai nidanudai nenu
I wait here all patiently for You never let down any one..starting from Jeemutavahana ., Gajendra and amny more devotees ..
I chant your name all my heart ..
pallavi

nenaruncinAnu anniTiki nI dAsuDani nEnu nIdupai

anupallavi

ghanagha jImutAshuga jaladhi gambhIra ni pAdamulapai

caraNam

kalilO mATala nErcukoni kAntalanu tanayula brOcuTakai
shIlAtmuDai balka nenanura tyAgarAjApta nyeDa

For song Manasa Sri Ramachandruni of album: Cancelled By N V Phaneendra2011-05-02 00:22:23
never forget my lord Rama , even by mistake too, O! my heart ..
I am not sure again I will take birth , for Human form is hard to attian and am not certain of next birth too ..so heart chant Rama only
Taking birth, creations destroyng is all happening /s but above all is the lord of this Devotee Tyagaraja
Bless me Rama this divine Bhakti only, on me for ever , ever and ever

For song Manasa Sri Ramachandruni of album: Cancelled By N V Phaneendra2011-05-02 00:18:30
very beautiful rendition
nice ragam Eesamanohari ..
so beautiful tyagaraja composition too
pallavi

manasA shrI rAmacandruni maravakE EmarakE O

anupallavi

munu puTTanu buTTina mauni krtamu mUDunnA-radhyAyamula jUcukO

caraNam

shrSTi puSTi naSTi jEyu panulu nikrSTa manucunu trimUrtula kosagi
tuSTuDai baragE sadbhakta manObhISTamu leccu tyAgarAjanutuni

For song Karedare Barabaarade of album: Cancelled By N V Phaneendra2011-05-02 00:16:53
very beautiful rendition

For song Karedare Barabaarade of album: Cancelled By N V Phaneendra2011-05-02 00:16:18
karedare barabArade. rAgA: janasammOdini. Adi tALA. Composer: Kamaleshavithaladasa.
http://forumhub.com/indcmusic/10045.06.02.55.html


karedare barabarade guru Raghavendra

vara mantralaya pura mandira tava carana sevakaru karava mugidu || 1||

haridasaru su-svara sammeladi paravashadali bayteredu koogi ||2||

pusharapita kamalesha vithalana dasagresaru ee samayadi ||3

For song Janaki Ramana of album: Cancelled By N V Phaneendra2011-05-02 00:10:31
Ragam Suddha seemantini
beautiful and melodious rendition of another great composition of Saint Tyagaraja ..
pallavi

jAnakI ramaNA bhakta pArijAta pAhi sakala lOka sharaNa
(jAnakI)

anupallavi

gAnalOla ghanatamAla lIla karuNAlavAla suguNashIla
(jAnakI)

caraNam

rakta naLinadaLa nayana nrpAla ramaNIyAnana mukura kapOla
bhakti hInajana madagaja jAla panca vadana tyAgarAjapAla
(jAnakI)

pallavi: Lord of Janaki! You are tha divine kalpaka tree of your devotees as you readily grant everyone of their wishes. You are the refuge of all beings in the cosmos.

anupallavi: You are delighted by music. You are the matchless beauty with the green hue of tender leaves. You are the reservoir of compassion and of spotless conduct.

caraNam: You are the possessor of eyes like the petals of a red lotus. O King! O Beautiful faced! Mirrorlike cheeked! To men who have no spark of devotion in them and who wander about intoxicated with power and arrogance like an elephant running amok, you are the saviour.


For song Tatvameruga of album: Vallabha Nayakasya2011-05-02 00:07:02
Ragam garudadhwani .. a rare ragama nd wonderful philosophical composition of Saint Tyagaraja it is ..

pallavi

tatvameruga taramA para

( = Is it possible to know the hidden meaning od YOU or deeds my Lord ..the every divine sense )

anupallavi

tatvamasi yanu vAkyArthamu rAma nIvanu para

(= for the three words tat twam asi .. you are the true personification lord Rama .. )

caraNam

tamasa rAjasa guNamula tannu kollu pOdayA
rAma bhaktuDaina tyAgarAja vinuta vEda shAstra

(= you are Beyond all these Rajasa Tamasa guna's only
I am your devotee, for - I realised and beleived YOu firmly for this
SO is it hard to care this devotee ?
This description of you is not by Me my Lord , even the Veda's sashtras say
you are beyond all and above all ..
Please come and care me..
)

For song Vallabha Nayakasya of album: Vallabha Nayakasya2011-05-01 23:54:33
Begada ragam rupaka taalam
Composer and lyricist Musthuswamy dikshitar
Beautiful rendition on Mandolin

For song Kamalambam Bhajare of album: Vallabha Nayakasya2011-05-01 23:38:01
it is Mandolin Instrument by U srinivas is all I feel the artist here ..
Ragam kalyani ... Shri Dikshitar Navavarna Kriti , 2nd Avaranam
in Raga kalyanam .. In praise of Goddess Kamalamba ..

For song Uppongele Godavari of album: Godavari2011-04-04 17:41:42
I recollect a beautiful poem by Sri GurajaApparao Garu I think ..
Uppongi poyindi godavari
thaanu teppuna egasindi godavari

kondallo urikindi konallo nindindi ,,
akasha ganga lo hayiga viharinchindi ..

I read this long time .. soem where in 1976 or so ..
Fell in love with this beautiful river ..
have crossed anumber of time..
but very beautiful it is like River Ganga ..

For song Rama Chakani Sita of album: Godavari2011-04-04 17:36:18
love Godavari .. beautiful river ,, beautiful papi kondalu .. everything is beautiful , the tour from Rajhamundry to Bhadrachalam ..

For song Raga Basant Kedar of album: Basant Bahar Vol 32011-03-31 20:51:59
Soulful music

For song Raga Basant of album: Basant Bahar Vol 32011-03-31 20:14:15
it is a spring tiem raaga of nature .. and nature only ..an evening Raga...
Beautiful ..

For song Raag - Basanti Kedar of album: The Jaipur Flavour2011-03-31 20:09:22
Beautiful

For song Raag - Basanti Kedar of album: The Jaipur Flavour2011-03-31 19:58:33
Raga Basanti Kedar

As the name suggests, this is a hybrid of Kedar and Basant. The most popular version of this joD rAga is due to the Atrauli-Jaipur vocalists, to whom the rAga is very dear. It is indeed a masterful conception of Alladiya Khan who, it cannot be underscored, had no equal in this business of fashioning joD rAgas. For it is not simply a matter of bundling together two rAgas and praying for something worthwhile to come out of their congress. A judicious coupling requires forethought, a clear identification of the entry and exit points for a switch between rAgas, and the imagination to conjure special sanchAris to tie it all together. All this while retaining the aesthetic content.

The Atrauli-Jaipur Basanti Kedar retains the framework of Kedar and draws relatively sparingly on Basant. The latter is introduced typically at the tail end of the following sequence:

P S", NDN D P, D M, G m D m G m G r S

The komal dhaivat of Basant is abandoned. Both the rishabs are employed, the komal as shown above is the Basanti contribution, the shuddha, for the most part, in the tAra saptak in Kedaric moves. A live recording of a mehfil by Mallikarjun Mansur illustrates these ideas in a manner that takes one's breath away: attara sugandha -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/mansur_basantikedar.ram


A breathtaking procession of the legendary Atrauli-Jaipur ladies from Goa follows. Their cheek by jowl placement offers an instructive experience as they erect Alladiya Khan's citadel from the ground up stamping it with the imprimatur of of their own intensely individual personality and character.

Kesarbai Kerkar -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/kesarbai_basantikedar.ram


Mogubai Kurdikar -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/mogubai_basantikedar_vil.ram

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/mogubai_basantikedar_druta.ram


Kishori Amonkar -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/kishori_basantikedar.ram


Master Krishnarao is not a familiar name today to those living outside Maharashtra and Goa. Krishna Phulambrikar's exceptional talents cut a wide swath of artistic activity - a vocalist proficient in stage as well as classical music, a repository of rAgas especially of the aprachalita kind, a composer for stage and film music, an actor, teacher and author. His primary guru in music was Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale. Master Krishnarao's recipe for Basanti Kedar shows the relative roles of Basant and Kedar reversed from the Atrauli-Jaipur conception. Here the Basant presence is significant and Kedar is injected via P D M, SR, S -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/krishnarao_basantikedar.ram


The formulation of Ramashreya Jha "Ramrang" carries poise, elegance and more than a hint of his formidable intellectual power. The druta bandish in Ektala is masterfully conceived: pavana sungandhana -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/jha_basantikedar.ram


For an muddleheaded, terrible Basanti Kedar, to make the point that not everyone is an adept at this art of joD rAgas, we bring in C.R. Vyas -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/vyas_basantikedar.ram


Incidentally, there is an illegitimate Kedar offspring called Kedar Bhankar mothered by Vilayat Khan (of the "Mommy-mommy-I-didn't-get-the-Bharat-Ratna" fame). It is a measure of my humanity that I choose not to foist that atrocity on my dear readers.


Raga Nat Kedar

Elements of Nat - S R, R G, G M and RGMP M R M, (S)R S et al - are sewed onto the Kedar framework in the poorvAnga territory. Ram Marathe sings a traditional bandish: Aja manAvana -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/marathe_natkedar.ram


The recently deceased Mogubai Kurdikar had withdrawn from the active performance circuit several years ago, ceding that department to her daughter Kishori Amonkar. Commercially available recordings of Mogubai's profound artistry are extremely few in number and her private holdings are jealously guarded. We are fortunate to have on capture here one of her prized mehfil performances in Raga Nat Kedar where she is accompanied by Kishori. Once again, Aja manAwana -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/kedar/mogubai_natkedar.ram

For song Raag - Kafi Kanada of album: The Jaipur Flavour2011-03-31 19:29:07
http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit12112000/musicarts3.asp
A wonderful link of artists and their renditions too and
complete study of Raaga Kanana
indepth description of Kafi kanada
http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit12112000/musicarts3.asp

For song Raag - Kafi Kanada of album: The Jaipur Flavour2011-03-31 19:25:32
soulful and melodious .. beautiful Raag
it is kafi kanada ..the notes I came across

http://www.scribd.com/doc/13421109/Raag-Kafi-Aroh-Avaroh-Svarvistar

Thaat Kafi Raag ..

For song Tarana In Raga Basant of album: Tarana Utsav Vol 1 & 22011-03-31 18:56:37
soulful and melodious .. beautiful Raag

For song Sree Rangapura Vihara of album: Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham2011-03-26 15:11:53
another beautiful kriti in the same raga , by saint tyagraja .. Kamalaaptha kula
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/#/search/clips/global!q=kamalaapta&genre=0
and also another one Soundararajam .. by aruna sairam on hummaa is there ..
http://www.karnatik.com/c2386.shtml

so many great bahva krits and awesome bhaktiful renditions too ..
wonder is it of the lord darsha, or the meastro selection, apart from the beauty of lyrics and Raga set by the great Composers and Bhakta gresaras..

For song Ramanamamu of album: Bhadrachala Ramdass Krithis2011-03-21 04:16:49
I feel it is khamas ragam
as I feel traces of Broche varevarura ..raghuvera
similarly another kriti..sita pathe naamanasuna .. of saint Tyagraja ..
or may be it is one of the janya raga of the parent ragam Harikambhoji ragam , if not Khamas ..

For song Malai Pozhuthinile of album: Popular Melodies Of M.s. Subbulakshmi2011-03-21 04:04:40
beautiful ..

For song Bhavayani of album: Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham2011-03-19 19:39:40
this kriti is a raga maalika and complete Ramayana
Every raga selected .. is a color of life and as one goes thru that phase..
what a wonderful composition ..
Love Ramayana Soo much ..

Similarly Annamayya the great Devotee of Lord Venkateswara .. gave beautiful composiiton on 12 zodiacs..
" Innirasulayuniki , inti cheluvapu raasi..."
"Naanatibathuku natakamu ..kaanaki kannadi kaivalyamu
puttutayu nijamu
povutayu nijamu .. "

No story is as great as Ramayana only ..
between Birth to Niravanam..the beautiful colors of life are shown in a very systematic and disciplined way ..
As one derives pleasure reading Ramayana/ Sundarakanda or Sage Valmiki or Tulasaidas .. similarly this kriti too ...
another beautiful description is Naamaramayanam

For song Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuchh Kaha of album: Baton Baton Mein2011-03-15 02:32:00
I dedicate this song to my dear cousin .. His favourite on this day ..
Amchi Goa .. R^2 I wish yOu a wonderful Happy Memories for ever n ever
on this day ..

For song Ennai Thalattum of album: Unnai Ninaithu2011-03-15 01:59:54
Edo Oka ragam pilichinde vela ..
A similar famous tune
of the telugu film Raja ..

For song Janakiramana of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2011-03-15 01:04:06
Very beautiful..

Thank YOu Sir ,
for this beautiful dedication of Sainttyagaraja.. beautiful description of Qualities of lord Rama , and his personification ..


pallavi


jAnakI ramaNA bhakta pArijAta pAhi sakala lOka sharaNa
(jAnakI)

anupallavi

gAnalOla ghanatamAla lIla karuNAlavAla suguNashIla
(jAnakI)

caraNam

rakta naLinadaLa nayana nrpAla ramaNIyAnana mukura kapOla
bhakti hInajana madagaja jAla panca vadana tyAgarAjapAla
(jAnakI)

pallavi: Lord of Janaki! You are tha divine kalpaka tree of your devotees as you readily grant everyone of their wishes. You are the refuge of all beings in the cosmos.

anupallavi: You are delighted by music. You are the matchless beauty with the green hue of tender leaves. You are the reservoir of compassion and of spotless conduct.

caraNam: You are the possessor of eyes like the petals of a red lotus. O King! O Beautiful faced! Mirrorlike cheeked! To men who have no spark of devotion in them and who wander about intoxicated with power and arrogance like an elephant running amok, you are the saviour.


For song Evarunnaru of album: Classical Greats2011-03-10 22:40:05
Some more kritis on Lord Siva not on hummaa , on other site I came across ..
In name of Kovoor pancharatnam

http://www.musicindiaonline.com/album/10-Classical_Carnatic_Vocal/24395-Kovoor_Pancharatnam/#/album/10-Classical_Carnatic_Vocal/24395-Kovoor_Pancharatnam/

For song Nannu Brova Lalitha of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 04:12:40
O mother Laithamba.. Please come and care me ..
this is the right time .. You have cared for even those who were against you,
SO why Haste on m e? who always think of yOU and wait for YOur sannidhi..
Nannu brovu laitha ,,.. ativegame vacci kapadu
ni dasini , padacharinini ...

For song Nannu Brova Lalitha of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 04:10:55
Raga: lalita / Tala: mishra cApu

P: nannu brOvu lalitA
vEgamE cAlaninnu nera nammiyunna vADugadA
bhakta kalpakalatA

A: ninnuvinA evarunnAru gati ?
jananI ati vEgamE vacci

C1: parAku sEyakanEvacci
kRpasalupa rAdA
mORa vinavA parAshaktI gIrvANa vanditapadA
nI bhaktuDanammA santatamu

C2: sarOjabhava kamalanAtha
shaHNkarasurEndra nutacaritA purANi
vANI indrANI vandita rANi ahibhUSaNuni rANI

C3: madAtmulaina durAtma janulanu, kathalanu pOgaDi
sadA nE varAla cuTTi
tirigitivetalanella dIrcci varamOsagi

C4: sumEru maddhya nilayE
shyAmakRSNuni sOdari kaumAri
umA shrI mInAkSammA shaHNkarI
O mahArajHnI rakSiHncuTa kidi samayamu

For song Devi Nee Pada of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 04:05:58
O mother , Bless me asmall place at your holy feet for ever,
I wish and seek for this only ..
is it so hard for YOu to bless on me this small Boon.. ?
I wish for nothing O mother ..
Only your divine pada Seva ..

For song Devi Nee Pada of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 04:04:28
Raga: kAmbhOji / Tala: Adi

P: dEvI nI pAda sArasamulE dikku
vErEgatiyevarammA nA ?

A: shrIvelayu madhura nelakOnna
cidrUpiNi shrI mInAkSammA

C1: anAtharakSaki yanETi birudu nIkanAdi gadA
lOkanAyaki dharalO kRpAnidhi
nIkannA yevarammA
mAyammA kannAku latAlavitri
nApai kaTAkSiHncave vEgamE
cinnA vetalu nIvu dIrcci
nannu rakSiHncuTakidi maHnci samayamamma

Meaning: very true this is the right time to care me ..

C2: kadambakAnana mayUrI nIvE
kadambA shaHNkarI caNDa dAnava mada khaNDitA
mRdAnI shukapANI kalyANI
sadA nI dhyAnamu sEyuvAriki gadA
sAmrAjyamu cidAnandarUpuDaiyunna
shrI sadAshivuni rANI madhuravANI

C3: umA ramA shyAma kRSNanutA
girikumArI nIsamAnamevaru ?
brOva nIku bhAramA ?
jagatsAkSI mInAkSI tAmasamujEsitE
nIkidi nyAyama ?
inta jagElanE vEmAru ?
nIpAdadarshanamu labhiHnci
nI mATalu vinaga vaccitinammA

For song Mari Vere of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 03:50:10
who else apart from you mother .. I know none apart from you ?
I believe in YOu ,
If one thinks of you truly from heart ..you immediately care for them
so is it so diffucult to care me, O! Mother ?
One who slained demons like Madhukatiatabha..
O katyani ..I don't think it is an impossible task for you to relieve me from all these
Miserable World ..
I can never believe, for my Mother is none other than the Sister of That Lord who is praised constantly Sages like Sukha .. etc..
O Bimbadhari ..Please come and lift me soon ..

For song Mari Vere of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 03:43:53
Ragam AnandaBhairavi ..

Love this kriti very much ..
Raga: Anandabhairavi / Tala: mishra cApu

P: mari vE rE gati yevarammA mahilO nannu brOcuTaku

A: sharaNAgata rakSaki nIvEyani
sadA nammiti nammitini mInAkSi

C1: madhurApurinilayA vANI ramAsEvita padakamalA
madhukaiTabha bhaHnjanI kAtyAyanI
marALagamanA nigamAntavAsinI

C2: varamicci shIghRamE brOvu shivA ambA
idi nIku baruvA neradAtavu
nIvu gadA shaHNkarI
sarOjabha vAdi surEndrapUjitE

C3: shukashyAmaLA ghanashyAmakRSNuni sOdarI kaumArI
akaLaHNka kalAdhari bimbAdharI
apArakRpAnidhi nIvE rakSimpa

S: pAdayugamu madilO dalaci kOriti
vinumumadagajagamana parula nutimpaganE varamOsagu
satatamu ninu madi mara maravakanE
madanaripu sati ninu hRdayamulO gatiyani dalaci stutisalipitE
mudamutO phalamOsaguTaku dharalO
natAvanakutUhala nIvEga

For song Devi Meena Netri of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 03:28:10
A great composition once again ..
reminds me the dhyanakriti of Navavarna only of dikshitar on Amba ..

O mother( eyes like that of afish )
Please come and care me ..
The devotees who worship you are the precious gems ..
O bala Devi ! I staunchly believe in YOu
so why you turn a blind fold upon me ?
O tripurasundari.. O mother ..of all ..Please come ..

Here he is descrinbing the mother , by names of all ashtadasa Shaktipeetha's only ..
O mothr who cared Rama, Why delay to care this devotee..who knows none apart from you ..
Amba , Sri chakrapuravasini ..
All I wish is to serve your holy feet, please come and care this devotee..
WHo else mother apart from YOu ?

For song Devi Meena Netri of album: Meenakshi Navaratnamalika Vol I2011-03-08 03:22:20
Raga: shaHNkarAbharaNam / Tala: Adi

P: dEvi mIna nEtri brOvarAvE dayacEyavE brOvarAvammA

A: sEviHncEvArikellanu cintAmaNiyaiyunna rA

C1: bAlA nIvE gatiyani ninnE cAlA nammina
nApai parAkElA dayacEya nIkidi mElA divyAmbA
kAlAdi virANI sadguNashIlA kIravANI
dEvI nIla nIradavENi trilOka jananI
dEvI mahEshvarI bhavAnI

C2: ambA mukhanirjita shata dhara bimbArakSita dEvadAtavammA
nata nijasuta guha hErambAmbA shyAmaLAmbA
bimbAdhari gauri kAdamba vihAri amba
kambukaNThi himashaila vRkSa pAlikA dEvi bAlAmbikA ambA

C3: vANI ramA vandita rudrANI nIsATevaru kalyANi
shyAmakRSNanutA kIravANI sharvANI vINAvinOdini
shrI cakrakONa nivAsini gIrvANa
vanditapadAravindAshivA
dEvI kAtyAyani

For song Devadhi Deva of album: Madurai Somasundaram Carnatic Classical Live - 12011-03-01 23:03:41
Raagam SIndhu Raama kriya ..
Such bhakti filled rendition..

Composer / Lyricist Tyagaraja Swamy

For song Devadi Deva of album: Great Masters Dr M Balamurali Krishna And D K Pattammal2011-03-01 22:44:44
Raagam Sunaadi vinodini ..

So beautiful and melodious ..
65 mEca kalyaaNi janya
Aa: S G3 M2 D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 M2 G3 S
pallavi

dEvAdi dEva shrI vAsudEva kavumayya nannu karuNAlavAla
(dEvAdi)

anupallavi

I vELa nA yAru shatruvulanu nIvE pAradhroli nijabhakta jEsi
(dEvAdi)

caraNam

nE jEsina pujA phalamO nA pUrva puNya phalamO
shrI jAnakIsha E janma micci nannu dhanyuniga bhuvi jEsitivi
(dEvAdi)

For song Devadi Deva of album: Legenda - Sri Chittoor Subramaniam Pillai2011-03-01 22:28:09
A very rare ragam it is ..
raagam: sindu raamakriyaa

Aha How Saint Is pleading Maha deva..
O lord This tyagaraja is pleading for your pada bhakti only .

Dehi Tawa pada bhakti

15 maayamaaLava gowLa janya
Aa: S G3 M1 P D1 N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 G3 R1 G3 S


For song O Rama Rama of album: Merusamana2011-02-25 22:16:23
Aa: S R2 M1 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S
pallavi

O rAma rAma sarvOnnata nIkipuDora vancana ElarA ghrNAkara

anupallavi

vEda shIramulella nAda raNatO nIvE deivamani nammaga nammiti

caraNam 1

peddalaina vAri yOddanE satyamu kaddani nammitini sammitini

caraNam 2

bandhu ratnamA dayA sindhu nIvani satya sandhuDu vanu koNTini ramaNTini

caraNam 3

bharatu carya sahacarunitO ninDAra garagucu balikitivE gAcitivE

caraNam 4

sati mATalu sadA gapijUcE vini sammatini gaugalincina shubhAnana

caraNam 5

munu bhakta kOTulu goniyADa nIvu vArala brOcinadi lEda mariyAda

caraNam 6

I jagatini tyAgarAjuni brOcuTaki jAla mika tALanu nI vELanu

For song Ramabadra Rara of album: Supreme Classics2011-02-25 22:08:36
I always here Bhadrachala Ramadasa SOngs sung with heart , but only few stanzas..
I wonder if great maestros sing all stanza's then the amritham is even more atimanoharam..
BhadrachalaRamadasa kritis ..
are The sweetness of BhaktiRasa
dipped in Honey --
chant of Lord Rama only ..
pallavi

rAmabhadra rArA shrI rAmacandra rArA
tAmrasa lOcana sItA samEta rArA

caraNam 1
muddu muddugAraga nava mOhanAnga rArA
addampu cEkkiLLa vADa nIrajAkSa rArA

caraNam 2
cuncu ravi rEkhatO nI sompu jUtu rArA
pancadAra ciluka nAtO palukuduvu rArA

caraNam 3
nAyeDala dayayunci nallanayya rArA
yeDabAyaka eppuDu nI baNTanayya rArA

caraNam 4
mujjagamulaku-nAdimUla brahma rArA
gajjala cappullughallu ghallu managa rArA

caraNam 5
andelu muvvalu cEta sandaDimpa rArA
kundanapu bomma yentO andagADa rArA

caraNam 6
pAdukonna praema nibbara mAye rArA
pAda sEvakuDanu pratyakSamuga rArA

caraNam 7
paTTarAni prEma nA paTTukomma rArA
kannula paNDuga ganudu kannataNDri rArA

caraNam 8
manavi ceppukondu gAni maravakindu rArA
manasu nImIdanEgAni maraladendu rArA

caraNam 9
sAmagAna lOla nA cakkanayya rArA
rAmadAsu nElina bhadrAcalEsha rArA

For song Thavadasoham of album: Masterpieces Of Tyagaraja2011-02-25 21:55:33
This kriti whenever I feel , the music of Bhakta ramadasa times..so beautiful it is ,
A true devotee.. takes birth from time to time ..May Be Lord Hanuman, Shabari devi , Bhakta Ramadasa, Bhakta Kabir , Bhakta Tulasi dasa ..saint Tyagraja ,, and many more ...
No words..e very one say the same ..
On earth I find no other Lord than YOU Hey Rama Equal To YOU
I surrender To YOU ,
please Grace me hey Rama..
tawa dasoham..

For song Narada Ganalola of album: Thyagaraja Samarpanam Vol 12011-02-15 18:37:57
Very true , If Sage Narada was not there , nothing would follow discipline ..
For sage Narada is the Self embodiment of Bhakti and HArinarayana samkeertana and the music ..he Sings in praise of Lord..in fact the srishti is being continued systematically .. for Bhakti rasa is not only limited to Humans only ..it is for all living who worship hari .. He who is present in Living and non living .. enjoys.. only name chant and divya naama keerthanam only ..
and similarly .. Even this Tyagaraja too cannot sing in praise of My Lord if it was not for Your divine blessing to follow the bhakti path .. uninterruptedly .

For album: Good 'n' Country2011-02-10 04:00:26
An evergreen ..

For song Yentha Ninne of album: Musiri Subramaniya Iyer2011-01-21 21:04:13
A beautiful kriti in Mukhari..
this kriti ..Siant Describes.. what fortune ../what pooja did Sabari do?
that .. Lord Rama accepts frutis after she tastes them ..
In the same way in another kriti too The great siant describes the greatness of Lord Rama/nama Japam and all
Appa rama bhakti entha GoppadO ..


Meaning:
pallavi: How can I describe the great good fortune (bhaagya) of Shabari (the old huntress)?

anupallavi: She received an honor which no one among the thousands of spouses of ascetics in the same world could aspire for! (the darshana of the Lord)

caraNam: Shabari worshipped him in front of her eyes. She offered Him the choicest of fruits. In supreme ecstasy she prostrated before his feet, before Him (of the solar race), obtaining release from worldly bondage and attained Beatitude.

pallavi

entani nE varNintunu shabarI bhAgyam-

anupallavi

dAntula vara kAntalu jagamanta nindi uNDagan-

caraNam

kanulAra sEvinci kammani phalamula nosagi tanuvu pulakarinca
pAdayugamulaku mrokka ina kulapati samukhambuna punarAvrtti
rahita padamunu bondina tyAgarAjanuturAli puNyamunu

For song Maa Janaki (the Stalwart ) of album: The Stalwart (madurai Mani Iyer)2011-01-21 17:57:01
Beautiful .. I don't know what to say this awesome rendition or for this beautiful compositions..
Woman is success behind any man..this is what striked me .. when I listen to this all the time ,

O lord Rama.. You got recognition .. holding the hand of JanakiDevi
even much before too.. May be the journey was to reach her Hnad, it started with Thataka Samharam, THe yagnam for slaining ..the demons, ahalya sapamochanam .. and after marriage slain of The demon King Ravana ,
My mother Janaki if at all hadn't come to the forest with YOu ,
you could not have been famed for Vali or Ravana Samharam only ..
She obeyed every order, including the shadow form ,entering the fire upon your command, staying in ashoka vatika just in thought of YOU ..

Liek this many more is visible in this beautiful kriti ..
I wonder whether he is querying? or praising holy mother ..ultimately he surrends to lord and asks HIS grace on the devotee..

So beautiful .. hard to differentiate the composer, the lyricist or the artist ..
I salutue to YOU ALL
O great sir .. what a rendition it is ..
MY janam is dhanyam .. Thank YOU hummaa..

pallavi

mA jAnaki ceTTa baTTaga maharAja vaitivi

anupallavi

rAja rAjavara rAjIvAkSa vinu rAvaNAdiyani rAjillu kIrtiyu

caraNam

kAnakEgi yAjnA mIraka mAyAkara munici shikhi centanE yuNDi dAnavuni
ventanE cani yashOkatani mUlanuNDi vAni mATalaku gOpaginci kaNTa vidhiyincakanE
yuNDi shrI nAyaka yashamu nIkE kalgajEya lEdA tyAgarAja paripAla
at the same time .. The words of Hanumans perception to say that ..Sita and Rama are same ..

For song Evarunnaru of album: Classical Greats2011-01-21 17:42:55
Ragam Maalavashree.. one of the rarest kritis too ..
22 kharaharapriyaa janya
Aa: S G2 M1 P N2 D2 N2 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

evarunnAru brOva inta tAmasa mElanayya

anupallavi

vivarambuga delpavayya vishvEshvara shrI pancanadIsha

caraNam

manasAraga dhyAnimpa manasu nilupu marmambu delipi
tanavADanE talaci dhairya mosagu tyAgarAja vinuta

Meaning:
Who is there to protect me? Why this delay to protect me? Tell me, O Lord of the whole world, Lord PanchanadIsha ! To meditate whole-heartedly, to stabilize the mind and worship you, give me determination, O One hailed by Tyagaraja.

For song Mohanarama of album: Classical Greats2011-01-20 20:05:13
very very classic

For song Intachalamu (varnam) of album: Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar 22011-01-19 14:55:42
Feels like shivaranjani ragam .. a very melodious but at the same time I feel thsi tunes of raga is felt to express sad feeling ,

s r2 g2 p d2 s notes is I sense

For song Sarasijanabha Sodari of album: Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar 22011-01-19 14:39:28
So melodious ..Ati manoharam ..

For song Yevvarani of album: Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar2011-01-19 14:02:27
O lord Rama .. How will one come to knwo how to worship you / explain yOU
It is so difficult to say whether youa re lord Shiva/ krishan aor any one..for I see all of them in YOU ..
I bow to all those people who describe in you various forms.

truly very veyr beautiful kriti ..Raaga Devamrutavarshini

pallavi

evarani nirNayincirirA ninnETlArAdhincirirA naravarul-
(evarani)

anupallavi

shivuDanO mAdhavauDanO kamala bhavuDanO para bramhanO nIn-
(evarani)

caraNam

shiva mantramunaku mAjivamu mAdhava mantramunaku rAjivamu I
vivaramu delisina ghanulaku mrokkEda vitaraNa guNa tyAgarAja vinuta nin-
(evarani)



For album: Utsava Sampradaya Kritis2011-01-12 00:14:59
How much of Bhakti is embedded .. as I listen to this album..I am always lost..
Most popular is of dr MBK ..but still this is no less ..awesome rendition ..
My Abhivandanamulu For YOU Smt. Geeta Raja ..
Truly Utsava Sampradaya kritis.any maestro if sung/ rendered ..is from heart only..for they are from Heart ..

For song Ramachandram of album: The Maestro & The Disciple - Vol. 22011-01-11 02:20:02
Ragam Vasantham.. feels like ..
could be this kriti ..


Raga: vasanta / Tala: rUpakam

P: rAmacandram bhAvayAmi
raghukulatilakam upEndram

A: bhUmijAnAyakam bhuktimuktidAyakam
nAmakIrtanatArakam naravaram gatamAyikam

C: sAkEtanagarE nivasantam
sAmrAjyaprada hanumantam
rAkEnduvadanam bhagavantam
ramaNIya kalyANa guNavantam
kAkustham dhImantam kamalAkSam
shrImantam nAgEshanutamanantam
naraguruguha viharantam

For song Rama Nee Samana of album: Ragamalika Swaram -lalgudi Jayaraman2011-01-11 00:01:35
Meaning:
pallavi: Peerless Rama! Who is equal to you? The RAGHU race attained supremacy thanks to your advent therein.

anupallavi: Your beloved Seeta is like a tender and fragrant creeper on your bosom. She is the parrot gracing the cage of devotion to you.

caraNam: You have brothers whose words drip with the sweetness of honey. You are gentle and soft-spoken. We are privileged to have you, as our family deity.
Beautifully rendered Kharahari priya ragam ..
pallavi

rAma nI samAnamevaru raghu vamshOddhAraka (samAnamevaru, nI samAnamevaru)

anupallavi

bhAma maruvampu molaka bhaktiyanu panjarapu ciluka

caraNam

paluka palukulaku tEnelOluku mATalADu sOdarugala
hari tyAgarAja kula vibhUSaNa mrdu bhASaNa

For song Adamodi - Chaurkesi of album: Ragamalika Swaram -lalgudi Jayaraman2011-01-10 23:34:03
How Tyagraja Pleaded ..is clearly visible in the way Artist plays here .. Beautiful
Pallavi

ADamODi galadE rAmayya! mATa
(lADamODi)

Anupallavi

tODu nIDa nIve anucunu bhakti gUDi nI pAdamu baTTina nAto mATa
(lADamODi)

CaraNam

caduvulanni delisi shankarAntshuDai sadayu-dAsuga- sambhavuDu mrokka
kadalu tammuni balka jEsitivi gAkanu tyAgarAjE pAti mATa
(lADamODi)

Meaning: O Ramayya! You seem to feel too proud, too uppish, even to talk to me. I have sought you as my sole support and shelter and stuck to you steadfastly and devotedly but you seem to feel .. Do you remember that when kindly Anjaneya, an offshoot of Shiva Himself, at his very first meeting with you desired to be informed of your antecedents, you did not respond directly, but commanded Lakshmana to speak to him? When such was the lot of Anjaneya himself, who can expect you to talk to this frail Tyagaraja?

For song Kamakshi of album: Sree Kanthimathim Vol I2011-01-10 04:49:46
I listen to my Whole life..still one life time is not sufficient for This Swarajithi in Raga Bhairavi .. ..My favourite ..
Kamakshi . amba . I think of You every day ,e very second..every time i inhale and exhale ..
all I pray for a small place at your lotus feet to serve them for ever..
Bless me O dear Mother.. Kamakshi , O Divine mother .. this devotee awaits here for YOUR Blessings .BLESS ME..

Syamakrishna Sodari
sivasankari , hariharadulaku.. it is tough to praise YOU ..so what am I ..
Have you no affection for me ?
O mother please shower on me Your kind Blessings ..O mother why haste ..
Please come and take me under your Shelter, YOUR Grace... O divine Mother ..Kamakshi ..

For song Kaaru Baaru of album: Classical Moods2011-01-09 21:02:57
beautiful Tyagraja Swamy kriti it is .. Ragam Mukhari ..

Is there any one who can rule like YOU ?
O Lord rAma praised by this pious tyAgarAja!

Is there is anyone who could govern the town of ayOdhyA like You?

Is there is anyone like You who could govern the town of ayOdhyA such that - the people of the town, the citizens of the country, and the blessed sages would become exultingly fortunate?

Being bestowed with three spells of rain every month, attaining proficiency in all arts and crafts and attaining a long life, did they (people) not remain bereft of intrigue and arrogance?

pallavi

kArubAru sEyuvAru galarE nIvalE sAkEta nagarini

anupallavi

UrivAru dEsha janulu varamunulu uppongucunu bhAvakulayye

caraNam

nelaku mUDuvAna lakhila vidyala nerpu galigi dhIrgAyuvu galigi
calamu garva rahitulu gAlEdA sAdhu tyAgAraja vinuta rAma

For song Paahimam (madhyamavathi) Sri T V Ramprasad of album: Classical Moods2011-01-07 03:23:00
Pallavi :

Pahimam pahi prahlada varada

charanam :

pahi padmadalaya tambaka
pahi padamaramana para tara
pahi padmasana janaka mam pahi padma niketana

charanam:

neeca nijabala maatuLaantaka
Swethavahana .. soora praguna
peetha Bhavanidhi bodha
mukhya Niketana prada bhoota bhavana

Dautha paataka puraata kri jaga

khyata nirgata needa bhakti
sumedhana priyatatha ashtavibhuti
Jagannatha vitthala ..



Moksha

For song Pannaga Shyana (saveri) Sri Shreekantham Nagendra Shastry of album: Classical Moods2011-01-07 03:06:06
Pallavi

Pannaga Sayana bhaktajanavana
paripalaya palaya

simhiti shankha chakra gadhambhuja
peetha vasana vaikuntha sadana .

prasanna roopa lakshmi ramana
suraripu bheeshana natajana poshana

charanam :

gaganaadi pa vadana
vara gaganadhipa jaamartha
mrudu gadhana
gaganavarna sagara ja hridayaa
kumuda gaganadhipa nripavara kalaapa

charanam 2:

Sri vijaya simha
kalikalmasha gaja simha
nrisimha
Sri vijaya simha
kalikalmasha gaja simha
nrisimha
pavana ganga janaka vinayaka
sayaka samanakha moksha pradayaka




For song Bhajare Sri Narasimhan (kalyani) Sri Shreekantham Nagendra Shastry of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 20:29:38
Bhajare Shri Narasimham Manasa
bhujaga shayanam prahlada varadam

Charanam

pankaja nabham palitevam ,
shankar mahitam 'kilbisha rahitam
Venkatasaila viharam dhiram
sankartaga gada padma pANeem
'kinkara jana samkata haranam
'Lakshmi 'ramanam
bhayankara ..danava haranam
sureswara palanam

charanam

vajra sama damshtranakha shobhita deham'
vajrayudha sama shodasha Bahum

nirjitha kanthi rabha sama kanTham
varjitha kopam santha swaroopam


antra mala vibhushitam
Yantra mantra visharadam

chintitha .kavi tarana chaturam
Sambhajam gavi ranganatham

Ranganatham




For song Naarasimham Bhavayami (panthuvarali) Sri Shreekantham Nagendra Shastry of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 20:12:36
Pallavi :

Narasimham Bhavayamyaham
Naradadi vinutam, sridevi bhoodevi sahitam

Charanam :
hiranyakshakhya danuja tanu vidAram
hiraNmayABharaNam nigamOdaram

kanchana mani mayabhoosham
kanchinagaradeesham
panchasyana desam
pancha pataka nAsam

Charanam

stambha sambhavam kashyapa
Sambhava hritstambhana karam

tumbura gita preetam
ambuja bhavataatam

kummbhaja muni nuta charitham
shambarari mahitam

prahlada varadam
natajanabheestha phaladam

prapanna duritha samooha vana dwiradam

yoga bhoga muditham
jatikA nagare subrahmanya swamy sahitam
nagaraja parithosham
shanmukha rangadasam

Nagabhogi shayanam
nagavraja ripu gamanam


For song Manasa Vachasa (begade) Sri T V Ramprasad of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:55:27
I wish to serve YOU O Lord Narasimha , With Heart , by deed, as I bow my head in respect of YOU to serve your holy feet
O lord Narasimha please bless me with this divine blessing on me

For song Manasa Vachasa (begade) Sri T V Ramprasad of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:52:33
Pallavi
Manasa Vachasa sirasAnisham Bhajeham deva devam
SanakAdi munigana saranam NArasimham VAsudevam

Charanam :
Vanjasanadhyapi vanditham vara charanam
stambha Samudbhavam
dinaraji kOti sannibham
hata hiranya kasipu danavam

Charanam

karunNadidam kalyana guna Bharitham
Saranagatha prahlada pOshaNaratam

kariRAja pAnchAli mukha nutam
indirA pari makha rahitam

suraripu bhayAnaka budha charitham
vara divya vibhUshaNa vilasitham

For song Naraharim (jayashudhamalavi) Sri T V Ramprasad of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:34:47

very very rare I feel this kriti is .. beautiful
Raga: jayashuddhamALavi / Tala: tripuTa

Pallavi :
naraharimAshrayAmi satatam
nAradAdi muni vinutam shrI

Charanam:
parama bhAgavata prahlAda varadam
jaya shuddha mALavi
guru pAHncAlAdi vihAram
guruguhamOditamatidhIram

For song Narasimha Maamava (arabhi) Sri Shreekantham Nagendra Shastry of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:24:09
pallavi :
narasimha mamava bhagavan nityam

Anupallavi :
hara virinci vasava nuta saurya sindho
atirabhasa nihata suradino bandho

charanam:

karadrutha shrutha heti jatha
bhoori kalusha varitha kula vatha

bharitha kriparasa paripalitebha
paramamangal shobha phankhaja nabha

For song Sri Naarasimha (phalamanjari) Sri T V Ramprasad of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:14:26
pallavi
shrI narasimha mAm pAhi
kSIrAbdhi kanyakA ramaNa

anupallavi
dInArtti nivAraNa bhavya guNaditi
tanaya timira sUrya trinEtra

caraNam

prahlAda parAshara nArada
hrt-pankERuha nIraja bandhO

ahlAda kara bhavarOga samhAra
varada tyAgarAjAdi vinuta

For song Narasimhaagaccha (mohana) Sri T V Ramprasad of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:07:22

Raga: mOhanam / Tala: mishra cApu

Pallavi :
narasimhAgaccha parabrahmapuccha
svEccha svaccha

Anupallavi :
harihara brahmEndrAdipUjitAtyaccha
paramabhAgavata prahlAdabhaktyaccha

Samishti charanam :
dhIratara ghaTikAcalEshvara sauratara hEmakOTishvara
vIra vara mOhana vibhAsvara
mAra varamAnava harIshvara murahara
nagadhara sarasijakara
paramapuruSa pavanajashubhakara
surucira karigirivarada
vicara sarasa guruguha hRdaya sahacara

For song Paalayamaam Narasimha (behag) Sri Shreekantham Nagendra Shastry of album: Classical Moods2011-01-06 19:03:36
Pallavi :
Palayamam Narasimha mamdurita viradasimha nrisimha

Anupallavi:
bala prahlada , Pala Susheela
kala kaala vanditha guna Jaala

Charanam:
kanaka kasipu hara
kanaka makuta dhara
kanakangi vara , kanaka hara

GHanatara gatra ,Ena sasi netra
Sanakasa nandana sannuta charitha ..

For song Naa Moraalakimpave of album: Sukhanubhav Malladi Brothers2011-01-03 22:05:58
Ragama devagandhari..
How to plead Lord and question .. One must learn from Saints like Tyagaraja Only

O lord Rama Why you turn deaf to me and my plea's
Once a Monkey ( Vanacharu- Sugriva) Came and spoke to YOU
You cared for him by killing Bali
When Vibhishana Can no longer stand to His Brother Ravana's words.. he too came and Spoke, you gave him shelter too and also killed ravana and crowned him the king
Are my words not as sweet as like Sugreeva and Vibhesshana ?
How is it different My Lord ?
Please.. my plea's , my chant , my japam and tapam is YOU only

Beautiful

For song Muddu Momu of album: A Rare Genius2011-01-02 21:03:47

17 sooryakaantam mela
Aa: S R1 G3 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R1 S

A beautiful kriti description of Lord Rama..
Perhaps ..the time of Lord Rama's childhood/ baby hood.. the description of the beauty of Lord Rama..

For song Maa Janaki of album: A Rare Genius2011-01-02 20:58:27
Ragam Kambhoji ,

It is hard for me to say who is great lord Rama or devi Sita.
Lord Rama became Sarvabhowma.as he hold Janaki Devi's hand
How the events are related..
to become a Sarvabhowma.. he accompanies Sage Viswamitra
from then Ahalya Sapa mochanam..
Paramapadma sopanam is Sita Ramakalyanam
If at all Ravana hadn't abducted then Rama will never kill Ravana
Though was never at fault she lived with Lord Agni ,Left her shadow with Ravana ..
Mother of all wealth stayed underthe Ashoka tree Brought YOu great fame ..
Even in sundarakanda too Devi Sita says to Ravana , if not for my Husband,
I would have burnt you into ashes long time ago.
No one in the near future too will look upn me the way you did apart from Lord Rama.. YOur end Ravana is Definite in the hands of Lord Rama .
Lord Rama is a Big elephant and you a small rabbit..
Saying all this Mother SIta proved Lord Rama's Supremacy only ..

Please bless this devotee Tyagraja my Lord Rama ..

pallavi

mA jAnaki ceTTa baTTaga maharAja vaitivi

anupallavi

rAja rAjavara rAjIvAkSa vinu rAvaNAdiyani rAjillu kIrtiyu

caraNam

kAnakEgi yAjnA mIraka mAyAkara munici shikhi centanE yuNDi dAnavuni
ventanE cani yashOkatani mUlanuNDi vAni mATalaku gOpaginci kaNTa vidhiyincakanE
yuNDi shrI nAyaka yashamu nIkE kalgajEya lEdA tyAgarAja paripAla

For song Take Me Home Country Roads of album: 10 Best Of John Denver2010-12-31 23:01:19
31st Dec B'day of this great legend

For song Marubari (semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer) of album: Collectors Choice Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer2010-12-31 16:02:19
Ragam Khamas..another javali I recollect in the same raga ..Apadurukulonaithinae

For song Agastheeswaram of album: Sambho Mahadeva Vol I2010-12-31 15:57:18
Yes it is Raag Lalitha ..on of my fav raga it is.. what Shri Jagannathan Has said is right ..this Raga the composer gave marvelousand mellifluous compositions

For song Enduku Peddala of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-12-31 15:22:53
I love this kriti so much..for only a devotee only can ask for a boon..for thsi what amount of penenace is hidden ...
How lord gives the ray of light like this to ask like a child his mother ..
Here Saint is asking to grant him the divine wealth of Knowledge ..like how the lord Has conferred upon all great scholars..
What I sense in Valmiki Ramayanam..how he isblessed to write Lord Rama Charita ,so even saint Tyagraja too ..what divine..how bhakti flows and the great sir in Raag Sankarabharanam .. aha ..So beautiful it is

pallavi

enduku peddala vale buddhi iyavu endu bOdu nayyA rAmayyA

anupallavi

andarivale dATidATi vadariti andarAni paNDAye gadarA

caraNam

vEda shAstra purANa tattvArthamu dElisi bhEda rahita vEdAntamunu dElisi
nAda vidya marmambulanu dElisi nAtha tyAgarAjanuta nijamuga

Meaning:
Dear Rama! Why do you not bless me with the wisdom you have bestowed to the great ones? Where else can I get it? Like everyone else I have been arrogantly knocking about here and there babbling stupidly. Your grace now appears to be a fruit out of my reach. In spite of me being aware of the profound meanings of the Vedas and Sastras and expounding the Bheda Rahita philosophy and the subtle secrets of Nada Vidya (knowledge of sound), yet real wisdom which transcends mere intellectual awareness you have not blessed me with! Why?




For song Vatapi Ganapatim of album: Master Piece Vol I (semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer)2010-12-31 14:20:42
Ragam Hamsadwani

For song Rama Ninne of album: The Maestro & The Disciple - Vol. 12010-12-31 02:33:09
O lord Rama All I believe and know is only YOU .. O sita Rama. please care me ..
pallavi
rAmA ninnE namminAnu nijamuga sItA
(rAmA)
anupallavi
kAma janaka kamanIya vadana nanu kAvavE kAruNya jaladhi
(rAmA)
caraNam 1
sAra sAmAdi vEdasArA santata budha vihAra rajita mukta-
hAra kanaka kEyUradhara suguNa pArAvAra surArAdhita pada
(rAmA)
caraNam 2
dhIra sujana hrt panjarakIra nI padabhakti mAkIra madana sundarAkAra
danuja samhAra duSTa jana dUra raghu kulOddhAra uddhAra
(rAmA)
caraNam 3
rAjarAja vandita bhUja nAyaka sura samAja shrIkara tyAgarAja-
mAnasa sarOja kusuma dIna rAja pangkita ratha rAja tanaya shrI
(rAmA)

Meaning:
Believa me, Rama, I have reposed my faith in you and you only, as you are the essence of everything in the world. O charming faced! Ocean of mercy! Protect me! You are the subject and object of all the vedas and associated scriptures that deal with, and point the way to salvation. O Eternal bestower of happiness to the wise! Adored with dazzling pearl necklace and golden clasps on your arms! Ocean of virtues! One with feet worshipped by Devas! You are indeed a parrot that delights in being caged in the hearts of the virtuous. Vouchsafe to me eternal devotion to you. Your beauty is that of Cupid's. O destroyer of Asuras! You are beyond the reach of the wicked. Your incarnation as Rama exalted the glory of the Raghus to the zenith. Spouse of Sita! You are worshipped by the God of wealth, Kubera; you are mingle with the group of Devas; Bestower of wealth! You are the sun that blossoms the lotus of the heart of Tyagaraja. O son of Dasharatha!

For song Hari Yuvatheem Hymavatheem Vijay Siva of album: The Maestro & The Disciple - Vol. 12010-11-15 18:25:14
hEmAvati (dEshisimhAravam)
58 hEmAvati mela
Aa: S R2 G2 M2 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M2 G2 R2 S

(S R2 G2 M2 P D2 N2 S - S N2 D2 P M2 G2 R2 S) in the Dikshitar (asampUrna mela) system

For song Hari Yuvatheem Hymavatheem Vijay Siva of album: The Maestro & The Disciple - Vol. 12010-11-15 18:22:56
Raga: dEshIsimhAravam / Tala: rUpakam

Beautiful ..

P: hariyuvatIm haimavatIm
ArAdhyAmi satatam
akhila lOkajananIm

C: narahari hRdayanivAsini
nAmarUpa prakAshini

guruguha mAnasaraHnjani
guNijananutE niraHnjani

For song Madhava of album: Narayana Teertha Tharangam2010-11-12 22:00:27
madhava mamava deva krishna
yadavakrishna yadukula krishna

sadhujanadhara sarva bhava
madhava mamava deva ....

ambuja lochana , kambhusudhagreeva
bimbadhara chandra bimbanana
champeya nasaagra .... lagna sumauktika
sarada chandra hita vadana

idirayasaha sundara krishan
purandharadi vandya pada kamala

nanda nandana yogi varya durandhara
narayana teertha madi vihara...

For song Madhava of album: Narayana Teertha Tharangam2010-11-12 22:00:27
madhava mamava deva krishna
yadavakrishna yadukula krishna

sadhujanadhara sarva bhava
madhava mamava deva ....

ambuja lochana , kambhusudhagreeva
bimbadhara chandra bimbanana
champeya nasaagra .... lagna sumauktika
sarada chandra hita vadana

idirayasaha sundara krishan
purandharadi vandya pada kamala

nanda nandana yogi varya durandhara
narayana teertha madi vihara...

For song Madhava of album: Narayana Teertha Tharangam2010-11-12 22:00:27
madhava mamava deva krishna
yadavakrishna yadukula krishna

sadhujanadhara sarva bhava
madhava mamava deva ....

ambuja lochana , kambhusudhagreeva
bimbadhara chandra bimbanana
champeya nasaagra .... lagna sumauktika
sarada chandra hita vadana

idirayasaha sundara krishan
purandharadi vandya pada kamala

nanda nandana yogi varya durandhara
narayana teertha madi vihara...

For song Madhava of album: Narayana Teertha Tharangam2010-11-12 21:51:13
melodious Neelambari Raagam .. beautiful

For song Sarasijanabha (varnam) of album: Swathithirunal Krithis Vol 12010-11-01 17:58:56
very classic ..

For song Andholikavahane of album: Swathithirunal Krithis Vol 12010-11-01 17:53:24
This is similar to the kriti Kamalamba Samrakshatumam ..dikshitar's Navavarna kriti ..in raga Anandabhairavi .. same tune ..
Need to trace in some other tune in the same Raga

For song Aaj Se Pehle Aaj Se Jyada of album: Chitchor2010-11-01 17:27:53
Himagiri tanaye ragam..shuddhadhanyasi/ udayaravichandrika..
like this why people cannot create new tunes ..so soothing and refreshing,instead of copying Saint composition tunes..

For song Aaj Se Pehle Aaj Se Jyada of album: Chitchor2010-11-01 17:25:24
beautiful song

For song Arbutha Leelaigalai of album: Sivagami2010-11-01 17:20:36
Nice song

For song Padmini Padmalaye of album: Classical Songs Of S.janaki2010-10-29 17:21:26
I recollecct my Grandma's story of Satyawati .. where ashtalakshmi come walking to her place to take the tamboolam ..

For song Sarasaksha (kunnakudi Vaidyanathan) of album: Great Masters Series Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan2010-10-22 22:09:05
Jsut feel the description of the lord as he plays .. Lotus eyed Lord ...

Oh SARASAKSHA! eyes like lotus, please protect and show compassion on me. Lord of universe!
Your beauty surpasses that of Cupid. Your dark form resembles the rain-bearing clouds. You allayed the fear of GAJENDRA.
Oh HARE! Your fascinating forehead resembles the crescent moon, upon which shines the musk paste. You are like celestial tree to DEVAs.
You have none equal in valor in annihilating the enemies. Oh the brother of BALARAMA! You form is smeared with sandal paste.
Oh Lord! You dwell in the hearts of those who enjoy your blissful form, Your mount is GARUDA, You fulfill all wishes, You are the destroyer of KALIDOSHA, You sport in the lotus like hearts of the sages, You excel the ocean in might and You are the Vanquisher of the demon MURA.
You are worshipped by the eminent ones; through your auspicious attributes bestow prosperity on me; You are the source of marvelous virtues which eradicate the fear of life and death; You enjoy being surrounded by beautiful maidens; Oh MOHANAPADMANABHA! The consort of SRIDEVI and BHUDEVI!

For song Toline Jesina of album: Great Masters Series Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan2010-10-22 21:57:38
Nice kriti an explantion to somethings which we cannot account too ,nor can we give the scientific reasoning too .. mysterious is the life and death cycle and so too the karmaphalam too

reminds me another kriti in similar nodes

KalaharanaM ela ra hare ---- of raag suddhasaveri

For song Toline Jesina of album: Great Masters Series Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan2010-10-22 21:49:32
Ragam Suddha Bangala

22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S
Saint Tyagaraja lament for the sins committed by him of his previous births ..

pallavi

toli nE jEsina pUja phalamu delisEnu nApAli deivamA

anupallavi

palu vidhamula nE dalaci karagagA balukaka nIvaTu nEninTu kAga

caraNam

sarivAralO cauka jEsi udara poSakulanu pOruguna jEsi
haridAsa rahita puramuna vEsi dari jUpa kuNDaga tyAgarAjArcita

For song Sri Ranganatham of album: Master Piece - Vol .iii (d K Pattammal&d K Jayaraman)2010-10-22 21:40:01
srI ranganaatham upaasmahE
raagam: poornacandrikaa
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 P S
Av: S N3 P M1 R2 G3 M1 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: unknown (see below)
Language:

pallavi

shrI ranganatham upAsmahE nityam
sItA-vallabham shrI-shankara-guru-guha-vEdyam
samaashTi caraNam

nAradAdi-nuta-shyAmala-gAtram
niranjAri mArtANDa sunEtram
dhIrataram sharacApa dharaNam
dEvarAja pUjitAbja caraNam
(shree)
Other information:
Though this song is often attributed to Muttuswaamee Dikshitar, it remains unverified. It may be a composition of one of his disciples after his demise.

For song Sri Ranganatham of album: Master Piece - Vol .iii (d K Pattammal&d K Jayaraman)2010-10-22 21:38:08
Beautiful rendition ..Awesome ..
Feels Like Purnachandrika .. I read some where Janaranjani and Purnachandrika are derived from Old purnachandrika Ragamm ..
This is a derivation of Saint Tyagaraja of this ragam s...


Shri ranganataham upasmahe ..nityam
sitavallabham sri Sankara guruguha vedyam

http://www.parrikar.org/miscellany/tyagaraja

For song Nadachi Nadachi of album: Master Piece - Vol .iii (d K Pattammal&d K Jayaraman)2010-10-22 21:10:52
beautiful and very rare kriti too In Ragam Kharahri priya ..

People look ed here and there in Ayodhya for Lord Rama..
So wise is saint Tyagaraja ..He is describing Rama and where you can find too

Rama Is an incarnation
He is beyond the cycle of death and life
You find hem neither On earth , in sky nor under
Pretence will not give you a darshan of My Lord Rama

WOrship him at heart , you will definitely have the darsan of my Lord ..

He who jests there ( in heart ) never leaves a scar ..

Wodnerful description of
Aham brahasmi

For song Thaaye Yasoda of album: Great Masters Series Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan2010-10-22 20:56:36
Beautiful soothing from Thaye yashoda to snehituda ...

For song Jai Jai Govinda of album: Sampradaya Bhajanamrutham (vol 1)2010-10-16 22:37:48
Divyaati divyam

For song Karo Hari Darshan of album: Hari Darshan2010-10-16 21:54:49
Beautiful Gajendra moksham ghattam and description .. and many more of Bhagavatham

For song Palinchu Kamakshmi of album: Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar 22010-10-15 17:34:43
Seems like a Raaga Malika too am not sure as I find chaya of Mohana, Saranga

For song Palinchu Kamakshmi of album: Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar 22010-10-15 17:31:04
Seems Like Ragam devagandhari

For song Mayamma of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2010-10-15 17:20:13
Ragam Ahiri ,...

O Mother, please respond at my very call to YOu O devi Minakshi
O sister of Lord Vishnu , O mother amba Jagdamba O Lalitha.. Your Lotus feet is all I iwsh to serve for ever and ever .... I believe this beauiful Paadapankajam only..
This is only real ..its myfirm belief .. rest all is illusion which I ma alos a pArt of it ..
so at the very call of mIne, Please respond O Mother ...Please speak to Me O Amba


P: mAyammA yani nE palicitE mATlADa rAdAnAtO ambA

A: nyAyamA shrI mInAkSammAmInAkSikidininnuvinA vErEdikkevarunnAru

C1: sarasijabhava harihara nuta sulalita nI padapaHNkajamula sthiramani nammiti nammiti nammitini karuNajUDavE kAtyAyani kALikA bhavAniparamEshvari sundarEshu rANi bAlAmbA madhuravANi

C2: vinutajana pApavimOcani O janani ghana nIlavENividaLita dAnava maNDala damani vanajalOcanA sudhAkarAnanA varadAyakianayamu ninnu kOriyunnAnammA baHNgAru bOmmA

C3: abhayamOsagi nannu bROvumu O varadA neRadAtavu gadA ambikA biDDapai gOppaga dayarAdAkhila lOkajanani anAtharakSaki anETi birudugAdA vaibha vamugala shyAmakRSNasOdari vIrashakti tripurasundari

For song Saamiki Sari of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2010-10-15 17:00:16
Raagam Begada... What a beautiful Kriti here ..

pallavi
sAmiki sari jeppa jAla vElpula rAma

Meaning: No one equal / at par to You Lord Rama..

anupallavi
nA manasu natanipai nATi uNDaga norula
Meaning: My heart is all of YOU,
It has got no room to think of any one ..

caraNam 1
eTi yOcana cAlu nevvari kETulO
vrAlu mATalADutamElu madi kidE padivElu

Meaning: People think and talk a lot of future fate and all ..
Who knows what it is ?
why hesitation ?For me His words.. if he speaks to me ..
is the wonderful feeling and feel Blessed ..
What fate do I expect more than this

caraNam 2
tana kaNTi kentO muddu
tappa DADina paddu canuvu jEyu
nE proddu callani jUpu kaddu

Meaning: Your lotus eyes , I fell in love,
I sense a divne coolness in them ,
O lord who stands on His word..please shower
Your cool blessings on me ..

caraNam 3
anni vElpula lOna natani sarigAna
tannu brOcina ghana tyAgarAja sakhuDaina

Meaning: In every lord ,at every teertham ,…
I see YOU only My Lord Rama

For song Marukelara of album: Ultimate2010-10-14 04:56:53
I wonder, why can't Artists Like Unnikrishnan ..Understand the saint..I am surprised how he can bring dishonour to the wonderfu divine gift of Carnatic/ classical bestowed on him..
If not mistaken ..This Kriti..Saint Tyagaraja ..was reminding Lord Rama for Moksham which He promised.. - exactly a year when he was given sakshatkaram for the saint ..

for such kriti .. How can one .. abring dishonour to the composer, the tradition etc.............

I wonder when will this world of fusion realise ..

The difference between worship and Nonsense ...

That carnatic Music is the,
Invisible light of Moksham guiding Soul to worship of Thee and Union with Ultimatum
I am sorry Unnikrishnan Sir, Your Diction of Ra Ra maintidaka ....

http://www.hummaa.com/music/album/Unni+S+Effusion/28173

The soul no longer rests in you ..

The meaning of this Kriti..

O lord Rama Why forget me .. O raghave.
O lord , one who lives in Char ( moving/ living ) and Achar..Nonliving /Lifeless
and care.. why you donot remember me ..
I thought You only and staunchly believe it s all You only every where ,
this are not on my lips for name sake but in my heart of hearts is the firm belief of YOU my lord ..

I have done penance of you, have wandered ..every where and found that Its YOu only every where ..

I can never think of any one apart from you ..
So why the haste to care this devotte of YOUR Rama

Another Kritis where Tyagaraja Reminds Lord Rama ..
Naadadina mata....

So......

For song Saranam Vijayasaraswathi of album: T N Seshagopalan - M Bhagavathar Krithis2010-10-06 17:57:55
A very rare ragam Vijaya Saraswati ..


For song Manamu Kavalanu of album: T N Seshagopalan - M Bhagavathar Krithis2010-10-06 17:49:37
O mother Bless me with That staunch Purity virtuous character of
always to meditate upon your holy feet,
You dhyanam .. Little is not enough Mother , Bless me more and more like this
It is at times , quite common, once , Bhakta feels your Grace, may be arrogant.. please don't show anger,but Bless this bhakta , by forgiving all my previous ,sins ignorance and all relatively ..
Bahu Abhimaanamu Kaavalenu Talli..
There is no boundary or Limit for mothers Love and affection ..
Am also a kid , some times My heart too got deviated , by getting carried away with worldy pleasures, or lsitening to other people ..
O mother please Bless me the divine boon of COncentration and to meditate on YOU nad YOU only .. no pleasure should dominate beyond this ..

For song Manamu Kavalanu of album: T N Seshagopalan - M Bhagavathar Krithis2010-10-06 17:44:52
Ragam Sahana

pallavi:
mAnamu kAvalenu talli mahiSAsuramardhini abhi

anupallavi:
Anati nI vicciti gAdA ambA nI sannidhi koluva

caraNam:..
parula mATa nammi ceDina pAmaruDu nEnani
vadalaka sarivArula dUruDa dussangamu cErinadencaka
sthiramugA nI caraNasEva cEyuTakanugrahinci
brOvu paramEshvari
harikEsha bhAmini
guha janani bahu

For song Sarasa Dalanayane of album: T N Seshagopalan - M Bhagavathar Krithis2010-10-06 17:29:24
what a beautiful description of Mother Amba , Goddess Saraswati ,In the very eys ..is hidden the whole essence of everythin..Inthose cool eyes.. ,
sakshatkaram of Lord Shiva ..the path is seen ,as you see -- those beautiful eyes are the abode of Divine music and all arts and skills .. Mother Holding Books of all knowledge sasttra and all, Please bless me.. tha path of Moksham ..the worship of Lord Shiva ,through the divine blessing of divine music on me ..

So beautiful .. as I recollect saint Tyagraja's Mokshamu galada .. i

For song Tanam Pallavi Dasarathe Karuna Payonidhe Ina Kula Tilaka of album: T N Seshagopalan - M Bhagavathar Krithis2010-10-04 15:20:19
Ati manoharam

For song Ksheera Sagara (chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar) of album: T N Seshagopalan - M Bhagavathar Krithis2010-10-04 15:05:33
Melodious Devagandhari Ragam and what a kriti ..
O lord Rama is it a must for you to test me .. who believes in you ,
Please come as swift as the wind.. O tarakanama Rama...

This is what I have in my heart , on my lips and soul and all.. Please come soon .. what a bhaktiful rendition

another famous As I recollect on Goddess amba , Parvati devi .. SarasijaNabha Sodari Sankari Pahimam

For song Nanda Nanda of album: Carnatic Vocal Hyderabad Brothers2010-10-04 14:53:03
Melodious

For song Chitrangada - Dance Drama Of Rabindranath Tagore of album: Chitrangada - Musical Opera2010-09-28 21:04:31
A Classic to be cherished for ever

For song Chadhta Sooraj of album: Chitrangada - Musical Opera2010-09-23 01:20:09
Am listening to a great long time to this classsic ..thank you so much

For song I Let The Music Speak of album: The Visitors2010-09-23 01:00:03
CLASSIC

For album: Breathless2010-09-21 22:41:37
MY most loved tracks of Kenny G have been listening since the release of the album.. still never get bored..so beautiful play ..

For song Gajavadana of album: Seven Eleven Rajesh Vaidhya2010-09-19 16:37:44
Ragam Sri Ranjani

For song Varnam of album: Seven Eleven Rajesh Vaidhya2010-09-19 16:30:16
I love this for what to be played in Madram he played in taara stai where as the one in tara stai swara in Mandram ..a novelty way ..

For song Lalit of album: Seven Eleven Rajesh Vaidhya2010-09-17 16:16:12
Raga Lalit

One of my most favourites of Hindustani ragas

as the name is described for serene and devoitional of early morning times.. so beautiful.. Ultimate ..description of dawn , sunrise, an hours is not sufficient , but this is a wonderful description By Pandit JI ..

listening to this Raag I recollect a beautiful song ..

Ek shahenshah ne banwaake haseen Taj mahal ..
Sari duniya Ko Mohabbat ki Nishaani di hi
Jiske saaye mein sadaa pyar ke charche honge...

http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit03052001/musicarts.asp

A prAchina rAga, Lalit is among the most influential members of the Hindustani community, for in it is embedded the seminal idea of the two madhyams, placed cheek by jowl, in intimate melodic communion. The quintessence of Lalit and its associated Raganga - LalitAnga - is the interaction and coupling of the two madhyams. Subject to the type of dhaivat employed, Lalit is placed in either the Marwa thAT - if shuddha D - or in the Poorvi thAT - if komal d; Marwa and Poorvi thATs are, respectively, the Gamanashrama and Kamavardhini melakartAs of the Carnatic paddhati. The shuddha dhaivat Lalit held sway in earlier times; in fact, Bhatkhande treats it as the canonical Lalit. The au courant Lalit employs the komal dhaivat and will be the focus of our discussion here.

Throughout this commentary, M=shuddha madhyam, m=teevra madhyam.

The Poorvi thAT comprises the swara-set: S r G m P d N. Lalit drops the pancham altogether from the Poorvi set and instead recruits and instals the shuddha madhyam as its most powerful swara. The essence of lalitAnga is apprehended in the following passage:

N' r G M, G MmM, G, m G r S

Notice the langhan (skipping) of the shaDaj en route to the shuddha madhyam. The M thus approached is a location for nyAsa and it establishes the rAga's melodic 'centre'. The second madhyam-laden cluster above expresses the core of LalitAnga: the two madhyams are uttered successively and 'talk' to each other. There will be occasion in almost all the clips to eavesdrop on this 'conversation.' The shuddha madhyam, in a nyAsa bahutva role, dominates the proceedings in both the Arohi and avarohi movements. In the interest of brevity, we shall focus on the key ideas; the subsidiary details may be inferred from the adduced recordings. A sample chalan of Lalit is formulated thus:

N' r G M, mM G, m d, mdNS", N r" N d m d mM, m G r S

It should be now obvious to even women and children that Lalit is a complex rAga with a highly vakra build. A grAha bhedam (murchhanA) on the shuddha madhyam leads to an AvirbhAva of the Todi scale. The M-m-M idea of LalitAnga is exploited in several other melodies (eg. Prabhat Bhairav, Bhankar and so on) although it must be emphasized that the mere presense of consecutive madhyams per se does not establish LalitAnga: the key lies in the intonation and punctuation (ucchAraNa, as it is called). For instance, rAgas such as Nand and Kedar deploy consecutive madhyams on occasion but do not exhibit LalitAnga.

For this article we have marshalled a suite of outstanding audio samples, several of them hard to come by. Two film-based numbers inaugurate the proceedings. In both these clips Lata Mangeshkar is paired first with Mohammad Rafi and then with Manna Dey. Her felicity with LalitAnga leaves the two men looking like hapless rookies at a high school musical gathering. First the popular favourite from LEADER, tuned magnificently by Naushad: ek shahenshAh ne banwA ke haseeN Taj Mahal -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/ekshahenshah.ram


From CHACHA ZINDABAD, music by Madan Mohan: preetama darasa dikhAvo -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/preetama.ram




The touchstone of Lalit in the classical domain, the yardstick by which every other Lalit is measured (and mostly discarded), is this recording of Amir Khan, set in vilambit jhoomrA: kahAN jAge rAta -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/amirkhan_lalit.ram


Another Lalit of great merit comes from Kesarbai Kerkar: ghuTana lAge raina -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/kesarbai_lalit.ram


A playful 'Aftab-e-Mausiqui' Faiyyaz Khan: taRapata hooN jaise jal bina meena -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/faiyyaz_lalit.ram


Bade Ghulam Ali Khan erupts in a cannonade of tAnas in hum sanga tum sanga:

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/bgak_lalit.ram


The shuddha dhaivat Lalit of yore is represented by Ulhas Kashalkar. There are occasional flashes of Hindol and Marwa but the main story is once again the presence of LalitAnga:

http://www.sawf.org/audio/lalitagouri/kashalkar_lalit.ram

For song Lalit of album: Seven Eleven Rajesh Vaidhya2010-09-17 14:54:35
The feelings conveyed by the rising sun in the freshness of the awakening mind are faithfully depicted by musicologists in early morning ragas such as raga ‘Lalit’ and raga ‘Bairagi’

Raga Lalit originates from the parent scale (Thaat) Marwa
Raga Lalit is a hexatonic (shadav-shadav) raga in which Pa (pacham) is excluded. The important notes are Ma and Dha.
‘Aroha’ (ascending) : NiRe Ga Ma, Ma’MaGa, Ma’Dha, Sa
‘Avaroha’(descending) : ReNiDha, Ma’DhaMa’MaGa, MaRe, Sa
Raga Bairagi originates from the parent scale (Thaat) Bhairav and it is a pentatonic (auduv-auduv) raga. Important notes are Ma’ and Sa.
‘Aroha’ (ascending) : Sa Re Ma’ Pa Ni Sa
‘Avaroha’(descending) : SaNiPa Ma Re Ni Re Sa

For song Raga Bibhas (santoor) of album: Shubh Prabhat2010-09-17 04:24:38
Serenity of lord of Seven hills, when Sriman Narayana IS sung in Bhowli Raagam..of Saint Annamayya
Similarly.. MelukOvayya ,-- of saint Tyagaraja ..

This tune.. is so beautiful .. Seems like Bowli Ragam of carnatic Ragas

For song Mero Gaam Katha Parey of album: Manthan2010-09-16 01:43:57
truly the place is a true description of this song .. ... even to this day I came across such serenity at pushkar mela and interior Rajasthan . Andhra Pradesh and East coastal region of India ..

For song Mero Gaam Katha Parey of album: Manthan2010-09-16 01:34:20
my most favourite of Folk lore ,just love the times of the ek tara, where the guy used to come playing melodiously ..

For song Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein of album: Gharaonda2010-09-16 01:24:50
wonderful number of my childhood times this track...

For song Nannubrovu Lalitha (unni) of album: Quartet Genius Songs Of Syama Sastri2010-09-15 00:21:51
P: nannu brOvu lalitA
vEgamE cAlaninnu nera nammiyunna
vADugadA bhakta kalpakalatA

A: ninnuvinA evarunnAru gati
jananI ati vEgamE vacci

C1: parAku sEyakanEvacci kRpasalupa rAdA
mORa vinavA parAshaktI gIrvANa vanditapadA
nI bhaktuDanammA santatamu

C2: sarOjabhava kamalanAtha shaHNkarasurEndra nutacaritA
purANi vANI indrANI vandita rANi ahibhUSaNuni rANI

C3: madAtmulaina durAtmajanulanukathalanu
pOgaDi sadA nE varAla cuTTi tirigitivetalanella dIrccivaramOsagi

C4: sumEru maddhya nilayE shyAmakRSNuni sOdari kaumAri umA shrI mInAkSammA shaHNkarIO mahArajHnI rakSiHncuTa kidi samayamu

For song Nagumomu of album: Great Masters Pancharathnam Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan (violin)2010-09-14 22:03:13

As is this beautiful kriti , wonderful alapana , ati manoharam, why not by the great master where coolness is blessed by Almighty himself as he plays ..
in Raag Abheri .. another precious gem of kriti by saint Tyagaraja

Very true,... Please bless me Rama your sakshatkaram , as I await here ardently requesting , praying for a glimpse of htat wonderful beautiful face lit of charms and smiles, ..
Can't you hear my pleae Rama ???????

Pallavi : Nagu momu ganaleni najaali dalachi
nanu bravagarada ..Sri raghu Vara ,... Ni nagumomu ..


Anupallavi

nagarAjadhara nIdu paraivAra lella
ogibOdhana jEsE vAralu gArE yiTu luNDudure

Your darshana bhagyam , when you lifted the Govardhana giri , gopi's and all your devotees sang in praise of you, they followed their duty , those who believe you , can never be away from their daily routines .. as you take care all of them .... undersharan like how you have given sharan by lifting the Govardhangiri...
You pave the path of moksham itself .. why delay my Lord

Charanam :

Khagaraaju Niyaanativini Vega Chanaledo ?
Gaganaanikilagu Bahu Durambani Naado
Jagamele Paramaatma! Evarito Moralidudu
Vagajupagu Taalanu Nannelukora Tyagarajanutani

Garuda.. at a wink of your eye only comes to you and follows your orders, he never complained / had lame excuses.. to execute your orders ..
this saint tyagaraja says, lord if you are saying that Garuda is busy .. then it is unbelievable ..
O lord, please donot haste any more..
please take me underyour sharan, I await here ardently .. .


For song Sarasaksha of album: Great Masters Pancharathnam Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan (violin)2010-09-14 21:39:04
Ragam pantu varali ..

rAgaM: pantuvarALI
tALAM: Adi (2 kaLai)

pallavi

sArasAksha paripAlaya mAmayi
santataM karuNayA jagadIsha !

anupallavi

nIrajAstra janakAdhipa mechaka
nIradAbha karinAyaka bhayahara

charaNaM

1. pAdapAtisama devanikAya harE
shishusoma manohara
phAladesha vilasita mRigamada tilaka
sUtitArigaNa nirupamabala bala-
sodarA.nga harichandana charchita

2. bhogibhoga kalitAtmaknivAsa vibho
vihageshvara vAhana
pUrNa kAma kalidoShavinAshakara
yogijAta hRdayAmbuja lekhana
sAgarAdhila gabhIra murAntaka

3. bhImasevyatama ma.ngaLa lIla mudA
kuru me kushalaM bhava-
bhItinAshana chaNAdbhuta guNa nilaya
bhAminIsamudAshaya mohana
padmanAbha kamalAdharaNivara

Usually, only the third charanam is rendered
(for example, MS has sung this way).
----------------------
I also came across another kriti in raag kamavardhini
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SArasAkSa paripAlaya. rAgA: kAmavardhini. Adi tALA. Composer: Svati Tirunal

pallavi: sArasAkSa paripAlaya mAmayi santatam karuNayA jagadIsha (sArasAkSa)
anupallavi: nIrajAstra janakAdhi mEcaka nIradAbha karinAyaka bhayahara (sArasAkSa)
caraNam 1: pAdapAtisama dEvanikAya harE shishu sOma manOhara bAla dEsha vilasita
mrgamada tilaka sUditArigaNa nirupamabala bala sOdarAnga haricandana carcita (sArasAkSa)
2: bhOgibhOga kalitAtma nivAsa vibhO vihagEshvara vAhana pUrNakAma kalidOSa
vinAshakara yOgijAta hrdayAmbujakElana sAgarAdhika kabhIra murAntaka (sArasAkSa)
3: bhImasEvyatama mangaLalIlamudA kurumE kushalam bhava bhIti nAshana caNAdbhuta
guNa nilaya bhAmini samudayAshaya mOhana padmanAbha kamalAdharanIvara (sArasAkSa)

on this link wonderful discussion of this kriti..

http://forumhub.com/indcmusic/9317.14.34.35.html

For song Raghunatha Nannu of album: Concert Series Voli2010-09-14 02:19:47
O lord Rama this is the time to care me and protect me , Lord ..
Why hesitate , and delay to shower your karuna on me ?
O lord clad in silk robes of orange shade , O karunakara -- ocean of mercy
Please hear to my Plea, O lord with Deer eyes , care this devotee Srinivasa ..

For song Raghunatha Nannu of album: Concert Series Voli2010-09-14 02:13:57
Ragam Suraranjini ..
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S G3 P R2 M1 D2 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S


pallavi

raghunAthA nannu nayamuga nI rakSincuTakidi samayamurA

anupallavi

agha jAlamella harinci bahu AdaraNa sEyu AdidEva

caraNam

kanakAmbaradhara karuNAkara
kamala bhavanuta kari moraliDaga
kanikaramutO kAvalEdA
shrI vanajAkSa shrInivAsa varada

For song Josida Ne Laakh Badhaai of album: Concert Series Voli2010-09-13 18:38:43
Meera is ardently asking her lord to come home to share her Happiness ..
beautiful meera bhajan ,as sweet as Nectar..
Love for lord Krishna , flows like the waters in River Jamuna

For song Invocation To Lord Ganpati of album: Instruments Of India2010-09-10 14:50:27
Mandolin king.. he is .. and always makes close to NAture only the divine world.. shree maha ganapathe Bhajaswamam..
without the grace of Lord Ganesh everything is impossible to happen ..

For song Raag - Raagmala of album: Classical Instrumental Sarod2010-09-08 22:59:40
Beautiful
I recollect the times of the satsang I attended of North India .. So beautiful
Gita saar, life hidden philosophy ..
Awesome ..


For song Raag - Raagmala of album: Classical Instrumental Sarod2010-09-08 22:56:32
beautiful philosophy ,
Any mistakes in the lyrics here , most welcoem to correct me
I have written according to the phonetical way ..
Feel like Gita saar, a Kabir Bhajan or SOme folk way it is
Seems like Punjabi language , of Gurbani of Guru Nanak



sunta hai gyani .. guru Gyani ..
Gagan me awaz horahi
zeeNi zeeni zeeni ..

Sunta Hai guru gyani ..
Paheli aaye ,
Nada bindu se peeche ,
jamaya paani ..
Oh ji
sab ghat pooran
poor gaya hai
poorush - nirbani ho ji
Sunta hai guru gyani gyani ..
Sunta hai ............
Wahan se aaya pata likhaya
trishna tahu ne bhujayi
amrith chodchod
vishaya ko dhaawe ,

ulati aasu asanni ho ji
phasani ho ji

Sunta hai Guru gyani gyani gyani ...

Sunta hai .. sunta hai
Gagan madala mein..
gobiyani --
Boi pe dai jamaya

makahan makhan
santon ne khaya
char jagath
baparani ho ji ..

Sunta hai .. sunta hai .. guru gyani gyani gyani ..
Gagan me awaz ho rahi zeeni zeeni ....

Vildhar ki ek
mandal teese
dinvara saovaraju paani re
gagan mandala mein
ho ujiyala
bole guru mukh baani hoji ..
Sunta hai guru gyani ..

Oham soham Baja Baje
thikuti dham suhani re

ida pingala sukh man naari
suna daya phra ni ho ji pahrani ho ji

Suntahai guru Gyani Gyani ..
Gagan mein awaz ho rahi
Zeeni zeeni ..

Kahe Kabira ..
suno bhai sadhu .

jaye adam ki bani re
Din bhar re jo nazar bhar dekha
agar amar o nishani ho ji ..
Sunta hai guru gyani ..

Gagan mein awaz ho rahi ..

For song Raag - Raagmala of album: Classical Instrumental Sarod2010-09-08 22:40:46
it is not ustadji's original track but awesome tatwam .. beautiful

For song Ramabhakthi of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2010-09-08 00:48:05
the bhakti path definition ..so beautiful

For song Ramabhakthi of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2010-09-08 00:47:25
This kriti-- is an example of those celebrity souls who have beeen crowned .. as The heirs for the Lord rama Bhakti .. All Tyagaraja Pleads is to bless him too ,the same , for it is difficult to describe the qualities of this Bhakta Jana who belong to the kingdom of Ramabhakti ..

For song Sukhakarta Dukhaharta of album: Aarti Sanghrah2010-09-07 18:46:34
Love this very very much , many many memories ,specially of Ganesh chaturthi times

For song Nirmalya Dey of album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-06 20:09:10
beautiful...

For album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-06 20:05:34
how Many times I listen to this album, words fall short to express the happiness I feel at heart..

For album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-06 19:55:20
Shuddadvaita (Sanskrit: śuddhādvaita; pure non-dualism ) is the "purely non-dual" philosophy propounded by Shri Vallabhacharya (1479-1531 CE), the founding philosopher and guru of the Vallabhā sampradāya (tradition of Vallabh) or Puśtimārg (The path of grace), a Hindu Vaishnava tradition focused on the worship of Krishna. Vallabhacharya's pure form (nondualist) philosophy is different from Advaita. The Shrinathji temple at Nathdwara, and compositions of eight poets (aṣṭachap), including Surdas, are central to the worship by the followers of the sect.[1]

Though the tradition originated near Vrindavana in the current Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, in modern times followers of Shuddadvaita are concentrated in the states of Rajasthan and Gujurat.[2]

In the ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge and understanding of reality, the central topic would be describing the Supreme Entity or Brahm. Vedas primarily contain references to the adwait nature of Brahm. However, depending on how a scholar perceives those verses, s/he might see duality— dwait aspect as well. This ambiguity has led to several philosophical traditions in the Indian history, such as:

Adwait vaad or Mayavaad of Shankaracharya
Dwait vaad or Bhedvaad of Madhvacharya
Vishistadwait vaad of Ramanujacharya
Dwaitadwait vaad of Nimbarkacharya
Achintya Bhedabhed vaad of Krishna Chaitanya
Shuddhadwait vaad of Vallabhacharya

Path to bliss in the Kali Yuga
Followers of Vallabhacharya maintain that if one wants to obtain moksha and the bliss given by Krishna, the only path to do so is bhakti. In the Kali Yuga, it is believed that the forms of bhakti mentioned in the scriptures are nearly impossible to practice, so the followers of Vallabhacharya recommend pushti bhakti – obtaining the grace of God for seemingly no reason. This path is called pushti-maarg.

[edit] Atma-nivedana
It is that bhakti which gives itself up body, heart and soul to the cause of God. It is considered to be the fullest expression of what is known as Atma-nivedana (= giving-up of oneself) among the nine forms of bhakti (Nava Vidha Bhakti). It is the bhakti of the devotee who worships God not for any reward or presents but for His own sake. Such a devotee goes to Goloka after leaving this body and lives in eternal bliss enjoying the sports of the Lord. The classical example of this complete self-effacement is that of the cow-herdesses towards Krishna. They spoke no word except prayer and they moved no step except towards Krishna. Their supreme-most meditation was on the lotus-feet of Krishna.Thus it is by God's grace alone that one can obtain release from bondage and attain Krishna's heaven, Goloka.

[edit] Ashta-chaap
Eight disciples of Vallabhacharya are called the ashta-chaap (eight reprints). Foremost among them was Surdas, the blind poet of Agra.

These are Surdas, Krushnadas, Paramanand, Kumbhandas, Chaturbhuj, Nanddas, Chhitswami, Govinddas.

[edit] Shuddhadwait Martand
Shuddhadwait is defined more thoroughly in verse 27-28 from Shuddhadwait Martand:

शुद्धाद्वैतापदे ज्ञेय: समास: कर्मधारय: I

अद्वैतं शुद्धयो: प्राहुः षष्ठी तत्पुरुषमं बुधा: II

मायासंबंधरहितमं शुद्धमित्युच्यते बुधै: I

कार्यकरणरूपमं हि शुद्धं ब्रह्म न मायिकम़् II [5]

"It is Karmdharay samaas : Shuddham ch tat adwaitam (The Pure and its non-dualism). Or, it is the Shashti Tatpurush samaas Shuddhyoh adwaitam (The Non-dual is pure). In this system, the combination of Maya with Brahm is done away with; therefore the cause of this world is not Brahm covered by Maya. But the pure Brahm and only pure Brahm is the effect and cause of this world."[6]

For album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-06 19:53:14
A nice book of Vallabha cult here

http://books.google.ca/books?id=GwQ7UxPc8dcC&pg=PA237&lpg=PA237&dq=nanddas&source=bl&ots=JsB1sfrGoH&sig=8fXPjGTPV19jzYPDWBLqrIL4o-Q&hl=en&ei=7DeFTMniDpPUngeJlM39AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=13&ved=0CEkQ6AEwDA#v=onepage&q=nanddas&f=false

For album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-06 19:46:23
http://pakhawaj.wordpress.com/author/pakhawaj/page/2/

http://pushtimarg.wordpress.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuddhadvaita

and lots more of Haveli sangeeth here of the origin and much more ..

For song Raga : Lalit of album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-04 13:21:42
Awesome music

For song Prat Samay of album: Krishna Seva - Shri Nathji Ke Ashtchhap Kirtan - Haveli Sangeet - 22010-09-03 17:42:46
Must have listened to this atleast >100 hundreds of times.. but still words fall short to describe the serenity of that beautiful place and Bhajans and all

For song Sri Lakshmi Sahasrnama Stothram of album: Sree Lakshmi Sahasranama Stothram2010-09-03 16:18:37
nice rendition.. feel as if I am listening in a temple or a river bank in the morning so serene

For song Neerada Samaneela Krishna of album: Thaye Yeshoda Oothukadu Krithis (classical Vol-6)2010-09-02 17:48:33
Sri sankaran Namboodri reniditon is always apt ,and wonderful rendition ,
so far I listened many singing in a different way .. jayanti sri ragam

For song Bhajan - Jogiya Se Preet Kiya of album: Kishori Amonkar In Concert2010-08-31 16:23:12
in each and every meera's Message is ..Love of Girirdhar , the immortal Love ..
the path of salvation ..
it is really very hard to win the heart of a small baby or a local pigeon only ,
imagine how one should worship to see that Lord..

For song Raga : Sindhura of album: Kishori Amonkar In Concert2010-08-30 23:13:53
what a classic its here once again .. i hardly come across this class now a days..
purity and divinity

For song Raga : Bhairavi of album: Kishori Amonkar In Concert2010-08-30 23:08:39
Awesome music

For song Meditation Music For Harmonizing The Air Element of album: Tatwa Air2010-08-30 22:52:03
we do not know the value of Mother as long as we are with HER,
Never did I realize the value of fresh Breeze till I left my Paradise..
This track..a wonderful attempt to feel the beautiful nature of earth ..

so pure and divine .. Morning breeze of the mountains, the green valleys,
the roaring sounds of waves crushing the shore in rhythm
as the air soothes the sound to gentle firm ..relaxing way
wishing you a bright morning
a Good Morning

For song Sawan De Rahyan Jora Re of album: Kishori Amonkar-mharo Pranam2010-08-24 16:01:58
As sweet as Meera's Devotion towards Lord Krishna ..

For song Nee Vera Kuladhanamu of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-08-22 20:06:09
beautiful in Ragam begada ..

Lord! You are the chosen deity of our family. Are you not the very breath for my life? I crave your pardon for not having realized your indispensablity to me. I now bank on your mercy to accept me as a potential devotee. O Madhava! One joined with Sita and Lakshmana! Bestower of auspiciosness! Possessor of history full of truth! Protector of vedic rites of Vishvamitra! intimate with Anjaneya, son of Vayu! One surrounded by people seeking refuge! Worshipped by Brahma! O terrible sun that melts the dew of sins of the virtuous! One having a voice clear and bold like thunder! One indomitable Hero in warfare with demons! O Raghava! Supreme amongst all! O Radiant! One who destroyed effortlessly with hands, the mighty Ravana, the king of Lanka! One who resides in the pure heart of Tyagaraja! One who has the sun and the moon for eyes! Lord of Janaki! You are the chosen deity of our family.

pallavi

nIvEra kuladhanamu santatamu nIvEra jIvanamu

anupallavi

Ivarakunu teliyakunna nA nEramu dEvara kSama cEsi dayatO nElukOrA

caraNam 1

mAdhava sItAvarAnuja sahita mangaLakara paramAdbhuta carita
gAdhiyAga samrakSaNa satata gatijApta natajanAvrta vidhi vinuta

caraNam 2

sujana nicaya pApa hima caNDa susvarajita ghanarava mAdhurya
ajamukhAri samara nirupama shaurya Ananda kanda sundara suravarya

caraNam 3

rAghava sarvAnnata svaprakAsha ramaNIyakara patita lankEsha
tyAgarAja vara hrdaya nivEsha tarani shashAnka lOcana janakIsha

For song Lavanya Raama of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-08-22 20:04:05
wonderful usage of Lavanya Rama
Ati Lavanya Rama
Divya Lavanya Rama .. by the great saint

For song Lavanya Raama of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-08-22 20:02:27
pallavi
( Ati ) lAvaNya rAma kannulAra jUDavE ati

anupallavi
shrI vanita citta kumuda sItakara shatAnanyaja

caraNam
nI manasu, nI sogasu, nI dinusu
vErE tAmasa mATa deivamEla tyAgarAjanuta divya

For song Ekambrasa of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-08-22 19:26:30
Ragam SuddhaSaveri .. beautiful...
Bless me O divine mother Kamakshi ..

P: EkAmrEshanAyikE shivE shrI kAmAkSi pAhimAm

A: EkAmrEsha gRhEshvari shaHNkari shAtOdari sadbhakta vashaHNkari

C: kAmajanaka mOhita pUrNaphalE kAmakalE vimalE karakamalE pAmarajanapAlini guruguhajanani shuddhasAvErInutanandini

For song Nee Satti of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-08-22 19:19:23
Ragam Sri Ranjani .. beauitful..
very true , I staunchly not only believed , but have come to conclusion, no other Lord is in equal to You O Vasudeva ..

Pallavi
nī sāṭi daivamu-endu lēdu-ani marulukoṇṭirā
nīdānarā nannu-ēlarā mrokkērā

Anupallavi
vāsavādyamarulella vamri svarūpametti
1vāsudēvu garvamaṇaci varusagānamaru
śrī-pura vāsa dāsa cidvilāsa valmīkēśa jagadīśa

Muktayi Svara Sahityam
nī mīda nē migula valapu solapu 2talapu kolupu
manambutō nijambugā bayalu-dēri hoyalu mīri
celimi kōri valacinānu birāna bahu varālosagu

For song Meenalochana of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-08-22 18:47:04
Ragam Dhanyasi

For song Kannan Varugindra of album: Golden Marvels2010-08-22 14:09:07
raagam: maanji
20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 P M1 P G2 R2 S

For song Kannan Varugindra of album: Golden Marvels2010-08-22 14:06:52
love this song very much, though I don't know the meaning of it .. love the very tune of it

For song Brindavana Nilaye of album: Krishna Maadhuryam2010-08-22 13:57:24
Ragam Reetigowla.. beautiful

brndAvana nilayE. rAgA: rItigauLa. Adi tALA.

P: brndAvana nilayE rAdhE brnda hAratara
krSNa manOhari ninditEndu mukha bimba kalAdhari
(samaSTi caraNa)
shrngAra rasOllAsa caturE
shrIranga krSNa vadanAmbuja
madhupE rAsa maNDala madhyE
ati tEja mangaLa nityE
rati kOTi sundara citrE
nandagOpa kumAra caritrE
janita makaranda sugandha
parimaLa kusumAkara lalitE
vasudEva dEvaki nanda mukunda gOvinda kALinga nartana rasikE
takkiTa taddhimi tattari tajjhaNu tAm
sA ni dha ma gA ri sa ni takkiTa taddhimi tattari tajjhaNu tAm
kiTatOm dhIngiNatOm
tadhIngiNa tOm tAm dhingiNa tOm tAm tAm
dhIngiNa tOm tAm tAm
dhIngiNa tOm tAm dhIngiNatOm tAm tAm
dhIngiNa tOm tAm tAm
dhIngiNa tOm tata jhaNu
tadingiNa tOm tak tadingiNa tOm taka tika tadhingiNa tOm tAm
ga ga ma ri ga ma sa ga ri ga ma
*ni *ni sa ga ri ma ni ni sa sa nI sa sa ri sA ;
ghiNatOm taghiNatOm tadhighiNatOm taka tadhighiNatOm
taka tika tadhighiNatOm

For song Sri Vignarajam Bhaje of album: Swagatham Krishna2010-08-22 13:27:53
my most favourites on Lord Ganesh

For song Sree Neelothpala Naayike of album: Sree Neelothpala Naayike - Dr.m.balamuralikrishna2010-08-11 23:17:28
for some kritis like this even after lsitening to 1000 times too we still fall short of words to praise for the thirst is never full of hearing to this rendition

For album: Sree Neelothpala Naayike - Dr.m.balamuralikrishna2010-08-11 23:06:37
feel to listen more and more to this awesome rendition of shree NiLotpala Nayike .. .. Aha ..atimanoharam ..
some ragas the very start take you into ultimate Bliss of Bhakti Path .. and this kriti is a small example .. Shri dikshitar kritis when rendered flawless .. eyes close with beauty of it..
these compositions can be said unless the Sakshtakaram of Devi Herself ..
Am not a poet , nor a devotee , a Pamara ....
All I see is Her Grace ... and how Shri Dikshitar praises even great saints of Music too ..

For song Sree Neelothpala Naayike of album: Sree Neelothpala Naayike - Dr.m.balamuralikrishna2010-08-11 21:29:12
Ragam Nari Reetigowla .. Beautiful .. O Amba .. Jagadamba..

For song Mamavasadha of album: Paramapurusha Jagadeeswara (swathithirunal Krithis Classical Vol-8)2010-08-04 14:03:42
pallavi

mAmava sadA janani mahiSAsura sUtani (amba)

anupallavi

sOma bimba manOhara sumukhi sEvakAkhila kAma dAna nirata kaTAkSa vilAsini (amba)

caraNam 1

pura vimata vadana pankEruha madhupE nArada mukha maunI nikara gEya caritE
SarasIruhAsanAdi sura samudaya maNi cAru mauLi virAjita caraNAmbuja yugaLE

caraNam 2

kanaka bhAsura divya kalApa rAjita gAtri vanaruha daLATErapa vibhanjana ruci nEtri
munigaNa sammOhana mAnanIya mrduhAsE vinata jana kalpakavallari giri sutE

caraNam 3

kurumE kushalam sadA kamalanAbhAnujE niravadhi bhava khEda nivAraNa niradE
cArunUtana ghana sadrusharAjita vENi dAruNa danujALi dAraNa paTucaritE

Meaning: by P.T. Rajalakshmi
Oh MOther ! The destroyer of Mahishasura, always protect me. Your face is lovely like the disc of the moon. Your glances shower boons on those who serve you.

You are the honey bee hovering the lotus face of Shiva. Your story is sung by a host of Rishis like Narada. you are worshipped by Brahma and the host of celestrals. Your locks shine with the crescent moon and your pair of feet are like lotuses.

Your body is shining like gold. Your eyes put to shame the pride of lotus petals. your soft sunile bewitch the heart of Rishis. You are the Kalpaka tree to those who worship you. Oh the daughter of mountains! Oh sister of Padmanabha! Give the happiness. you are engaged in removing the sorrows of the samsara.your hair is lovely like fresh cloud. you have the glory like an expert in destroying the wicked demons.

For song Mohanam of album: Navarasa Navaraga2010-08-04 01:23:00
beautiful .. music

For song Evarura of album: Samarpanam2010-08-04 01:14:54
I have never come across any where they play all the four stanzas
my most beautiful lyric in Mohanam like Nannupalimpa.. a contrast in the same raga by the great saint ..
naa
evarUraa ninu vinaa
raagam: mOhanam
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P G3 R2 S

taaLam: caapu
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

evarUrA ninnu vinA gati mAku

anupallavi

savana rakSaka nityOtsava sItApati

caraNam 1

rAdA nAdupai nI daya vinarAdA muravairi gAdA daya balka
rAdA idi mariyAd nAtO vAdamA nE bhEdamA mAku

caraNam 2

rAka nannEca nyAyamA parAkA nEnaNTE hEyamA rAma rAka-
shashimukha nI kAshinciti sAku mA puNya shlOkamA mAku

caraNam 3

shrIshAri ganArAtivi nA dAsa teliyaka bOtivi ApagEshArcita
pAlitEsha nA prakAshamA sva prakAshamA mAku

caraNam 4

rAjA bigu nIkElarA tyAgarAjArcita tALajAlarA rAja I jAlamu
sEya rAja brOva sankOcamA sura bhUjamA mAku




For song Varnam (own Version) of album: Mohana Murali2010-08-03 22:08:21
This lyrics is truly very very mesmerising

Ninnukoriyunnanura
Nikhiloka nayaka

Nannupalimpa
samayamidera
Sannutanga srinivasa



For song Raghunayayaka of album: Sri Raghuvara Vol I2010-08-03 03:56:21
Very beautiful.. it is impossible O! lord to leave your Lotus feet ,,
that my world,everything for me ..
this kriti resembles to a famous Ganesh kriti
Vinayaka nini vina brocutaku ..
Sree Veena kuppaiyer kriti

For song Mamava Pattabhi of album: Sri Raghuvara Vol I2010-08-01 20:12:24
Yes a very very beautiful Ragam is Manirangu and also this kriti..
I could come across some kritis of Saint Tyagaraja here

nIku sari evarUrA - T
rAnidhi rAdu - T
but I couldn't trace on net , for they are very rarely sung .
There is also a set of kritis .. Manirangu kritis too which I'm in search Of..

For song Vagaladi Javali of album: The Maestro & The Disciple - Vol. 22010-07-31 18:17:50
Ragam Behag

http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/bihaag/bihag.html

Description

This rag is very popular. Some common songs in this rag are "Boliye Surali Boliyan", "Hamare Dil Se Na Jana Dhokna Na Khana", and "Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet". It is a late night rag (9:00pm-midnight) of audav-sampurna jati. Its strong characteristic is the use of both madhyams. Opinion differs as to which Ma should be given prominence. The orthodox approach is to give importance to the shuddha Ma. However, more modern interpretations tend to give importance to the tivra Ma. It is this emphasis on tivra Ma which causes some musicians to assign this rag to Kalyan that.

Bihag has a moderately complex structure. This is due to the large number of rags which use both madhyams. One must pay particular attention to the pakad or else one may impinge upon Hamir, Yaman Kalyan, Kedar, or any of a number of related rags. The swarup (pakad) is Pa Má Ga Ma Ga. For those who still adhere to the vadi / samvadi theory, it has been suggested that the vadi is Ga and the samvadi is Ni. The Re and Dha are not used in the arohana but are used in the avarohana.


For song Meevalla Gunadosha of album: The Maestro & The Disciple - Vol. 22010-07-31 17:50:50
This is a wonderful kriti from the great saint
Raga Kapi ..
.. the gita Saar, of the miseries what we experience is the result of the past deed and karmas of Man himself only ...

O Lord SrI rAma? O Lotus petal eyed! O Effulgent Lord whose Lotus Feet are praised by this tyAgarAja!
What is the fault because of You?
Rather, all faults are because of me only.
If the gold is not highly pure, why grumble and blame the goldsmith?
If one’s daughter is unable to bear labour pain, why be angry with the son-in-law?
Having failed to give charity to deserving persons and having failed to perform worship of the Lord in any (of the previous) births, why blame the Gods (for one’s fate)?
My mind and my attachments made me languish; therefore, what is the fault because of You?


Nothing is your fault O Rama , All is fruit of my Karma only says Tyagaraja

pallavi: mIvalla guNadOSamEmi shrI rAma
anupallavi: nAvallanE gAni naLina daLa nayama
caraNam 1
bangAru bAguga padivanne gAkuNTE
angalArcuvu battunADukO nEla

caraNam 2
tana tanaya prasava vEdana kOrva lEkuNTE
anaya ullunIpai ahankAra baDa nEla
caraNam 3
E janmamuna pAtra merigi dAnambika pUjinca
maraci vElpula nADukO nEla
caraNam 4
nA manasu nA prEma nanna laya jEsina
rAjillu shrI tyAgarAjanuta caraNa

P What (Emi) is the fault (guNa dOshamu) (dOshamEmi) because of You (mIvalla), O Lord SrI rAma?

A O Lotus (naLina) petal (daLa) eyed (nayana)! Rather (kAni), all (faults) are because of me only (nAvallnE); what is the fault because of You, O Lord SrI rAma?

C1 If the gold (bangAru) is not (gAkuNTE) highly (bAguga) pure (padivanne) (literally fine-gold),
why (Ela) grumble and (angalArcucu) blame (ADukonu) the goldsmith (battu) (battunADukOnEla)?
What is the fault because of You, O Lord SrI rAma?

C2 If one’s (tana) daughter (tanaya) is unable to bear (Orva lEkuNTE) labour (prasava) pain (vEdanaku) (vEdanakOrva),
why (Ela) be much (anaya) angry (ahankAra paDu) (paDanEla) with (pai) the son-in-law (alluDu) (allunipai) (anayayallunipai)?
What is the fault because of You, O Lord SrI rAma?

C3 Having failed to give (Ika) charity (dAnambu) (dAnambIka) to deserving persons (pAtramu erigi) (literally knowing the worth of the donee) (pAtramerigi) and
having failed (maraci) (literally forgotten) to perform worship (pUjinca) of the Lord
in any (E) (of the previous) births (janmamuna),
why (Ela) blame (ADukonu) (ADukOnEla) the Gods (vElpulanu) (vElpulanADukOnEla) (for one’s fate)?
What is the fault because of You, O Lord SrI rAma?

C4 My (nA) mind (manasu) and my (nA) attachments (prEma) made (jEsina) me (nannu) languish (alaya) (nannalaya);
O Effulgent (rAjillu) Lord whose Lotus Feet (caraNa) are praised (nuta) by this tyAgarAja!
What is the fault because of You, Lord SrI rAma?

O Lord SrI rAma? O Lotus petal eyed! O Effulgent Lord whose Lotus Feet are praised by this tyAgarAja!
What is the fault because of You?
Rather, all faults are because of me only.
If the gold is not highly pure, why grumble and blame the goldsmith?
If one’s daughter is unable to bear labour pain, why be angry with the son-in-law?
Having failed to give charity to deserving persons and having failed to perform worship of the Lord in any (of the previous) births, why blame the Gods (for one’s fate)?
My mind and my attachments made me languish; therefore, what is the fault because of You?

For song Raag Parameshwari of album: Alla Rakha2010-07-29 14:53:19
Awesome

For song Gadyam of album: Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham2010-07-29 12:53:40
Om Namo Venkatesaya Namaha

For song Nijamarmamulanu of album: Master Piece Vol I (m.s.gopalakrishnan & M.g.narmada)2010-07-19 15:53:03
nija marmamula-umAbharaNaM

In the kRti ‘nija marmamulanu’ – rAga umAbharaNaM, SrI tyAgarAja asks why the Lord is deluding even those who are devoted to chanting His names.

P nija marmamulanu telisina vArini
nIv(a)layincEd(1E)makO 2rAma

A aja gaja rakshaka 3gaja carm(A)mbar-
(A)di 4daiva bhEdamula lIla kalga jEsina nI (nija)

C Sruti SAstra purANa-5vid(A)di
6shaNmata nishThula 7nAma parAdula
8kshiti patulan kumatulugA jEsina
9kshEma tyAgarAja nuta SrI 10manOhara (nija)

Gist
O Lord rAma! O Lord who has stolen the heart of lakshmI - praised by this tyAgarAja!

I know not why You make even those who have understood (Your) true secrets languish?

I know not why You make even those languish who have understood Your true secrets - who created the grand sport of differences of deities of brahmA, vishNu and Siva?

I know not why You make even those languish who have understood the true secrets of Your joy in deluding -
(a) those learned in vEdAs, SAstra, epics etc.,
(b) those dedicated to six-fold forms of worship,
(c) those devoted to chanting of Your names, and
(d) the kings?

Word-by-word Meaning

P O Lord rAma! I know not why (EmakO) You (nIvu) make even those (vArini) who have understood (telisina) (Your) true (nija) secrets (marmamulanu) languish (alayincEdi) (nIvalayincEdEmakO)?

A O Lord rAma! I know not why You make even those languish who have understood Your (nI) true secrets - who
created (kalga jEsina) the grand sport (lIla) of differences (bhEdamula) of deities (daiva) of –
brahmA (aja), vishNu – the protector (rakshaka) of gajEndra – the elephant (gaja) and (Adi) (literally etc.) Siva – one who has elephant (gaja) skin (carma) as his garment (ambara) (carmAmbarAdi)?

C O Lord rAma! I know not why You make even those languish who have understood the true secrets of Your joy (kshEma) (literally comfort) in deluding (kumatulugA jEsina) (literally making fools of) –
those learned (vid) in vEdAs (SrUti), SAstra, epics (purANa) etc. (Adi) (vidAdi),
those dedicated (nishThula) to six-fold forms of worship (shaNmata), those devoted (parAdula) to chanting of Your names (nAma), and
those kings – Lords (patulan) of the Earth (kshiti)?
O Lord who has stolen (hara) the heart (manas) (literally mind) (manOhara) of lakshmI (SrI) - praised (nuta) by this tyAgarAja!

Notes –
Variations –
1 – EmakO – EmokO. The word 'EmakO' is appearing in the kRti 'rAma nannu brOva' – rAga harikAmbhOji also. Therefore, the same word has been accepted here also.

The word ‘EmakO’ (or 'EmokO') is not found in the dictionary. From the context, it is clear that it means ‘for what reason’. The nearest word is ‘EmiTiko’ meaning ‘I know not why’. May be this is the colloquial version of ‘EmiTikO’.

2 – rAma – SrI rAma.

4 – daiva – gauNa : In the present context, ‘daiva’ seems to be appropriate. In fact, 'gauNa' may be an interpolation.

5 – vidAdi – vivAdi - vidhAdi. In the present context, ‘vidAdi’ is the appropriate word.

8 – kshiti patulan ku-matulugA - kshiti patulankumatulgA – kshitipatulangamatulugA : 'kshiti patulan ku-matulugA' is the appropriate word.

9 – kshEma – SrIda. In the present context, ‘kshEma’ seems to be appropriate for connecting to the pallavi.

10 – manOhara – manOhara nI.

References –
3 – gaja carmAmbara – elephant skin as garment - Refers to slaying of gajAsura by Lord Siva

6 – shaNmata – six-fold forms of worship – Siva, vishNu, Sakti, kumAra, gaNapati, sUrya.

Comments -
7 – nAma parAdula – those devoted to chanting of Your names. Here, 'Adulu' does not necessarily mean 'etc' or 'and others'.

8 - kumatulugA jEsina – made fools – In the kRti 'manasA mana sAmarthyamEmi' – rAga vardhani, SrI tyAgarAja mentions two specific instances of how the Lord (rAma) cast His spell of illusion to change the course of events – (1) the decision of King daSratha to make rAma as crown prince thwarted by the very agency of kaikEyi who was otherwise well-disposed towards rAma, and (2) the stance of sugrIva who had given up hope of ever getting back his family deprived of by his elder brother vAli. But for these two instances, the purpose of divine incarnation might not have been accomplished.

This is in keeping with the statement of Lord in SrImad-bhagavad-gItA (Chpater 7) about the inexorable nature of mAyA –

daivI hyEshA guNamayI mama mAyA duratyayA
mAmEva yE prapadyantE mAyAm-EtAM taranti tE 14

"Verily this divine illusion of Mine, constituted of the guNAs, is difficult to cross over; those who devote themselves to Me alone, cross over this illusion." (Translation by Swami Swarupananda)

However, SrI tyAgarAja states that even those devoted to the Lord (nAma parAdulu) have not been spared by the illusion of the Lord – that is, in fact, the thrust of this kRti – nija marmamulanu telisina vArini nIvu alayincEdi – You make even those who understand the truth (and adopt the path of bhakti) to languish – why?

For song Nijamarmamulanu of album: Master Piece Vol I (m.s.gopalakrishnan & M.g.narmada)2010-07-19 15:49:08
one of the rare raga's Umabharanam . but more fascinating of this composition is how nicely Saint Tyagraja once again in his question to Lord Rama , clearly describes .. the Leela of Jagadananda Karak, The illusion in the wheel of time .. relating to various celestial , Gods, Devotess and all ..
nijamarmamulanu
raagam: umaabharaNam
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 P M1 R2 G3 M1 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

nija marmamulanu delisina vArini nI valayinci dEmAkO

anupallavi

aja gaja rakSaka gaja carambarAdi gauna bhEdamula lIla galga jEsina nI

caraNam

shruti shAstra purANa vidhAdi shanmata niSTula nAmaparAdhula kSiti patulan-
kumatulugA jEsina kSEma tyA tyAgarAjanuta shrI manOhara nI

For song Dhayarani of album: The Divine Trinity - Vocal - Vol. 52010-07-18 15:22:40
Very True, Lord Rama is truly a dear Friend of saint Tyagaraja only ..
What a beautiful relationship

For song Dhayarani of album: The Divine Trinity - Vocal - Vol. 52010-07-18 15:20:44
Melodious Mohana Ragam ..
Beautiful kritis Saint Tyagaraja gave in this ragam ..
endukO bAga teliyadu - T
Evarura ninu vina,
mati matiki
Shubha mangalam
nanu palimpa

Rama Rama Rama
VedaVakya Mani...I have been searching for this kriti ..

but couldn't trace on net so far ..

dhayaraani dhayaraanee
raagam: mOhanam
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

dayarAnI dayarAnI dAsharathI rAma

caraNam 1

vivarimpa daramA raghuvIrAnandamunu rAma

caraNam 2

talacitE mEnella pulakarincEnu rAma

caraNam 3

kanugona nAnandamai kannIru nindEnu rAma

caraNam 4

caraNa kaugili vELa celagi maimaracEnu rAma

caraNam 5

centanuNDaga nAdu cintalu tolagEnu rAma

caraNam 6

Asincu vELa jagamanta trNamAyEnu rAma

caraNam 7

marma hInula gUDa karmamana naiyyEni

caraNam 8

tanakai shrI rAmavatAra mettitivO

caraNam 9

nAvaNTi dAsula brOva veDalitivO

caraNam 10

mUdu mUrtula gAdi mUlamu nIvE rAma

caraNam 11

shrI tyAgarAjuni celikADu nIve rAma

Meaning:
May your grace descend on me! May your compassion descend on me. Rama, son of Dasharatha. Raghuvira. Is it possible for me to describe my delight? THe mere thought of you sends a thrill through me. Mere Darshana of you fills my eyes with tears of joy. When I am devoted to you, the world shrinks to insignificance. When I clasp your feet, I forget myself, transported with joy. Your proximity dispels sorrows. Being forced to associate with me who are not aware of your worth is my destiny. I wonder if you incarnated as Rama just for me, to redeem me or devotees like me! You are the source and supreme God of the Trinity and also the bosom friend of Tyagaraja.





For song Bhavayani of album: Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatham2010-07-18 15:02:39
http://www.karnatik.com/c1001.shtml

For song Om Namo Narayana And Om Sri Venkatesaya Namaha of album: Chantings (instrumnetal)2010-07-15 05:43:12
beautiful album,
feels like at Tirumala only

For song Sarigamapadani Padeda of album: Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna (varuga Varuga)2010-07-14 18:29:27
This I Heard Long time back ,
But i feel this is a particular style of RTP Pallavi Singing , cannot identify which style it is ...May be I might be wrong too

Will be glad if any one can say some nice info of this
Thanx n Regards.. Grace

For song Surya Mandalaashtak Mantras of album: Surya Upasana2010-07-13 01:21:07
Surya Mandala Ashtakam
[The octet on the Solar Universe]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Hereis a unique prayer not to the sun but the solar system. Though Sun hasbeen worshipped as God by many religions, possibly this is a uniqueprayer about the Solar system. I do not know who composed it. Though itis called an octet, actually there are eleven stanzas along with anintroductory prayer.)

Nama Savithre jagdekha chakshushe,
Jagat prasoothi sthithi nasa hethave,
Traayimayaya trigunathma dharine,
Virinchi Narayana sankarathmane. 1

Salutations to the Sun God,
Who is eye that sees the entire universe,
Who is the cause of birth, upkeep and destruction of the universe,
Who is the soul of the Vedas,
And who is Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma.

Yanmandalam deepthikaram visalam,
Rathnaprabham theevramanadhi roopam,
Daridrya dukha kshaya karanam cha,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 2

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is the source of the light,
Which is very wide, shines like gems,
Which is very hot and very ancient,
And destroys sorrows and poverty.

Yanmandalam devaganai supoojitham,
Viprai sthutham, bhavana mukthi kovidam,
Tham deva devam pranamami sooryam,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 3

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is worshipped by all devas,
Which is praised by Brahmins,
And Which is the cause of salvation,
And I also salute the God of Gods, the Sun.

Yanmandalm jnanaganam thwagamyam,
Trilokhya poojyam trigunathma roopam,
Samastha thejo maya divya roopam,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 4

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is filled with wisdom,
Which is very difficult to reach,
Which is worshipped in all the three worlds,
Which is the soul of the three states,
And which has the ever shining form in entirety.

Yanmandalam gudamathi prabodham,
Dharmasya vrudhim kuruthe jananaam,
Yath sarva papa kshaya karanam cha,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 5

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which blesses people with the secret knowledge,
Of the soul and the concept of Dharma,
And which is the cause of destruction of all sins.

Yanmandalam vyadhi vinasa daksham,
Yadrug yaju sama su samprageetham,
Prakasitham yena cha bhoorbhuvaswa,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 6

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is capable of destroying all diseases,
Which is being praised by Yajur, Rik and Sama Vedas,
And which is the cause of light in earth, bhuvar* and suvar* lokas.
*Among the seven lokas, these are above the earth.

Yanmandalam veda vido vadanthi,
Gayanthi yascharana sidha sangha,
Yad yogino yoga jusham cha sangha,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 7

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is being praised by experts in Vedas,
Which is being sung and praised by Sidhas* and Charanas*,
And which is meditated upon by Yogis and learners of yoga.
* legendary singers of the heaven.

Yanmandalam sarva janeshu poojitham,
Jyothischa kuryadiha marthya loke,
Yath kala kalpa kshaya karanam cha,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 8

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is worshipped by all people,
Which provides light to the earth of men,
Which is the cause of time, eons and their destruction.

Yanmandalam viswa srujaam prasidham ,
Uthpathi raksha pralaya prgathbham,
Yasmin jagath samharethe akhilam cha,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 9

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is famous even among progenitors of the universe,
Which is the cause of birth , protection and deluge,
And which is also the cause of destruction of the universe.

Yanmandalam sarva jagathasya vishno,
Athmaa param dhama vishudha thathwam,
Sookshmantharai yoga padanugamyam,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 10

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is the soul and the holy meaning,
Of Vishnu who pervades everywhere,
And which can be approached by wise men through yoga.

Yanmandalm Veda padhopageetham,
Yad yoginaam yoga padhanu gamyam,
Thath sarva vedam pranamami suryam,
Punathu maam That savithur varenyam. 11

May I be protected by the solar universe,
Which is being sung by all stanzas of Veda,
Which can be realized by yogis by yogic methods,
And which is the Sun which is worshipped by all Vedas.

Phala Sruthi

Mandalashtakam idham punyam yath padeth sathathan nara,
Sarva papa vishudhatma, suya loke maheeyathe.

Benefit of recitation
The man who reads this holy octet of the solar system,
Will get rid of all his sins and will reach the world of the Sun.

For song Karthikeya of album: Aruna Sayeeram 22010-07-10 22:56:41

16 cakravAkam janya
Aa: S G3 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P G3 S

source :

http://rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3781

For song Karthikeya of album: Aruna Sayeeram 22010-07-10 22:54:54
Ragam Valaji .. a rare ragam ..

kArtikEya kamalEkSaNa. rAgA: valaji. Adi tALA. Composer: V.V.Shrivatsa.

P: kArtikEya kamalEkSaNa shiva suta varashikhi vAhana
A: gajAnana anuja bhava bhESaja kAmitArtha phala dAyaka rakSaka
C: SaDAnana karuNAkara SaDkONa pITha sthitakara SaNmata andara kaumAra dharma varthaka
sura sEnAnAyaka dEvEsha manOranjaka shrtajana pAlaka shrIvatsa dAsa pOSaka dOSa nivAraka hE

For song Soundarajam of album: Golden Collections2010-07-10 22:25:33
this kriti ..is even more beautiful than Rangapuravihara.. what can I say .. Soundara Rajam..I wish a small place at your feet, a beautiful kingdom it is .. for your divine , beautiful and heavenly blissfull
none beyond this

For song Soundarajam of album: Golden Collections2010-07-10 22:23:07
Aha soo beautiful... another great lyrics by Shree Muthuswamy Dikshitar in the same ragam of Sri ranga Pura Vihara .. .. A beautiful Kingdom It Is my Lord ..Your Abode is ..

Pallavi:
saundara rAja mAshrayE
gaja bRndAvana sAraHNga varada rAjam

Anupallavi::
nanda nandana rAjam nAga pattana rAjam
sundari rAmArAjam suravinutamahirAjam
mandasmita mukhAmbujam
mandaradhara karAmbujam
nandakara nayanAmbujam
sundaratara padAmbujam

Charanam:
shambaravairi janakam
sannuta shuka shaunakam
ambarISAdi viditam
anAdi guruguha muditam
ambujAsanAdi nutam
amarEshAdi sanyutam
ambudhi sarva nigraham
anRta jaga duhkhApaham
kambu viDambana kaNTham
khaNDIkRta dashakaNTham
tumburu nuta shrIkaNTham
duritApaha vaikuNTham

For song Sree Vighnarajam Bhaje of album: Golden Collections2010-07-10 12:19:25
Meaning

srI vighnarAjam bhajE - bhajEham bhajEham
bhajEham bhajE - thamiha
(srI vighna)

I bow to Lord Ganesha-verily,I seek refuge in That Lord Who is the Remover of all obstacles.

santhathamaham kunjaramuham
shankarasutham shankari sutham - thamiha
santhathamaham dhanthi
kunjara mukham - andhakaAnthaka sutham - siva
shankari sutham - thamiha

Ever I beseech Him Who bears the head of an Elephant; Who is the Son of Lord Shankara (The Destroyer of the demon Andhaka)and Devi Shankari/Parvati.

sEvitha surEndra mahaneeya guNasheelam
japa thapa samAdhi sukha varadhaanukUlam
bhAvitha suramuNi gana bhaktha paripAlam
bhayankara vishanga mAthanga kulakAlam
(srI vigna)

(I pray to Him)Who is worshipped by Indra-the foremost among the Suras/Devas; Who is the Abode of Virtues; Who Grants boons to His devotees (who approach Him through recitation & penance-culminating in samadhi);Who is meditated upon by Devas,Rishis & other devotees; Who is the Cause of Destruction of poisonous evil (personified as a mad elephant)*

kanaka kEyUra hArAvali kalitha
gambheera gowragiri shObham sushObham
kAmAdhi bhaya bharitha mUda madha
kalikalusha khanditham akhanda prathApam - prathApam
sanaka sukha nAradha patanjali parAs'ara
mathanga munisanga sallApam - sallApam
sathya param abja nayanapramudha mukthikara
thathvamasi nithya nigamAdhi swarUpam
(srI vigna)

(I pray to Him)Who is bedecked with ornaments of gold- That Ever Vigilant Lord, Who is the Adornment of Kailasa (the Resplendent White Mountain); Who is the antithesis of Lust (KAma),arrogance (Mada), irrationality (MooDHa) and Who dispels Fear/Bhaya( as He is the All-Powerful, Courageoous One);Who is praised by saints like Sanaka, S'uka, Narada, Patanjali, Paraashara and Matanga; Who is the Embodiment of the Ultimate Truth and Bestower of Moksha/Salvation-verily I bow to that Lotus-Eyed Lord!

* Often Vaggeyakaras portray sin/PApa as a wild elephant-who is out of control.The Godhead represents a Counter-force to destroy this mad elephant of sin.Another instance is in 'Jagadaanandakaaraka' (Tyagaraja's first Pancharatna in Nata) wherein the last charana describes Sri Rama as 'PApagaja Nrisimha'or The Lion (pun on Vishnu's Narasimhaavataara also here!)Who destroys the 'mad elephant of sin'.

In fact as I translate this I find a very fine imagery centred around the Elephant (Matanga/Kunjara) in this kirtana.
Lord Ganesha is indeed 'Kunjara-mukha'; in the phrase Maatangakula kaala -the image of a wild elephant, representing sin and finally you find the term 'Maatanga'as the name of Maatanga muni.




For song Sree Vighnarajam Bhaje of album: Golden Collections2010-07-10 12:11:37
Ragam Gambhira Natai .. whata beautiful Kriti on Lord Ganesha..

My heart and soul filled.. listenign to it

For song Seethavara of album: Live At Music Academy 19872010-07-09 15:54:07

A beautiful kriit ..glory of music

some more by the great saint ..
Sangita jnanamu in Dhanyasi Ragam

must belong to the froup of swara tala Laya compositions of Saint Tyagaraja

For song Seethavara of album: Live At Music Academy 19872010-07-09 15:50:53
music is a gift of God..Please bless me always ...
O Consort of sItA – well praised by tyAgarAja!
pallavi

sItAvara sangIta jnAnamu dhAta vrAyavelera rAma

anupallavi

gItAdya-khilOpanishat sAra bhUta jIvan muktuDauTaku

caraNam

AkAsha sharIramu brahmamanE AtmA rAmuni tA sari jUcucu
lOkAdulu cinmayamanu su-svara lIluDau tyAgarAja sannuta


The knowledge of music should have been ordained by brahmA.
In order to become living-free - the state which is the essence of (teachings of) all upanishads, bhagavad-gItA etc. - knowledge of music should have been ordained by brahmA.

tyAgarAja revels in the melodious sapta svara;
he, apprehending the Indwelling Lord rAma as the Supreme Lord having space as His body, says that the ‘Universe is of the nature of pure consciousness’.


ప. సీతా వర సంగీత జ్ఞానము
ధాత వ్రాయవలెరా

అ. గీతాద్యఖిలోపనిషత్సార భూత
జీవన్ముక్తుడగుటకు (సీ)

చ. ఆకాశ శరీరము బ్రహ్మమనే
ఆత్మా రాముని తా సరి జూచుచు
లోకాదులు చిన్మయమను సుస్వర
లోలుడౌ త్యాగరాజ సన్నుత (సీ)

For song Nanoru Vilaiyaatu ( Malladi Brother) of album: Brova Baramma Vol - 22010-07-09 15:03:47
truly lord am a Puppet only .. strings in your hands .. O Lord

For song Mai Ghulam of album: Brova Baramma Vol - 22010-07-09 14:45:40
I am a slave to his Bhakti and Compositions and to beautiful renditions like this

For song Ganamurthe of album: Ganamurthe Vol - 12010-07-08 21:44:49
Ragam Gaanamoorthe

For song Dakshinamurte of album: Ganamurthe Vol - 22010-07-08 21:10:52
beautiful Raagma alapana..Sankarabharanam ...


What beautiful waves of Bhakti ful ,,
a serenity .. passed by .... still the thirst remains to hear more and more, to worship the holy feet ...
Mesmerising, enchanting music ... at manOharam..
On lord Dakshinamurti ,,

Oh Lord Dakshinaamurthi! The ameliorator of the sufferings of the devotees. He is the form of Chidaananda and is always steeped in silent meditation. He is seated under the imperishable golden peepal tree. He is praised by the eminent Rajayogis like Sanaka and others. He is the savior of true devotees and eradicates the evil thoughts. He is devoted to different forms of knowledge and is beyond illusion. He is Lord Siva. He is very skilful in clearing all the doubts and is steeped in Yogic state of abstract meditation Ð Samaadhi. He is firm in meditation and is of the form of divine power brimming with ever-flowing bliss Ð established in supreme joy. He is the form of liberation, which is imperceptible knowledge and bliss. He is the bestower of happiness and the obliterator of ignorance.


Raga: shaHNkarAbharaNam / Tala: mishra jhampa

P: dakSiNAmUrttE vidaLita dAsArttE
cidAnanda pUrttE sadA mauna kIrttE

A: akSayasuvarNa vaTavRkSa mUla sthitE rakSa mAm
sanakAdi rAja yOgi stutE
rakSita sadbhaktE
shikSitaduryuktE akSarAnuraktE avidyA viraktE

C: nikhilasamshaya haraNa nipuNa tara yuktE
nirvikalpa samAdhi nidrA prasaktE
akhaNDaikararapUrNArUDhashaktE
aparOkSa nitya bOdhAnanda muktE
sukhatara pravRttE svAjHnAna nivRttE
svaguruguhOtpattE svAnubhOga tRptE

Another ...
pallavi

dakshiNaa- | moorttE | vi- ||
daLita daa- | sa aarttE | shree ||
,,citaanan- | da poo- | rttE ||
,,sadaa mow- | na kee- | rttE ||
anupallavi

akshaya | suvarNa | vaDa- ||
vruksha moo- | la sthi- | tE ||
rakshamaa- | m sanakaa- | di ||
raaja yO- | gi stu- | tE ||
,,rakshita sadbha- |
ktE sikshita doo- | ryuktE ||
aksharaanu |
raktE avidyaa vi- | raktE ||
(dakshiNaa)

caraNam

,,nikila sam- | shaya hara- | Na ||
,,nibuNada- | ra yuktE | E... ||
nirvikal- | pa samaa- | di ||
nidraa | prasaktE | E... ||
akhaNDy- | ka rasa | poo- ||
rNa aaroo- | Da shaktE | E... ||
,,aparO- | kshi nitya | bOdaa- ||
nan ... | da muktE | E... ||
sukataraa pravru- |
ttE swaaknyaana ni- | vruttE ||
sva guruguhOd pa- |
ttE swaanu bOga | truptE ||
(dakshinaa)

For song Sadho of album: Flute Recitals (various Artistes ) - Vol2010-07-08 19:22:11
sAdhO sAdhO main vairAgan hari kI
bhUshaN vastra sab hi hum tyAgO, kAn pAn vishrAnO
yE vrij vAsi kehat bAwari, main dAsi giridhar kI
UdhOji tum jAvO dwArkA , vipad kahO gOpiyan kI
jaisE jal bin mInjo taDpE, sOgat bhai sakhiyan kI
pAtha pAtha brindAvan dhUNDyO, dhUND phiri vrij hari kI
Ap to jAyE dwAr kA chAyE fari (paDI) mOTi giridhar kI
mIra kE prabhu giridhar nAgar, dAsI rAdhA var kI

For song Sadho of album: Flute Recitals (various Artistes ) - Vol2010-07-08 19:18:29
Soo beautiful..

For song Sadho of album: Flute Recitals (various Artistes ) - Vol2010-07-08 19:16:34
Ragam Yamuna Kalyaani

and a part like Raag Ahirbhairav é Chakravakam of carnatic music
http://pipl.com/directory/name/Bhajan/Meera

in the same Ragam sadasiva brahmendra kriti ..pibare rama rasam , By Dr MBK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvg8rxGdQx4
and by unni krishnanin Raga Ahir Bhairav..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug6bfEDvppw

For song Hansdhwani ( Gat ) of album: Real Togetherness -pt.shiv Kumar Sharam2010-07-07 00:30:59
Superb, I am a Mortal, but Maestros Like you are divine and Immortal ..
Thank You Hummaa ..

For song Hansdhwani ( Alap , Jod of album: Real Togetherness -pt.shiv Kumar Sharam2010-07-07 00:21:27
HamsaDhwani ..The raag Name..I never heard to the sounds of Swan .. but this raaga is soo beautiful..

Awesome Music

For song Baro Krishnayya Lalgudi G J R Krishnan Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi of album: Real Togetherness -pt.shiv Kumar Sharam2010-07-03 23:59:24
this kriti is a perfect description on Gokulashtami nights , where many people
put with Kolam the chinni krishna little feet ...
BarO krishnayya..
So beautifull they decorate the lord.. with sugandha pushpa jala abhishekams..
O lord I call you from heart .. please come ..

For song O Rangasayee Lalgudi G J R Krishnan Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi of album: Real Togetherness -pt.shiv Kumar Sharam2010-07-03 23:56:47
Truly O ranga Sayee , to have your grace is truly very very difficult..
Many many chambers, one needs to cross to reach your holy feet to touch them..
there I see Goddess Lakshmi .. doing Seva to you..
.... Dine dine Pravriddha lakshmi .. .. Bhavannivasa maya Vasudeva.. .
your abode is so Divine, she cannot leave it..so when one reaches your feet, she showers so much of grace .. that it is a big illusion of wealth and hard to come out.. O! My Lord!..I see you and worship you at heart along with Maha devi Mahalakshmi .. all I seek is your divine sakshatkaram.. and pada seva ..when I call you, please respond with a Small syallble
.......... O.. O ho .. Ana Raada .. O! Rangasayee ..
and Bless me my Lord

For song Anandanatamaduvaar Lalgudi G J R Krishnan Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi of album: Real Togetherness -pt.shiv Kumar Sharam2010-07-03 23:26:19
Ragam Poorvi Kalyani

For song Ekambaresha of album: Master Piece Vol I (lalgudi G.j.r Krishnan&lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)2010-07-03 22:45:59
Beautiful

Raga: shuddha sAvEri / Tala: Adi

P: EkAmrEshanAyikE shivE shrI kAmAkSi pAhimAm

A: EkAmrEsha gRhEshvari shaHNkari shAtOdari sadbhakta vashaHNkari

C: kAmajanaka mOhita pUrNaphalE kAmakalE vimalE karakamalE pAmarajanapAlini guruguhajanani shuddhasAvErInutanandini

For song Talli Ninnu Nera of album: Master Piece Vol I (lalgudi G.j.r Krishnan&lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)2010-07-03 22:34:07
O mother Amba , I believe in you only ,
O mother ! the ruler and worshipped by all worlds
Bless me O divine Mother of KAnchi ..
Care for me for this very second itself is auspicious moment , I am your Slave
devotee ..
O Mother , no one is equal to you -- these are not my words but the celestials sages and other gods too say the same ..

Sree MAtA Sree MahArAnjni Sree matsimhAsanEswari
chidagnigunda sambhoota devakArya samudhyathA ..

..Why the delay to care and Bless me O Mother ..

--- and in Many ways Sree Syamasastri has been praising and Pleading Mother Amba in this kriti beautifully ,.,

For song Talli Ninnu Nera of album: Master Piece Vol I (lalgudi G.j.r Krishnan&lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)2010-07-03 22:19:33
Raga: kalyANi / Tala: mishra cApu

P: talli ninnu nera namminAnu vinavE

A: ellalOkamulakAdhAramaiyunna nA

C1: Adishakti nIvu parAkusEyaku AdariHncuTakidi maHncisamayamu gadA sarOjabhavAcyuta shambunuta padA nIdu dAsAnudAsuDE

C2: dEvi nIdu sarisamAnamevarani dEvarAjamunulu ninnu pOgaDaga nA veda dIrcci birAna varAlOsagi nannubrOva nI jalamElanE

C3: shyAmakRSNa pari pAlinI jananI kAmitArtthapradA paHNkajalOcani kaumArI rANI purANI parAshakti kAmakOTipITha vAsinI

For song Ragasudharasa of album: Nadaloludai - Lalgudi G. Jayaraman2010-07-03 22:00:17
Ragam Andolika ..so beautiful .. NadOpasana is more than the Siva nama Japam And smaranam only .. So O heart do this Omkara Nadam for ever and ever ,,
om kara Nadopasana phalam- the fruit is beyond imaginations of Yaga phalam, Yoga Phalam ,Bhogaphalam ....

Vidhulu jivanmuktulani tyagrajunaku teliyu ...........

For song Thiruvadi Charanam of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (lalgudi G.j.r.krishnan&lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)2010-07-03 18:40:23
mesmerising music

For song Atukaradani of album: Master Piece Vol I (lalgudi G.j.r Krishnan&lalgudi Vijayalakshmi)2010-07-03 17:55:07
One of my favorites of Saint Tyagraja Swamyy Kritis .. in raag Manoranjani ..
A ture devotee like Tyagraja .. only can ask Lord like this..
why you have turned against me Lord?


5 maanavati mEla
Aa: S R1 G1 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G1 R1 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

aTu kArAdani palka-nabhimAnamu lEka pOyenA
(aTu)

anupallavi

eTulOrtunu nE? dayajUDavayyA, EvElpu sEyu calamO telisi
(aTu)

caraNam

vEda shAstrOpanishad viduDaina nijapu dArini baTTi
dAsuDaina nAdupai nEpamincitE,tyAgarAjanuta
(aTu)



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Meaning:
Assure me, Lord, that it won^Òt happen again. Do you not have that much concern for me? I am unable to bear this state of suspense. Can it be the deliberate design of an evil-minded deity? Well versed in scriptures, I have been steadfast in my duties by following the right path as your devotee. If you still find fault with me and abandon me I have no hope at all.

For song Bhavani Dayani (sadra) of album: Fascinating Bhairavi2010-06-26 18:24:28
Beautiful on Ma Bhavani

For song Nadaloludai of album: A Tribute To Chittibabu - Veena - Vol. 12010-06-26 13:28:15
Ragam Kalyana Vasantham

A beautiful composition of Sait Tyagaraja ..explaining clearly the importance of NadOpasana ..
Nothing can unite the soul with thee , so easily like Nadopasana ..
A blessing for the same is all I pray for Hey Rama ..

For song Nadaloludai of album: Concert Series Kadri Live Vol I2010-06-26 13:22:16
Ragam Kalyana Vasantham

A beautiful composition of Sait Tyagaraja ..explaining clearly the importance of NadOpasana ..
Nothing can unite the soul with thee , so easily like Nadopasana ..
A bleesing for the same is all I pray for Hey Rama ..

For song Nadaloludai of album: Nadaloludai - Lalgudi G. Jayaraman2010-06-26 13:20:28
Ragam Kalyana Vasantham

A beautiful composition of Sait Tyagaraja ..explaining clearly the importance of NadOpasana ..
Nothing can unite the soul with thee , so easily like Nadopasana ..
A bleesing for the same is all I pray for Hey Rama ..

For song Nadaloludai Lalgudi G Jayaraman Kalyanavasantham of album: Lalgudi G.jayaraman2010-06-26 13:03:46
One need to be blessed truly with this upasana ..Only .. very few ..
NadOpasana ..a wonderful addiction for salvation it is

For song Nadaloludai Lalgudi G Jayaraman Kalyanavasantham of album: Lalgudi G.jayaraman2010-06-26 13:02:18
21 keeravaaNi janya
Aa: S G2 M1 D1 N3 S
Av: S N3 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: roopakam
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

nAdalOluDai brahmAnandamandavE manasA

anupallavi

svAdu phalaprada sapta svara rAga nicaya sahita

caraNam

hariharAtma bhUsurapati sharajanma gaNEshAdi
vara maunulu pAsincarE dhara tyAgarAju teliyu

Meaning:
O Mind! By becoming a lover of nada, attain the eternal bliss. By total involvement in that music through countless ragas which result by the manipulation of the seven notes of music and which fulfills all the righteous desires. Know that it is by this experience of nada that the trinity -Indra, Ganesha and Subrahmanya and other personages had done upasana. Tyagaraja is aware of this.

For song Nadaloludai Lalgudi G Jayaraman Kalyanavasantham of album: Lalgudi G.jayaraman2010-06-26 13:01:32
Ragam is true spring times .. and the kriti is supeb too ..

For song O Rangasayee Lalgudi G J R Krishnan Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi of album: Lalgudi G.jayaraman2010-06-24 15:58:59
Kambhoji Ragam

For song Manasu Karuga Lalgudi G J R Krishnan Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi of album: Lalgudi G.jayaraman2010-06-24 15:56:04
Ragam Mohana.. beautiful

For song Maa Ramachandruni of album: Koluvai Unnade2010-06-24 00:19:30
Even the lyrics too what I got on net is very different to what Dr. MBK Garu Sang too .. I wish to have the right lyrics

For song Maa Ramachandruni of album: Koluvai Unnade2010-06-24 00:16:41

Raagam Kedara Gowla... very beautiful kriti ..

pallavi

mA rAmacandruniki jaya mangaLam
ghOra bhava nIra nidhi tArakuniki mangaLam

caraNam 1

mAruni kanna rAjakumAruniki mangaLam
mAkulEni hariki mummAru jayamangaLam

caraNam 2

bAhulEyAptuniki subAhu vairiki mangaLam
bAhuja shUruDAjAnu bAhuniki mangaLam

caraNam 3

brndAvana sthiramauni rAjArcituniki mangaLam
rAjadharuDagu tyAgarAja nutuniki mangaLam



every one is much familiar with .. Mangalam kriti of Bhadrachala Ramadasu
rAma chandrAya janaka rAja jA manOharAya
mAmakA bheeshTa dAya mahita mangaLam ||

kOsalEndrAya manda hAsa dAsa pOsha Naya
vAsavAdi vinuta sad varado mangaLam ||

chAru kumkumO pEta chandanAdi charchitAya
hAraka SObhitAya bhoori mangaLam ||

lalita ratna kunDalAya tulasee vana mAlikAya
jalaja sadruSa dEhAya chAru mangaLam ||

rAma dAsa mrudula hrudaya tAmarasa nivAsAya
swAmi bhadra girivarAya sarva mangaLam||

For song Maa Ramachandruni of album: Koluvai Unnade2010-06-24 00:15:39
Yes it is Kedara Gowla, I wrote Wrong Mr. Satya Rama Prasad Ka..
Thank You so much for correcting me.. looking forward for more corrections

For song Gattiganu Nannu of album: Live At Music Academy Performance Of 12 Sangita-kalanidhis 22010-06-23 21:28:25
Ragam Begada..

O My Lord Rama ! when are you going to hold my hand tightly .. ?
Since birth , I see no change in life ..
With lots of emotions, jealousy , pride and many more, at times , man also leaves / forgets to worship Lord Shiva too ..
I wish to overcome this world of your Infinite illusion of false , pride and prejudice ..
This is possiple only the day when you hold my hand tightly and pull towards You..
O lord Rama I stretch my Hand for you to life me , to serve You, to see YOu and Be with You for ever and ever ..

Your illusion, I live like all other humans of your creation
pallavi

gaTTigAnu nanu ceyi baTTE dennaTikO

anupallavi

puTTina naTAnuNDi iTTi vidhamulE gAni

caraNam 1

goppa tanamu manadani mada meppaTikini dalakekki tappu paluku
lADucu dA nuppatillucunu teppuna ingita merugaka meppula kAshincu
A cappani prabhuvula kada nanu drippuTa ElarA anucunu

caraNam 2

varamaina sajjanulanu paricArakula nellanu sarijEsi dAna mosagi-
paramencakanu karidhana madamulu galigina narulanu
pUjincEdu A tara merugani dhanikula anusaraNa mElarA anucunu

caraNam 3

shiva pUjala mariyunu mAdhava pUjala nonarincucu bhuvi tA sarijEsidi
vAreva ranucunu encu avivEka dhana mattula shiva shiva
vEDaga vaddani kuvalayadaLa lOcana suvibhava tyAgarAjavinuta

For song Sree Subramanyaya Namasthe (kambhoji) D K Pattammal of album: Live At Music Academy Performance Of 12 Sangita-kalanidhis 22010-06-20 18:53:30
Beautiful NEravu , vAsavAdi sakaladEva vanditAya varENyAya ..
Ati ManOharam.. all the lyric , the singing, the neravu ,...

Like saint Tyagraja's O Ranga Sayee, so is this kriti of Dikshitar ..

For song Sree Subramanyaya Namasthe (kambhoji) D K Pattammal of album: Live At Music Academy Performance Of 12 Sangita-kalanidhis 22010-06-20 18:40:18
Ragam Kambhoji, Composer and Lyricist is Shri Muthuswamy Dikshitar only ..
a beautiful kriti .. explaing the greatness the -Lord, meaning of Subrahmanya , indepth meaning of each word of the kriti..
Shri Dikshitar is truly a Varaprasadi of The Great Lord and Mother Amba ..
Else such great Lyric, we can never have ..

For song Sri Subramaniayaya Namasthe of album: Carnatic Vocal Sri Chembai Vaidyanatha Baghavathar Live Concert 12010-06-20 18:30:26
Soo beautiful ,.. KOti KOti Lavanyaya Namaste .. Om Namo Subrahmanyaya ..

a beautiful article and this kriti a Conversation between Sri Kanchi Paramacharya and Sri Aryakkudi Ramanja Iyer .. on this Kriti . the great sage explaining the meaning of it too ..

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Translated from an article in Kalki Deepavali Malar of 1990:

A memorable incident when Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati, the Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, gave a wonderful commentary on Muthuswami Dikshitar's kriti on Subrahmanya to Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar. The article appeared in Ariyakkudi's centenary year, when the Paramacharya was in his 97th year.

In June 1961, the Paramacharya was camping at Devakottai (in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu). He had been in deep penance for several weeks, not talking or even communicating by gesture. One could not know if he even heard the devotees' words. One morning, some people from nearby Ariyakkudi (?Nagarathar?) had their darshan of Him, and in the course of their talks, it came out that Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar, the famous carnatic musician, and known simply as ?Ariyakkudi?, was currently in Karaikkudi.

To the surprise of every one, the Paramacharya signaled to them, asking if they can bring Ariyakkudi over to meet Him. They agreed and left.
That afternoon by three o'clock, Ariyakkudi was at the camp. He was so excited and tense, as the Paramacharya had asked to meet him in the midst of his 'kAshta mounam' (vow of rigorous silence)

Is not the Paramacharya known for His simplicity? So His accommodation at the camp was very simple. His room was on the garden side of a small house. Devotees had to have His darshan through a small window, walking through dirt and bushes. May be that was His way of admonishing those of us who have grown used to the luxuries of life.
On being informed that Ariyakkudi had arrived, the Paramacharya signaled to bring him to the rear window. He came, and paid obeisance by falling full stretch at His feet.
That was it. To every one's joy, the Paramacharya opened His mouth and started talking in a torrent.

"Heard of your receiving the Rashtrapathi award. You would have walked on a red carpet, and been honored in a gathering of eminent persons. But me, I have made you walk on stones and bush and made you sit in a dinghy room.
"Why I called you is, I have long had a desire to listen to 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE' rendered perfectly. On hearing you are around, the desire has re-surfaced. Perfect rendition means both the music and the lyrics (sangItham and sAhityam). Many people disfigure the words of Sanskrit and Telugu kirtanas to the extent that we wish they never sang.

"The music part (swarAs), the rhythm part and the 'sAhitya chandas' - what is called 'chandam' in Tamil - would be given for most songs. The proper way to split and combine words would also be given. The musician has to take care to synchronize the music, rhythm and chandas and split and combine the words correctly so as not to spoil the meaning. The compositions of good composers definitely allow this (padham pirichu pAdaradhu) but many musicians simply concentrate on the music and rhythm, and ignore the meaning, sometimes leading to ridiculous meanings!
"Even in this song 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE', we have a line 'guruguhAyAgnAna dwAnta savithrE'. This must be split as 'guruguhAya agnAna dwAnta savithrE' i.e. 'the one who is the sun for the darkness of ignorance'. Some sing it as 'guruguhAyA....... gnana dwAnta savitrE', ' one who is the sun for the darkness of knowledge'!
"I do not know if you sing the kriti 'SankarAchAryam' (Sri Subbarama Sastri's Sankarabharanam kriti), but Veena Dhanamma's family, Semmangudi Seenu, MS all sing this. There is a line 'paramAdvaita sthApana leelam' - means 'one who so easily, like a game, founded the great Advaita philosophy' - it is to be sung with stress on the 'A' of 'Advaita' (the Paramacharya sings this line) to give the intended meaning. If we really cared, we can, even without proper training, sing with proper meaning. Those I mentioned above also sing properly. But those who do not care stretch the 'paramAAAA' and then sing 'dwaita sthApana leelam', converting the Advaita Acharya to Dwaita Acharya! (laughs heartily for a long time)
"No doubt, in music, there is no Dvaita - Advaita difference. Only music is important. And music makes the mind of the singer into unison with the song - the protagonist of the song. That is why, 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE' is attached to you - a Vaishnavite - or you are attached to it! I have heard you sing that song. I do not have to say anything about your musical ability; and the sahitya part too you do correctly. Which is why I have called you here.

"In my dharbar there are only stones and bushes. There is no accompaniment, not even sruti. But please do sing that kriti for me, in spite of all these.?

When the Paramacharya stopped his torrent, Ariyakkudi was in tears. He prostrated once again, and said "there is no other prestige for me than to be asked by 'periyavA' to sing, and singing for periyavA. I have no words to express the magnanimity of PeriyavA, considering me as somebody and giving me this chance. PeriyavA?s grace has to fill in for the sruti and accompaniment and enable me to sing to the level I am expected to?, and readied himself to begin the song.

The Paramacharya asked "the raga of this kriti is said to be Kambodhi, but the name given in books is Kambhoji, right?"

When Ariyakkudi said yes, the Paramacharya continued,

"Many of us know Kambhojam is Cambodia (in S E Asia), and that Bharat culture had taken deep roots there. If we inferred that Kambhoji is a raga 'imported' from that place, researchers like Sambamurthy (the late Prof. P Sambamurthy) disagree. Cambodians might have imported many things from us, but not we, far advanced in civilization, from them; definitely not in music, where we were much advanced whereas they had mostly folk music. Then why the name 'Kambhoji'?

"I have a thought here - there is another place called 'Kambhojam? along India's northern border. Kalidasa, no ordinary poet and quite knowledgeable too, tells Yasha to go this way and that in his 'mEgha SandEsam' - good enough to plot a map! In his Raghuvamsam, describing Raghu's invasions and victories, he has mentioned one 'Kambhojam', beyond the Indus and along the Himalayas. From this, we deduce that, within the extended India (akand Bharat), there was one Kambhojam near the Hindukush mountains. May be our Kambodhi raga was from this place?

"Many ragas are named after places, right? Sourashtram, Navarasa kannada, even Kannada, Sindhu Bhairavi, Yamuna Kalyani, like this Kambodhi might have come from Kambhojam region.

"Researchers say ragas like Mohanam and Kambhoji have been around in most civilizations from time immemorial. Later, may be the raga was given the name of the place that 'polished' it well.

Kedaram is a place in the Himalayas - you know Kedarnath. Gowla - Gowda region - Bengal. We have ragas in both names, and even Kedaragowla. But all three ragas have been in South Indian music - how? May be the names came from musicians who 'specialized' in these ragas and came from those regions? People in general, musicians in particular, are referred to with their native places. For instance Ariyakkudi means you! From this, can we say that some these ragas - Kedaram, Gowla, Kannada, Kambhoji etc. - were popularized by musicians from these regions?
"Are you interested in research into ancient music?"

“Ariyakkudi replied "Not much".

"But you have set Tiruppavai to tune! But unlike Thevaram songs, tunes have not been specified for Tiruppavai songs, and those whose who recited, did not use a tune. Since only Brahmins have been reciting Divyaprabhandham songs, they have recited only with a kind of up-down delivery (Ethal-Irakkal prAsam). You set the tune for Tiruppavai according to your manodharma (imagination)?"

"To the best of my little ability"

"But it has become the standard and been accepted and sung by other vidwans as well! It seems our ancient ragas have been preserved in their original form (roopam) only in the Thevaram songs. Just as the Vedas have been preserved to a note by the Vaidikas through generations, the Odhuvamurthis have preserved Thevaram songs - not just the lyrics, but the tunes too. What was a service to devotion, has also been a service to music! The ragas Sankarabharanam, Neelambari, Bhairavi etc. have all been identified as different 'pann's. This list includes Sowrashtra, Kedaragowla, Kambodhi also. Kambodhi used to be called 'ThakkEsi' or something like that. Kambodhi is not a mela raga?"

"No. Harikambhoji is the mela raga; Kambhoji is its janya raga"
"But Kambodhi is more famous! Just like the son being more famous than the father. Some other janya ragas too are like this?"

"Yes, Bhairavi is a janya raga, derived from Natabhairavi"
"OK, you sing. I have been wasting time in useless chat preventing you from doing what you came for!"

Ariyakkudi rendered the song "ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE" - a rare musical feast. Even without sruti or accompaniments, it was still wholesome. The Paramacharya listened to the song with full concentration, eyes closed.

Then, "Only because you sang alone (no sruti/accompanists) the song came out with all its beauty. And the words were crystal clear. I say 'thrupthOsmi' (Totally satisfied). Please sing once more - you know why? I will give you the meaning line by line, you stop after every line. Not that you do not know; but let me have the pleasure of dissolving my mind in Sri Dikshitar's lyrical beauty for some more time! More over, others here can also learn the meaning and beauty behind the creations of geniuses."
Ariyakkudi sang once more, this time line-by-line. Presented below is the Paramacharya's commentary, plus appropriate pieces from some of his other lectures.
'shrI SubrahmaNyAya namastE namastE'

Obeisance to Lord Subrahmanya - every one knows. Starts auspiciously with ShrI and has a double namasthE. If you say something more than once, you have said it infinite number of times- ananth). We have seen 'pOttri pOttri' and 'Jaya Jaya Sankara', and BrahmasUtram's every phrase ends with twice-repeated words.

'namasthE namasthE'. 'thE' - to you; 'nama:' - obeisance. 'nama:thE' becomes 'namasthE'. The whole kriti goes in the fourth person(?)(nAlam vEtrumai). Obeisances to you, SubrahmanyA, infinite number of obeisances.
Who is Subrahmanya? True, learned Brahmanya. We generally take 'brahmA' to mean the true, absolute form of the Lord (paramAtma svarUpam), but there is another meaning - Vedas. That is why, Upanayanam, the ceremony to begin Veda lessons to a child, is called 'BrahmOpadEsam'; by learning Vedas, the child becomes 'BrahmachAri'. Likewise 'Brahmayagnam'. Brahmins are a set that recite the Vedas. Subrahmanya is the symbol of the Divine, the end point, the God of Vedas, and the special God of the Brahmins.
What is the special feature of Veda recitals? Worship of agni, fire. And Subrahmanya is the God who is in 'agni swarUp'. He was created by the six sparks of fire (nEtragni) from the (third) eye of Shiva. Hence He is the Deva of Vedas, and the God of Brahmins, whose sole duty is to recite and teach Vedas.

Adisankara in his 'Subrahmanya Bhujangam' says 'mahIdEva dEvam, mahAvEda bhAvam, mahAdEvabAlam'. 'mahIdEva' are Brahmins; 'mahIdEva dEvam' is God of Brahmins.

In Thirumurugattruppadai, one of the oldest Tamil scriptures, this point is underlined. Nakkeerar, the author, stating that each of the six faces of Shanmukha grants devotees' wishes in one different way, says

'oru mugam manthra vidhiyin marapuli vazhA

anthaNar vELviyOrkkummE'
And when describing Thiruveragam (Swamimalai), he says learned and pious Brahmins perform rituals with fire towards Subrahmanya.

Brahmins who participate in 'yagna karmA' are called 'rithvik'. Of the sixteen types of rithviks, one is named 'Subrahmanya'.

From all these, it is evident that Subrahmanya is the God of Vedas.
Muthuswami Dikshitar has much connection with Subrahmanya. He has been to, and sung in praise of, many kshetras and Gods, just as Adisankara has. But in his devotion (upAsanA), he has been known to be a 'dEvi upAsakA' - he even breathed his last singing 'mIna lOchani pAcha mOchani' on Meenakshi. But his birth, beginning of his composing career, were are all associated with Subrahmanya.

His very name, Muthuswami, is that of Muthukumaraswami, the deity at Vaidheeswaran koil. His father, Ramaswami Dikshitar - scholar, musician and Srividya devotee - was without an issue till he was forty. He visited Vaidheeswaran koil with his wife and fasted for 45 days (one mandalam). His wife then had a dream of someone tying coconut, fruits and other 'mangalavastu' on her womb. And soon she became pregnant. The couple understood that Subrahmanya had granted their wish and that the dream meant this. And a boy was born on 'krithikai' day in the month of Phalguni or Panguni.
Muthuswami grew up, had his musical training, Srividya Abhyasam (training in the worship of Devi) and gurukula vAsam at Kashi (Benares). His guru at Kashi, before dying, told Muthuswami, "Go back to the south. First visit Tiruttani. Subrahmanya will show you the way to your life's purpose".

So Muthuswami went to Tiruttani. He had his bath in the temple tank and was climbing the hillock, when an elderly Brahmin gentleman called him by name, and told him to open his mouth. When Muthuswami did so, he dropped a piece of sugar candy (karkandu) in his mouth and disappeared. Muthuswami understood who it was that came, and his life's mission began that moment - his musical creativity had been woken up. On the spot, he sang eight kritis. (in eight different 'vEttrumai's)
Also note that his 'mudra' is 'guruguhA', a name of Subrahmanya. Guha resides deep inside a cave - guhai; and Guruguha resides in the deep cave of the human heart of Muthuswami Dikshitar.

Dikshitar's life on earth ended on a Deepavali day. The sixth day from Deepavali is 'skanda shashti'. Some people fast these six days, beginning on Deepavali day and ending it on the shashti day. So in his death too we see the Subrahmanya association.
Dikshitar went from place to place and sang in praise of the God there, be it Ganesha, Vishnu, Devi, Shiva. And in each kriti, there would be some internal evidence about the place where it was composed - the name of the God, some historical fact, or manthra rahasyam. Our 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE' has no such internal evidence - we do not know where it was composed. May be he unified the deities of all Subrahmanya temples in this one kriti, so sparkling is it.

So he has started with innumerable obeisances; then

'manasija kOTi kOTi lAvaNyAya'

Like two 'namasthE's, two koti's. koti-koti is koti (one crore) multiplied by crore. manasija koti koti - crore*crore manmadhA's. manasijan=manmadhan; he is born out of mind - manas. Love - kAmA - comes from the mind, right? There is a puranic story too - Manmadhan is the son of Mahavishnu. But very strangely, he was not born to Mahalakshmi out of Vishnu's love, but from Vishnu's mind directly - the moment Vishnu thought of him! And Vishnu's other son, Brahma, was born directly too, from Vishnu's navel (nAbhi). See, Vishnu has this funny habit of doing strange things always!
Manmadhan is famous for his good looks. So 'manasija kOti kOti lAvanyAya' is some one who is crore*crore times as beautiful as Manmadha.
But is this not funny?! I mean, Subrahmanya being 'manasija kOti kOti lAvanyAya'. Who is Subrahmanya? He is the son of Shiva, who reduced Manmadha to ashes with a fire of fury from His eye. And from that same nEtragni, is born Subrahmanya! But He was born to gnAna (wisdom), not kAma.
'Kumar' is a special name for Him. Just as in the South 'pillai' (son) means pillaiyar (Ganesha), Kumar in the North refers to the younger son, Subrahmanya. In the South also, we say 'kumaran' or 'kumAraswAmy'. Nowadays, half of the boys are named 'Kumar'! The term 'Kumar' is particularly applied to Subrahmanya. In Valmiki Ramayana, Vishwamitra tells the story of Subrahmanya to Rama and Lakshmana and calls it 'KumAra Sambhavam'. And Kalidasa has named his own epic after this phrase used by the great sage.

Another interpretation for the word 'Kumar'. Manmadhan is also called 'mAran'; and 'kumAran' some one who puts mAra to shame - is more beautiful than him. 'kutsitha-mara:' - 'kumAra:'. So 'kumAra' by itself means 'manasija kOti kOti lAvanyAya'!
The Tamil people just love Him. They have given Him a beautiful name - 'Murugan' - Murugu=beauty.

After kAmA was burnt to ashes, Devi took over his role, donning his sugarcane bow and floral arrows - 'kamEshwari' - this led to the birth of Subrahmanya. And how else would he be but 'lavaNyA'? - Devi Herself is called 'sundari - thripurasundari'.

'dhIna sharaNyAya'
Is mere beauty enough? What we want is 'aruL' - grace. Subrahmanya is the refuge for us, the sufferers. 'dhIna' - those that are poor, humble, suffering, scared.

'dhIna sharaNyAya - lAvaNyAya - SubrahmaNyAya' - similar sounding - edhugai or mOnai or something in Tamil - it is edhugai only but edhugai on the ending of the words rather than on the beginning. 'yAya' - andhya prAsam - 'to Him' (fourth vEttrumai)
It is usual to go back to the first line with a fast 'manasija kOti kOti', after beginning in slow tempo - chowkha kAlam or vilamba kAlam. Vilambham - a nice Sanskrit word. I prefer this word to 'chowkam'. Slow tempo, giving scope to the musician to explore the raga's various nuances, is a hallmark of Dikshitar's kritis. And the majestic Sanskrit language helps too, creating the impression of a grand elephantine procession.
But aren't we all always in a hurry? By the mind and by the body? So we find such slow tempo boring after some time. And for this, Dikshitar provides relief with some fast movements at the end of most phrases. Madhyama kAlam comes as a relief to chowkha kAlam, as a piece of clove in a sweet-sweet laddu! In this kriti, both the pallavi and charanam have madhyama kAla endings. But in his most other kritis, we find madhya kAla phrases only at the end of anupallavi and charanam. Why? Subrahmanya is a vibrant young man (endrum iLaiyAi), so wants to go running right from the word 'go'!
'bhUSurAdhi samasthajana pUjithAbja sharaNyAya'

one whose lotus feet are worshipped by Brahmins and other people (add namasthE of the pallavi to this) 'bhUsurAdhi' - Brahmins and others. 'bhUsurA' - Brahmins. 'bhU' is earth, surA are the devAs. And Brahmins are the 'earthly DevAs' as they, by their chanting and rituals, bring the blessings of the Devas to earth.

We have already seen that Subrahmanya is the God of Brahmins (mahIdeEva is same as bhUsura). But is He the God of Brahmins only? Not so; He is the God of all people. Of his two wives, one is the daughter of Indra, the king of Devas, and the other, daughter of a tribal chieftain (suramagal and kuramagal). Some might say, He is a Tamil God (Dravidaswamy), and others that He is the God of Brahmins only - His name itself is testimony. But the truth is otherwise. There is no doubt that He is the God of all people. And Dikshitar takes this line only. We should all unite in the name of God, not fight one another.
'pUjithAbja sharaNAya' - to the worshipped Lotus Feet. Abja is lotus; 'Ab' is water and that which grows in water is abjam. We also call it jalajam, ambujam, sarojam, neerajam (jala, ambu... are all other names for water). Also vanajam - vana is forest. But does lotus grow in forest? But vana has another meaning - water. 'Kam' is also water - kamjam is lotus (eg. kamjalOchanE, kamjadhalAya dAkshi). vArijam, too, is lotus. OK, all I have tried to say is 'abjam' is lotus!

'vASuki thakShakAdhi sarpa swarUpa dharanAya' one who takes the form of snakes like Vasuki and Thaksha. Literally 'sarpa' means 'kundalini' - the Energy of Life. Snake has a wriggled, spiral-like form, so does our kundalini, in normal circumstances. But if we perform concentrated penance, it wakes up in full glory, and then merges with the Ultimate.

Subrahmanya's weapon is the spear - 'vEl', also known as Shakti Ayudham. No other deity's weapon is as much identified with that deity, as vEl is with Subrahmanya. And His connection with snakes is apparent in more instances - if we see a snake in our dreams, elders tell us to perform Subrahmanya pooja for preethi. And Shashti Pooja to Subrahmanya is also done some times as Nagarjuna Pooja, in particular for Puthrabhagyam. Subrahmanya was born at the request of Devas who wanted a powerful commander-in-chief; and we pray to Him for puthrabhagyam!

In Andhra and Karnataka, they do not have Subrahmanya idols in temples; rather, He is worshipped in snake form. You know a place called Subrahmanya in Karnataka - there also it is this way. Telugus fondly say 'subbarAyudu' meaning Subrahmanya as well as snake.

Let us see if Adisankara has brought out this Subrahmanya - snake connection. (laughs) The title itself is 'Bhujangam'! Snake does not have legs, and uses its whole body as hands - bhujam, and moves about in a wavy rhythm. The 'chandas' similar to a snake's movement is called 'bhujanga prayAdham'. Acharya has sung bhujangams on many Gods, but when we simply think of bhujangam, what comes to our mind immediately is 'Subrahmanya Bhujangam'. On other Gods, He has also composed ashtakam, pancharatnam etc, but on Subrahmanya, only this Subrahmanya Bhujangam - may be to show that Subrahmanya is Himself the bhujangam.

Dikshitar mentions the famous snakes Vasuki and Taksha. Shashti Pooja is performed by worshipping seven great snakes. Vasuki is the snake who adorns the role of Nagaraja in Nagalokam. And when the Sea of Milk (pArkadal) was churned with Manthragiri, this Vasuki snake was used to tie that hillock. Funny, isn't it, a poisonous snake helping to extract nectar! Again, what is Subrahmanya's vehicle (vAhanA)? peacock, dire enemy of the snakes! Goes to show that, in His presence, all enmity vanishes. So too, elephants are mortally scared of lions - a 'simha swapna' terrorizes an elephant. But we have an elephant sitting on a lion! Heramba, one of the many forms of Ganesha, has a lion as His vAhanA. Or take Vishnu - His bed is a snake (Adishesha) and his vAhanA, Garuda, enemy of snakes! We are told the story that a snake eats the moon during lunar eclipse, but we have a snake and a moon adorning Shiva's head! Strange, again, are the Parvati-Shiva couple. Will a lion leave a bull go? But we have Shiva on the Rishaba (bull) and Devi on Simha (lion)! The philosophy behind all these is, all beings lose their tendency to hate (dwEsha bhAvam) at the Lord's sannidhi.

OK, let us continue our 'vAsuki takshakAdhi' - some say Vasuki is the same as Adishesha; some disagree. Anyhow, Adishesha and Subrahmanya are definitely connected. Venkataramanaswamy at Tirupati has much connection with Subrahmanya. The hillock Tirupati-Tirumala is also called Seshagiri, Seshachalam, Seshasailam. 'sarpa swarUpa dhara' Subrahmanya is Himself is the Tirupati hill. Or take Ardhanarishwara at Tiruchengode. Subrahmanya is also worshipped here, as He made the (united) couple into a trio - Somaskanda. This Tiruchengode is also called Nagachalam and Nagagiri, meaning the same as Seshachalam.'vAsavAdhi sakala dEva vandhithAya'
Now he talks about the real 'suras', not earthly suras. 'bhUsurAdhi' was in the lower octave and 'vAsavAdhi' is in the upper octave. The meaning is 'One who is worshipped by Vasava and other Devas'. Vasava is Indra. Of the Devas, there is one class called Ashtavasus. They are Indra's followers (parivAram), so Vasava is Indra. When he himself worships, all other Devas have to follow suit (yathA rAjA thathA prajA); moreover, when Surapadma drove off the Devas and ascended Indra's throne, Subrahmanya was the one who saved them. So they have much reason to worship Subrahmanya. Not just worshipping - Indra gave off his daughter Devasena in marriage to Subrahmanya. So Deva-senapathi became Devasena-pathi! Dikshitar also points this out later in the kriti (dEvarAja jAmatrE)

Reminds me - Devasena is said to be Indra's daughter, and Valli, the daughter of Nambirajan, a tribal king (suramagal, kuramagal) but in fact, both of them are Vishnu's daughters but for some reasons grew up with Indra and Nambirajan.
Who is Vishnu? Devi's brother, Subrahmanya's uncle. So Subrahmanya has married his uncle's daughters perfectly in accordance with custom. Arunagirinathar says as many times 'marugOnE' (nephew/son-in-law) as he says 'murugOnE'. Even though Ganesha too is Vishnu's nephew, 'mAl marugOn' - Vishnu's nephew - denotes Subrahmanya only.
Another example of unity-in-diversity - Vishnu, whose son Manmadha died in the netragni, has given His daughters in marriage to Subrahmanya - born out of the same netragni.

Further, we will see that Saiva-Vaishnava difference also vanishes, and it would not be strange that this kriti is a Vaishnavite's masterpiece. Is it not quite expected, as Subrahmanya is the son-in-law of Vishnu? Would you not love and respect your son-in-law?

One step further - Devi Herself is Vishnu's sister. Who gives off Meenakshi in marriage to Sundareshwara (thArai vArthu kodukkaradhu)? A world famous sculpture at Madurai tells us who...

First Dikshitar said samasthajana pUjithAya, then sakaladEva vandhithAya. Among Devas too, there are several sects - Vasus, Rudhras, Adithyas, Gandharvas, Kinnaras, etc.
And finally,

'varENyAya'
- means THE BEST. This appears in Gayathri Mantra. To bring out the superlative nature, Dikshitar has used this word from Gayathri, which is but the essence of the Vedas. And 'varENyAya' continues the 'andhya prAsam' of SubrahmanyAya-lAvaNyAya-charaNyAya, and as it comes at the height of the anupallavi, he has used the word from the essence of the Vedas.

The beginnings of each line, too, have 'edhugai prAsam' - 'shrI Su', 'bhUsu', 'vAsa', 'dhAsa'. This is the speciality of great composers - their rachana visesham (not 'rasana' - appreciation). rachanA means lyrical beauty - the unified effect of sound and meaning, each falling into its place at ease. 'Composed', 'composure' itself means peace, ease. (In Tamil, we say quite beautifully, 'sollamaidhi, porulamaidhi'). We can deduce a composer's rasanA from his rachanA.

'dAsajanAbhISta-prada-dakSatarAgra-gaNyAya'
Having certified His stature with a superlative, Dikshitar mounts more superlatives one after the other to bring out His kindness to devotees. 'dhAsajana apIshta pradha' - one who fulfills his devotees' wishes. Dikshitar could have stopped here, but was not quite satisfied! After ?pradha?, we have ?dhaksha?, ?thara?, ?agra? - a stream of superlatives.
'apIshta pradha dhaksha' is one who is very good at fulfilling his devotees' wishes. Stop here? No. 'dhaksha thara' - the best among those who are good at fulfilling their devotees' wishes. 'thara' - better in comparison. (in Tamil we say 'tharamAnadhu'). Yes, there may be many such capable Gods (and their supporters may come fighting) so let us avoid controversy here. After all, God and music and kritis are but for unity and peace. So let Subrahmanya be the #1 among all such Gods, thought Dikshitar. So he says 'agragaNyAya' - another superlative! 'agra' - first place; 'gaNyAya' - held in or esteemed to be in.

'thAraka simhamukha sUrapadmAsura samharthrE'

one who vanquished Tharaka, Simhamukha and Soorapadma (add 'namasthE' here)
Pallavi and anupallavi had all the words in the fourth person (nAlAm vEttrumai in Tamil). Now charanam has words ending in 'ru' - a weak, half 'u' (kutrialugaram in Tamil). 'Samharthru - upadEsakarthru - savithru' - in 4th person these do not become 'yAya' but take the 'E' sound - 'harthrE - karthrE'.

Tharaka, Simhamukha and Soorapadma are brothers. Tharaka is elephant-faced, Simhamukha obviously lion-faced, and Soorapadma has an ugly rAkshasa face. In the South, Soorapadma is the king of Asuras, and the chief villain. We even celebrate Soorasamharam. But in the north, Tharaka takes this place. Kalidasa in his 'Kumarasambhavam' says that Subrahmanya was born for the purpose of vanquishing Tharakasura. And in Subrahmanya Bhujangam, Adisankara mentions all three. Dikshitar follows the 'southern line’
OK; Dikshitar has spoken of His beauty (kOti kOti manasija lAvaNyAya), kindness (dhInacharanyAya, apIshtavarapradhAkshagrahaNyAya) and valour; what next?
What signifies Dikshitar's kritis? What is his mudhra? 'Guruguha'. This is Subrahmanya's greatest quality. He is the one who teaches us the path to the Ultimate. He even teaches His father, Shiva ('guruvAi ararkkum upadEsam vaiththa' - Arunagiri) - He is 'thagappan swAmi - swAminAthaswAmi - 'gnAnapandithaswAmi'.

'thApa-thrya harana nipuna thathvOpadEsa karthrE'

Jeevatma - human soul - has three kinds of desires - thApathryam. They are Aadhyatmikam, Aadhiboudhikam, Aaadhidhaivikam. And all three lead to suffering; the first to suffering within our soul. The second is brought about by other (human/animal) beings. The last, Aadhi dhaivikam, literally means God's work, but here stands to mean our fate - vidhi. Subrahmanya teaches us how to win over them - he is an expert - nipunA - at such teaching.

'vIranutha'

Wisdom and valour - we ignorantly think that they are different. But the truly wise man - gnAni - can take any form, but still be a gnAni inside. Krishna tells Arjuna to take his bow and shoot (gAntIpathai edudA ambai thodudA) in the midst of Gita which is essentially a Gnanopadesham. Subrahmanya is a 'gnAnavIra' - the wise warrior, c-in-c of the devasena and worshipped by all brave and wise men. Hence 'vIranutha'. 'nutha' - one who is worshipped. One more interpretation - He has nine deputies whose names all start with 'vIra' - vIrabAhu, vIrakEsari, vIramahEndra etc. So also He is 'vIranutha'.
'guruguhAya'

After valour, again gnAna! Subrahmanya's abodes are mostly hillocks or caves - guhai ('kurinjikkadavul' in Tamil). Philosophically, He is the Divine Truth residing deep in the cave that is the human heart. And when He comes out and preaches, he is 'guruguhA'. This is also Dikshitar's mudhra, having flown spontaneously out of his heart into his words.
'agnAna dwAntha savithrE'

'dwAntham' - darkness; Savitha - Sun. Just as Sun drives out the darkness, He drives out the darkness of ignorance. The use of the word 'savithA' for Sun is significant here. Sun - Surya - has several other names - Aadithya, BhUsha, Bhaskara, Bhanu, Marthanda, Dinamani (more to be found in Aadhithya Hrdayam). Of these, the name savithA appears in Gayathri Manthra. Roughly translating, in Gayathri, we pray that the brilliant wisdom light of the Ultimate, likened to the glow of the Sun, should awaken our inner wisdom and make it glow, too. Speciality of the name is, Savitha does not talk of the destructive-of-darkness nature of the Sun, but of the creative nature. Savitha - literally one who creates. (prasavam - giving birth - same root here). Sun not only destroys darkness, dirt, insects etc, but also induces rain, growth of vegetation, our good health and even our mental growth. Similarly, Subrahmanya vanquishes darkness (of the mind), but also fills in this void space with wisdom. The use of the word Savitha has come out beautifully. (ThirumurugAtruppadai starts with a similar simile of dawn)

I think the whole point of this kriti is to show Subrahmanya to be the essence of Gayathri, which is itself the essence of Vedas. The kriti starts with Brahmanyaya; at the high point of the anupallavi we have 'varENyAya' and the high point of charanam has 'savithru'. The kriti touches its peak at this point.

And then,
'vijayavallI barthrE'

This is fun! the real fun with real gnAni is he can be anything outside; brave, beautiful, kind, anything. He is SUrasamhAramUrthi, the valiant victor at Tiruchendur; a sanyAsi at Palani; a Brahmachari boy at Swamimalai; Devasena's and Valli's husband at Tirupparankundram and Tiruttani. Vijayavalli is none but Valli. (Devasena is Jayanthi). So He has Jaya and Vijaya as His consorts! Valli Kalyanam is a jolly good anecdote. But the philosophy there? He frees the mind, caught between IndriyAs (the tribal folk in the story) and merges it with Himself. Goes also to show how much of a 'dhInacharanyA' He is - He, the Son of Universe's first couple, took on many different roles and what not, just to please the deep, innocent love of a tribal girl.

'sakthyAyudha dhartrE'

one who wears the powerful spear - ShaktivEl.

'dhIrAya'

We generally take this to mean strength, fearlessness; of course that is correct. But another meaning is sharp intellect. And this 'dhI' sound is found in Gayathri too! Gayathri's use of 'dhI' refers to our intellect, which, pray, be induced by the Ultimate Light (paramAthma tEjas). The root meaning of the word 'gAyathri' is 'that which protects/elevates the one who sings it'. Sing? The recital of Vedas, in up-down fashion, is itself like a song. And Dikshitar probably composed this kriti as a kind of musical Gayathri, and hence borrows many words and ideas from Gayathri Mantra.
Which is the first and basic swara of the saptaswara? Shadjam. The cooing of peacock is likened to Shadjam, and peacock reminds us of what? Him! (Arunagiri says 'maragadha mayUra perumAl kAN'). If He is the Lord of Shadjam, the base note, is He not the Lord of music too? And must He not have a Sangeetha Gayathri on him? Which is why, He created Dikshitar, started him off with a sugar candy and got him to sing this kriti!
'natha vidhAtrE'

Vidhatha is Brahma. natha here is the same as nutha in vIranutha - means one who is worshipped. We all know the story. Subrahmanya asked Brahma for the meaning of Pranava Mantra; Brahma could not give a satisfactory answer. And our young boy imprisoned Brahma and took over his duty of Creation. In some temples, we can see Subrahmanya donning the japamAla and kamandalu of Brahma (eg. Kanchi Kumarakkottam). Shiva came to Brahma's rescue, "OK my son, Brahma does not know; you tell me the answer, if you know". Pat came the reply, "I can not be talked to like this; if you want the answer, ask like a student does, not like a teacher". Even great people take pleasure in losing to their offspring! Shiva went down to Subrahmanya and got 'PranavOpadEsha'. A lesson to all of us - in pursuit of knowledge, there is no shame. Having now realized Subrahmanya's greatness, Brahma worshipped Him and was released back to his job.

'dEvaraja jAmathrE'

son-in-law of Indra, we have already seen this.

'bhUrAdhi bhuvana bhOktrE'

'bhUrAdhi' - earth and other; bhuvana - worlds. It is customary to classify the infinite number of worlds into 14, of which seven are below, and further summarizing as 'bhUr-bhuva-suvar' ie lower, middle and upper worlds. Recognize these? Gayathri again! We add a 'Om' to it and recite as part of many our rituals. The idea is that the fruits of our rituals should reach all of the people in all of these worlds. 'bOkthA' means ruled by, enjoyed by. Are not the happenings-on in all these worlds at and for His pleasure (leelAnubhavam) ?

Finally,
'bhOga mOksha pradhAtrE'

As seen, He is the one who rules over and enjoys all good things in this world, while giving us the illusion that we too enjoy various pleasures like wealth, position and fame. 'dhAthA' - one who gives. 'pradhAthA' - expert at giving. In the fourth person, it becomes 'pradhAtrE'. As long as this illusion - drama - is on, it is fine for us to enjoy, and for Him to give. But if we delude ourselves into thinking that this drama is the real thing, we are fools. Once the drama is over, should we not go back to our real selves? This is the state when the mind (manas), the drama stage, dies and the Atman alone exists. He gives us this state too - as 'agnAna dwAnta savithA', 'mOksha pradhAthA'.

If we seek moksha from Dhanalakshmi, or from Santhanalakshmi, we are not going to get it. And Dakshinamurthi would not give us wealth or offspring, either. Subrahmanya gives us both bhogam and moksham.
There is nothing more to say after this sentence, and the kriti ends.
The Paramacharya further tells Ariyakkudi and the gathering at large, "I'm happy to see that you, coming from a good guru-sishya parampara, are preserving good music. You must also bring up good disciples and keep the tradition going. A Brahmin, having learnt Veda, has a compulsory duty to teach atleast one more person (athyApanam). This can apply to other sastras and arts too.

"One more point about musicians. You should sing the Telugu and Sanskrit kirtanas fully aware of their meaning. It is not fair to say that Tamil songs alone are enough. Great composers in this country have created hundreds of Telugu and Sanskrit songs of much musical and lyrical beauty. If we ignore them, the loss is ours. Do not defend by saying, 'I do not understand them!' - if only we desire, do we not spend time and energy on all sorts of useless things? If musicians dedicate themselves to pure music and proper rendition of words without losing the 'osandha artha visEsham', language can not be a barrier. Now that you are #1 in the music world, do your best towards this. May Subrahmanya's Grace be with you in this endeavor."
Ariyakkudi was totally moved. He took leave saying, "This has been the best day in my life".

And the Paramacharya went back to his penance the next moment.

Raga: kAmbhOji / Tala: tishra Ekam
Pallavi:
shrI subrahmaNyAya namastE namastE
manasija kOTi kOTi lAvaNyAya
dIna sharaNyAya
Anupallavi:
bhUsurAdi samastajana pUjitAbja caraNAya
vAsuki takSakAdi sarpa svarUpa dharaNAya
vAsavAdi sakaladEva vanditAya varENyAya
dAsajanAbhIStapradadakSatarAgragaNyAya
Charanam:
tAraka simha mukha shUra padmAsura samhartrE
tApatraya haraNanipuNa tatvOpadEsha kartrE
vIranuta guruguhAyAjHnAna dhvAnta savitrE
vijayavallI bhartrE
saktyAyudha dhartrE
dhIrAya natavidhAtrE
dEvarAja jAmAtrE
bhUrAdibhuvanabhOktrE
bhOgamOkSapradAtrE

For song Sri Subramanyaya of album: Vaa Muruga Vaa Vol Ii2010-06-20 17:30:53
Soo beautiful ,.. KOti KOti Lavanyaya Namaste .. Om Namo Subrahmanyaya ..

a beautiful article and this kriti a Conversation between Sri Kanchi Paramacharya and Sri Aryakkudi Ramanja Iyer .. on this Kriti . the great sage explaining the meaning of it too ..

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Translated from an article in Kalki Deepavali Malar of 1990:

A memorable incident when Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati, the Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, gave a wonderful commentary on Muthuswami Dikshitar's kriti on Subrahmanya to Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar. The article appeared in Ariyakkudi's centenary year, when the Paramacharya was in his 97th year.

In June 1961, the Paramacharya was camping at Devakottai (in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu). He had been in deep penance for several weeks, not talking or even communicating by gesture. One could not know if he even heard the devotees' words. One morning, some people from nearby Ariyakkudi (?Nagarathar?) had their darshan of Him, and in the course of their talks, it came out that Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar, the famous carnatic musician, and known simply as ?Ariyakkudi?, was currently in Karaikkudi.

To the surprise of every one, the Paramacharya signaled to them, asking if they can bring Ariyakkudi over to meet Him. They agreed and left.
That afternoon by three o'clock, Ariyakkudi was at the camp. He was so excited and tense, as the Paramacharya had asked to meet him in the midst of his 'kAshta mounam' (vow of rigorous silence)

Is not the Paramacharya known for His simplicity? So His accommodation at the camp was very simple. His room was on the garden side of a small house. Devotees had to have His darshan through a small window, walking through dirt and bushes. May be that was His way of admonishing those of us who have grown used to the luxuries of life.
On being informed that Ariyakkudi had arrived, the Paramacharya signaled to bring him to the rear window. He came, and paid obeisance by falling full stretch at His feet.
That was it. To every one's joy, the Paramacharya opened His mouth and started talking in a torrent.

"Heard of your receiving the Rashtrapathi award. You would have walked on a red carpet, and been honored in a gathering of eminent persons. But me, I have made you walk on stones and bush and made you sit in a dinghy room.
"Why I called you is, I have long had a desire to listen to 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE' rendered perfectly. On hearing you are around, the desire has re-surfaced. Perfect rendition means both the music and the lyrics (sangItham and sAhityam). Many people disfigure the words of Sanskrit and Telugu kirtanas to the extent that we wish they never sang.

"The music part (swarAs), the rhythm part and the 'sAhitya chandas' - what is called 'chandam' in Tamil - would be given for most songs. The proper way to split and combine words would also be given. The musician has to take care to synchronize the music, rhythm and chandas and split and combine the words correctly so as not to spoil the meaning. The compositions of good composers definitely allow this (padham pirichu pAdaradhu) but many musicians simply concentrate on the music and rhythm, and ignore the meaning, sometimes leading to ridiculous meanings!
"Even in this song 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE', we have a line 'guruguhAyAgnAna dwAnta savithrE'. This must be split as 'guruguhAya agnAna dwAnta savithrE' i.e. 'the one who is the sun for the darkness of ignorance'. Some sing it as 'guruguhAyA....... gnana dwAnta savitrE', ' one who is the sun for the darkness of knowledge'!
"I do not know if you sing the kriti 'SankarAchAryam' (Sri Subbarama Sastri's Sankarabharanam kriti), but Veena Dhanamma's family, Semmangudi Seenu, MS all sing this. There is a line 'paramAdvaita sthApana leelam' - means 'one who so easily, like a game, founded the great Advaita philosophy' - it is to be sung with stress on the 'A' of 'Advaita' (the Paramacharya sings this line) to give the intended meaning. If we really cared, we can, even without proper training, sing with proper meaning. Those I mentioned above also sing properly. But those who do not care stretch the 'paramAAAA' and then sing 'dwaita sthApana leelam', converting the Advaita Acharya to Dwaita Acharya! (laughs heartily for a long time)
"No doubt, in music, there is no Dvaita - Advaita difference. Only music is important. And music makes the mind of the singer into unison with the song - the protagonist of the song. That is why, 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE' is attached to you - a Vaishnavite - or you are attached to it! I have heard you sing that song. I do not have to say anything about your musical ability; and the sahitya part too you do correctly. Which is why I have called you here.

"In my dharbar there are only stones and bushes. There is no accompaniment, not even sruti. But please do sing that kriti for me, in spite of all these.?

When the Paramacharya stopped his torrent, Ariyakkudi was in tears. He prostrated once again, and said "there is no other prestige for me than to be asked by 'periyavA' to sing, and singing for periyavA. I have no words to express the magnanimity of PeriyavA, considering me as somebody and giving me this chance. PeriyavA?s grace has to fill in for the sruti and accompaniment and enable me to sing to the level I am expected to?, and readied himself to begin the song.

The Paramacharya asked "the raga of this kriti is said to be Kambodhi, but the name given in books is Kambhoji, right?"

When Ariyakkudi said yes, the Paramacharya continued,

"Many of us know Kambhojam is Cambodia (in S E Asia), and that Bharat culture had taken deep roots there. If we inferred that Kambhoji is a raga 'imported' from that place, researchers like Sambamurthy (the late Prof. P Sambamurthy) disagree. Cambodians might have imported many things from us, but not we, far advanced in civilization, from them; definitely not in music, where we were much advanced whereas they had mostly folk music. Then why the name 'Kambhoji'?

"I have a thought here - there is another place called 'Kambhojam? along India's northern border. Kalidasa, no ordinary poet and quite knowledgeable too, tells Yasha to go this way and that in his 'mEgha SandEsam' - good enough to plot a map! In his Raghuvamsam, describing Raghu's invasions and victories, he has mentioned one 'Kambhojam', beyond the Indus and along the Himalayas. From this, we deduce that, within the extended India (akand Bharat), there was one Kambhojam near the Hindukush mountains. May be our Kambodhi raga was from this place?

"Many ragas are named after places, right? Sourashtram, Navarasa kannada, even Kannada, Sindhu Bhairavi, Yamuna Kalyani, like this Kambodhi might have come from Kambhojam region.

"Researchers say ragas like Mohanam and Kambhoji have been around in most civilizations from time immemorial. Later, may be the raga was given the name of the place that 'polished' it well.

Kedaram is a place in the Himalayas - you know Kedarnath. Gowla - Gowda region - Bengal. We have ragas in both names, and even Kedaragowla. But all three ragas have been in South Indian music - how? May be the names came from musicians who 'specialized' in these ragas and came from those regions? People in general, musicians in particular, are referred to with their native places. For instance Ariyakkudi means you! From this, can we say that some these ragas - Kedaram, Gowla, Kannada, Kambhoji etc. - were popularized by musicians from these regions?
"Are you interested in research into ancient music?"

“Ariyakkudi replied "Not much".

"But you have set Tiruppavai to tune! But unlike Thevaram songs, tunes have not been specified for Tiruppavai songs, and those whose who recited, did not use a tune. Since only Brahmins have been reciting Divyaprabhandham songs, they have recited only with a kind of up-down delivery (Ethal-Irakkal prAsam). You set the tune for Tiruppavai according to your manodharma (imagination)?"

"To the best of my little ability"

"But it has become the standard and been accepted and sung by other vidwans as well! It seems our ancient ragas have been preserved in their original form (roopam) only in the Thevaram songs. Just as the Vedas have been preserved to a note by the Vaidikas through generations, the Odhuvamurthis have preserved Thevaram songs - not just the lyrics, but the tunes too. What was a service to devotion, has also been a service to music! The ragas Sankarabharanam, Neelambari, Bhairavi etc. have all been identified as different 'pann's. This list includes Sowrashtra, Kedaragowla, Kambodhi also. Kambodhi used to be called 'ThakkEsi' or something like that. Kambodhi is not a mela raga?"

"No. Harikambhoji is the mela raga; Kambhoji is its janya raga"
"But Kambodhi is more famous! Just like the son being more famous than the father. Some other janya ragas too are like this?"

"Yes, Bhairavi is a janya raga, derived from Natabhairavi"
"OK, you sing. I have been wasting time in useless chat preventing you from doing what you came for!"

Ariyakkudi rendered the song "ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE" - a rare musical feast. Even without sruti or accompaniments, it was still wholesome. The Paramacharya listened to the song with full concentration, eyes closed.

Then, "Only because you sang alone (no sruti/accompanists) the song came out with all its beauty. And the words were crystal clear. I say 'thrupthOsmi' (Totally satisfied). Please sing once more - you know why? I will give you the meaning line by line, you stop after every line. Not that you do not know; but let me have the pleasure of dissolving my mind in Sri Dikshitar's lyrical beauty for some more time! More over, others here can also learn the meaning and beauty behind the creations of geniuses."
Ariyakkudi sang once more, this time line-by-line. Presented below is the Paramacharya's commentary, plus appropriate pieces from some of his other lectures.
'shrI SubrahmaNyAya namastE namastE'

Obeisance to Lord Subrahmanya - every one knows. Starts auspiciously with ShrI and has a double namasthE. If you say something more than once, you have said it infinite number of times- ananth). We have seen 'pOttri pOttri' and 'Jaya Jaya Sankara', and BrahmasUtram's every phrase ends with twice-repeated words.

'namasthE namasthE'. 'thE' - to you; 'nama:' - obeisance. 'nama:thE' becomes 'namasthE'. The whole kriti goes in the fourth person(?)(nAlam vEtrumai). Obeisances to you, SubrahmanyA, infinite number of obeisances.
Who is Subrahmanya? True, learned Brahmanya. We generally take 'brahmA' to mean the true, absolute form of the Lord (paramAtma svarUpam), but there is another meaning - Vedas. That is why, Upanayanam, the ceremony to begin Veda lessons to a child, is called 'BrahmOpadEsam'; by learning Vedas, the child becomes 'BrahmachAri'. Likewise 'Brahmayagnam'. Brahmins are a set that recite the Vedas. Subrahmanya is the symbol of the Divine, the end point, the God of Vedas, and the special God of the Brahmins.
What is the special feature of Veda recitals? Worship of agni, fire. And Subrahmanya is the God who is in 'agni swarUp'. He was created by the six sparks of fire (nEtragni) from the (third) eye of Shiva. Hence He is the Deva of Vedas, and the God of Brahmins, whose sole duty is to recite and teach Vedas.

Adisankara in his 'Subrahmanya Bhujangam' says 'mahIdEva dEvam, mahAvEda bhAvam, mahAdEvabAlam'. 'mahIdEva' are Brahmins; 'mahIdEva dEvam' is God of Brahmins.

In Thirumurugattruppadai, one of the oldest Tamil scriptures, this point is underlined. Nakkeerar, the author, stating that each of the six faces of Shanmukha grants devotees' wishes in one different way, says

'oru mugam manthra vidhiyin marapuli vazhA

anthaNar vELviyOrkkummE'
And when describing Thiruveragam (Swamimalai), he says learned and pious Brahmins perform rituals with fire towards Subrahmanya.

Brahmins who participate in 'yagna karmA' are called 'rithvik'. Of the sixteen types of rithviks, one is named 'Subrahmanya'.

From all these, it is evident that Subrahmanya is the God of Vedas.
Muthuswami Dikshitar has much connection with Subrahmanya. He has been to, and sung in praise of, many kshetras and Gods, just as Adisankara has. But in his devotion (upAsanA), he has been known to be a 'dEvi upAsakA' - he even breathed his last singing 'mIna lOchani pAcha mOchani' on Meenakshi. But his birth, beginning of his composing career, were are all associated with Subrahmanya.

His very name, Muthuswami, is that of Muthukumaraswami, the deity at Vaidheeswaran koil. His father, Ramaswami Dikshitar - scholar, musician and Srividya devotee - was without an issue till he was forty. He visited Vaidheeswaran koil with his wife and fasted for 45 days (one mandalam). His wife then had a dream of someone tying coconut, fruits and other 'mangalavastu' on her womb. And soon she became pregnant. The couple understood that Subrahmanya had granted their wish and that the dream meant this. And a boy was born on 'krithikai' day in the month of Phalguni or Panguni.
Muthuswami grew up, had his musical training, Srividya Abhyasam (training in the worship of Devi) and gurukula vAsam at Kashi (Benares). His guru at Kashi, before dying, told Muthuswami, "Go back to the south. First visit Tiruttani. Subrahmanya will show you the way to your life's purpose".

So Muthuswami went to Tiruttani. He had his bath in the temple tank and was climbing the hillock, when an elderly Brahmin gentleman called him by name, and told him to open his mouth. When Muthuswami did so, he dropped a piece of sugar candy (karkandu) in his mouth and disappeared. Muthuswami understood who it was that came, and his life's mission began that moment - his musical creativity had been woken up. On the spot, he sang eight kritis. (in eight different 'vEttrumai's)
Also note that his 'mudra' is 'guruguhA', a name of Subrahmanya. Guha resides deep inside a cave - guhai; and Guruguha resides in the deep cave of the human heart of Muthuswami Dikshitar.

Dikshitar's life on earth ended on a Deepavali day. The sixth day from Deepavali is 'skanda shashti'. Some people fast these six days, beginning on Deepavali day and ending it on the shashti day. So in his death too we see the Subrahmanya association.
Dikshitar went from place to place and sang in praise of the God there, be it Ganesha, Vishnu, Devi, Shiva. And in each kriti, there would be some internal evidence about the place where it was composed - the name of the God, some historical fact, or manthra rahasyam. Our 'ShrI SubrahmanyAya namasthE' has no such internal evidence - we do not know where it was composed. May be he unified the deities of all Subrahmanya temples in this one kriti, so sparkling is it.

So he has started with innumerable obeisances; then

'manasija kOTi kOTi lAvaNyAya'

Like two 'namasthE's, two koti's. koti-koti is koti (one crore) multiplied by crore. manasija koti koti - crore*crore manmadhA's. manasijan=manmadhan; he is born out of mind - manas. Love - kAmA - comes from the mind, right? There is a puranic story too - Manmadhan is the son of Mahavishnu. But very strangely, he was not born to Mahalakshmi out of Vishnu's love, but from Vishnu's mind directly - the moment Vishnu thought of him! And Vishnu's other son, Brahma, was born directly too, from Vishnu's navel (nAbhi). See, Vishnu has this funny habit of doing strange things always!
Manmadhan is famous for his good looks. So 'manasija kOti kOti lAvanyAya' is some one who is crore*crore times as beautiful as Manmadha.
But is this not funny?! I mean, Subrahmanya being 'manasija kOti kOti lAvanyAya'. Who is Subrahmanya? He is the son of Shiva, who reduced Manmadha to ashes with a fire of fury from His eye. And from that same nEtragni, is born Subrahmanya! But He was born to gnAna (wisdom), not kAma.
'Kumar' is a special name for Him. Just as in the South 'pillai' (son) means pillaiyar (Ganesha), Kumar in the North refers to the younger son, Subrahmanya. In the South also, we say 'kumaran' or 'kumAraswAmy'. Nowadays, half of the boys are named 'Kumar'! The term 'Kumar' is particularly applied to Subrahmanya. In Valmiki Ramayana, Vishwamitra tells the story of Subrahmanya to Rama and Lakshmana and calls it 'KumAra Sambhavam'. And Kalidasa has named his own epic after this phrase used by the great sage.

Another interpretation for the word 'Kumar'. Manmadhan is also called 'mAran'; and 'kumAran' some one who puts mAra to shame - is more beautiful than him. 'kutsitha-mara:' - 'kumAra:'. So 'kumAra' by itself means 'manasija kOti kOti lAvanyAya'!
The Tamil people just love Him. They have given Him a beautiful name - 'Murugan' - Murugu=beauty.

After kAmA was burnt to ashes, Devi took over his role, donning his sugarcane bow and floral arrows - 'kamEshwari' - this led to the birth of Subrahmanya. And how else would he be but 'lavaNyA'? - Devi Herself is called 'sundari - thripurasundari'.

'dhIna sharaNyAya'
Is mere beauty enough? What we want is 'aruL' - grace. Subrahmanya is the refuge for us, the sufferers. 'dhIna' - those that are poor, humble, suffering, scared.

'dhIna sharaNyAya - lAvaNyAya - SubrahmaNyAya' - similar sounding - edhugai or mOnai or something in Tamil - it is edhugai only but edhugai on the ending of the words rather than on the beginning. 'yAya' - andhya prAsam - 'to Him' (fourth vEttrumai)
It is usual to go back to the first line with a fast 'manasija kOti kOti', after beginning in slow tempo - chowkha kAlam or vilamba kAlam. Vilambham - a nice Sanskrit word. I prefer this word to 'chowkam'. Slow tempo, giving scope to the musician to explore the raga's various nuances, is a hallmark of Dikshitar's kritis. And the majestic Sanskrit language helps too, creating the impression of a grand elephantine procession.
But aren't we all always in a hurry? By the mind and by the body? So we find such slow tempo boring after some time. And for this, Dikshitar provides relief with some fast movements at the end of most phrases. Madhyama kAlam comes as a relief to chowkha kAlam, as a piece of clove in a sweet-sweet laddu! In this kriti, both the pallavi and charanam have madhyama kAla endings. But in his most other kritis, we find madhya kAla phrases only at the end of anupallavi and charanam. Why? Subrahmanya is a vibrant young man (endrum iLaiyAi), so wants to go running right from the word 'go'!
'bhUSurAdhi samasthajana pUjithAbja sharaNyAya'

one whose lotus feet are worshipped by Brahmins and other people (add namasthE of the pallavi to this) 'bhUsurAdhi' - Brahmins and others. 'bhUsurA' - Brahmins. 'bhU' is earth, surA are the devAs. And Brahmins are the 'earthly DevAs' as they, by their chanting and rituals, bring the blessings of the Devas to earth.

We have already seen that Subrahmanya is the God of Brahmins (mahIdeEva is same as bhUsura). But is He the God of Brahmins only? Not so; He is the God of all people. Of his two wives, one is the daughter of Indra, the king of Devas, and the other, daughter of a tribal chieftain (suramagal and kuramagal). Some might say, He is a Tamil God (Dravidaswamy), and others that He is the God of Brahmins only - His name itself is testimony. But the truth is otherwise. There is no doubt that He is the God of all people. And Dikshitar takes this line only. We should all unite in the name of God, not fight one another.
'pUjithAbja sharaNAya' - to the worshipped Lotus Feet. Abja is lotus; 'Ab' is water and that which grows in water is abjam. We also call it jalajam, ambujam, sarojam, neerajam (jala, ambu... are all other names for water). Also vanajam - vana is forest. But does lotus grow in forest? But vana has another meaning - water. 'Kam' is also water - kamjam is lotus (eg. kamjalOchanE, kamjadhalAya dAkshi). vArijam, too, is lotus. OK, all I have tried to say is 'abjam' is lotus!

'vASuki thakShakAdhi sarpa swarUpa dharanAya' one who takes the form of snakes like Vasuki and Thaksha. Literally 'sarpa' means 'kundalini' - the Energy of Life. Snake has a wriggled, spiral-like form, so does our kundalini, in normal circumstances. But if we perform concentrated penance, it wakes up in full glory, and then merges with the Ultimate.

Subrahmanya's weapon is the spear - 'vEl', also known as Shakti Ayudham. No other deity's weapon is as much identified with that deity, as vEl is with Subrahmanya. And His connection with snakes is apparent in more instances - if we see a snake in our dreams, elders tell us to perform Subrahmanya pooja for preethi. And Shashti Pooja to Subrahmanya is also done some times as Nagarjuna Pooja, in particular for Puthrabhagyam. Subrahmanya was born at the request of Devas who wanted a powerful commander-in-chief; and we pray to Him for puthrabhagyam!

In Andhra and Karnataka, they do not have Subrahmanya idols in temples; rather, He is worshipped in snake form. You know a place called Subrahmanya in Karnataka - there also it is this way. Telugus fondly say 'subbarAyudu' meaning Subrahmanya as well as snake.

Let us see if Adisankara has brought out this Subrahmanya - snake connection. (laughs) The title itself is 'Bhujangam'! Snake does not have legs, and uses its whole body as hands - bhujam, and moves about in a wavy rhythm. The 'chandas' similar to a snake's movement is called 'bhujanga prayAdham'. Acharya has sung bhujangams on many Gods, but when we simply think of bhujangam, what comes to our mind immediately is 'Subrahmanya Bhujangam'. On other Gods, He has also composed ashtakam, pancharatnam etc, but on Subrahmanya, only this Subrahmanya Bhujangam - may be to show that Subrahmanya is Himself the bhujangam.

Dikshitar mentions the famous snakes Vasuki and Taksha. Shashti Pooja is performed by worshipping seven great snakes. Vasuki is the snake who adorns the role of Nagaraja in Nagalokam. And when the Sea of Milk (pArkadal) was churned with Manthragiri, this Vasuki snake was used to tie that hillock. Funny, isn't it, a poisonous snake helping to extract nectar! Again, what is Subrahmanya's vehicle (vAhanA)? peacock, dire enemy of the snakes! Goes to show that, in His presence, all enmity vanishes. So too, elephants are mortally scared of lions - a 'simha swapna' terrorizes an elephant. But we have an elephant sitting on a lion! Heramba, one of the many forms of Ganesha, has a lion as His vAhanA. Or take Vishnu - His bed is a snake (Adishesha) and his vAhanA, Garuda, enemy of snakes! We are told the story that a snake eats the moon during lunar eclipse, but we have a snake and a moon adorning Shiva's head! Strange, again, are the Parvati-Shiva couple. Will a lion leave a bull go? But we have Shiva on the Rishaba (bull) and Devi on Simha (lion)! The philosophy behind all these is, all beings lose their tendency to hate (dwEsha bhAvam) at the Lord's sannidhi.

OK, let us continue our 'vAsuki takshakAdhi' - some say Vasuki is the same as Adishesha; some disagree. Anyhow, Adishesha and Subrahmanya are definitely connected. Venkataramanaswamy at Tirupati has much connection with Subrahmanya. The hillock Tirupati-Tirumala is also called Seshagiri, Seshachalam, Seshasailam. 'sarpa swarUpa dhara' Subrahmanya is Himself is the Tirupati hill. Or take Ardhanarishwara at Tiruchengode. Subrahmanya is also worshipped here, as He made the (united) couple into a trio - Somaskanda. This Tiruchengode is also called Nagachalam and Nagagiri, meaning the same as Seshachalam.'vAsavAdhi sakala dEva vandhithAya'
Now he talks about the real 'suras', not earthly suras. 'bhUsurAdhi' was in the lower octave and 'vAsavAdhi' is in the upper octave. The meaning is 'One who is worshipped by Vasava and other Devas'. Vasava is Indra. Of the Devas, there is one class called Ashtavasus. They are Indra's followers (parivAram), so Vasava is Indra. When he himself worships, all other Devas have to follow suit (yathA rAjA thathA prajA); moreover, when Surapadma drove off the Devas and ascended Indra's throne, Subrahmanya was the one who saved them. So they have much reason to worship Subrahmanya. Not just worshipping - Indra gave off his daughter Devasena in marriage to Subrahmanya. So Deva-senapathi became Devasena-pathi! Dikshitar also points this out later in the kriti (dEvarAja jAmatrE)

Reminds me - Devasena is said to be Indra's daughter, and Valli, the daughter of Nambirajan, a tribal king (suramagal, kuramagal) but in fact, both of them are Vishnu's daughters but for some reasons grew up with Indra and Nambirajan.
Who is Vishnu? Devi's brother, Subrahmanya's uncle. So Subrahmanya has married his uncle's daughters perfectly in accordance with custom. Arunagirinathar says as many times 'marugOnE' (nephew/son-in-law) as he says 'murugOnE'. Even though Ganesha too is Vishnu's nephew, 'mAl marugOn' - Vishnu's nephew - denotes Subrahmanya only.
Another example of unity-in-diversity - Vishnu, whose son Manmadha died in the netragni, has given His daughters in marriage to Subrahmanya - born out of the same netragni.

Further, we will see that Saiva-Vaishnava difference also vanishes, and it would not be strange that this kriti is a Vaishnavite's masterpiece. Is it not quite expected, as Subrahmanya is the son-in-law of Vishnu? Would you not love and respect your son-in-law?

One step further - Devi Herself is Vishnu's sister. Who gives off Meenakshi in marriage to Sundareshwara (thArai vArthu kodukkaradhu)? A world famous sculpture at Madurai tells us who...

First Dikshitar said samasthajana pUjithAya, then sakaladEva vandhithAya. Among Devas too, there are several sects - Vasus, Rudhras, Adithyas, Gandharvas, Kinnaras, etc.
And finally,

'varENyAya'
- means THE BEST. This appears in Gayathri Mantra. To bring out the superlative nature, Dikshitar has used this word from Gayathri, which is but the essence of the Vedas. And 'varENyAya' continues the 'andhya prAsam' of SubrahmanyAya-lAvaNyAya-charaNyAya, and as it comes at the height of the anupallavi, he has used the word from the essence of the Vedas.

The beginnings of each line, too, have 'edhugai prAsam' - 'shrI Su', 'bhUsu', 'vAsa', 'dhAsa'. This is the speciality of great composers - their rachana visesham (not 'rasana' - appreciation). rachanA means lyrical beauty - the unified effect of sound and meaning, each falling into its place at ease. 'Composed', 'composure' itself means peace, ease. (In Tamil, we say quite beautifully, 'sollamaidhi, porulamaidhi'). We can deduce a composer's rasanA from his rachanA.

'dAsajanAbhISta-prada-dakSatarAgra-gaNyAya'
Having certified His stature with a superlative, Dikshitar mounts more superlatives one after the other to bring out His kindness to devotees. 'dhAsajana apIshta pradha' - one who fulfills his devotees' wishes. Dikshitar could have stopped here, but was not quite satisfied! After ?pradha?, we have ?dhaksha?, ?thara?, ?agra? - a stream of superlatives.
'apIshta pradha dhaksha' is one who is very good at fulfilling his devotees' wishes. Stop here? No. 'dhaksha thara' - the best among those who are good at fulfilling their devotees' wishes. 'thara' - better in comparison. (in Tamil we say 'tharamAnadhu'). Yes, there may be many such capable Gods (and their supporters may come fighting) so let us avoid controversy here. After all, God and music and kritis are but for unity and peace. So let Subrahmanya be the #1 among all such Gods, thought Dikshitar. So he says 'agragaNyAya' - another superlative! 'agra' - first place; 'gaNyAya' - held in or esteemed to be in.

'thAraka simhamukha sUrapadmAsura samharthrE'

one who vanquished Tharaka, Simhamukha and Soorapadma (add 'namasthE' here)
Pallavi and anupallavi had all the words in the fourth person (nAlAm vEttrumai in Tamil). Now charanam has words ending in 'ru' - a weak, half 'u' (kutrialugaram in Tamil). 'Samharthru - upadEsakarthru - savithru' - in 4th person these do not become 'yAya' but take the 'E' sound - 'harthrE - karthrE'.

Tharaka, Simhamukha and Soorapadma are brothers. Tharaka is elephant-faced, Simhamukha obviously lion-faced, and Soorapadma has an ugly rAkshasa face. In the South, Soorapadma is the king of Asuras, and the chief villain. We even celebrate Soorasamharam. But in the north, Tharaka takes this place. Kalidasa in his 'Kumarasambhavam' says that Subrahmanya was born for the purpose of vanquishing Tharakasura. And in Subrahmanya Bhujangam, Adisankara mentions all three. Dikshitar follows the 'southern line’
OK; Dikshitar has spoken of His beauty (kOti kOti manasija lAvaNyAya), kindness (dhInacharanyAya, apIshtavarapradhAkshagrahaNyAya) and valour; what next?
What signifies Dikshitar's kritis? What is his mudhra? 'Guruguha'. This is Subrahmanya's greatest quality. He is the one who teaches us the path to the Ultimate. He even teaches His father, Shiva ('guruvAi ararkkum upadEsam vaiththa' - Arunagiri) - He is 'thagappan swAmi - swAminAthaswAmi - 'gnAnapandithaswAmi'.

'thApa-thrya harana nipuna thathvOpadEsa karthrE'

Jeevatma - human soul - has three kinds of desires - thApathryam. They are Aadhyatmikam, Aadhiboudhikam, Aaadhidhaivikam. And all three lead to suffering; the first to suffering within our soul. The second is brought about by other (human/animal) beings. The last, Aadhi dhaivikam, literally means God's work, but here stands to mean our fate - vidhi. Subrahmanya teaches us how to win over them - he is an expert - nipunA - at such teaching.

'vIranutha'

Wisdom and valour - we ignorantly think that they are different. But the truly wise man - gnAni - can take any form, but still be a gnAni inside. Krishna tells Arjuna to take his bow and shoot (gAntIpathai edudA ambai thodudA) in the midst of Gita which is essentially a Gnanopadesham. Subrahmanya is a 'gnAnavIra' - the wise warrior, c-in-c of the devasena and worshipped by all brave and wise men. Hence 'vIranutha'. 'nutha' - one who is worshipped. One more interpretation - He has nine deputies whose names all start with 'vIra' - vIrabAhu, vIrakEsari, vIramahEndra etc. So also He is 'vIranutha'.
'guruguhAya'

After valour, again gnAna! Subrahmanya's abodes are mostly hillocks or caves - guhai ('kurinjikkadavul' in Tamil). Philosophically, He is the Divine Truth residing deep in the cave that is the human heart. And when He comes out and preaches, he is 'guruguhA'. This is also Dikshitar's mudhra, having flown spontaneously out of his heart into his words.
'agnAna dwAntha savithrE'

'dwAntham' - darkness; Savitha - Sun. Just as Sun drives out the darkness, He drives out the darkness of ignorance. The use of the word 'savithA' for Sun is significant here. Sun - Surya - has several other names - Aadithya, BhUsha, Bhaskara, Bhanu, Marthanda, Dinamani (more to be found in Aadhithya Hrdayam). Of these, the name savithA appears in Gayathri Manthra. Roughly translating, in Gayathri, we pray that the brilliant wisdom light of the Ultimate, likened to the glow of the Sun, should awaken our inner wisdom and make it glow, too. Speciality of the name is, Savitha does not talk of the destructive-of-darkness nature of the Sun, but of the creative nature. Savitha - literally one who creates. (prasavam - giving birth - same root here). Sun not only destroys darkness, dirt, insects etc, but also induces rain, growth of vegetation, our good health and even our mental growth. Similarly, Subrahmanya vanquishes darkness (of the mind), but also fills in this void space with wisdom. The use of the word Savitha has come out beautifully. (ThirumurugAtruppadai starts with a similar simile of dawn)

I think the whole point of this kriti is to show Subrahmanya to be the essence of Gayathri, which is itself the essence of Vedas. The kriti starts with Brahmanyaya; at the high point of the anupallavi we have 'varENyAya' and the high point of charanam has 'savithru'. The kriti touches its peak at this point.

And then,
'vijayavallI barthrE'

This is fun! the real fun with real gnAni is he can be anything outside; brave, beautiful, kind, anything. He is SUrasamhAramUrthi, the valiant victor at Tiruchendur; a sanyAsi at Palani; a Brahmachari boy at Swamimalai; Devasena's and Valli's husband at Tirupparankundram and Tiruttani. Vijayavalli is none but Valli. (Devasena is Jayanthi). So He has Jaya and Vijaya as His consorts! Valli Kalyanam is a jolly good anecdote. But the philosophy there? He frees the mind, caught between IndriyAs (the tribal folk in the story) and merges it with Himself. Goes also to show how much of a 'dhInacharanyA' He is - He, the Son of Universe's first couple, took on many different roles and what not, just to please the deep, innocent love of a tribal girl.

'sakthyAyudha dhartrE'

one who wears the powerful spear - ShaktivEl.

'dhIrAya'

We generally take this to mean strength, fearlessness; of course that is correct. But another meaning is sharp intellect. And this 'dhI' sound is found in Gayathri too! Gayathri's use of 'dhI' refers to our intellect, which, pray, be induced by the Ultimate Light (paramAthma tEjas). The root meaning of the word 'gAyathri' is 'that which protects/elevates the one who sings it'. Sing? The recital of Vedas, in up-down fashion, is itself like a song. And Dikshitar probably composed this kriti as a kind of musical Gayathri, and hence borrows many words and ideas from Gayathri Mantra.
Which is the first and basic swara of the saptaswara? Shadjam. The cooing of peacock is likened to Shadjam, and peacock reminds us of what? Him! (Arunagiri says 'maragadha mayUra perumAl kAN'). If He is the Lord of Shadjam, the base note, is He not the Lord of music too? And must He not have a Sangeetha Gayathri on him? Which is why, He created Dikshitar, started him off with a sugar candy and got him to sing this kriti!
'natha vidhAtrE'

Vidhatha is Brahma. natha here is the same as nutha in vIranutha - means one who is worshipped. We all know the story. Subrahmanya asked Brahma for the meaning of Pranava Mantra; Brahma could not give a satisfactory answer. And our young boy imprisoned Brahma and took over his duty of Creation. In some temples, we can see Subrahmanya donning the japamAla and kamandalu of Brahma (eg. Kanchi Kumarakkottam). Shiva came to Brahma's rescue, "OK my son, Brahma does not know; you tell me the answer, if you know". Pat came the reply, "I can not be talked to like this; if you want the answer, ask like a student does, not like a teacher". Even great people take pleasure in losing to their offspring! Shiva went down to Subrahmanya and got 'PranavOpadEsha'. A lesson to all of us - in pursuit of knowledge, there is no shame. Having now realized Subrahmanya's greatness, Brahma worshipped Him and was released back to his job.

'dEvaraja jAmathrE'

son-in-law of Indra, we have already seen this.

'bhUrAdhi bhuvana bhOktrE'

'bhUrAdhi' - earth and other; bhuvana - worlds. It is customary to classify the infinite number of worlds into 14, of which seven are below, and further summarizing as 'bhUr-bhuva-suvar' ie lower, middle and upper worlds. Recognize these? Gayathri again! We add a 'Om' to it and recite as part of many our rituals. The idea is that the fruits of our rituals should reach all of the people in all of these worlds. 'bOkthA' means ruled by, enjoyed by. Are not the happenings-on in all these worlds at and for His pleasure (leelAnubhavam) ?

Finally,
'bhOga mOksha pradhAtrE'

As seen, He is the one who rules over and enjoys all good things in this world, while giving us the illusion that we too enjoy various pleasures like wealth, position and fame. 'dhAthA' - one who gives. 'pradhAthA' - expert at giving. In the fourth person, it becomes 'pradhAtrE'. As long as this illusion - drama - is on, it is fine for us to enjoy, and for Him to give. But if we delude ourselves into thinking that this drama is the real thing, we are fools. Once the drama is over, should we not go back to our real selves? This is the state when the mind (manas), the drama stage, dies and the Atman alone exists. He gives us this state too - as 'agnAna dwAnta savithA', 'mOksha pradhAthA'.

If we seek moksha from Dhanalakshmi, or from Santhanalakshmi, we are not going to get it. And Dakshinamurthi would not give us wealth or offspring, either. Subrahmanya gives us both bhogam and moksham.
There is nothing more to say after this sentence, and the kriti ends.
The Paramacharya further tells Ariyakkudi and the gathering at large, "I'm happy to see that you, coming from a good guru-sishya parampara, are preserving good music. You must also bring up good disciples and keep the tradition going. A Brahmin, having learnt Veda, has a compulsory duty to teach atleast one more person (athyApanam). This can apply to other sastras and arts too.

"One more point about musicians. You should sing the Telugu and Sanskrit kirtanas fully aware of their meaning. It is not fair to say that Tamil songs alone are enough. Great composers in this country have created hundreds of Telugu and Sanskrit songs of much musical and lyrical beauty. If we ignore them, the loss is ours. Do not defend by saying, 'I do not understand them!' - if only we desire, do we not spend time and energy on all sorts of useless things? If musicians dedicate themselves to pure music and proper rendition of words without losing the 'osandha artha visEsham', language can not be a barrier. Now that you are #1 in the music world, do your best towards this. May Subrahmanya's Grace be with you in this endeavor."
Ariyakkudi was totally moved. He took leave saying, "This has been the best day in my life".

And the Paramacharya went back to his penance the next moment.

Raga: kAmbhOji / Tala: tishra Ekam
Pallavi:
shrI subrahmaNyAya namastE namastE
manasija kOTi kOTi lAvaNyAya
dIna sharaNyAya
Anupallavi:
bhUsurAdi samastajana pUjitAbja caraNAya
vAsuki takSakAdi sarpa svarUpa dharaNAya
vAsavAdi sakaladEva vanditAya varENyAya
dAsajanAbhIStapradadakSatarAgragaNyAya
Charanam:
tAraka simha mukha shUra padmAsura samhartrE
tApatraya haraNanipuNa tatvOpadEsha kartrE
vIranuta guruguhAyAjHnAna dhvAnta savitrE
vijayavallI bhartrE
saktyAyudha dhartrE
dhIrAya natavidhAtrE
dEvarAja jAmAtrE
bhUrAdibhuvanabhOktrE
bhOgamOkSapradAtrE

For song Janani Ninnuvina Semmangudi R Shrinivasa Iyer of album: Vaa Muruga Vaa Vol Ii2010-06-16 18:03:40
Love this kriti very much ..O Mother, if not who else for me..
Composer & Lyricist , Sri Subbarayasastree
Raag Reeti Gowla...
A beautiful Raaga for devotion, it flows liek anythign and great sir rendition ...
eyes close automatically

22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S G2 R2 G2 M1 N2 D2 M1 N2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 M1 G2 M1 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: mishra caapu
Composer: Subbaraaya Shaastree
Language: Telugu

pallavi

jananI ninnu vinA (trilOka) dikkevarammA jagamulOna gAna

anupallavi

manasija mAnasa sammOdini vinavE nA manavini vini nannu brOvumu
(cittai swaram)

cittai Swaram

n,p,n, n,s, n,n, | s,,,,, ,,,, n,s, ||
g,r,s, n,s, g,g, | m,,,m, g,g, r,s, ||
n,s,g, r,n, s,g, | r,n,s, r,s, s,n, ||
p,,,n, n,s, s,,, | g,g,m, g,g, r,s, ||
g,g,m, g,g, m,,, | ,,n,s, n,n, s,,, ||
n,s,g, g,m, g,m, | n,d,m, n,n, S,S, ||
G,G,M, G,R, G,,, | G,R,n, S,,, n,d, ||
S,,,n, d,m, m,,, | g,r,s, s,,, n,p, ||
(jananee)

cittai Swaram Saahityam

(svara sAhitya) niravadhika sukha dAyaki yanucu vini ninnu cAla goliciti
niratamuga tanayuni moralu vini nI valanE brOcuTaku evarika dharalO
vinumA idi ghanamA taruNamidi krpa salupa durusuga
sarasIruha lOcani suvAsini tAmasamu sEyakane brOvumu
(jananI)

caraNam 1

varadAyaki gadA okkani brOva karudA daya rAdA
nera nammina nAtO vAdA sarasija bhava hari haranuta pAda

caraNam 2

karuNAnidhi nIvu vEganE vacci karuNatO nannu brOvu
girirAja kumArivainavu paritApamula nella pariharicEvu

caraNam 3

vanajAyata nEtri kumAra janani kAmitadAtri
ghana pApa latAlavitri sanakAdi munulella sannuta pAtri

For song Kasi Visalakshi of album: Malladi Brothers2010-06-15 22:52:06
I read long time back in one of the articles , Gamakakriya Raag of Shri Dikshitar Schools is Poorvi kalyani ragam ... am not sure ..

kaashI vishaalaakshim bhajEham
raagam: gamakakriyaa
53 gamanashramaa mEla
Aa: S R1 G3 M2 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M2 G3 R1 S

taaLam: roopakam
Composer: Muttuswaamee Dikshitar
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

kASI viSAlAkshIm bhajEham bhajE SrI

anupallavi

kASI viSvESvara manOllAsakAriNIm

karuNArasa laharIm guruguuha viSvAsinIm

caraNam

kAsIpuravAsinIm kAmita phaladAyinIm kalikalmasha
nAsinIm gandharvaghOshita gamagakriyA mOdinIm

pAsamOcanIm kapAlaSUlinIm pannagavENIm
dAsajana mukundavara pradAyinIm

Meaning:
pallavi

I woship the goddess Sri Kasivisalakshi again and again.

anupallavi

She delights the mind ot Kaasi vishveshwara; she is the ever-flowing wave of sentiment and compassion, and is the dear one of Guruguha.

caraNam

She abides in the holy city of Kashi and bestows the desired boons on her devotees. She annihilates the evil effects of the Kali age. She is fascinated by the singing of the raga gamagakriya by the gandharvas. She releases beings from the bondage of worldly life and sports a skull and trident. Her long dark bracled hair resenbles a black serpent. She confers boons on her humble devotees and Mukunda. From "Compositions of Muttusvami Dikshitar" by TK Govinda Rao.

For song Undethi Ramudu of album: Undethi Ramudu - Dhanakoti Kanacheevaram2010-06-14 23:16:18
28 harikaambhOji mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: roopakam
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

uNDEdi rAmuDu okaDu Uraka cEDipOku manasA

anupallavi

caNDa mArtANDa madhya maNDalamunanu celangacu

caraNam

tamasAdi guNa rahituDu dharmAtmuDu sarvasamuDu
kSEmakaruDu tyAgarAja citta hituDu jagamu niNDi

For song Haribolo Bhai (kabirdas Bhajan) of album: Undethi Ramudu - Dhanakoti Kanacheevaram2010-06-14 21:36:05
Beautiful

For song Ganamruthe of album: Master Piece Vol I (t N Seshagopalan) 19862010-06-13 22:46:25
Ragam Gaana moorthey.. beautiful

lyricist Tyagaraaja

For song Balagopala of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (v.ramani) 19872010-06-09 18:42:09
Ragam Bhairavi

One of my most favourite kritis it is ..

P: bAlagOpAla pAlaya Ashu mAm
bhaktavatsala kRpAjaladhE hari

A: nIla nIrada sharIra dhIratara nIrajakara
nirupamAnanda kara lIlayA
gOpavESa dhara muraLIdhara
shrIdhara dAmOdaravara

C: cANUra malla haraNa nipuNatara
caraNa nihata shakaTAsura murahara
mANikyamakuTahAravalaya dhara
mattEbha kumbha bhEdana
paTutara vANIshArccita pItAmbharadhara
vaijayantI vana mAlA dhara
ANavAdi vijaya mAnasAkara
apahata kamsAsura nata bhUsura
drON karNa duryOdhanAdi hara
draupadI mAna samrakSaNakara
vaiNika gAyaka guruguha nuta pura
vairi vihita gOpikA manOhara

A beautiful description of Lord Krishna and his leela's the very meaning of HIS Avatara .. so beautiful lyrics...



For song Sri Ganapathinee Chitti Babu of album: Sri Ganapathini2010-06-08 14:58:03
Ragam Saurashtram

For song Tarse Nain More of album: Parveen Sultana2010-06-02 18:52:10
What a great and Serene Bhaktiful of rendition ..Beautiful..
SOOOOOOOOO Melodious..

For song Tarse Nain More of album: Parveen Sultana2010-06-02 18:45:49
Chetak bird awaits for the whole year for that drop of Swati of Rain drop
So my eyes too Lord are strained ,to have a glimpse of You ..
Tarase nain More ...

My throat wanders for thirst fo MElody
Thy Name on lips Blessings is what ..the melody is ..
Fill this thirst ,Bless me my Lord ..
As my eyes and soul search for YOU ...

For song Nis Din Japa Karoon Tero Naam of album: Parween Sultana Sings Rare Melodies2010-06-02 15:59:39
Beautiful..

For song Yaad Sataye (thumri) of album: Magical Voice Of Lakshmi Shankar2010-06-02 15:19:00
Yaad Sataaye.... Beautiful.. thumri ..melodious..

For song Yaad Sataye (thumri) of album: Magical Voice Of Lakshmi Shankar2010-06-02 15:14:49
Yaad Sataaye.... Beautiful.. thumri ..melodious..

For song Rain Dina More Shyam (thumri) of album: Magical Voice Of Lakshmi Shankar2010-06-02 14:51:47
Very Beautiful Thumri..soooo Melodious ..
O! My Lord, Thoughts of YOu, Intrigue me always..
Everything of YOU is Enchanting
In Loneliness, Your Name is a wonderful Companion,
Without You My Lord, I 'm never there ...
I cannot Bear separation of YOU my Lord..Hey GhnaShyam
Rain Dina Mohe Shyam...

Hey Krishna ..Come Soon..

For song Rati Sukh Sare of album: Magical Voice Of Lakshmi Shankar2010-06-02 14:42:25
beautiful Ashtapadi .. melodious ..

For song Ullasa (virutham) of album: Magical Voice Of Lakshmi Shankar2010-06-02 13:11:31
melodious in Sindhubhairavi

For song Ganga Strotra - Ong Debi of album: Suprabhathams2010-06-02 04:52:31
it is Ganga stotram in Sanskrit
http://www.srikrishnamandir.com/murtis/stutis/mata-ganga-ji-stuti.html
Devi Sureshwari Bhagavati Gange
Tribhuvana Taarini Tarala Tarange
Shankara Mouli Vihaarini Vimale
Mama Matiraastaam Tava Pada Kamale
Oh Goddess Ganga ! You are the divine river from heaven
You are the saviour of all the three worlds
You are pure and restless
You adorn Lord Shiva's head
Oh Mother ! May my mind always rest at Thy lotus feet

Bhaagiirathi Sukha Daayini Maatah
Stava Jala Mahimaa Nigame Khyaatah
Naaham Jaane Tava Mahimaanam
Paahi Kripaamayi Maamajnam

Oh Mother Bhagirathi ! You grant happiness to everyone
The significance of your holy waters is glorified in the sacred Vedas
I'm ignorant and fail to comprehend your importance
Oh Devi ! You are full of mercy, please protect me

Hari pada paadya tarangini gange
Hima vidhu muktaa dhavala tarange
Durikuru mama dushkriti bhaaram
Kuru kripaya bhavasaagara paaram

Oh Devi ! your waters are sacred as the "charnaamrit" of Sri Hari
Your waves are white like the snow, moon, and pearls
Please wash away my sins and help me cross the ocean of mundane existance

Tava jalam amalam yena nipitam
Parama padam khalu tena grhitam
Maatar gange twayi yo bhaktah kila
Tam drashtum na yamah shaktah

Oh Mother ! those who partake of your pure waters, definitely attains the highest state
Oh Goddess Ganga ! Yama the Lord of Death cannot harm your devotees
Patitodhaarini jahnavi gange
Khandita giri vara mandita bhange
Bhîshma janani khalu muni vara kanye
Patita nivârini tri bhuvana dhanye

Oh Jahnavi ! Your waters flowing through the Himalayas make you even more beautiful.You are Bhisma's mother and sage Jahnu's daughter, You are the Saviour of people fallen from their paths and so you are revered in all three worlds.


For song Ganga Strotra - Ong Debi of album: Suprabhathams2010-06-02 04:50:17
it is Ganga stotram in Sanskrit

For song Prat Samay of album: Krishna Seva Shri Nathjike Ashtohhap Kirtan (hevali Sangeet)2010-06-02 01:23:24
Sooooo Melodious.. a beautiful wake up call to muralimanohar ...

For song Stotra - Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshi of album: Sacred Morning Mantras -durgati Nashini Durga2010-06-02 01:04:48
Very Very Serene rendition..

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Matri Rupena Sansthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah (repeat after each line)

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Buddhi Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Shakti Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Nidra Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Chaiya Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Daya Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Kanti Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Bhranti Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Shantih Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Tushti Rupena Sansthita

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu, Lakshmi Rupena Sansthita

Translation:

Salutations to the Goddess who resides in all beings in the form of:

{wisdom, light, abundance etc}

To that constant, eternal Presence, I gratefully offer myself again and again.

The feminine energy or nature resides in all beings (RupenaSansthita). As the flow of life, she is expressed in us as wisdom (Buddhi), sleep (Nidra), the shadow (Chaiya), misunderstanding (Bhranti), peace (Shantih), contentment (Tushti), abundance (Lakshmi), Matri (Mother), Daya (Compassion, Kanti (Radiance) and Shakti (primal Source Energy).
Closing Blessings:

We close with a universal prayer of blessing for the welfare of all beings throughout creation:
Lokha, Samasta Sukino, Bhavantu X3

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti-e

May all beings, in all worlds be blessed with freedom, health and happiness
Om, we invoke the Divine Primordial Source Energy to infuse us with
Peace in all bodies, Peace in all minds, Peace in all souls.



For song Aab Din Thore Rahi Rahina (bhajan) of album: Uttare Ei Haoa - Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-06-02 00:28:12
Another soothing melody , beautiful philosophy of life..
very true .. left are few days ...

The very essence of Srishti Rahasya ..
feels the serene times of Ganga River, sailing on a small boat in the early dawn..

A beautiful similar Krity By Annamayya,..
Nanati Bathuku Natakamu
Kanaka Kannadi Kaivalyamu ...

For song Aab Din Thore Rahi Rahina (bhajan) of album: Uttare Ei Haoa - Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-06-02 00:26:20
Ab din thodi rahe
rahena

Meaning : only few days left to live

Ajaa ho samharo
Manko Baro
Karo Naam ki Japna………….. ((1))

Meaning : Concentrate on HIM , By controlling your heart and Mind , improving concentration of HIM

Purab sukrit
Dushkrita yanusar
Such dukh ab sab sahana
Vridhaa soch ke chu kaam naa awe
Bhog vidhan bhi mitana ………. ((2))

Meaning : Previous births good and Bad deeds are the fruits of this life
Sweet and sour taste ..
So stop worrying , its only waste to think of pleasures..


Jab tum aawo
Garbhvaas mein
Dukh dhayo bahuth
Uthana
Ab padath bhoomi par
Bhoolgayo re
Khel mel mein milna……………….. ((3))

Meaning : When you came in to the womb , you cry a lot to take birth
But once you touch the earth you are in tune of melodies of melodies of materialism

Sakala janam
DhanDhan dhayo
Karo tan such apna
Sohi deha ab sithila hoti hai
Niti niti roti hi
Bharna… ………. ((4))

Meaning : Every Birth is a fruit of Wealthy wisdom
With the truth that this body is yours, but it also withers away along with time
Leaving you with enormous wealth of wisdom,
So why do you lament in Senility and fill life with more miseries

Tu aa din ko sab
Nikat samajhna
Thod chod sab chalna
Gyandas sundar moorath hai
Kehna hai nahi talna ………….((5))

For every one there comes aday
Where you got to leave one and all ..
Only lives with you is the divine Lord, My beautiful Lord ,
So chant His name and never forget or fumble too ..




Aaja samharo


Amnko garo
Karo Naam ki chatana

For song Tom Tana Na Na (tarana) of album: Uttare Ei Haoa - Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-06-01 23:29:47
Beautiful

For song Sarda Bidyadani (kheyal) of album: Uttare Ei Haoa - Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-06-01 23:14:00
O! Ma Saradadevi ..O vidya devi.. Bless me ..
Beautiful praise of Maa Saraswati ..

For song Krishnastrotra - Joy Shankhachakradhar of album: Suprabhatams & Pannagendra Sayana2010-06-01 23:07:46
Seems to be an imitation of the Jayadeva ashtapadi.. Chanda charchita Nila kalebara, pitavasana vanamali ... beautiful.... description of Lord Krishna and nice and clear rendition

For song Gnanamosagarada of album: Suprabhatams & Pannagendra Sayana2010-06-01 23:01:41
Song Title: Jnanamosaga rada.. Ragam Poorvi kalyani,
also sung in 46 th Melakarta.Shaddvidamaarjani Ragam,

A beautiful kriti, Praying Lord Rama , the ruler of 14 worlds, to bestow on this Bhakta the divine Knowledge
The Lord who is praised by all celestials from time to time .
Lord who rests in one and all..
O paripoorna, O lord... Bless this Tyagraja the Divine knowledge , the Bhakti path for salvation

For song Raga Maru Bihag of album: The Ultimate Classical Queens Vol 1 & 22010-06-01 01:42:03
I feel it is Raag Hindol/ Makauns

For song Raga Maru Bihag of album: The Ultimate Classical Queens Vol 1 & 22010-06-01 01:37:25
very very beautiful

For song Parandamavati Jayathi of album: M S Gopalakrishnan - Raghunayaka -violin2010-05-21 23:21:15
Ragam Dhamavati.. On Goddess Parvati ..

Raga: dhAmavati / Tala: rUpakam

P: parandhAmavatI jayati
pArvatI paramEsha yuvatI

C: paraHnjOtirvikAsinI
paramAtma prakAshin
I nirantaram guruguha jananI
bRhadIsharaHnjanI

For song Pavanathmaja of album: M S Gopalakrishna- Pavanaathmaja - Vi2010-05-21 23:18:48
on Whom is this kriti dedicated to?
Lord Hanuman?

For song Pavanathmaja of album: M S Gopalakrishna- Pavanaathmaja - Vi2010-05-21 23:17:30
Ragam Nata.. Beautiful .Taalam Khanda chapu..
this kriti to express pages and words fall short.. a beautiful composition it is

P: pavanAtmajAgaccha
paripUrNa svaccha paramAtma puccha
pAhimAm jaya jaya

A: navavyAkaraNa nipuNa
navavidhAntahkaraNa
shivarAma harikRSNa
shrIguruguhasmaraNa

C: kapaTa vAnaravESa
kAvya nATaka tOSa
kapiyUdha paripOSa
kamanIya bhASa
apagatAkhiladOSa
hatarAkSasAshESa
upaniSat pada ghOSa
udita mitradvESa
abhirUpa maNi bhUSa
ripujaya balavishESa
japasamAdhyabhilASa
aparimita santOSa

For song Evaritho New Telouthu of album: M S Gopalakrishnan - Raghunayaka -violin2010-05-21 23:01:27
Ragam Manavati.. 5th Melakarta..

A beautiful kriti.. To whom shall i confide or express O Lord Rama Apart from you,
With this mental Agony, though I tried to mould the form of Lord Ganesha ..it turned out to be Monkey ..
Wind blows off all these ,with a mere wink of yours, O lord Rama, you are Lord Gopala too , care and free me of al these .. Tyagaraja pleads very beautifully ..
Though I chant your name all times, still it's gone all awry ..
Pallavi : evaritO nE telpudu rAma nA lOni jAlini
Anupallavi:
kavagoni sadA bhajana sEya
kAryamul(a)nni vErAye (evaritO)
Charanam:
gaNa nAthu sEya kOraga kaDu
vAnaruDai tIregA
guNa maya mAy(A)mbuda samIra
gOpAla tyAgarAja nuta (evaritO)


For song Tumko Sirf Tumko of album: Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi2010-05-19 01:28:08
Nice tune ..nice song..

For song Man Laago Mere Yaar of album: Amrit Varsha 2 - Get Drenched In Devotion2010-05-18 15:05:27
Feels Like Sivaranjani

For song Man Laago Mere Yaar of album: Amrit Varsha 2 - Get Drenched In Devotion2010-05-18 14:57:56
Beautiful.. Man lago mere yaar..Fakiri mein
Jo sukh paya Raam Naam jap pe,
Never else where ..

For song Nannu Palimpa of album: Vandanamu2010-05-18 01:20:29
Very true, If lord Rama is gonna enter ..Devendra Bhavanam, Lord Indra Paves the path with classic pearls.. and Nilamani's in match to His Body Colour .. O Lord ( MEgha Neela Megha Shareera) ..

O lord, Vanaja Nayana .. Eyes Like that of Deer only .. it is a feast to see your beautiful face .. For viewing Your face itself is Life , a meaningful existence- My heart realised this , and seeing this You have come with daughter of Mother earth ( devi Sita ) to my House ..Oh Lord.. What a Bliss for me, To serve your holy feet .. as i see you come walk in to my house ..
A divine ecstasy it is.. O my Lord of Heart . Hey Ram ..
A beautiful composition , and what great rendition too

For song Nannu Palimpa of album: Vandanamu2010-05-18 01:10:52
One more master piece by the great saint in the same raga ..
evarurua Ninu vina.. tears roll down only ..

For song Nannu Palimpa of album: Vandanamu2010-05-18 01:05:51
Just see this picture and this kriti .. I wonder ..
http://neelanjana.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/tyagar1.jpg

I feel this must be sung By Saint wehn truly Lord Rama comes to His place all the way..

Ati Manoharam .. Very beautiful ..e very thing ..the lyrics the composition every thing..
I always wonderwhat will be the feeling when the almighty comes to you , enters your door.. can we speak , if we speak what it will b e,, but when I listen to such great compositions.. spell bound..
It is not only music, it is
Bhakti - devotion , Love , Ardent compassion and total surrender to every thing

O Compassionate Lord! Have you trekked all the way to grace me? Lord of my life! The sole aim of my life is to be by your side, glancing at your charming face and seeking your gracious understanding; this intense longing of mine; have you trekked? O Lotus eye! How wonderfully you have presented yourself! With a frame lustrous with the blue radiance of a gem, with dusters of pearl garlands sporting on your bosom, the resplendent Kodanda bow adorning your hand with Sita devi; have you trekked?

Additional translation by Krishna Pillalamarri:
vanaja nayana mOmunu jUcuTa jIvanamani nenaru naa manasu marmamu telisi - lotus eyed face seeing my life consider my mind secret knowing (Knowing that the purpose of my whole life is to be looking at your face with lotus eyes)
raagam: mOhanam
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

nanu pAlimpa naDaci vaccitivO nA prANanAtha

anupallavi

vanaja nayana mOmunu jUcuTa jIvanamani nenaru nA manasu marmamu telisi

caraNam

surapati nIla maNinibha tanuvutO nuramuna mutyapu sarula cayamutO
karamuna shara kOdaNDa kAntitO dharani tanayatO tyAgarAjArcita

For song Anadhudanu of album: Vandanamu2010-05-18 00:44:29
Ragam Jingala .. What a kriti...
it is quite common when man in caught in a Whirl of calamities and questions his near and dear ones and finally Lord..
But here Tyagaraj for him every one is Lord only.. being aware of the creators activities.. only a true devotee can ask like this ..
Meaning:
O Rama! I am not an orphan (as you are taking care of me) In a way you are that (since there is none to take care of you and none above you to command you), that is what I have heard from wise men well versed in vedas Silly folks, in their ignorance, call me a destitute because I do not have any human support. O Purana Purusha! One worshipped by Shiva! One who reclines on Adishesha! (where is the need for any support when you have taken me into your fold!)

20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D1 N2 D1 P S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

anAthuDanu gAnu; rAma nE!
(anAthuDanu)

anupallavi

anAthuDavu nIvani niga majnyula sanAtanula mATa vinnAnu; nE
(anAthuDanu)

caraNam

nirAdaravu jUci, yI kali narAdhamulanEru
purANapuruSa! purAripunuta! nAgarATshayana! tyAgarAjanuta!
(anAthuDanu)

For song Elani Dayaradhu of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 23:05:41
Ragam Athana .. so beautiful

For song Entanuchu of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 23:02:55
raagam: yadukula kaambhOji
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi

For song Mosapoku Vinave of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 22:52:58
Ragam Gowli Pantu.. a very very rare Raga and Kriti too ..
15 maayamaaLava gowLa janya
Aa: S R1 M1 P N3 S
Av: S N3 D1 P M1 D1 M1 G3 R1 S
here tyagraja Says,to heart.. don't deviate your heart to other words or materialsitc attractions, but only listen to Rama Concentrating on HIM ..
The essence of Vidhwatpaddhati of Shree Bhatruhari and Gita Essence too is this Kriti ..
the three different gunas, Satttwa, Rajasa and Tamasa Guna ..
and Tyagraja Pleads to concentrate on Satwa Path..
pallavi

mOsabOku vinavE sat-sahavAsamu viDavakavE

anupallavi

dAsa janArthi haruni shrI rmuni vAsava hrdaya nivAsuni teliyaka

caraNam 1

alpAshrayamuna galgu vESanamulu kalpAntaramaina bOdu
shESa talpa shayanuni neranammitE sankalpamella nIDEranu manasA

caraNam 2

dhana taruNula kAshincu tella venuka tanuvu kalasaTE gAni
manasu cEta sEvyuni dalacitE sumana satvamu nosagunE manasA

caraNam 3

gauravahIna dhanikula gAcuTayu nEramulaku nEDa mauni gAni
gAravincu tyAgarAja hrdayA-gAruni lOkA dhAruni dalacaka

For song Vandanamu of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 22:47:55
This kriti is wonderful example of Shabdhalankara, Grammar ,,How rich is Tyagraja in usage too
in each and every stanza, line you find the various styles of Shabdhalankara
Application ..

For song Vandanamu of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 22:37:59
O lord, Mercy of oceans . come soon to the rescue of Devotee..
What a beautiful kriti

Vegara karuna Sagara
Sri tyagraja hridyagara
Vandanamu raghu nanadana

For song Vandanamu of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 22:36:11
Whenever I listen to his..it is Only Devotion, Nonstop flow, like How Ganges falls from Heaven on to earth and rushes as it sings in Glory of Lord..
the sounds of water..the same we experience in this beautiful kriti..
More beauty is each and every charanam in this kriti

raagam: sahaanaa
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P M1 D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 S D2 N2 D2 P M1 G3 M1 R2 G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

vandanamu raghunandana sEtu bandhana bhakta candana rAma

anupallavi

shrIdamA nAtO vAdamA nE bhEdamA idi mOdamA rAma

caraNam 1

shrI rAma hrccaramA brOva bhAramA rAya bAramA rAma

caraNam 2

viNTini nammu koNTini sharraNaNtini rammaNTini rAma

caraNam 3

Odanu bhakti vIDanu orula vEDanu nIvADanu rAma

caraNam 4

kammani viDa mimmani varamu kommani paluka rammani rAma

caraNam 5

nyAyamA nIku dAyamA inka hEyamA munigEyamA rAma

caraNam 6

cUDumi kApADumi mammu pODimigaA gUDumi rAma

caraNam 7

kSEmamu divya dhAmamu nitya nEmamu rAma nAmamu rAma

caraNam 8

vEgarA karuNa sAgarA shrI tyAgarAja hrdayAgArA rAma

For song Lokavana Chatura of album: Vandanamu2010-05-17 22:27:53
Ragam Begada .. A classic it is and rare too ..
Classic Gamakam in pallavi ..
A beautiful Kriti by Saint Tyagraja In praise of Lord Rama in every way
and he asks him to protect him..
O Expert in protecting the Worlds!
O Lord of ayOdhyA! O Immeasurable Lord with nice qualities! O Lord whose feet are worshipped by brahmA and sage sanandana! O Lord who removed, by His feet, the curse pronounced by sage (gautama) on ahalya!
O Full-moon faced! O Lord praised by indra! O Lord SrI rAma!
O Lord with splendour of rising Sun! O Lord dressed in fine clothes! O Lord rAma!
O Handsome Lord decorated with bow who assumed ten forms beginning with matsya! O King! O Spouse of lakshmI! O Lord who bestows boons! O Protector of this tyAgarAja! O Over-Lord of the Universe! O Expert in protecting the entire Worlds!

Please protect me.

Are You showing unconcern without coming near me?
Is it possible for me to forbear?
I just desired for You; I shall not think of anything else.
I am Yours only.

Deign to show me the beauty of Your dark-blue-hued figure.
You would not condescend to govern me.
I am unable to bear any more.
Is it justified?

Your wonderful feet are my refuge.
Please protect me too.

for fullmeaning on this

http://thyagaraja-vaibhavam.blogspot.com/2008/06/thyagaraja-kriti-lokavana-chatura-raga.html
pallavi
lOka-avana catura pAhi mAM
anupallavi
sAkEta-adhipa sarasa guNa-apramEya
sarasija-Asana sanandana vandita-anghri
yuga pada nirjita muni SApa (lOkA)
caraNam 1
rAkA-abja mukha parAkA centaku
rAka tanaku-Orva taramA pAka-ari vinuta
nIku-Asinciti gAka nEnu-anyamu-encanu
nIdu vADanu-ayya rAmayya (lOkA)
caraNam 2
nIla-AkRti kala nI lAvaNyamunu-
IlAgu-ani kanipimpavE bAla-arka-Abha su-
cEla-AvRta nannu-Elukona manasu rAdu-ika
tALa jAla nyAyamA rAma (lOkA)
caraNam 3
cEpa-Adiga padi rUpAlanu konu
cApa-alankRta sundara avanI-pa-adbhutamagu
nI pAdamu gati SrI patE varada
pAlita tyAgarAja sArvabhauma-akhila (lOkA)

For song Raghunandana of album: Great Masters Series Raghu Nandhana2010-05-17 20:55:43
Tyagraja IS asking , pleading , game of creator.. it is, one stance He showers on his Path of devotion, and the very next second on to Materialism..
O Lord, You seva, Your words, your thoughts , the songs I sing in praise of You, are the wonderful gifts on me, but don't let me away from Your divine gifts any time ..
You are my destiny , You are my Lord .. In my heart you will sense it ..
I can leave anythign , but not the seapration from you my Lord ..
I wished for You , I was blessed by your divine name chant,
I cling on this very much, don't take me away from this .. I cannot bear it ..
Like this in many many ways ..
pallavi
Raghunandana raghunandana raghunandana rAma
caraNam 1: pADudu ninu vEDudu koniyADudu shrI rAma
caraNam 2: kOriti ninu jEriti nanu dUrakumI rAma
caraNam 3:EmOyani nI manasuna EmarakE rAma
caraNam 4:gati lEdani pati nIvani madi nE sharaNaNTi
caraNam 5:jAlamu nI kELanu nE tALanu shrI lOla
caraNam 6:gaTTiga ninu baTTina tana kiTTi veDalEla
caraNam 7:nIkE daya nIkE dama nI kevarE sATi
caraNam 8:nanu telisina ghanulanu nE dina dinamunu taLadu
caraNam 9:mullOkamu lallADina illE gati gAni
caraNam 10:ilanandaTa gala vAnaku jaladhE gati gAni
caraNam 11:guNamulatO nanikuNTE guNiyE gati gAni
caraNam 12:enni vidhamu lunnAnu ninnE cEravale
caraNam 13:shrta mAnava hitakara pAlita tyAgarAja

For song Kuvalayadala of album: Balamu Kulamu2010-05-17 19:55:22
Beautiful description and questioning / pleading Lord Rama ..
Wonder when will all these come to an end ?
When will I be liberated..?
O lotus eyed Lord..
In my heart IS YOU only, even if You forget,
but my heart will never let you forget..
So please come and care me My Lord..
It’s a long await my Lord ..

For song Natajana Palini of album: Siddhi Vinayakam - Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar2010-05-14 14:17:30
raagam: naLinakaanti
27 sarasaangi janya
Aa: S G3 R2 M1 P N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 G3 R2 S
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

natajana pAlini nalinakAnti navarasa kalA rasikE ambikE

anupallavi

madamatta gajagAmini shivE mAmava satatam janani mAyE

caraNam

parama krpAkari bhakta manOhari
pankaja nEtri parama pavitri
marakata varNa shrI paramEshvari
madhUrya vAgvilAsini shankari

For song Deva Deva Jagadeeswara of album: Sarasiruhasana Priye - Mysore V.doreswamy Iyengar2010-05-14 13:55:18
Beautiful Ragam .. Poorvikalyani .. Awesome ..

So many beautiful kritis, Like Meenakshi Memudam..the parent Raga of this and JnanaMosagarada by Saint Tyagaraja...
I wonder at the connection between the Raga, the choice of lyricists and Composer to compose ..
Ultimate union of Soul to Thee is all one expereinces ..

53 gamanashrama janya
Aa: S R1 G3 M2 P D2 P S
Av: S N3 D2 P M2 G3 R1 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Swaati TirunaaL
Language:

pallavi

dEva dEva jagadIshvara jayabhujagAshana vAhana
divya hAra maNi kuNDala dhara bhagavan
(dEva)

anupallavi

pAvanAnupama nijabhuja vikrama
padmanAbha vasamE hrdi mAdhava
(dEva)

caraNam 1

vAraNa paravrdha tApa shamanacana
vAsava mukha sura sEvita padayuga
dArita magadha mahIpa yaduttama
tApasa hrdaya nivAsa hrtashamala
(dEva)

caraNam 2

kundavisha darucidanta nikara mucu
kunda vinuta shubha carita sukrtanidhi
nanda tanaya yamunA taTa vihAraNa
nAma vidhuta kalidOSa parAsuguNa
(dEva)

caraNam 3

kALiya paNiphaNa ranga krta naTana
kAmada ghana dharaNIbhara nAshana
sAlaka niTila daya dhrta vIkSaNa
shAntakadAnani jadAsani karavara
(dEva)


For song Athisaya Vara Prasadini of album: Live At Music Academy - 19932010-05-13 19:38:18
raagam: mandaari
50 naamanaaraayaNi janya
Aa: S R1 G3 M2 P N2 S
Av: S N2 P M2 G3 R1 S

taaLam: aadi

pallavi
atishaya vara prasAdini ambA akhilANDa janani ambA
anupallavi
matimukha sundari mahitE manOhari
mAnitE mAyE mAdhavi shankari
caraNam
yadukula candra shrIkaNThIrava nrsimha
bhUvara suta jaya shIlara
mrdu vacana shrI jaya cAmarAjEndrara
madahara harikEsha mAnini poreyaLa

For song Sri Sree of album: Sri Ranjani2010-05-13 19:31:31
A beautiful example of Taana varnam .. and very rare one too .. in Ragam Saranga Malhar

For song Sri Sree of album: Sri Ranjani2010-05-13 19:30:49
shri mahaabalagiri
raagam: sAranga malhAr
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 R2 S N3 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: H.N. Muttayyah BhAgavatar
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

shrI mahAbalagiri nivAsini shrtajana paripAlini

anupallavi

sAmaja varadA sahajAtE sOma vadanE sundara radanE

jatIswara sAhitya

pAda padma gajam ri sa nI sA ri ma tadhimita kiTa taritana nana
takun tarikumta ma rI sa kukatari pa dha pa dhImta tadhimi tajhaNu mA
tari jEkuTa ma pa dha ni Dim Dim kuku ni sa* ri ma jhaNa ni dha pa dha nI
trikiNa tom kiNatom dha ni sa ri pa dha dhimikiTa ma ri ri sa
tingiNatom ri* sa* tatingingiNatom

caraNam

shArada candra samavadanE ambA sAmaja gamanE sAdhu santrANE
sArasAkSi harikEsha manOhari salahau tAyE shrI cAmuNDEshvari

For song Ekambrasa of album: Sri Ranjani2010-05-13 18:55:32
Beautiful on Kamakshi devi ..

For song Ekambrasa of album: Sri Ranjani2010-05-13 18:55:14
Raga: shuddha sAvEri / Tala: Adi

P: EkAmrEshanAyikE shivE shrI kAmAkSi pAhimAm

A: EkAmrEsha gRhEshvari shaHNkari shAtOdari sadbhakta vashaHNkari

C: kAmajanaka mOhita pUrNaphalE kAmakalE vimalE karakamalE pAmarajanapAlini guruguhajanani shuddhasAvErInutanandini

For song Nee Satti of album: Sri Ranjani2010-05-13 18:38:00
Wonderful Daru varnam this is Sriranjani Ragam .. A rare composition of Muthuswamy Dikshitar

For song Varnam of album: Sri Ranjani2010-05-13 18:20:28
Beautiful in Sri Ranjani Ragam .. varnam .. is

For song Enna Thavam (ins) of album: Lalgudi Ramani And Venkatraman - Vio2010-05-13 12:22:11
Ragam kaapi .. Beautiful

Meaning:
pallavi: Yashoda, what tapas (prayer, sacrifice) did you make, that the Almighty himself calls you dearly, "Mother" ?

anupallavi: To take Krishna, the One who created the 14 worlds, to lift him into your arms, to rock him to sleep, to feed him milk, what great tapas did you do, Yashoda?

caraNam 1: O mother what tapas did you do, that to the great envy of Brahma and Indra, you could tie Krishna himself to the grinding stone and bound his mouth and make him beg you for mercy!

caraNam 2: What great sages like Sanakaa achieved through great tapas and yoga, what they reached by prodigious effort, you achieved so easily - what tapas did YOU do to have this great fortune?

For song Manasa Sancharare of album: Manasa Sancharare2010-05-12 14:47:03
Ragam Punnagavaraali ..
pallavi

mAnasa sancararE rAmE

c1: varamuni bhaktalOka cayAryE parama pAvana nirjara vAryE mukhajita bhAryE
C 2: svarajita ghana rava mAduryE sura vairi nicaya tamasa sUryE nirupama shauryE
C3: vikasita sarasIruha nEtrE makarAnga kOTi sannibha gAtrE kaushika mitrE
C4: sukha mukha vinuta sucaritrE akaLanka sIta sukaLatrE karuNA pAtrE
C5: agaNita lOka gaNa dhArE naga vairi ripu jalada samIrE durjana dUrE
C6:vigaLita mada hrdayAkarE nigamAgama sancArE hari parivArE
C7: kamalAsana guNa grAmE kamalAri shEkhara priya rAmE vArida shyAmE
C: 8.kamala hrdaya kumuda sOmE amala cittajana ripu bhImE gOpikA kAmE
c9: vAgIshEndra rudrAdishE rAga lObha mada vinAshE sakalAdhIshE
c10: rAja rAja pUjitE ramEshE tyAgarAja hrdaya nivEshE sAkEta purIshE

For song Thumbi Vaa of album: Gopuramukalil2010-05-12 14:30:17
I recollect a song in telugu ..
Aakasam enatido
Anuragam anatidi ..

A beautiful meaning ..

For song Thelisi Rama of album: Manasa Sancharare2010-05-12 14:17:30
Ragam Purnachandrika.. One of my Fav kritis this is ..
Says Just concentrate Wholly on that beautiful Lord
Do nama Japam,
With all your sense drawn on him, serve the beautiful Lord.
"...who is the personification of Taraka Mantram .
"......
pallavi
telisi rAma cintanatO nAmamu sEyavE O manasA
anupallavi
talapu lanni nilipi nimiSamaina tAraka rUpuni nija tatvamulanu
..."

Rama / Ramayana : the different meanings. like this
"..rAmAyaNa capalakSula pEru kAmAdula pOru vAru vIru
rAmAyaNa brahmamunaku pEru AmAnava jananArtulu dIru.."
.... And once again how TYagaraja .. says as usual ..
caraNam 2

akramanucu jilleDu taru pEru markaTa buddhu leTla dIru
arkuDanucu bhAskaruniki pEru kutarkamanu andhakAramu dIru

caraNam 3

ajamanucu mESamunaku pEru nija kOrika lElA gIDEru
ajuDani vAgIshavaruniki pEru vijayamu galgunu tyAgarAja nutuni

ciTTaswaram

r,,r gmrg mpm-g ,mrs | r,,, ,,n.p rs,n srgm ||
r,rp mpdd pmp-g mrn.s | rgmp ,mgm pddp p,,, ||
rrgm pmdp Snp-R Snpm | rgmd p-RSn SRGM R,,, ||
RR-SM GMPM GMRS nRSn | p-Snp np-RS npm-g mrn.s ||
(telisi)

...

For song Thelisene Ranga Rangeli of album: Madhana Manjari2010-05-12 13:52:32
Beautiful melody

For song Parameshwari of album: Jasraj2010-05-10 19:34:20
A very very haunting morning Raga .. Soo melodious

For album: Sampradaya Pancaratna Kritis2010-05-09 19:21:40
Pancharatna Kritis on lord Rama Kritis..What can one say.. they unite with Thee ..contain the entire essence of Universe, the whole divine knowledge,'gita , vedas vedanga's and what not..This album is very very beautiful .. All are my most favourite nd above all superb rendition

For song Maravaka Ve of album: Maravakave Vol - 22010-05-08 19:31:25
O! Heart , Never forget Lord Rama even for a split second . , for My heart is filled with Lord Rama ,

Beautiful kriti .. And beautfful soulful Stirring , singing .. what to say , Connection of Lord and devotee , is no where in the heart only.

raagam: shyaamaa
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: roopakam
Composer: PaTNam SubramaNya Aiyyar
Language: Telugu

pallavi

maravakavE O manasA mA rAmuni nimiSamaina

anupallavi

daraNi vamsha tilakuDE daraNija nAyakuDE

caraNam

paramahamsa muni mAnasa pankaja prabhAkaruDE
naravaruDE natajanArtti harabirudAngiduTE
surahita sangrahuDE sUrijanEdita vibhuDE
varada venkaTEshvaruDE vAncita phala dAyakuDE

For song Endaramahanubhavulu of album: Maravakave Vol 12010-05-08 19:26:49
Very beautiful .. eyes close

For song Endaramahanubhavulu of album: Maravakave Vol 12010-05-08 19:16:44
Ragam Sree
Pancharatna Kriti

For song Pahi Ramachandra of album: Maravakave Vol - 22010-05-08 18:41:46
Aha beautiful kriti ..In thsi Ragam Tyagraja swamy gave beautiful kritis..
Ragam Yadukula Kambhoji ..

Another beautiful kriti in the same Raga is Heccharika ga rara ..
In that kriti He asks Ramayya To tell him before hand as He decides to comes to Tyagraja's Place
In this Kriti Tyagaraj pleads Lord Rama Very beautifully ..

pallavi

pAhi rAmacandra rAghava harE mAm pAhi rAmacandra rAghava

caraNam 1

janaka sutA ramaNa kAvavE gati nIvu ganuka nannu vEga brOvavE

caraNam 2

enta vEDukonna nIku nAyandu isumanta dayalEka uNDana

caraNam 3

kaSTamulanu dIrcamaNTina nIvu nAkiSTa deivamu koNTini

caraNam 4

ambujAkSa vEga jUDarA nI kaTAkSambu lEni janmamElarA

caraNam 5

Atalanucu dOciyunnadO lEka nA lalATa likhita marma meTTidO

caraNam 6

sOdhanulaku nEnu pAtramA rAma yashOdhanulaku nutu pAtramA

caraNam 7

nIvu nannu jUDa vELarA nIkanna kanna tAvula nE vEDajAlarA

caraNam 8

nannu brOcuvAru lErurA rAma nIkanna deivamandu lEdurA

caraNam 9

rAjarAja pUjita harE tyAgarAjArcita rAghava prabhO


For song Oru Chempaneer of album: Sthithi2010-05-07 23:19:22
Beautiful

For song Sundareswara of album: Nagumomu2010-05-05 18:47:14
Beautiful..outstanding..I wonder who must be the composer like..on Lord Siva

For song Raag Marwa Shoni of album: Nagumomu2010-05-05 18:16:24
Beautiful..outstanding

For song Kamalambam Bhajare of album: Pallavi Chandrashekara Saraswathim Aashrayam Nomosthuthe Sri2010-05-03 22:24:45
RAgam Kalyani ..Navavarna kriti 2nd aavarnam

For song Srisaraswatinamostute(ragaarab of album: Southern Strings2010-05-03 21:36:54
one of my most favourites this is

For song Srisaraswatinamostute(ragaarab of album: Southern Strings2010-05-03 21:34:47
srI saraswathi namOsthuthE
raagam: aarabi
29 deera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: roopakam
Composer: Muttuswaamee Dikshitar
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

Shree saraswa | -thi namost ||
-huthe varadhe paradhevathe ||
Shree pathi gowri pathi guruguha vinuthe vidhiyuvathe || (Shree)

samaashTi caraNam

Vasanadhraya | Vivarjhitha ||
Varamuuni Vag | -veetha Moorthe ||
Vasavadhyakh | -illa neerjara ||
Varavitharana | Bahhukeerthe || (repeat)
Varavitharana | Bahhukeerthe [Da] ||
-raga sayutha-mukham burughe |
Adhbutha charanam burughe ||
Samsaara beedyaapahE |
Sakala Mantrakshara Guhe || (Shree)

For song Pattividuvaradu of album: Mandolin Maestro2010-05-03 20:52:40
Raag Manjhari.. O lord You held this childs hand, please don't leave this hand under any circumstances ...
You have poured Bhakti rasa along with life into me aand have sent me on to this earth
holding tightly with your hand..
By your grace, the moment I touched earth I first sensed is your Bhakti ..
along with Bhakti you have taught me accrdingly Good and Salvation paths
holding my hand Invisibly ..
All I sk for is This hand in your hand always
You in my heart with Devotion ..for ever ..

Beautiful kriti by saint Tyagaraja ..
paTi viDuva
raagam: manjari
22 kharaharapriyaa janya
Aa: S G2 R2 G2 M1 P N2 D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

paTTi viDuva rAdu nA ceyi paTTi viDuva rAdu nA ceyi

anupallavi

puTTinanADE nija bhaktini meDa gaTTi guTTu cedaraka brOci ceyi

caraNam

nityAnitya mulanu bOdhinci krtyAkrtya mulanu delpinci
pratyEkuDu nIvani kanipinci bhrtyuDaina tyAgarAja ceyi

For song Govind Damodar Madhaveti of album: Spiritual Gems Of Pandit Jasraj2010-05-03 15:27:16

http://vrindavana.wordpress.com/2006/07/31/sri-govinda-damodara-stotra/
(70)
sri krsna govinda hare murare
he natha narayana vasudeva
jihve pibasvamrtam etad eva
govinda damodara madhaveti

“Sri Krsna! Govinda! Hari! Murari! O Lord, Narayana, Vasudeva!” O tongue, please drink only this nectar–”Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!”

(71)
vaktum samartho ‘pi na vakti kascid
aho jananam vyasanabhimukhyam
jihve pibasvamrtam etad eva
govinda damodara madhaveti

Even though anyone is able to chant, still no one does. Alas! How determined people are for their own undoing! O tongue, just drink the nectar of these names–”Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!”

iti sri bilvamangalacarya-viracitam
sri govinda-damodara-stotram sampurnam

Thus the Sri Govinda Damodara Stotram composed by Sri Bilvamangalacarya is completed.

For song Sapnon Ke Ghar Ki of album: Daddy2010-05-03 14:55:05
Vow so beautiful song and one of my fav movies too

For song Nee Padamule (bhairavi) D K Pattammal of album: Daddy2010-04-29 20:01:45
Bhakti ful.. A small Place at your feet ..the divinity is all I worship and seek for my LORD

For song Viribhoni Varnam (d.k.p) of album: Carnatic Vocal (live) Vol 1 D.k.pattamal2010-04-29 19:31:43
outstanding..

For song Bala Gopala of album: Bombay S Jayasree 22010-04-29 17:51:17
am always lost hearing this

For song Sabdhamayi of album: Sooryan2010-04-28 19:43:14
A song in telugu - it reminds me of the same tune.. Shakti mayam , Siva Shaktimayam..

For song Varnam Arunodhayame Lalgudi G J R Krishnan Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi of album: Sooryan2010-04-26 22:19:53
Bhowli only .. So beautiful for Morning Times .. Serene Ragam ..

For song Raag Bhairavi of album: Shankar Jaikishan2010-04-25 13:20:55
Beautiful

For song Raag Bhairavi of album: Shankar Jaikishan2010-04-25 12:58:51
Beautiful

For song Pooriya of album: Shankar Jaikishan2010-04-24 23:24:26
Soo nostalgic ..

http://chandrakantha.com/raga_raag/film_song_raga/puria_dhanashri.html

For song Neelavanam of album: Lilting Melodies Of S.gayathri2010-04-24 13:47:16
Ragam Punnagavaraali ..

For song Hecharika of album: Thyagaraja Hrudayam2010-04-24 13:40:22
So soulful ..no words to express .. Raagam Yadukula kambhoji

For song Nannu Brovu of album: Meeting Sounds Of T.v.gopalakrishnan2010-04-24 13:35:42
Raga: lalita / Tala: mishra cApu

P: nannu brOvu lalitA vEgamE
ati vEgamE vacci

A: ninnuvinA evarunnAru gati jananI
cAlaninnu nera nammiyunna vADugadA bhakta kalpakalatA

C1: parAku sEyakanEvacci kRpasalupa rAdA
mORa vinavA parAshaktI gIrvANa vanditapadA
nI bhaktuDanammA santatamu

C2: sarOjabhava kamalanAtha shaHNkarasurEndra nutacaritA
purANi vANI indrANI vandita rANi ahibhUSaNuni rANI

C3: madAtmulaina durAtmajanulanukathalanu pOgaDi
sadA nE varAla cuTTi tirigitivetalanella dIrccivaramOsagi

C4: sumEru maddhya nilayE shyAmakRSNuni sOdari kaumAri umA
shrI mInAkSammA shaHNkarIO
mahArajHnI rakSiHncuTa kidi samayamu

For song Hiranmayeem of album: D K Jayaraman2010-04-24 13:28:08
Outstanding Neravu it is .. takin g you to utmost Bhakti Path ..
Sangeetha Vadya vinodinin ..
Girijam twam Indiraam ..

Very clear swara kalpanam too

For song Hiranmayeem of album: D K Jayaraman2010-04-24 13:17:32
This kriti is one of the Ashtalakshmi kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar on Mahalakshmi Devi..
One of my most favourites too ..Thank So much for dedicating this ..

For song Baagayaneyya of album: Chandrajyothi2010-04-21 02:08:18
Its hard to predict you or Introspect you, even for Lord Brahma.. To tell..
In an unusual Way and Beyond Imagination ,
Your Play is a magic , an illusion .. and Yet you say its not YOU ..
You cared for Draupadi in Maya Sabha..
Cared for many ...
Your Deeds are miracles..
please shower mercy on this Devotee Of YOURS ..

For song Gana Raga Panchakam of album: Chandrajyothi2010-04-19 17:13:40
Another great rendition By Her
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUe2ae5Xu2M

For song Gana Raga Panchakam of album: Chandrajyothi2010-04-19 16:24:22
Feels Like Dr. Chittibabu garu / Dr Eemani Sankara Sastri garu .. I don't know ..But scintillating and outstanding .. extraordinary ..what speed and change of gati too ..

For song Neela Vanna Kanna Vaada of album: Kaettathum Koduppavane2010-04-19 15:52:01
beautiful

For song Gana Raga Panchakam of album: Kaettathum Koduppavane2010-04-19 15:23:11
Beautiful out standing Tanam.. Feels Like Raag Gowla in the start .. then .. Raag Aarabhi ...Raag Naattai , Raag Varali and Raag Sree

For song Hosanna of album: Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya2010-04-19 14:56:25
This song is similar in tuens to many many of Sonu nigam and other private albums too ..
Nice confluence ..

Nelloori nerajana .. on song .. Of film Nayak
Tu ..... Something -- sonu nigam ..
Aao Sayoo of Taal ....
reminds me of the rap of Baba Seigal and Dilip Tahil
A famous rap of Willsmith and Ismail too

and many many more ..

For song Thalli Ninnu of album: Trinity - Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-13 20:11:33
Ragam Kalyani..
O! Mother! I believed you Only.. Plesse listen to my Plea ardently .. Dear Mother
P: talli ninnu nera namminAnu vinavE

A: ellalOkamulakAdhAramaiyunna nA

C1: Adishakti nIvu parAkusEyaku
AdariHncuTakidi maHncisamayamu gadA
sarOjabhavAcyuta shambunuta p
adA nIdu dAsAnudAsuDE

C2: dEvi nIdu sarisamAnamevarani
dEvarAjamunulu ninnu pOgaDaga
nA veda dIrcci birAna varAlOsagi
nannubrOva nI jalamElanE

C3: shyAmakRSNa pari pAlinI jananI
kAmitArtthapradA paHNkajalOcani
kaumArI rANI purANI parAshakti
kAmakOTipITha vAsinI

For song Janam Janam Ka Saath Hai of album: Tumse Achha Kaun Hai2010-04-11 16:10:41
Great Song*****

For song Charanam Charanam of album: Rama2010-04-11 13:37:31

Ragam Asaveri

Reminds me the famous Bhadrachala Ramadas Kriti
rAma chandrulu nApai chalamu chEsi nAru seetamma cheppa vamma ||

For song Aami Cholte Cholte Theme Gechhi of album: Lata Mangeshkar - Legends - 42010-04-08 00:22:36
in Hindi too we have.. kai baar yun hi dekha hai .. Film: Choti si baat .. Yesudas hit it is

For song Ennaga Manasuku of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-08 00:12:13
I think this is one of the kritis of prahlada Vijayamu of SaintTyagaraja another Opera of a set of 60 kritis it is...
Prahlada ardent pleas and his bhakti to Lord ..
kamalaksha narchinchu karamu karamu

For song Ennaga Manasuku of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-08 00:05:00
What for such eyes which could not behold nicely, the Lord reclining on the couch of SEsha, whose elegance could not be comprehended even when pondered? What for such eyes and what for the sparkle of such eyes?

What for such a body which could not embrace passionately Lord SrI hari whose body puts to shame the splendour of dark-blue rain cloud? What for such a body and what for even this house?

What for such hands which could not worship the Lord with lotus, jasmine, double jasmine, pArijAta flowers and sacred tuLasi leaves? What for such hands and what for even this household?

What for such a tongue which could not extol fondly the Lord SrI rAma who has affectionately governed tyAgarAja? What for such a tongue and what for even this rosary?

For song Ennaga Manasuku of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-07 23:39:48
Ragam neelambari ..very beautiful kriti .. Obviously the wonderful gajendramoksham ghattam and ofcourse the Sri bammera Potana Bhagawatam
one can sense here truly .. Wonderful description of Lord Rama ..
feels like an Utsava Sampradaya Kriti
pallavi

ennaga manasuku rAni pannagashAAyi sogasu pannuga ganugonani
kannulElE kannu lElE kaNTi minnulElE

caraNam 1

mOhamutO nIlavAri vahana kAntini gErina shrI harini gattukonani
dEhamElE dEhamElE I gEhamElE

caraNam 2

sarasija malle tulasi viruvAji pArijAta virulacE bUjincani
karamulElE karamulElE I kApuramulElE

caraNam 3

mAlimitO tyAgarAju nElina rAmamUrtini lAlinci pogaDani
nAlikElE nAlikElE sUtra mAlikElE

For song Endukku Nirdaya of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-07 22:57:50
Ragam Harikambhoji ..
Why you are so hard with me and heart less my Lord ..How Saint Tyagaraja questions Lord Rama..so beautiful...
Reminding Lord's very words of Gita.. stating ..
" A devotee who is indifferent to both pleasure and pain and sees both and experiences from time to time and , just chants / thinks of me only all times is an ardent devotee to me.."
pallavi: enduku nirdaya evarunnArurA
anupallavi: indu nibhAnana inakula candana
caraNam 1: parama pAvana parimaLa pAghana
caraNam 2: nE paradEshi bApave gAsi
caraNam 3: uduta bhakti gani uppa tillaga lEdA
caraNam 4: shatrula mitrula samamuga jUce nIk-
caraNam 5 : dharalO nIvai tyAgarAjupai
Meaning:
Why the denial of your grace to me? O Lord! I have no one else to look up to. O Moonfaced one. Benefactor of the solar race. Redeemer, One with a body radiating fragrance! The atmosphere around me is far from being congenial! The distress I am in distracts my worship of you. Were you not delighted with the service of the tiny squirrel? (which contributed tiny clods of earth to the mighty bridge to Lanka?) You are known to be free from bias and to treat friends and foes alike. Is not this because, all the world is in you and you are in the world everywhere.

For song Paraloka Bhaya of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-07 22:41:30
beautiful neravu and swarakalpanam ..very beautiful confluence

For song Paraloka Bhaya of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-07 22:36:32
One of the rare ragamas too ..
raagam: mandaari
50 naamanaaraayaNi janya
Aa: S R1 G3 M2 P N2 S
Av: S N2 P M2 G3 R1 S

Very true meaning of life..we don't know from where we come and where we go too..a wondeful philosophy of life and when all is fine we just think all materialism is truth ..
We have no fear of outer world journey itself ..
pallavi

paralOka bhayamu lEka bhavapAsha baddhuleyyaru

anupallavi

karivAji shrngAra rAma shibhi-kAdulella manake galigenani

caraNam

konna kANTalamu kanna biDDalmamu
vanne ciralanu vAna guDiselanu
tinnaga gana daiva lOkamani
tannukollalO tyAgarAjanuta

http://thyagaraja-vaibhavam.blogspot.com/2008/08/thyagaraja-kriti-paraloka-bhayamu-raga.html

For song Aisi Ham So Kawan - Drut Khayal In Teentaal (raga : Bhoopal Todi) of album: Sparkling Kirana-arshad Ali Khan (hind.classical)2010-04-07 18:39:59
beautiful it is .

For song Krishnathulasi of album: Panchajanyam2010-04-07 18:23:48
very beautiful..

For song Thulasi Jagajjanani Sumithra Vasudev of album: Panchajanyam2010-04-06 20:57:17
Ragam Saveri ..
pallavi
tulasI jagajjanani duritApa hAriNi
anupallavi
bila varamagu nI sari vElpulu lEraTa brOvu mIkanu
caraNam
caraNa yugambulu nadulaku parama
vaikuNThamaTa sarasijAkSi
nI madhyamu sakala surA vAsamaTa
shiramuna naigama kOTulu celugucu nunnAraTa
sarasa tyAgarAjAdi vara bhaktulu pADEraTa

For song Geetarthamu of album: Thyagaraja Samarpanam Vol 22010-04-06 20:47:40
the essence of Saint Tyagraja knowledge in this kriti .. in one word
What is Music ..is nothing but Gita only.. very true as is the origin of universe is unknown so even the Music too ..
Sangitarthamu ..is gitarthamu..
So beautiful he explained

For song Geetharthamu of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (lalgudi G.jayaraman)2010-04-06 20:41:29
What ia Music ..is nothing but Gita only.. very true as is the origin of universe is unknown so even the Music too ..
Sangitarthamu ..is gitarthamu..
So beautiful he explained

For song Geetarthamu of album: Thyagaraja Samarpanam Vol 22010-04-06 20:20:10
sangitanandame is the essence of gita .. beautiful -Bless me my LORD

For song Tulasi Dalamulache of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-05 18:53:24
its a Divyanama Kriti of Saint Tyagaraja..
O lord Rama I worship you with Tulasi leaves from heart..
I do pooja with these every now and then .. as long as I live and your grace upon me for this is all I pray for ..
not Only with Tulasi leaves but also with many other fragrant flowers ...like
Mallika , Jaji ...
Dharanini Oka paryaayamu
Dharmatmuni .. Saketa pura vasuni .. Sree Ramuni
VaraTyagaraja nutuni ..

For song Brochevarevare of album: Tyagaraja Krithis Hyderabad Brothers2010-04-05 18:44:22
Ragam Sri Ranjani ..

Brochevarevare Raghupathy..
If not you who else is gonna take care of me Lord RAMA ..

You care for Indra by conquering lanka and Slained Ravana
You killed Vali with one arrow and cared Sugreeva
To make the Saages Havan a success you went along with Sage viswamitra .. and killed tataki and Subahu ,,
O lord of all worlds.. Please tell me -- Tyagaraja is pleading here with his hands all stretched , begging for alms of Thy Grace of Lord Rama ..a way
for His karuna and Kripa ..

For song Devi Poornamangala Kamakshi (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-05 00:41:46
Ragam Dhanyasi .. Adi taalam

For song Ada Modi Galatha Ramiah (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-05 00:20:48
RagamCharukesi .. Very beautiful..
Only a true devotee has got the right to question Lord Like this ..
Meaning: O Ramayya! You seem to feel too proud, too uppish, even to talk to me. I have sought you as my sole support and shelter and stuck to you steadfastly and devotedly but you seem to feel .. Do you remember that when kindly Anjaneya, an offshoot of Shiva Himself, at his very first meeting with you desired to be informed of your antecedents, you did not respond directly, but commanded Lakshmana to speak to him? When such was the lot of Anjaneya himself, who can expect you to talk to this frail Tyagaraja?

aaDamODi galadE
raagam: caarukEshi
26 caarukEshi mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

Pallavi

ADamODi galadE rAmayya! mATa
(lADamODi)

Anupallavi

tODu nIDa nIve anucunu bhakti gUDi nI pAdamu baTTina nAto mATa
(lADamODi)

CaraNam

caduvulanni delisi shankarAntshuDai sadayu-dAsuga- sambhavuDu mrokka
kadalu tammuni balka jEsitivi gAkanu tyAgarAjE pAti mATa
(lADamODi)

For song Deva Deva (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-05 00:12:00
Ragam Natakuranji .. Very beautiful..

For song Kaligi Yunta Kada (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:41:45
This is a wonderful kriti ..Tyagaraj prays Lord Rama.. To write his fate once againa a fate like that of Tumbur Narada and other sages , where there is no more of hurdles or hardship in worshipping you and praising you and singing hymns of You O ! Rama..
If at all I'm blessed like this then only I will be Blessed for ever..so Rama Please write my fate once again..
My lalata likhitam with your own hands once again ..
Your divine pada and Nama chant is the most Invaluable treasure for me..
a divine grace and blessing for me which I cherish as Your mercy on me fore ver and ever..
O Rama Please Bless me ..
kaligi yunte kada
kalugu Kaamitha Phaladaayakaa

For song Kaligi Yunta Kada (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:37:51
kaligiyunTEgadaa
raagam: keeravaaNi
21 keeravaaNi mela
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D1 N3 S
Av: S N3 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

kaligiyuNTEgadA galgunu kAmita phaladAyaka
(kaligi)

anupallavi

kalini ingita mErugaka ninnADukoNTi calamu cEyaka nA talanu cakkani vrAta
(kaligi)

caraNam

bhAgavatAgrEsarulagu nArada prahlAda parAshara rAmadAsulu
bAguga shrI raghu rAmuni padamula bhakti jEsina rIti tyAgarAjunikipuDu
(kaligi)

Meanings: - there are 2 meanings for this song
O Rama! Reputed to fill the desires of devotees! Unless my actions in the past lives had earned enough merit, I will not be destined to have my desires fulfilled! In this kaliyuga, without proper understanding and discrimination, I went to the extent of reproaching you for my plight. Had I only devoutly worshipped your feet as the cream of devotees like Prahlada, Parashara and Ramadasa did, would you not have ordained a favourable destiny for me?

Oh! Fulfiller of desires! Your grace will come only if I had earned it by my past merit; in this kali age, without knowing your mind, I reproached you. Do not tarry; if you had ordained a fair fate for me, your grace will come; if I had practised devotion to Rama's feet as devoutly as the foremost devotees, Narada, Prahlada, Parashara and Ramadasa, I would have earned it (your grace).

For song Prasanna Parvathi (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:31:06
Ragam Bilahari Taalam Adi

Very very nostalgic and Bhakti rendition this is..
I remember my grandMother ..

For song Yera Naapai - Varnam (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:18:04
Ragam Thodi .. Classic rendition.. Kalam and Paikalam .. beautiful.. We students are blessed to hear to YOu Sir and learn too

Arohanam: S R1 G1 M1 P D1 N1 S Avarohanam: S N1 D1 P M1 G1 R1 S
Pallavi: Era napai intha chouka seya merakadura ma sami
Anupallavi: Maruni kanna Sree Venkatesa Sukumara nannelu kora sarasuda
Charanam: Dani matalu vini intha sahasa melara

http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/homepages/shivkuma/music/varnams/index.html#varnams

For song Devi Poornamangala Kamakshi (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:12:42
So beautiful.. On Kamakshi devi ..ver very rare ..

For song Manasa Srirama Chandruni (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:06:14
Reminds me another kriti ..Bhare manasa Sri raghuveeram bhukti mukti pradam

For song Manasa Srirama Chandruni (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 23:04:16
Very beautiful..one of my favourite kritis..
O heart Never forget Lord Rama ..
Ragam eesamanOhari ..
Not only forget O! heart ,but even never neglect too the name chant .. Very very true..and Lord I pray for this .. for without your blessings ..this can also happen -- all is your leela
please bless me your Name chant whether in my conscious or in my unconscious state .. of mind ..O Rama ...

28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 R2 M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

manasA shrI rAmacandruni maravakE EmarakE O

anupallavi

munu puTTanu buTTina mauni krtamu mUDunnA-radhyAyamula jUcukO

caraNam

shrSTi puSTi naSTi jEyu panulu nikrSTa manucunu trimUrtula kosagi
tuSTuDai baragE sadbhakta manObhISTamu leccu tyAgarAjanutuni

For song Abhimana Mannadu (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 22:57:48
Ragam Vivardhini..

Oh Lord Rama When Will you have Love / Affection .. on me ..How can I win your heart O Lord ?

5 maanavati janya
Aa: S R1 M1 P D2 P S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G1 R1 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language:

pallavi

abhimAnamennaDu galgurA anAthuDaina nAdupai nIku
(abhimAnamennaDu)

anupallavi

aparAdhamulanni mannimpumayya abhirAma paTTAbhirAma nA endu
(abhimAnamennaDu)

caraNam

kanna talliyu kanna taNDriyu anniyu nivEyani namma lEdA
ninnuvinA gati nA kevaru lErE nannu brOvu tyAgarAja vinuta
(abhimAnamennaDu)

For song Tillana (violin) of album: Violin Carnatic Instrumental2010-04-04 22:54:46
Ragam sahana .. Giri pai na.. Saint Tyagaraja Swamy kriti ..feels like

For song Sri Krishnam of album: Kshetranjali2010-04-02 16:02:38
Truly Classic

For album: Krishna Seva Shri Nathjike Ashtohhap Kirtan (hevali Sangeet)2010-04-01 18:20:41
http://www.shrinathjihaveli.com/index_003.htm

There are no temples in Pushti Marga: the word mandir, which now denotes the orthodox Hindu temple is never used. To devotees of this sect. Shrinathji is not a mere image but a living deity and the place where he resides must therefore be a mansion, a haveli.

The haveli of Shrinathji in Nathdvara is no ordinary structure. Virtually a royal palace, closely modelled on the traditional homes of the princes of Rajasthan. It survives as a palace today when others have ceased to function, as it is something more as well. The haveli is the court of a divine child-king whose icon is the infant Krishna himself, beloved of millions.

Sprawling over a large expanse of land, the asymmetrical many-storeyed haveli is a labyrinth within which the unwary could easily lose himself. It has seemingly countless rooms, large and small, linked by passages and small corridors, verandahs, tiny indoor gardens and pools, halls and courtyards. Turning a corner or walking down a passage, one frequently comes upon steep narrow stairways which move up or down to different levels. A section of the haveli is connected with the adjacent palace of the Tilakayat, so that it is never necessary for the anointed leader of the Sampradaya to use a public entrance.

The architecture of the building is a homogenous combination of stone and bricks, embellished with balconies, arches, alcoves, stairways, niches and pillars and with multipatterned, multi-hued floors of stone and marble. The building is a stark white one with occasional splashes of bright colour on its doors and windows. No section of the haveli is without painting either in the form of murals or of miniature paintings executed on cloth, paper or wood.

The rooms of the haveli are put to numerous uses. Apart from the sanctum of Shrinathji and the chambers around it, there are anterooms, offices, storerooms and a kitchen, workrooms for special tasks, a jewel room, an audience chamber, rooms used by functionaries of the Sampradaya, and many others at all levels of the building, from the basement to the roof. Armed guards stationed at vantage points on each floor bar access to areas closed to the general public. Areas most frequented by the public are on the ground floor.

All major spaces in the haveli are assigned a symbolic significance, a bhavana, recalling Nadalaya, Shrinathji's original home in the land of Vraja. The symbols at Nathdvara are numerous and are intended to evoke images, both physically and spiritually, of the Krishna legend. Many doctrinal principles originally taught by the founder of the Pushti Marga, and his decendants, and by the theologians of the sect are also represented. Even the town is identified with Vraja; its river, the Banas, is the Yamuna in miniature, while the hills around the town are likened to the hills of Vraja.

The imposing main gateway of the haveli resembles that of a medieval fortress. The surface of the thick wooden doors is protecting metal spikes. This main entrance is known as Lal Darvaja, named after the child Krishna, the adored child, lal of Yashoda.


A large courtyard within the gate leads to the entrance of the shrine. It is here that the rhythmic beat of the nakkars, drums, and the haunting strains of the shehnai are heard at particular times of the day. The entrance has enormous paintings of elephants and their mahouts on either side.

Govardhana Puja Chowk, which lies beyond, is rectangular and, as its name implies, is intended to symbolize Mount Govardhana. During the annual Annakuta festival, a miniature Goverdhana is recreated here and worshipped.

For song Shri Jamunaji of album: Krishna Seva Shri Nathjike Ashtohhap Kirtan (hevali Sangeet)2010-04-01 18:09:32
I stand for Your darshan at Your Door step O mother Yamuna..Bless me ..

For song Shri Jamunaji of album: Krishna Seva Shri Nathjike Ashtohhap Kirtan (hevali Sangeet)2010-04-01 17:59:40
Feel the serenity here ..

For song O Rama of album: Utsav2010-03-31 13:46:44
Raaga Yamuna Kalyani ...

P: O rAma nI nAmamEmi rucirA shrI rAma nI nAmamenta rucirA
C1: madhu rasamulakaNTE dadhi ghrtamulakanTE atirasamagu nAmamEmi rucirA
2: navarasa paramAnna navanItamulakaNTE nadhikamau nI nAmamEmi rucirA
3: drAkSA phalamu kanna nikSurasamu kanna pakSivAha nI nAma rucirA
4: anjanA tanaya hrtkanja dalamunandu ranjillu nI nAmamEmi rucirA
5: sadAshivuDumadi sadA bhajincEDi sadAnanda nAma rucirA
6: sAramu lEni samsAramunaku santArakamagu nAmamEmi rucirA
7: sharaNanna janamula saraguna rakSincu birudu galgina nAmamEmi rucirA
8: karirAja prahlAda dharaNIja vibhISaNula gAcina nI nAmamEmi rucirA
9: kadalI kharjUra phala rasamula-kadhikamu patita pAvana nAmamEmi rucirA
10: tumburu nAradulu Dambu mIraga gAnambu jEsEDi nAmamEmi rucirA
11: rAma bhadrAcaladAma rAmadAsuni prEma nElina nAmamEmi rucirA

For song Ambaparadevathe of album: Utsav2010-03-30 22:22:22
This is Smt E. Gayatri devi playing Veena .. Ragam Rudrapriya/Purnashadjamam..

For song Amba Paradevate of album: Gems From Carnatic Classicals Vol.72010-03-30 22:12:10
Ragam Rudrapriya. or Poornashadjamam..

For song Hari Bhajaney of album: Sri Purandhara2010-03-30 21:35:36
hari bhajan ..every second ..

For song Kandu Kandu of album: Sri Purandhara2010-03-30 20:56:08
Beautiful..

For song Nuvvu Leka of album: Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Mahathyam2010-03-30 20:08:26
I feel these words truly for Sai Baba Of Shirdi

For song Mumma of album: Dasvidaniya2010-03-27 22:09:35
beautiful Movie and wonderful song too .. song of soul of every true human on earth ..Love You Maa..

For album: T.v.ramprasad-music For The Soul2010-03-26 20:20:46
Nice album it is

For song Maha Manthra of album: T.v.ramprasad-music For The Soul2010-03-26 19:38:22
Hare Rama Hare krishna..

For song Maniana of album: Swara Raaga Sudha2010-03-24 18:07:16
Beautiful truly ..

For song Rama Nannu Brovara of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12010-03-23 21:10:03
Ragam Harikambhoji

For song Mamava Pattabhirama of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12010-03-23 21:05:53
IRagam manirangu

For song Slokam - Pibhare Ramarasam of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12010-03-23 21:02:22
It is a simhendra madhyam kriti

For song Enagaanu Rama Bhajana of album: Hare Rama Hare Krishna Vol-12010-03-23 20:20:02
In Ragam kaamavardhini ..
One of my most favourites of Bhadrachala rama dasa kritis..

There is no need to look for which bhajan and which name chant
is the path to glory ?
yes its none other Than Ram chant/ Bhajan ..
nothing more is austere than this .
You need not ask any one,
Just get a parrot and teach her Ram Ram sree Ram..
You feel whenever Your parrot says Ram
reminds you the soul and innervoice of that parrot -
who was caged in Lanka,
Who used to say Rama ,Sree Rama
Yes, She is none other than Devi Sita..
Rama Chant itself brings to end all sufferings and calamities
and blesses you, by opening the gates for Moksha path.. to attain Moksha

For song Koovi Azhaikka (jayashree) of album: Listeners Choice2010-03-23 19:59:44
Melodious

For song Teeradha of album: Bharathiyar Songs (rajesh Vaidhya)2010-03-23 19:49:34
Superb ..

For song Anu Pama Gunabudhi of album: Melodious String2010-03-22 14:58:12
anupama guNaambudi
raagam: aThaaNaa
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 P G3 R2 S

taaLam: jhampa
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

anupama gun mbudhi yani ninnu nera nammi anusarincina vADanaiti
(anupama)

anupallavi

manupakayE yunnAvu; manupati! vrAsi mEmanupa mA kevaru vinumA dayarAni
(anupama)

caraNam 1

janaka jAmAtavai janaka jAmatavai janaka jAlamu cAlunu cAlunu, hari!
(anupama)

caraNam 2

kanakapaTadhara nannu kanakapaTa mEla tanu kanaka paThanamu sEtugAni bUni
(anupama)

caraNam 3

kalalOnu nIve sakala lOka nAtha kOkalu lOkuvaga nicci gAcinadi vini
(anupama)

caraNam 4

rAjakula kalashAbdhi rAja! surapAla! gajarAja rakSaka! tyAgarAjavinuta
(anupama)

Meaning:
By beleieving that you are the repository of all auspicious attributes, I have now become your full-fledged follower, yet you hesitate to protect me! O Lord of Manu race! Unfortunately for me, I have none of standing, compassionate enough to convey to you my helplessness and the urgent need for your grace. Should you not on your own initative? O son-in-law of the great king Janaka! Your forbearance is reputed to equal that of Mother earth, the mother of Sita devi. O my father! My plight cannot stand further delay.

One adorned with rich golden ornaments, why the duplicity in behaviour towards me? Is it because I constantly think of this treasure of the physical body?

O prop of all the worlds! Even in dreams I think of you as my only God. I have heard that enslaved by their unalloyed devotion to you, you have protected Draupadi and the Gopis in their hour of shame by copious supply of saris and clothes.

You are the moon risen out of the royal lineage. You are the Protector of Devas. You had protected Gajendra. You are worshipped by Tyagaraja.

For song Nannu Vidachi of album: Melodious String2010-03-22 14:51:47
Tyagraja Pleads Lord Rma .Not to leave him and go..
any where , just like how a child pleads Mother ...

For song Tambula Kollu of album: Mandolin U Shrinivas - Vol 22010-03-22 14:33:48
Raagam Reeti gowla

For song Sri Pathe of album: Quartet Genius Songs Of Thyagaraja2010-03-22 02:18:18
Raagam Nagaswarali ..
the beauty of this kriti . "is Apart from Lord Rama's feet and devotion of Him in all senses..is all I know Rama," Says Saint Tyagaraja .." is life .."
Your Pada Dhyaname is my life ..
pallavi
shrIpatE nIpada cintana jIvanamu
anupallavi
nE paradEshi nA gAsi bApavE canuvana daya jEsi
caraNam
rAjAdhi rAja ravikOTi tEja pUjinci
ninnindrAdulu digrAjulai velaya lEdA
rAjillu shrI tyAgarAjuniki

For song CUtAmu RArE SudatulAra Rangapatini of album: Quartet Genius Songs Of Thyagaraja2010-03-22 02:10:28
Feels Like an Utsava Sampradaya kriti .. beautiful description of lord Rama Who worshipped Sree rangantha.. and in turn the divine Bliss is reflected On Rama Itself...
Tyagaraja describing here Rama as Glorified as Sree Ranganatha..

Choodaamu raaaree..O ladies please come to have a glimpse of the Lord

A wonderful kriti I hear on this Sreem Rama and vasantha Navaratri times.. beautiful in Raag Aarabhi
pallavi

cUtAmu rArE sudatulAra rangapatini

anupallavi

sItApati pUjyuDaTa shrngAra shEkharuDaTa

caraNam 1

sarigancu shAluvaTa caukaTla pOgulaTa paruvampu prAyamaTa paramAtmuDaTa rangani

caraNam 2

mukha nirjita candruDaTa muddumATa lADunaTa sukha mosangi brOcunaTa sundarAnguduTa rangani

caraNam 3

Agama sancaruDaTa Akhila jagatpAluDaTa tyAgarAja sannutuDaTa taruNulAra rangapatini

For song Bhakthuni Charitramu of album: Quartet Genius Songs Of Thyagaraja2010-03-22 01:53:43
Thank You so much Sri Srinvasan Sir ... for this beauitful dedication ..
Autobiography ofa devotee in short
his heart and devotion is this kriti

For song Bhakthuni Charitramu of album: Quartet Genius Songs Of Thyagaraja2010-03-22 01:50:27
Beautifu kriti , Raga Begada ..

O heart listen to the autobiography of a devotee..
He prays all the time for the Raj a Yogam . the true Bhakti
for he knows and is an incarnation for bhakti Yoga only..so this devotees
prays the Lord who jests there in heart, to let hIS will on his heart to always meditate upon him purely ,
with no influence of raja sa and Taamasa qualities./..
here Tyagaraj Pleads Rama ,O lord Rama Please don't forget this devotte and friend of yours, care me

very true for Deovtees are true friends to LOrd and dearest to HIS heart ..
in every kriti of saint Tyagraja I sense only the 9 th chapter of Gita ..
The Bhakti yoga - Raja Vidya and Raja Guhya Yogam..

Here sung is the only last charanam

bhakthuni charitramu
raagam: bEgaDa
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S G3 R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 D2 P S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

bhaktuni cAritramu vinavE manasA sItArama

anupallavi

(A)shaktilEka tA gOrucu jIvanmuktuDai Anandamu nondu

caraNam 1

japa tapamula tA jEsiti nanarAdu adigAka mari kapaTAtmuDu manamai
balkarAdu upama tanaku lEka unDavale nani yUra yUra tirugAga rAdu
capala cittudai yAlu sutulapai sUreku bhrama kArAdan hari

caraNam 2

bhava vibhavamu nijamani yencagarAdu adigAka mari shiva mAdhava-
bhEdamu jEyagarAdu bhuvana-mandu dAne yOgyuDanani bonki poTTa
sAkaga rAdu; pavanAtmaja dhrtamau sItApati pAdamulanu Emara rAdanu hari

caraNam 3

rAjasa tAmasa guNamulu gArAdu adigAkanu avyAjamunanu rAlEdana gArAdu rAjayOga mArgamu
nI cittamu rAjUcuTa viDavaga rAdu rAja shikhAmaniyaina tyAgarAja sakhuni marava rAdanE hari

Meaning:
O Mind! Let me tell you how a true devotee of Rama conducts himself. Eschewing all attachment to mere sensual pleasures, he enjoys in this very life the bliss of heaven. He will be so humble that he will never boast of his spiritual attainments. He will not have even a tinge of deception or hypocrisy polluting his mind. He will not cherish any desire for fame and name. He is least concerned with what others think of him. He will be alert in curbing blind affection and attachment to his family. He is ever conscious that wordly prosperity and happiness are short-lived like a bubble which may burst at any moment. He will not differentiate between Vishnu and Siva, regarding them as twin aspects of the same Supreme God-head. He will not pose himself as the repository of all virtues nor will he trade on such a claim for acquiring and amassing wealth. He will ever retain in his memory the vision of Rama's feet held by Sri Anjaneya. He will avoid lethargy or excessive activity and maintain equanimity. He will, without reason, never entertain or give expression to a grouse that he is not getting any profit. He will constantly engage himself in treading the royal path of devotion to salvation. Never giving up seeking the way to the Lord's mind, reaching him, never to forget even for a moment Hari, worshipped by Siva adorned with the crescent.

For song Ramanaitaruvoy(ragasinghubhair of album: Southern Strings2010-03-20 19:25:56
Beautiful kriti on Lord Sree Rama..

For song Ramanaitaruvoy(ragasinghubhair of album: Southern Strings2010-03-20 19:24:41
http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/pretrinity.txt

For song Ramanaitaruvoy(ragasinghubhair of album: Southern Strings2010-03-20 19:20:39
RAGAM SINDHUBHIRAVI

Composer and lyricist is
Arunachala kavi ..

Arunachala Kavi (Tamil: அருணாசல கவி) (?1711 - ?1788) was a Tamil poet and a composer of Carnatic music. He was born in Tillaiyadi in Tanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. The three Tamil composers Arunachala Kavi, Muthu Thandavar and Marimutthu Pillai are considered the Tamil Trinity,[citation needed] who contributed to the evolution of Carnatic music.
[edit]Compositions

Arunachala Kavi was fluent in Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit. He wrote Rama Natakam, a musical drama based on the Ramayana. The music for this musical was composed by two of Arunachala Kavi's disciples, Kothandarama Iyer and Venkatarama Iyer. The songs contain many Tamil proverbs and sayings.
This musical drama was first performed at the Srirangam temple and within a short time it became very popular. Kavirayar was honoured by Maharaja Tulaja, the King of Tanjavur, and by several other patrons of that time. He also composed Seergazhi Sthala Puranam (sirkali), Seergazhi Kovai, Hanumar Pillai Tamil, Ajomukhi Natakam and a few Keertanas.
Some of his famous compositions still popular today are Yaro ivar yaro (Bhairavi), Kanden Kanden Sitayai (Vasanta), Ramanai Kannara Kandane (Mohanam).

For song Ramanai Tharuvai of album: Muraleedhara2010-03-20 19:20:05
RAGAM SINDHUBHIRAVI

Composer and lyricist is
Arunachala kavi ..

Arunachala Kavi (Tamil: அருணாசல கவி) (?1711 - ?1788) was a Tamil poet and a composer of Carnatic music. He was born in Tillaiyadi in Tanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. The three Tamil composers Arunachala Kavi, Muthu Thandavar and Marimutthu Pillai are considered the Tamil Trinity,[citation needed] who contributed to the evolution of Carnatic music.
[edit]Compositions

Arunachala Kavi was fluent in Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit. He wrote Rama Natakam, a musical drama based on the Ramayana. The music for this musical was composed by two of Arunachala Kavi's disciples, Kothandarama Iyer and Venkatarama Iyer. The songs contain many Tamil proverbs and sayings.
This musical drama was first performed at the Srirangam temple and within a short time it became very popular. Kavirayar was honoured by Maharaja Tulaja, the King of Tanjavur, and by several other patrons of that time. He also composed Seergazhi Sthala Puranam (sirkali), Seergazhi Kovai, Hanumar Pillai Tamil, Ajomukhi Natakam and a few Keertanas.
Some of his famous compositions still popular today are Yaro ivar yaro (Bhairavi), Kanden Kanden Sitayai (Vasanta), Ramanai Kannara Kandane (Mohanam).


For song Ramanai Tharuvai of album: Muraleedhara2010-03-20 19:16:10
RAGAM SINDHUBHIRAVI

For song Ramanaitaruvoy(ragasinghubhair of album: Southern Strings2010-03-20 17:17:15
I agree with you Sri srinavasan ji..for Melody
of Sir T N krishnan play and the raga too
The same bhakti bhavam it is .. like when he plays Visweswara darshan
or heccharika ga ra ra or kamakshi or any kriti too
I have tried for the lyrics but I couldnot get for this beautiful melodious Krit
I will be happy if any one can furnish more details of the kriti
Thanks in advance

For song Neevunde Daa Kondapai of album: Bhaagya Rekha2010-03-19 22:30:57
Very true, O ! Lord at great distance may but stiill
bless me your darshan Bhagyam

For song Neevunde Daa Kondapai of album: Bhaagya Rekha2010-03-19 22:30:02
I love this song veryvery much . beautiful Bhakti song On Lord of Seven HILLS

For song Ushaa Parinayam of album: Malleeswari2010-03-19 22:24:30
Beautiful memory..a yakhsa ganam ..

For album: Malleeswari2010-03-19 22:23:54
One of my most favorite classics of B& W telugu films.. a beautiful movie in every way

For song Aakasha Veedhilo Haayiga of album: Ntr - Memorable Hits2010-03-19 21:45:34
What a classic movie and classic song.. Malleswari film..

For song Echatinundi Veecheno of album: Ntr - Romantic Hits2010-03-19 21:14:19
beautiful

For song Nagumomu of album: Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana2010-03-19 00:23:02
O lord now is the time to care . me
Hey lord who travels on Eagle ( Garuda..the king of all birds)
please come and care this devotee..
reminds me of gajendra Moksham only ..

O lord of seven Hills.. aapadha Mokkula waada..Annattha rakshaka .. Deena bandhu .. sarasijaaksha, pankaja lochana .. vanamaalabharana .. tulasipriya
Prabho Venkatesa ..please come ..

For song Nagumomu of album: Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana2010-03-19 00:18:24
garuDa gamana samayamidE
raagam: naagaswaraavaLi
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S G3 M1 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P M1 G3 S

taaLam: roopakam
Composer: PaTNam Subramanya Aiyyar
Language:

pallavi

garuDagamana samayamide
karunajooDaraadaa

anupallavi

nirupama sundaraakaara
nija bhaktajanaadhaara

caraNam

pavana jaatinuta dhruta shaapa vanajaabda kula jaata
pavana jaala yaadava bhoopa vanajaakshha shree venkaTEsha

For song Ninnu Vina of album: Kowmari Gowri - Chitti Babu2010-03-18 23:22:20
Bhakti Yogam .. described in real the 9 th chapter of Gita..and in every pluck of the string you feel the inner sensitivity ..
Beautiful is Bhakti .. and The Yoga Bhakti phalam

very true.. what saint says..
" kapaTamu mATa lella kammanainadi nA tapamu yOga phalamu nIvE tyAgarAja sannuta.. "..
My yoga phalam is more than nay words.. and I believe in YOU my Lord

For song Sri Chakraraja of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 22010-03-18 00:29:03
His rendition is veyr very clear what ever language he sings.. makes you feel the Almighty .. I agree here with tht views expressed..None like Shree Maharajapuram Santhanam garu and None like Smt.MSS Amma Garu
Great Legends of the Century

For song Evarichirira of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 22010-03-18 00:17:12
This is A kriti describing The Bow and Art Of Lord Rama In using the
skill of shooting arrows..
Even the trimurti ( Lord Shiva, lordBrahma And Lord Vishnu )
could not stop His arrow, once it leaves the bow..
beautiful kriti.. a distinct one

For song Paripalaya of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 22010-03-18 00:11:36
Ragam Pantuvarali feels like

For song Nannu Palimpa of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 22010-03-17 23:52:38
A beautiful Tyagaraja swamy Kriti
Ragam Mohan ..

This must be when Lord Rama must have come really to Saint's residence

wonder ..What it must be like?

pallavi

nanu pAlimpa naDaci vaccitivO nA prANanAtha

anupallavi

vanaja nayana mOmunu jUcuTa jIvanamani nenaru nA manasu marmamu telisi

caraNam

surapati nIla maNinibha tanuvutO nuramuna mutyapu sarula cayamutO
karamuna shara kOdaNDa kAntitO dharani tanayatO tyAgarAjArcita

Meaning:
O Compassionate Lord! Have you trekked all the way to grace me? Lord of my life! The sole aim of my life is to be by your side, glancing at your charming face and seeking your gracious understanding; this intense longing of mine; have you trekked? O Lotus eye! How wonderfully you have presented yourself! With a frame lustrous with the blue radiance of a gem, with dusters of pearl garlands sporting on your bosom, the resplendent Kodanda bow adorning your hand with Sita devi; have you trekked?

Additional translation by Krishna Pillalamarri:
vanaja nayana mOmunu jUcuTa jIvanamani nenaru naa manasu marmamu telisi - lotus eyed face seeing my life consider my mind secret knowing (Knowing that the purpose of my whole life is to be looking at your face with lotus eyes)

For song Sri Maha Ganapathe of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 22010-03-17 23:37:00
The composer lyricist is 'Shri Mayuram viswanatham Sastry
raagam: naaTTai
36 calanaaTTai janya
Aa: S R3 G3 M1 P D3 N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 R3 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Mayooram Vishwanaata Shaastree
Language:

pallavi

shrI mahA ganapatE surapate siddhi vinAyaka namOstutE
(shree)

anupallavi

sOmakshEkharanuta sumukha dayAnidha
madhyama kaalam

cAmara karaNa sudhArnava sundara vAmana rUpa
shivAtmaja shubhakara
ciTTa swaram

sa sa ni pa ma ga ma pa ma ga ma ri sa ga ma pa ni pa ma ga ma pa ni sa sa (2)
ga ma pa ni pa ma ga ma ri ri sa ri sa ma ga pa ma ni pa sa ni ri ri sa ni sa ni pa ni pa ma ri sa (2)
sa ri ri ga ga ma ma pa pa dha dha ni ni sa sa ri ga ma ri sa ni pa ma ga ma ri (2)
ni sa ri ma ri sa ma pa ni dha ma pa ni pa ni sa ri ma sa ri (2) (shrI)

caraNam

kAraNa karaNa shRtajana kucala (2)
vicaraNa vita vandita caraNa kAraNAma krpaya tyAgi (2)
shubha
vAraNa vadana samastikaraNa bhava kAraNavi vivAraNa vara guNa
(ciTTa swaram)

For song Brovamma of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 19:46:54

Ragam Manji
20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 P M1 P G2 R2 S
One more rare of Oothakudu inthis Ragam ..
kaNNan varuginra nEram - OV
varugalAmO

This is syamaSastry Composition ..
Lyricist too is Syamasastry

Devi brovamamma taamasamele..
nee vaadanamma ...Amba
Devi taala lene
Tamasa Melane.. Niwaadane ..Amba


neevu niraadarana jesithe
( Amba)
Neevanaadarana Jesithe .. ( Amba )
nirvaahimpa tarama Kamalakshi
Syaama krishna sahodari ( Amba )
Ika syamaleshu tripura sundarini
himani ni samana daivamu
Enduna Ganaledu
Nee waadanaa..


Very true , I have found none equal to You O mother AMba, I 'm yours Only Amba , Why haste to look and care on this devotee of Yours ..
I can't bear any more O mother ..
Please come and take me soon to Your ABode ..

O mother please do no More delay I'm yours and Yours only .. O syama krishna Sodari Sankari Sivani
tripurasundari
O kamaleshu rani ..
Hey Ma Lalithamba
Please come and shower your divine grace on me

For song Sagalagraha Bala of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 17:28:20
sakala graha bala nInE sarasijAkshA |p|
nikhila rakshaka nIne vishwavyApakanE |a|


Meaning : O Lord with eyes resembling lotus, you are the one who has powers of all grahAs (planets), and protects the entire universe. (which means there is no meaning if we pray shani/rAhu/kEtu etc without praying shri hari).



ravi candra budha nInE rAhu kEtuvu nIne
kavi guru shaniyu mangaLanu nInE
divarAthriyu nIne nava vidhAnavu nIne
bhavarOgahara nIne bEshajanu nInE |1|


Meaning :

You are sun, moon, venus, or comets, saturn, or any other planet. You are day or night, you are the nine vidhAnAs (6 vedAngAs, mImAmsa, nyAya, vyAkaraNa), you are the physician who can cure 'bhava' disease (which makes us take birth in this world).


pakshmAsavu nIne parva kAlavu nIne
nakshatra yOga tithi karaNa nIne
akshayavAgi draupatiya mAnakAyda
pakshivAhana nIne rakshakanu nInE |2|


Meaning :

You are the pakshamAsa (the month which is suitable to give tarpaNa to our forfothers), you are the parva kAla (eclipse), you are good times or inauspicious times, you, the one who protected draupadi by giving infinite saree, are the one who has garuDa as your vehicle and protects everyone.



rutu vatsaravu nIne pruthivigAdiyu nInE
kratu hOma yagna sadgatiyu nInE
jitavAgiyennoDeya purandara viTalane
shrutige silukada apratima mahima nInE |3|


Meaning :

You are rutu vatsara, ugAdi (year begining), all kinds of hOmas, and yagnas, you are the one to be reached (mOksha), O my Lord, purandara viTala, you are the one who is beyond even the vEdAs (the one who cannot be known just by vEdAs either).


For song Sagalagraha Bala of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 17:28:20
sakala graha bala nInE sarasijAkshA |p|
nikhila rakshaka nIne vishwavyApakanE |a|


Meaning : O Lord with eyes resembling lotus, you are the one who has powers of all grahAs (planets), and protects the entire universe. (which means there is no meaning if we pray shani/rAhu/kEtu etc without praying shri hari).



ravi candra budha nInE rAhu kEtuvu nIne
kavi guru shaniyu mangaLanu nInE
divarAthriyu nIne nava vidhAnavu nIne
bhavarOgahara nIne bEshajanu nInE |1|


Meaning :

You are sun, moon, venus, or comets, saturn, or any other planet. You are day or night, you are the nine vidhAnAs (6 vedAngAs, mImAmsa, nyAya, vyAkaraNa), you are the physician who can cure 'bhava' disease (which makes us take birth in this world).


pakshmAsavu nIne parva kAlavu nIne
nakshatra yOga tithi karaNa nIne
akshayavAgi draupatiya mAnakAyda
pakshivAhana nIne rakshakanu nInE |2|


Meaning :

You are the pakshamAsa (the month which is suitable to give tarpaNa to our forfothers), you are the parva kAla (eclipse), you are good times or inauspicious times, you, the one who protected draupadi by giving infinite saree, are the one who has garuDa as your vehicle and protects everyone.



rutu vatsaravu nIne pruthivigAdiyu nInE
kratu hOma yagna sadgatiyu nInE
jitavAgiyennoDeya purandara viTalane
shrutige silukada apratima mahima nInE |3|


Meaning :

You are rutu vatsara, ugAdi (year begining), all kinds of hOmas, and yagnas, you are the one to be reached (mOksha), O my Lord, purandara viTala, you are the one who is beyond even the vEdAs (the one who cannot be known just by vEdAs either).


For song Sri Sankara of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 17:14:58
Sri sankara Guruvaram
chintayami bhava dharam

taatanka rati pati bANa
chaala koolachalam

agnaana timira taranu
angeekrita tudivaramu ...
Sugnaana kuchadaranyu
pushpa pranavaaranu

I request for correction of the lyrics ..for I audio qualiy is poor at my end

For song Sri Sankara of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 17:01:05
Ragam Nagaswarali..
Composer and lyricist : Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagasvaravali
An audhava Raga,,and interesting is grahabedham effect produces .. Raag Hamsadwani

For song Jeya Jeya of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 16:55:01
On these auspicious Sree RamaNavami Navaratris..
This kriti what can I say for such great and rich composition of great saint carantaka Pitamaha ..Only -- Sree Purandara dasa
I bow to YOU
Glory to Lord Rama
Glory to Devi Sita ..

whole Ramayan Is there in simple plain words of Sanskrit

For song Jeya Jeya of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 16:49:31
Ragam naattai ..

jaya jeya jeya jaanakikaanthaa
raagam: naaTTai
36 calanaaTTai janya
Aa: S R3 G3 M1 P D3 N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 R3 S

taaLam: khaNDa caapu
Composer: Purandara Daasar
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

Jaya jaya jaya jaanakikaantaa jaya Sadhu jana vinutha
Jayathu mahimaanandha jayabaagya vandha
(Jaya)

anupallavi

Dasaratha Mahaveera Dasakanta Samhaara
Pasupathi svaramithra paavana charithra |
Kusumabaana svaroopa kuchalakeerththi kalaaba
asama saahasa siksha ambujadhalaaksha ||
(jaya)

caraNam 1

Saamagaana vilOla Saadhujana paripaala
Kaamidhaarththa vidhaatha keerththi samjaatha |
SOmasoorya prakaasa sakala LOkaadheesa
Sri mahaaveera Raghuveera Sindhukambeera ||
(jaya)

caraNam 2

Sakala Saasthra vichaara Charanujana mandhaara
Vihasithaambuja vadhana viswamaya sadhanaa |
Suhrutha MOkshadheecha Saakethapuravaasa
Bakthavathsala Rama Purandha vitalaa ||
(jaya)

For song Jeya Jeya of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 16:48:10
Purandhara dasa Composition it is

For song Varnam (sathur A G Subramanya Iyer) of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 16:36:50
The ragam Natakuranji .. is reflected in every aspect in this classic rendition
http://www.carnatica.net/newsletter/natakurinjinewsletter.htm
Natakurinji is not just multi-faceted, but has multiple versions as well. The concepts of contemporary musicologists have been widely divergent. At the outset, we must state that the consensus view is that this is a lakshya-oriented raga. The structural prescription has to emerge from performance.

Tulaja was the first, in chronological sequence, to mention this raga. He stated:

Asya aarohasya avarohayoho panchamallanghanam
Raktilaabhaaya kwachit panchamam aagachhati

Normally, the ascending and descending scales are devoid of Panchama, but sometimes it is present to enhance the beauty of the raga. So there is no need to inculcate an aversion to the version with the Panchama swara. Such a phenomenon exists in respect of raga Bagesri too, where both versions are accepted without much ado. Unfortunately, there is unwarranted hullabaloo about the dual versions of raga Natakurinji. The Sloka found in the appendix of the Chaturdandi Prakasika says:

Pa ri varjya avarohetu raago Natakurinjikaa
Shadja graha samyuktaa, gaayate lakshyavedibhi

The reference to “gaayate lakshyavedibhi” assumes importance. Freedom is given to the performer, to render this raga as per his concept, which, per se, could include or exclude panchama. No crime is committed if it is included. Govindacharya was a staunch protagonist for the exclusion of panchama. As one swallow does not make a spring, Govindacharya’s view is not a hukumnama (order)!

The chittaswara passage of Pallavi Gopala Iyer’s “Needumoorti” has phrases like “ga-ma-pa-ga-ri-sa” and “sa-ni-da-pa-da-ni”, which shows that in the pre-Trinity period, there was no bar to the inclusion of Panchama. Tulaja also permits “pa-da” and "sa-da-pa-ma”. We find a sanchara in the Pada-Tana Varnam of Karvetinagar brothers, “da-sa-sa-ni-da-ni-pa”. What does this indicate? This is left to inference. Subbarama Dikshitar refers to “ni-da-ni-pa-ni-da-ni-sa” as archaic but admissible. As visesha prayoga-s (special usages), Subbarama Dikshitar cites “sa-sa-ni-da-ni-pa-da-sa” and “ma-pa-ga-sa”. So there are visesha prayogas with Panchama.

Nadamuni Pandita is in favour of “sa-ri-ga-ma-da-ni-pa-da-ni-sa” as the arohana but excludes Panchama in the avarohana. In “Gana Bhaskaram”, we find the arohana as “sa-ri-ga-ma-ni-da-ni-pa-da-ni-sa”, which includes Panchama.

Historigraphic analysis shows that the usage of Panchama by the Dikshitar school is limited. The lakshya-orientation of this raga allows them the liberty to stress, if so desired.

For song Needu Charana of album: Melting Wind (t.r.mahalingam)2010-03-17 16:33:57
Needu charana ..Is all I pray for a small place

For song Needu Charana of album: Melting Wind (t.r.mahalingam)2010-03-17 16:24:31
Raagam Kalyani and the great ness of this Ragam .. one word is not enough please see this link for more in detail
http://www.carnatic-music.com/ragas/kalyani.txt

Some of the stalwarts
who have adorned Kalyani with their music are:
Ariyakkudi ramanuja Iyengar (Nidhi chala sukhama)
GNB (Vasudevayani)
Semmangudi (Ethavunara)
Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer (Sundari Nee Divya)
Madhurai Mani Iyer (Kamalambam Bhajare).
The Ragam Tanam Pallavi line ``Un Darisanam Kitaikkumo
Nataraja Dayanidhe'' has been immortalized by musicians
like GNB, Madhurai Mani Iyer.

Balamuralikrishna renders a Thillana ``Tanom nom tara tillana''
in Kalyani, in the style called ``Thayam'' singing, where even
though the Raga rendered is Kalyani, it sounds like a different
ragam in each line.

Hindusthani Ragam Yaman (Yaman That) is the same as Kalyani.
There are numerous Jugal Bandhis featuring the fusion of
Kalyani - Yaman by Carnatic - Hindushani musicians.
(Balamurali -Bhimsen Joshi; Seshagopalan-Ajoy Chakrabarti;
Ramani - Rajam; Ramani - Pandit Jog; Balamurali -
Hariprasad Chaurasia, and so on).

For song Meri Aawaz Suno of album: Naunihal2010-03-17 00:48:16
my hearty song of Rafi saab it is..Am an ardent fan of Him.. His different and this song is the one I love the most..
Thank You so much Mahen Ji for this wonderful dedication

For song Na Tato Na Mata of album: Naunihal2010-03-17 00:44:44
Yes it is a part of the bhavani bhujanaga Prayatha stotram of sri Adi sankara..

Starts with

Shadãádhára-pañkeruhántar-virájat-
suúmnántarále'-ti-tejo-lasantèm
Sudhámaïãalam drávayantim pibantim
sudhámürtimèãe cidánandarüpám.(1)

http://www.kamakoti.org/shlokas/kshlok10.htm

For song Sogasuga of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-17 00:31:41
Raagam sri ranjani.. Beautiful swara kalpanam ..
The essence of this kriti , the great saints devotion ,One feels in each and every Syllable of this great Sir's rendition

My Salutation To ALL.. everything in this is DIVINE ..THEE Only

sogasugA mRdanga-SrIranjani

In the kRti ‘sogasugA mRdanga’ – rAga SrIranjani, SrI tyAgarAja extols the music with devotion.

P sogasugA mRdanga tALamu jata kUrci ninu
sokka jEyu dhIruD(e)vvaDO

A 1nigama Sir(O)rthamu kalgina
nija vAkkulatO svara SuddhamutO (sogasu)

C 2yati 3viSrama sad-bhakti
virati drAkshA rasa 4nava rasa
yuta kRticE 5bhajiyincu
yukti tyAgarAjuni taramA 6SrI rAma (sogasu)

Gist
O Lord SrI rAma!
Whoever is that resolute person who makes You nicely enamoured by songs, with true words bearing the meanings of upanishads, and with purity of svara, duly attuned with the beat of mRdanga!

Is the method of chanting Your names in the form of kRti, consisting of – (a) wine of grape juice-like, elating nine (kinds of characterisation of) moods, (b) true devotion, (c) indifference to Worldly objects, (d) rhythmic pattern of svaras and words (or pause in the prosody), and (e) pausing at right places – within the reach of this tyAgarAja?

Word-by-word Meaning

P Whoever (evvaDO) is that resolute person (dhIruDu) (dhIruDevvaDO) who makes (jEyu) You (ninu) nicely (sogasugA) enamoured (sokka) by songs duly attuned (jata kUrci) with beats (tALamu) of mRdanga!

A Whoever is that resolute person who makes You nicely enamoured by songs -
with true (nija) words (vAkkulatO) bearing (kalgina) the meanings (arthamu) of upanishads – the head (Siras) (SirOrthamu) of vEda (nigama), and
with purity (SuddamutO) of svara duly attuned with the beat of mRdanga!

C O Lord SrI rAma! Is the method (yukti) of chanting Your names (bhajiyincu) in the form of kRti (kRticE) (literally with), consisting of (yuta) –
wine of grape (drAkshA) juice (rasa) like (elating) - nine (nava) (kinds of characterisation of) moods (rasa),
true devotion (sad-bhakti),
indifference (virati) to Worldly objects,
rhythmic pattern of svaras and words (or pause in the prosody) (yati), and
pausing at right places (viSrama),
within the reach (taramA) of this tyAgarAja (tyAgarAjuni)?
whoever is that resolute person who makes You nicely enamoured by song duly attuned with the beat of mRdanga!

Notes –
Variations –
5 – bhajiyincu – bhajiyincE.
6 – SrI rAma – rAma.

References –
1– nigama Siras –In the kRti ‘O rAma rAma sarvOnnata’, SrI tyAgarAja uses the terminology – ‘vEda Siramulellanu nIvE daivamani’. upnishads are called vEda Siras - vEda Siras

2 – yati – Dictionary meaning - ‘a caesura in prosody’; (caesura – break between words within a metrical foot; pause near middle of a line) : (prosody – study of versification; laws of metre).

‘Rules of prosody’ – source - yati-1

‘A rhythmic pattern of swaras, words, or beats in a taaLa. The types are: sama, gOpucca, srotovaaha, Damaru, mridanga, and vishama’. Source –
yati-2

‘In a Thala, if something is formulated by manodarma, it is called yathi. In pieces like Thevaram and Thiruppugazh we can see these yathis. Similarly, when we resort to kalpana swaras and there is thani avarthanam while playing on a laya instrument, we can see these yathis. They are of six kinds – Samayathi, Gopuchchayathi, Srodovahayathi, Damaruyathi, Mridangayathi and Vishamayathi’. Source – ‘Karnataka Sangeeta Sastra’ by Shri AS Panchapakesa Iyer.

3 – viSrama – Dictionary meaning ‘rest, quiet’

‘Pausing at right places’ – source -viSrama

4 – nava rasa - SRngAra - love, vIra - valour, bIbhatsa - disgust, raudra - anger, hAsya - mirth, bhayAnaka - terror, karuNa - pity, adbhuta - wonder, SAnta – tranquility; a tenth is also mentioned – vAtsalya – parental fondness.

Comments -
General – This kRti contains technical terminologies peculiar to music. Since I am not qualified on the subject, I have translated the kRti based on material available, indicating the sources thereof. From the reading of the materials concerned with these technical terms ‘yati’, ‘viSrama’ it seems that these relate to the art of singing with proper intonations, punctuations, breaks etc, so that, while abiding by metre of the rAga, the bhAva of the kRti would not only be not disturbed, but, rather, highlighted. If there are any errors, kindly pardon me.


For album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 23:08:48
Tears roll out truly for this diivine renditon of this wonderful album.. a classic of classics is this album ..

Ugadi greetings 2010 to all ..
May lord Bless one and all

For song Pariyachakama of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 23:04:16
Are you playing or Mocking or making fun.?
O! Rama with Me ...
Why you are not blessing me Your sharan ?This Tyagaraja.who believed you only ..
what a way ..A true devotee none other than Saint Tyagaraja Only can Question Lord Rama Like this.. aha...

Melodious..

Every oen is aware how You have protected draupadi , prahlada , Vibheeshan , before they could say another word.. this is true . its not a Joke..
Yes , thsi has been praised of You by many many in front of every one..

Please Bless me Rama Your divine pada

For song Kelo Chsacharitra Maharajapuram Santhanam of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 22:44:01
A hearty friend wonderful view who shared with me this auspicious day
This beautiful meaning which i couldn't express ..
God Bless my friend with lots of . happiness, true wishes to true ..
O human listen to the lives of noble people
...........
One prays with devotion for moksha is the sakshi. without the devotion one prays to god then the suffring is the sakshi, proof . One who does kanyadana for him daughter's bhagya is the sakshi. One who does not do kanyadana for him daughter's trouble is sakshi.
.........
One who cheats people ( rows of people) for him decease he gets are the sakshi. the one who does not cheat for him putra bhagya is sakshi.
...............
One who does Annadana for him the rice he is eating is the sakshi. One who does not do annadana for him begging (wandering ) for food is the sakshi.
...........
The Lord is the witness for the words we said. and water is the proof for the well that is dug. Mind is saksi for the papa we did. Lord Purandara Vitthala is the witness for the truth..................
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For song Narayana Maharajapuram Santhana of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 22:38:27
Narayana..The name itself fufills my heart
Devi mahalakshmi Couldnot be way from You..and is ready to bear the Blame as Chanchala --- Lakshmi
is in her names too
chanchalayai Namaha Padau poojiyaami

Words.. can't describe You..
Nothing is beautiful than your paada Seva and Name chant..
Narayana narayana Narayana

For song Narayana Maharajapuram Santhana of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 22:35:10
The composer and lyricist is Puranadara dasa

For song Kelano Harithalano Maharajapuram Santhanam of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 22:34:18
The composer and lyricist is Puranadara dasa

For song Kelo Chsacharitra Maharajapuram Santhanam of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 22:03:07
The composer and lyricist is Puranadara dasa

For song Kelo Chsacharitra Maharajapuram Santhanam of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 22:02:07
One of extraordinary compositions it is..
starting from Gita to various epics in puranas..

so beautiful kriti


What a beautiful meaning.. The essence of Bhakti Yoga chapter of Gita ..

Bhakti Yogam, dhrudha Bhakti I s what I wish and pray for O lord.. nothing else I want ..
Your maya is so much .. Materialism .. is so hard..
unless your blessings.. no onecan come out of it .
Bless me O lord ..

Then I feel is the explanation of Kanyadaan Phalam of Karteeka puranam ..

.. Then again description of Santhana Yoga phalam and Putrakameshti of Rama Birth ..

Anna dana Phalam .. greatness of It..

and like many many more citations of .. every good thought deed when dedicated to divine and He only at heart what ever You do ..
the deeds when dedicated to Lord .. everything is divine and blessed a Bliss

For song Govindha Ninna Maharajapuram Santhana of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 21:50:57
What a beautiful meaning.. The essence of 6 th chapter of Gita ..

For album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 21:48:01
beautiful melodious album with rare combination in every way
Very Nostalgic full of bhakti

For song Govindha Ninna Maharajapuram Santhana of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 21:46:36
Lyricist Purandharadasa and the Composer too

jana sammOdhini
25 mAra ranjani janya
Aa: S R2 G3 P D1 S
Av: S D1 P G3 R2 S

For song Raghuveera Ranadheera of album: Maharajapuram Santhanam 12010-03-16 21:29:26
What a beautiful Ragam... And very rare sung.. raghuveera ranadheera ..

He is as usual outstanding.. I love the way Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam
Sings..
truly takes you to deep melodies.. of Bhakti only

O Rama Please come , With Tulasi Mala decorating you ..
O prince who slained demons like Ravana

please come to bless me.. am ardently waiting for your divine Grace
hey Ram.. sree Rama Rama Rama .. hey Rama

For song Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru of album: Payana2010-03-16 10:16:45
Thank You so much for dedicating this song

For song Varnam (sathur A G Subramanya Iyer) of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-15 14:34:50
awesome traditional style of varnam .. very rare I came across

For song Varnam (sathur A G Subramanya Iyer) of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-15 14:30:47
beautiful.. so much melody in his voice ..

For song Varnam (sathur A G Subramanya Iyer) of album: Great Masters Sathur A G Subramanya Iyer2010-03-15 14:30:22
feels like Natakuranji ragam ..

For album: Vibrant Aesthetics (guitar Meets Thavil)2010-03-14 21:10:03
Impressive as He plays carnatic.. You feel Bhakti .. beautiful album

For song Gana Nayakam of album: Vibrant Aesthetics (guitar Meets Thavil)2010-03-14 21:05:25
Ragam Rudrapriya / purna shadjamam
A beautiful diskhitar composition on Lord Ganesha
Wonderfully played ..
Raga: rudrapriya / Tala: Adi

P: gaNanAyakam bhajEham bhajE
kamalEsha nutam kAmaripu sutam
A: aNimAdi siddhi dAyakam sumukham
C: vANIramaNAnandam varadam
vadanEdviradam vara bAla guruguham

For album: Golden Milestones - Pt. Narayanrao Vyas2010-03-10 20:26:37
A classic Memorable Album

For song Malgunji Tarana of album: Millennium-classical - 72010-03-10 20:17:16
Beautiful tarana.. pure music

For song Raag - Ahir Bhairav - Khayal Vilambit - Ektaal of album: Two Soulful Melodies From Gangubai Hangal2010-03-10 20:04:07
very soulful

For song Pibare Rama Rasam of album: Mandolin U Shrinivas - Vol 12010-03-10 19:44:17
The song is " Palinchu Kamakshi "
In Raag madhyamavathi played on Mandolin
By the great Mandolin Player U srinivas
Composer and Lyricist : Sri Syama Sastry

http://rksanka.tripod.com/music/katapaya.html

For song Pibare Rama Rasam of album: Mandolin U Shrinivas - Vol 12010-03-10 19:41:23
The song is " Palinchu Kamakshi "
In Raag madhyamavathi played on Mandolin
By the great Mandolin Player U srinivas
Composer and Lyricist : Sri Syama Sastry

For song Pibare Rama Rasam of album: Sadasivabrahmendra Krithis2010-03-10 19:38:28
The song is " Palinchu Kamakshi "
In Raag madhyamavathi played on Mandolin
By the great Mandolin Player U srinivas
Composer and Lyricist : Sri Syama Sastry

For song Pibare Rama Rasam of album: Sadasivabrahmendra Krithis2010-03-10 19:38:13
22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P N2 S
Av: S N2 P M1 R2 S
swara

ni sa ri pa ma ri sa ni sa ri ma ri sa ni sa ri sA,
ri sa ni pA, pa ma pa ni sa rI

pa ma pa sa ri sa pa ma pa ni pa sa ni ri sa ma rI ,
sa ni pa ri sa , ni pa ma ,
rI sa

swara saahitya

kanaka giri sadana lalita ninu bhajana santatamu jEya nijanuDana vinumu nikhila bhuvana janavini ipuDu mA duritamu dIrcci varAlicci

For song Raag Ahir Bhairav of album: Sadasivabrahmendra Krithis2010-03-10 16:43:32
This is one of my most favourite Raaga and also of Pt.Shivkumar Ji too ,
Droplets of Rain ..on a cool beautiful evening of a Desert ...
The scent of Mud ..
Clouds in the morning in the green ghats dashing through you ,
Leaving a tinkling feeling..
Swans swimming On Dal Lake
Lotuses Blooming when the first moon ray falls on it
Dew drops on Tiny grass and on flower petals .. in that valley ..
The Himalyans, the Ganges
The Godavari and River Cauvery Beautiful curves in Mountains
River krishna flowing in its full splendor.. waters rhyme..Mothers name
Hymns of Veda's..
The serenity
Divinity ..
Whenever I hear to this I used to wait for some comment ,, but this tune is so beautiful..
Words fall short to say / express especially when Played by Pt. Shiv Kumar Sarma .. this Raag..

I'm a fan of Your Music Sir..My deep respects to You ..

For song Sara Sara Samarai - Chittibabu - (kuntalavarali) of album: Chittibabu Carnatic Veena2010-03-09 20:51:05
This track play - By Dr. Chittibabugaru , gives us a feeling that there are two or more artists playin but its only one artist .. Thats ".. HE .. "... superb.. ecstatic ..rendition of this simple and beautiful Tyagaraja swamy kriti

For song Entha Nerchina of album: Chitti Babu Veena2010-03-09 19:38:50
Dr. chittibabu garu.. Paddabhvandanam too is less, worship for life time too is even less
he is an incarnation of goddess saraswati ..

How much we learn the thirst will be always ther e for knowledge
for worship of You'for darshan of You ..
on this divine instruement is even more divine ..

For song Ankhon Mein Kisiki of album: Chitti Babu Veena2010-03-07 01:18:57
melodious

For album: Classical Moods2010-03-06 21:30:19
The classic rendition for she belongs to a great heritage of musician family only

http://www.anuradhakrishnamurthi.com/profile.htm

Anuradha is the 8th generation musician in her family after her father K.V.Narayanaswamy. Both she & her father belong to the Sishya parampara of saint 'Thyagaraja', one of the trinity composers in carnatic music.




For song Sree Raamaabhi of album: Classical Moods2010-03-06 21:07:22
Ragam Poorna chandrika ..

For song Sree Raamaabhi of album: Classical Moods2010-03-06 21:05:22
beautiful rendition

For song Sree Raamaabhi of album: Classical Moods2010-03-06 21:04:56
feels like Sadasiva brahmendra kriti am not sure

For song Raama Raama of album: Classical Moods2010-03-06 20:59:42
Raag Tilaang .. purandara dasa kriti ..
Meaning:
pallavi, anupallavi 1: Chant the name (sIta)Rama, which can give whatever is asked for for those who are devoted

caraNam 1: when Yama's servants come asking you to leave putting the noose around your neck , chanting would not help.

caraNam 8a: Having spent the life in bad deeds, the chanting of Purandara vithala's name will not help when you are leaving this world

rama rama raama raama enirO
raagam: vasantaa
17 sooryakaantam janya
Aa: S M1 G3 M1 D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 M1 G3 R1 S

OR

tilang
28 harikaambhOji, 30 naaganandini janya
Aa: S G3 M1 P N3 S
Av: S N2 P M1 G3 S

taaLam: aadi (tishra)
Composer: Purandara Daasar
Language:

pallavi

rAma rAma rAma rAma rAma ennirO sItA
(rAma)

anupallavi 1

nEmadinda bhajisuvavara kAmitagaLa koDuva nAma
(rAma)

anupallavi 2

amarapatiya divya nAma andu odagado

caraNam 1

bharati yamana bhaTaru bandu horaDuyendu meTTi tuLidu
koraLigAtma sEridAga hariya dhyAna bhAradayya

caraNam 2

indriyangaLella kUDi bandu tanuva musukidAga
sindhu suteya patiya nAma andigodagalariyadayya

caraNam 3

shvAsa khAsaveraDu kaNTha vAsavAgi silukidAga
vAsudEva krSNana nAma A samayakodagadayya

caraNam 4

shrngArada dEhavella angabaDidu muridu biddu
kangaLigAtma sEridAga shrI rangana nAma odagadayya

caraNam 5

vAta pittaveraDu kUDi shlESma bandu odagidAga
dhAtugundidAga raghunAtha dhyAna odagado

caraNam 6

kallu maranante jIva nilladante maraNa vyALe
pullanAbha krSNanembo sollu bAyigodagadayya

caraNam 7

bharadi yamana bhaTaru bandu horaDiyandu meTari
muriyalu koraLi gAttma sEridAga hariya nAma odagado

caraNam 8

bhraSTa janmadalli bandu duSTa karmagaLane mADi
biTTu hOgva samaya purandara viTTala nAma odagadayya caraNam 8a

keTTa janmadalli puTTi duSTa karma mADi dEha
biTTu hOguvAga purandra viTTalana nAma odagado caraNam 8b

Ihadalli iSTavuNTu paradalli sukhavuNTu vara
purandara viTTaLanna smaraNe bAyige odagado

For song Nama Ramayanam of album: Varam Tharum Sri Anjaneya2010-03-06 20:18:28
Jai Siya Ram

For song Nama Ramayanam of album: Varam Tharum Sri Anjaneya2010-03-06 20:18:24
Jai Siya Ram

For song Nama Ramayanam of album: Varam Tharum Sri Anjaneya2010-03-06 20:14:26
Jai Siya Ram

For song Verses 6 - 8 of album: Ish Upanishad2010-03-06 00:05:25
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upanishads
The key phrase of the Upanishads, to Advaita Vedanta, is तत् त्वं असि "Tat Tvam Asi" (That thou art). Vedantins believe that in the end, the ultimate, formless, inconceivable Brahman is the same as our soul, Atman. We only have to realize this through discrimination. (However, interpretations of this phrase differ.)[13] Verses 6, 7 & 8 of Isha Upanishad:
......

Whoever sees all beings in the soul and the soul in all beings...
What delusion or sorrow is there for one who sees unity?
It has filled all. It is radiant, incorporeal, invulnerable...
Wise, intelligent, encompassing, self-existent,
It organizes objects throughout eternity.

.....
The Upanishads also contain the first and most definitive explications of the divine syllable Aum or OM, the cosmic vibration that underlies all existence. The mantra "Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti" (the soundless sound, peace, peace, peace)is often found in the Upanishads. 'Devotion to God' (Sanskrit: bhakti) is foreshadowed in Upanishadic literature, and was later realized by texts such as the Bhagavad Gita.[14]

For song Bimala Anande Jago Re (asawari) of album: Unforgettable Tagore Songs-vol.22010-03-04 15:41:01
melodious singing

For song Amar Matha Nato Kore Dao of album: Unforgettable Tagore Songs-vol.22010-03-04 15:29:37
I thank Mr. Sankar for dedicating thsi beautiful composiiton with meaning ..
My lord
Make me bow my head
At your divine feet
Drown my ego in tears
In the joy of submission
To you

Every time I seek glory
For myself
I bring dishonor
To my indulgent
Selfish soul

My lord
Give me the wisdom
Not to promote
Myself

Display your vastness
To this world
Through my mortal
Trifle Soul

My lord
I only seek you feet
For divine peace
Your exquisite grace
In my heart

Obscure me
Under the shade
Of your enormity
With your
Kind graceful
Compassion

For song Dhyanme Baramoin of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-03-04 15:07:00
WHy Not " ..Ganga.." . the sound is one of the most auspicious..
of the devi dasanam too ..the first name is Ganga..
The scred river Ganga
The Divine goodess.. who is adored by Lord Mahadeva Himself..
ganga dhyanam ( meditation of devi Ganga )
and Snanam ( a dip in the holy river ) ..
very few are blessed with such ..austerity in their lives
Oh Lord Bless me this Bliss on me too ..
O Rama so is your Nama dhyanam only..I can't be away from it ..
Please bless me that I should not be carried away from any of the materialisitc ..ways.. Only your Nama Dhyanam and with a dip in the holy river..

For song Nidu Charan Mule of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-03-04 14:58:25
Ragam Simhendra Madhyam .. .. The lyricist is Saint Tyagaraja
Your Holy feet Rama .. I sternly believe and worship them ..
Another beautiful kriti inthe same Ragam is

Natajanaparipalayamam nannu brovave rama

For song Nidu Charan Mule of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-03-04 14:55:10
everything Of You O Rama is true..Its Vedam..its mangalam.. Your holy feet, my mind is always fixed at them only .. you are the personification of Vedas and vedangas only .
I cannot bear any more of this papa karma.. O lord Rama Please Bless me and take me under your divine Grace for ever..
nIdu charaNamule nammithi

For song Durga Strotra - Namaste Sharanye Shibe of album: Stothra Maala2010-03-04 14:09:56
Jai Mata di .

For song Dhyanme Baramoin of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-03-04 14:06:47
First time I'm listening to a Bengali singer singing soulfully.. unless said none can say ..she is Bengali .. excellent rendition
another beautiful kriti by this great siant sung inthis raaga ..
praising the glory of Knowledge of muisc..

Sangeetha Jnanamu ..bhakti vina..

For song Dhyanme Baramoin of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-03-04 13:59:44
The Lyricist is Tyagaraja .
The title of the song is .. " Dyaname Varamaina.."

For song Paarthasaarathi (revival) of album: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta2010-03-04 13:44:30
Classic

For song Govardhana of album: Flute Recitals (various Artistes ) - Vol2010-03-04 12:06:19
Aha beautiful Raag Hindolam.. / Raag Malkauns
wonderful description of Lord sri krishna
Touches the heart of all .. a feast for listeners .. enchanting and mesmerising
What a composition ..excellent rendition

P: gOvarddhana girIsham smarAmi anisham
gOpikAdi manOharam garvita kamsAdiharam

C: gOvinda nAma sAram
gajEndra rakSaNa dhIram
kavijana hRn mandAram
kanakajita susharIram
ravi shashi nayana vilAsam
ramaNIya mukhAbhAsam
shivagANAdi vishvAsam
shrI guruguha manOllAsam


For song Take Me Home, Country Roads of album: John Denver Greatest Hits2010-03-03 16:59:07
home of your heart

For song Take Me Home, Country Roads of album: A Songs Best Friend - The Very Best Of 2004 Vol 12010-03-03 16:54:02
home of your heart

For song Take Me Home, Country Roads of album: John Denver - Assorted Collection2010-03-03 16:53:30
zillion times I listen to this still i wish to hear more than another zillion

For song Take Me Home Country Roads of album: John Denver - Legendary Vol 12010-03-03 16:48:37
zillion times I listen to this still i wish to hear more than another zillion

For song Redemption Song (band Version) of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-03 16:40:49
Beautiful song it is , great lyrics....

For song Buffalo Soldier of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-03 16:23:36
this tune was copied into one of the hindi film tunes of sunil shetty .. hello hello bolke...

For song So Much Trouble In The World of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-03 16:13:21
Music is In them since evolution of man .. very true ..

For song No Woman No Cry of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-03 16:11:35
evergreen melody

For song Raag Yaman Kalyan of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-01 17:10:54
great play

For song Thumaki Chalat Ram of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-01 16:30:54
" nat khat " is Lord shree krishna,
But lord Rama he is like....this bhajan only as a child
We can describe Lord krishna's leela's, of a naughty child
but words fall short to describe lord Rama as a child

For song Thumaki Chalat Ram of album: One Love- The Very Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers2010-03-01 16:28:35
“Ramayana” means Ways of Rama.
This Tulasidas Bhajan describes Lord Rama’s antics perfectly as a child.
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Baajat painjaniyaan
Kilaki kilaki uthat dhaay girat [...]

For song Yaman (1) - Jazz Band of album: Beyond Barriers2010-03-01 11:56:31
nice

For song Varadharajam of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2010-02-26 20:30:44
Ragam Saranga ..
the composer and Lyricist are Shri Muthuswamy Dikshitar

For song Sambho Mahadeva of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2010-02-26 20:02:24
Raagam kaamavardhini .. Siva stuti by the great saint .. soul stirring rendition ..
what a neravu .. paramdayakara.. yes Lord Siva is and beautiful swarakalpana bhakti flows

For song Nithya Roopa of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2010-02-26 19:37:57
some more beautiful kritis by this saint
Yochana kamala LOchana
narda guruswamy a Sree narada Pancharatnam
and many many more melodies the great Saint Tyagraja gave us ..to hum his name beautifully

For song Nithya Roopa of album: Trinity - T.v.sankaranarayanan2010-02-26 19:16:06
I think this Raag Durbar,, but this kriti Is also sung in Kaapi raagam ..
a beautiful kriti by the great saint
pallavi
nitya rUpa evari pANDitya mEmi naDucurA
Meaning:
Whose wisdom and by whose vision ,
by whose picture .. all this world is moving..

anupallavi
satyamaina yajna mIra sAmarthyamu galadA
Meaning:
IS There any other Yagna ( worship / sacrifice /service )
In front of the true embodiment and personification of truth ..
Yes Lord Rama Is an Incarnation of truth only ..

caraNam
bhAnu pagalu rEyu ratna sAnu juTTadA
pUni shESuDamita bhAra bhUmi mOyaDA
vinulandu kAshIpati nI nAmamu balkadA
mAni tyAgarAja vinuta mahimAspadamagu nImundu

Meaning :
How Lord Surya Covers the world with His Light ..
, Day time , night time .. guiding Us
How Lord Vishnu Is carrying the Mother earth
In this ears the lord of Kasi always listens to the chants your name
And bless the devotees ..
This Tyagaraja falls short to praise Thy glory of You , in front of You

For song Sri Ganapathini of album: Live At Music Academy 19912010-02-26 18:51:19
Saint Tyagraja

Is this the only kriti on Lord ganesh by him...

Fills the heart , but thirst never ends to hear to it again and again

For song Nadathanumanisam of album: Master Piece Vol I (t V Sankaranarayanan)2010-02-26 17:24:27
Sree Narada Pancaratnams .. Raagam Chittaranjanii

For song Bhajamahesri of album: Master Piece Vol I (t V Sankaranarayanan)2010-02-26 17:22:46
beautiful hamsadwani swarakalpanam

For song Rama Rama of album: Daily Bhajans2010-02-26 16:57:03
Beautiful in one minute

For song Gowri Nandana of album: Daily Bhajans2010-02-26 16:53:02
nice bhajan

For song Sri Ramachandra of album: Daily Bhajans2010-02-26 16:12:22
listen with eyes closed

For song Kari Kari Kari Andhiyari Thi Raat of album: Navrang2010-02-26 16:01:01
classic song

For song Nidhichala of album: Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar Vol 22010-02-24 20:59:31
Raagam Kalyani ..

This the kriti where saint tyagaraja refuses the offer of the Royal, and was banished by his own people ..
He knows the wealth of Rama Bhakti..

pallavi

nidhicAla sukhamA rAmuni sannidhi sEva sukhamA nijamuga balku manasA
(nidhicAla)

anupallavi

dadhi navanIta kSIramulu ruciyO dAsharathi dhyAna bhajana sudhArasamu ruciyO
(nidhicAla)

caraNam

dama shamamanu gangA snAnamu sukhamA kardama durviSaya kUpa snAnamu sukhamA
mamata bandhana yuta narastuti sukhamA surapati tyAgarAja nutuni kIrtana sukhamA
(nidhicAla)

Meaning :

O Mind! Tell me honestly which induces unalloyed bliss, material wealth or the wealth of the Lord's darshana and service at His shrine? Which is more delicious? Taste of milk, butter and the curd or the nectarine experience of meditation and worship of Rama , son of Dasharatha? The divine tranquility experienced by one who has controlled his senses is as refreshing as a bath in the Ganga, whereas indulging in carnal pleasures is as detestible as wallowing in the slush of a dirty well. Is it not obviously the height of bliss to sing the glory of the eternal compassionate Lord, rather than flatter or praise a short-lived mortal bloated with arrogance and self conceit?

Lordleela's are so different ..
Made him do th eteertha yatra and compose the Lalgudi pancharatnams and all .. many many melodies.. where bhakti rasa invokes automatically when you sing this great Saints Kritis only ..

Lord nothing is more blissful than service of You and a small place at your feet

Like this Saint Tyagaraj Expressed his views in many many kritis like
Bantu reethi Kolu.. asking for a small place and many many more ..

For song O Rangasayi Dr Semmangudi R Srinivasa Iyer of album: Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar Vol 22010-02-24 19:51:52
Artist is Dr. Semmanagudi R Srinivasa Iyer

For song Ratnasanusharasanam of album: Bhakta Markandeya(tlg)2010-02-24 14:40:01
beautiful

For song Charumathi Upacharamu of album: Carnatic Vocal S.gayathri2010-02-24 14:11:09
wonderful meaning is this kriti..
I feel is not Tyagraja Swamy kriti ..but A javali ..
Charumati = O beautiful ANd pious Lady
Upacharamulu = Services
Etike = why and what for reason

I feel this must be a conversation Between Radha devi and her sakhi..
Radhadevi's worship of shri krishna..

" O! BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN .. WHY You do somany services to Lord.
where there is no certainity that he will appreciate all these.
While doing all these are your miseries going to end?

But a true devotee never thinks , just only loves to worship Lord .. and serve HIM ..


For song Manava Janma of album: Mr Abhishek2010-02-24 13:56:40
beautiful

For song Sivappa Kayothandhe of album: Legends Of Dr.rajkumar Vol 12010-02-24 13:42:24
This song is the true siva tatwam..

For song Sivappa Kayothandhe of album: Legends Of Dr.rajkumar Vol 12010-02-24 13:40:13
mahESA pApavinAsA · Sri Kalahasti Mahatyam · Ghantasala · Sudarsanam · Govardhanam · Toleti, 1954.

For song Raag Malkauns of album: Legends Of Dr.rajkumar Vol 12010-02-23 21:17:25
this is beautiful.. relaxing

For song Gavati (alap, Jod, Jhala of album: Pt.shiv Kumar Sharma (santoor)2010-02-23 20:21:47
http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit09032001/musicarts.asp

Although the swaras of this raga nominally line up with the Khamaj thAT, they do not carry the burden of the Khamaj raganga. The following chalan captures Gavati's essence:

G M P (S")n S" (P)D, P, D M P G M R n' S
S M, M P G M P n, S", P n S" (P)D, P

Gavati is also known as Bheem (some distinguish the two by adding to the latter a vivAdi komal gandhAr in the tAra saptaka). Note that this Bheem is not the same as that of the Kafi thAT. For further discussion on Bheem/Gavati the reader is referred to Ramrang's Volume 2 of Abhinava Geetanjali.

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan is said to have taught Gavati to the great Carnatic vocalist G.N. Balasubramaniam who reciprocated by teaching Raga Andolika to BGAK. The druta bandish in this BGAK recording (pAra na pAyo) is cited in Ramrang's essay. Bade Ghulam Ali Khan's unpublished Raga Gavati -

http://www.sawf.org/audio/khamaj/bgak_gavati.ram

For song Shanthi Nilalvavendum of album: Live At Music Academy 19892010-02-22 20:28:09
so beautiful and refreshing . Mesmerising.. feel shanti

For song Manavajanma of album: Classical Vocal Dr.k.omana Kutty2010-02-22 20:04:35
Ragam Poorvi Kalyani Ragam ../ Bowli Ragam..

Composer and Lyricist is Purandara dasu ..

such devotion and philosophy and meanign I sense in the same ragam by Saint Tyagraja ..
Jnana Mosagarada..

yes for anything is His wish and I pray for the same Lord..
The divine Knowledge and Your Pada Seva .. Nothing else apart from tha

For song Manavajanma of album: Classical Vocal Dr.k.omana Kutty2010-02-22 19:54:01
what a philosophy... the essence of Gita ..

http://www.srimadbhagavatam.org/music/text/durlabhamanava.html

Of all Janma for a soul to take birth ..
very diffiuclt form is Human form..

You got it .. so make use of it in a more sensible way and work hard for salvation..

For song Raag Bhoop of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-22 17:58:08
Serene times.. how many times I listen to Kishori Amonkar..still I'm thirsty .especially for Raag Bhoop

For song Raag Bhoopali of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-22 17:22:10
Serene times..

For song Raag Bhoopali of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-22 16:59:24
No say, Nonecaan do raag Bhoop Like her.. its not Raag aalapana.
you feel the morning before sunrise
when sun rises
Birds start singing -- welcome to lord of Light
You sense Almighty in One word..

For song Raag Bhoopali (mohanam) of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-22 16:48:39
Nostalgic Music

For song Raag Bhoopali (mohanam) of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-22 16:02:28
Love this soooo much

For song Raag Bhopali of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-22 15:19:48
haunts me the deserts, the sands.. of THAR.. the beautiful sand dunes ..

For song Raga Shuddh Sarang of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-20 20:01:46
Superb... nostalgic .. shudh sarang

For song Raga Shudha Sarang of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-20 20:01:17
Superb...

For song Raga Shudha Sarang of album: Kishori Amonkar2010-02-20 19:58:43
soo melodious..an afternoon raaga..

For song Sinthu Nadayinmisai of album: Bharathiar Songs2010-02-20 19:48:52
Fled is that music; do I wake or sleep ? " - (John Keats)
this music is ever green for the rich philosophy in depth ..

For album: Bharathiar Songs2010-02-20 19:37:41
Most beautiful album .. wonderful collection ..must listen to this ..

For song Theeratha Vilaiyaattu of album: Bharathiar Songs2010-02-20 19:35:06
I love D K Pattamals voice like anything especially in such philosophical renditions.. I worship you O Great LADY ..My respects to YOU ..

For song Theeratha Vilaiyaattu of album: Bharathiar Songs2010-02-20 19:33:13
wonderful memory ..

For song Aalumorathiyum of album: Sreerama Paadam (sreerama Stuthis)2010-02-20 19:15:26
Sree Rama Rama Rama .. the noble side of the lives of
the devotees of Nada Yoga and Nadopasana.

For song Aalumorathiyum of album: Sreerama Paadam (sreerama Stuthis)2010-02-20 19:13:33
Sree Rama Rama Rama

For song Mamava Pattabhirama of album: Sheik Chinnamoulana - Nadhaswaram (rama)2010-02-20 19:04:57
Why Not manhirangu kritis of Shree Dikshitar are simply superb ..very few can play like this outstandlingly ..

Ragam manhirangu ...a beautiful kriti describing the glory of Lord Rama

For song Kakkai Chiraginiley of album: Bharathiar Songs2010-02-20 18:55:09
Feelings of Bhakta prahlad and Meera bai, when they drank poison..perhaps thats the reason nothing harmed them .. they sensed Lord in each and everything

For song Kakkai Chiraginiley of album: Bharathiar Songs2010-02-20 18:53:32
Great Song.. what you feel at heart is what we experience..else we get carried away with materialism and feelings asscociate..
for a true devotee how he feels is so nicely explained here ..

For song Maanida Sevai Dhrogama of album: Unnal Mudiyum Thambi2010-02-20 18:50:07
feels like purna chandrika ragam .. am not sure

For song Raga Bhatiyali of album: Platinum - Ustad Bismillah Khan Vol 12010-02-19 20:56:17
Beautiful folk tune.. and Ustad ji Is lover of Nature..A great musician belonging to the banks of the holy waters and the sacred city ..
makes us feel.. this very tune when we go on sailing to view the sunrise on the holy river Ganga

For song Raag Bhatiyali of album: Platinum - Ustad Bismillah Khan Vol 12010-02-19 20:49:08
Beautiful folk tune..

For song Raag - Bhatiyar - Alaap of album: Classical Instrumental Sitar 12010-02-19 20:32:23
Serene times every time , beautiful paradise

For song Raag - Bhatiyar - Gat In Tritaal of album: Classical Instrumental Sitar 12010-02-19 20:17:25
I listened to this a lot and everytime I feel the view of river Ganga rushing down on to th plains from Glaciars of Himalayas..

For song Raag - Bhatiyar - Gat In Tritaal of album: Classical Instrumental Sitar 12010-02-19 20:12:23
Am a great fan of Buddhadita Mukherjee .. so much .
Ecstasy .. in strings, in waves forms... a paradise ..
ebb of tide flows as he plays..

For song Raag Bhatiyar of album: Classical Instrumental Sitar 12010-02-19 20:09:44
My respects to You Sir..

Hindustani music is so meditative..

For song Raag Bhatiyar of album: Classical Instrumental Sitar 12010-02-19 20:02:15
spell bound

For song Raag Bhatiyar of album: Classical Instrumental Sitar 12010-02-19 19:47:44
Beautiful... Its a Bliss to hear like this . *****

For song Raga Bhatiyaar of album: Jasrang2010-02-19 19:18:20
Soo melodious .. Soulful and stirring raga .. feel the dawn at country side always .. listening to Omkara of Panditji rendition.. ..no words..must listen with eyes closed

For song Raga Bhatiyar of album: Different Strokes - Ustad Bismillah Khan2010-02-19 19:14:20
Soo melodious .. Soulful and stirring raga .. feel the dawn at country side always

For song Raga Bhatiyar of album: Different Strokes - Ustad Bismillah Khan2010-02-19 19:12:17
Soo melodious ..

For song Raga Bhatiyaar of album: The Best Of Hindustani Vocal - 22010-02-19 19:09:23
True dreams of eyes, for they have none apart from YOU ..O! Giridhar
Ye Samajh Goonjha Jabse man mein.
Jo chahO Tarana..
O nita hare, Bhajana mere man , mere Man ..
Koi Nahin Hai Sapna.. , Nahi Apna.
Hey Girdhara..

For song Raga Bhatiyaar of album: The Best Of Hindustani Vocal - 22010-02-19 18:53:05
http://www.sawf.org/newedit/edit02052001/musicarts.asp

The name of this old rAga is said to derive from King Bhartrhari; this may well be a good example of inventive etymology. Throughout the following discussion M = shuddha madhyam and m = teevra madhyam.

For song Raga Bhatiyaar of album: The Best Of Hindustani Vocal - 22010-02-19 18:47:03
Beautiful Raag Bhatiyar.. a Morning raaga .. You feel so serene in Panditji's voice.
yes to start the day with Name of Lord in heart, mind soul on lips .. every where .. All is YOU ..MY LORD

For song Raga Bhatiyaar of album: The Best Of Hindustani Vocal - 22010-02-19 18:44:29
Koi Nahin Hai Apana..Sapana .
Hey Jagannatha .. tum bina...

For song The Long And Winding Road of album: Let It Be2010-02-19 18:02:36
***************

For song Honey, Honey of album: Mamma Mia - The Movie Soundtrack Featuring The Songs Of Abba2010-02-19 17:44:42
I agree to one and all who have expressed here ..

For song Mehbooba Mehbooba of album: Sholay2010-02-19 17:40:56
class music by RD Burman am a great fan of HIS music

For song Daddy Cool of album: All Time Great Party Anthems - 12010-02-19 16:58:24
Boney M ..the all time fav..always

For song Sacrifice of album: 19 Of The Greatest No. 1 Singles Of All Time2010-02-19 16:43:35
*****>>>>>******
............................This number no one can miss ... ..........

*****>>>>>****** Every way superb a classic *****>>>>>>*****

For song He Jeevan Sundar Aahe of album: Tu Tithe Mi And Chaukat Raja2010-02-19 16:02:22
Refreshing memories...

For song Mamavasadha of album: Paramapurusha Jagadeeswara (swathithirunal Krithis Classical Vol-8)2010-02-19 13:59:32
Great Singing By Sankaran Ji

Navarathri Mandapam - Maamava Sada Janani
Prince Rama Varma sings the popular krithi Maamava Sada Janani by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal during his concert at the Navarathri Mandapam on ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhGjUy_pbfU

Beautiful.. at par Kriti in same Ragam By GNB Garu IS Paraanmukha MElanamma..

For album: Navarathri Krithis (classical Vol-5)2010-02-19 13:27:41
http://carnatica.net/special/navaratrikritis2.htm

THE PROSODIC BEAUTY OF THE NAVARATRI KRITIS


Being a poet himself, Swati Tirunal has infused a lot of life and poetry into the Navaratri kritis. The songs are carved out very meticulously and yet have a beautiful flow to them. It would be no exaggeration to say that Swati Tirunal has excelled himself. The language is simple, charming both in sound and meaning. The flow of words is slow in some places and swift elsewhere, but always graceful. He has employed the various elements that add to the beauty of a poem (in this case, a composition) such as prasa (rhyme), dvitiyakshara prasa (alliteration in the second letter of each line), adyapada prasa (alliteration in the first segment) and so forth. This has been woven very intelligently in all the segments and sub-segments of the compositions. The composer has expressed his ideas very elegantly, in lucid language employing unique alankara (figure of speech) such as upama (simile), roopaka (metaphor), utpreksha (fancy) etc.

THE ESSENCE OF THE KRITIS:

The first six songs in the series are addressed to Saraswati, and the last three to Parvati. All of them, as mentioned in the previous article, are of the 'pahi mam' style, where the composer bows to the Goddess, seeking Her blessings, with an earnest appeal to protect him and save him from sins and torments. These songs contain praise (stuti) for the deity, description of Her beauty, besides prayers for unwavering Bhakti (devotion) towards her.

Saraswati is appropriately described as spotless white in complexion, riding on a white swan, wearing white silk, bearing the Vina (lute-variety), the book, the rosary and the symbol of protection in her four hands, and having a crescent moon on her head. This reminds us of the famous sloka,

yA kundEndu tushAra hAra dhavaLA
yA subhravastrAv.rtA
yA vINa vara daNDa maNDitakarA
yA sveta padmAsanA
yA brahmAccuhta saN^kara prabh.rtibhir-
dEvaiH sadA pUjitA
sA maM pAtu sarasvatI bhagavatI
nisshesha jADyApahA

Meaning, She is the embodiment of all beauty and the abode of all learning, the consort of Brahma, and is worshipped by Gods like Indra, and sages like Suka, Sanaka and Narada. She is kindness incarnate and generous in her gifts to her devotees.

Goddess Parvati is described in the last three songs as very charming in form, having a crescent moon on her head, bearing the trident in her hand, and riding a lion. She is the consort of Siva, and the slayer of the demon Chanda, Munda and Mahisha. She grants all desires to her true devotees.

Thus, the Navaratri kritis are a beautiful legacy to Carnatic music from Swati Tirunal.

Dr. P P Narayanaswamy


For album: Navarathri Krithis (classical Vol-5)2010-02-19 13:26:44
http://carnatica.net/special/navaratrikritis.htm

THE NAVARATRI KRITIS

Unlike Muthuswami Dikshitar, who has used all the eight vibhaktis (declinations) of the Sanskrit language in his Navavarana, Swati Tirunal chose to use only the Sambodhana vibhakti (vocative case) and prathama vibhakti (nominative case) in the Navaratri kritis. All the nine kritis are of the "Pahi mam" type, calling out to the Goddess to protect him, and the bulk of the words employed in each kriti are just the description of the Goddess and her virtues at great length, using poetic language.

These compositions belong to the "Kriti" pattern, with a short pallavi and anupallavi followed by one or more Charanams. The first song has four Charanams, and the the remaining six only three. While the first six songs indulge in very long Charanams using very lengthy phrases, the last three, devoted to Parvati, are shorter and simpler. It is worth observing that the first three songs do not feature his mudra (signature) "Padmanabha" or any of the synonyms. The third Charanam of the Saveri composition features a phrase "Padmanabha Vilasini". But, according to some experts, this is an incorrect version, since it means "the consort of Padmanabha", which is certainly not a correct description for Saraswati. Perhaps the correct phrase should be "Padmabhava vilasini", since "Padmabhava" is certainly Lord Brahma!

All the songs use majestic ragas. The first six are chowka-kala (slow tempo) kritis, whereas the last three use madhyamakala (medium tempo). But madhyamakala passages are found at the very end of the Charanams from the second song onwards (and in some cases, at the close of the anupallavi). To add to the complexity, the middle three songs have "solkattu" (rhythmic syllables) in the anupallavi.

Other noteworthy features are:

The absence of mandara sthayi sanchara (lower octave phrases) in Kalyani and Pantuvarali pieces; and

Liberal usage of Panchama in the Natakuranji piece.

The Arabhi song, perhaps due to the presence of rapid flow of phrases, has attained popularity among musicians. However, the Kalyani and Bhairavi songs stand out as superb work. The former has dhatu which is unique, and shows a blending of the salient features of Sopana music, an indigenous form of classical music, special to Kerala. The pallavi has two avartanams (tala-cycles), the anupallavi six, and the Charanam nine. The Charanam falls into two parts - the first with four avartanams, and the second, five. It is in the first part that the features of Sopana music is exhibited, the syllables moving slowly in the beginning, and then attaining rapidity and uniformity.

Speaking of Sopana sangeetam (music), it is a style of singing, with the accompaniment of the Edakka (a kind of drum) and usually takes place in the temples and in the traditional singing of Kathakali padams. It does contain the basic musical factors such as sruti, swara, raga and tala. But the style displays the general aspects of the melody without alapana, swaraprastara, gamaka, sangati, etc. It is usually rendered in slow tempo, emphasizing the sahitya, the lyrics. The word "sopanam" means the flight of steps at the door of the main temple sanctorum, and it is here that the musicians stand and render these songs at specified time during the temple rituals. Hence the singing was called "Sopana paattu", and in due course, it also denoted the style of singing.


For song Pahi Parvathanandhini of album: Navarathri Krithis (classical Vol-5)2010-02-19 13:21:09
http://www.carnatica.net/special/pahiparvata.htm

For song Ugaboga Baro of album: Daasarpana Purandaradasar Krithis2010-02-18 18:37:04
Thank You Hummaaa..
You make recollect , cherish many LATE's with all freshness..
Thanx a ton Hummaa

For album: Morning Mantras - Mantras To Start Your Day With2010-02-18 17:16:40
Beautiful album

For song Ramasym Smaranam of album: Morning Mantras - Mantras To Start Your Day With2010-02-18 16:19:46
tranquil

For song Karunimpa (raga Sahana) of album: Southern Strings2010-02-17 13:51:29
one of my favourite Varnams this is
the Ragam I liek very much for it is however you play or sing
increases Bhakti bhavam Like anything

For song Karunimpa (raga Sahana) of album: Southern Strings2010-02-17 13:49:23
Beautiful Varnam it is.. ..Thillanas, Varnams ,Thanam .. On Veena exclusively show the happiness at heart in the hearts of listeners, when played by great maestro's like this
taaLam: aadi
Composer: TiruveTTiyoor Tyaagayya
Language: Telugu
pallavi
karuNimpa idi manci taruNamu sAmi
Meaning: This is the time to care me My Lord ..

anupallavi
parula vEDalEnu nA pAli vENugOpAla dEva
Meaning I can't ask others , for My lord is You only O venu gopala
caraNam
krpa jUDumi I vELa
Meaning : Shower on me , today your karuna drishti ." Your Kind and gracious Looks of OCean of Mercy Upon me ,

For album: Navarathri Krithis (classical Vol-5)2010-02-16 22:26:17
Beautiful album all my fav in one go

navarAtri kIrtanaM (on Goddess)

1. dEvI jagajjanani, 'sankarabharaNaM, Adi
2. pAhi mAm, 'srIvagI'svari, kalyANi, Adi
3. dEvI pAvanE, sAvEri, Adi
4. bhAratI mAmava, tODi, Adi
5. jananI mAmava, bhairavi, tripuTa
6. sarOruhAsanajAyE, pantuvarALi, Adi
7. jananI pAhi sadA, 'suddhasAvEri, tripuTa
8. pAhi jajani, nATTakura~nji, tripuTa
9. pAhi parvatanandini, Arabhi, Adi

For song Devi Jagathjanani of album: Navarathri Krithis (classical Vol-5)2010-02-16 22:21:37
Ragam Sankara Bharanam

For song Bharathimamava of album: Navarathri Krithis (classical Vol-5)2010-02-16 13:08:29
Ragam Todi .. Beautiful

For song Mangalyam of album: Mangalyam2010-02-16 12:17:37
SO beautiful ..Anandam

For song Nagumomu (chaarulatha Mani) of album: Mangalyam2010-02-16 12:15:02
Beautiful

For song Jaane Kya Dhoondhta Hai of album: Sur2010-02-14 16:10:31
Ecstasy of Music with nature

what a true msuician feels . with the waves crushing the shore,
violin in hand

A lover search of another Lover
who can continue this beautiful art ..
Music is divine ,,Gift of GOD ..

For song Jaane Kya Dhoondhta Hai of album: Sur2010-02-14 16:07:14
beautiful , lovely my fav song ..
i loveeee every of this song

For song Ramanatham of album: Classical Moods - Sanjay Subramaniam2010-02-13 22:31:26
pantuvarALi (kAmavardhani, kAshirAmakriyA)
51 pantuvarALi (kAmavardhani) mela
Aa: S R1 G3 M2 P D1 N3 S
Av: S N3 D1 P M2 G3 R1 S

http://www.karnatik.com/article027.shtml
http://indiatemple.blogspot.com/

For song Ramanatham of album: Classical Moods - Sanjay Subramaniam2010-02-13 22:20:26
What a ragam KashirAmakriya a rare ragam and an apt Ragam for this wonderful kshetram ..

Raga: kAshIrAmakriya / Tala: tishra Ekam

P: rAmanAtham bhajEham rAmacandra pUjitam

A: kAmita phala pradadEvam kOTitIrttha prabhAvam
kumAra guruguha viditam kapi bRndAdi sannutam

C: sEtumadhya gandhamAdana parvatavihAram sadA parvatavarddhinImanOllAsakaram hastAmalaka natavaram hATakamaya hAradharam hatyAdipApaharam hamsasOhAkAram


another kriti by sri Dikshitar in the same ragam is
kAshIrAmakriya / Tala: mishra cApu

P: vIshAlAkSIm vishvEshIm bhajarE rE mAnasa sadA

C: kAshIrAjHnIm kapAlinIm vinOda jAlinIm vAriNIm
pAshamOcanIm prasiddhinIm IshAnIm guruguha jananIm

For song Ramanatham of album: Classical Moods - Sanjay Subramaniam2010-02-13 22:14:13
I heard of Rameshwaram and dhanushkoti and all from my Late Mother and Late elders but never had the oppurtunity to visit this kshetram , but listening to this superb rendition and wonderful meaning given here by Smt Shyama Priya .. I feel the kshetram
Shree dikshitar is Blessed by every deity or form of Almighty only I feel else this divinity can never be felt .. For to sing His kritis, One must be a true devotee only .. I bow to You Sir Sanjay Subrahmanyam

For song O Raajeevaaksha of album: Classical Moods - Sanjay Subramaniam2010-02-13 22:04:38
Another classic rendition, I wonder how Saint Tyagaraja feels so close to Lord Rama, His devotion towards the beautiful Lotus eyed... Ati manoharam singing

For song Varanam of album: Classical Moods - Sanjay Subramaniam2010-02-13 21:59:07
Ragam saveri .. beautiful .. when sung / played early hours, makes feel more serene

For song Vellai Thamaria (vasundhra) of album: Carnatic Classical Vocal Vasundhara Rajagopal2010-02-13 21:53:50
Bhakti in her rendition..we hear

I came across listening to her a Bhakti in brush in colors
http://artistshilpi.blogspot.com/

For song Sri Chamundeshwari of album: Carnatic Classical Vocal Vasundhara Rajagopal2010-02-13 21:25:23
a Beautiful kriti on the holy Mother residing on the chamundi hills of Mysore.

This is one of 18 shakti peethams stated by Sri Adisankara

For song Sri Chamundeshwari of album: Carnatic Classical Vocal Vasundhara Rajagopal2010-02-13 21:23:41
Ragam Bilahari

pallavi

shree caamunDEswari paalaya maam kripaakari shankari
shritajanapaalini mahaabalaadrivaasini
mahishaasuramardini
anupallavi

vaacaamagOcara mahimaviraajitE varaguNabharitE
vaakpatimukhasura vanditE vaasudEva sahajaatE
caraNam

raakanishaakara sannibhavadanE raajeevalOcanE
ramaneeya kundaradanE rakshitabhuvanE maNisadanE

mookavaakpradhaana vikhyaatE munijananuta supreetE
shreekarataaraka mantra toshita cittE

"...Sada Namaste ..."

For song Sarasijanabha of album: Carnatic Classical Vocal Vasundhara Rajagopal2010-02-13 21:08:36
Ragam Naga Gandhari

For song Sama Gana Lole of album: Carnatic Classical Vocal Vasundhara Rajagopal2010-02-13 16:48:37
Raag Hindol of carnatic is equivalent to Raag malkhaus of Hindustani ..a very beautiful Ragam it is .. chiildren too listen and so even the other living beings on eearth too forgetting every thing..

Such a beautiful ragam it is

For song Ashtalashmi of album: Carnatic Classical Vocal Vasundhara Rajagopal2010-02-13 16:35:23
Eternal Bliss... Anandam (@ happiness of the soul @ )
Is the experience

For song Neelakanta of album: Sambho Mahadeva Vol I2010-02-12 16:45:04
beautiful..No words .. Mhaadeva..Om namah Sivaya namaha

For song Kandasasti Kavasam of album: Bhakthi Malar( Vol -1)2010-02-12 13:55:41
So beauutiful ..

For song Smarathaam of album: Immortal Bajans Vol.ii2010-02-11 22:21:57
Beautiful

For song Chinnanjiru of album: Bharathiyar Songs (rajesh Vaidhya)2010-02-11 22:10:42
Beautiful Unless said It feels as if Dr. Chittibabu garu is playing

For song Kaalai Pani Sindhugindra of album: Kaettavarellam Padalaam2010-02-11 20:28:45
This is similar to a hindi song
film Aandhi .
@ terebina zindagi se koi... @

For song Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra of album: Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra2010-02-10 00:28:56
Beautiful the original ..

For song Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra of album: Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra2010-02-10 00:14:42
the best verisons so far I came across is
1. Bammera Potana in telugu language ..beautiful description of the saga
2. Sreeman Narayneeyam ..By Shreenarayana teerthar .. the 26 th episode

and this diciton is veryvery clear of Kedar Pandit composition

For song Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra of album: Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra2010-02-10 00:14:14
A wonderful epic of Sreemad Bhagawatham
which exists in so many languages in many forms ...
What ever is the language is very beautiful , and one of my favourites..
for the devtion of elephant touches in deep
and the stern , act to capture the elphant by the crocodile ..
The fight carries on for 1000 years ..
The story says .. one should look up and call for Lord when nothing is in your hands ..
Thats what Gajendra does in the end ..and when he sees the Lord , he also shows anice morality
by forgetting his pain and agony , offers Lord Lotuses with Heart with prayers and devotion..
Lord accepts that Lotus ..very beautiful story and scenes too ..

the best verisons so far I came across is
1. Bammera Potana in telugu language ..beautiful description of the saga
2. Sreeman Narayneeyam ..By Shreenarayana teerthar .. the 26 th episode

and this diciton is veryvery clear of Kedar Pandit composition

For song Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra of album: Shree Gajendra Moksha Stotra2010-02-10 00:06:52
Very Great stotram... HE who jests there at heart never leaves scar ..

This stotram shows Lord lives inthe hearts of devotees irrespective of Forms..
Is a true epic of a saying of Gita Atma takes a new Body when its time to leave the old Body ..
Atma has no form and perhaps must be really inthe size of thumb only ..( angushta pramaaNam only ) ..

Many truths and secrets that cannever be discovered ..
What ever form, we should be blessed to chant HIS name
always thoughts of HIM
I pray for this Blessings of THEE
Here both The elephant and crocodile were liberated..
Elephant was King Indradyumna
Whilst Crocodile was HU Hu a Gandharve cursed and takes for m of crocodile
like King Indradyumna as Gajendra

For song Raghunayaka of album: M S Gopalakrishnan - Raghunayaka -violin2010-01-31 16:12:02
O great King . ruler of Rahudynasty..Lord Rama.. I cannot even imagine to leave your divine holy feet, the divinepath where your feet has stepped,
your holyfeet is salvation..
O lord and Protector of Worlds, Please Bless this devotee always at your feet only
the anandam(= divine bliss, ecstasy ) to serve them forever

For song Malae Manivanna of album: Live Waves From Melbourne Vol 12010-01-30 21:00:26
Song title: Emani Pogaduthura ..

For song Malae Manivanna of album: Live Waves From Melbourne Vol 12010-01-30 21:00:06
Raagam Varuna Priya ..Lyricist and COmposer is Saint Tyagaraja

For song Korinavara of album: Live Waves From Melbourne Vol 12010-01-30 17:51:34
http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/Homepages/shivkuma/music/Sundaram/index.html

Lord Rama Truly Blesses His True devotees with their Heartiest choices and wishes, and dreams to true .. so beautifully said by the great saint and even more beautifully sung By Sanjay Subrahmaniam ..

And the Raaga Name too is sooo apt for this ..

Korina Varamosagu mayya kOdanada Paani
Waarijaatha Janaka Sree ...........




For song Korinavara of album: Live Waves From Melbourne Vol 12010-01-30 17:39:17
Beautiful kriti and Wonderful

For song E Mani Pogaduthura of album: Live Waves From Melbourne Vol 12010-01-30 17:13:38
seems like kathanakutuhalam Ragam

For song E Mani Pogaduthura of album: Live Waves From Melbourne Vol 12010-01-30 17:13:08
Song title is : Male Manivanna

For song Ragam Tanam of album: Ragam Tanam Pallavi (lalugudi G.jayaraman&m.s.goplalkrishnan)2010-01-29 20:24:30
I wonder for How beautiful tunes they produce , I think there must be something in NadOpasana,..
I feel at times Musicians are
Saints of ANcient times .describing In fables of God
Sages .. reciting Vedas singing Hymns of Lord..Like Narad , Tumburu

Listening Music like this ..makes one feel true divine worship ..

MUSIC must be the sound of GOD
The Voice of Truth ..the eternal light
the divine sound OM..

For song Sarasuda of album: M S Gopalakrishna- Pavanaathmaja - Vi2010-01-29 19:24:41
This Raagam when played / heard especially in the morning is very very beautiful and truly meditative ...

For song Seethamma Mayamma of album: M S Gopalakrishna- Pavanaathmaja - Vi2010-01-29 19:16:06
Ragam Vasantha ..beautiful explanation by Shyama Priya ji

For song Emi Neramu of album: M B K - Emi Neramu - Vocal2010-01-27 21:05:21
Ragam Sankarabharanam ..

what was my mistake Lord rama ?

Only devotees can question llike this

For song Jayamangalam of album: Great Masters Series Raghu Nandhana2010-01-27 20:47:32
track is not good

For song Sree Rama of album: Great Masters Series Raghu Nandhana2010-01-27 20:36:14
What A rare ragam.. Gopika vasantham

A beautiful lullaby to Lord Sree rama ..

Rama Rama Rama Shree Rama..

20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D1 P N2
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

shrI rAma rAma rAma shrI mAnasAbdhi sOma

anupallavi

nArAyaNApta kma naLinAkSa pavvaLincu

caraNam 1

pallava dhara varENya papEbha simha dhanya mallikA talpamandu mAdhava pavvaLincu

caraNam 2

dharA-dharAbha dEha tArAdhi pAnana sadA nI rAka kOriyuNTi shrI rAma pavvaLincu

caraNam 3

janaka rAjinta buTTi jAnaki ceTTa baTTi kanakamau suraTi baTTi gAcinadi pavvaLincu

caraNam 4

varNimpa taramu gAni svarNampu mEnu sItA pUrNamau bhaktitOnu pUjinca pavvaLincu

caraNam 5

AshugAshana sushayana ambhOja patra nayana AshatO tyAgarAju arincu pavvaLincu


For song Kalaivaani Nin of album: Jaya Jaya Devi2010-01-27 14:42:59
beautiful song

For song Ragukala Poojai of album: Durga Devi Saranam P Suseela (vol 1)2010-01-27 14:41:15
http://www.saranam.com/pujas/puja_product.asp?TempleID=337

http://www.ammas.com/ar/home.cfm?r=va&bid=1519&topicid=941&tid=146521

For song Ragukala Poojai of album: Durga Devi Saranam P Suseela (vol 1)2010-01-27 14:38:31
I came across this rahu kala pooja worship a practice like this ,
Lighting a lamp in a lemon diya every day at Rahu kaalam
either at home or in temple..( mostly in temple )

They say it cures many ailments..am not sure for how many days, even on net search too I couldn't get much info of this.
Rahu Kaal represents the inauspicious hours of a day. As per Hindu Astrology, Rahu Kaal occurs between sunrise and sunset for about one and half hours. Rahu Kaal for each day in a week is different and is calculated at sunrise and sunset. No auspicious work is to be initiated or journey undertaken during this time since it will not yield a positive or constructive result. It is believed that Rahu Kaal will not affect the work, journey or trade already in progress. The sale or purchase of any assets is also discouraged during Rahu Kaal.


Monday : from 07.30 to 09.00 S.T
Saturday : from 09.00 to 10.30 S.T
Friday : from 10.30 to 12.00 S.T
Wednesday : from 12.00 to 13.30 S.T
Thursday : from 13.30 to 15.00 S.T
Tuesday : from 15.00 to 16.30 S.T
Sunday : from 16.30 to 18.00 S.T
http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/vedic-astrology-jyotisha/449479-rahu-kaal-truth-mith.html



For song Duhswapna Nivaran Mantra of album: Naman Vol 22010-01-26 13:26:41
Wonderful rendition of Sree Rama Rakhsa Stortram

For song Shree Ramraksha Stotra of album: Naman Vol 22010-01-26 13:04:46
This is Ganesh Stuti..beautiful

For song Mahamrityunjay Mantra of album: Naman Vol 22010-01-26 13:01:27
This is Surya Namaskar

For song Deep Poojanam of album: Naman Vol 22010-01-26 12:58:31
Awesome..

For song Deep Poojanam of album: Naman Vol 22010-01-26 12:55:44
This is Vande Mataram .. National Song Bankim Chandra

For song Vinave O Manasa of album: Trinity - K Jayaraman2010-01-26 12:09:23
Raagam Vivardhini..
28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 M P S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
I thank Srinivasan Sir in dedicating this master piece ..which is the essence of many many chapters of Bhagawadgita

Saint Tyagraja is asking the heart to concentrate on meditation of name chant of RAMA,

as says in Gita too ..
If one can't concentrate and do meditation.. then do it by practice ..Abhyasa Yoga..Is clearly explained in simple language ..
For one day or other Lord Eeswara will grant you the boon of meditation for ever ..
what does one need ?..
apart from name chant for ever from heart..
so Saint Tyagaraja is asking his very soul to Practice ..Bhakti and Dhyana Yoga ..
and the very essence of 9 th and 12 th chapter of Bhagawad gita it is .. this kriti ..

How difficult to know the hidden meanings of Gita too so even Saint 's Words too ..

For song Brova Barama - Raga Bahudari, Taal Adi of album: Maestro's Choice - L Subramaniam2010-01-23 17:17:01
Nice swarakalpanam.. scintillating .. with beautiful twists

For song Raga Gangeshwari of album: Pt. Ravi Shankar2010-01-23 05:11:33
from heart ..so beautiful... I wish I could get more info on this raga

For song Going Home of album: Kenny G Live2010-01-23 04:59:51
My most loved tune of Kenny G .. feels like sailin onthe boat on my fav river

For song Shyam Bina Unye Ye Badara of album: Spiritual Gems Of Pandit Jasraj2010-01-22 17:33:15
Mild and soothing.. beautiful

For song Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya of album: Spiritual Gems Of Pandit Jasraj2010-01-22 16:44:49
Hey Govind.. Namo Vasudeavaya .. Pranaam to YOU O! great SIR

For album: First Lp Record - Pandit Jasraj2010-01-22 16:06:36
I only feel Omkaara natham in his voice whenever i listen to him .." ... OM ... " ... has been Shaped as the voice of Pt.Jasraj ..

For song Andha Rama Soundaryam of album: Palghat K V Narayana Swami Vocal Vol 12010-01-22 15:53:08
Raagam kedara gowla ..beauty in full splendour

For song I Feel Your Presence of album: Palghat K V Narayana Swami Vocal Vol 12010-01-22 13:45:19
Raag Hamsadwani

For song I Feel Your Presence of album: Palghat K V Narayana Swami Vocal Vol 12010-01-22 13:44:54
Ustadji 's Presence is felt .. and takes into deep ecstasy of tunes and swaras

For song My Tribute of album: Palghat K V Narayana Swami Vocal Vol 12010-01-21 17:14:22
It is true .. Every rendition of MSS Amma is very soulful , deeply penetrating to the very core of soul and meditating ..

For song Srinivasa (s.p.ramh) of album: Captivating Classics2010-01-21 16:05:01
beautiful .. Raagma Hamsannadi like it is .. Or Gamanasrama Ragama

For song Pranamamya of album: Captivating Classics2010-01-21 15:26:27
classic rendition on Lord Ganesha on Gowla ragam .. beautiful .. He is blessed .. such soulful singing ..Om NamO ganeshaya namaha

For song Tum Aaye To Hum Ko of album: Dahleez2010-01-20 22:59:16
whenever I listen to this song so very true. I feel especially whenever we can never meet our beloved, but sweet memories..

For song Jalasaksha of album: L Subramaniam - Violin & Palghta T S Mani Iyer - Mridangam2010-01-20 15:02:57
beauty of music and perfection is only two chapters
1. Varnama
2. Ragama taanam pallavi

Varnama is the heart of carnatic music..you enjoy like anything
As one can sense here

Beautiul and awesome Of Raag Hamsadwani ..


For song Jalasaksha of album: L Subramaniam - Violin & Palghta T S Mani Iyer - Mridangam2010-01-20 15:00:24
Raag Hamsadwani..beautiful .. mind blowing

For song Raga Kanada of album: Maestro's Choice - L Subramaniam2010-01-19 20:58:23
29 dhIra shankarAbharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P M1 D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 S D2 P M1 G3 M1 G3 M1 R2 S

For song Nadhare Jagannatha Hare (ashtapathy) of album: Great Masters Dr M Balamuralikrishna2010-01-19 18:15:03
soo melodious and beautiful Sri Jaideva ashtapadi

For song Gaanalola of album: Great Masters Dr M Balamuralikrishna2010-01-19 18:08:16
soo melodious and beautiful

For song Mahadeva Sutham of album: Great Masters Dr M Balamuralikrishna2010-01-19 17:39:13
Seems like Raag Aarabhi

For song Paripalinsu of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-01-18 21:03:46
Ecstatic.. mathuraati mathuram Ragam Panthuvarali
http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/2001/07/13/stories/09130709.htm

For song Padavini of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-01-18 21:03:05
Ecstatic.. mathuraati mathuram

For album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-01-18 20:53:56
Beautiful album

For song Padavini of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-01-18 20:51:50
Ragam Salagabhairavi .. In the (" Padava"= Boat of , Ni =Your Bhakti I Desire .. Tyagraja is seeing .. and saying,,
As I came across Boats sailing with vedas sastrastras.. , on one boat I saw immense wealth , riches , on one boat .. sailing on it are the sages who always chant your names,.. on one boat .. Yagnas fruits and all for materialism .. On one boat is tyagraja sitiing where he couldn't find the tatwam Lord sreeRama apart from the boat of Bhakti .. Hey Rama all I wish for and to sail in that for ever.. The boat of True Bhakti ..
rest all boats are bhakti where some or the other self is attached..
I'mm interested in your Boat filled with Sadbhakti..Bless me Rama

For song Padavini of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-01-18 20:37:09
Ragam Salagabhairavi

For song Paripalinsu of album: Master Piece Vol Ii (semmangudi R.srinivasa Iyer)2010-01-18 20:32:47
Excellent.. O! Mother, I have been asking you innumerable times to care for me.. .. what use of taking births consecutively ..O mother without your blessings....But I wonder why you are not hearing my Plea..Maa..Since I took birth I thought of You only and no one .. and all I know is you only .. , O Mother of Karuna ,You take care of all, please care this devotee too .. who is ardently awaiting for your Grace ..

For song Mere Dholna of album: Bhool Bhulaiya2010-01-18 19:22:45
beautiful..

For song Kandar Sasti Kavacham of album: Sri Venkatesh Suprabatham And Kandar Sasti Kavacham2010-01-18 11:12:36
beautiful

For song Madhurashtakam of album: Sacred Chants Vol V2010-01-17 23:58:16
ati madhuram..of Lord Krishna .. mughtha mohanakara .. Lord of Mathura..

For song Shree Ramchandra Kripalu Bhaj Man (aarti) of album: Nehanjali - Nitin Mukesh - Hindi Bhajans2010-01-17 23:47:28
Shri Rama chandra kripalu bhaja mana harana bhava bhaya darunam
Nava kanja lochana kanja mukha kara kanja pada kanjarunam (Shri)

Kandarp aganit amita chabi nava neela neerja sundaram
Pata peet manahu tadita ruchi shuchi navmi janaka sutavaram (Shri)

Bhaja deena bandhu dinesha danav daitya vansha nikhandanam
Raghu nanda ananda kanda kaushala chanda Dasharatha nandanam (Shri)

Shir mukut kundala tilak chaaru udara anga vibhooshanam
Ajanu bhuja shar chaap dhar sangram jit khar dooshanam (Shri)

Iti vadat Tulasidas Shankar shesha muni mana ranjanam
Mam hruday kanj nivas karu kamadi khal dal ganjanam (Shri)

For song Shree Ramchandra Kripalu Bhaj Man (aarti) of album: Nehanjali - Nitin Mukesh - Hindi Bhajans2010-01-17 23:39:09
beautiful... sree ram..sree ram..

For song O Rangasayi Dr Semmangudi R Srinivasa Iyer of album: Nehanjali - Nitin Mukesh - Hindi Bhajans2010-01-14 18:41:50
bhakti is defined here by the composer lyricist and singer.. bhakti knows only one raag ..love call from heart.. and so beautiful Kambhoji

For song Ogo Maa Ganga Mago Maa Ganga of album: Nehanjali - Nitin Mukesh - Hindi Bhajans2010-01-13 19:10:57
beautiful melody

For song Ganga Amar Ma of album: Nehanjali - Nitin Mukesh - Hindi Bhajans2010-01-13 19:10:07
very beautiful.. yes Ganga Mayyaa is the universal mother..
very true when you sail on a small boat on this beautiful river , as you play with the holy waters, you feel as if Mother is holding your hand and taking care of you ..

This river is very hard to be away from.. Hey Maa ..You are so beautiful.. Serene and Pure..I bow to YOU

For song Bhalobasar Ganga Bujhi of album: Shahar Theke Dure2010-01-13 19:03:15
very beautiful.. feel like sailing on this river .. in the serene times of early dawn

For song Bhalobasar Ganga Bujhi of album: Shahar Theke Dure2010-01-13 19:03:04
very beautiful.. feel like sailing on this river .. in the serene times of early dawn

For song Ganga Gangethi of album: Gajananam & Other Divine Slokas In Sanskrit2010-01-13 19:01:04
of the five elements that have been created from the body of the creator which has no rajasa guna and TamOguna.. contains only sattwa guna ..main is water ..
and this flows in name of all these sacred rivers..which keep life alive for yuga's only..
I bow to YOU O divine Mother to protect all from the calamities of nature and mankind on this auspiciuos day ..
May The farmer be happy and keep the earth green live and fresh for ever ..

For song Gangechayamunechaiva of album: Gajananam & Other Divine Slokas In Sanskrit2010-01-13 18:58:33
of the five elements that have been created from the body of the creator which has no rajasa guna and TamOguna.. contains only sattwa guna ..main is water ..
and this flows in name of all these sacred rivers..which keep life alive for yuga's only..
I bow to YOU O divine Mother to protect all from the calamities of nature and mankind on this auspiciuos day ..
May The farmer be happy and keep the earth green live and fresh for ever ..

For song Ganga Aaye Kahan Se of album: Kabuliwala2010-01-13 17:26:18
kitne baar suno phir bhi ..dil kehta hai sunte jaoon.. very true philosophy of the river ..none knows its origin nor the end.. soulful singing

For song Ganga Aaye Kahan Se of album: Kabuliwala2010-01-13 17:24:55
a wonderful memory .. no words

For song Gourang Ardhang of album: Vedic Chants2010-01-13 17:02:30
of all the names of devi .. the most auspicious is Ganga ..
of the most auspicious path of liberation of the eight ways , the most auspicious is ganga Devi prarthana and tapasya ..

so auspicious is Holy river and divine Mother Ganga Mayya..
I bow to you O Mother .. who purifies soul itself -- with one dip and make us set on the path of Moksham..
I Pray to bless me to be on this pAth forever..

For song Gourang Ardhang of album: Vedic Chants2010-01-13 16:56:53
I still remember the manikarnika and the serene waters , and holy dip of this auspicious river

For song Gourang Ardhang of album: Vedic Chants2010-01-13 16:54:23
River Ganga .. as it is can be felt always

For song Ganga Strotra - Ong Debi of album: Suprabhathams2010-01-13 14:16:34
serene and beautiful ... as Beautiful is the river so nicely explained too in my sweet bengali .. Language .. Of all Indian Languages..bengali is most sweet language

For song Kanvizhi Kanvizhi of album: Pillayar Thirupalliyezhuchi-pillayar Suprabhatham2010-01-13 13:40:20
serene and beautiful ...

For song Raga Gorakh Kalyan of album: The Best Of Jugalbandi2010-01-13 02:12:23
Very true ..no words .. just listen and get carried away in solitude ..

For song Nannubrova of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 20:32:37
Ragam Lalitha--- ati lalitham and perfect for praising goddess lalitha devi ..

Please care me

Raga: lalita / Tala: mishra cApu

P: nannu brOvu lalitA vEgamE cAlaninnu nera nammiyunna vADugadA bhakta kalpakalatA

A: ninnuvinA evarunnAru gati jananI ati vEgamE vacci

C1: parAku sEyakanEvacci kRpasalupa rAdA mORa vinavA parAshaktI gIrvANa vanditapadA nI bhaktuDanammA santatamu

C2: sarOjabhava kamalanAtha shaHNkarasurEndra nutacaritA purANi vANI indrANI vandita rANi ahibhUSaNuni rANI

C3: madAtmulaina durAtmajanulanukathalanu pOgaDi sadA nE varAla cuTTi tirigitivetalanella dIrccivaramOsagi

C4: sumEru maddhya nilayE shyAmakRSNuni sOdari kaumAri umA shrI mInAkSammA shaHNkarIO mahArajHnI rakSiHncuTa kidi samayamu


For song Nannubrova of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 20:32:37
Ragam Lalitha--- ati lalitham and perfect for praising goddess lalitha devi ..

Please care me

Raga: lalita / Tala: mishra cApu

P: nannu brOvu lalitA vEgamE cAlaninnu nera nammiyunna vADugadA bhakta kalpakalatA

A: ninnuvinA evarunnAru gati jananI ati vEgamE vacci

C1: parAku sEyakanEvacci kRpasalupa rAdA mORa vinavA parAshaktI gIrvANa vanditapadA nI bhaktuDanammA santatamu

C2: sarOjabhava kamalanAtha shaHNkarasurEndra nutacaritA purANi vANI indrANI vandita rANi ahibhUSaNuni rANI

C3: madAtmulaina durAtmajanulanukathalanu pOgaDi sadA nE varAla cuTTi tirigitivetalanella dIrccivaramOsagi

C4: sumEru maddhya nilayE shyAmakRSNuni sOdari kaumAri umA shrI mInAkSammA shaHNkarIO mahArajHnI rakSiHncuTa kidi samayamu


For song Devi Brova of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 20:15:48
Ragam Chitamani ..any maestro of this era takes you to immortal bliss of music, devotion..everything is divine as divinity flows...

O mother , its the time to care for me . O mother kamakshi please come soon and take me under your Grace ..
O mother Of Mothers , pity me , pardon me .. don't make haste .. MY dear brother is there any flaw in my worship and devotion?
If not don't postpone days , i can no longer wait.No child can be away fro Mother for long so even the Mother too ..
This child has You in his heart and dreams all times your Lotus petal shaped feet.. O mother of Kanchi , Kalyani .. please come .. the deity of Srichakra pura ... Spouse of Ekambareswara.. O laithamaba Apart from you none can rescue me .. ,, wonderful kriti..
Syamasastry gave wonderful kritis to cherish like anything...

For album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 20:08:19
Very beautiful Album and wonderful collections of Sri Syamasastry ..
I pray all music fans to enjoy and cherish these compositions.. excellent
Wonderful praise of Mother AMba and Her Lotus feet .. Worship..
Bhakti yoga with practice ..

For song Palinchu Kamakshi of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 19:56:05
Beautiful kriti one of my favourites on kamakshi devi of Kanchi ..
Raaga Madhyamavathi .. Very true whenever I listen to this raga and this kriti too I recollect the verse of Kanakadhara stothram of Jagadguru Sri AdiSankara on praise of Mahalakshmi Devi.. as he is the one who has done the sree chakra stapana too in Kanchi..

BilwAtavi MadhyE LasatsarOje
Sahasra Patre sukha Sannivhistaam
AsthApdAmbhoruha pAni Padmam
SuvarNa VarNAm , PraNamAmi lakshmi ..

The sreechakram is at kanchi too .. and here the devotee is asking only for Her Blessings, Her Divine grace and Karuna of the Holy Mother of Kanchi who has the power to remove all the obstacles and purify you and give you a fresh start to drench yours self in Bhakti Yoga the easiest way for Salvation

O! Mother I wish to serve Your Holy feet forever. All I Ask , is your graceful blessings ..a small place at your Lotus feet ..
Palinchu kamakshi papasamani ..

I have been asking this in number of ways , but still haste ..
I worship in heart always with Bhakti , you are the Mother who understands the desires and wishes deep down and grant boons to all devotees before they wish to wish for yOU, then why Mother ?
This glorious form of YOU Mother I see is the fruit of my earlier Janma good deeds, the auspicious karma else it is impossible to have your darshan like this even for all the gods and celestials sages and all of universe .. a glimpse of YOU ..

All I seek is your Paada seva for ever.. O mother Kamakshi devi .. O syamakrishna Sodari ..


When sung by Dr M Balamurali krishna garu , eyes close in ecstay waves of Bhakti ..

For song Durusuga of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 19:26:48
Raagam saveri ...aha..feels like riding along the river in early dawn...
I love this raga very much , makes you feel fresh it is also one of the mornign ragas I feel .. am not sure ...
O mother I'm an ardent fan of your lotus feet
have onlya wish to serve them for ever..
please shower upon me your blessings
You eyes are lotus petal in shape
your feet as tender as new born lotus petals..
Your dhrishti is ocean of mercy
your very Abode is everything .. an eternal bliss ,..
As I say aloud .. I have all ..
else worthless is my life , my body, my soul and my very existence ..
so please bless me your Sannidhi O divine Mother ..

For song Ninnuvina of album: Compositions Of Shyama Sastri - Vocal -2010-01-12 17:13:33
Gem of Kritis .. is this .. Ragam Abheri .. to listen with eyes closed only

O Mridhani ( O mother) , as cool as the Moonlight is Your Karuna..Nonthing apart from you .. On earth nor in Universe..
You are everything...
O Queen Of Lord Shiva, O brihdamba .. Please listen to my plea
Am a novice, a fool, so please bear my mistakes , forgive them and Bless me
I'm tired wandering inthis meaningless life and earthly pleasures..
Show me a way to overcome all these
I have You Only in my heart O Mother ..Triloka Janani ..
Have immense faith You , O sister of Neelamegha Sharira ..LordKrishna
please care this devotee , Your child O mother