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lalitE SrI

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on September 30, 2011 by meenakshikrishna

rAgam: bhairavi

taaLam: aadi

Composer: Guru sri tyAgarAja

pallavi

lalitE SrI pravRddhE shrImati lAvaNya nidhimati

anupallavi

telivini vardhillu shrI tapastIrthapura nagara nilayE

charaNam 1

teliyani bAluDa gAdA amba telivi nI sommu gAdA calamu sEya mariyAdA callani mATalu balka rAdA

charaNam 2

brOcu vArilanu lEka jUci jUDaka parAkA I sujanula vEDaga lEka nE dAsuDa nIvE gati gAka

charaNam 3

kanna talli Subha vadanE mIyanna dayaku pAtruDanE tinnaga SaraNu joccitinE tyAgarAja mAnasa sadanE

vinata suta vahana

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on August 20, 2009 by meenakshikrishna

raagam:  jayantasena

raga lakshanam:

kharaharapriya (22) janyam , veda (bhu) chakram

arohanam :  S G m P  D  S

avarohanam:  S N D P m G  S

taalam : aadi  catusra  triputa taalam

pallavi:

vinata  suta  vahana  sri ramana

manasaraga  sevincede   rama

anupallavi:

ninu  sareku  judani  bratu  kela

manujula   nece    jivana   mela

charanam :

mata  bhedamane   cakanastika

sammata  vakkulu  balkuta  sukhama

ksitilo  satsangati saukhyamu

palita tyagaraja amara  pala

meaning by guru padma varadan garu:

” O sri  Rama,who is  goddess  lakshmi’s beloved and who has the vulture king , garuda  to ride as his vehicle ! let me  feast my eyes on you to my heart’s content .How does it help  to be repeatedly born without  having your vision  but merely to end up  hurting others  instead ? is it  any virtue not to put out the fire  ofhatred forthwith and to indulge in glib hypocrisy ? good, holy company alone  leads  to lasting  spiritual well -being?”

manavini vinuma

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on August 20, 2009 by meenakshikrishna

raagam :  jayanarayani

arohanam : S  R G m P D N S

avarohanam :  S N D P m G R S

taalam :  aadi catusra  tripata  taalam

pallavi:

manavini vinuma marava  samayama

anupallavi:

kanugona kori duskalpana  maniti

kanikaramuna  ninu  badutsunna  na

charanam :

parulaku hitamagu  bhavana gani

ceratsu margamulanu cintimpalenu

paramadayakara  bhaktamanohara

dharadhipa  kararccita  tyagaraju

meaning by guru  padma varadan garu:

” I have  thirsted for a vision  of you . To this effect i eschewed unholy thoughts,I have engaged  myself insinging  your glory alla my walking hours . I have never schemed  against others. I have always wished well of  those around me .The ocean of mercy that thou art ,the lord of the earth that you are born as  and one  whom i ever worship with folded hands , please hearken   to my pleas  here and now. Who is there to stop  your acts of grace ?”

teliyaleru rama bhakti margamunu

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on August 20, 2009 by meenakshikrishna

raagam : dhenuka raagam

arohanam : S r G m P d  n S

avarohanam : S n d P m G r s

taalam :  aadi  catusra  triputa  taalam

pallavi:

teliyaleru  rama  bhakti  maragamunu

anupallavi:

yilanantata tirugutsunu  kalu  varimceru  gani

charanam :

vegaleci   nida  munigi   bhuti  busi

vellanenci  veligi  slaghaniyulai

baga paika  marjana  lolulaire

gani tyagaraja  vinuta

meaning by guru padma varadan garu:

“Restlessley do they  wander  here and there , have their early morning  ritual bath , dutifully wear the sacred ash and  appear  holy and religious to impress others around  but engage  in the mundane  activity of gathering more and more wealth  unsatiated. Little do they  realise  that a man  wants but little here below  and wants  it not  for long ‘. Alas , why do they lack the spirutival awakening gained  through unqualified , full time devotion to Rama?”

Gajendra was an elephant king who  got caught in the jaws of a crocodile demon  whne he was deep inside a river  for a bath . Not all his physical might could get him out  of the jaws  of the reptile .Out of sheer despair as a last resort , he sought  lord vishnu’s  intervention  for deliverance . sudharshana chakra  cut through  the crocodile’s  jaws and gajendra was released forthwith.

yagnadulu sukhamanu

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on August 20, 2009 by meenakshikrishna

raagam : jayamanohari

taalam: aadi catusra  triputa taalam

pallavi:

yagnadulu  sukhamanu variki  sama

agnanulu  galara  o  manasa

anupallavi:

sugnana    daridra  paramparula

asura     cittula   jivatma   himsa   gala

charanam :

bahujanmambula vasanayutulai

ahi  visa    sama  visayakrstulai

bahirananulai  tyagaraju   bhajiyince  sri  ramuni   teliyaka

meaning  by  guru padma varadan  garu:

“O mind ! can  such misguided  souls be matched , who wallow in  ignorance for generations and inflict hurt  and excuriating pain on living  things by the way of sacrificial  offering  in the name  of religion  ? birth  after  birth  they are propelled  by sense driven , regressive  , devastating  animal impulses  , no less  poisonous  than the snake’s  venom . Pray  can they ever  fathom  the principle  underlying  Rama’s incarnation ?”

sri ramya cittalankara

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on August 20, 2009 by meenakshikrishna

raagam : jayamanohari

arohanam:  S R G m P D N S

avarohanam :  S N D m R  G  R S

taalam : aadi catusra  triputa  taalam

pallavi:

sri ramya  cittalankara  svarupa  brovumu

anupallavi:

marari  devendra   pita   mahadyasta   dikpala   sevya

mahadyasta   dikpala  sevya

charanam :

suresari   jivapahara  vara

suresari    jivapahara  vara  sodara  dharapa   sri  pa

narananda  ne  nivale  ga

nara  tyagarajarcita  pada

meaning  by guru  padma varadan  garu:

” you adorn  the pure heart of Mahalakshmi ! Siva , Bramha , Indra and the goods  that preside over  the direction s worship  you as supreme  lord  . Lakshmana , the  unmatched  warrior  who  vanquished Ravana’s  offspring , indrajit , is your redoubted brother , you  smother mankind  with  various  favours . Save me!”

ni bhakthi bhagya

Posted in sri tyagaraja keerthanalu on August 20, 2009 by meenakshikrishna

raagam :  jayamanohari

taalam : catusra rupaka  taalam

arohanam :  S R G m P D N

avarohanam :  S N D m R G R S

pallavi :

ne  bhakti  bhagya  sudha  nidhi  nidede janmamu

anupallavi:

bhu  bharamugani  sura  bhusurulai  janincina

charanam :

vedoktamabu karmamu  veda kalgu  gatagatamau

nadatmaka  tygaraja   natha  prameya  sada

meaning by guru padma varadan garu:

“They are a burden on  earth who miss out on the  bliss of devotion  for you despite being fortuitously placed in life both  by birth and environment . O embodiment of sound ! one beyond  the scope of the greatest truth expounded in  sacred literature! adherence to rituals  prescribed  by the scriptures often  merely yields  more and  more misery. Going strictly by the discipline -specific  injunctions  necessarily  leads to  an endless cycle of  rebirth. Steadfast , undiluted devotion  alone  is a sure means  of release from  this cycle and of gaining  ultimate salvation .”

The terms  tyagaraja  natha in  his piece  and sita  natha in  the kambhoji piece, sri Raghuvaraprameya  are rare  references in the composer’s  repertoire.