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Carnatic Musing 4 – Lord Krishna – Purandara Dasa – Raga Sindhu Bhairavi

Audio Link to the Song:

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Sanskrit Composition

पल्लवि

वॆन्कटाचल निलयम् वैकुण्ठ पुरवासम्

पन्कज नॆत्रम् परम पवित्रम् श्न्क चक्रधर चिन्मय रूपम्

(वॆन्कटाचल)

चरणम् १

अम्बॊत्भव विनुतम् अगणित गुणनामम्

तुम्बुरु नारद गानविलॊलम्

अम्बुधि शयनम् आत्माभुरामम्

चरणम् २

पाहि पाण्डव पक्शम् कौरव मधरणम् बाहु

पराक्रम पूर्णम् अहल्या शाप भय निवारनम्

चरणम् ३

सकल वॆद विचारम् सर्व जीव निकरम्

मकर कुण्डलधर मदन गॊपालम्

भक्त पॊशक श्रि पुरन्दर विट्तलम्

English Transliteration

Pallavi

vEnkaTAcala nilayam vaikuNTha puravAsam

pankaja nEtram parama pavitram shankha cakradhara cinmaya rUpam (venkaTAcala).

CaraNam 1

ambujOtbhava vinutam agaNita guNanAmam

tumburu nArada gAnavilOlam ambudhi shayanam AtmAbhirAmam.

CaraNam 2

pAhi pANDava pakSam kaurava madaharaNam bAhu

parAkrama pUrNam ahalyA shApa bhaya nivAranam

CaraNam 3

sakala vEda vicAram sarva jIva nikaram

makara kuNDaladhara madana gOpAlam

bhakta pOSaka shrI purandara viTTalam

Meaning of the Sanskrit words

Pallavi

वें – sin

कटा – destroys

चल – hill

(The holy place of Tirupathi is referred here as Venkatachala)

व्निलयम् – dwelling

वैकुण्ठ पुर – the city of vaikuntham

वासम् – resident

पन्कज – lotus

नॆत्रम् – eyes

परम – absolute/supreme

पवित्रम् – purity/holy

श्न्क – conch

चक्रधर – discuss/disc

चिन्मय – pure thought

रूपम् – form

CaraNam 1

अम्भुज – lotus

उद्भव – prop from

(अम्बॊत्भव) (the person who comes out of the lotus)

विनुतम् – Lord Brahma

अगणित – countless

गुण – virtue

नामम् – name

तुम्बुरु – sage tumburu

नारद – sage naradha

गान – song

विलॊलम् – captivated

अम्बुधि – ocean

शयनम् – recline

आत्मा – soul

अभिरामम् – delightful

CaraNam 2

पाहि – protect

पाण्डव – Pandavas

पक्शम् – side of

कौरव – Kauravas

मध – pride

हरणम् – destroy

बहु – plenty

पराक्रम – valour

पूर्णम् – complete

अहल्या – Ahalya

शाप – curse

भय – fear

निवारनम् – relief/remove

CaraNam 3

सकल – every/all

वॆद – Vedha

विचारम् – enquiry

सर्व- all

जीवन – lives

करम् – anchor/creator

मकर – carp shaped

कुण्डल – ear rings

धर – wear

मदन – handsome

गॊपालम् – cow protector

भक्त – devotees

पॊशक – protect

श्रि पुरन्दर विट्तलम् – Purandara Vittala (pen name ofPurandara Dasa)

Composition in Tamil

பல்லவி

வேங்கடமலைவாழ் வைகுந்த நகர் வாசனே

கமலக்கண்ணனவன் ஒப்புயர்வற்ற புனிதனே

சங்கு சக்கரமுமடன் தூய எண்ணமுடை வடிவனே….வேங்கட

சரணம் 1

ஆம்பல்முளை அயன் வணங்கும்

எண்ணற்ற நற்பண்பின் களஞ்சியமே

தும்புரு நாரத முனி இசை மகிழும்

ஆழிதுயில் உள்ளம் மகிழும் …….வேங்கட

சரணம் 2

ஐவரை அணைத்து கவுரவரின் ஆணவமழித்து

வெகுபல வீரபேராண்மை உடை நிறையோனே

அகலிகையின் தடுப்பருஞ்சாபம் நீக்கோனே …..வேங்கட

சரணம் 3

மறைநூலின் உட்பொருள் ஆராயலாய்

அனைத்துயிரின் ஆதாரமாயும்

மகர குண்டலமணி அழகான ஆநிரைமேயோனே

பக்தர்களை காக்கும் புரந்தர விட்டலமே …..வேங்கடம

Meaning of the composition in English

I pray the

One whose dwelling is Tirupati, whose residence is the city of vaikuNTha, one whose eyes are like lotuses, one who is supremely pure, one who bears a conch and a discuss and whose form is that of pure thought,

One who is worshipped by brahmA ,one who is the storehouse of countless virtues, one who is captivated by the music of sages such as tumburu and nArada, one who reclines in the ocean and is delightful to the soul

Protect me Oh ! The one who took the side of the pANDavas, and one who destroyed of the pride of the kauravas, one who is complete with multiple types of valor/courage/heroism, one who is the cause of the removal of the fear of ahalyA’s curse

One who is the focus of deliberation of all the vEdas, one who is the anchor/creator of all life forms, one who is madana gOpAla, wearing carp-shaped earrings, one who is SrI purandara viTThala, the protector/nourisher of his devotees

Composition in Kannada

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