Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 9 – Sri Vara Lakshmi – Sri Ragam – Muthuswamy Dikshitar – Varalakshmi Vratam Special

Audio Link Pl. listen to the divine voice of MS Subbulakshmi in the following link : https://www.dropbox.com/s/x87kv796u8w2b62/Shri%20Varalakshmi-M%20S%20Amma-q1FmCYxR-xw.mp3?dl=0 and as a tribute to MS Amma by Bombay Jayashri here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojxcucefwuyucik/Sri%20Varalakshmi%20_%20Bombay%20Jayashri%20%28Album_%20Tribute%20to%20M%20S%20Subbulakshmi%20%29-pxS3uCJns5E.mp3?dl=0 Meaning in English Salutations to Goddess Varalakshmi, the provider of wealth, the one seated on the lotus flower, who is the abode of charm. I will… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 9 – Sri Vara Lakshmi – Sri Ragam – Muthuswamy Dikshitar – Varalakshmi Vratam Special

Durga Pancharathnam · Spirituality

Durga Pancharathnam- Verse 5

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse त्वं ब्रह्मपुच्छा विविधा मयूरी ब्रह्मप्रतिष्ठास्युपदिष्टगीता । ज्ञानस्वरूपात्मतयाखिलानां मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ ५॥ English Transliteration tvaṁ brahma pucchā vividhā mayūrī brahma pratiṣṭhā asya upadiṣṭa gītā | jñāna svarūpa ātma taya ākhilānāṁ māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 5 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words त्वं - you ब्रह्म - supreme spirit… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam- Verse 5

Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing – 8 – Lord Ram – Thyagaraja Kriti- Raga Pantuvarali – Part 1

Link to the Audio: Listen to my favorite singer Maharajapuram Santhanam https://www.dropbox.com/s/5hb64srd7my5c3q/Maharajapuram%20Santhanam%20-%20%20Sundarathara%20-%20Panthuvarali%20-%20adi-F5pDpB5Ls30.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verses of the Composition प. सुन्दर-तर देहं वन्देऽहं रामं अ. कुन्द रदनं आप्त कुमुद शशांङ्क कन्दर्प शत कोटि कान्तिं अति निष्कळंकं (सु) च1. पतित जन पावनं परिपालित भुवनं श्रुति निकर सदनं शुभ कर वदनं यति वर जीवनं इभ राज पालनं दितिज मद… Continue reading Carnatic Musing – 8 – Lord Ram – Thyagaraja Kriti- Raga Pantuvarali – Part 1

Durga Pancharathnam · Spirituality

Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 4

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse देवात्मशब्देन शिवात्मभूता यत्कूर्मवायव्यवचोविवृत्या । त्वं पाशविच्छेदकरी प्रसिद्धा मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ ४॥ English Transliteration dēvā atma śabdēna śivā atma bhūtā yat kūrma vāyavya vacō vivr̥tyā tvaṁ pāśa vicchēdakarī prasiddhā māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 4 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words देव - God आत्म - Soul शब्देन -… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 4

Durga Pancharathnam · Spirituality

Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 3

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse परास्य शक्तिः विविधैव श्रूयसे श्वेताश्ववाक्योदितदेवि दुर्गे । स्वाभाविकी ज्ञानबलक्रिया ते मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ ३॥ English Transliteration parāsya śaktiḥ vividhaiva śrūyasē śvētāśvavākyōditadēvi durgē | svābhāvikī jñānabalakriyā tē māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 3 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words परास्य - Absolute शक्तिः - Shakti विविधैव- several श्रूयसे -… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 3

Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 2 – Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Audio Link to the song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k06zy0khtd88nwx/KVN%20-%20Swarna%20Kala%20Bhairavam.mp3?dl=0 Meaning of the Sanskrit Words Pallavi स्वर्णकालभैरवं - Swarnakala Bhairava - वन्दे - salute अहम् - mine सुन्दर - beautiful/handsome Yमुख - face अरविन्दम् - lotus श्रि - majesty/beauty/wealth/auspicious Anupallavi वर्ण - color ज्वाल - flame जटाधरं - ascetic/Siva शुन - dog वाहनं - vehicle क्र्पाकरं - extremely compassionate… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 2 – Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 1- Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Audio Link to the Song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k06zy0khtd88nwx/KVN%20-%20Swarna%20Kala%20Bhairavam.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verses of the Composition पल्लवि स्वर्णकालभैरवं कालभैरवं भैरवं रवं वं वन्देहम् सुन्दर मुखारविन्दम् श्रि अनुपल्लवि वर्ण ज्वाल जटाधरं शुनवाहनं क्र्पाकरं (रक्त) वर शूल कपाल पाश डमरुगधर ससीरुह करम् मध्यम कालम् - तिश्र नडै अग्नि निभ शरीरद्युतिं नग्न शुभ वीक्शणमतिम् लग्न भक्त स्वर्णनिधिम् रक्शकर क्शॆत्रपतिम् श्रि चरणं १ भूत… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 1- Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Durga Pancharathnam · Spirituality

Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 2

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse देवात्मशक्तिः श्रुतिवाक्यगीता महर्षिलोकस्य पुरः प्रसन्ना । गुहा परं व्योम सतः प्रतिष्ठा मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ २॥ English Transliteration dēvātmaśaktiḥ śrutivākyagītā maharṣilōkasya puraḥ prasannā | guhā paraṁ vyōma sataḥ pratiṣṭhā māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 2 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words देवात्म - divine nature शक्ति - power श्रुति… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 2