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The Dance of the Yuga – Conclusion – Prayer – Carnatic Musing 9

I consider myself as extremely fortunate to make an attempt to understand the Dance of the Yuga from a three dimensional (Literary, Music and Dance) perspective. My learning has been immense. There is only one to thank – The Lord Himself. What better way to conclude these set of blogs than with a composition by Lalitha Dasar made universally popular by the legendary Carnatic Musician Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagawathar and later on by Dr KJ Yesudass.

Audio Link – Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagawathar

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2zl12skipscsra/Paavana%20Guru%20%20-%20Chembai%20-%20%20Hamsaanandi-NbjeMhwgo2Q.mp3?dl=0

Audio Link – KJ Yesudass

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9perlmzyaxii7bv/Padmasree%20Dr%20KJ.%20Yesudas-Paavanaguru%20Pavanapura%20-Chembai%20Sangeetholsavam-Classical-uu1Qp9aPYqE.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in English

I surrender to the holy lord of the town created by Lord Guru and Lord Pavan (Guruvayur). The Lord is Sri. Krishna, who is dark like the rain bearing cloud and lives in the cattle rearing village (Gokulam). He is worshipped by Narada and Shiva and is the is protector of the three worlds. He is worshipped by Brahma and Indra ,shines greatly holding a flute and gives happiness to the damsels of his village. He cannot be defeated and is very magnanimous. He as pretty as hundred Gods of Love (Manmatha). He is a never ending source of mercy and is like the Chakora bird to the moon like face of Radha. He is the divine brother of Parvathi.

Sanskrit Verses

Pallavi

पावनगुरु पवन पुराधिषमाश्रये

Anupallavi

जीवनधर सङ्काशं कृष्णं

गोलोकेशं जीवनधर नारद गिरीशं

त्रिभुवनावनान्वेषम्

Charanam

पूजितविधिपुरन्दरं राजितमुरलीधरं

व्रजललनाऽऽनन्दकरं अजितमुदारम् – कृष्ण

स्मरशतशुभकाकारं निरवधि करुणापूरं

राधावदनचकोरं ललितासोदरं परम्

English Transliteration

pallavi

pAvanaguru pavana purAdhiShamAshrayE

anupallavi

jIvanadhara sankAsham krSNam gOlOkEsham bhAvita nArada girIsham tribhuvanAvanAvEsham….pavana

caraNam

pUjitavidhi purandaram rAjita muraLIdharam vraja lalanAnandakaram ajitamudAram

smarashada shubhakAkaram niravadhi karuNApUram rAdhA vadana cakOram laLitA sOdaram param…pavana

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

Pallavi

पावन – pure/holy

गुरु – Lord Guru

पवन – Lord Vayu

पुराधि – Town

षमाश्रये – surrender

Anu Pallavi

जीवनधर – life preserving or water bearing (cloud)

सङ्काशं – appearance

कृष्णं – Lord Krishna

गोलोकेशं – गो लोकेशं cow, leader of the world

भावित – worshipped

नारद – Saint NArada

गिरीशं – Who lives in the Mountains (Lord Shiva)

त्रिभुवन – three worlds            

अवन – preserver/protects

अवॆशम् – posses

पूजित – Worshipped

विधि – destiny (in this case Brahma who decides destiny)

पुरन्दरं – name of Indira

राजित – brilliant/illuminated

मुरलीधरं – flute playing

व्रज – group/band/flock

ललना – woman

अनन्दकरं – delighting

अजितं -unconquered

उदारम् – generous /bountiful/illustrious/lofty

स्मरशत- स्मर शत – cupid hundred

शुभाका कारं – शुभ , beauty, author/source

निरवधि – infinite/endless

करुणापूरं – compassion/mercy

राधा – Radha

वदन – face

चकोरं – Chakora ird

ललिता – Parvati

सोदरं – brother

परम् – divine/supreme

Meaning in Tamil

பல்லவி

திருத்தலகுரு வாயூர் அப்பனை சரணமடைந்தேனே

அனுபல்லவி

கருமேக வண்ணன் கண்ணன் ஆயர்பாடி நாயகன்

கயிலை ஏகம்பனும் நாரதனும் வணங்கும்

மூவுலகு காத்தருளும்…… திருத்தல

சரணம்

பிரமனும் இந்திரனும் துதிக்கும் ஒளிநிறை குழலோனே

கோபியரின் மனமகிழ் வெல்லஇயலா தயாளனே- கண்ணா

காமன் நூறினும் மேல் எழில்கூட்டும் அழகன் அளவிலா கருணையன்

ராதையின் வதனம் எதிர்நோக்கும் நிலவருந்துபுள் பறவையவன்

உமையவளின் அருள்திரு சகோதரன் …….. திருத்தல

4 thoughts on “The Dance of the Yuga – Conclusion – Prayer – Carnatic Musing 9

  1. I like one of your foundation statement “There is only one to thank – The Lord Himself”.
    Is it not true of all human beings? I am sure it is YES!
    Good going. Keep it up.

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