Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 9

Sanskrit Verse

कारुण्यात्काममन्यं ददति खलु परे स्वात्मदस्त्वं विशेषा
दैश्वर्यादीशतेऽन्ये जगति परजने स्वात्मनोऽपीश्वरस्त्वम्।
त्वय्युच्चैरारमन्ति प्रतिपदमधुरे चेतना: स्फीतभाग्या
स्त्वं चात्माराम एवेत्यतुलगुणगणाधार शौरे नमस्ते॥९॥

Audio Link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2k4ty4w5dd8bys6/Sloka%209.mp3?dl=0 – chanting by Sri. Sankararama Sharma

Meaning in Tamil

Dasakam 1 – Verse 9

Meaning in English

O Lord Shri Krishna! while other gods out of compassion, fulfill the desires of their devotees, Thou out of Thy unique compassion, offer Thyself (liberation) to Thy devotees. While other gods rule over the world with the powers invested in them, Thou are the very inner controller of all and rule over all beings and other gods as well as Thyself. Hence all fortunate jeevas [souls] take immense delight in the bliss that Thou are. As for Thee, Thou are ever satisfied in Thyself and are the abode of incomparable attributes. O Lord! prostrations to Thee.

English Transliteration

kaaruNyaatkaamamanyaM dadati khalu pare svaatmadastvaM visheShaa-

daishvaryaadiishate(a)nye jagati parajane svaatmanO(a)piishvarastvam .

tvaiyyuchchairaaramanti pratipadamadhure chetanaaH sphiitabhaagyaa-

stvaM chaatmaaraama evetyatulaguNagaNaadhaara shaure namaste .. 9

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

कारुण्यात्काममन्यं = कारुण्यात्-कामम्-अन्यं = compassion, desired objects, other

ददति – given

खलु – indeed

परे – other (other gods)

स्वात्मदस्त्वं = स्वात्मन् + असि + त्वं = swatman, asi, tvam = own self, give, your [You give your own self (i.e., give liberation)]

विशेषाद्- special
ऐश्वर्यादीशतेऽन्ये = ऐश्वर्यात् + ईस्ते + अन्ये = aishwaryath, ISTe, anye = by the power, rule, other (others rule by the power )

जगति – in the world

परजने – other people

स्वात्मनोऽपीश्वरस्त्वम्। = स्व-आत्मन: + अपि-ईश्वर: + त्वं = own self , even, lord, yourself
त्वय्युच्चैरारमन्ति= त्वयि-उच्चै:+ आरमन्ति = in you, higher (deeply), revel,

प्रतिपदमधुरे = प्रतिपद + मधुरे = every step, sweet

चेतना: – souls

स्फीतभाग्या = स्फीत + भाग्य = exceedingly, fortunate
स्त्वं चात्माराम एवेत्यतुलगुणगणाधार = त्वं + च + आत्माराम: + एव + इति + अतुल + गुण + गण+ आधार = you, also, reveling in ones own self + the one+ thus + immense + qualities + abode

शौरे – oh Sauri

नमस्ते – ते नमः. – to you, salutations

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 8

Sanskrit Verse

नम्राणां सन्निधत्ते सततमपि पुरस्तैरनभ्यर्थितान
प्यर्थान् कामानजस्रं वितरति परमानन्दसान्द्रां गतिं च।
इत्थं निश्शेषलभ्यो निरवधिकफल: पारिजातो हरे त्वं
क्षुद्रं तं शक्रवाटीद्रुममभिलषति व्यर्थमर्थिव्रजोऽयम्॥८॥

Audio Link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/otvgfqct3zmta4q/Sloka%208.mp3?dl=0 – chanting by Sri. Sankararama Sharma

Meaning in Tamil

Dasakam 1 – Verse 8

Meaning in English

O Lord Vishnu! for the devotees who surrender to Thee, Thou always confer, unasked for, not only wealth and other desires, but also liberation.Thus being accessible to every one and bestower of unlimited boons, Thou are the unique Paarijaata tree [parijaata: a heavenly flower]. Alas, the desire prompted hoards of people, in vain, long for trivial blessings from the Kalpaka tree of the garden of Indra. [Kalpaka: a wish fulfilling tree]

English Transliteration

namraaNaaM sannidhatte satatamapi purastairanabhyarthitaana-

pyarthaan kaamaanajasraM vitarati paramaanandasaandraaM gatiM cha .

itthaM nishsheShalabhyO niravadhikaphalaH paarijaatO hare tvaM

kshudraM taM shakravaaTiidrumamabhilaShati vyarthamarthivrajO(a)yam .. 8

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

नम्राणां – (to) those who worship The

सन्निधत्ते – you appear

सततम् अपि = always also

पुरः = in front

तैः = by them

अनभ्यर्थितान् अपि = अनभ्य (anabhya) अर्थितान् (arthitaan) अपि (api)- even those that have not been requested

अर्थान् कामान् = arthaan, kamaan, wealth and desired objects ( the two types of purushaarth)

अजस्रम् = ajasram -perpetually

वितरति – virarati – give away

परमानन्दसान्द्राम् =parama, ananda, saandra – which is completely filled (सान्द्र) with the Supreme (परम) Happiness (आनन्द)

गतिं च = gatim, ca – and the state

इत्थं = In this way,

निश्शेषलभ्यः = accessible to all without leaving anyone

निरवधिकफलः = the bestower of boundless (निरवधिक) fruits (फल)

पारिजातो हरे त्वं – Parijata Tree, Oh Hari, you

क्षुद्रं तं – ittham tam – inferior, that

शक्रवाटी- शक्, वाटी – shakra, vaaTi, Indra, Garden

द्रुम- druma, – tree

अभिलषति = abhilaShati, – wish/desire

व्यर्थमर्थिव्रजोऽयम् = व्यर्थम् (vyartham) unnecessarily/useless/futile + अर्थि (arthin) one who desires anything, + व्रज (vraja) several/multitude + अयम् (ayam) this

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 7

Sanskrit Verse

कष्टा ते सृष्टिचेष्टा बहुतरभवखेदावहा जीवभाजा
मित्येवं पूर्वमालोचितमजित मया नैवमद्याभिजाने।
नोचेज्जीवा: कथं वा मधुरतरमिदं त्वद्वपुश्चिद्रसार्द्रं
नेत्रै: श्रोत्रैश्च पीत्वा परमरससुधाम्भोधिपूरे रमेरन्॥७॥

Audio Link

Please listen to the chanting by Sri. Sankararama Sharma – https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2qwoa943eh0cz5/Sloka%207.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in Tamil

Dasakam 1 – Verse 7

Meaning in English

O Invincible Lord! Thy activity of creation is indeed a tragic sport, as it causes a lot of sufferings to the living beings. This is what I used to think, but now I do not think so. For if there were no creation, how could human beings enjoy the beauty and sweetness of Thy form which is so delightful to hear and ecstatic to behold, and thus revel in the ocean of Supreme-Bliss-Consciousness.

English Transliteration

kaShTaa te sR^iShTicheShTaa bahutarabhavakhedaavahaa jiivabhaajaa-

mityevaM puurvamaalOchitamajita mayaa naivamadyaabhijaane .

nOchejjiivaaH kathaM vaa madhurataramidaM tvadvapushchidrasaardraM

netraiH shrOtraishcha piitvaa paramarasasudhaambhOdhipuure rameran .. 7

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

• पूर्वम् = Earlier

• मया आलोचितम् = it was thought by me that

• ते सृष्टिचेष्टा = your activity of creation is

• कष्टा = one that is tormenting

• बहुतरभवखेदावहा = and one that brings forth many sorrows

• जीवभाजाम् = for all the living beings

• अजित = O, Invincible one

• अद्य एवं न अभिजाने = Now I do not think so.

• नो चेत् = If not

• कथं वा = how will

• जीवाः = the humans

• नेत्रैः श्रोत्रैः च पीत्वा = having drunk with eyes and ears (seen and heard)

• इदं त्वद्वपुः = this form of yours

• मधुरतरम् = that is extremely delightful

• चिद्रसार्द्रम् = and that is soaked (आर्द्र) in consciousness (चित्) and bliss (रस)

• रमेरन् = revel

• परमरससुधाम्भोधिपूरे = in the fullness (पूर) of the ocean (आम्भोधि) of absolute (परम) nectarian (सुधा) bliss (रस)

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 6

Sanskrit Verse

तत्ते प्रत्यग्रधाराधरललितकलायावलीकेलिकारं
लावण्यस्यैकसारं सुकृतिजनदृशां पूर्णपुण्यावतारम्।
लक्ष्मीनिश्शङ्कलीलानिलयनममृतस्यन्दसन्दोहमन्त:
सिञ्चत् सञ्चिन्तकानां वपुरनुकलये मारुतागारनाथ ॥६॥

Audio Link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h27ueo0086egh4b/Sloka%206.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in Tamil

Meaning in English

Your form is like the beauty of the fresh rain bearing clouds, and of a beautiful bunch of blue lotuses. Your form is an embodiment of beauty, in the eyes of the people who have done meritorious deeds, and is a complete incarnation of all their good deeds. You are the abode where Goddess Laxmi delights without inhibition. You are the source of a torrential flow of nectarine Bliss, soaking the hearts of people who meditate. On that form of Yours I continuously meditate, O Lord of Guruvayur!

English Transliteration

Tatte pratyagradhaaraadhara lalita kalaayaavalii kelikaaraM

laavaNyasyaikasaaraM sukRaitijanadRaishaaM puurNa puNyaavataaram .

lakshmii nishshanka liilaa nilayanamamRsitasyanda sandOhamantaH

si~nchat sa~nchintakaanaaM vapuranukalaye maarutaagaaranaatha…6

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

• (हे) मारुतागारनाथ = O Lord of Guruvaayur

• (अहम्) अनुकलये = I meditate upon

• तत् ते वपुः = that body of yours

• प्रत्यग्रधाराधरललितकलायावलीकेलिकारम् = which ridicules (केलिकार) the fresh (प्रत्यग्र) rain-bearing (धारा-धर) clouds (धाराधर) and the bunch (आवली) of lovely (ललित) dark-colored kalaaya (कलाय) flowers, due to its superior dark-colored beauty

• लावण्यस्य एकसारम् = which is the ultimate (एक) essence (सार) of beauty (लावण्य)

• सुकृतिजनदृशां पूर्णपुण्यावतारम् = which is the full (पूर्ण) manifestation (अवतार) of the virtues (पुण्य) in front of the eyes (दृश्) of virtuous (सुकृति) people (जन)

• लक्ष्मीनिश्शङ्कलीलानिलयनम् = which is the location for Lakshmi to play without any worry

• सिञ्चत् = which is raining

• सञ्चिन्तकानाम् अन्तः = in the minds of those who are meditating

• अमृतस्यन्दसन्दोहम् = the combined flow of emerging nectar

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 5

Sanskrit Verse

निर्व्यापारोऽपि निष्कारणमज भजसे यत्क्रियामीक्षणाख्यां
तेनैवोदेति लीना प्रकृतिरसतिकल्पाऽपि कल्पादिकाले।
तस्या: संशुद्धमंशं कमपि तमतिरोधायकं सत्त्वरूपं
त्वं धृत्वा दधासि स्वमहिमविभवाकुण्ठ वैकुण्ठ रूपं॥५॥

Audio Link

(Courtesy Shri. Sankararama Sharma – Ref https://www.sanskritfromhome.in/shankararama-sharma/)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ag98doaj19icdk/Sloka%205.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in Tamil

English Transliteration

Nir vyaapaarO (a)pi niShkaaraNam aja bhajase

yatkriyaam iikshaNa akhyaaM

tena ivO deti liinaa prakR^itir asati kalpa a(a)pi kalpaadi kaale .

tasyaaH samshuddhamam shaMkam api tam ati rOdhaayakaM satvaruupaM

sa tvaM dhR^itvaa dadhaasi sva mahima vibhava akuNTha vaikuNTha ruupam .. 5

Meaning in English

Oh Birthless Lord! Even though You are not bound by any activities, and You are without any motive, You do resort to that activity known as ‘eekshanaa’ – the will to create. Because of that only. Nature (‘Prakriti’) manifests itself. This Prakriti, is latent in You, as if non existent in the beginning of a new cycle of creation. Then, from the pure Saatvik portion of ‘Prakriti’ (Maya) (which does not in any way obstruct Your Brahmic effulgence), Oh Lord of Vaikunth, You manifest Yourself, in full glory, with a Divine form here in Guruvayur.

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

निर्व्यापार: – अपि – jobless/free from any occupation, even (though not bound by any activities)

निष्कारणम् – without any reason/motive,

अज भजसे – unborn, choose (thou resort to),

यत्-क्रियाम्-ईक्षणा-आख्यां – that, action/performance/doing, sight/look/care for, inform/tell/make it known (that activity known as ‘eekshanaa’ (the will to create)

तेन-एव-उदेति लीना प्रकृति:-because of that, only, came to manifest, the latent, Nature or ‘Prakriti’

असति-कल्पा-अपि कल्पादि-काले -.असत् non existent/unreal, period, and, beginning of the period, timely/seasonable

(which abides in Thee) as if non existent in the beginning of a new cycle of creation

तस्या: संशुद्धम्-अंशं – that, purified of sin, part

of that (Prakriti) an absolutely pure part

कमपि तम्-अति रोधायकं सत्वरूपं – which does not stop/obstruct (Thy glory of) the Saatvic form

स त्वं धृत्वा दधासि -that Thou did take and assume

स्व-महिम-विभव-अकुण्ठ वैकुण्ठ रूपं – O Lord of Vaikuntha! a majestic form which does not obstruct Thy glories

…….majestic, omnipresence/rich/wealthy, eternal, vaikuntam, form

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 4

Sanskrit Verse

निष्कम्पे नित्यपूर्णे निरवधिपरमानन्दपीयूषरूपे
निर्लीनानेकमुक्तावलिसुभगतमे निर्मलब्रह्मसिन्धौ
कल्लोलोल्लासतुल्यं खलु विमलतरं सत्त्वमाहुस्तदात्मा
कस्मान्नो निष्कलस्त्वं सकल इति वचस्त्वत्कलास्वेव भूमन्

Audio Link

(Courtesy Shri. Sankararama Sharma – Ref

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvk97yq7sqt87g4/Sloka%204.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in Tamil

Meaning in English

Brahman is akin to the mighty ocean, changeless, ever full with the nature of unlimited nectarine bliss. Like many pearls in the ocean, innumerable liberated souls are absorbed in this Brahmic bliss and hence it is extremely resplendent. Just like the waves rise in the ocean, it is said that Shuddha Satwa form has risen from the Brahman. You, here in Guruvayur is that Satwa form. Hence it is appropriate to call Lord Guruvayurappan as Poorna Avataar (Nishkalaa) even though some may argue that if You have a form then you are Ansha Avataar (Sakalaa).

English Transliteration

NiShkampe nityapuurNe niravadhiparamaanandapiiyuuSharuupe

nirliinaanekamuktaavalisubhagatame nirmalabrahmasindhau .

kallOlOllaasatulyaM khalu vimalataraM sattvamaahustadaatmaa

kasmaannOniShkalastvaM sakala iti vachastvatkalaasveva bhuuman..4

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

निष्कम्पे – (in the) vibrationless (changeless)/motionless

नित्यपूर्णे – नित्य पूर्ण – (and in the) ever full

निरवधिपरमानन्दपीयूषरूपे – निरवधि परमानन्द पीयूष रूपे – unlimited, bliss, nectarine, personified (form)

निर्लीन-अनेक-मुक्तावलि-सुभगतमे -liberated/unaffected, several, pearl necklace/ string of pearls, prosperity/loveliness

(in which) many liberated ones having merged and hence is extremely resplendent (or resplendent because of many pearls in the ocean)

निर्मल-ब्रह्म-सिन्धौ – in the pure ocean of Brahman

कल्लोल-उल्लास-तुल्यं- waves, happiness/joy, like (like waves rising)

खलु विमलतरं सत्त्वम्-आहु: – so then, pure (state of being stainless), satwam, invoke

[(so) indeed (Thy form) of extremely pure Shuddha Satwa it is said (to have risen from Brahman)]

तत्-आत्मा – that form of Thine

कस्मात्-न निष्कल: – त्वं – why not it be called Nishkala (undivided /seedless/without any parts (or without any kalaa or Purn-avataara

सकल इति वच: – total, this, word/term

त्वत्-कलासु-एव – you, time defined, only

[(is for Thy (other) part incarnations only)]

भूमन् – abundance (oh infinite one)

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 3

Sanskrit Verse

सत्त्वं यत्तत् पराभ्यामपरिकलनतो निर्मलं तेन तावत्
भूतैर्भूतेन्द्रियैस्ते वपुरिति बहुश: श्रूयते व्यासवाक्यम्।
तत् स्वच्छ्त्वाद्यदाच्छादितपरसुखचिद्गर्भनिर्भासरूपं
तस्मिन् धन्या रमन्ते श्रुतिमतिमधुरे सुग्रहे विग्रहे ते

Audio Link

(Courtesy Shri. Sankararama Sharma – Ref https://www.sanskritfromhome.in/shankararama-sharma/)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1kc3ixizuzwskp/Sloka%203.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in Tamil

Meaning in English

Sage Vyaasa have stated again and again in many scriptures that You are born from the form of Satva Guna. That Satva Guna, which compared to the other two Gunas (Rajas and Tamas) is absolutely pure and not tainted by them. That form is constituted of subtle elements and organs of senses and actions. Your form, because of such purity, totally reveals the Supreme Bliss and Consciousness within (which is the resplendent Brahman) without any obstruction. In that form, the fortunate ones (who have good deeds to their credit) revel. That form is delightful to the mind and ears, which the devotees can easily grasp in Your image.

English Transliteration

sattvaM yattat paraabhyaamaparikalanatO nirmalaM tena taavat

bhuutairbhuutendriyaiste vapuriti bahushaH shruuyate vyaasavaakyam .

tat svachChatvaadyadachChaadita parasukhachidgarbhanirbhaasaruupaM

tasmin dhanyaa ramante shrutimatimadhure sugrahe vigrahe te .. 3

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

सत्त्वं यत्- तत् – that pure Satwa guna which पराभ्याम् – compared with the other two (Rajas and Tamas) अपरिकलनत: being not mixed (and so)निर्मलंabsolutely pureतेन तावत् भूतै: -from it (shuddha satva) was bornभूतेन्द्रियै: – ते वपु: -Thy form constituted of the subtle elements and organs of sense and actionइति बहुश: श्रूयते thus is repeatedly heardव्यासवाक्यंfrom the words of (sage) Vyasaतत् स्वच्छ्त्वात्-that (form) because of its purityयत्-आच्छादित-परसुखचित्-गर्भ-निर्भासरूपंwhich, because of unobstructed supreme bliss and consciousness within, is supremely resplendent (Brahman)तस्मिन् धन्या रमन्तेin that form the fortunate ones (who have good deeds to their credit) revelश्रुति-मति-मधुरे which is delightful to the ears and the mindसुग्रहे विग्रहे ते(devotees can) easily attain (grasp) in Thy image.

Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 2

Sanskrit Verse

एवंदुर्लभ्यवस्तुन्यपि सुलभतया हस्तलब्धे यदन्यत्
तन्वा वाचा धिया वा भजति बत जन: क्षुद्रतैव स्फुटेयम्
एते तावद्वयं तु स्थिरतरमनसा विश्वपीड़ापहत्यै
निश्शेषात्मानमेनं गुरुपवनपुराधीशमेवाश्रयाम:

Audio Link

(Courtesy Shri. Sankararama Sharma – Ref https://www.sanskritfromhome.in/shankararama-sharma/)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/he4wumnzonyve81/Sloka%202.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in Tamil

Meaning in English

In this manner, such rare things are so easily accessible to all. Alas, people, pursue other worldly things with their body speech and mind. This, is pitiable indeed. However, we Thy devotees, surrender , to Thee, O Lord of Guruvaayur who is the embodiment of the entire soul of all beings of the universe, with fully resolved minds for the eradication of all worldly sufferings.

English Transliteration

evaM durlabhyavastunyapi sulabhatayaa hastalabdhe yadanyat

tanvaa vaachaa dhiyaa vaa bhajati bata janaH kshudrataiva sphuTeyam .

ete taavadvayaM tu sthirataramanasaa vishvapiiDaapahatyai

nishsheShaatmaanamenaM gurupavanapuraadhiishamevaashrayaamaH .. 2

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

एवं – thus. दुर्लभ्य-वस्तुनि अपिvery – rare things too (are). सुलभतया – so easily. हस्त-लब्धे – is accessible (to all) यत्-अन्यत्yet – other things (worldly pleasures). तन्वा वाचा धिया वा – (with their) body speech and mind. भजति बत जन: – alas people pursue क्षुद्रता-एव स्फुट-इयं -/this is clearly pitiable एते तावत्-वयं तु – but we here (Thy devotees) however स्थिर-तर-मनसा – with mind fully resolved विश्व-पीड़ा-अपहत्यै – for the total eradication of all (our) sufferings. निश्शेष-आत्मानम्-एनं – Lord, who is the soul of all beings in the universe. गुरुपवनपुराधीशम् – to that Lord of Guruvaayur. एव-आश्रयाम:- alone we surrender

Narayaneeyam

Deep down inside me, there has always been a desire to study Narayaneeyam. Along with this desire, comes the fear of the unknown – 1000 plus verses in Sanskrit, my poor/no knowledge of Sanskrit and my abysmal and amateurish level of spirituality. So I keep dithering and didn’t do anything towards this during the pandemic year.

My experiments with my blogs in 2020 has now given me the courage to venture. I am browsing the topic and collecting reference materials. I have joined classes at Vyoma’s sanskritfromhome.in and have words of encouragement from my teacher/Guru Sri. Sankararama Sharma. I am listening to the discourses by learned scholars.

We have a saying in Tamil “தை பிறந்தால் வழி பிறக்கும்” ( we will find a way when we enter the Tamil month of Thai – when the Sun starts its northern journey).

So here I am diving into the ocean of bliss without knowing swimming, having confidence that the Lord will help me and show the way in my long and deep journey.

While the verse by verse work will commence beginning this Friday, the full first Dasakam in AV format will be posted on Mahara Sankaranthi day in my YouTube channel “prabhu53”. The work on the rest of the 99 Dasakams will be later on as per the dictations of Lord Guruvayurappan.

Please feel free to let me know the errors (hopefully not blunders) that I may have committed.

Carnatic Musing 35 – Manasa Sancharare – Ragam Sama

Composer

Sadasiva Brahmendrar. (http://www.krishnamurthys.com/profvk/gohitvip/sadasiva.html)

Audio Link

Listen to the child prodigy Rahul Vellal – https://www.dropbox.com/s/96l5sppsbswgzp8/Manasa%20Sanchara%20Re%20Brahmani%20_%20Vande%20Guru%20Paramparaam%20_%20Rahul%20Vellal-TLhM9HzUiNk.mp3?dl=0

Meaning in English

Fix the wandering mind on the Supreme Being. Fix it on the one who has his hair decorated with peacock feather and whose cheeks are more glossy than a polished mirror. Fix the mind on the one who wanders around in the bosom of Goddess Lakshmi and who is like the wish fulfilling Mandara Tree fir his devotees. Be like the Chakora bird which awaits the bright moon everyday and dwell your mind on the glittering moon like face of the Lord. Fix your mind on the flautist who brings out melodious tune through his flute.

Meaning in Tamil

பல்லவி

ஆண்டவனில் நிலை நிறுத்து, அலையும் மனதை

சரணம் 1

செருமயில் இறகு சிரம் தனில் அணி

மெருகேறிய கண்ணாடிக் கன்னமுடை ….. ஆண்டவனில்

சரணம் 2

பூமகள் விரி மார் அரண் உலவும்

சேவிக்கும் அடியார் விழை தீர் தருவாம்

சரணம் 3

கமலமலர் முகமுடை நிலவெதிர் சகோரமென

மூழ்கி திளையும் மதுர குழலூதும்…. ஆண்டவனில்

Sanskrit Verses

पल्लवि

मानस सञ्चर रे ब्रह्मणि मानस सञ्चर रे

चरणम् 1

मद शिखि पिञ्छालंकृत चिकुरे महनीय कपोल विजित मुकुरे

चरणम् 2

श्री रमणी कुच दुर्ग विहारे सेवक जन मन्दिर मन्दारे

चरणम् 3

परमहंस मुख चन्द्र चकोरे परिपूरित मुरळी रव धारे

English Transliteration

pallavi

mAnasa sancara rE brahmaNi mAnasa sancara rE

caraNam 1

mada Sikhi pinchAlaMkRta cikurE mahanIya kapOla vijita mukurE

caraNam 2

SrI ramaNI kuca durga vihArE sEvaka jana mandira mandArE

caraNam 3

paramahaMsa mukha candra cakOrE paripUrita muraLI rava dhArE

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

पल्लवि

मानस – Mind

सञ्चर – traverse/wander – here it means dwell, hover

रे – Oh

ब्रह्मणि – upon the Supreme Being

चरणम् 1

मद – proud

शिखि – peacock

पिञ्छ- feather

अलंकृत – decoration

चिकुरे – the hair of the head

महनीय – glorious

कपोल – cheek

विजित – conquer

मुकुरे – mirror

चरणम् 2

श्री – Goddess Lakshmi

रमणी – delightful

कुच – bosom

दुर्ग – fort

विहारे – pleasure trip/walking around, play

सेवक – worshipping

जन – people

मन्दिर – temple

मन्दारे – mandara tree

चरणम् 3

परम-हंस – super lotus

मुख – face

चन्द्र – moon

चकोरे – chakora bird

परिपूरित – filled fully

मुरळी – flute

रव – sound/music

धारे – playing