Tomorrow is the 100th birthday of the great M S Subbalakshmi . On this very auspicious day I am bringing to you one krithi composed on her to kindle her memory in to you
Bhavayami sadaa Sangeetha Subbalakshmi
Chithraveena Ravi Kiran
( Here is a Krithi extolling the greatness of Bharatha Rathna MS by another great Musician Chithraveena Ravi Kiran. You can hear this great song rendered by his disciples in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKpwJ13dxOE . The krithi is also translated there but my translation is slightly different .
BHavayami sadaa sangeetha Subbalakshmim
I always meditate on the musical maestro Subbalakshmi
Bhava bhakthi poorna sunada niratham –ich-
Chavara sadaa shiva bhoodeva manoharim.
Who is filled with pure sound filled with devotion along with emotion,
Who became consort of SAdashiva who is a groom who liked her.
Madhura puri shanmuka sundari priya suthaam,
Su Dharam chala chithra vesha meeraa Kalyanim
Darling daughter of Shanumukha Sundari of the city of Madhura,
Who acted the character of auspicious Meera in a Cine film.
Sri Venkateswara seva sironmaneem maneem sath sva-
BHavam prabhavam sulalithaam maninmanim,
The head gem in the service of Lord Venkateswara, who is ,
A gem of good character, who is powerfilled,
Who is simply and easy and who is wish gem of the mind.
Kaala deshatheetha brinda anusarineem,
Sheela chinthamanim namratha pooraneem.
She was the follower of musician bRinda who transcended time and space ,
Who shines with goiod thoughts and is full of humility
MIthratratha poshinim su nasika bhooshaneem pa-,
Vithram sunethram athi madurya bhashinim
She who nurtured friendship , who wore a pretty nose stud,
Who is pure , who had a great eyes and speaks sweetly.
Bharatha kala rathna amoolya samvardhaneem ,
Udara guna bharithaam ravi sasi sama sasvatheem.
She who received the invaluable title of BHaratha Rathna ,
Who is full of charitable feelings and who is permanent like sun and the moon.