Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Gayaka priye

Gayaka priye

 

By

Kalyani  varadarajan


TRanslated by

P.R.Ramachander


Ragam Gayakakapriya : 13th Melakartha

 Thalam Adi

 

P: Gaayakapriye Nava neerada

 Gaaye maaye Bhajana rasika (Gaaya)

 

She who is lover  of  musicians, she who is like new cloud,

She who is like song, She who is illusion and enjoys collective  devotional  songs

AP: Thoya jekshane samsritha sajjana

 Sthoma ananda sandhaayake (Gaya)

 

She who has lotus like eyes, who associates   with

The  joy of prayer of  the  good people  who have assembled

 

C: Daasaavana thoshithe bhavaani

 Eesaanukoole mrudaani

 Kasi Visaalakshi Kalyani

 Hey  sthothra nirmaana paraika sadhu (Gaya)

 

She who is Bhavani  is please  with songs of her devotees

She who supports  the God  , Wife of lord Shiva

The broad eyed  goddess  of Kasi, she who does good,

She who likes   those sages   who  are busy in composing  prayers

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Krithis composed by Thanjavur Krishna Iyer

Krithis   composed  by  Thanjavur  Krishna Iyer

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 


1.Amritha varshini  Thaye(Tamil)  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/amritha-varshini-thayetamil.html

2.Balasubramaniyan Padhame(Tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/balasubramaniyan-padhametamil.html

3.Eliyenao innum, innum  sodhikkalaama(tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/eliyenai-innum-innum-sodhikkalaamaatamil.html

4.Geetha vadhya(Tamil)  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/geetha-vadhya-tamil.html

5.Madhuram, Madhuram(Tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/madhuram-madhuramtamil.html  

6.Maha Ganapathi NEE(Tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/maha-ganapathi-nee-va-va.html

7.Mahadeva Shiva(Sanskrit) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/mahadeva-shiva.html
8.Mal Marugan (Varnam) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/mal-maruganvarnam.html
9.Mana Malar (Javali) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/mana-malarjavali.html
10.Mathirkku Ukandathu https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/manathirkku-ukandathu.html
11.Muruga Thirumal Maruga https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/muruga-thirumal-maruga.html
12.Natha Jana Palini  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/nathajana-palini.html
13.Paripoorna Chandra  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/paripoorna-chandra.html
14.oruthu Arulvaye  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/poruthu-arulvaye.html
15.Rama Naamame https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/rama-naamame.html
16.Ranjani Mrudhu  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/ranjani-mrudhu.html
17.Saravana Bhava Guha  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/sharavana-bhava-guha.html

18.Mal Marugan, murugan Shanmukhan(Tamil Varnam)  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/mal-marugan-murugan-shanmukhantamil.html

19.Manoranjitham(Tamil)  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/manoranjithamtamil.html 

20.Nara janmam  , kadai thera(tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/nara-janmam-kadai-theratamil.html

21.Padha  sarojamula (telugu) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/padha-sarojamula-telugu.html

22.Ranga nayakiye  un charanam(Tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/ranga-nayakiye-un-charanamtamil.html

23.Sakala  Kala Vani (Tamil Varnam)  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/sakala-kala-vani-tamil-varnam.html

24.Sakthi  Ganapathiye(tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/sakthi-ganapathiyetamil.html

25.Sharanam, Sharanam  Ganapathiye(Tamil  Varnam)  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/sharanam-sharanam-ganapathiyetamil.html

26.Shri  Raja Rajeswari(Sanskrit) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/shri-raja-rajeswarisanskrit.html

27.Yaaridam murai iduven(Tamil) https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/yaaridam-murai-iduventamil.html

Pranams to Musician of Musicians

 Pranams from  Raja thatha to Sri Thanjavur  Sankara  Iyer, the 97  year  old musician  of  Musicians

By

P.R.Ramachander



   All of you know  that translation to  English  stotras  and Krithis  is my  major hobby  .I spend a  lot of time in this

   Some 12 years  when  I was  translating  carnatic Krithis , I happened to  translate  12  Krithis  of a composer  called Thanjavur Sankara  Iyer , Recently in face book  I read  that  this great composed  celebrated  his 97th  birthday  a few days back.  I could locate   many  of his Krithis  written  mainly  in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu and I Started   translating all of them .While   doing so  I wanted to know  mre about him

   I understood that  he is 97  and lives  some where  in Chennai . To my surprise I  found  that  he is not  an ordinary  composer.  I found  that

 

1.He  was perhaps  the only composer to write  a  Carnatic  Krithi  praising   Saint  Vivekananda
Krithi  Praising saint  Vivekananda 

Nara  janmam kanda  dhera  https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/nara-janmam-kadai-theratamil.html

 

2.I found  he was one  of the rare  composers  who wrote  krithis   when Natural  calamities   attacked  India

 

a..Prayer  Krithi  when the tidal   waves attacked  Chennai he wrote

 

Mahadeva  Shiva Shambho https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/mahadeva-shiva.html

 

b.Prayer   Krithi after   Gujarath   earth quake 

Porutharulvaaye  Bhooma devi

https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2012/10/mahadeva-shiva.html

 

3.He was  one of  those   rare  composers  who wrote  a krithi, to save the world and also praing  for progress  of our country

Ranganayakiye   un  charanam   https://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2021/01/ranga-nayakiye-un-charanamtamil.html


This 81  year old Thatha  does  sashtanga  namaskaram  to this  97  year old  great  composer cum vocalist   as well as  a Hari Katha exponent




Yaaridam murai iduven(Tamil)

 Yaaridam murai iduven(Tamil)

 

By

Thanjavur  Sankara  iyer

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

Ragam Malaya marutha

Thalam aadhi

 

Pallavi

Yaaridam murai iduven , nadha

Edhum ariyene, endhan murugane

 

Oh Lord   whom will I appeal to ,

I do not know anything, My  Muruga

 

Anupallavi

Par pugazhum  pazhani  malayil,

Uraibhavanai  padham  paninthene

Paaduven  unnaye

 

I  saluted  the  feet of Lord   who lives,

In  Pazhani mountain, praised by the world

I will   sing about you

 

Charanam

Vanthu adainthorgalai , kathu  arulbhavane

Vaan pugazh  kondavane, varam tharubhavane

Enthan kuraigalai  theerthu  arulbhavane

Yen indha  thamadham  yezhai ariyene

 

He who protects and blesses  those who come

Who has sky high fame, who grants  boons

He who puts an end   to my worries

Why this delay? This poor one  does not know

Shri Raja Rajeswari(Sanskrit)

Shri  Raja Rajeswari(Sanskrit)

 

By

THanjavur  Sankara  iyer

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

Ragam Purvee  kalyani

Thalam Kanda chapu

 

Pallavi

Sri  Rajarajeswari Chinmaya  roopini

Purvi kalyani

 

The Rajarajeswari whose form is pervaded with divinity

Who is auspicious  from olden times

 

Anupallavi

Sri Mahadeva  manasoullasini

Sritha  jana palini, Nithya kalyani

 

She who  makes the mind of  Mahadeva enthusiastic,

She who takes of those who depend on her, Who is forever  auspicious

 

Charanam

Tamarasa  lochani, Tanjapura vasini,

Sasanka  sama vadani, kundala dhari

SAmajavara gamani Sadaya  mrudu  vachani

Sangeetha  sammohini

 

She whose  eyes are like lotus, who lives  in Thanjavur

She who has face   equal  to moon, She who wears ear  globes

She who walks  like blessed  elephant, She who uses  soft sentences

She who is attracted by  music

Sharanam, Sharanam Ganapathiye(Tamil Varnam)

Sharanam, Sharanam  Ganapathiye(Tamil  Varnam)

 

By

Thanjavur  Sankara  Iyer

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

Pallavi

Sharanam, Sharanam Ganapathiye

Santhoshamai  unai  paadinen

 

I surrender, surrender  to you , Oh ganapathi

I sang about you   with joy

 

Anupallavi

Tharunam idhuve,Dhayai  purivaaye

Thanjam  Adaindhene

 

This  is the time , Please be kind,

I have surrendered to you

 

Charanam

Paramananda  Murthiye

 

OH god whose form is divine joy

 

 

Sakthi Ganapathiye(tamil)

Sakthi  Ganapathiye(tamil)

 

By

Thanjavur  Shankara  Iyer

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

Ragam Gaula

Thalam Aadhi

 

Pallavi

Sakthi Ganapathiye, Saran adainthen,

Sakalamum  arulum  Sura pathiye

 

Oh  strong Ganapathi, I surrendered to you

Oh lord of Devas who grants  everything

 

Anupallavi

Bakthiyudan unai dhinam panindhen

Paramane  undhanai paadi  magizhnthen

 

Daily with devotion, I bowed to you,

Oh great, singing about  you, I became happy

 

Charanam

Thiruvarul puriya  dhinam unai  ninaindhen

THiya vinaigalai kalainthu  erinthen

Gurupuran Murugan arumai  sodharane

Kurigalai  kalaivai , Aanai  mukhathavane

 

To get divine blessings, I daily thought  of you

I threw away   all the  evil fates

Oh dear  brother  of Divine Guru Muruga

Throw away  my worries, Oh Lord with elephant  face