Abhayaambikaayaa

 

Ragam: Kedaragowla (28th Mela Janyam)

                ARO: S R2 M2 P N2 S                                        ||

                AVA: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S                        ||

Talam: Jhampa {sung as khanda ekam or khanda chapu}

Composer: Dikshitar

Version: Hyderabad Brothers

Lyrics/Meanings Courtesy: www.sangeetham.com

 

Pallavi

Abhayaambikaayahah Anyam Na Jaane Ajnaanaatmane Aparokshajnaane


Anupallavi:

Ibharaaja Gatyaahah Ishvaryaahah Jagatyaahah Nabhomanigatyaahah Naada Laya Gatyaahah


Charanam :

Baalaadi Naamadheya Prakaashinyaa Kaadi Tatvaanta Prakaashinyaahah

Moolaadi Dvaadashaanta Prakaashinyaahah Sthoolaadi Maunaanta Prakaashinyaahah
Trailokya Moolaprakrtyaahah Svashaktyaahah Saaloka Saamipya Saaroopya Muktayaahah
Maalinee Mantramaalaadi Tantroktyaahah Shoolini Guruguha Svaanubhava Gatyaahah

 

Meaning: (www.sangeetham.com)

I know (“jaane”) of none other (“na”) than Abhayambika!

She removes ignorance (“aparoksha”) and is knowledge (“jnane”) personified (“anantatmane”)!

 

Her gait (“gatyaahah”) is like the King (“raja”) of Elephants (“ibha”) ! She is the supreme Goddess (“ishvaryaahah”) of this Universe (“jagatyaahah”)! She causes the sun (“nabhomani”) to shine (“gatyaahah”)! She embodies (“gatyaahah”) sound (“nada”) and beat (“laya”)!

 

She shines (“prakaashinyaahah”) forth in various manifestations (“naamadheya”) like Bala!

She is radiant (“prakaashinyaahah”) as the Kaadi method of Tantra (“tatvaanta”) worship!

She radiates (“prakaashinyaahah”) from the twelve (“dvadasha”) nerve centres (“anta”) beginning with Mula (“moolaadi”)!

 She manifests (“prakaashinyaahah”) progressively from the gross (“sthoolaadi”) to the esoteric (“maunaanta”)!

She is the creator (“svashaktyaahah”) and the energy (“moolaprakrutyaahah”) behind the three (“thrai”) worlds (“lokya”)!

She provides the four stages of liberation (“muktyaahah”) namely - Saloka, Sarupa, Samipya and Sayujya!

She is the essence of the hymns (“tantroktyaahah”) such as the Malini!

She is Shulini! She is experienced (“svaanubhava gatyaahah”) by Subrahmanya!

Notes:

This is one of the Abhayamba Vibhakti kritis and is on the Goddess at Mayuram. The raga was the 28th melakarta as per the asampoorna scheme.

 

 

 

Pallavi

Abhayaambikaayahah Anyam Na JaanE Anaanaatmane Aparokshaanaane

 

I know (“jaane”) of none other (“na”) than Abhayambika!

 1             2                 3                4              5              1                 2              3               4              5

S S     rsnd                 P - pn   dp mg     rr G   || R- S              , ndp-   ns   rg     ; R          ; ;            ||              

Abha yaam-                bi kaa-  - - ya-        - - ha:   - An          - yam   Na- Jaa   ne- -     - - -

 

S sn     rsnd                 P  pn      dp mg     rr G   || R- S              , ndp- ns    rg            ; R     , mpn        ||

Abha  yaam-                bi kaa-    - ya-        - - ha:   - An          - yam Na- Jaa   ne- -  - - -

 

 

S sn     rsnd                 P  Pnd  dp mg     rr G   || R- S              , ndp- ns    rg            ; R     , mpn        ||

Abha  yaam-                bi kaa-  -   ya-          - - ha:  -  An          - yam Na- Jaa   ne- -  - - -

 

S N     rsnd                 P  Pnd  dp mg     rr G   || R- S              , ndp- ns    pmgr       ;  R     , mpn        ||

Abha  yaam-                bi kaa-  - -  ya-       - - ha:  -  An          - yam Na- Jaa   -  ne- -  - - -

 

S N     rsnd                 P  Pnd   dp mg     rr G  ||  R- snrs        , ndp- ns    pmgr       ;  R     ; ;                 ||

Abha  yaam-                bi kaa--   -  ya-       - - ha:   -   An--        - yam Na- Jaa   -  ne- -  - - -

 

She removes ignorance (“aparoksha”) and is knowledge (“jnane”) personified (“anantatmane”)!

 

S nd    P - mg                 R - nd    dp  mg      rm   pn  ||

Ajnaa  na atma                ne  Apa  ro- kshaa  jnaane-

 

srgr nsrs    nd P                P  pdnd   mpdp mg    rr G  ||  R- snrs    , ndp- ns    pmgr  ;  R     ; ;               ||

A- - bha--  yaam-                bi kaa--   -  - - - ya-   - - ha:   -   An--    - yam Na- Jaa   -  -  ne- -  - - -

 

S nd    P - mg                 R - nd    dp  mg      rm   pn  ||

Ajnaa  na atma                ne  Apa  ro- kshaa  jnaane-


Anupallavi:

Ibharaaja Gatyaahah Ishvaryaahah Jagatyaahah Nabhomanigatyaahah Naada Laya Gatyaahah

 

Her gait (“gatyaahah”) is like the King (“raja”) of Elephants (“ibha”) !

 She is the supreme Goddess (“ishvaryaahah”) of this Universe (“jagatyaahah”)!

 

   1              2              3                4              5              ||      1          2                  3            4              5

; sr        , M ,     pnd- dm    P - mg                 rg R                ||  ; pm       ps  nd    P- rs                 N-ns                ; S                || 

  Ibha      raa-     ja--  Ga-    -    tyaa   -- hah            - Ish-     va-rya    Ja ga                -  tyaa    - hah

 

She causes the sun (“nabhomani”) to shine (“gatyaahah”)!

She embodies (“gatyaahah”) sound (“nada”) and beat (“laya”)!

 

    1                    2                  3                4                5                ||

 r  R-   m     g r s- n      d p-   P      m  g  r-  r   m  p   n s  ||

Nabho ma  niga-  tyaa - hah Naa  da Laya Ga - tyaa-hah


Charanam :

Baalaadi Naamadheya Prakaashinyaa Kaadi Tatvaanta Prakaashinyaahah

Moolaadi Dvaadashaanta Prakaashinyaahah Sthoolaadi Maunaanta Prakaashinyaahah
Trailokya Moolaprakrtyaahah Svashaktyaahah Saaloka Saamipya Saaroopya Muktayaahah
Maalinee Mantramaalaadi Tantroktyaahah Shoolini Guruguha Svaanubhava Gatyaahah

 

 

She shines (“prakaashinyaahah”) forth in various manifestations (“naamadheya”) like Bala!

 

    1             2         3                   4               5              ||      1            2                3              4              5

  ; sr          ; R     rp- pm     G- gr        gr S         ||    NS      rG-  r       S-rs                N- S                ; S                ||

   Baa       - laa  di-  Naa     -  ma-    dhe -             ya -    Pra-kaa  - shin                -   yaa     - ha

 

She is radiant (“prakaashinyaahah”) as the Kaadi method of Tantra (“tatvaanta”) worship!

 

; ns         , ndP ,  P - R           M-mm                , G r                ||    R ;                nd  dp                 mg- R                 ; mp                ; P                || 

Kaa         - laa- - di  Ta           -   tvaa-                 -  - -              nta-         Pra-kaa                - -   shin - yaa-     - hah

 

She radiates (“prakaashinyaahah”) from the twelve (“dvadasha”) nerve centres (“anta”) beginning with Mula (“moolaadi”)!

 

; pm        , - pN                S - sr                 ; - R                mgR                ||  gr ;                 R - S                 rg- rsN                 ;  S                ; S                 ||

 Moo-     -  laa-                 di Dvaa  -  da        shaa-         nta-    Pra  kaa                --   shin- - yaa       - hah

 

She manifests (“prakaashinyaahah”) progressively from the gross (“sthoolaadi”) to the esoteric (“maunaanta”)!

 

; mp        , r S                 sn - rs                 nd - dp                 ; ;                 || pmP                 d N- d                P - Pdp     mg - rg      R R                 ||

 Sthoo    - laa-                 di- Mau                --    naa  - -              nta- -                 Pra- kaa  -   shin-   - -    yaa  - hah

 

She is the creator (“svashaktyaahah”) and the energy (“moolaprakrutyaahah”) behind the three (“thrai”) worlds (“lokya”)!

 

    1                        2                 3                   4                  5             

 r  r   p m   g -   r    r  g      r s  - n s                 R  s-   s      s     S     s                ||
Trai-lo  -   kya Moo-la     - Pra kr-   tyaah Sva sha ktyaahah

 

She provides the four stages of liberation (“muktyaahah”) namely - Saloka, Sarupa, Samipya and Sayujya!

 

r    s  n  d     p - M   m      g r -  n   d   d  p mg - r       m   P     p              || 

Saa- lo  -    ka  Saa mi     - pya Saa-   roo-pa Mu     - ktyaa hah

 

She is the essence of the hymns (“tantroktyaahah”) such as the Malini!

 

    1                   2                 3                   4                  5             

M    p- n     , -  n   d p     p m P         r - r  r s       n - S    s                ||
Maa li nee  -   Man-tra  maa- laa    di Tan-tro     - ktyaahah                 ||

 

She is Shulini! She is experienced (“svaanubhava gatyaahah”) by Subrahmanya!

 

      1                   2                     3                      4                   5             

R      m  g     r -  r  s  n       d  p  - r s          n   d   p - mg  R - r   m  p         ||

Shoo li ni    -  Guru gu     ha -   Svaa-nu bhava  Ga  - -  tyaa- hah                ||