Guruleka

 

RAGAM-Gowri Manohari

Talam: Khanda Chapu

Tyagaraja

 

Pallavi:

Guruleka Etuvanti Guniki Teliyaga Bodu

 

Anupallavi:

Karukaina Hrdroga Gahanamuna Gottanu Sad- (guru)

 

Charanam:

Tanuvu Suta Dhana Daara Dayaadi Baandha vulu

Janiyinchi Chedarujaa Lini Karunato

Manasunantaka Cheyu Mandanuchu

Tatva Bodhana Jesi Kaapaadu Tyaagaraajaapthudagu

 

Meaning: (from sangeetham.com)

No one, however virtuous he may be, without the grace of a Guru will know!

No one, however virtuous he may be, without the grace of a Guru will know how to cut through the forest of mental ills (the tApatraya)!

It is the good Guru, who is Tyagaraja's friend who out of compassion imparts the knowledge of the Supreme, which is the medicine that cures one of the sorrows caused by the cycles of birth and death and the associated bodily suffering and attachments to offspring, wealth, wife, relatives and friends!

Notes:

This kriti is in praise of the Guru or preceptor, who imparts true knowledge that leads to supreme bliss, before which all earthly joys and sorrows vanish. All worldly attachments are considered ills by Hindu philosophy, due to their very impermanence, which is what Tyagaraja advocates here.

 

Word-by-word (from sangeetham.com):

sadgurulEka - without a good Guru
gOTTanu - the way to cut
karukaina - terrible
gahanamunu - forests (of)
hrdrOga - mental afflictions
dEliyaga bOdu - will not be known
EtuvaNTi guNiki - to the most virtuous

tyAgarAjaptuDagu - friend of Tyagaraja
karuNatO - with compassion
tatvabOdhanjEsi - imparts knowledge of the Truth
mandanucu - that is the medicine
aNTakasEyu - that detaches
manasu - the mind (from)
jAlini - sorrow (of)
tanuvu - body
suta - son
dhana - wealth
dAra - wife
dAyAdi - relatives
bAndhavulu - friends
janiyinci - birth
cEdaru - death

 

Pallavi:

Guruleka Etuvanti Guniki Teliyaga Bodu

 

D D P ; P || G G G ; R || S N S ; ; || ; ; ; ; ; ||

Guru le - ka E tu van ti Gu ni ki

 

D D P ; P || G G mgG R || S N S ; ; || ; ; ; ; ; ||

Guru le - ka E tu van ti Gu ni ki

 

D D P ; P || G P mgG R || gr sn S - RG || MM P ; D ||

Guru le - ka E tu van ti Gu ni ki Te li ya ga Bo du

 

N D P ; P || mp mp mgG R || gr sn S - RG || MP D ; N ||

Guru le - ka E tu van ti Gu ni ki Te li ya ga Bo du

 

S N snnd P || mp mp mgG R || gr sn S - RG || MP dnsr sr ||

Guru le - ka E tu van ti Gu ni ki Te li ya ga Bo du

 

dnsr snnd P || gm pd ppmg R || gr sn S - RG || MP dnsr sr ||

Guru le - ka E tu van ti Gu ni ki Te li ya ga Bo du

 

dn srS Nsn Dnd P || gm Pdp Mpm mg R || gr sn S - RG || MP dnsr sr ||

Guru le - - - ka E tu van - - ti Gu ni ki Te li ya ga Bo du

 

dn srS Nsn Dnd P || gm Pdp Mpm mg R || gr sn S - RG || MP P ; P ||

Guru le - - - ka E tu van - - ti Gu ni ki Te li ya ga Bo du

 

; ; ; ; ; || , pmg rs R G || M P P ; P ||

- - - - - - - - - - Te li ya ga Bo du

 

 

Anupallavi:

Karukaina Hrdroga Gahanamuna Gottanu Sad- (guru)

 

; d n , S , S || sn D nsrg R || S ; ; ; ; || ; ; , sn ndp ||

Karu kai na Hr - - dro-- ga - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

D N S ; S || sn D nsrg R || N N N D N || D P D N ; ||

Karu kai na Hr - - dro-- ga Ga ha na muna Go- tta nu

 

; d n , S , S || rsnd nsr G r || N N N D N || D P D N S ||

Karu kai na Hr - - dro-- ga Ga ha na muna Go- tta nu Sad- (guru)

 

 

Charanam:

Tanuvu Suta Dhana Daara Dayaadi Baandha vulu

Janiyinchi Chedarujaa Lini Karunato

Manasunantaka Cheyu Mandanuchu

Tatva Bodhana Jesi Kaapaadu Tyaagaraajaapthudagu

 

 

; p p , p P P || G P ; mgG R || R ,g mgpm gr || rgmg gr sn S ||

Ta nu vu Su ta Dha na Daa-- ra Da - yaa - -di Baan-- dha vu- lu

 

; p p , d N dp || G P ; mgG R || R G mgpm gr || rgmg gr sn S ||

Ta nu vu Su ta Dha na Daa-- ra Da - yaa - -di Baan-- dha vu- lu

 

; r g , m P P || D N sn dp ; || G G rg pm gr || rs S ; ; ; ||

Jani yin- chi Che da ru jaa Li ni Ka-ru-na- to - - - - -

 

; p p , p ppmg || G R gr sn S || ; r g , m M P || ; ; ; ; ; ||

Mana su nan- - taka Che- - yu Man danuchu

 

; mp , nd ppmg ; || G R gr sn S || ; r g , m M P ||

Mana su nan- - taka Che- - yu Man danuchu

 

D ; N D P || D N S ; S || ; ; ; ; ; ||

Ta tva Bo- dhana Je si

 

S , d N D P || D N S ; S || snD nsrg R || S ; ; ; ; || ; ; , sn nd p ||

Ta tva Bo- dhana Je si Kaa- paa-- du - - - - - - - - - -

 

D R sn D P || D N S ; S || snD nsrg R || S ; ; ; ; || ; ; , sn nd p ||

Ta tva Bo- dhana Je si Kaa- paa-- du - - - - - - - - - -

 

D R sn D P || D N S ; S || snD nsrg R || S ; S N ; || D P dn S S ||

Ta tva Bo- dhana Je si Kaa- paa-- du Tyaa ga raa - jaa - pthu dagu

 

dnrs sn D P || D N S ; S || rsnd nsr G r || S ; S N ; || D P dn S S ||

Ta tva Bo- dhana Je si Kaa- paa-- du Tyaa ga raa - jaa - pthu dagu