Kaamaakshi (swarajati)

Ragam: Bhairavi

Talam: Misra Chapu

Composer: Syama Shastri

Version: Peri Sriramamurthy (also close to Semmangudiís version)

 

Pallavi:

Kaamakshi Anudinamu Maravakane

Nee Paadamula Dikkanuchi Nammitin Sree Kanchi

Swara Sahityas:

1.      Kundaradana! Kuvalayanayanaa! Talli! Rakshinchu!

2.      Kambugala! Niradachikuraa! Vidhuvadanaa! Maayamma!

3.      Kumbhakucha! Madamatt Gajagama Padmabhava Hari Shambu Nutapada!

††††††† Shankari! Neevunaa Chintala Veeveega

††††††† Dircchamma! Vipudu

4.      Bhaktajana Kalpalatika! Karunaalaya! Sadayaa! Giritanaya!

†††††† Kaavavee Sharanaagatudugada ? Taamasamu Seeyaga Varamosagu

5.      Paatakamulanu Dircchi Ni Pada Bhakti Santatamiiyave

†††††† Paavanigadaa ? Moravinadaa ? Paraakelanamma ! Vinamma!

6.      Kalushahaarini ! Sadaa Nataphala Daayaki Yani Birudu Bhuvilo

†††††† Galigina Dorayanuchu Vedamu Moralidagavini

7.      Nee Pavana Nilayaa! Surasamudayaa! Kara Vidrutha Kuvalayaa!

††††††† Mada Danuja Vaarana Mrugeendrarcchita

††††††† Kalushadamanaghanaa! Aparimita Vaibhavabugala

††††††† Ni SmaranamadiloDalachina Janaa Dulaku Bahu

††††††† SampadalanicchevippuduMaakabhayamiyyave!

8.      Syamakrishna Sahodhari Sivashankari Parameshwari

†††††† Hariharadulaku Ni Mahimalu Ganimpa Tarama ? Sutudamma!

†††††† Abhimaanamu Leda, Naapai Devi ?

†††††† Paraakeelane Brovave Ipudu Sri Bhairavi

 

 

Meaning: (From TK Govinda Raoís book)

Godess Kamakshi! Ever remembering that your lotus feet are my only refuge, I place my faith in you, O Godess of Kanchi

Mother, your teeth resemble jasmine flower and your eyes are like the lotus. Please protect me.

You have the conch like neck and your tresses are dark like rain bearing clouds.

Your face resembles the moon. Your bosom is shapely and your gait is like that of an elephant. Your feet are adored by Brahma, Vishnu and Siva! You are the auspicious Shankari, please solve my problems expeditiously. Mother, pray listen!

You are the Kalpalata - the wish yielding creeper. You are the sanctuary of compassion, most benevolent one. Oh daughter of the (himalaya) mountains, please protect me. Have I not surrendered to you ? Bestow on me boons without delay.

Obiliterate my sins and give me devotion to worship your lotus feet for ever.

Are you not the Paavani - the purifier ? Donít you hear my entreaties ? Why are you indifferent ? Pray listen, mother!

Oh the annihilator of wickedness; you are renowned for granting the desires of those devotees who throng your feet in supplication, and bestowing your benevolence to the people of the world. The Vedas to proclaim this verily.

You reside in the Kadamba forest encompassed by a host of celestials. You hold a lotus in your hand. You are to the arrogant demons, what the lion is to the intoxicated tusker. You burn to cinder the afflictions of your devotees. You confer opulance on those who meditate on your infinite glory. Now, is the time to grant me refuge.

Sister of Syamakrishna! Sivashankari - the enchanter of Shiva! The supreme suzerain ! Are vishnu, shiva and others capable of reckoning your infinite glory ? I am your son, have you no affection for me ? Devi, why this apathy ? Please protect me now, Sri Bhairavi!

 

 

Pallavi:

 

Kaamakshi Anudinamu MaravakaneNee Paadamula Dikkanuchi Nammitin Sree Kanchi

 

[Godess Kamakshi! Ever remembering that your lotus feet are my only refuge, I place my faith in you, O Godess of Kanchi]

 

N ,| ††††† ;;†††††††††† || D , ††††† | †††††††††††† ;†† ;††††††††† || P ,†††††† | ††††††††††† ;††† dn††††† ||

Kaa††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† maa††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† kshi††††††††††††††††††† †††† am

 

S ,| †††††† ; s†††† r ††† ||(Kaamakshi)

Ba†††††††††† kan chi

 

N ,| ††††† ;;†††††††††† || D , ††††† | †††††††††††† ;†† ;††††††††† || P ,†††††† | ††††††††††† ;††† dn††††† ||

Kaa††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† maa††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† kshi††††††††††††††††††† †††† am

 

S ,| †††††† ; d†††† n †† ||sr†† g|††††† m†† pm†† g††† || R, ††††† | †††††††††††† ;†††† N †††† ||

Ba†††††††††† A††† nu†† di na mu†††† Mara va ka††† †† ne †††††† - †††††††††††† -†† Nee

 

S†††† r|g††† mP || d†††† n††† s††† |†† N†††† d†† p ††† || m G ††† | †††††††††††† R†† gr †† ||

Paa da†† mu la Di†† kka nu chu††† Nam mi ti†† †† ni Sree††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kan- chi

 

Swara Sahityas

 

1.      Kundaradana! Kuvalayanayanaa! Talli! Rakshinchu!

[Mother, your teeth resemble jasmine flower and your eyes are like the lotus. Please protect me.]

 

S††††† r†† |ns†††† R††††††† || ,n†† r|snd††† p|| M , ††|†† ;†† P||

Kun da†† ra da†† na!††††††††† Ku va†† la ya na ya†††† naa! †††† †††Tal

 

Dn†† |†† ,†† S†††††† r†††††††††††††† ||

li! Ra††††† kshin chu!

 

 

2.      Kambugala! Niradachikuraa! Vidhuvadanaa! Maayamma!

[You have the conch like neck and your tresses are dark like rain bearing clouds.]

 

R††††† g†† |†† rg †††† S†††††† || ,ng†††† |†† r††† s†† R || ,n†† r |†† s†† n†† D †††††††††††††† ||

Kam bu†† ga la!†† Ni†††††††††† ra da†††††† chi ku raa!Vi dhu va da naa!

 

,N ††††††† |, Gr †† ††||

Maa††††† †† yamma!

 

 

3. Kumbhakucha! Madamatta Gajagama Padmabhava Hari Shambu Nutapada!

†††† Shankari! Neevunaa Chintala VeeveegaDircchamma! Vipudu

 

[Your face resembles the moon. Your bosom is shapely and your gait is like that of an elephant. Your feet are adored by Brahma, Vishnu and Siva! You are the auspicious Shankari, please solve my problems expeditiously. Mother, pray listen!]

 

G††††† m|g†† r†††††† s††† r ††††† ||†† Ns †† | n††† sr†† g†† || M††† p| g††††† r††† g†† m†† ||

Kum bhaku cha! Ma da†††† †† mattaGa ja ga ma†† Padma bha va Hari

 

P††††††† d††† |mg†† r†† s†† ||Ns††† |N†† G †††††††† †††|| rG†† |M††† pd††††† ||

Sham bu†††† Nu ta pa da! Shan ka†† ri! Nee†††††† †††† vu naa Chin ta la

 

N†††† n†††† |, d†† P ||P†††††††† m†††† |, grs||

Vee vee†††† gaDir†† ccham ma!††† Vi pu du

 

4.      Bhaktajana Kalpalatika! Karunaalaya! Sadayaa! Giritanaya!

†††††† Kaavavee Sharanaagatudugada ? Taamasamu Seeyaga Varamosagu

 

[You are the Kalpalata - the wish yielding creeper. You are the sanctuary of compassion, most benevolent one. Oh daughter of the (himalaya) mountains, please protect me. Have I not surrendered to you ? Bestow on me boons without delay]

 

M††† p††† |†† nd†††† M ††††††††††† || pdp |†† M††† g†† r||Gm|P†† g†† m†† ||

Bha kta†† jana†† Kal††††††††† pa la ti††† ka!Ka ru†† naa la†† ya! Sa da

 

P-†† g††††† |p mgr ||†† N††† s††††† |R††† n†† s|| R†††† n†† |sr††† gm ||

yaa! Gi†† ††† ri ta†† na ya! Kaa va†††† vee Sha ra†† naa ga††† tu du ga da ?

 

P†††† d††††† | ns††† P†† || s†† n††† d †††††††††† ††| pmg†† r||

Taa ma††† sa muSee ya kaVa††††††††† †† ra mo sa gu

 

5.      Paatakamulanu Dircchi Ni Pada Bhakti Santatamiiyave

†††††† Paavanigadaa ? Moravinadaa ? Paraakelanamma ! Vinamma!

 

[Obiliterate my sins and give me devotion to worship your lotus feet for ever.

Are you not the Paavani - the purifier ? Donít you hear my entreaties ? Why are you indifferent ? Pray listen, mother!]

 

P†††† d†† |pmgr†† ||Gm†† |P†† mg||R†† g|†† M†† g††† r ||

Paa ta††† ka mu la nu†† Dir cchi Ni Pa da†† Bha kti†† San ta†† ta

 

N†† s|R†† ;†† ††††††† ||†† Gm |†† gr†† S†† ||,pm|gr†† S††† ||

Mi ya†† ve †††††††††††† †††Paa va†† ni ga daa ?†† Mo ravina daa ?

 

,††† rs|,N††† d†† ||P††† m†† |,g††† r†††† s ||

†† Pa raa††† ke††† la††† nam ma !†† Vi nam ma!

 

 

6.      Kalushahaarini ! Sadaa Nataphala Daayaki Yani Birudu Bhuvilo

†††††† Galigina Dorayanuchu Vedamu Moralidagavini

 

[Oh the annihilator of wickedness; you are renowned for granting the desires of those devotees who throng your feet in supplication, and bestowing your benevolence to the people of the world. The Vedas to proclaim this verily.]

 

d††† p†† n |D††† pm†† ||g†† R†† ††††††††††† |gmp††† d†† ||P,|†† ;†† mg††† ||

Ka lu shahaa rini !Sadaa †††††††††† Na tapha la†† Daa††††††††††††† ya ki††

 

mp†† m|gr†††† g†††† m||G,|;††† rg†† ||mg††† r |g†† s†† r††† n||

Ya ni Bi††† ru duBhu vi †††† lo††††††††††† Ga li††††† gina Dora ya nu chu

 

S††† ,†††††† |††† ;††† gr††† ||s††† n†† d|pmgr||

Ve††††††††† †††††††† da mu†† Mo ra li††† daga vi ni

 

 

7.      Nee Pavana Nilayaa! Surasamudayaa! Kara Vidrutha Kuvalayaa!

††††††† Mada Danuja Vaarana Mrugeendrarcchita

††††††† Kalushadamanaghanaa! Aparimita Vaibhavamugala

††††††† Ni SmaranamadiloDalachina Janaa Dulaku Bahu

††††††† SampadalanicchevippuduMaakabhayamiyyave!

 

[You reside in the Kadamba forest encompassed by a host of celestials. You hold a lotus in your hand. You are to the arrogant demons, what the lion is to the intoxicated tusker. You burn to cinder the afflictions of your devotees. You confer opulance on those who meditate on your infinite glory. Now, is the time to grant me refuge.]

 

N†††† r††† |sr-nr||†† N††† d|pdm††† p || G††††† r|s††† rn†† s||

Nee Pa†† va na Ni la††† yaa! Su†† ra sa mu dayaa! Kara Vi dru tha

 

r†††† g†† m |P†††† m†† p†† ||snd| P††† mg||r†† S|††† N†† d†††††† n†††† ||

Ku va la††† yaa! Ma da†† Da nu ja Vaa ra na Mru geen dra rcchi ta

 

s†††† r†† g|mp†† mg†† ||R,|;††† ns†† || rgm|Ps†††††† r ||

Ka lushada ha na gha†† naa!†† †††††††† A pa†† ri mi taVai bha va

g†† m†† p|D†† m††† p†††† || g†† rg|M†† p m || pd†††† n|S†††† pd||

mu ga la††† Ni Sma ra††††† na ma diloDa lachi naJa†† naa Du la

 

ns††† r†† |G†††† mg††††† ||rS††† |N†††† dp||g††† R††† |;††† sn||

ku Ba huSam pa da††††††† la ni†††† cche vi ppu duMaa†† ††††† ka bha

 

d†† P |†† ;g†††† r †††† ||

ya mi††††† yya ve!

 

 

8.      Syamakrishna Sahodhari Sivashankari Parameshwari Hariharadulaku Ni Mahimalu Ganimpa Tarama ? Sutudamma! Abhimaanamu Leda, Naapai Devi ?†† Paraakeelane Brovave Ipudu Sri Bhairavi

 

[Sister of Syamakrishna! Sivashankari - the enchanter of Shiva! The supreme suzerain ! Are vishnu, shiva and others capable of reckoning your infinite glory ? I am your son, have you no affection for me ? Devi, why this apathy ? Please protect me now, Sri Bhairavi!]

 

S†††† g†† |Rs††††††† r†††† || S†† r|N†† dm||†† P†††† d|Nd††† n||

Sya ma†† kri shna Sa†††† hodhari Si va†††† shan ka†† ri Pa†† ra

 

S,†††† |;††† g††††† r†† †††††††††††††† ||sr†† s|N†† dp|| mG|mg†† r††† s ||

me†† †††††† †††shwa ri†††††††††††† †††Ha ri hara†† du la†† ku NiMa hi ma lu

 

n††† S††† |;†††† rg||mP††† |gmG|| R,†† |;†††† sn†††† ||

Ga nim††††††† pa Ta†† ra ma ?†† Su tu damma!†† †††††† Abhi

 

S†† ,††† |†† ;††† pm†† || P†† ,††††† |D††† N††† ||S†† ,|R††† G†††††† ||

maa††††††† ††† na muLe††††††††† ††† da, Naa†††† pai†††† De††† vi ?

 

mG|R††† g†† r††† ||S††† r††††† |N†† d†† p || mG|R††† gr†††† ||

Pa raakeelane††† Bro va†††††† ve†† I†† pudu Sri Bhai ra vi