Lavanya Rama

 

Ragam: Rudrapriya (22nd melakartha Kharaharapriya janyam)

Arohana: S R2 G2 M1 N2 N2 S ||

Avarohana: S N2 P M1 G2 R2 S ||

Talam: Rupakam

Composer: Tyagaraja

Version: Hyderabad Brothers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAnN3ZbDY4o)

Lyrics / Meaning Courtesy: http://thyagaraja-vaibhavam.blogspot.com/2007/09/thyagaraja-kriti-laavanya-rama-raga.html

Youtube Class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEwnPwucc6I

Audio MP3 Class: http://www.shivkumar.org/music/lavanyarama-class.mp3

 

Pallavi:

lAvaNya rAma kanulAra jUDavE ati (lAvaNya)

 

Anupallavi:

SrI vanitA citta kumuda SIta kara Sat(A)nanyaja (lAvaNya)

 

Charanam:

nI manasu nI sogasu nI dinusu vErE

tAmasa mata daivam(E)la tyAgarAja nuta divya (lAvaNya)

 

Meaning: (Courtesy: http://thyagaraja-vaibhavam.blogspot.com/2007/09/thyagaraja-kriti-laavanya-rama-raga.html)

P: O Exceedingly (ati) charming (lAvaNya) rAma! Please look at me (jUDavE) gracefully (kanulAra) (literally clearly).

 

A O Moon the cooler (SIta kara) (who blossoms) the lily (kumuda) of the mind (citta) of Your wife (vanitA) lakshmI (or sItA) (SrI)!

O Lord who is as charming as a hundred (Sata) cupids unique born (ananyaja) (SatAnanyaja)! Please look at me gracefully.

 

C Your (nI) mind (manasu), Your (nI) elegance (sogasu) and Your (nI) style (dinusu) (literally manner, kind) are totally different (vErE);

why (Ela) should I seek the grace of Gods (daivamu) (daivamEla) of sects (mata) given to tAmasa worship? O Lord praised (nuta) by this tyAgarAja!

O divinely (divya) charming rAma! Please look at me gracefully.

 

Pallavi:

Laavanya Rama ! Kanulaara Judare ! Ati

 

Sahityam: lAvaNya rAma kanulAra jUDavE ati (lAvaNya)

Meaning: O Exceedingly (ati) charming (lAvaNya) rAma! Please look at me (jUDavE) gracefully (kanulAra) (literally clearly).

 

1. S ; ; sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; ; ; ; ; ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - - -

 

2. S ; ; sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; ; ; , n N ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A ti

 

3. S ; , r- sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; pmgr gmnn ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A- ti- -

 

4. S , r g r- sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; pmgr gmnn ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti- -

 

5. sn sr gr sn P M | nnp m g r sn pm gr ||

Laa -- van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Ka- nu - - -

 

rr sn S rg M G | M ; pmgr gmnn ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti- -

 

6. sn S r g R- sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; ; ; , g R ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti- -

 

Anupallavi:

Srivanithaa Chittha Kumuda Sheethakara! Shathanananyaja

 

Sahityam:SrI vanitA citta kumuda SIta kara Sat(A)nanyaja (lAvaNya)

Meaning: O Moon the cooler (SIta kara) (who blossoms) the lily (kumuda) of the mind (citta) of Your wife (vanitA) lakshmI (or sItA) (SrI)! O Lord who is as charming as a hundred (Sata) cupids unique born (ananyaja) (SatAnanyaja)!

 

 

 

1.; G G G G ; || rg M G g r R rs || (sr Mgr || rs ns )

Sri vani thaa Chi-- ttha Ku- mu da

 

N S ; ; ; nsrg ||

- - - - - - -

 

2. rs N G G G G ; || rg M G g r R S ||

- - - Sri vani thaa Chi-- ttha Ku- mu da

 

S ; N P M G || g r R pmgr gm nn ||

Shee tha ka ra! Sha tha-- nan-- nya- ja-

 

Please look at me gracefully.

 

sn sr gr sn P M | nnp m g r sn pm gr ||

Laa -- van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Ka- nu - - -

 

rr sn S rg M G | M ; pmgr gmnn ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti- -

 

 

S , r g r- sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; ; ; , g R ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti- -

 

Charanam

Neemanasu ni Sogasuni Dinusu Vere; (rama) Tamasa Matha Deivamela Tyagaraajanutha Divya

 

Sahityam: nI manasu nI sogasu nI dinusu vErE

Meaning: Your (nI) mind (manasu), Your (nI) elegance (sogasu) and Your (nI) style (dinusu) (literally manner, kind) are totally different (vErE);

 

1. N ; ; S N P || M ; ; R G R ||

Nee ma na su ni So gasu

 

sr G ; rm gr S || sn S rg M G M ||

ni -- Di- nu-su Ve-- re -- rama

 

2. N ; ; gr sn pm || gm N ; sn pmgr ||

Nee ma na su ni So gasu

 

sr G ; rm gr S || sn S rg M G M ||

ni -- Di- nu-su Ve-- re -- rama

 

Sahityam: tAmasa mata daivam(E)la

Meaning: why (Ela) should I seek the grace of Gods (daivamu) (daivamEla) of sects (mata) given to tAmasa worship?

 

; G G G G G || rg M G g r R rs || (sr Mgr || rs ns )

Ta masa Matha Dei - va me- - la

 

N S ; ; ; nsrg ||

- - - - - - -

 

rs N G G G G G || rg M G g r R S ||

Ta masa Matha Dei - va me- - la

 

Sahityam: tyAgarAja nuta divya (lAvaNya)

Meaning: O Lord praised (nuta) by this tyAgarAja!

O divinely (divya) charming rAma! Please look at me gracefully.

 

S ; N P ; M || G - g r R g m , nN || (also gr S possible)

Tya garaa ja nu tha- - Div- ya-

 

sn sr gr sn P M | nnp m g r sn pm gr ||

Laa -- van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Ka- nu - - -

 

rr sn S rg M G | M ; pmgr gmnn ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti- -

 

S , r g r- sn P M | R G - gr R ; gr ||

Laa van- - ya Ra - ma-- ! Kanu

 

rs N S rg M G | M ; ; ; , g R ||

laa-- ra Ju- - da re ! - - A - ti-