Mamava Meenakshi

Ragam: Varali

Talam: Misra Chapu

Dikshitar

 

Pallavi:

Mamava Meenakshi Raaja Maatangi

Maanikya VallakiPaani Madhuravaani Varaali Veni

 

Charanam:

Somasundareshwara Sukhasphurti Roopini

Shyame Shankari Digvijaya Pratapini

Hemaratnaabharana Bhushani

Eesha Guruguha Hrudaagaarini

Kaamithartha Vitaranadhorani Kaarunyaamruta Paripurani

Kaamakrodhaadi Nivaarini Kadambakaanana Vihaarini

 

 

Meaning: (From TK Govinda Rao’s book)

O Goddess Meenakshi, the daughter (“maatangi”) of sage Maatanga, please protect me (“maamava”). You hold ruby studded  (“manikya”) Vallaki Vina in your hand and speak mellifluously (“madhuravaani”). Your dark hair resembles the swarm of bees (“varaali veni”). She is the pulsating joyous (“sukhasphurthi”)  form (“rupini”) of Somasundareshwara. She is the dark hued (“shyaame”) one. She is Shankari, who has the glory of being victorious (“digvijaya”) over all the cardinal directions (“prataapini”). She is adorned (“bhushani”)  with ornate gem-studded golden(“hema”)  jewels (“ratna”). She resides in the hearts (“hrudaagaarini”) of Siva (“eesha”) and guruguha. She is the foremost in bestowing (“vitaranadhorini”) the desired boons (“kaamithaartha”) on her devotees. She drenches her devotees with the shower  (“paripurani”) of nectar (“amruta”) of compassion (“kaarunya”). She obliterates bad qualities such as desires (“kaama”) and anger (“krodha”). She resides  (“vihaarini”) in the forest (“aanana”) of Kadamba.

 

Pallavi:

Mamava Meenakshi Raaja Maatangi

Maanikya VallakiPaani Madhuravaani Varaali Veni

 

 

1. P ; ;     | Pdn                 dpM                || pmG; r  |  R S       R S                ||

    Maa--   ma--                va- -          Mee- -       naa -                 -   -

 

S ; ;         | ; ;                 S ,n                 || G -gr R    |  G ;        M ;                 ||

Kshi- -      - -                 Raa-          ja  Maa- -    tan      gi

 

2. P ; ;     | pdns                 ndpm                || gm Pdp mg  |  G R                 R S                ||

    Maa--   ma--                va- -          Mee- -     - -     naa -               -   -

 

S ; ;         | ; ;                 S ,n                 || G -gr R    |  G ;        M ;                 ||

Kshi- -      - -                 Raa-          ja  Maa- -    tan      gi

 

3. P ; ;     | pdns                 rg rsN                || dn Srs nd  |  pm - mg                 grrs                ||

    Maa--   ma--                va- -          Mee- -     - -    - -   naa -       -   -

 

S ; ;         | ; ;                 S ,n                 || G -gr R    |  G ;        M ;                 ||

Kshi- -      - -                 Raa-          ja  Maa- -    tan      gi

 

 

P ; P        |  ; dn                 dpM                ||  pm G ;   |  G M      P  D                ||

Maani       -  kya-  Val- -           la-   ki      Paa-  -   ni

 

sn    dn dpM  | G ;     R - gg   || R ; S                 |  sr G                ; M                 ||

Ma-dhu-ra- -   vaa-    ni   Va     raa-li         Ve- -                 -  ni

 

 

Charanam:

Somasundareshwara Sukhasphurti Roopini

Shyame Shankari Digvijaya Pratapini

Hemaratnaabharana Bhushani

Eesha Guruguha Hrudaagaarini

Kaamithartha Vitaranadhorani Kaarunyaamruta Paripurani

Kaamakrodhaadi Nivaarini Kadambakaanana Vihaarini

 

P ; ;         | Pdn                 dpM ;                 || mg gr sr  | G R       S ;                 ||

So- -          ma- -                 sun- -        da- re- - -   -  shwa ra

 

S r s S     |  S ,n    G ;               || gr R ;                 | R S                   S S                 ||

Su-kha-     sphur  ti                Roo- -     -  -           pini

 

a) G ; ;    | M ;                 D ;                 || D , N ,                 | S ;                 ; ;                 ||

   Shya      me                 Shan         ka   ri          -  -                 - -

 

b) pmG  ; | M ;                 D ;                 || D , N ,                 |  ; S                 ; S                 ||

    Shya     me                 Shan         ka   ri          - Di                -gvi

 

S ; ;         | rGr          RS           || sn s r S | ; n S      n S                 ||

Ja- -          ya -         Pra-            ta- -  -    - pi -    ni -

 

c) nsG  ; | ; M ,                 D ,                 || D , N ,                 |  ; S                 ; S                 ||

    Shya     me                 Shan         ka   ri          - Di                -gvi

 

S ; ;         | rGr          RS           || sn s r G | R-S   sn s rG                  ||

Ja- -          ya -         Pra-            ta- -  -    - pi -    ni -

 

 

d) rsndpm G  , | ; M ,          D ,    || D , N ,         |  ; S                 ; S                 ||

    Shya                     me                 Shan    ka   ri          - Di                -gvi

 

S n s rs   | rGr          RS           || sn s r G | R-S   sn s rG                  ||

Ja- -          ya -         Pra-            ta- -  -    - pi -    ni -

 

 

S , n G     | g r R                 S ;                 || N D P                 | ; D  , d N             ||

He-   ma    ra- -                 tnaa          bharana   Bhu-shani

 

S , n D    | pm dpM   G R                ||  S   S , n  | G , r  R S                 ||

Ee--  sha Gu- ru-  -  guha          Hrudaa-    gaa-  ri ni

 

S , n G     | g r R                 S ;                 || N D P                 |   D ;  D N             ||

He-   ma    ra- -                 tnaa          bharana   Bhu-shani

 

S , n D    | pm dpM   G R                ||  S   S , n  | G , r  R S                 ||

Ee--  sha Gu- ru-  -  guha          Hrudaa-    gaa-  ri ni

 

S    n    G    g                 | p p d p    P   d  n   || n   d  pm G  |  d     p   d  n   S  s s   ||

Kaami thartha       Vitarana  dhorani     Kaa- run-yaa  mru ta Pari   purani

 

 

G    pm   G |  r  r    s  - r S     s  s                 || n D p M   | g  r -   r    S  G m             ||

Kaa ma- kro dhaa-di Ni vaa rani           Kadambakaanana Vihaa ri ni