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Chakkani Raja

5:53 PM Posted by Vijayasri


Kharaharapriya is an excellent raaga and Chakkani Raja by Tyagaraja is one of the brilliant krithis in this raaga.

Lyrics of Chakkani Raja.
Song : chakkani raja
Ragam: Kharaharapriya (22nd mela kartha)
Arohana: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Avarohana:S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S
Talam: Adi (2 kalai)
Composer: Tyagaraja Swami


Pallavi
Chakkani Raaja Maargamulundaga
Sandula Dooraneelee Oo Manasaa!

Anupallavi
Chikkani Paalu Meegada yundaga
Cheeyanu Gangaasaagara Mele

Charanam
Kantiki Sundara Taramagu Roopame,
Mukkanti Nota Chelage Naamame
Tyagaraajintane Nelakonnaadi Deivamee
Yituvanti Sri Saketa Ramuni Bhaktiyane

Meaning: (TK Govinda Rao’s book & courtesy of Mrs. Jayasri Akella)
O mind(“manasaa”) ! When the spacious (“chakkani”) royal (“raja”) path (‘marga”) to salvation is available (“undaga”), why should you take (“doora neele”) to by-lanes (“sandula”) ?

[Chakkani: Beautiful, Comfortable; Raaja: Royal ; Margamulu: paths ; Undaga: existing
Sandu: 1.Narrow, small opening, 2.narrow path ; Sandula: Into those narrow paths;
Dooruta: To somehow enter, make space. ; Ela: why? ; Oo Manasa: oh my soul.]

When nutritious (“chikkani”) creamy (“meegada”) milk (“paalu”) is available (“yundaga”), will anyone think of (“ele”) detestable (“cheeyanu”) toddy – GANGASAGARAM ?

[Chikkani: Thick, rich ; Paalu: milk ; meegada: cream ;
undaga: when existing, when available ; cheeyanu: distateful, ; gangasaagaramu: toddy ;
ele: why do you want?]

When you can feast your eyes (“kantiki”) on the ravishingly beautiful (“sundara”) form (“roopame”) of SRI RAMA, when LORD SHIVA (“mukkanti”) is eternally chanting (“nota chelage”) the name (‘naamame”) of SRI RAMA, who has condescended to grace (“nelakonnadi”) the abode (“intane”) of Tyagaraja, why should you resort to devious and labyrinthine paths instead of the royal path to salvation.

[ kallu: eyes ; kantiki: to eyes ; Sundara taramagu: Pleasing (Sundaramu: beautiful) ;
roopame: form, figure ; Mukkanti(moodu + kanti): the three eyed - lord Shiva. ;
noru: mouth ; nota: in the mouth of ; chelage: resound, happen, enjoy oneself ;
namamu: name ; Tyagaraaju+intane: in the house of Tyagaraja ; Nelakonnatti: stay put ;
Daivame: diety ; Yituvanti: such ; Sri: Goddess lakshmi, ; Saketa: the city of Rama, Capitol of Ayodhya kingdom. ; Ramuni: Of Rama ; Bhakti: Devotion ; ane: the one by name (bhakti)

A video of Mani Krishnaswamy rendering Chakkani Raja set on Kharaharapriya.



The Tyagaraja krithi 'Chakkani Raja' sung by Sri Madurai Mani Iyer. The following videos are definitely a great visual treat for music lovers.










Audio of Chakkani Rajamargamu by Chembai Vaidyanatha Bagavathar.

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NOTATION of Chakkani Raja set on raaga Kharaharapriya composed by Sri Tyagaraja:

Pallavi:

Chakkani Raaja Maargamulundaga
Sandula Dooraneelee Oo Manasaa!

O mind(“manasaa”) ! When the spacious (“chakkani”) royal (“raja”) path (‘marga”) to salvation is available (“undaga”), ….

; ; ; R ; G R ; S ; ; ; ; ; N ; | D ; ; N ; S R ; | rs N S ; ; S S ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - da ga

; ; ; gr ; G R ; S ; ; ; S r n N ; | nd D ; N ; S R ; | R ; ; ; ; R Rgr ||
Cha ka ni raa -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - da ga

RS ng R- G R ; Nsn S rs RG R S | N ; D - N ; S R ; | R ; GM R G Rgr ||
Cha ka ni raa -- - - ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - da - ga

RS sg R- G R ; srgr srgr RG R S | rs N D – N ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- - - ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga

; ; R , G , M P ; Pdm M pg RG R S | N D – N ; ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- - - ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga

; ; R , G , M pd pd pmgm PM GR S D | ND – N ; ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha - ka ni raa -- - - - - ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga

; ; R , G , M P ; pd N D P MG R S | ND – N ; ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha - ka ni raa -- - - - - ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga

; ; R , G , M P ; pdns ndpm gmpd pmgr | pmgr sn- N ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha - ka ni raa -- - - - - -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga

; ; ng R- G R ; S ; ; ; ; ; N ; | D ; ; N ; S R ; | rs N S ; ; S S ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - da ga

; ; ; S ; S S ; S ; ; ; ; ; N ; | ; ; ; D ; N D ; | pm P ; ; ; P P ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - da ga

; ; ; S ; S S ; S ; ; ; Srn N ; | nd D ; D ; N D ; | pdnd mpdp P- P P ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - da ga

; ; M dp ; P ; dm Mpg G ; G ; R S | D N D - N ; S R | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha ka ni raa -- ja -- - - - Maa rga mu lun-- - da ga
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
; ; ng R – G R G rgmg rgmg G ; – Rg r | R ; – rs N ; S R | Rgr S rs D s n D n d ||
Cha ka ni - raa -- -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- da ga
. . .
P M – S ; ; nd P , r S ; nd pm gmpd pmgr | sg rs nd – N ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
Cha - ka ni raa -- - - - - -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga

… why should you take (“doora neele”) to by-lanes (“sandula”) ?

; ; R , G , - M P R G M P D N – dn NS | ; D- D snN N ; - D P | ; ; ; ; M ; G ; ||
San - du la Du - - - - - - - -- - - ra Ne - - le O - Ma -- na - -

gr rs R , G , - M P R G M P D N – dn Srs | S D- D snN N ; - P D | pdns D N dp M mg rg ||
San - du la Du - - - - - - - -- - - ra Ne - - le O - ---- - - Ma -- na - -

mgrs R , G , - M P R G M P D N – dn Srs | S D- D snN N ; - pdns | Rgr rs N ; dp M mg rg ||
sa San - du la Du - - - - - - - -- - - ra Ne - - le O - ---- - - Ma -- na - -

mgrs R gr ; gmG Mdp Pdm M pg RG R S | N D – N ; ; S R ; | grsn S ; S S ; ; ||
sa Cha ka ni raa-- - - ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - da ga


Anupallavi:

Chikkani Paalu Meegada yundaga
Cheeyanu Gangaasaagara Mele

When nutritious (“chikkani”) creamy (“meegada”) milk (“paalu”) is available (“yundaga”), …

; ; ; D ; N D ; P ; ; ; ; ; M ; | ; ; ; - D ; N D ; | P ; ; ; sn nd P- M ||
Chi ka ni Paa -- lu -- Chi ka ni Paa -- - - - lu

; ; ; D ; N D ; P ; ; ; ; ; M ; | ; ; ; - D ; N D ; | P ; ; ; ; mp ds nn ||
Chi ka ni Paa -- lu -- Chi ka ni Paa -- - - - lu

dp M; - D ; N D ; P ; D ; N; d p M | ; ; ; - D ; N D ; | P ; D ; P; S ; ||
Chi ka ni Paa -- lu -- Chi ka ni Paa -- - - -

ndpm ; N D N D ; P D NS RG rs N | nd p m ; - P ; D N P | D N dn S N S ; ; ||
lu - - Chi ka ni Paa -- - - - - lu Mee ga da - yun -- - da ga - -

ndpm ; N D N D ; pdns rm gGr snN D pdsnN D | M ; ; - P ; D N P | D N dn S N S ; ; ||
lu - - Chi ka ni Paa -- - - - - - - - - - - - - lu Mee ga da - yun -- - da ga - -

… will anyone think of (“ele”) detestable (“cheeyanu”) toddy – GANGASAGARAM ?

; ; ; R ; G R ; S N S ; N D NS | ns R- S ; ; N D ; | P ; M ; G ; R ; ||
Chee ya nu Gan -- - - gaa - - - - saa - - ga ra Me - - - - le -

; ; R ; ; G R ; srgr nsrs grrs N D | ns R- N , r S- N D ; | pdns ndpm gmpd pmgr ||
Chee ya nu Gan -- - - gaa - - - - saa - - ga ra Me - - - - -- - - ---

GR R ; ; G R ; srgr nsrs grrs N D | ns Rgr- N , r S- N D ; | pdn –snd – ndp-dpm pmgr ||
le- Chee ya nu Gan -- - - gaa - - - - saa - - ga ra Me - - - - -- - - ---

[return sangati]
mgrs GR ; gmG Mdp S ; nd pm gmpd pmgr | sg rs nd – N ; S R ; | R G r g Mpm M – G R ; ||
le- Cha - ka ni raa -- - - - - -- ja -- Maa rga mu lun-- - - - - - da ga


Charanam:

Kantiki Sundara Taramagu Roopame,
Mukkanti Nota Chelage Naamame
Tyagaraajintane Nelakonnaadi Deivamee
Yituvanti Sri Saketa Ramuni Bhaktiyane

When you can feast your eyes (“kantiki”) on the ravishingly beautiful (“sundara”) form (“roopame”) of SRI RAMA, …


; ; ; P ; D N D P M G R G M ; G | R ; ; P ; D N D | P M G R G M ; G ||
Kan ti ki - Sun - - - - - - da ra Kan ti ki - Sun - - - - - - da

R ; ; P ; D N D ND N P nddp pm G | gr R ; - P ; D N D | ND N P nddp pm mg ||
ra Kan ti ki - Sun - - - - - - da ra - Kan ti ki - Sun - - - - - - da

gr R ; P ; D ns rg rs – ns rs sn nddp pm G | gr R ; - R G M P M | G ; ; ; N D pmM G R ||
ra Kan ti ki - - - Sun - - - - - - da ra - Ta ra ma gu - Roo - pa me - - - -

… when LORD SHIVA (“mukkanti”) is eternally chanting (“nota chelage”) the name (‘naamame”) of SRI RAMA, ….

R ; G ; R ; – M dp pm mg G ; R N S ; | ; ; ; R ; G M P M | R G M P D N nd dp ||
Mu kkan ti No -- - - - - - ta Che la ge Naa - ma me - Tya - - - - ga raa - -

… that deity (“deivamu”) Rama, lord of Ayodhya (“saketa”), who has condescended to grace (“nelakonnadi”) the abode (“intane”) of Tyagaraja, why should you resort to devious and labyrinthine paths instead of the royal path to salvation.

M ; ; D ; N D ; P ; N D S N D P | M ; ; - P ; D N P | D N - D N S- N S ; ||
Yin ta ne Baa ga - Ne – la - kon naa di Dei- va - me - - I tu

; ; ; R ; G R ; srgr nsrs grrs N D | ns Rgr NS ; N D | pdns nd pm gmpd pmgr ||
Van ti Sri Sa- - - - ke - ta - - - - Ra mu ni Bha

G R ; R ; G R ; srgr nsrs grrs N D | ns Rgr NS ; N D | pdn – snd –ndp - dpm pmgr|| mgrs
ktya ne Van ti Sri Sa- - - - ke - ta - - - - Ra mu ni Bha ktya ne

1 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    hi, i was looking for the notations and have found it on ur site. however.. i feel as if the notations r spaced differently making it difficult to render.. also what do the capital letters as opposed to small exemplify please explain

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