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Sarasijanabha Sodari

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The song 'Sarasijanaabha sOdari' is a beautiful composition of Muthuswamy Dikshitar on Goddess Parvathi. This song is set on raaga 'naagagandhari' a janya of 20th melakarta, Natabairavi.

ABOUT RAAGA 'NAAGAGANDHARI' :

This raaga is of three types derived from three different melas. A janya raga derived from the 20th mela Natabhairavi. Notes taken by the raga besides Sa and Pa are Chatusruti Rishabam, Sadharana Gandharam, Sudha Madhyamam, Sudha Dheivatham and Kaishiki Nishtam. Nagagandhari admits s r m g m p d n s vakra arohana also.
The second type is derived from the 23rd mela Gaurimanohari. The third type is derived from the 22nd mela Kharaharapriya.

This raaga came to popularity through the compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar.
'Sarasijanabha sodari' is a popular Dikshitar composition in this raaga 'Nagagandhari' sung often in concerts.

LYRICS OF 'sarasijanaabha sOdari'

Song : sarasijanabha sodhari
raagam: naagagaandhaari

20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S R2 M1 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S

taaLam: Rupakam
Composer: Mutthuswami Dikshitar
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

sarasijanAbha sOdari shankari pAhimAm

anupallavi

varada abhayakara kamaLe sharaNAgatha vatsaLe

CharaNam

parandhAma prakIrthitE pashupAsa vimOcitE
pannagAbharaNayutE nAgagAndhAri pUjitAbjapadE
sadA nanditE sampadE varaguruguha janani madashamanI
mahishAsura mardhinI mandagamani mangala varapradAyini

MEANING OF DIKSHITAR KRITHI 'SARASIJANABHA SODHARI' :

Pallavi:

the sister of Vishnu who has a lotus in his navel ! shankari ! protect me.

AnuPallavi:

the one who shows in her lotus like hands the varada and abhaya mudras; the one dear to those who surrender unto her.

Charanam:

The one praised by vishnu; the one who frees the soul of bondage; the one who is with shiva who wars a serpent; the one whose feet are worshipped by Nagagandhari raga: the eternal bliss and one who grants the wealth of liberation; the mother of the revered guruguha; the remover of arrogance ; the slayer of Mahishasura; the one who has a slow gait ; the one who bestows auspicious boons.




AUDIO OF DIKSHITAR KRITHI 'SARASIJANABHA SODARI':
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Instrumental audio is available here at raaga.

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To download the dikshitar krithi sarasijanabha sodhari,
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