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Vande Minakshi tvam - Nottuswaram

3:05 PM Posted by Vijayasri


'vande meenakshi' is a nottuswaram(western melody) on raaga Shankarabaranam and chatusra Eka taala composed by Muthuswamy Dikshitar. The first known history of Indo-Western musical blends.. Based on an Irish piece named The Rakes of Mallow... Very pleasing to the ears...


LYRICS OF one of his nottuswara 'VANDE MINAKSHI':

vandE mInAkshi tvAM sarasija
vaktrE parNE durgE nata sura
bRndE saktE guru guha pAlini jala-ruha charaNE

sundara pANDyAnandE mAyE
sUri janAdhArE
sundara rAja sahOdari gauri
Subha-kari satataM aham

Meaning
salutation meenakshi; the lotus – faced; the one named aparna; durga; the one worshipped by the deva groups; the shakti who protected guruguha; the one with lotus – feet; the one who brought joy to Sundara pandya; O illusory one; the one who is the basis for the knowledge; the sister of sundararaja; gauri; the auspicious; (salutation).

kshEtra - madurai

Check out Lyrics of Vandhe Meenakshi in other languages.

AUDIO OF NOTTU SWARAS :
To hear the nottu swara tracks of Dikshitar,
CHECK THIS LINK

Muthuswamy Dikshitar has composed 39 nottuswaras and all the nottu swara sahityas and their notations are available here and WITHOUT NOTATION here.

LYRICS OF VANDE MEENAKSHI IN ALL LANGUAGES




The original Irish piece 'Rakes of mellow' :





NOTATION OF VANDHE MINAKSHI TWAM nottuswaram by M.Dikshitar:

S G S G S G M G R S
n R n R n R G R S N

S G S G S R G M P P
M G R S G R S N S,S,

S , N D P , M G M P D
S , N D P , M P , P ,

S , N D P , P M G , M M P
M G R S G R S n S , S ,

2 comments:

  1. vaijayanthi said...

    Lovely!! Excellent job

  2. SP said...

    Was looking for the lyrics of this song. Thank u so much..

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