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Kamalajadala geetham

3:46 PM Posted by Vijayasri


KAMALAJADALA geetham in raaga Kalyani.

Kalyani raaga is the 65th Melakarta. This is a highly popular prati madhyama
(sharpened 4th) raga comprising of a large number of janya ragas. The notes
are Sa, Chatusruti Ri, Antara Ga, Prati Ma,Pa, Chatusruti Dha, and Kakali Ni.

Kalyani is the corresponding Prati Ma mela of Sankarabharana. Kalyani is
the same as the Yaman Thaat in Hindustani Music and uses the notes
equivalent to the Lydian mode in Western music.

Ragam: Kalyani (65th melakartha)
Talam: Thisra Triputa Talam

Arohanam : S R2 G3 M2 P D2 N3 S
Avarohanam: S N3 D2 P M2 G3 R2 S

Sahityam:
Kamalajadala Vimala Su-nayana Kari Varada Karunaambudhe
Karuna Sharadhe Kamalaa Kaanthaa
Keshi Narakaasura Vibhedana Varadha Velapura Surottama

Meaning: (Adapted From: Perfecting Carnatic Music, Level 1 by Chitraveena Ravikiran)
Oh! Merciful one, with lotus-like ("kamalajadala") Eyes ("vimala su-nayana")! You are an ocean ("ambudhe") of mercy ("karuna") and showed ("sharadhe") kindness ("varada") to the elephant king ("kari"), Gajendra. You, the lord ("kaanthaa") of Lakshmi ("kamalaa") slew ("vibhedana") the demons ("asura") Keshi and Narakaasura. Your exalted presence ("varadha") resides in the city ("pura") of Velapura. You are the greatest ("uttama") amongst Gods ("sura").

Geetham:

Oh! Merciful one, with lotus-like ("kamalajadala") Eyes ("vimala su-nayana")!

S S S | N D N S || N D P | D P M P ||
Ka mala jaa - da la Vi ma la Su- na ya na

You are an ocean ("ambudhe") of mercy ("karuna") and showed ("sharadhe") kindness ("varada") to the elephant king ("kari"), Gajendra.

G M P | P D D N || D P M | P G R S ||
Ka ri Va ra da Ka ru naa- mbu dhe - - -

You, the lord ("kaanthaa") of Lakshmi ("kamalaa") ...

d d d | G G G , || M P , | M G R S ||
Ka ru na Sha ra dhe - Ka ma - laa - - -

R , , | S , , , || , , , | , , , , ||
Kaan- - - thaa - - - - - - - - - -

You slew ("vibhedana") the demons ("asura") Keshi and Narakaasura.

G M P | M P D P || N D P | D P M P ||
Ke - shi Na ra kaa - (a)su ra Vi bhe - da na

Your exalted presence ("varadha") resides in the city ("pura") of Velapura. You are the greatest ("uttama") amongst Gods ("sura").

G M P | P D D N || D P - M | P G R S ||
Va ra dha Ve - la a pu ra Su ro - tta ma

1 comments:

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