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ma janaki

4:35 PM Posted by Vijayasri


'ma janaki' is a famous krithi on raagam kambhoji composed by St. Tyagaraja.

Kambhoji is a janya of 28th melakarta raaga 'harikambhoji'.
Besides Shadjam and panchamam, the notes taken are chatusruti rishabham, antara gAndhAram, shuddha madhyamam, catushruti dhaivatam, and kaishiki niSAdam. The note “ni” is omitted in the ArOhanam, thus making it an SADava- saMpUrNa (6-7) rAgam.

kAkaLi nishadam appears as an anya svaram (extraneous note), thus making kAMbhOji an Eka anyasvara bhashanga rAgam. The occurance of kAkaLi niSAdam is very minor (alpa prayOgam), and is seen only in the phrases like “S n p d s”. The usage of kAkaLi niSadam lends beauty to this rAgam.

Herein he sarcastically says that Rama became great because of Janaki, who married him, accompanied him to the forest and gave all the credit of destroying Ravana to Rama, while leading an exemplary life .

song : maa jaanakee
raagam: kaambhOji

talam : dEshaadi
Composer: Tyagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

mA jAnaki ceTTa baTTaga maharAja vaitivi

anupallavi

rAja rAjavara rAjIvAkSa vinu rAvaNAdiyani rAjillu kIrtiyu

CharaNam

kAnakEgi yAjnA mIraka mAyAkara munici shikhi centanE yuNDi dAnavuni
ventanE cani yashOkatani mUlanuNDi vAni mATalaku gOpaginci kaNTa vidhiyincakanE
yuNDi shrI nAyaka yashamu nIkE kalgajEya lEdA tyAgarAja paripAla


Meaning

Pallavi

mA jAnaki ceTTa baTTaga maharAja vaitivi

//You became a great king because our mother Janaki joined hands with you.

Anupallavi

rAja rAjavara rAjIvAkSa vinu rAvaNAdiyani rAjillu kIrtiyu

Oh the best of kings, Oh lotus eyed Rama. You became famous as the enemy of Ravana

Charanam

kAnakEgi yAjnA mIraka mAyAkara munici shikhi centanE yuNDi dAnavuni
ventanE cani yashOkatani mUlanuNDi vAni mATalaku gOpaginci kaNTa vidhiyincakanE
yuNDi shrI nAyaka yashamu nIkE kalgajEya lEdA tyAgarAja paripAla

// Sita accompanied you to the forest,
went as maya Sita with Ravana.
She sat under the Asoka tree and did not kill Ravana
by herself, though she could do it easily.
She saw that you got all the fame, oh Lord of Tyagarja.




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1 comments:

  1. Balakrishna said...

    What a command over the instruments,sahithyam,tempo, .Best wishes.this little master only can spread the benifit of car. music to villagers.
    balakrishnan

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