Monthly Archives: September 2012

The glamorous young man goes on a pleasure cruise with his spouse on a decorated punt.

Here is another delectable lyric,’Singara Moorithivi’, by Annamacharya. Set in Khamas ragam in Jhampe talam,gloriously by Sri Nedunuri, it vividly describes the Lord’s cruise around, in a flower-bedecked pleasure boat, along with his spouse Indira and her maids. Here is … Continue reading

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Walk steady, don’t sway about, you termagant women !

Here is a famous lyric of Annamayya, wherein, he assumes the role of an overseer of the ladies who bear the palanquin of Alarmelu Manga in procession, chiding the shrewish ladies, to walk steady to minimise discomfort to the Lady. … Continue reading

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The Hindu : NATIONAL / ANDHRA PRADESH : Janaki calls on ailing Pinakapani

In a recent post of mine, entitled ‘The Graceful Darling Of The Lord Arrives At The Venue Of Their Wedding, In Great Style.’ , I made a mention of the visit of Smt.S.Janaki to the ailing Sri Pinakapani. Having located … Continue reading

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The crib floats away. The teen mom, stands still, looks on and sobs quietly.

An enchanting garden full of flowering plants and trees.. There is a mansion within it. A room is there at a far nook of it. The doors of the room are opened out.gently. .By a fifteen year old, a kid. … Continue reading

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Is it within my ken to behold Your exquisite grace? Nee Sogasu-jooda Taramaa?

Another ardent lyric of Tyagaraja extolling the divine beauty of Lord Rama is , ”Sogasu jooda tarama?’ It is in Kannada Gowla, as is the lyric, ‘Orajoopu joosedi nyaysma?’ of which I made a mention in my previous post. Here … Continue reading

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Is it right and proper for some one like you, to look askance at me like this ?

Here is a great lyric of Tyagaraja set in Kannada Gowla raga, wherein he, questions Rama to spell out His reasons if any, for sidelining him. Here is my attempt at translation of the lyric into English: Pallavi Is it … Continue reading

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The beautiful forelocks of the handsome man wave about while he kills the wily demon.

Rama is considered to be so handsome, serene, graceful, stoic, heroic and beautiful in all possible ways, that even men used to be enchanted by his ‘ bewitching to the entire universe visage.’, Jaganmohana-akaram. Even dressed in the coarse-fibre raiments … Continue reading

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