perugu pAlu bhujiyiJciShow Details
|Feeding rich food,|
is it all for this purpose that we reared our bodies?
niravadhi sukha dAyaka mA vayasuShow Details
|O bestower of boundless bliss! Is it for the purpose of |
dissolving our lives in the waters?
atta mAmalatO nIkai mEmedu-Show Details
satta kaligi3 yikanainA yundumani
|Is it all for this purpose that |
we argued with our in-laws for Your sake?
Is it for this purpose that we felt happy that
at least hereafter we would live by attaining excellence?
Asa tIra nI sEva valayunaniShow Details
bAsiyuNDa nEraka peddalacE
|Is it all for this that we searched so that |
it would be possible to serve You to our heart's content?
Is it for this that we suffered grief at the hands of elders
when we could not bear separation (from you)?
snAna pAnamulu sEyu vELa ninuShow Details
mEnu nI sommulu jEyuTakai
|Is it for this that we meditated on You |
even while bathing, eating etc.?
Is it for this that we struggled in order to
make our bodies Your property?
taliru bONulai yamunA nadilOShow Details
valacucu toli janmamu rAmunicE6
|Is it for struggling (thus) in River Yamuna|
that we grew up to be beautiful women?
Is it for this that we acquired boons from Rama
with love in our previous birth?
kOTi janmamulu tapamulu jEsiShow Details
sATi lEni nI 7lIlalu manasuna
|All that we acquired by performing austerities |
for crores of births - is it for this purpose?
Is it for this purpose that we tolerated (mentally)
all Your unequalled pranks?
Agama nigama purANa cAruDaniShow Details
tyAgarAja nuta8 tAraka nAma nI
|Is it for this that, considering you as the indweller |
in Veda, Sastra and Purana, we followed (you)?
One praised by Thyagaraja! One whose name liberates!
is it for this that we realised Your true nature?
- 1tanuvula – tanuvunu
- Anupallavi is as given as part of Pallavi in some books.
- 2kalayuTandukA – kalipETandukA
- 4arasinadi – alasinadi
- 5tallaDilluTandukA – tallaDillEdindukA
- 8tyAgarAja nuta – tyAgarAja sannuta
- 6toli janmamu rAmunicE varamulu paDasinadi – Please refer to the following website about Rishis of Dandakaranya being born as Gopis. But there is no such reference in Valmiki Ramayana. In the Kriti ‘Muddu momu (rAga sUryakAntam), Sri Thyagaraja states:
muddu mOmu ElAgu celaGgenO
munuleTla kani mOhiJcirO
kaddanucunu cira kAlamu hRdayamu
karagi karagi nilcu vArikeduTa rAmuni (muddu)
“I wonder how did the charming face of Lord Rama appear to those who waited for Him for a long time melting in their hearts with the conviction about His impending arrival and how the ascetics became entranced by beholding the face of the Lord!
- "In a story often cited, 60,000 sages wanted to become united with Vishnu in his incarnation as Rama. Rama tells the sages that he cannot oblige them in his present role, for as Rama he is sworn to monogamy. But he will oblige them in his next incarnation as Krishna; the sages can all be reborn as cowherd women (Gopis) and unite with him in love..." [Gopis]
- This Kriti forms part of the dance-drama ‘Nauka Charitram’
- Background - The gOpis meet Krishna at the Yamuna river and travel in a boat happily. In their excitement of meeting Krishna, Gopis become proud thinking that Krishna is their property. In order to remove their pride, Krishna creates a storm in the river and as the boat is tossed about, it develops a crack and water starts entering the boat. Krishna feigns illness and the Gopis become desparate as to how they would reach the shore and ensure safety of Krishna.
- 3satta kaligi – In order to derive a suitable meaning, we should read this half of the Charana together with second half of Charana 4 and first half of Charana 5 wherein the real nature of Gopis is explained – they were indeed sages who desired union with the Lord and they were born as Gopis.
- 7lIlalu – considering the following word ‘sairiJci’ – ‘to put up with’, this may refer to the innumerable pranks played by the Lord.
|Nauka Charitram (Drama) of Tyagaraja|