Ranjani niranjani

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Lyrics

Pallavi

raJjani niraJjani
ratna kaJcukAbharaNa bhUSaNi talli
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O Delighter! O Spotless one!
O Mother, adorned with gem-studded bodice and jewels!

Anupallavi

paJca bANAri1 prEma priya sakhi
praNavAkAra paJjara sthita zuki
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O beloved companion of Siva (Cupid's enemy)!
O parrot residing in the Omkara-cage!

Charanam

kaJjadaLa lOcani kAmAkSi
karuNA rasayuta cAru kaTAkSi
saJcita pApamella pOgoTTi
saJcalamu dIrcci sadA brOvumu2
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O lotus petal eyed Kamakshi!
One who casts a benevolent glance, full of compassion!
Dispelling all the sins accrued (by me),
and ending the wavering (of mind), always protect me!

Variation

  • 2brOvavE

Commentary

  • 1paJca bANa - "(having) five-arrows", is a bahuvrIhi compound that refers to Manmatha or Cupid. Siva, who reduced Cupid to ashes with the glance of his third eye, is his ari (enemy).

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