Dear Folks,A photo of the composer, Dr. Shrikaanth K Murthy
I'm opening this thread for us to discuss our own DRS' compositions, with his permission and that of others.
This'll help us keep all the discussions related to DRS' works in one place instead of in multiple related threads.
Let's start off with his composition in the rAgA dES
(lyrics and meanings provided by DRS in the desh thread)
A kRti in Desh composed in April 1999
http://rapidshare.de/files/11824520/kam ... y.mp3.html
rAga- dES, AditALa, Own composition
kamalAmbikayA kaTAkShitOham |
kAmitadAyaka kalpalatikayA ||P||
kamanIya suguNavATikayA daSa- |
gamaka varNAbharaNa pETikayA ||
kamalajAnanda bOdhOtsukayA kAdi hAdi mantrAtmikayA SrI ||AP||
nakhOtpanna haridaSAvatarayA |
naya ghana dESI rAgAdarayA |
akhaNDa karuNArasa sAgarayA |
abhayavarapradakarayA varayA ||
makhESa SrIkAntAdivinutayA mAyAkalanA pArangatayA |
akhilAgama nigamOdghOShitayA AtmavidyA prakASitayA SrI ||C||
rAga- dES, AditALa
kamalAmbikayA kaTAkShitOham- I have been graced by the benevolent sideward glance(Look) of kamalAmbikA;
kAmitadAyaka kalpalatikayA- By Her Who is the wish-granting tree/creeper;
kamanIya suguNavATikayA-By Her Who is a garden of all qualities beautiful and graceful;
daSa gamaka varNa AbharaNa pETikayA- By Her Who is a jewelbox filled with the beautiful ornaments of the 10 gamakas and varNAlankAras of music.
kamalajAnanda bOdhOtsukayA-By her Who is keen on teaching brahmAnanda;
kAdi hAdi mantrAtmikayA-By Her Who is the soul/essence of the kAdi and hAdi mantra of SrIvidyA; SrI
nakhOtpanna hari daSAvatarayA- By Her from Whose fingernails arose the 10 avatAras of viShNu;
Recall karAnguli nakhOtpanna nArAyaNa daSAkRti from the sahasranAma
During the battle with bhaNDAsura, bhaNDa used the sarvAsurAstra which gace rise to rAvaNa, bali, hiraNyAkSha etc. dEvi in turn gave rise to matsyAdi 10 avatAras of viShNu to check these evil forces. There are also otherinterpretations.
We also have "karAnguli nakhOdaya viShNu daSAvatArE" in MD`s ghaNTA navAvaraNa kRti.
naya ghana dESI rAgAdarayA- Her Who respects/regards naya ghana and dESI rAgas alike. Note the rAgamudre here;
akhaNDa karuNArasa sAgarayA- By Her Who is an unending/unbroken ocean of compassion;
abhaya varaprada karayA-By Her Who frees one from fear and grants boons;
varayA- By Her that is best/eminent/lofty;
makhESa SrIkAntAdi vinutayA-By Her Who is eulogised by indra and SrIkAnta(ViShNu);
(indra is the Lord of sacrifices. He performed a 100 sacrifices and became Satamakha and makhapati)
mAyA kalanA pArangatayA-By her Who is beyond all illusion and illusory incitement/behaviour;
akhila Agama nigama udghOShitayA- By Her Who is praised full-throatedly by the vEdas and Agamas;
AtmavidyA prakASitayA- By Her Who is revealed by AtmavidyA/SrIvidyA;
She is called AtmavidyA in the sahasranAma; SrI
There was also another composition of his "bEkkasa" which was discussed in the thread on
Mysore Maharaja's kritis. srkris, can you please help retrieve the relevant material? Thanks in advance.