Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

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keeths
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#1 Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by keeths » 05 Jun 2018, 04:23

Hi!

Can anyone please help me with the meaning for pala sarasa murali by ovk?
Lyrics: http://www.karnatik.com/c3137.shtml
TIA!
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#2 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by Lakshman » 06 Jun 2018, 01:21

The beginning word is pAla as each caraNa ends with gO-

pAla sarasa muraLI sudhArasa. rAgA: kIravANi. Adi tALA.

P: pAla sarasa muraLI sudhArasa bhAva madhura laharI vihAra gOpAla sarasa
A: nIla naLina rucira daLa lOcana nigama sAra mrdu vacana jita madana
C1: kO...... lhala naTana padAmbuja dhara kinkiNi rava
tAna gaNa gaNa jAla vrajalOla madhukAla kanakadukUla gO-
2: niravadhi ramya smEra mukAmbuja kusumita kalhAradaLa lOcana gO-
3: kamaNIya ati tEjas taTAka khElita makara gaNa iva abhivrta
gOpa vadhUjana ramaNa manOhara rAsa vihAra tamAla sumAla gO-
4: sajjana munigaNa sura sannuta gOvardhana giridhra shishira bhuvanapada
nartana maNigaNa kiraNa jvalita maya kuNDala maNDita khaNDavudAra gO-
5: vallavIratikala halOdhara madhura manOhara shikhaNDaka jAla
mrga gaNa vairi su-naga gaNa bhUSaNa mrgamada tilaka samujvala pAla
agaNita maNIgaNa pravara viracita kaTakadhara karatala mukura kapOla
dhvata dhara madhu rucita kalita lalitA hata pratyAkatamaya svarajjAla
6: sura vandita mathurApuri sadanA sarOruha vadana sundaragamana
kalita kalApa cikurA pada nayana rucira kanaka vasana rAdhAramaNa
mandAra vanamAla dharAyata sundara parimaLa kusuma sukEsha
santata manu cintita mama hrdaya sarOja madhupa kALinga naTana gO-
a) hE dayAkara sAgara rUpA himakara vIkSaNa hrta santApA
mAdhava kOTi dinakara shObhA mama hrdaya naTana makuTa kalApa gO-
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#3 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by keeths » 06 Jun 2018, 22:54

Thanks Lakshman ji for the correction. It has been mentioned as bala sarasa everywhere. Anyone has the meaning for the same?
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#4 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by keeths » 11 Jun 2018, 10:27

Anyone can help me with meaning for this , please ? I always find it difficult to find meaning for ovk krithis 😢
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#5 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by Rajani » 11 Jun 2018, 21:05

Here is an attempt Keeths . Part 1

P:
pAla - O Protector!
sarasa muraLI sudhArasa bhAva madhura laharI vihAra - O One delighting in the sweet waves of the nectarine expressions of the beautiful flute
gOpAla - O Protector of cows!

A:
nIla naLina rucira daLa lOcana - O One with eyes lovely as the petals of the blue lotus!
nigama sAra mrdu vacana - O One whose gentle speech is filled with the essence of the Vedas!
jita madana - O One who surpasses Manmatha!

C1:
kOlAhala naTana padAmbuja dhara kinkiNi rava tAna gaNa gaNa jAla - O One who makes a multitude of sounds from tinkling tones of the tiny bells worn by the lotus-feet that indulge in exuberant dancing!
vrajalOla - O One who wanders around Vraja-bhumi ( Brindavana) !
madhukAla = O Slayer of the demon Madhu!
kanakadukUla - O One wearing a golden garment!
gOpAla - O Protector of cows!

Notes :
1. I have translated bhAva as expressions and sarasa as beautiful though these words are used in more senses.
2. In C1, the word "dhrta" instead of "dhara" would be grammatically correct. I would think it is poetic licence in using this form.

Comments welcome.
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#6 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by Rajani » 11 Jun 2018, 21:21

C2:
niravadhi ramya smEra mukAmbuja - O One with a lotus-face that is immeasurably (limitlessly) charming and smiling!
kusumita kalhAradaLa lOcana - O One whose eyes are like a fully-blossomed red-lotus petal!

3: kamaNIya ati tEjas taTAka khElita makara gaNa
abhivrta gOpa vadhUjana ramaNa - O Delighter of the Gopikas who surround you
iva -like
kamaNIya ati tEjas taTAka khElita makara gaNa - a group of sea-creatures frolicking in the pool of your enchanting radiance!
manOhara rAsa vihAra - O One engaged in the heart-captivating Rasa-leela!
tamAla sumAla - O one wearing a beautiful garland of Tamala (flowers)!

Note: "kamaNIya ati tEjas taTAka khElita makara gaNa iva abhivrta gOpa vadhUjana ramaNa " AS per grammar this should be a single compound word, but is seen as two, due to the presence of the word "iva" in between. THe meaning of course turns out complete when translated.
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#7 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by Rajani » 12 Jun 2018, 21:19

C4:
sajjana munigaNa sura sannuta - O One praised by good people, ascetics and Devas!
gOvardhana giridhara - O One lifting the Goverdhana mountain!
shishira bhuvana pada nartana - O One delighting(lit. cooling) the earth with your feet and their dancing!
maNigaNa kiraNa jvalita maya kuNDala maNDita gaNDa-udAra -- O One whose cheeks are greatly beautified with (the reflection of) ear-ornaments which dazzle with the rays of a host of gems!

C5:
vallavI rati kalaha lOlatara - O One eager for lovers' quarrels with the Gopikas!
madhura manOhara shikhaNDaka jAla - O One with a bunch of peacock feathers which are sweet, captivating!
mrga gaNa vairi su-nakha gaNa bhUSaNa - O One adorned with a bunch of lovely nails of tigers (which are the deer's enemies)!
mrgamada tilaka samujvala phAla O One whose forehead is resplendent with a Tilaka of musk(Kasturi) !
agaNita maNIgaNa pravara viracita kaTakadhara karatala - O One whose hands bear bracelets inlaid with innumerable gems!
mukura kapOla - O One with cheeks (smooth) like mirrors!
tvad-adhara madhu rucita kalita lalitAhata pratyAhata maya svarajAla- O One making music with a profusion of notes (on the flute) with charmingly embellished musical phrasings, that are filled with the nectar of your lips!

Notes:
1. shishirita bhuvana would be more common, though shishirabhuvana can be interpreted similarly
2. Ahata and pratyahata are technical musical terms and others can give better terms for them
3. Made a few corrections to words, mostly based on the lyrics in venkatakavi.org
Last edited by Rajani on 13 Jun 2018, 11:51, edited 3 times in total.
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#8 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by Rajani » 12 Jun 2018, 22:09

C6:
sura vandita - O One worshipped by Devas!
mathurApuri sadana - O resident of the city of Mathura!
sarOruha vadana - O Lotus-faced one!
sundaragamana - O One with an attractive gait!
kalita kalApa cikura - O One whose hair has peacock feathers affixed!
Ayata nayana - O One with long eyes!
rucira kanaka vasana - O One with a beautiful golden garment!
rAdhAramaNa - O beloved of Radha!
mandAra vanamAla dhara - O One wearing garlands of Mandaara flowers and wild flowers!
Ayata sundara parimaLa kusuma sukEsha - O One with lovely tresses that are long, beautiful, and adorned with fragrant flowers!
santatam anucintita - O One always meditated upon (by me)!
mama hrdaya sarOja madhupa - O bee that hovers in my heart-lotus!
kALinga naTana - O One dancing on the (hoods of the snake) Kalinga!

C7:
hE dayAkara - O Merciful one!
sAgara rUpA -O One whose form is like the ocean's !
himakara vIkSaNa hrta santApA - O One removing the torment of the heart with your moon-(rays-)like glances!
mAdhava - O Madhava!
kOTi dinakara shObhA - O One shining like countless Suns!
mama hrdaya naTana - O One dancing in my heart!
makuTa kalApa - O One with peacock feathers in your crown!
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#9 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by Rajani » 12 Jun 2018, 22:17

Keeths - hope this is helpful.

A musician friend has opined that Ahata and pratyAhata can be said to be "embellished musical phrasings". Hence I have edited that post with these words in the place of "struck and restruck" (which are literal translations of Ahata and pratyAhata)
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#10 Re: Meaning request - pala sarasa murali - keeravani

Post by keeths » 20 Jun 2018, 23:36

Thank you very much Rajani ji!! Amazing work!
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