Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Music that is not orthodox Carnatic or Hindustani.
Post Reply
silbermond67
Posts: 11
Joined: 24 Jan 2013, 19:07

#1 Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by silbermond67 » 18 Sep 2015, 12:01

Does anybody know the english translation of this song?

Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya

Artist: Kamal Haasan, S. P. Sailaja
Year: 1983
Singer: S. Janaki
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Veturi Sundararama Murthy



om om om
om namasivaaya
om namasivaaya
chandra kalaadhara sahrudayaa
chandra kalaadhara sahrudayaa
sandrakalaa poornodayaa laya nilayaa
om om namasivaaya
om namasivaaya

panchabhootamulu mukhapanchakamai
aaru ruthuvuloo aahaaryamulai
panchabhootamulu mukhapanchakamai
aaru ruthuvuloo aahaaryamulai
prakruthi paarvati neeto nadachina
edu adugule swara saptakamai
sa ga ma da nisaga ga ma da ni sa ga ma
ga ga ga
sa sa sa
nee ga
ma da sa ni ma ga sa
nee drukkule atu ashta dikkulai
nee vaakkule navarasammulai
taapasa mandaaraa
nee mouname
dashopanishattulai ila velayaa
om om om namasivaaya

trikaalamulu nee netratrayamai
chaturvedamulu praakaaramulai
trikaalamulu nee netratrayamai
chaturvedamulu praakaaramulai
gajamukha shanmukha pramadaadulu nee
sankalpaaniki rudvijavarulai
advaitame nee aadiyogamai
nee layale ee kaalagamanamai
kailaasagiri vaasa nee gaaname
jantragaatramula sruthi kalayaa

om om om namasivaaya
chandra kalaadhara sahrudayaa
sandrakalaa poornodayaa laya nilayaa
0 x

silbermond67
Posts: 11
Joined: 24 Jan 2013, 19:07

#2 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by silbermond67 » 21 Sep 2015, 12:12

I am a German bharatanatyam dancer and I saw these beautifuil interpretations of the song on youtoube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u3PZxUv_yo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW7ujCbbPec
As I would like to learn this dance I would be really thankful if somebody could post the rough meaning of the song, I don't need a literal translation, but I would like to know the meaning of the gestures in the dance.I know that it is about the different aspects of Shiva but some help with the text would help me with the interpretation of the dance.
0 x

Rajani
Posts: 918
Joined: 04 Feb 2010, 19:52
x 3

#3 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by Rajani » 21 Sep 2015, 20:54

Hi silbermond7,
here is a rough attempt, based on the Tamil version that I've heard more often.

om namasivaaya - Salutations to Shiva!
chandra kalaadhara - O one wearing the crescent of the moon
sahrudayaa - O one delighting in arts!
sandrakalaa poornodayaa - O one who causes the perfect rise of great art
laya nilayaa - O repository of Laya (rhythm)

panchabhootamulu mukhapanchakamai - The five elements are your five faces
aaru ruthuvuloo aahaaryamulai - the six seasons are your garments/adornments
prakruthi paarvati neeto nadachina edu adugule swara saptakamai - The seven steps that you took along with Parvati walked (while marrying her) are the seven swaras(musical notes). (Parvati who is the embodiment of Mother Nature (Prakriti))
0 x

Rajani
Posts: 918
Joined: 04 Feb 2010, 19:52
x 3

#4 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by Rajani » 21 Sep 2015, 21:02

nee drukkule atu ashta dikkulai - Your sight becomes the eight directions
nee vaakkule navarasammulai - Your speech is the nine rasas
taapasa mandaaraa - O wish-fulfiller of ascetics!
nee mouname dashopanishattulai - Your silence is the ten Upanishads.

trikaalamulu nee netratrayamai - Your three eyes are the 3 aspects of time - past, present and future
chaturvedamulu praakaaramulai - the four Vedas are the roads around your abode
gajamukha shanmukha pramadaadulu nee sankalpaaniki rudvijavarulai - Ganesha, Shanmukha and the Pramathas are all the high priests of your will
advaitame nee aadiyogamai - Advaita is your ancient Yoga
nee layale ee kaalagamanamai - The movement of time is your rhythm(drum)
kailaasagiri vaasa - O resident of Kailasa
nee gaaname - Your singing is
jantragaatramula sruthi kalayaa- the base note for this universe

Corrections most welcome. Savitri-ji will look into this, I hope.
0 x

aaaaabbbbb
Posts: 1567
Joined: 31 Jan 2010, 14:19
x 8

#5 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by aaaaabbbbb » 21 Sep 2015, 22:22

Rajani,

It is just perfect.

Beautifully written.

Regards.
0 x

rshankar
Posts: 12885
Joined: 02 Feb 2010, 22:26
x 169
x 45

#6 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by rshankar » 21 Sep 2015, 22:31

Rajani - beautiful!
0 x

silbermond67
Posts: 11
Joined: 24 Jan 2013, 19:07

#7 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by silbermond67 » 21 Sep 2015, 23:30

Thank you so much for your help !
0 x

rshankar
Posts: 12885
Joined: 02 Feb 2010, 22:26
x 169
x 45

#8 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by rshankar » 22 Sep 2015, 00:41

silbermond67 wrote:Thank you so much for your help !
Will you need word-to-word meaning? Isn't bharatanATyam abhinaya padArtha?
0 x

Rajani
Posts: 918
Joined: 04 Feb 2010, 19:52
x 3

#9 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by Rajani » 22 Sep 2015, 18:57

Thank you Savitriji and Ravi. Silbermond7 - glad to be able to help.
0 x

silbermond67
Posts: 11
Joined: 24 Jan 2013, 19:07

#10 Re: Sagara Sangamam - Om Namah Shivaya Translation request

Post by silbermond67 » 24 Sep 2015, 02:42

rshankar wrote:
silbermond67 wrote:Thank you so much for your help !
Will you need word-to-word meaning? Isn't bharatanATyam abhinaya padArtha?
I am trying to learn the Dance by this beautiful Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u3PZxUv_yo
and I could already identifiy some of the gestures based on the translation. I hope that the text that I found in the Internet matches the text from the Video.
Sometimes it ist difficult because sometimes I cannot understand the text very well in the video and I therefore, I don't know which line of text she interprets.
Of course, a literal translation would be of help, and if somebody could spare the time I would be pleased to read it. Up to then I try to learn this beautiful dance with the help of this translationl.
0 x

Post Reply