vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

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preyas
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#1 vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by preyas » 31 Jul 2012, 01:32

Thanks to http://www.karnatik.com for the lyrics.

Can someone please provide the meaning for the lyrics for this song.

vara vallaba
raagam: hamsadwani
taaLam: aadi
Composer: G.N. Baalasubramaniam
Language: Sanskrit

pallavi

vara vallabha ramaNa vighna haraNa sarasIhuha caranNA mAm pAlaya
(vara)

anupallavi

hara mukhOtbhava suragaNa nAyaka hari vidhIndrAdi harSa pradAyaka
(vara)

caraNam

karadhrta kamala gadAri tanu bIjA pUra pAshOtpala dAnyarucA dashana
smarashata sundara smara sakha kalAdhara shrtajana mandAra shrI lambOdara
(vara)
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#2 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by Rajani » 31 Jul 2012, 19:33

Here is my attempt:

vara vallabha ramaNa - O Lord of the eminent Vallabha devi,
vighna haraNa - destroyer of obstacles,
sarasIhuha caranNA - one with lotus-like feet,
mAm pAlaya - protect me.

hara mukhOtbhava - O one born from Shiva's face,
suragaNa nAyaka - master of the Devas and Shiva ganas,
hari vidhIndrAdi harSa pradAyaka - giver of joy to Brahma, Vishnu, Indra etc.

karadhrta kamala gadAri tanu bIjA pUra pAshOtpala dAnyarucA dashana - O one who holds in his hands - a lotus, mace, pomegranate, noose, lily, sheaf of grains and (your own) tusk
smarashata sundara - O one handsome as a hundred Manmathas
smara sakha kalAdhara - O one wearing a piece of the moon who is the friend of Manmatha,
shrtajana mandAra shrI lambOdara - O one with a big belly, wishfulfilling tree to the people who surrender
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#3 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by rshankar » 01 Aug 2012, 05:46

Rajani...very nice. What is the story to support hara mukhOdbhava?
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#4 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by krishnaa » 01 Aug 2012, 12:50

Yes akka, very nice! Please tell me the story behind - vallabha ramana too!
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#5 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by Rajani » 03 Aug 2012, 04:26

Ravi, Krishnaa : In the story of Lalita , Lalita and Kameshwara(Shiva) create Ganesha simply by exchanging glances. (He is born to help her in battle and he destroys the Vighna Yantras planted by Bhandasura's army). I think this is what the composer is referring to. The name in Lalita Sahasranama that states this is :
kaameshwara-mukhaaloka-kalpita-shree-gaNeshwaraa

I am not sure if there is any story of Ganesha marrying Vallabhaa. There probably is one.
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#6 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by PUNARVASU » 03 Aug 2012, 23:14

In the Tiruvarur temple, I think there is the vallabhaganapati sannidhi. Also, in one of the banks(paditturai) of the temple tank,kamalalayam, there is a small sannidhi of the vallabha ganapati.When we were young, we used to take bath in the kamalalayam and do a pradakshinam of this ganapati before leaving the paditturai. I think this concept of vallabha ganapati is to show the shakthi aspect.
Interestingly, while in the south,Ganapati is considered a brahmachari, in Maharashtra, He is cosidered as having two consorts. and Lord Subrahmanya is considered a brahmachari.
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#7 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by rshankar » 04 Aug 2012, 00:46

Rajani - thank you for that story of the creation of gaNESa - I was only aware of the creation of gaNpati from the scruff from pArvati's arms (from the turmeric residue) - which is why, to this date, I was told we pray to a manjaL piLLaiyAr (gaNapati figurine from turmeric paste) during our rituals.
Punarvasu, correct me if I am wrong, but as I understand it, the term vallabha-gaNapati does not make gaNapati a non-brahmacAri per se, because 'vallabha' could be used as a descriptor for gaNapatiit (to mean 'supreme' or 'beloved'). It is from one (or more) of Sri dIkshitar's kRtis - where he expressly refers to gaNapati as vallabhAmbA ramaNa (husband of vallabhAmbA) - where gaNapati becomes a 'married man'.
And, in Maharashtra, aren't siddhi, and buddhi the two wives of gaNapati that you refer to?
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#8 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by PUNARVASU » 04 Aug 2012, 01:14

rshankar, what I meant was , the Ganapati with vallabhA,(the vallabhanAyaka or the vallabha ramaNa),when I wrote about th sannidhis in Tiruvarur. I used the term vallabhaganapati as we use in sItArAm ,jAnakirAm or radhEyshyAm.
Yes,that,is what they are called in Maharashtra,
There is a temple for Karthikeya(near Pune, I think) where ladies are not allowed.
There is one particular day in the year(corresponding to the aipasi pournami)when ladies come to worship Lord Karthikeya. I have seen it in the cheddanagar,chembur,Mumbai,Murugan temple.
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#9 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by aaaaabbbbb » 04 Aug 2012, 06:08

*vallaBhanAyaksya* a kriti of SrI Muttusvami Dikshitar
set to Begada raga is quite well known.
Another kriti of Sri MD, *Sri mahaganapatE pAlayaShumAm
mAyamaya vallaBhApatE* set to raga natanarayani
is also quite popular.
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#10 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by bhaskan » 18 Feb 2019, 22:57

Request notation for Vara Vallabha to mail id. [email protected], but composed in Hamsadhwani Raga

Regards

Bhaskaran
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#11 Re: vara vallabha ramaNa meaning

Post by Lakshman » 19 Feb 2019, 01:54

Done.
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