Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

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#1 Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by parimalphadke » 29 Jul 2015, 09:17

I am searching for the detailed lyrics and meaning of Sadashiva Brahmendra Krithi

jaya tungA tarangE. rAgA: kuntalavarALi. Adi tALA.

P: jaya tungA tarangE gangE jaya tubgA tarangE gangE
C1: kamala bhavANDa karaNDa pavitrE bahu vidha bandha chEdala vitrE
2: dUrIkrta jana pApa samUhE pUrita kaccapa kuccagrAhE
3: paramahamsa guru phaNita caritrE brahmA viSNu shankara nutipAtr
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#2 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by Rsachi » 29 Jul 2015, 11:26

This is the lyric given in Carnatica.net:

tuN^gataraN^ge gaN^ge jaya -sadAshivabrahmendra kIrtanam

rAgam: kuntaLavarALi tALam: Adi

pallavi

tuN^gataraN^ge gaN^ge jaya
tuN^gataraN^ge gaN^ge

anupallavi

kamalabhavANDakaraNDapavitre
bahuvidhabandhacchedalavitre

caraNam

dUrIk.rtajanapApasamUhe
pUritakacchapagucchagrAhe
paramahaMsaguru bhaNitacaritre
brahmaviShNushaMkaranutipAtre

I give my translation:
Glory to you oh Ganga, cascading from the mountains

You have sanctified the entire brahmAnDa with your drenching it
You smash all types of bondages to pieces

You dispel the accumulated sins of people
You went and filled the netherworld too (and thus liberated Sagara's sons' ashes)
Your glory has been described by the Paramahamsaguru
You have received by your glory the obeisance of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
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#3 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by parimalphadke » 29 Jul 2015, 21:31

Thank you Rsachi
One clarification
Purita kacchapa guccha grahe
here kachhapa guchha grahe -- can it also mean abode to groups of tortoise?
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#4 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by parimalphadke » 29 Jul 2015, 21:33

also what does kamala bhavANda stand for...any reference to Lord Brahma ?
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#5 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by Rsachi » 29 Jul 2015, 23:36

kamalabhava=brahma+anDa=anDa so brahmAnDa

kacchapaguccha means a slush-land (where turtles stay) here netherworld.
That's my interpretation as it fits the story of Ganga :)
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#6 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by parimalphadke » 30 Jul 2015, 10:25

thank you so much
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#7 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by mukta » 31 Jul 2015, 21:46

For another version, please see this thread :-

http://www.rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic. ... ge#p195989
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#8 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by parimalphadke » 07 Aug 2015, 23:12

@ Mukta thanks for that .....everything got clarified
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#9 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by natyasri » 11 Jul 2016, 23:23

where do you find the audio?
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#10 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by Lakshman » 13 Jul 2016, 01:33

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#11 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by vgovindan » 20 Jul 2018, 17:51

RSachi,
Re: the line 'kamalabhavANDa karaNDa pavitrE' -
As you said kamalabhavANDa is brahmANDa.
karaNDa - is a sort of basket - Can it mean 'kamaNDalu'?
(Please refer to 'karaNDa makuTa')

According to Vamana purANa, in the Vishnu's third step, Ganga is stated to have entered the kamaNDalu of brahma.
Can this refer to this episode?
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#12 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by Sachi_R » 20 Jul 2018, 22:32

Sir,
Honestly I don't know.

Kamandalu is different from a basket.
Also since brahmANDa has been used, perhaps karaNDa cannot be added to Brahma alone as a noun.

Again, I don't know.

I do know that Brahma poured the Ganga on Vishnu's raised foot in Trivikrama avatara (alternative story: she emanated from Vishnu's feet) and hence Ganga is also referred to as Vishnupadi.
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#13 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by rshankar » 20 Jul 2018, 23:51

Sachi_R wrote:
20 Jul 2018, 22:32
I do know that Brahma poured the Ganga on Vishnu's raised foot in Trivikrama avatara (alternative story: she emanated from Vishnu's feet) and hence Ganga is also referred to as Vishnupadi.
Doesn't Sri Tyagaraja refer to kRshNa/rAma as 'sad gangA janakuDu' in the Arabhi pancaratnam, for this reason?
And in the viSvanAtha suprabhAtam, she is described as
murAri caraNacutam
tripurAri SirascAri
pApahAri punAtu mAm
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#14 Re: Tunga Tarange Lyrics and Meaning

Post by vgovindan » 22 Jul 2018, 15:08

Thanks for the inputs.
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