Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

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Chitra Ramachandran
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#1 Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by Chitra Ramachandran » 03 May 2017, 06:03

Request lyrics and meaning for Thirupura Sundari Amba Trisoolini Paripaalini in Charukesi Raga.
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#2 Re: Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by Lakshman » 12 Jun 2017, 03:52

Any audio clip available?
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#3 Re: Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by Chitra Ramachandran » 13 Jun 2017, 22:03

Sir - Thanks for the lyrics. Can you translate in English for me please?




tripurasundari (amba). rAgA: ahIrbhairav. Adi tALA. composer not known.

P: tripurasundari (amba) trishUlini paripAlini jaganmOhini simhavAhini
(madhyamakAla)
caNDamuNDa samhAriNi shankari sundari vandenai Adari
A: mAtavar pugazh mInalOcani mAniDar paNiyum kALi nI
nal nyAnam tarum kalaivANi nI nalam pENi aruL paramEshvari
C: kaNakkil aDangA uyirgaLai ingu dinam paDaittAi pizhaikkavum vaittAi
enakkena oru vazhi koDuttAi miga tiram koDuttAi diDam koDuttAi
` (madhyamakAla)
agam kuLira pugazh tandu avaniyilE enai kaLikka vaittAi
manakkavalai maDiya seidu ninaitta pOdinil pEraruL tandA
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#4 Re: Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by rshankar » 15 Jun 2017, 00:30

Here you go - the pallavi and the madhyamakAla sAhityam have to be taken together to make some sort of sense.
pallavi
tripurasundari (amba) trishUlini paripAlini jaganmOhini simhavAhini
(madhyamakAla)
caNDamuNDa samhAriNi shankari sundari vandenai Adari

Oh mother (amba), the most beautiful woman in the three worlds (tripura Sundari), who wields a trident (triSUlini), who protects and nourishes (paripAlini), who captivates the world (jaganmOhini), who rides a lion (simha) as her vehicle (vAhini), who vanquished/killed (samhAriNi) of the demons caNDa and muNDa, who creates (kari) auspiciousness (SaM) [1], the beautiful one (sundari), please come (vandu) and protect/support (Adari) me (enai)!

anupallavi
mAtavar pugazh mInalOcani mAniDar paNiyum kALi nI
nal nyAnam tarum kalaivANi nI nalam pENi aruL paramEshvari

Oh mInAlOcani (one with fish-shaped [mIna] eyes [lOcani]), praised (pugazh) by great (mA) ascetics (tavar), you (nI) are kALi who is worshipped (paNiyum) by men (mAniDar). Oh saravati (kalaivANi) who grants (tarum) superior (nal) knowledge (gnyAnam), you (nI) please cherish me (pENi) for my good (nalam), and grant me your grace (aruL), oh supreme goddess (paramESvari).

caraNam
kaNakkil aDangA uyirgaLai ingu dinam paDaittAi pizhaikkavum vaittAi
enakkena oru vazhi koDuttAi miga tiram koDuttAi diDam koDuttAi
(madhyamakAla)
agam kuLira pugazh tandu avaniyilE enai kaLikka vaittAi
manakkavalai maDiya seidu ninaitta pOdinil pEraruL tandAi

You created (paDaittAi) countless (kaNakkil aDangA) [2] lives (uyirgaLai) here (ingu) daily (dinam), and you let them live and flourish (pizhaikkavam vaittAi) as well. You granted (koDuttAi) a (oru) special path (vazhi) unique to me (enakkena), and granted me a great measure (miga) of ability (tiram) and strength (diDam). You allowed /made (vaittAi) me (enai) to exult (kaLikka) on this earth (avaniyilE) by granting (tandu) me fame (pugazh) to my soul’s content (agam kuLira) [3]. By destroying (maDiya seidu) the worries (kavalai) in my mind (mana), you granted (tandAi) me your boundless grace (pEraruL) every time (pOdinil) I sought it (ninaitta) [4].

FOOTNOTES
[1] SaMkari = SaM + kari
[2] kaNakkil aDangA - something that cannot be contained (aDangA) by counting (kaNakkil)
[3] agam kulira literraly means to ‘make the soul cold’
[4] ninaita pOdinil literally means ‘at the time the thought occurred’
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#5 Re: Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by Chitra Ramachandran » 21 Jun 2017, 02:16

THANK YOU, Sir. Your translation helps me understand it better.
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#6 Re: Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by nkalavacharla » 21 Jan 2019, 05:40

Can somebody help with an audio clip please? Who is the composer?
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#7 Re: Request Lyrics and Meaning for Bharatanatyam Song

Post by Lakshman » 02 Feb 2019, 05:13

The composer is Madurai Muralidharan. You can buy the audio for 0.99 here:
https://www.amazon.com/Tripura-Sundari- ... B074NBK192
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