Javali lyrics blog

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#1 Javali lyrics blog

Post by kkbava »


Years ago, my mother collected lyrics of a few hundred Javalis as part of her M.Phil & Ph.D research work. Most of these were in Telugu, but a few are also from other Indian languages.

While she originally wanted to publish the collection as a book, I thought we could also publish these via Internet - so that a larger population could search, and access the content.

We're currently publishing only lyrics, in Telugu and English script. And we're posting a few javalis each week. Started a month ago - about 60 old lyrics published. (As on 7th Jun 2020)

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If you have any Javalis that you think you would like to share with us, please mail the same to [email protected]

If you have access to the notation / audio / video of any Javalis, please mail the links/content to [email protected]

Thanks in advance!

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#2 Re: Javali lyrics blog

Post by kmrasika »

@kkbava :
The Tacchur brothers, Pedda and Chinna Singaracharlu, (composer of the vasantā varṇa, ninnukōri), have also composed jāvaḷi-s. They've included them in their book entitled, gāyaka lōcanamu. Their mudrā, "śiṅgāra" appears in some compositions.

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#3 Re: Javali lyrics blog

Post by kkbava »

@kmrasika would you have any book / online link to their jAvaLis? Even if you can mention first few words, I can check in our collection to see if we already have them, or if we could source them from any library / collector / rasika!

(Edit) P.S.: Just confirmed with my mother - she has the book you mentioned! Thanks for the reference anyway!

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#4 Re: Javali lyrics blog

Post by Lakshman »

Here are two orher jAvaLis. Corrections welcome.

sarasaku biguvElanE (j). rAgA: pUrvikalyANi. Adi tALA. Pattabhiramiah.

P: sarasaku biguvElanE O celi
A: sarasuDaina cAmarAjEndruDu vaDi puruSuDu karuNinci pilacitE rAga
C: virisharamulu nIyuramutO cEsina mariyAdalinkElanE
saraguna nannElu kommani vEDaga tirutirugi yUraka cUcEvEla celi
Audio is here:

iTurArA iTurArA (j). rAgA: bilahari. Adi tALA. Pattabhiramiah.

P: iTurArA iTurArA iTurArA sAmigA
A: ghaTakAtakaugiTa munipEyuTakuDi
C: nalugurilO nannu caukasEyakurA celula bodhanalilla
celuvODaina cAmarAjEndra nannEla calamEla nE patibAla OruatujAla guNashIla
Audio available here:

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