lyrics and meaning for Balameera Chandra's Varnam:- Devi unnai nambi

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#1 lyrics and meaning for Balameera Chandra's Varnam:- Devi unnai nambi

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I'm looking for lyrics and meaning for Balameera Chandra's Varnam:- Devi unnai nambi

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#2 Re: lyrics and meaning for Balameera Chandra's Varnam:- Devi unnai nambi

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Lyrics:
Varnam : Devi Unnai Nambi , Ragam Simhendramadhyamam, Adi Talam, Composer : Balameera chandra, Bhuvana Ravi

P: Unnai nambI vAzhBavarKu aBhayam unDenavE ulagiDai Agamamuraiyiduvathu poiYO simhEndravAhinI jagadhambA

A: GOra mahisha asuran vathai nAdi Un kaigal iru nAlil dhanusaramE
kadka(khadga?) ShUla mazhudhadithu puviulagE magizha mAdEvi (Unnai nambI ..)

Aygiri nandini sloka verse:
(Ayi giri nandini, nandhitha medhini,
Viswa vinodhini nandanuthe,
Jaya Jaya He Mahishasura Mardini, Ramya Kapardini Shaila Suthe )

siramathil sadaimathi vadhanathai sUdiya kapAla irukara kariuri udaiyum
aniYum AdhiPashuPathi priyE kumarar ganesha mAthA nIn pAtharam viDathu (Unnai nambi ..)

C: ( nI NIyE LOka PAlini jIva ShakthiyumE )
mUlAdhArAthi Adhara dEvi

muni janar uyarpatha thavanilai perugida
anuvOdu oliyOdu kamala maraiyum(?) shakthi

mAdhava sOdhari vidAthu yArumE unathadi thozhuthida
thidamanam aruli pEthaiyAna ennai mAya irulil vidathAdhari trilOka jananI (nI NIyE Loka...)
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#3 Re: lyrics and meaning for Balameera Chandra's Varnam:- Devi unnai nambi

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Meaning:
Unnai - You
nambi - trust/faith
vazhbavarku - Those who live
abhayam - Shelter/protection or liberation from fearful material existence
ulagidai - All those available in this earth
undEnavE - will get/obtain
Agamamuraiyiduvathu - proclaim/prescribe in agamas
poiYO - Is it false/lie?

P: Oh Devi SimhEndravAhini, the one seated on a lion or ( one who rides/resides on the ragam simhEndramadhyamam ) and Jagambha(Mother of this Universe)! ,
Is it false/untrue that those who live having their trust/faith in you will surely get shelter/protection or liberation from this fearful material existence as proclaimed/prescribed by all the Agamas(Sacred scriptures) we have in this world/earth ?

Note: Normally simha vahini refers to Durga Devi on her lion but simhEndravAhini could either mean the same or
here it could possibly mean Devi resides/comes in sound form as nAda roopini in this ragam simhendra madhyamam of this varnam piece which also serves as a raga mudra.

Meaning:
GOra - Horrible/Severe/Fearful
mahisha asuran - Demon Mahishasur
vathai - killing/slaying
nAdi - Seek
Un - your, kaigal - hands , iru nAlil - 2 sets of 4 hands
dhanus and aram - Bow&arrow, sharp cutting weapon
kadka/khadga - Sword
ShUla/Shoolam - Trident/sharp spike weapon
mazhu - battle axe , adithu - beat/slay
puviulagE - World/Earth
magizha - To become joyful/happy
mAdEvi - Highly venerated dEvi/Goddess

A: Oh Devi, When everyone came seeking you requesting for the slaying/killing of the horrible/fearful demon Mahishasur you took it up equipping your 2 sets of 4 hands with Bow & arrow and other sharp cutting weapons,swords,axe including your famed Trishoolam/Trident. Then much to the joy/happiness of all the inhabitants of this whole world you accomplished that great feat of slaying of the demon. You are the one praised and respected highly as the great Devi/Goddess.

You are the beloved of the Adi(Primordial) Pasupathi(Lord Shiva who's lord/head of all living beings/animals & hence his name Pasupathi) who has a beautiful face with a big heap of matted hair on his head as well as crescent moon decorating his head, has kapAla(skull) in his hands and body wrapped in the hide of an elephant (asif wearing a cloth of elephant hide).
You are also the divine mother of the Lord Kumara and Lord Ganesha.
Those who have trust and seek refuge at your feet is sure to get your protection.

C:
You are the pAlini(protector & nourisher/foster) and the jIva Shakthi(life force) of all the living beings in this universe.
You are the supporting devi(Goddess) in mUlAdhAra chakra.

You are the shakthi residing in atoms(anu), Light&sound(Oli) and in the vedas(marai) seated in Lotus flower that also helps the rishis and sages who do great penance/tapas achieve higher feats in their efforts.

Oh Sister of the Lord Vishnu , you bestow Firm mind and needed skills to those who worship your feet with conviction & sincerity.
Oh Devi TriLoka Janani (Mother of the Three worlds)! Kindly protect/shield this simpleton/poor person from the darkness of mAya and hence support me .

Note: Any corrections/additions welcome.

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#4 Re: lyrics and meaning for Balameera Chandra's Varnam:- Devi unnai nambi

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Thank you so much! This is very helpful 🙂

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