Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

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shreelatasuresh
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#1 Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by shreelatasuresh » 16 Apr 2019, 04:02

Dear Rasikas - Could someone please help me with word to word meaning of this sabdam composed by Shri V P Dhananjayan - Ragamalika - Misra Chapu talam


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#2 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by rshankar » 16 Apr 2019, 04:07

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#3 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by Lakshman » 16 Apr 2019, 04:54

Here are the two shlOkAs:

rAgA: shuddhasAvEri
panca mukha suta panca kara vara kunjarAnana tE namO
pinca shikhi gata shaNmukhAgraja pAlayE paripAhimAm
mOdaka priya pAhimAm mOda dAyaka pAhimAm
mOha nAshaka pAhimAm mOkSa dAyaka pAhimAm
rAgA: pUrvikalyANi
pUrvamAmra pathAya tava mati pUrva mAtra pradakSiNE krta
pArvatI svara prItinai mamaprIti nalga gaNEshvara
rAgA: aThANA
tava karAbalamettu briguvara parashu tava danta kSAtam
cehikayAl param Ekadantam anEka dantam upAsmahE


rAgamAlikA
rAgA: gauLa
shrI gaNEsha namOstutE sakala gaNamAtha kalAdhAra
shIsha sEvya shashAnka dhara suta pAhimAm kalayAmi tE
rAgA: Anandabhairavi
Adi shakti tanjuja karimukha Adi pUJita hEramba
Adi vyAdi haram shivakara pAlayE praNatOsmyaham
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#4 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by rshankar » 16 Apr 2019, 06:38

What language is this in? While most of it is in saMskRtam, I don't think words like prItinai, nalga, karAbalamettu, cehikayAl are.
Also, in the second line of the aThAnA segment, it should be "anEkadaM tam" and not "anEka dantam".
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#5 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by Rajani » 16 Apr 2019, 08:30

This is Manipravalam, with some Malayalam words at the end.

Part 1

panca mukha suta - O son of the five-faced Shiva!
panca kara - O one with five hands ( including the trunk)!
vara kunjarAnana - O one with with a wonderful elephant face!
tE namO - Salutations to you.
pinca shikhi gata shaNmukha agraja - O elder brother of Shanmukha who travels on a peacock which has (lovely) feathers!
pAlaya paripAhi mAm - Protect, protect me.

mOdaka priya - O one fond of Modaka ( a kind of sweet)!
pAhimAm - Protect me.
mOda dAyaka -O giver of happiness.
mOha nAshaka - O destroyer of delusion!
mOkSa dAyaka - O giver of salvation!

pUrvam - Earlier (long ago),
Amra phalAya - for the sake of a mango fruit,
tava mati pUrva mAtra pradakSiNa krta
pArvatIsvara prItinai - you pleased Parvati and Iswara by just circumambulating them, using your intellect.
mama prIti nalga - Give me what I desire!
gaNEshvara - O Lord of the Ganas!
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#6 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by shreelatasuresh » 16 Apr 2019, 09:37

Thank you for copying the lyrics, Lakshman and thank you Rajani for part 1 of the meaning. Here is how the sabdam flows. Yes, it is in Manipravalam, a mix of Malayalam and Sanskrit.

rAgamAlikA; Misrachapu tAlam

rAgA: gauLa
shrI gaNEsha namOstutE sakala gaNamAtha kalAdhAra
shIsha sEvya shashAnka dhara suta pAhimAm kalayAmi tE

rAgA: Anandabhairavi
Adi shakti tanjuja karimukha Adi pUJita hEramba
Adi vyAdi haram shivakara pAlayE praNatOsmyaham

rAgA: pUrvikalyANi
pUrvamAmra pathAya tava mati pUrva mAtra pradakSiNE krta
pArvatI svara prItinai mamaprIti nalga gaNEshvara

rAgA: aThANA
tava karAbalamettu briguvara parashu tava danta kSAtam
cehikayAl param Ekadantam anEka dantam upAsmahE

rAgA: shuddhasAvEri
panca mukha suta panca kara vara kunjarAnana tE namO
pinca shikhi gata shaNmukhAgraja pAlayE paripAhimAm
mOdaka priya pAhimAm mOda dAyaka pAhimAm
mOha nAshaka pAhimAm mOkSa dAyaka pAhimAm
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#7 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by Rajani » 18 Apr 2019, 15:02

shrI gaNEsha O Sri Ganesha
namOstutE - Salutations to you
sakala *gaNanAtha - Master of the Shiva ganas
kalAdhAra *shIrSha - O one wearing the moon on your head
sEvya - O one worthy of worship!
shashAnka dhara suta - O son of Shiva who bears the moon!
pAhi mAm - Protect me
kalayAmi tE - I meditate upon your ...

Adi shakti tanjuja - O son of the primordial goddess!
karimukha - O elephant-faced one!
Adi pUJita - O one worshipped at the beginning!
hEramba - O Heramba!
*Adhi *vyAdhi *hara - O remover of sorrow and disease.
shivakara - O one who gives welfare!
*pAlaya - Protect (me)!
praNatOsmyaham - I salute (you)

( Starred words have corrections made. Am unable to make meaning of the tava kara verse. )
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#8 Re: Meaning - Ganesha Sabdam

Post by Rajani » 18 Apr 2019, 15:23

Earlier corrections are :
pathAya - phalAya
pAlayE - pAlaya (this could just be the Malayalam way of saying the same)
pinca - pincha
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