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The 72 MeLa Raaga Kritis on Sri BhUmi Devi SamEta Sri Oppiliappan : Dharmavati MeLam ( 59th MeLam)

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    Dear BhaktAs of ThiruviNNagar Dhivya dampatis: Today, we will study Dharmavati Raaga kriti of Sow.Padma Veeraraghavan . This Raagam is the 59th MeLam. It is
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2012
    Dear BhaktAs of ThiruviNNagar Dhivya dampatis:
     
    Today, we will study Dharmavati  Raaga kriti of Sow.Padma Veeraraghavan .
     
    This Raagam is the 59th MeLam. It is the  Fifth raagam in the 10th (Disi) chakram .It is the equivalent of  Suddha madhyama MeLam , Gouri ManOhari ( 23rd Melam). It is known as DhAmavati in the Venkatamahi system of MeLa Raaga  classification .
     
    The ArOhaNa-AvarOhaNams are: 
     
    S R2 G2 M2 P D2 N3 S
    S N3 D2 P M2 G2 R2 S
     
    ITS SWARAMS ARE CHATHUSRUTI  RISHABHAM ,  SAADHARANA  GHAANDHARAM , PRATI MADHYAMAM , PANCHAMAM , CHATHUSRUTI DHAIVATAM AND  KAAKALI NISHAADAM .
     
    Its Janya Raagams are :Ranjani , Madhuvanti and Vijaya Naagari .
     
    There are 15 Kritis in this Raagam ; selected few are:
     
    1) Kandhaa  Bhakta chintAmaNi ! —Sri Koteeswara Iyer
     
    2) Vasamaa Nee atisaya ---Dr. BalamuralikrishNa
     
    3)PaadhamE gati ParandhAmaa ---Srimathy Padma Veeraraghavan with Raaga Mudhrai.
     
    4) ParamdhAmavati Jayati and RaamachandrAya DaasOsmi –Sri Mutthuswamy Dikshitar
     
    5) OdOdi VantEn KaNNaa –Smt.Ambujam KrishNaa
     
    6) Bhajana seya Raadhaa –Mysore VaasudevacchAr
     
    7) Oru NaaL VaazhvE – SrI Periyasamy Thooran
     
    8) UgrAya avyktAya –SrI Mutthayyaa Bhaagavatar
     
    9) Srinivasam Bhaje –Bhairavi Sri  Lakshminarayannappa
     
     
    Pallavi of Sow. Padmaa Veeraraghavan’s kriti:
     
    PaadhamE  gati ParandhAmaa
    PadhmanAbhA Dharmavati Naathaa !
     
    (Meaning and comments): Oh Lord residing at Your Supreme abode of Sri Vaikuntham ( ParandhAmam) ! Oh Lord Of dharmavati , the embodiment of dharmam (BhUmi PirAtti) ! Oh PadmanAabhaa reclining at Thiruvanathapuram !  Your sacred feet are my sole refuge !
     
    Reference to ParandhAman evokes the smaraNam of Para VaasudEvan , SrI VaikunThanAthan .
    The salutation to PadhmanAbhan connects us to Vyuha Moorthy reclining at the milky ocean on
    Adhi Seshan with Brahma devan reciting VedAs from his lotus seat connected to the naabhi (navel) of the Lord . The reference to Dharmavati Naathan brings us to the Dharmavati  of ThiruviNNagara dhivya desam , BhUmi PirAtti !
     
    Anupallavi:
     
    NaadhamayamE Geetayin amudhE
    Veda VadivE AadhAra SrutiyE
     
    ( Meaning and comments) Oh sapta swara sanchAri ! Oh Embodiment of SunAdham ! Oh the nectar inside Bhagavad Geethai ! Oh Veda Svaroopaa ! Oh the foundation sruti of Sangeetam ! Your sacred feet alone is adiyEn’s refuge !
     
    CharaNam :  
     
    Moozhhiya kappalin kodimarak-kaakkai pOl
    Aazhnthu ivvAzhvil amayitiyE kaaNAthu
    paazhAna ippiRavi Oozhvinai teerppAy Yenn
    thOzhaa ODi vaa ThiruviNNagaraa !
     
    (Meaning and comments): Similar to the desperate status of the crow sitting on the flag mast of the sinking ship in the middle of the ocean , adiyEn is spending the days of my life without any inner peace . My Oh Lord  ThiruviNNagrappaa ! My dear Friend ! Please destroy my ancient karmaas that are causing such sorrows ! Please rush to my side and protect me !  
     
     
    Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka
    Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:
    Srimate Srivan Satakopa Sri Ranganatha Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

    Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan


     
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