Sunday, June 17, 2007

Thyagaraja Kriti - Chalamelaraa - Raga Maarga Hindolam

Transliteration–Telugu _______________________________________________________
Transliteration as per Modified Harvard-Kyoto (HK) Convention
(including Telugu letters – Short e, Short o) -

a A i I u U
R RR lR lRR
e E ai o O au M (H or :)

(e – short E – Long o – short O – Long)

k kh g gh n/G
c ch j jh n/J (jn – as in jnAna)
T Th D Dh N
t th d dh n
p ph b bh m
y r l L v
S sh s h

calamElarA-mArgahindOLaM

In the kRti ‘calamElarA sAkEta rAma’ – rAga mArgahindOLaM SrI tyAgarAja pleads to Lord not to delay his grace.

P calam(E)larA sAkEta rAma

A valaci bhakti mArgamutOnu ninnu
varNincuc(u)nna 1nAtO (calamu)

C endu pOdu nE(n)Emi sEyudunu
2eccOTa nE mora peTTudunu
3dandanalatO proddu pOvalenA
tALa jAlarA tyAgarAja nuta (calamu)

Gist
O Lord SrI rAmA of ayOdhya! O Lord praised by this tyAgarAja!
Why are You cross with me?
I am ever engaged in extolling You with love adopting the path of devotion.
Where shall I go? what shall I do? with whom shall I complain? should the time be spent putting up with Your tricks? I am unable to bear.

Word-by-word Meaning

P O Lord SrI rAmA of ayOdhya (sAkEta)! Why (ElarA) are You cross (calamu) (calamElarA) with me?

A O SrI rAmA of ayOdhya! Why are You cross with me (nAtO) who, adopting the path (mArgamutOnu) (literally with the path) of devotion (bhakti), is (unna) ever engaged in extolling (varNincucu) (literally describe) (varNincucunna) You (ninnu) with love (valaci)?

C Where (endu) shall I go (pOdu)? what (Emi) shall I (nEnu) (nEnEmi) do (sEyudunu)? with whom (eccOTa) (literally in which place) shall I (nE) complain (mora peTTudunu)?
should the time (proddu) be spent (pOvalenA) putting up with Your tricks (dandanalatO)? I am unable (jAlarA) to bear (tAla), O Lord praised (nuta) by this tyAgarAja!
O Lord SrI rAma of ayOdhya! why are You cross with me?

Notes -
Variations -
1 – nAtO –nApai.
2 – eccOTa nE –eccOTani.
References –

Comments -
3 – dandanalatO – tricks – this could be applied either to the Lord or to tyAgarAja himself. As per the traditional meaning adopted in all the books, this has been attributed to Lord. The same meaning has been retained.


Devanagari Version

ऎ,कॆ,चॆ.. - e,ke,ce..(short);
ए,के,चे.. - E,kE,cE..(long);
ऐ,कै,चै.. - ai,kai,cai..;
ऒ,कॊ,चॊ.. - o,ko,co..(short);
ओ,को,चो.. - O,kO,cO..(long);
औ,कौ,चौ.. -au,kau,cau..;

प. चल(मे)लरा साकेत राम

अ. वलचि भक्ति मार्गमुतोनु निन्नु
वर्णिञ्चु(चु)न्न नातो (च)

च. ऎन्दु पोदु ने(ने)मि सेयुदुनु
ऎच्चोट ने मॊर पॆट्टुदुनु
दन्दनलतो प्रॊद्दु पोवलॆना
ताळ जालरा त्यागराज नुत (च)


Tamil Version with Meaning

க,ச,ட,த,ப - 2-ख छ ठ थ फ; 3-ग ड द ब; 4-घ झ ढ ध भ
(ச3 - ஜ)
ஸ1 श - शिव - சிவன்
ரு2 ऋ - कृप - கிருபை

ப. சல(மே)லரா ஸாகேத ராம

அ. வலசி ப4க்தி மார்க3முதோனு நின்னு
வர்ணிஞ்சு(சு)ன்ன நாதோ (ச)

ச. எந்து3 போது3 நே(னே)மி ஸேயுது3னு
எச்சோட நே மொர பெட்டுது3னு
த3ந்த3னலதோ ப்ரொத்3து3 போவலெனா
தாள ஜாலரா த்யாக3ராஜ நுத (ச)

சினமேனய்யா, சாகேதராமா!

விரும்பி, பத்தி நெறியுடனுன்னை
வருணித்துக்கொண்டிருக்கும் என்னிடம்
சினமேனய்யா, சாகேதராமா!

எங்கு செல்வேன்? நானேது செய்வேன்?
எவ்விடத்தில் நான் முறையிடுவேன்?
(உனது) ஏய்த்தல்களுடன் பொழுது போகவேண்டுமா?
தாளவியலேனய்யா, தியாகராசனால் போற்றப்பெற்றோனே!
சினமேனய்யா, சாகேதராமா!

சாகேத - அயோத்தி நகரம்
எவ்விடத்தில் - யாரிடத்தில்


Telugu Version

ప. చలమేలరా సాకేత రామ

అ. వలచి భక్తి మార్గముతోను నిన్ను
వర్ణించుచున్న నాతో (చ)

చ. ఎందు పోదు నేనేమి సేయుదును
ఎచ్చోట నే మొర పెట్టుదును
దందనలతో ప్రొద్దు పోవలెనా
తాళ జాలరా త్యాగరాజ నుత (చ)


Kannada Version

ಪ. ಚಲಮೇಲರಾ ಸಾಕೇತ ರಾಮ

ಅ. ವಲಚಿ ಭಕ್ತಿ ಮಾರ್ಗಮುತೋನು ನಿನ್ನು
ವರ್ಣಿಂಚುಚುನ್ನ ನಾತೋ (ಚ)

ಚ. ಎಂದು ಪೋದು ನೇನೇಮಿ ಸೇಯುದುನು
ಎಚ್ಚೋಟ ನೇ ಮೊರ ಪೆಟ್ಟುದುನು
ದಂದನಲತೋ ಪ್ರೊದ್ದು ಪೋವಲೆನಾ
ತಾಳ ಜಾಲರಾ ತ್ಯಾಗರಾಜ ನುತ (ಚ)


Malayalam Version

പ. ചലമേലരാ സാകേത രാമ

അ. വലചി ഭക്തി മാര്ഗമുതോനു നിന്നു
വര്ണിഞ്ചുചുന്ന നാതോ (ച)

ച. എന്ദു പോദു നേനേമി സേയുദുനു
എച്ചോട നേ മൊര പെട്ടുദുനു
ദന്ദനലതോ പ്രൊദ്ദു പോവലെനാ
താള ജാലരാ ത്യാഗരാജ നുത (ച)

Updated on 26 Oct 2008

2 comments:

Sury Vulimiri said...

The word 'dandanalatO' should be corrected as 'tandanaalatO'

V Govindan said...

Dear Sri Sury,
It is nice of you to have gone thru the kRti and posted a comment. I have checked the books from where I have digitized the kRti. The word given is 'dandanalatO'.
I have checked the Telugu Dictionary. There are two distinct words 'tandana' and 'dandana'. Please refer to the meanings as given therein at http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/brown/

IMHO, in the present context, 'dandanalatO' seems to be appropriate because of the ensuring words 'proddu pOvalenA'.
Also, the traditional meaning derived (as given in the books) is 'trick' - for which IMHO 'dandana' seems to be appropriate.

Thanks and best wishes,
V Govindan