Bhajans/Devaranamas- Audio 5

The songs discussed in this episode are:

  1. pOgadirelo ranga: Raaga: shankarAbharaNa, taaLa: mishrachaapu, Composer:Purandaradasa

Raaga benefits: It is the 29th raaga of the meLakarta raaga/janaka raaga(parental raaga) chart. The raaga is being used immensely to cure patients with dementia and other mental ailments. A lot of Beethoven Symphonies and Mozart music are composed in this raaga as the raaga happens to be the basic raaga of Western Music.

Emotional Outlook of the raaga: Promotes Love.

pOgAdiralO ranga bagilindAchege

bhAgavataru kANDare etti koNDoyvAru||

suramunigaLu tamma hrudaya gahvaradalli

paramAtma ninna kANade arasuvaru

dorakada vastuvu dorakItu tamagendu

harushadindali ninna karedetti kombaru  |1|

diTTa nAriyarella ishTava sallisendu

aTTyaTTi bennaTTi tiruguvarO

srishTIsha purandara viTTala rAyane

isTishTu beNNeyA koTTenO rangayya       |2|

2. mellamellane bandane: raaga: mOhana, taaLa: Adi, Composer:Purandaradasa

Raaga benefits: As it evident from the name, mOhana ( meaning:that which is pleasant), the raaga is very cheerful, uplifts the mood of an individual. It is helpful in treating high blood pressure.

Emotional outlook: Since the raaga borrows its notes from ShankarabharaNa, it reflects Love.

mella mellane bandane gOpyamma kELE||
mella mellane bandu gallake muddu koTTu
nillade ODipOda kaLLage buddi pELE ||mella||

hAlu mAralu pOdare ninnaya kaMda
kAligaDDava kaTTidA||
hAla sunkava bEDi kOlanne aDDakaTTi
seereya seLakonDu hELade ODida kriShNA||mella||

pOgire rangayyana mEle nIvu
dUrEnu konDu bandirE
yOgIsha purandara viThThalarAyana
tUgi pADire bEga nAgavENiyarella ||mella||

3. dEvaki kanda mukunda: raaga: madhuvanti, taaLa: Adi, Composer: Purandaradasa

Raaga benefits: Sometimes referred as Dharmavati, this raaga promotes deep meditation and aides Appreciation of the mysticism of Universal/Cosmic Energy. The raaga promotes Healing at both Physical and Spiritual planes.

Emotional Outlook of the raaga : Promotes Total Self Acceptance.

dEvakI kanda mukunda||

nigamOddhAra navanIta chOra khagapati vAhana jagadOddhAra||1||

shankha chakradhara shrI gOvinda pankaja lOchana paramAnanda||2||

vara vElApura chenna prasanna puranda viTTala sadguNa  pUrNa||3||

4. kriShNa baaro: raaga: kaapi, taaLa: Adi , Composer: Purandaradasa

Raaga Benefits: Induces Devotion and promotes Relaxation. This is a unique raaga with diverse characteristics. Its an Audava, Vakra, SampoorNa, bhaashaanga raaga.

Ascent: S R2 M1 P N3 S||

Descent: S N2 D2 N2 P M1 G2 R2 S||

Audava: Pentatonic ascent.

Vakra SampoorNa: Though the descent is complete/sampoorNa with all 7 notes, the order is zigzag(vakra)

bhaashaanga: Though the raaga borrows its notes from the meLakarta kharaharapriya, the usage of alien swaras(that which doesn’t belong here) like N3, makes it a bhaashaanga raaga.

Emotional Outlook: The complex structure of this raaga makes it immensely potential in treating Depression and Anxiety.

kriShNa baarO kriShNa baarO kriShNayya nee bArayya

saNNa hejjeya niTTu gejje nAdagaLinda||kriShNa||

manmatha janakanE bEgane baarO  kamalApati nee baaro|

amita parAkrama shankara baarO kamanIya gaatranE baarayya doreyE||kriShNa||

hAlu beNNegaLa kaiyalli koDuve mElAgi bhakShagaLa muchchiTTu taruve chala mADade nInu bArayya mariyE bAla enna tande purandara viTThala||kriShNa||

Pls note: The lyrics of the songs has been discussed in the Audio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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