Tuesday, June 9, 2009
One of the best songs of Tyagaraja, coming to the raaga 'kharaharapriya', Tyagaraja was the main one who composed many compositions in this raga. t's one of the most beautiful and classic raaga handled in concerts with elaboration. The meaning for the name 'Kharakarapriya' as some people do pronounce it - which I would like to share here in this post. Kara- would make it 21st mela. Kharakarapriya is actually a 22nd melakarta raaga according to the scheme with the prefix 'khara'.Whatever the meaning is, a beautiful all-time raaga which has many popular Tyagaraja Compositions.
Translated , it will mean - Lord Rama's favourite.
khara- the rAkshasa(khara-dhUshaNa)
priyA-(his ) beloved-meaning sItA.
Song : Pakkala nilabaDi
22 kharaharapriya mEla
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S
TaLam: Misra chapu
Here goes the meaning!
What is the secret of the service by which , standing on either side, you both delight the Lord immensely? O mother Sita, how charming you are with your face rivaling the moon's in splendor, and with teeth like choice pearls in fine array! O Lakshmana! The most ardent servant of the Lord! Do you prostrate before Him or sing His praises and glory chanting the divine name or lose yourselves in meditating on Him? Do me the favor of revealing the secret so that I may follow suit and redeem myself.