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പാത്രക്കാരന്‍

 

പാത്രക്കാരന്‍ പാത്രങ്ങളെ ഒരു കൂടയിലാക്കി കൊണ്ട് നടക്കുന്നു ,

മീന്‍ കാരന്‍ മീനുകളെ എന്നപോലെ ;

പാത്രങ്ങള്‍ പക്ഷെ  മീനുകളെ പോലെ അല്ല ,

അവയ്ക്ക് മുന്പും ഇപ്പോഴും ജീവനില്ല ,

അതു കൊണ്ട് മോഹങ്ങളും ;

മോഹങ്ങളില്ലാത്തതാവാം പരാതികളുമില്ല ,

അസൂയയോ ,നിരാശയോ …

പല രൂപത്തില്‍ പല വിലകളിലായ് അവ ആകാശം നോക്കി കിടക്കുന്നു ,

ഒറ്റയ്ക്കോ ചിലപ്പോള്‍ ഇരട്ടയായോ അവ മറ്റ് പലരുടേയും കയ്യിലെത്തുന്നു ,

പെണ്കുട്ടികളെ പോലെ ചിലപ്പോള്‍ നന്നായി തേച്ചു മിനുക്കി ,വ്യത്തിയായ് സൂക്ഷിച്ച് ,

ചിലപ്പോള്‍ എച്ചിലുമായി ഏതെങ്കിലും ഇരുട്ടില്‍ , ആരെങ്കിലും തീര്‍ ക്കുന്ന ദേഷ്യത്തില്‍ പൊട്ടി ച്ചിതറി ..

അതെ ,

പാത്രക്കാരന്‍ ശരിക്കും ഒരു പാട് പെണ്കുട്ടികളുള്ള ദരിദ്രനായ അച്ഛനാണു ,

ആരുടെയെങ്കിലും കൈ പിടിച്ചു കൊടുത്താല്‍ മതിയെന്നെ ഉള്ളൂ ,

അച്ഛനെന്നത് മറന്ന് ഒരു കൂട്ടിക്കൊടുപ്പ്കാരനാകും ,

ക്യത്യമായി വില പറയും ..!!

ചിലരെന്നിട്ടും കടം പറയും ,

 കൊടുക്കാമെന്ന് പറഞ്ഞ് പറ്റിക്കും ..

വൈകുന്നേരം അയാള്‍ വീട്ടിലെത്തുമ്പോള്‍

വിശന്നു വലഞ്ഞ മക്കളുടെ കണ്ണുകളില്‍ നോക്കി

അയാള്‍ പാത്രങ്ങളോട് പറയും ..

” നാളെയെങ്കിലും നിങ്ങള്‍ പോയി ..ഇവിടുത്തെ പാത്രങ്ങളില്‍ എന്തെങ്കിലും വേവണം ..”

പാത്രങ്ങള്‍ ക്ക് ജീവനില്ല , അതു കൊണ്ട് മറുപടികളും …!!

അവ പല രൂപങ്ങളില്‍ , പല വിലകളിലായ്

അയാളുടെ കൂര നോക്കി കിടക്കും ..!

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മഴ!!!!

a lovely and true thought on rains !

ദേശാടനപക്ഷികള്‍

മഴ ദു:ഖമാണു.....
                  വിരഹിണിയായ കാമുകിയെപ്പോലെ,
                   ഇരുള്‍ മൂടി പെയ്യാനൊരുങ്ങുമ്പോള്‍.
മഴ ആഹ്ലാദമാണു..
                  ക്ഷണിക്കപ്പെടാതെ വിരുന്നിനെത്തുന്ന,
                  സുഹ്രുത്തിനെപ്പോലെ അപ്രതീക്ഷിതമായി-
                  പെയ്തിറിങ്ങുമ്പോള്‍.
മഴ സ്വപ്നമാണു.... 
                   കാണാന്‍ കഴിയില്ലെങ്കിലും കാണണമെന്നു-
                   തോന്നുന്ന കാഴ്ചപോലെ ,ദൂരെ,
                   താഴ്വാരങ്ങളില്‍ പെയ്യുമ്പോള്‍.
 
മഴ ഓര്‍മ്മകളാണു....
                    മാഞ്ഞു പോയാലും തെളിയുന്ന ചിത്രം-
                    പോലെ,തോര്‍ന്നിട്ടും തീരാത്ത നനുത്ത-
                    തുള്ളികള്‍ കാണുമ്പോള്‍.
മഴ സ്വാന്തനമാണു....
                   നെറുകില്‍ തലോടുന്ന അമ്മയെ പോലെ
                   ഉറക്കം വരാത്ത രാത്രികളില്‍ പതിയെ,
                   0306102155493rainycyclist_tപെയ്തിറങ്ങുമ്പോള്‍.
മഴ നീയാണു...                  
   
മനസ്സിന്റെ ആകാശത്തു മോഹങ്ങളുടെ
മഴക്കാറുകളെ നല്‍കി ഒടുവില്‍ പെയ്യാതെ ദൂരെ -
മറയുമ്പോള്‍.
സജയന്‍.

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Amrithavarshini

memorable picture of  Rains

It is Nostalgic for me to tell about my feelings about Rain! Needles to say that RAIN is one of the BLESSINGS to us by God ! The beauty of rain is simply unexplaineble! Just sitting behind the window and witnessing the falling rain is an amazing experience and getting drenched enjoying the same is much more amazing and I did it! The action just brought out the child in me. Reminded of the golden childhood days, when, in spite of tauntings from elders I used to go out in rains. Every time I get drenched while coming from school, the scoldings and question as to why I did not wait for the rains to stop, used to be nothing but an amusement to me! Rain is such a great pleasure. Leave along getting drenchd! Just seeing the rain falling is a great pleasure. It used to be nice seeing people running to get away from rains, searching for shelters; some would be scolding the rainfall in spite of holding umbrellas to cover themselves. Their usual grudge would be that the weather had completely changed and that it rained not in the usual rainy season, etc. etc. And very rarely you can see anybody enjoying the rain and walking in a relaxed way! The fall of rain used to be a music for my ears. The pouring is rythemic and one should enjoy the way it stops. The rain never stops abruptly. The way it slows down is musical and it reminds me the way a song gets ended. If one is able to love the rains, he would really love the whole humanity. This is my perception.
Here, let us hear a melodious flute recital depicting the fall of rain! Sounds associating to the fall of rain gives a clear picture of rain fall in front of our eyes. It is such a beautiful performance by Kudamaloor Janardhanan! This is one among the other beautiful songs in the list! Please get drenched in the musical rain too! (You can also hear a conversation in Malayalam  with Kudamaloor regarding Music.)

<b>One may not believe, as I am writing this , it has started raining outside already!
NATURE IS HUMANE!</b>


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Rain Melody, a melodious flute by Kudamaloor Janardhanan

It is Nostalgic for me to tell about my feelings about Rain! Needles to say that RAIN is one of the BLESSINGS to us by God ! The beauty of rain is simply unexplaineble! Just sitting behind the window and witnessing the falling rain is an amazing experience and getting drenched enjoying the same is much more amazing and I did it! The action just brought out the child in me. Reminded of the golden childhood days, when, in spite of tauntings from elders I used to go out in rains. Every time I get drenched while coming from school, the scoldings and question as to why I did not wait for the rains to stop, used to be nothing but an amusement to me! Rain is such a great pleasure. Leave along getting drenchd! Just seeing the rain falling is a great pleasure. It used to be nice seeing people running to get away from rains, searching for shelters; some would be scolding the rainfall in spite of holding umbrellas to cover themselves. Their usual grudge would be that the weather had completely changed and that it rained not in the usual rainy season, etc. etc. And very rarely you can see anybody enjoying the rain and walking in a relaxed way! The fall of rain used to be a music for my ears. The pouring is rythemic and one should enjoy the way it stops. The rain never stops abruptly. The way it slows down is musical and it reminds me the way a song gets ended. If one is able to love the rains, he would really love the whole humanity. This is my perception.
Here, let us hear a melodious flute recital depicting the fall of rain! Sounds associating to the fall of rain gives a clear picture of rain fall in front of our eyes. It is such a beautiful performance by Kudamaloor Janardhanan! This is one among the other beautiful songs in the list! Please get drenched in the musical rain too! (You can also hear a conversation in Malayalam with Kudamaloor regarding Music.)

One may not believe, as I am writing this , it has started raining outside already!
NATURE IS HUMANE!

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A Blissful Treat to the Soul ! Music of Dr.K.J.Jesudas

This is a Playlist of selected Carnatic Songs by Dr K.J.Jesudas.

SONG – RAGAM

ksheera sAgara -devagAndhAri
sAmajavaragamanA -hindhOLam
brOchEvArevarE -sriranjani
karuNa cheivAn -yadhukulakAmbhOji
alaipAyudhE -kAnada
vAthApi gaNapathim -hamsadhwani
krupayA pAlaya -chArukEsi
thuLasee dhaLamula -mAyAmALavagowLa
kuzhaloodhi -kAmbOdhi
thAyE yasOdhA -thOdi
pAvanaguru -hamsAnandhi
mahAgaNapathim -nAttai
kaNNan varukindra -chenchurutti
siddhi vinAyakam -shaNmukhapriyA

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Enjoyable Dikshitar Krithis, with lyrics

Dikshitar Krithis with lyrics

Any admirer of Carnatic Music would definitely appreciate and enjoy the
lyrics of the Great MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITHAR,
one of the three trinities of Carnatic Music. Muthuswami Dikshithar was born in
the year 1775 as the eldest son of
Ramaswami Dhikshithar abd Subbamma at Thiruvarur in Tanjore District of
Tamilnadu.

He created about 500 compositions in total. Most of his songs are widely sung
by Carnatic Musicians in their performances till today. Some of his krithis are set in rare ragas. The lyrics are in Sanskrit and most of them are easily understandable. The lyrics as such are very musical and very beautiful. All through his life, he had been travelling and had visited most of the temples in South India. The songs written by him are on the deities of the temples he visited. The unique feature of his writings is that all his krithis are created in an
excellent manner.

Let us hear some of his popular songs here.

1.”siddhi vinAyakam anisham” in rAga ‘shaNmukhapriyA’ by Sri
K.J.Jesudas:

Pallavi:

siddhivinAyakam anisham
cintayAmyaham prasiddha gaNanAyakam
vishiSTArthadAyakam varam (siddhi)

Anupallavi:

siddha yakSa kinnarAdi sEvitam akhilajagat
prasiddham mUla paHNkajamadhyastham
mOdaka hastam (siddhi)

CharaNam:

bhAdrapadamAsa caturtthyAm
brAhmaNAdi pUjitam pAshANkusha dharam
chatra cAmara parivIjitam raudrabhAva rahitam
dAsa janahRdaya virAjitam
rauhiNEyAnujArchitham IhanA varjitam
adri rAja sutAtmajam
ananta guruguhAgrajam
bhadraprada padAmbujam
bhAsamAna chathurbhujam (siddhi)

2. “vAthApi gaNapathim bhaje” in rAga HAMSADHWANI by Smt
M.S.Subbulakshmi

Pallavi:

Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham
Vaaranaasyam Vara Pradham Sri (vAthApi)

Anupallavi:

Bhoothaadhi Samsevitha Charanam
Bhootha Bhautika Prapancha Bharanam
(Madhyamakala Sahityam:)
Veetharaaginam Vinutha Yoginam
Vishwakaaranam Vigna Vaaranam (vAthApi)

Charanam:

Puraa Kumbha Sambhava Munivara Prapoojitham Trikona Madhyagatham
Muraari Pramukhaadhyupaasitham Moolaadhaara Kshetrasthitham
Paraadhi Chathvaari Vaagaathmakam Pranava Swaroopa Vakrathundam
Nirantharam Nithila Chandrakandam Nijavaamakara Vidhrutekshu Dandam

(Madhyamakala Sahithyam:)

Karaambujapaasha Beejaapooram Kalushavidooram Bhoothaakaaram
Haraadhi Guruguha dhoshitha Bimbam Hamsadhwani Bhooshitha Herambham (vAthApi)

3. “panchAkshat peeTa roopiNi” in rAga ‘karnAtaka
dhEvagAndhAri’.by Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam

Pallavi:-

Panchasat peeta roopini maam Pahi sri Raja Rajeswari (panchAkshat)

Anupallavi:-

Pancha dhasakshari Pandya Kumari Padmanaba sahodhari sankari (panchAkshat)

CharaNam:

Devi Jaga Janani
chithrupini Devathi nutha Guruguha Rupini
Dhesa Kaala pravarthini
Maha dheva manol laasini niranjani
Dheva Rajamuni Sapa vimochani
Dhevaganthara Raga dhoshini
Bhava Raja Thaala VisvasSini
Baktha janapriya vara pradhayini (panchAkshat)

4.” meenAkshimE mudham dhEhimE” in rAga ‘gamakakriya’ by Sri
Maharajapuram Santhanam

Pallavi:

meenAkSi mE mudam dEhi mEcakAHNgi rAjamAtaHNgi (meenAkshi)

Anupallavi:

mAnamAtRmEyE mAyE marakata chAyE shivajAyE mInalOcani pAshamOcani
mAnini kadambavanavAsini (meenAkshi)

CharaNam:

madhurApurinilayE maNivalayE malayadhvaja pANDya rAja tanayE vidhuviDambana vadanE vijayE vINAgAna dashagamakakriyE madhumadamOdita hRdayE sadayE mahAdEva

sundarEshapriyE madhumuraripu sOdari shAtOdari vidhiguruguhavashaHNkari shaHNkari (meenAkshi)

5. “akhilANdEshwari rakshamAm” in rAga ‘dhwajAvanthi’ by Smt
M.S.Subbulakshmi:

Pallavi:

akhilANDEshvari rakshamAm Agama sampradAya nipuNE shrI(akhilANDEshwari)

Anupallavi:

nikhila lOka nityAtmikE vimalE nirmalE shyAmaLE sakala kalE(akhilANDEshwari)

CharaNam:

lambOdara
guruguha pUjitE lambAlakOdbhAsitEhasitE
vAgdEvatArAdhitE varadE
varashailarAjanutE shAradE
jambhAri sambhAvitE janArddananutE
jujAvanti rAganutE
jallI maddaLa jhar jhara vAdya nAdamuditE
jHnAnapradE (akhilANDEshwari)

6.”sarasijanAbha sOdhari” in rAga ‘nAgagAndhAri’ by Priya
Sisters:

Pallavi :
sarasijanAbha sOdari shaHNkari pAhimAm (sarasijanAbha)

Anupallavi :

varadAbhaya karakamalE sharaNAgata vatsalE(sarasijanAbha)

CharaNam :

parandhAma prakeerthithE
pashupAsha vimOchithE
pannagAbharaNayuthE
nAgagAndhArI pUjithAbjapadhE
sadA nandithE sampadhE
varaguruguha jananI
madashamanI
mahiShAsuramarddini
mandagamani
maNgaLa varapradhAyini (sarasijanAbha)

7. “kAmAkshi kAmakOTi peeTa vAsini” in rAgA ‘simhEndhra
madhyamam’ by Priya Sisters:

Pallavi :

kAmAkSi kAmakOTi pIThavAsini mAmava(kAmAkshi)

Anupallavi:

kaumAri kusumadyuti hEmAbharaNa bhUSaNi
samasta sAmrAjyadAyini sadguruguha janani(kAmAkshi)

CharaNam:

kamalEsha sOdari
kamalAkSi nArAyaNi
nAdhabindhu kalAsvarUpiNi
kAtyAyani kAmakalApradarshini
kalyANa guNashAlini (kAmAkshi)

8. “AnandhAmritha karshiNi” in rAgA ‘amrithavarshiNi’ by Dr
M.Balamuralikrishna:

pallavi:

aanandaa mrutakarshiNi aanandaa mrutakarshiNi amrutavarshiNee
haraadi poojutE shivE bavaani (aanandaa)

samaashTi Charanam :

shree nandanaa- di samrakshiNi shree guruguha jana nee …
shree nandanaa- di samrakshiNi shree guruguha jana nee
sidroopiNi saananda hrudaya nilayE
sadaye satya soovrushti hE
davEdvaam santatam chintayE
amrutEshwaree salilam
varshaya varshaya varshaya

9. “kanchadhaLAyadhAkshi” in rAgA ‘kamalAmanOhari’ by Smt
M.S.Subbulakshmi:

Pallavi:

kaHnjadaLAyatAkSi kAmAkSi
kamalAmanOhari tripurasundari (kaHnjadaLAyatAkSi)

Anupallavi:

kuHnjaragamanE
maNimaNDita maHnjuLacaranE
mAmavashiva paHnjarashuki paHNkajamukhi
guruguha raHnjani niraHnjani duritabhaHnjani (kaHnjadaLAyatAkSi)

Charanam :

rAkA shashivadanE suradanE
rakSitamadanE ratnasadanE
shrIkAHncana vasanE surasanE
shRNgArAshraya mandahasanE
EkAnEkAkSari bhuvanEshvari
EkAnandAmRtajhari bhAsvari
EkAgramanOlayakari shrIkari
EkAmrEsha gRhEshvari shaHNkari (kaHnjadaLAyatAkSi)

10. “gajAmbA nAyakO rakshathu” in rAgA ‘janjhooTi’ by Smt
D.K.Pattammal:

Pallavi:

gajAmbA nAyakO rakSatu
guNijanAdi pUjitah satatam (gajAmbA)

Charanam:

ajEndrA dyamarAdi sannuta
akhila bhuvanAdi sEnah
sujaHnjUTi rAgapAnah
sundara guruguha shiva sUnuh (gajAmbA)

Conclusion:

The list goes on and on.These are just samples of the Great veteran Sri Muthuswami Dheekshithar. I take pride in presenting these as a tribute to the great soul.

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