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Pramaathi Samavthsara Sri Raama navami celebrtions: part III: Dhivya Naama Krithis, an analysis

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 19:29:59 PDT

Dear BhakthAs : 

There are a total of 41 dhivya Naama krithis(DNK)
of Saint ThyagarAjA that are available now to us.
They are set in 22 Raagams, out of which nine are 
mELa raagams ( 6 Suddha Madyama mELams
and 3 Prathimadhyama mELams)listed below :

Suddha Madyama mELams/their Janyams & number of DNKs
****************************************************
(1) ThOdi ( Hanuma ThOdi): 8th mELam ( Total of 7 DNKs)
(2) Maayaa Maalava GouLai : 15th mELam ( Four DNKs) 
(3) Soorya-Kaantham :17th mELam (two DNKs)
(4) Nata Bharavi: 20th mELam ( Six DNKs)
(5) Hari KaambhOji : 28th mELam (Two DNKs)
(6) SankarAbharaNam : 29th mELam ( Ten DNKs)

A total of 31 DNKs were thus set in either the Suddha-
Madhyama mEla karthAs and/or their Janya Raagams  and 
the remainig 10 belong to the Prathi-Madhyama mELams
and/or their Janya raagams.
 
Prathi Madhyama mELams:
***********************
(7) VarALi /Jaala VarALi : 39th mELam (Five DNKs)
(8) PanthuvaraaLi : 51st mELam ((One DNK)
(9) KalyANi/mEsa KalyANi :65th mELam (Four DNKs)

Many of these Ragams like ThOdi , SanakarAbharaNam 
are those , where our Sadhguru has composed many 
krithis. For instance , Sadhguru Swamigal composed 
31 krithis in ThOdi to bring out its multi-facted
Raaga svarUpam . One of the 31 ThOdi raaga krithi
is the dhivya naama krithi , "HariyanuvArI sari 
yevvArE ". Sadhguru chose asAvEri and PunnAgavarALi,
the two Janya rAgams of ThOdi for two more DNKs
in asAvEri and four more in PunnaagavarALi. Thus,
there is a total of 7 DNKs relating to Hanuma ThOdi . 

SankarAbharaNam was another mELa raagam that 
was the home of 31 more krithis.Five of them 
belong to the Dhivya Naama Krithi series .
The Janya Raagams of SankarAbharaNam chosen
for the DNKs with their numbers in paranthesis
are : Yadhukula KaambhOji (2),Aarabhi (2) ,
dEvaghAndhAri (1),PoorNachandrikA (1),and 
Junjoodi (1). Thus , there are ten DNKs here . 

Among the Nata Bhairavi mELa raaaga jnayams are
Bhairavi (3), MukhAri (1) and Aanandha Bhairavi (2),
a total of six DNKs.

SourAshtram , the janya raagam of the 17th mELam
Soorya-Kaantham was a very favorite mangaLa raagam of 
Sadhguru SwamigaL .He composed 17 krithis in this 
raagam and two of them are DNKs.

KalyANi was the home of one DNK .SwamigaL
had composed a total of 19 krithis to bring
out the svarUpam of KalyANi. Saaranga(1) , 
Mohanam (1) and YamunA KalyANi(1) were 
the janya raagams of KalyANi  that Swamigal
Chose for other DNKs.

The three Janya raagams of Maaya MaaLava Goulam ,
NaadhanAmakriyA(1) , SaavEri(2) and BhouLi (1),
house a total of four DNKs.

The amazing VarALi was the home of 15 krithis 
by SwamigaL including the ghana raaga panchakam ,
" Kana Kana ruchirA " . Five of these 15 VarALi
krithis of SwamigaL belong to the DNK set.

In the next set of postings , we will cover a few
of these moving  Dhivya Naama Krithis and 
describe their Bhakthi-filled messages .

Sri Raamachandra ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SdaagOpan  

 
 

  
 


 


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