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MahA SamprOkshaNam of Sri RanganAtha temple: Part II--> Krithis sung before Lord RanganAthA by SangItha VidvAns Sri T.N.SeshagOpaalan & Malladi Brothers on May 27 , 2001

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 20:08:51 PDT

Dear Sri RangaAtha BhakthAs:

After Periya Thirumanjanam for Lord RanganAthA ,
Srimans T.N.SeshagOpAlan (TNS)and Mallaadi Brothers
sang one song composed on Periya perumAL .These 
were Naadha NaivEdhyams as adiyEn referred to earlier.

Sri TNS chose a Krithi of Sri MutthuswAmi Dikshithar
set in Raagam Naayaki : " Sri RanganAyakam BhAvayE-
Sri RangaNAYAKI samEtham ".

This is one of the Sriranga Pancharathna Keerthanams of
Sri Dikshithar . The other Four Sriranga Pancharathna 
Krithis of Sri Dikshithar are:

Sri RanganAthAya ( DhanyAsi)
Rangapura VihAra ( BrundhAvana SaarangA)
Sri RanganAtham ( PoorNa ChandrikA)
Sri Bhargavi (MangaLa Kaisiki)

adiyEn has written extensively about the DhanyAsi and
BrundhAvana SaarangA krithis on Lord RanganAthA
during April 1998,which are archived in the Bhakthi 
archives.Their relationship to Sri VaishNavite doctrines 
have been brought out in these postings(April 10 & April 13):
http://www.ramanuj.org/sv/bhakti/archives/apr98/0044.html

Sri Bhargavi Krithi in MangaLa Kaisiki raagam has
been covered as a part of the Maha Lakshmi Krithis
of Sri Dikshithar and archived in Bhakthi archives.

Sri TNS sang the Naayaki Krithi with great Maadhurya
Bhakthi Bhavam. Naayaki raaga mudhrai is placed in
the pallavi section:

RanganAyakam BhAvayE Sri RangaNAAYAKI samEtham 

The anupallavi & CharaNa Vaakhyams contain lofty
salutations with deep meanings :

Angaja taatham anantham adhItham 
ajEndhrAdhya amaranutham sathatham
utthunga vihanga turangam 
krupA paangam RamAntharangam (Sri RanganAyakam)

CharaNam:

PraNAvaakAra dhivya VimAnam 
PrahlAdhAdhi BhakthAbhimAnam
GaNapathi SamAna VishvaksEnam
Gaja turaga padhAthi sEnam
dhinamaNi kulabhava RaaghavArAdhanam
maamaka VidEha mukthi Saadhanam
MaNimaya sadhanam sasi Vadhanam
PaNipathi Sayanam Padma Nayanam
agaNitha guNa gaNa VibhIshaNam
ghanatara Kousthubha maNi vibhUshanam
guNijanakrutha Veda PaarAyanam
Guruguha Mudhitha NaarAyaNam 

There are many deep meanings of the words
chosen by Sri Dikshithar , which show 
his enormous insight into Sri VaishNava
doctrines. This posting will get too long
to explain the tatthvams behind Sri Dikshithar's
choice of Naamas for Lord RanganaathA.adiyEn will
take it up some time later . 

Malladi Brother's Thodi Krithi On the Lord
******************************************* 
Malladi Brothers sang in perfect unison one
of the Sriranga pancha-rathna Krithis of Saint
ThyagarAjA ( JuthA murArE).AdiyEn has covered 
extensively this Sriranga pancha-rahtna krithi
in a posting of April 27, 1998 in Bhakthi archives.
The other four Pancha-rathnams are also covered 
in that posting:
http://www.ramanuja.org/sv/bhakti/archives/apr98/0132.html

It was a beautiful anubhavam listening to them .

Sung Version of the Naayaki Krithi
***********************************
This krithi is sung beautifully by Sri TNS
as well as by SangItha KalAnidhi D.K.PattammAL.
BhakthAs can hear these renderings with real player
at this URL:

http://home.sprynet.com/~dsivakumar/music/intromus.htm

Nayaki raagam is the female counterpart of
DharbhAr raagam , which is the male raagam. 
Naayaki is dhaivatha PrAdhanyam , where as
DharbhAr is Panchama prAdhAnyam. 

For Lord RanganAthA in His DharbhAr with 
Sri RanganAyaki the Naayaki Raaga Pallavi
seems to fit well:

" RanganAyakam BhavayE Sri Ranganaayaki SamEtham "

The Thodi Krithi that Malladi Brothers sang was
composed by Saint ThyAgarAjaa during his attendance
at the ChaithrOthsavam of Sri RanganAthA. Saint
ThyagarAjA was standing at 86 South Chithra Veedhi
while the Lord on Kuthirai Vaahanam was approaching.
The saint was moved by the beauty of the Lord and
invited one and all to come and have the SevA BhAgyam 
of the the KasthUri Rangan on Veedhi Valam.Please refer
to the deeper meanings of this and other Sriranga
Pancharathna Krithis of Sri Thyaga Brahmam in
the April 98 Bhakthi archives.

Jayathu Sri RanganAyaki SamEtha Sri RanganAtha:
Srimath Azhagiya Singar Thiruvadi,
Daasan Oppiliappan Koil VaradAhAri SatakOpan        
 









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