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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Jun 30 1999 - 07:08:10 PDT
>Dear Raama BhaktAs : A Music lover and a keen student of Bhakthi movement >sent me by private mail , information on two additional krithis of Saint ThyagarAjaA dealing with the subject of " Mahaa Visaasam ". I am delighted to share them with you . Sri Ramachandra ParabrahmaNE Nama: AdiyEn , V.Sadagopan >On the topic of 'mahavisvaasam' I would like to add a krithi >or more to the list. > >The janaranjani raaga krithi "naadaadina maata nEdu thappavaladhu, naa >thandRi Sri Raamaa" - Saint Thyagaraja pours out his heart saying "Oh, my >dear father, Sri Raamaa- you have assured me earlier in my younger days, >that you will protect me for all the 365 days through out, because I am >doing bakthi at your feet. You have also assured that the dangers coming to >me will be removed without causing much damage to me (thalaikku vanthathu >thalaip paagaiyOda pOgum), you are easily attainable in the bakthi net for >sincere bakthaas like me (bakthi valaiyil agappaduvaai). You also assured >that you will see that I am always attached to you and you alone in bakthi >etc. These assurances you gave after a lot of thinking. Now you forget all >these and leave me, this poor thyagarajan". > >The kaamboji raaga krithi "mari mari ninne" >Thyagaraja says "I am pleading again and again to you Oh my Raama- you are >not moved. >You rushed to save the elephant in distress on a single call from him. What >is the reason for that? >You appeared in front of dhruvan. >You appeared in front of hiraNyan , the enemy of the devaas just for the sake >of his son. What are the reasons for these acts? >You saved Sugreeva who forgot all his assurances to you. >Oh, the beloved god of thyagaraja, I cannot bear any more. I will not listen >to you, unless you save me from this kind of repeated pleading to you". > >Oh what an amount of maha visvaasam on Raama that he will save the bakthaa >from all troubles. > >SangIthAbhimAni and student of Bhakthi movement .