raNgapura vihaara - Click to listen (MS Subbulakshmi)!
raagam: brindaavana saaranga
22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P N3 S
Av: S N2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S
Composer: Muttuswaamee Dikshitar
raHNgapura vihAra jaya kOdaNDarAmAvatAra raghuvIra shrI
aHNgaja janaka dEva bRndAvana sAraHNgEndra varada ramAntaraHNga shyAma
lAHNga vihaHNga turaHNga sadayApAHNga
paHNkajAptakula jalanidhi sOma vara paHNkaja mukha paTTAbhirAma
padapaHNkaja jitakAma raghurAma vAmAHNka gata sItAvara
vESa shESAHNka shayana bhakta santOSa ENAHNkaravi nayana mRdutarabhASa
akaLaHNka darpaNa kapOla vishESa munisankaTa
haraNa gOvinda vENkaTa ramaNa mukunda saHNkarSaNa mUla kanda shaHNkara
pallavi: O resident of the town called Ranga! Victory to you who incarnated as Rama, the famed owner of the bow
Kodanda! Brave scion of the Raghu clan!
anupallavi: Father of Cupid! One who is as swift as the King of Deers in running to the aid of the Gods to remove their
sufferings! Giver of boons! Resident in the heart of Lakshmi! Scarlet hued one! One with Garuda as his
mount! Unsurpassed in compassion! Ever present in good company!
caraNam: O Moon to the Ocean like Sun clan! Venerated lotus faced Rama, who was crowned as King! One whose feet
are like lotus! Vanquisher of Cupid in beauty! Rama, of the clan of Raghu! Bridegroom of Sita who is on the
left! Recliner on Sesha the great serpent! Delight of devotees! One with the Sun and Moon as two eyes! Soft
spoken one! One with a forehead akin to an unblemished mirror! Destroyer of the sufferings of Sages! Govinda! Venkataramana! Mukunda! Sankarshana! Primordial root! Joy
to Subrahmanya, the preceptor of Siva!
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive. Also, listen to the music class
This kriti is on the presiding deity at Sri Rangam and partly on the Rama shrine in the same temple. The raga name is in the anupallavi. From Compositions of Muddusvami Dikshitar by T. K. Govinda Rao.