Song: kana kana ruciraa - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
kanaka na ruchiraa
39 jhaalavaraaLi janya
Aa: S G1 R1 G1 M2 P D1 N3 S
Av: S N3 D1 P M2 G1 R1 S
kana kana rucirA kanaka vasana ninnu
dina dinamuna manasuna canuvuna ninnu (kana)
pAlugAru mOmuna shrIyapAra mahima danaru ninnu (kana)
kalakalamanu mukhakala galigina sIta kulukucu nOra kannulanu jUcE ninnu
bAlArkAbha sucEla maNimaya mAlAlankrta kandhara
sarasijAksa varakapOla surucira kirITadhara santatambu manasAraga
sapatni mAtayau surucicE karNa shUlamaina mATa vInula
jurukkana tALaka shrI harini dhyAninci sukhimpaga lEdA adu
mrdamada lalAma shubhaniTala vara jaTAyu mOkSa phalada pavamAna
sutuDu nIdu mahima delpa sIta delisi valaci sokkalEdA ArAti ninnu
sukhAspada vimukhAmbudhara pavana vidEha mAnasa vihArApta
surabhUja manita guNAnka cidAnanda! khaga turanga dhrta rathAnga
parama dayAkara karuNArasa varuNAlaya bhayApaharA shrI raghupatE
kAminci prEmamIra karamula nIdu pAda kamalamula baTTukonu
vADu sAkSi rAma nAma rasikuDu kailAsa sadanuDu sAkSi
mariyu nArada parAshara shuka shaunaka purandara nagajA dharaja
mukhyulu sAkSi gAdA sundarEsha sukha kalashAmbudhi vAsA shritulakai
satatamu prEma pUrituDagu tyAgarAjanuta mukhajita kumudahita varada ninnu
By looking at your divine innocent face daily one can get more and more happiness. Maharishi Hanuman,, Sita, Indira, Devas, Purandara made their heart pure by looking at your ornament decorated form. Please include me also in that lot,
you have attracted everyone alike!! Is it not beautiful to watch Sita blush and treat the lord like a new groom and stand dumbfounded. You gave salvation to five year old Dhruva who was ill treated by his stepmother, Will you not shower your
grace on me?? I am fully confident that someday I will receive your grace.
pallavi: The wearer of golden clothes! It is a an endless pleasure to see you
anupallavi: It gives great pleasure to see you and store your memory in the love and devotion filled heart
caraNam 1: It gives immense pleasure to see the boundless divine greatness in your innocent face.
caraNam 2: It gives immense pleasure to see the lord who is slyly watched by the sweet, shy and beautiful Sita Devi
caraNam 3: It is a great pleasure to see the lord who wears clothes which have the color and shine of the morning sun; whose neck is adorned with garlands of precious stones whose eyes are like the lotus whose cheeks are beautiful and who wears a shining crown
caraNam 4: Just like the great pleasure the unhappy Dhruva derived on meditating Shri Hari when he was scolded by very harsh words by his stepmoter. I derive pleasure in seeing you
caraNam 5: It gives immense pleasure to see the lord- that wears the sandal tilak in his forehead and gave salvation to the dutiful warrior Jatayu. Did not Hanuman, the son of wind, swoon while telling about your greatness
caraNam 6: You are the seat of joy. You are the whirlwind to the enemy hordes. You reside in the minds of great souls like Janaka you are like the Karpaga tree to your devotees, You have great orable qualities, You are boundless joy!! You are boundless happiness! You ride Garuda and wield Chakrayudha, your grace and kindness is like an ocean. You drive away fear, You are the prosperous leader of Raghukula.
caraNam 7: Hanuman - who meditated on Ramanama: Narada, Parasara, Sukha, Saunaka, Purandara, Indira, Parvati and Sita are all witness to the great happiness derived by your devotees who surrender at your divine lotus feet most devotedly. It is a great pleasure to see the lord Sundareshwara (Siva) and Narayana, the lord who has the sea as his bed.
caraNam 8: You are worshipped by the kind loving Thyagaraja, Your beauty squarely beats the beautiful moon. You are the given of boons. It is a great pleasure to watch you.
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive. Also, listen to the music class
More meaning available here.
One of the 5 gems (pancaratna kritis) of Tyaagaraaja. It is said that some teachers acquire bad luck if they teach this song (this raaga), so it is not often taught.
Lyrics and meaning contributed by Lakshman Ragde.