Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#251  Postby uday_shankar » 17 Jul 2011 07:57

chitravina ravikiran wrote:There is an interesting segment where NKB explains the confusion in some circles between OVK and Svarnakkadu Venkatasubbiah (which was of course resolved soon after by him).
Here's that portion of the audio:
http://www.mediafire.com/?pozdod9unxd7kjl
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#252  Postby cmlover » 17 Jul 2011 19:30

Thanks Uday.. Do you have the full audio? Pl post..
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#253  Postby Always_Evolving » 14 Jan 2013 23:28

A labor of love by Bhargavi Balasubramaniam assisted by a few others, is this new website on Venkata Kavi.

http://www.venkatakavi.org/

The website is inspired by Chitravina Ravikiran's research into and revival of the multiple facets of this composer's works; he has also contributed to the content.

It was launched this evening at Hamsadhwani's inaugural of their 2013 festival and followed by the energizing Namasankeertanam of Udayalur Kalyanaraman. Sri Kalyanaraman also spoke about the signal contribution of OVK to Bhajana sampradaya and sang a lovely version of 'enna punniyam seideno'.

-radhika
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#254  Postby rajeshnat » 14 Jan 2013 23:40

shri ravikiran , bhargavi and many many more this is just a lovely website
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#255  Postby bagyamananthu41 » 20 Dec 2013 08:05

I am giving lyrics of two compositions of venkata kavi..
no artists have rendered these songs,as it appears from my search of the net...except that of Shri Kiranji..a commercial one..

Have any one got the audio link..kindly share..

Pallavi: ஜடாதார சங்கரர் தேவ தேவ ஷஷங்கதர மங்கலகர கங்காதர புஜங்க-வலையிடலன்கர

Anupallavi

நகனனந்த சிடம்பரானந்தா லஹரி விஹாரா ச்வச்ச்சந்த குடர பிணக குரங்க கொலஹல தண்டவ கலந்தக கிரிட கிரட கிரிஜா சமேட கிரிஷ சிடிக்ஹண்ட உட்டண்டவர

Charanam

1.பழைய லோகம் அதுன பரம பவன பாக்ட ஜனவன

2.மடமய தருக வன முனி மனோஹர நிபுன-மகடன டனதனட

3.பாமரஜன குமுட கன்ற பாகடேய நிலகந்த வர்ச துரங்க para பரமேஷ பாசத்ர மடஹர பஹு வர டாக மது முரஹாரி சன்னுட

4.நிரவதி கமனிய ரமனிய ரமணி முக்ஹா ஜ்ஹல ஜ்ஹல மதுபா முக்ஹா ஷரனகட ஜன பலான தமசடி ஹர பாசதர கன்ற பண்காமுக்ஹா

5.சமகன ராசா புரிடஜா முக்ஹா சது மனச நிரந்தர காரிட
நகப்ஹோக பரிவிடமட்புட விரஜிட்டாங்க வபரஜிட்டாங்க வர

6.பழைய லோக அதுன பரம பவன பாக்ட ஜனவன
கல கல கபால விதாரண கைலாச கிரி சடன த்ரிநயன





Aganita mahimadbhuta Venkata kavi..

Gaula

Adi tala



Pallavi :

Aganita mahimadbhuta Ilia sada karsita rajasadi sadhyatmaka
Prapanca paripala ananta paryanga shayana namo namaste

Anupallavi :

Khaga turanga karunalavala madhukaitabadi suraripu kulakala

(madhyamakalam)

Kamala mukha kamalashillmukha suragana sajjana natangriyuga

Charanaml :

Namo namaste purusottama namo namaste narayana purusottama
Namo namaste punarapi punarapi narayana ananta lokapate

Charanam2 :

Shrtajana kali kalmasa hara danavakula bhanjana rama ramana (namo)

Charanam3 :

Manasamrga nanavidha mukti vidhayaka caracaratmaka rupa (namo)

Charanam4 :

Vidura kuyoginam pada pankaja vinuta janavana ramita paramlsa (namo)

Charanam5 :

Dana sau mana tapoya sadaya tantra mantra phala dayaka mangala
Gana sampada naradadi muniglya manavara klrti vidharana (namo)

Charanam6 :

Ksira paravara taranga mrdu tarala panka japataye
Ksiti japataye ksitlpadaye dinakara candra padaye padaye
Sadhu janampadaye vrajapadaye tana yoga japatapa sadhana
Sanglta paramoda vidhayaka padaye madhu muraharaye (namo)

Charanam7 :

Divya mangal vigraha shobhamana jaladha varna gambhlra shubanga
Dhlra dharonnata vilasa bhasura deva deva mahanlya uttunga
Bhava timira ghora haramikira koti vijita kamaladala karuna panga
Bhavita vlhita nimitta sad prema bhagavata jana hrdayanta ranga

Charanam8 :

Candra jatadhara bhagavannata daitya varya manu kutumbavena

Janakanka dhruva mucukunda videha gati raghu nakusa mandatanu

Candanu bali randi deva pippilada bhurisena dillpa

Udanga devala sarasvata shakara parashara vijaya vidura adurt-

Tayambarlksa vibhisana atishaya mahimottama citta bhava

Maruta tanaya pramukhadi bhagavata vinuta nirantara mano ramana (namo)

Samoda gopijana brndaraka sarasanga sundara radhapate

Sarvada bharita gogana govardhana tarana bhujanga shirasl natana (aganita)

Above got from net..
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#256  Postby bhargavi_b » 06 Jan 2014 18:41

bagyamananthu: Here is the link to the correct lyrics of all the Saptaratnas of Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi in English. Please refer to these. http://www.venkatakavi.org/ovk/images/pdf/Saptaratna_Lyrics.pdf

The notations for the same are available in this link : http://www.acharyanet.com/oottukkadu-venkata-kavis-kamakshi-navavarnams-saptaratna-krtis/

Listen to a preview of some of the Saptaratnas by clicking on the player given on this page : http://www.venkatakavi.org/ovk/2012-07-26-09-56-26/saptaratnas.html#

The audio CD used to be available as part of Rajalakshmi Audio. I am not sure if the audio company has given away the rights or still has it.
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Chora - composition by Venkatakavi

#257  Postby seeksha » 25 Oct 2014 01:19

I was listening to Sri Ravikiran sing chora, a compostion in Gaula by Venkatakavi.

http://www.venkatakavi.org/ovk/audio-video.html
I found very interesting phrases in this composition. Here is a translation attempt of the charanam.

gōparāja tanaya - The son of the Lord of Gopas (Nandagopa)
bhuvana mangaḷa – The very auspiciousness of this world

kumuda hita charaṇa jāla – Has the moon like toe nails
pāpaharaṇa dinakara - the sun that removes sins
(kmudahita denotes the Moon and dinakara the Sun.)

manasi-ja-vrṣha – The most superior one that manifests in a(devotes) mind.
bhānu nandini taṭalōla – plays in the banks of Yamuna (bhanu nandini)
(vrshabhAbu nandini is Sri Radha, bhanu nandini is Yamuna..)

Venkatakavi is one of the earliest composers from the south to have sung about Srimati Radha. Several of his compositions point to her leelas with Krishna. There are exclusive compositions on her like Brindavana nilaye, madhava hridi kelini etc.

In many of the Brindavana Sampradayas there is a general rule as to not mention Sri Radha directly, but rather use gUDa (secret ways) to point to her. Sri Vallabhacharya uses phrases like Priyaa, sridhama sahodari etc as alternate names. The gosamis of Chaitanya Sampradaya have interpreted the ‘yugala gitam’ of Srimad Bhagavatam to point to the dual Radha and Krishna, but with indirect phrases.

Venkatakavi seems to be very familiar with this tradition. He uses the phrase ‘vrisha bhanu nandini’ to denote Radha, but the meaning of the words do not point to Radharani. This shows his acquaintance with saints from the Brindavan tradition.

( An alternative interpretation would be to read taTa as body curves of Radha Rani, but I am not sure of such an usage. Then manasija could mean cupid.)

neepa taru – Kadamba tree
nikara - heap
tarasā - quickly
adirooḍa – mounted
neerada – cloud

He looks like a quick rain cloud that has descended under the Kadamba tree platform. This is an abhuta kalpana, meaning an unrealistic, but an apt comparison. A cloud doesn’t descent under a tree, but the dark Krishna sitting on the platform under the dark Kadamba tree makes the composer wonder as though a rain bearing cloud had descended under the tree.

agaṇita – the inconsiderable one.

kanakachēla – One who wears a golden dress

santāpa timira – Destroys misery

kalikalmaṣha hata – Destroys the pangs of kali

parandhāmā - the eternal aboard

paramabhāgavata chitta chora – the one who steals the heart of the ultimate Bhagavata.

Radhe Krishna...
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#258  Postby bagyamananthu41 » 27 Oct 2014 08:07

Some of the unsung compositions...

Ragam Shuddha Saveri

Thalam Roopakam



Pallavi

THakku nigrailla swami –yengal,

Sarasa Rajagopala Sawmi,

Tharu vennayum podadendru, marupadi oru thotharavidum



Anupallavi

Vanathin maamalar veesi vandhe nindralum,

Kanatha chaya kondayil thogai katti nindralum,

Manathin azhagellam mugathil kaanuthe ,

Vambu cheyya yendru vandharpor thonuthe-un,

Gunathai yennavum , yen manam naanuthe,

Kottavaa , yen manam kollayai poguthe.



Charanam

Yengal yasodaikku ippadi oru pillai yeno vandhu pirantheeo, oho,

Pongu paalkadal poi thuyil thythathum , podhathu yendru ingu vandheeo-aanaal,

Angayil thangidum theenkuzhal yeno-un,

Azhaginil mayangathaar yarukkum thano,

Pongum uvagayum punnagai yeno ,

Podakuraikku indha vambugal yeno.


2) Ragam Vaantha

Thalam aadhi



Pallavi

Thedariya selvame , vaa,

Thingal chadaimudi gangai aninthidum ,

Yengal irai tharum ingithame .



Anupallavi

Needoli Mahendra neela mani kooti,

Nerthi perum magudam aarayum chooti

Kooda un nethiyidai sindhooram theeti,

Kozhi neerum kunkumum theeti mukuram katti,

Kothodu manam Kadamba malar maalayum,

Muthamidum vagayara ,

Kundamaravinda makarandhamodu gandhamura,

Vindayani munthuravaga,

Kurui nagai tharam polivura kanda ,

Kollayai pona manam kooda,

Athikamarai veethikal pala nithiyariyum padi muyala,

Mathiyamukha ninathu kazhal pathiyavena yengum.


3) Ragam Nayagi

Thalam AAdhi



Pallavi

Varunikka thiranillaye ,

Mathavam ulla Nanda gopa Maharajanum , yasodai yenum antha,

Madarasiyum kadalodu Kannanai vari anaithidum chedhi anaithayum.



Anupallavi

Darani mudhalana lokam,

‘Darani mudalana pathinalu lokam,

SAnkyam thathuvam pala pala yogam,

Param porul ithuvennum pazhamurai Vedam,

Parthathum illai , yengum kettathumillai , indha,

Paravasathil veru ondrum ninavum illai.



Charanam

Chalangai ondru noothanam -kattiya neram,

Thalar nadai nadantha pothu olithana kalam,

Kalangi acham pol yenthai yena padum,


4) Raga Gowri manohari

Thalam AAdhi



Pallavi

Virundhu ondru aaguthu paarum-ulle ,

Vena idam kidakku vaarum



Anupallavi

Arunthavamana suka muni eenthaan,

Aanandammai oruvan undu magizhhndaan,

Thirumba thirumba kodi kodi per undaar,

Seekiram vaarum , umakku nalla yogam thaan.



Charanam

1.Eeraru vidamana pakam –itharkku,

Eedo inayo nala paakam –ingu,

Varatha perkalellam kaakam,

Vandiruntha perkalakku nalla yogam



2.Chathira kuzhambu konjam podavo,

Sandekathukku konjam podavo,

Thaanai mathiram irandirandu podavo-indha,

Panthiyil innum yenna sangosamo



3.Kannan narum kadahye payasam –engum,

Kana kidaikkathu ithuve nijam,

Vanna vanna rasa leelaye rasam-Kaiyal,

Vangi vangi unnum umakku ulagengum kaivasam.

Will the artists take note?
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#259  Postby priyaram78 » 27 Oct 2014 08:19

Lovely composition. Thanks for sharing. Yes there are many compositions of sri Venkatakavi which have not been rendered. Wish musicians with their bhakthi filled voices make us feel Sri Venkatakavi has come back to life and give us a glimpse of his devotion by rendering his compositions !
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Re: Oothukkadu Venkata kavi - a pre trinity composer?

#260  Postby Lakshman » 28 Oct 2014 20:27

The shuddhasAvEri song is tanakku nigarillA ..,,
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