Narayana Ninna Namada

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Narayana Ninna Namada (Kannada: ನಾರಾಯಣಾ ನಿನ್ನ್ ನಾಮದ) is a Kannada composition in Carnatic music by Purandara Dasa[1] in the 16th century. It is set in the Shuddha Dhanyasi raga[2] and the Khanda Chapu tala. It emphasizes the value of reciting God's name.[3]

The song is popular and has been performed by many musicians, including M. S. Subbulakshmi, Bombay Jayashri, Sudha Ragunathan,[4] Maharajapuram Santhanam,[5] M. Balamuralikrishna,[6]E. Gayathri, Saindhavi and many others.[2]

Composition[edit]

Pallavi:

Nārāyaṇa ninna nāmada smaraṇeya
Sārāmṛtavu enna nāligege barali (Nārāyaṇa…)

Charanam 1:

Kaṣṭadallirali utkṛṣṭadallirali
Eṣṭādaru matigeṭṭu irali
Kṛuṣṇa kṛuṣṇa endu ṣiṣṭaru pēḷuva
Aṣhṭākṣara mahā-mantrada nāmava (Nārāyaṇa…)

Charanam 2:

Santata hari ninna sāsira nāmava
Antarangada oḷagirisi
Ento purandara viṭhala rāyana
Antya kāladalli chintisohānge (Nārāyaṇa…)

Meaning[edit]

References[edit]

  1. V. K. Subramanian, ed. (1996), Sacred songs of India, Volume 1, Abhinav Publications, p. 210, ISBN 978-81-7017-321-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Hindu
  3. Gowri Kuppuswamy, ed. (1978), Readings on music and dance, B. R. Pub. Corp.
  4. Google search
  5. MusicIndiaOnline listing
  6. MusicIndiaOnline listing