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Anjaneya

There are a collection of seven krtis composed on Anjaneya, which could be collectively referred to as the 'Anjaneya Saptaratna krtis'. Six out of the seven are in Adi tala and the one in Malayamarutam is in Roopaka tala.

Each of these krtis bear the stamp of his class of unique visualisation and use of refreshing adjectives to describe Lord Anjaneya and his feats.

The composition Veekshitoham in Kedaragowla has lovely madhyamakalam passages at the end of both the anupallavi and charanam.

 

janaka sutaa shishira vadana paatra–chalita gagana vara saadhu mitrena

samudita madhuvana sanga tungena dasharatha dvitanaya sankata harena

sumukha bhakti virachita vachanena sulabha manohara sukrta tapasena

 

Venkata Kavi refers to a very interesting incident in his Vasanta Krti, Pavana kumara, where Anjaneya learnt the Vedas from the Sun God (Soorya), by travelling at the same speed as his Guru.

 

deena sharanya divipati varenya dinakarena navaagama bodha

 

He also devotes an entire charanam in his first Saptaratna krti – Bhajanaamrta paramaananda in Naattai, to Lord Anjaneya.

 

taaraka mantra sadaa pathanam krta tara karatala sanjeevi girim dhrta

dasharatha raaja kumaara hitam krta sadaa gati pavana kumaaraadi hari

 

Given below is a list of the Anjaneya Saptaratna krtis and an additional krti on Anjaneya in Tamil, Sholla valleno in Madhyamavati, which is a part of the opera on Mahabharata.

1
anjanānandām bōdhi
Tōḍi Ādi
2
bhakta bhāgadēya
Madhyamāvati Ādi
3
pavana kumāra
Vasanta Ādi
4
satvaguṇa virachitānga
Rasamanjari Ādi
5
shollavallēnō
Shuddhasāvēri Ādi
6
shree rāghava dhootam
Suraṭi Ādi
7
vāhini nāyaka
Malayamārutam Roopakam
8
veekṣhitōham
Kēdāragowḷa Ādi