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Bhagavatam

One of the biggest contributions to our Sanskrit literature has been Vyasa's epic creation, Bhagavatam. This epic focuses primarily on Bhakti (devotion) to the incarnations of Vishnu, particularly Krshna. Daksha yagam, Dhruva charitram and Prahlaada charitram are also part of the Bhagavatam.

 

Many of the songs that are available in this opera have been published as part of the Krshna ganam publications over 3 volumes along with notations. But scores of songs are yet to be published. The opera seems to start with the song, Terodum veedhiyile in Nattai, which describes the wedding of Devaki and Vasudeva and continues upto the Krshna-Rukmani wedding, from the songs discovered till now. There are also a series of songs on the Radha-Krshna wedding.

 

Many of the songs in vogue today such as aadaadu ashangaadu, ashaindaadum mayil onru, alaipaayude kanna that have been rendered as one-off songs in music and dance concerts are part of this opera.

There are several songs which cover different themes that have been beautifully visualized by the composer as given below

1. Gopi conversing among themselves

  •    Anname idu enna maayam (Sama)
  •   Aayiram tan sholladi (Khamach)
  •   Engum illadoru pillai (Athana)

and many others . . .

2. Yashoda admonishing Krshna, lulling him to sleep, waking him up and other incidents

  •   Adatti urutti (Athana)
  •   Aadina mattukkum (Mohanam)
  •   Gokula maamaniye (Neelambari)
  •   Kannaa ezhundirum pillaai (Bhoopalam)

3. Krshna- Rukmini wedding

  •   Kanhalum podaade (Shankarabharanam)
  •   Kalyaaname (Kuranji)
  •   Roopa mangala kishora (Anandabhairavi)

4. Radha-Krshna wedding

  •   Edir kondazhaittu vandaar (Bilahari)
  •   Jagamengum puhazhum (Athana)
  •   Kalyaana kolaahalame (Kedaram)

A probable prelude to this opera could have been a song in Chenchurutti –

sholla kidaittade bhaagyam nara-

tudiyinai sholli naavu kooshaamal

tona tona enrulahu vambu peshaamal

tati vidhi ena sholli alaindu shaahaamal

kannan kadaiyai kanamum veenaakkaamal

 

Abridged Bhagavatam

Apart from the garland of songs in the opera, he has also composed an abridged version of the entire Bhagavatam in one single song, Shree Govinda naama sankeertanam (Ragamalika). This piece starts from Krshna's birth and covers the best highlights of the entire story. Interestingly the composer has included his signature in this piece.

keezhezhodu melezhu bhuvanangalum kidaitta tavamena nadakkalaanadu

getti melangal kotti muzhakkalaanadu krshna-rukmini vivaahamadaanadu

mazhai muhil ena varnam konda hari maadhava mohana geetamidaanadu

vaakkinil Venkata Kaviyum manandadu mangala gaana paramparaiyaanadu

 

Extolling the signifance of the Bhagavatam

The composer has also composed a few pieces extolling the greatness of the literary wonder and these include pieces like Dharmameva shree bhaagavata (Manirangu), Pesha keleero (Mohanam), Patita paavanam bhaagavatam (Shuddhasaveri), Pazhamo pazhamo (Gowrimanohari), Sholli terivadillaye (Shreeranjani).

 

Given below is a list of published and unpublished collection of songs belonging to the Bhagavatam opera. The ragam and talam information for some of the songs are not available and are being researched.

Āḍāmal ennaḍi sheivāi**
adaṭṭi uruṭṭi vazhi koṇarndāḷ
adbhutanām bālakanām
āḍi ashaindu varuhinṛān
āḍinamaṭṭukkum nee
ādiyoru kālamadil
ākkappoṛuttavarkku
alai pāyudē

Haricharan

Maharajapuram Santhanam

alankāra gōpikai tāḷam pōḍa
Ammā irukkirāḷ**
ānamaṭṭum shonnēn
andinēram nadikkaraiyōram
Annai illai tandai illai**
annaikkezhudinān
annaiyarhaḷ vanam nāḍi
annamē idu enna māyam
anṛē nān shonnadu
antaram maṇanda malar
Ārāyirukkum enṛarindu**
āṛippōhudē pāl**
aṛivēn aṛindēn
arooḍam onṛu shollaḍi
Ārukkum teriyādōḍi pōḍi**
ashaindāḍum mayil

Sudha Raghunathan

Nithyasree Mahadevan

āshaiyinai pāraḍi
avarāha varuvārō
avatāram shree krṣhṇa
āyiram shollaḍi
āyiramdān shollaḍi
aiyan oorvalam vandān
azhahāi dvārakaiyai
brndāvanam enbadivaiyō
dakṣha yāgam enṛu**
darishanam tandē aruḷinān
Dōshamirundāl aruḷa vēṇḍum
dwārakai enbadu
ēdaḍi ēdaḍi
edir koṇḍazhaittu
ellai illāda
ēn ingē
enakkum aruḷineerō
endappaḍi ānālum
enda shamarttai
enda vidamāhilum
engē engēyaḍi
engum illāda piḷḷai
engum illādoru
ennadān kōpam
ennadān shollaḍi
ennadān shonnālum
Eṇṇam ellām unakkengēyaḍi
ennattai shonnālum

Bhargavi Balasubramanian

Bhairavi & Malavi

ennadān shonnēn
Ennattai sholvēnaḍi**
eṇṇipāraḍi kaṇṇan
Eṇṇinālum paravashamāhudē**
ēnō inda nishivēḷai
eṭṭa irundu
Ettanai tuṇivaḍā**
Ettanaiyum shollaḍi**
gambheera naḍaiyōḍu
gati neerē
gōkula māmaṇiyē
Idu paḷḷi yāmāshān**
idudān teriyumō
iduvē enakku lakṣham kōti
illai illai illaiyammā
inda vazhi
innum mayakkudu svāmi
innum varakkāṇēnē
Inṛu unakkupanayanam**
ippaḍiyum ōr piḷḷai
ippaḍiyum oru deivamā
ittanai parivu ennaḍi
ittanaiyum poi uṛakkam
ivandān ivandānē
jagamengum puhazhum
kadirēgum madiyāhum
kālangaḷ aṛiyāda karuṇaiyin veedu
Kālattai maṛandadennamō**
Kallukkuḷḷē tērai**
kalyāṇa kōlāhalamē
Kalyāṇamē**
kāṇāda atishaya
kaṇḍum kāṇādadu pōl
kāṇeerē kanjamalar

Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Chinmaya Sisters

kaṇhaḷum pōdādē
kanjikku eeḍāhumā
kaṇṇā ezhundirum
kaṇṇallavō svāmi

Madurai T N Seshagopalan

S Mahathi

kaṇṇan piṛandadai
kaṇṇan varuhinṛa nēram
kaṇṇanō kaṇṇan
kāyāmboo vaṇṇarē
koḍukka kaṇṇan
Koḷḷai malivācchēḍi*
Konjamēnum poruttiḍavē **
konjum mazhalai
kuzhaloodi manamellām

Sudha Ragunathan

S Sowmya

kuzhalē nee enna
mādhavanai mun niṛutti
malaiyai tookkinān
manadaṛindō alladu
Manattirupadai oḷittumēnō**
mānē avartānē
manjanamāḍa nee vārāi
mathurāpuri nagaram
Munamorukāl**
naḍa naḍa naḍa
Nalladalla enṛu shollaḍi
nallatanamāi sholli
nān enna tavam
nanṛāha iru tāyē
Nārāyaṇā enṛu shonnāl**
needān mecchi

Vanitha Suresh

Madurai T N Seshagopalan

neela vānam tanil
neela vaṇṇa
neeyē kaṇkoṇḍu
nēram konjamum
nillāmal pōhum
ninṛa nilaikaṇḍu
ninṛān tanai pōi
ōm namō bhagavatē
Onbadu piḷḷaihaḷ**
ōrān oruvan kuzhaloodum
pacchai iḷam
pārvai onṛe pōdumē
paṭṭābhishēkam
pattarai māttuppashum
pēshakkēḷeerō
pēshādē pōngaḷaḍi
piranda pōdē pēshinān**
pōḍi pōdi
pōdum pōdum
pōhaviṭṭu puram
pollāda piḷḷai
pooṇool kalyāṇam
pōṭṭu vaiyēḍi
Pulattiyan mun**
putra kāmayāgam
rājādi rāja
Roopa mangaḷa kishōra**
sāmam mudal vēdangaḷai
Shamattu kuṭṭiyaḍi*
shēdi ellām
sheida tavam
shenṛa shamattu pōl
shenṛu vā nee
sholli koḍuttadārō
shollittān taravēṇumō
shollitterivadillayē
shonnadaikkēḷ kaṇṇā

Ashwath Narayanan

Chinmaya Sisters

shonnadaikkēḷ aiyanē
shonnāl mangaḷam tarumē
shonnālozhiya manam
shree gōvinda nāma
shuzhanṛu shuzhanṛāḍum
sogasukāra krṣhṇan
svāgatam krṣhṇā

Sooryagayathri

Sudha Raghunathan

Tan mukhattu**
tanakku niharillāda
tannantaniyāha
Tandai nāmam sholla**
tāṇḍavam āḍuhinṛānē
Tannuḷḷē nanjaḍakki**
taruṇa māmuhil
taṭṭi kudittānē kamsan**
Tavazhndu tavazhndōḍinān**
tāyē un dāmōdara
tāyē yashōdē

Rahul Vellal

Ashwath Narayanan

Sudha Raghunathan

terōḍum veediyilē
tōṇuvadillaiyaḍi
too too too too
tuḍukkutanam ellām
tuḷḷi viḷaiyāḍinān
vāchakamum maṛandu
vāḍi tōzhi annamē
vandapōdum varādapōdum
vandaduvum pōnaduvum
vandārōḍi
vandavarai vārum
vandē piṛandān kaṇṇan
vandu kēṭpār illaiyō

Sunil Gargyan

Bombay Sisters

Vaṇṇa māḍangaḷ shoozh**
varishai koṇarndu vandār
vēṛēdum vahai illaiyō
Viḍindadu pōḍi
virundonṛu āhudu
viṣhamakkāra kaṇṇan

Sudha Raghunathan

Aruna Sairam

vittāram pēshi
1
Āḍāmal ennaḍi sheivāi**
2
adaṭṭi uruṭṭi vazhi koṇarndāḷ
Aṭhāṇā Ādi
3
adbhutanām bālakanām
Nāṭṭaikurunji Ādi
4
āḍi ashaindu varuhinṛān
Ābhōgi Ādi
5
āḍinamaṭṭukkum nee
Mōhanam Ādi
6
ādiyoru kālamadil
Gowrimanōhari Khaṇḍa Ēkam
7
ākkappoṛuttavarkku
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi
8
alai pāyudē
Kānaḍa Ādi

Haricharan

Maharajapuram Santhanam

9
alankāra gōpikai tāḷam pōḍa
Aṭhāṇā Ādi
10
Ammā irukkirāḷ**
11
ānamaṭṭum shonnēn
Madhyamāvati Ādi
12
andinēram nadikkaraiyōram
Bhairavi Ādi
13
Annai illai tandai illai**
14
annaikkezhudinān
Maṇirangu Ādi
15
annaiyarhaḷ vanam nāḍi
Tōḍi Ādi
16
annamē idu enna māyam
Shāmā Ādi
17
anṛē nān shonnadu
Madhyamāvati Roopakam
18
antaram maṇanda malar
Kalyāṇi Ādi
19
Ārāyirukkum enṛarindu**
20
āṛippōhudē pāl**
Tōḍi
21
aṛivēn aṛindēn
Khamāch Tishra Tripuṭa
22
arooḍam onṛu shollaḍi
Kalyāṇi Ādi
23
Ārukkum teriyādōḍi pōḍi**
24
ashaindāḍum mayil
Simhēndramadhyamam Ādi

Sudha Raghunathan

Nithyasree Mahadevan

25
āshaiyinai pāraḍi
Madhyamāvati Ādi
26
avarāha varuvārō
Sarasvati Ādi
27
avatāram shree krṣhṇa
Kēdāram Ādi
28
āyiram shollaḍi
Pantuvarāḷi Roopakam
29
āyiramdān shollaḍi
Khamāch Mishra Chāpu
30
aiyan oorvalam vandān
Ānandabhairavi Ādi
31
azhahāi dvārakaiyai
Sāvēri Ādi
32
brndāvanam enbadivaiyō
Kuranji Ādi
33
dakṣha yāgam enṛu**
Shankarābharaṇam
34
darishanam tandē aruḷinān
Ārabhi Ādi
35
Dōshamirundāl aruḷa vēṇḍum
Pantuvarāḷi Ādi
36
dwārakai enbadu
Chenchuruṭṭi Ādi
37
ēdaḍi ēdaḍi
Bhairavi Ādi
38
edir koṇḍazhaittu
Bilahari Ādi
39
ellai illāda
Aṭhāṇa Ādi
40
ēn ingē
Tōḍi Ādi
41
enakkum aruḷineerō
Māyāmāḷavagowḷa Ādi
42
endappaḍi ānālum
Kalyāṇi Ādi
43
enda shamarttai
Bhairavi Ādi
44
enda vidamāhilum
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi
45
engē engēyaḍi
Madhyamāvati Ādi
46
engum illāda piḷḷai
Shreeranjani Roopakam
47
engum illādoru
Aṭhāṇa Ādi
48
ennadān kōpam
Kāmbhōdhi Mishra chāpu
49
ennadān shollaḍi
Yadukulakāmbhōdhi Ādi
50
ennadān shonnālum
Sāvēri Ādi
51
Eṇṇam ellām unakkengēyaḍi
Kummi n/a
52
ennattai shonnālum
Vāchaspati Tishra Tripuṭa

Bhargavi Balasubramanian

Bhairavi & Malavi

53
ennadān shonnēn
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi
54
Ennattai sholvēnaḍi**
55
eṇṇipāraḍi kaṇṇan
Kāṇaḍa Ādi
56
Eṇṇinālum paravashamāhudē**
57
ēnō inda nishivēḷai
Khamāch Ādi
58
eṭṭa irundu
Rāgamālika Ādi
59
Ettanai tuṇivaḍā**
60
Ettanaiyum shollaḍi**
61
gambheera naḍaiyōḍu
Ānandabhairavi Ādi
62
gati neerē
kalyāṇi mishra chāpu
63
gōkula māmaṇiyē
Neelāmbari Ādi
64
Idu paḷḷi yāmāshān**
65
idudān teriyumō
Chakravākam Mishra chāpu
66
iduvē enakku lakṣham kōti
Ārabhi Ādi
67
illai illai illaiyammā
Mōhanam Ādi
68
inda vazhi
Ānandabhairavi Ādi
69
innum mayakkudu svāmi
Keeravāṇi Ādi
70
innum varakkāṇēnē
Yadukulakāmbhōdhi Mishra chāpu
71
Inṛu unakkupanayanam**
72
ippaḍiyum ōr piḷḷai
Rāgamālika Khanda Chapu
73
ippaḍiyum oru deivamā
Kalyāṇi Roopakam
74
ittanai parivu ennaḍi
Suddhasāvēri Roopakam
75
ittanaiyum poi uṛakkam
Kalyāṇi Roopakam
76
ivandān ivandānē
Vasanta Ādi
77
jagamengum puhazhum
Aṭhāṇā Ādi
78
kadirēgum madiyāhum
Āhiri Mishra Chāpu
79
kālangaḷ aṛiyāda karuṇaiyin veedu
Verses n/a
80
Kālattai maṛandadennamō**
81
Kallukkuḷḷē tērai**
82
kalyāṇa kōlāhalamē
Kēdāram Ādi
83
Kalyāṇamē**
Kuranji
84
kāṇāda atishaya
Shreeranjani Ādi
85
kaṇḍum kāṇādadu pōl
Rāgamālika Ādi
86
kāṇeerē kanjamalar
Khamāch Ādi

Madurai T N Seshagopalan

Chinmaya Sisters

87
kaṇhaḷum pōdādē
Shankarābharaṇam Ādi
88
kanjikku eeḍāhumā
Shankarābharaṇam Ādi
89
kaṇṇā ezhundirum
Bhoopāḷam Ādi
90
kaṇṇallavō svāmi
Suraṭi Ādi

Madurai T N Seshagopalan

S Mahathi

91
kaṇṇan piṛandadai
Kēdāram Ādi
92
kaṇṇan varuhinṛa nēram
Kavadi chindu Tishra Gati
93
kaṇṇanō kaṇṇan
Simhēndramadhyamam Roopakam
94
kāyāmboo vaṇṇarē
Maṇirangu Mishra chāpu
95
koḍukka kaṇṇan
Ārabhi Ādi
96
Koḷḷai malivācchēḍi*
Khamāch
97
Konjamēnum poruttiḍavē **
98
konjum mazhalai
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi
99
kuzhaloodi manamellām
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi

Sudha Ragunathan

S Sowmya

100
kuzhalē nee enna
Ārabhi Ādi
101
mādhavanai mun niṛutti
Rāgamālika Khaṇḍa Roopakam
102
malaiyai tookkinān
Kalyāṇi Roopakam
103
manadaṛindō alladu
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi
104
Manattirupadai oḷittumēnō**
105
mānē avartānē
Ābhōgi Roopakam
106
manjanamāḍa nee vārāi
Reetigowḷa Ādi
107
mathurāpuri nagaram
Khamāch Ādi
108
Munamorukāl**
109
naḍa naḍa naḍa
Dhanyāshi Ādi
110
Nalladalla enṛu shollaḍi
Shankarābharaṇam Ādi
111
nallatanamāi sholli
Mōhanam Ādi
112
nān enna tavam
Khamāch Ādi
113
nanṛāha iru tāyē
Shahāna Ādi
114
Nārāyaṇā enṛu shonnāl**
115
needān mecchi
Shreeranjani Ādi

Vanitha Suresh

Madurai T N Seshagopalan

116
neela vānam tanil
Punnāgavarāḷi Ādi
117
neela vaṇṇa
Mōhanam Ādi
118
neeyē kaṇkoṇḍu
Khamāch Ādi
119
nēram konjamum
Kaṇṇaḍa Roopakam
120
nillāmal pōhum
Udayaravichandrika Ādi
121
ninṛa nilaikaṇḍu
Shuddhasāvēri Mishra chāpu
122
ninṛān tanai pōi
Maṇirangu Ādi
123
ōm namō bhagavatē
Reetigowḷa Ādi
124
Onbadu piḷḷaihaḷ**
125
ōrān oruvan kuzhaloodum
Ārabhi Ādi
126
pacchai iḷam
Shāmā Ādi
127
pārvai onṛe pōdumē
Suraṭi Ādi
128
paṭṭābhishēkam
Ārabhi Ādi
129
pattarai māttuppashum
Radha kalyanam Verses
130
pēshakkēḷeerō
Mōhanam Ādi
131
pēshādē pōngaḷaḍi
Madhyamāvati Ādi
132
piranda pōdē pēshinān**
133
pōḍi pōdi
Khamāch Ādi
134
pōdum pōdum
Sāranga Ādi
135
pōhaviṭṭu puram
Reetigowḷa Tishra Tripuṭa
136
pollāda piḷḷai
Kharaharapriya Ādi
137
pooṇool kalyāṇam
Nādanāmakriya Ādi
138
pōṭṭu vaiyēḍi
Maṇirangu Mishra chāpu
139
Pulattiyan mun**
140
putra kāmayāgam
Kāpi Roopakam
141
rājādi rāja
Sāvēri Ādi
142
Roopa mangaḷa kishōra**
Ānandabhairavi
143
sāmam mudal vēdangaḷai
Kurunji khaṇḍa chāpu
144
Shamattu kuṭṭiyaḍi*
Mōhanam Ādi
145
shēdi ellām
Husēni Mishra chāpu
146
sheida tavam
Dēvamanōhari Ādi
147
shenṛa shamattu pōl
Keeravāṇi Ādi
148
shenṛu vā nee
Rāgamālika Roopakam
149
sholli koḍuttadārō
Suraṭi Ādi
150
shollittān taravēṇumō
Shahāna Roopakam
151
shollitterivadillayē
Shreeranjani Ādi
152
shonnadaikkēḷ kaṇṇā
Pantuvarāḷi Ādi

Ashwath Narayanan

Chinmaya Sisters

153
shonnadaikkēḷ aiyanē
Nāṭṭai Ādi
154
shonnāl mangaḷam tarumē
Suraṭi Ādi
155
shonnālozhiya manam
Kaṇṇaḍa Ādi
156
shree gōvinda nāma
Rāgamālika Ādi
157
shuzhanṛu shuzhanṛāḍum
Shāmā Ādi
158
sogasukāra krṣhṇan
Aṭhāṇa Ādi
159
svāgatam krṣhṇā
Mōhanam Ādi

Sooryagayathri

Sudha Raghunathan

160
Tan mukhattu**
161
tanakku niharillāda
Shuddhasāvēri Roopakam
162
tannantaniyāha
Tōḍi Mishra chāpu
163
Tandai nāmam sholla**
164
tāṇḍavam āḍuhinṛānē
Kāmbhōdhi Ādi
165
Tannuḷḷē nanjaḍakki**
166
taruṇa māmuhil
Ārabhi Ādi
167
taṭṭi kudittānē kamsan**
168
Tavazhndu tavazhndōḍinān**
Harikāmbhōdhi
169
tāyē un dāmōdara
Shankarābharaṇam Ādi
170
tāyē yashōdē
Tōḍi Ādi

Rahul Vellal

Ashwath Narayanan

Sudha Raghunathan

171
terōḍum veediyilē
Nāṭṭai Ādi
172
tōṇuvadillaiyaḍi
Sarasvati Khaṇḍa Tripuṭa
173
too too too too
Bilahari Ādi
174
tuḍukkutanam ellām
Kharaharapriya Ādi
175
tuḷḷi viḷaiyāḍinān
Navarasakaṇṇaḍa Ādi
176
vāchakamum maṛandu
Husēni Ādi
177
vāḍi tōzhi annamē
Ārabhi Khaṇḍa Aṭa
178
vandapōdum varādapōdum
Bhairavi Ādi
179
vandaduvum pōnaduvum
Bilahari khaṇḍa Chāpu
180
vandārōḍi
Bilahari Mishra chāpu
181
vandavarai vārum
Tōḍi Ādi
182
vandē piṛandān kaṇṇan
Maṇirangu Ādi
183
vandu kēṭpār illaiyō
Rāgamālika Ādi

Sunil Gargyan

Bombay Sisters

184
Vaṇṇa māḍangaḷ shoozh**
185
varishai koṇarndu vandār
Aṭhāṇa Ādi
186
vēṛēdum vahai illaiyō
Vasanta Ādi
187
Viḍindadu pōḍi
Khamāch Ādi
188
virundonṛu āhudu
Gowrimanōhari Ādi
189
viṣhamakkāra kaṇṇan
Jhunjhooṭi Chaturashra Ēka

Sudha Raghunathan

Aruna Sairam

190
vittāram pēshi
Kāmbhōdhi Mishra Chāpu