Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bharatanatyam Shlokas


I copied these shlokams from my Guru Susitha Nalliah's carefully preserved, decade old, tattered notebook. With due respect, I am reproducing the text here for the convenience of all her students. 

Beginning Shlokas
1) Om

2) Gajananam Bhuta Ganathi Sevitam, Kapittha Jambu Palasara Bhaksitam
Uma Sutam Shoka Vinasha Karanam, Namami Vignesvara Pada Pankajam
(The one who is served by all. The one who holds kapitha and jumbo fruits. The one who is Parvathi's son and remover of all sorrows. To that Vigneshwara, lotus like feet I bow)

3) Sarasvati Namastubhyam Varade Kaama-Ruupinni
Vidyaarambham Karissyaami Siddhir-Bhavatu Me Sadaa
( O goddess Saraswati, my humble prostrations to you. You are the full filler of all my wishes.I start my learning with the request that you please bestow your blessings.)

4) Samudra vasane devi, parvatha sthana mandale
Naatyam karishye bhoodevi Paadaghatha kshamasvame.
( Whose clothing is the ocean. Whose body is the mountains and plains. We dance on you, Oh mother Earth! Please forgive us for striking on you )

5) Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh, gurur devo maheshvarah
gurur saakshaat parabrahma, tasmai shree gurave namah.
( We see Brahma and Vishnu in our teachers. We see Shiva in our teachers. You are all united under one. I bow to your feet my teacher.)
 
6) Angikam bhuvanam yasya,  vachchikam sarva vangmayam
Aaharyam Chandra taradi, tavam namah Satvikam shivam
(We bow to the Satvika Shiva, Whose body is the world, Whose speech is the entire language, And whose ornaments are, The sun, the stars and the moon.) 

7) Bharatha Kula bhagya kalike, Bhava rasananda parinathakare
Jagatheka mohanakale, Jeya Jeya rangadhi devathe devi
(Thou, the good fortune of Bharatha’s descendants. Thou, from whom emanates bhave, rasa and ananda. Thou, the fascinating enchantress of the whole world. Glory to Thee. Divine Goddess. Glory to Thee.)

8) Vigna Namnashanam Karthum, Bhoothanam Raksha Nayacha
Devanam Thushtayea chapi, Preksha Kanam Vibhuthaye
Shreyasenaya Kasyatra, Patra Sumrakshanayacha
Archarya Shiksha Sidhyarthum, Pushpanjalim Adhara Bhed
( To destroy the obstacles, To protect the living being. To please the gods, To bring prosperity to the spectators. For the safety of the dance hall, For the protection of the dancers For the success of training given by the guru I now begin the offering of flowers (Pushpanjali) ) 
  
9) Om Saha Nau-Avatu, Saha Nau Bhunaktu, Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Nau-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai, Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih
( Om, May God Protect us Both (the teacher and student). May God nourish us both. May we work together with energy and vigour. May our study be enlightening and not give rise to hostility. Om, Peace, Peace, Peace)

Ending Shloka
Vishnu Shakthi samuthpanne  chitravarne maheetale
aneka ratna sampanne Bhoomidevi namosthuthe.
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih 
( The one who is born our of Vishnu’s power, The custodian of all colors on Earth. The one who is adorned with precious jewels, I bow to you Oh Mother Earth.  Om, Peace, Peace, Peace)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Priya,

    Thank you for posting this. have been searching for this and was super excited to find the shlokas with meanings.

    Thanks and stay blessed!

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