Monday, February 20, 2012

A child's calling for Shiva - हे नटराज


A personal favorite of mine is this wonderful song of calling Shiva, by the young Tansen.

The movie - Sangeet Samrat Tansen (saṅgīta samrāṭ tānaséna : Music Emperor Tansen) based on the music maestro Tansen, a few centuries ago, who still holds many new raga-s to his name in the classical Indian music.
Here he is a small boy, at a Shiva temple, and starts to sing in his praise.



The words he uses are all names for Shiva, as follows:



om = ॐ
om namaḥ shivāya / om namaH shivAya / ॐ नमः शिवाय = om salutations for Shiva

hé / he / हे = O
naṭa-rāja / naTarAja / नट-राज = king (rAja) of dancers (naTa)
gaṅgā-dhara / ga~NgA-dhara / गङ्गा-धर = (holder (dhara) of holy river Ganga (ga~NgA)
shambho / shambho / शम्भो = shambhuH = good-doer
bholé-nātha / bhole-nAtha / भोले-नाथ = the innocent/simple (bhole) lord (nAtha) (he is easy to please)
jaya ho, jaya ho = जय हो, जय हो = hail you, hail you.

jaya jaya jaya = जय जय जय = hail, hail, hail
vishva-nātha / vishva-nAtha / विश्व-नाथ = protector (nAtha) of the world (vishva)
jaya jaya = जय जय = hail, hail
kailāsa-nātha / kailAsa-nAtha / कैलास-नाथ = Lord (nAtha) of Kailsa (the mountain where Shiva lives)
he = हे = O
shiva = शिव = auspicious
shaṅkara / sha~Nkara / शंकर = good-doer
tumhārī jaya ho / tumahArI jaya ho -2 / तुम्हारी जय हो = may you be victorious (hail shiva)

he = हे = o
dayā-nidhāna / dayA-nidhAna / दया-निधान = storehouse (nidhAna) of mercy (dayA)
gaurī-nātha / gaurI-nAtha / गौरी-नाथ = husband (nAtha) of Parvati (gaurI)
chandra-bhāla /chandra-bhAla / चन्द्र-भाल = [one who has] Moon (chandra) on forehead (bhAla)
aṅga-bhasma / a~Nga-bhasma / अंग-भस्म = [one who has] ash (bhasma) on the body (a~Nga)
vyāla-māla /vyAla-mAla / व्याल-माल = [one who has] garlands (mAla) of snakes (vyAla)
mai.N rahoo.N sadA sharaNa tumhArI jaya ho (Hindi)
= मैं रहूँ सदा शरण तुम्हारी जय हो
= may I be always in your refuge, hail!





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4 comments:

Seeker of Equanimity said...

I like the way so explain these concepts so well and yet so simply :-)

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Pankaj said...

I truly appreciate your अभ्यास of the subject and of the language. Keep posting.

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