Chutamu rare yi vedkanu
cUtAmu rArE yI vEDkanu1Show Details
|[Celestial damsels to each other] Ones with beautiful teeth! |
Let us go watch this spectacle today.
puruhUtAdula-karudaina2 yODalOShow Details
yuvatulella3 harini kUDi yADedaru
|Even for Indra and others, this is an uncommon thing:|
In the boat, together with Hari, the girls are dancing!
okarikokaru gandhamu-naladedaruShow Details
okarikokaru tilakamu diddedaru
okarikokaru hAramu vEsedaru
|On each other, they are smearing sandal paste;|
For each other, they are correcting their forehead-marks,
To each other, they are offering betel leaves with arecanuts;
And, each other, they are adorning with garlands!
okarikokaru valuvalu kaTTedaruShow Details
okarikokaru ravikelu toDigedaru3
okarinokaru kaugiTa kUrcedaru
okarikokaru tamalO sokkedaru
|They are tying garments to one another; |
they are putting on blouses to one another;
they are embracing one another;
they are enamoured by one another.
okarikokaru pATalu pADedaruShow Details
okarinokaru hariyani cUcedaru
okarinokaru kAnaka bhramasedaru (cUtAmu)
|They are singing songs to one another; |
they are merry-making with one another;
they are beholding one another as Hari Himself;
then they are bewildered not perceiving one another.
- 2puruhUtAdula – the word ‘puru’ is given in brackets in some books.
- 2puruhUtAdulakarudainayODalO – puruhUtAdulakarudaina I ODalO.
- 3yuvatulella – yuvidalella : yuvidulella - does not seem to be appropriate.
- This Kriti is part of the dance-drama ‘Nauka Charitram’ – The Boat Story.
- Background - The Gopis meet Krishna at the Yamuna river and contemplate travel in a boat. Krishna says that it is not within the capacity of the women to steer boat and says he will do the job; however, the Gopis do not believe Him and think that He is upto some trick. After Lord convinces them, they all travel in the boat. Krishna sports with each of the Gopi individually (taking so many forms). Gopis wonder as to what penances did they perform in order to enjoy like this with the Lord. As Krishna exhorts them to row the boat in the Westerly direction, Gopis think that this is another ruse of Krishna and they tell their minds to him. As the Gopis are enamoured by each other to be Lord hari Himself, the celestial damsels come to watch the spectacle).
- General – this is the only kRti where Sri Tyagaraja has not signed with his mudra.
- 1vEDka or vEDuka is cognate with the Tamil vEDikkai.
- 3toDigedaru – There are two similar words in Telugu – toDuku – to seize, snatch, bite etc; toDugu – to put on or wear. Though both words seem to fit in the context, in view of the previous line ‘valuvalu kaTTedaru’, the meaning ‘put on’ has been adopted; the alternative meaning is also given.
|Nauka Charitram (Drama) of Tyagaraja|