Ananda-Amrutaakarshini Dec 30, 2013 20:02:41 GMT 5.5
Post by Amritha Varshini on Dec 30, 2013 20:02:41 GMT 5.5
Composer – Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar
Raga – Amritha Varshini
Haraadi Pujithe Shive Bhavaani
Oh Bhavani, the consort of Shiva, who captivates the nectar like bliss, showers the nectar like rain,
worshipped by Shiva and other Gods.
Shri Nandanaadi Samrakshini
Shri Guruguha Janani Chithrupini
Saananda Hrudaye Nilaye Sadaye
Sadya Suvrushti Hetave Tvam
Santhatham Chinthaye Amruteshvari
Salilam Varshaya Varshaya Varshaya
One who protects Vishnu and other Gods,
Mother of Guruguha (Lord Skanda), the embodiment of supreme consciousness.
You dwell in the hearts of those steeped in bliss.
One who is very compassionate.
I mediate on you always to shower good rain at once.
He Amrutheshwari, the one who is the goddess of water,
Kindly shower us with rain, shower us with rain.
Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar’s younger brothers Chinnaswami and Balaswami who were learning Music from him, were invited by the patron kings, hence they went to Madurai and stayed for some years. During that time Chinnaswami passed away. Balaswami was dejected and was affected by the sudden death of his brother. So along with a disciple he went to Setu (Ramesvaram) and from there went to Ettayapuram, where he was taken care by the Maharaja there. Muthuswami Dikshitar thought of his brother’s demise to be natural occurrence but as he considered his younger brother Balaswami as his own child, he was worried about his whereabouts and his dejection. Hence he along with his two wives and a disciple went to Sattur via Madurai. Dikshitar while he was on his way in search of his brother saw the dry condition of the land and fervently sang “Anandamritakarshini” in the raga “Amritavarshini”. By the sheer devotion of Dikshitar there was heavy downpour and the area received good spell thereafter.
Here is the link to hear the divine voice of Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam