Annapoorne Visalakshi Apr 13, 2014 8:32:34 GMT 5.5
Post by Amritha Varshini on Apr 13, 2014 8:32:34 GMT 5.5
Annapoorne Visalakshi – Sri Muthuswami Deekshitar – Raga – Sama
Annapoorne Visaalaakshi Raksha Akhila Bhuvana Saakshi Kataakshi
Oh Goddess Annapoorna the one with large eyes kindly protect me. You are the witness for all the happenings in the world. Kindly favour me with your glance.
Unnatha Gartha Theera Vihaarini Omkarini Durithaadhi Nivaarini
Pannagaabharana Raajni Puraani Parameshwara Vishveshwara Bhaaswari
She resides in the famous Kuzhikkari. She is of the form of Omkara. She alleviates one’s afflictions. She is the consort of Lord Shiva who is adorned with serpents. She is the ancient one. She is the luminosity of Lord Parameshwara.
Payasannapuritha Maanikyapatra Hemadarvi Vidhrutakare
Kayajaadi Rakashana Nipunathare Kaanchanamaya Bhushana Ambaradhare
Toyajaasanaadi Sevithapare Thumburu Naaradaadhi Nutha Vare
Trayaateeta Mokshaprada Chature Tripada Shobhita Guruguhasaadhare
She holds a Golden Spoon and a Gem Studded vessel brimming with Sweetened Rice.
She is adept in protecting Manmadha (Cupid) and others. She is adorned with golden jewels and dress.
She is worshipped by Brahma and other eminent sages like Thumburu and Narada.
She is skilful in bestowing salvation which is above the three purushartha i.e. Dharma, Artha and Kama.
She is dearest to Guruguha who shines as the three words Tat Tvam Asi
Known as Madhya Kashi or Gartateeram, Kuzhikkarai is a small town near Tiruvarur. It has a very famous temple of Vishwanatha and Visalakshi. Dikshitar's Annapoorne Visalakshi in Sama is in praise of this goddess. This temple was a private property owned by one Vaidyalinga Mudaliyar, who, on hearing of the greatness of Dikshitar, requested him to compose a song in his name. Dikshitar refused, citing that he was not used to composing on humans. However, in this kshetra, he composed the inimitable Chaturdasha Ragamalika - Shri Vishwanatham. In the 14th raga, he makes a reference to the lord as being the protector of Vaidyalinga, thereby immortalising him also. This temple has a very potent tank which is believed to cure leprosy if one takes a dip in it. Lalita Dasar is the mudra name of T. G. Krishna Iyer, a close friend of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar. He composed around 155 kritis and Chembai popularised them in his concerts. His kriti Unnadimalarinaye is on the goddess of this temple.
You can read more about this Krithi in the following link.
You can here this divine song in the following links sung by :
Smt M.L. Vasanthakumari
Sri Nedunuri Krishnamurthy
Smt Mala Chandrashekhar (Flute)