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Chandram Bhaja Manasa

rAga: asaverI / tAla: cAturashra maThya (10 beats)

Pallavi

candraM bhaja mAnasa sAdhuhRdayasadRsham

Anupallavi

indrAdilokapAleDitataresham induM SoDashakalAdharam NishAkaram indirAsahodaraM sudhAkaramanisham

Charanam

shaNkaramaulivibhUSaNaM shIakiraNaM caturbhujaM madanacchatraM kSapAkaraM venkaTesanayanaM virANmanojananaM vidhum kumudamitraM vidhiguruguhavaktraM shashaHNkaM gISpatishApAnugrahapAtraM sharaccandrikAdhavaLaprakAshagAtraM kaHNkaNakeyUrahAramukuTadhidharaM paHNkajaripuM rohiNIpriyakaracaturam

Translation of the Krithi

Mind, worship Chandra (pure and pleasing) who is like the hearts of all good men.

(Worship Him) Always, the Lord of the stars praised by the guardian deities of Indra and others, who moistens the Earth, the one with sixteen digits, and rich in nectar.

(Worship Him) The ornament on Lord Shiva's crest, the cool-rayed, the four-armed, the parasol of Madana, the night-maker, the eye of Lord Venkatesa, mentally created by Virat, the inflictor of suffering[8], the friend of the night-lotus, and the face of Lord Subramanya who became the teacher of the creator. (Worship Him) Who bears the mark of the hare, who was first cursed and later favored by Brhaspati, with his white body shining bright in autumn, the wearer of armlets, bracelets, necklace and crown, enemy of the day-lotus and a courteous lover of Rohini.

Artists:

Madurai Mani Iyer, Mysore Chowdia,Vellore Ramabhadran & Alangudi Ramachandran

Year of Recording : 1960

Lyrics and Translation Courtesy : Todd M. McComb

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