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Diwakara Thanujam
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DivAkara Thanujam

rAga: yadukulakAmbhoji / tAla: cAturashra eka

Pallavi

divAkaratanujaM shanaishcaraM dhIrataraM santataM cintayEham

Anupallavi

bhavAmbunidhau niMagnajanAnAM bhayaHNkaram atikrUraphaladam bhavAnIshakaTAkSapAtrabhUtabhaktimatAmatishayashubhaphaladam

Charanam

kAlAHnjanakAntiyuktadehaM kAlasahodaraM kAkavAhaM nIlAMshukapuSpamAlavRtaM nIlaratnabhUSaNAlaNkRtaM mAlinIvinutaguruguhamuditaM makarabumbharAshinAthaM tilatailamishritAnnadIpapriyam dayAsudhAsAgaraM nirbhayam kAladaNDaparipIditajAnuM kAmitArthaphaladakAmaDhenuM kAlacakrabhedacitrabhAnuM kalpitaccAyAdevisUnum

Translation

I always meditate upon the slow-moving Shani, the son of Surya and the courageous one.

Who causes fear in people plunged in the ocean of worldly existence, and is the harbinger of calamitous events. Who grants uniquely auspicious rewards for devotees favored by Shiva's benign glances.

Who with a body of dark lustre like collyrium, brother of Yama, riding on his vehicle the Crow, decorated with blue dress and a blue flower wreath, with ornaments embedded with blue stones, who is worshipped by Malini and delights Guruguha. Lord of the two houses of Makara and Kumbha, with special liking for the lamp lit with sesame oil and for rice with sesame seeds, an ocean of nectar of compassion and fearless. Whose knee was disfigured by the staff of the Lord of Death, like Kamadhenu yielding all desires, the fire capable of splitting the time-wheel, and one conceived of as the son of the Goddess Chaya.

Artists:

Madurai Mani Iyer, Mysore Chowdia, Palani Subramanya Pillai

Year of Recording : 1960

Lyrics and Translation Courtesy : Todd M. McComb

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