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Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam

 

Lyrics: Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam

Author: Vyasadeva

Book Name: Padma Purana

Language: Sanskrit

Raga: Asavari

 

Popularly known as the Damodarastakam, this song glorifies Lord Krsna in the form of Lord Damodara, the child form being tied by the ropes of love by his mother Yasoda. This song is sung daily in the month of Kartika, which takes place in late October through mid November. This song is in Raga Asavari in the truest sense. Raga Asavari is a raga where the Re can either be komal (as presented here) or suddha. Both versions are sung by devotees worldwide. The most common tala to this song is the Bangla ektal or dadra tala. Because many devotees have trouble either playing the mridanga to tala, singing the song in the tala, or playing kartals, it has been sung to eight matra talas. The tala presented here is the Bangla ektal.

 

AUDIO CLIP: Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam Guide

 

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LYRICS:

(1)

namāmīśvaraḿ sac-cid-ānanda-rūpaḿ 
lasat-kuṇḍalaḿ gokule bhrājamanam 
yaśodā-bhiyolūkhalād dhāvamānaḿ 
parāmṛṣṭam atyantato drutya gopyā

 

(2)

rudantaḿ muhur netra-yugmaḿ mṛjantam 
karāmbhoja-yugmena sātańka-netram 
muhuḥ śvāsa-kampa-trirekhāńka-kaṇṭha
sthita-graivaḿ dāmodaraḿ bhakti-baddham

 

(3)

itīdṛk sva-līlābhir ānanda-kuṇḍe 
sva-ghoṣaḿ nimajjantam ākhyāpayantam 
tadīyeṣita-jeṣu bhaktair jitatvaḿ 
punaḥ prematas taḿ śatāvṛtti vande

 

(4)

varaḿ deva mokṣaḿ na mokṣāvadhiḿ  
na canyaḿ vṛṇe haḿ vareṣād apīha 
idaḿ te vapur nātha gopāla-bālaḿ 
sadā me manasy āvirāstāḿ kim anyaiḥ

 

(5)

idaḿ te mukhāmbhojam atyanta-nīlair 
vṛtaḿ kuntalaiḥ snigdha-raktaiś ca gopyā 
muhuś cumbitaḿ bimba-raktādharaḿ me 
manasy āvirāstām alaḿ lakṣa-lābhaiḥ

 

(6)

namo deva dāmodarānanta viṣṇo 
prasīda prabho duḥkha-jālābdhi-magnam 
kṛpā-dṛṣṭi-vṛṣṭyāti-dīnaḿ batānu 
gṛhāṇeṣa mām ajam edhy akṣi-dṛśyaḥ

 

(7)

kuverātmajau baddha-mūrtyaiva yadvat 
tvayā mocitau bhakti-bhājau kṛtau ca 
tathā prema-bhaktiḿ svakāḿ me prayaccha 
na mokṣe graho me sti dāmodareha

 

(8)

namas te stu dāmne sphurad-dīpti-dhāmne 
tvadīyodarāyātha viśvasya dhāmne 
namo rādhikāyai tvadīya-priyāyai 
namo nanta-līlāya devāya tubhyam

 

UPDATED: June 16, 2009

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