Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sabda saundaryam

Here is a seemingly tough padyam (by today's standards) from pOtana's bhAgavatam.

A padyam is great if just by reading the padyam and hearing its rhythm and Sabdam (sound), we can feel its content even before understanding its literal meaning. Even if you don't know telugu well, just read it out aloud a couple of times until you get the words right, and then go on to my explanation. By the way, I use a transliteration scheme called ITRANS to write telugu language using english alphabet. When I get a Unicode editor, I'll post in telugu script.

The chhandas is called mattEbha vikriiDitam (the play of a matta+ibha = wild elephant):

vara gOvinda kathA sudhArasa mahA varShOru-dhArA paraM-
parala.n gAka budhEndra-chandra! yitarOpAyaanurakti.n pravis-
tara durdAnta duranta dussaha janussambhAvitaanEka dus-
tara gambhIra kaThOra kalmaSha kanaddaavaanalambArunE?

Saunaka and other sages are saying this to suuta, persuading him to tell them stories of govinda.
Just reading the poem will give you a feeling of how unbearable life without govinda chintana is, and how soothening listening to govinda's stories is.

8 comments:

v_tel001 said...

మీ బ్లాగ్ చూసి చాలా సంతోషంగా వుంది.

I have added your blog to the Telugu Bloggers list
http://telugubloggers.blogspot.com

కిరణ్
(Mtn.View, CA)

kiran kumar Chava said...

Good one.

May be u can put this also in Telugu..

sakshi said...

mattebha sardula padyalaki aa peru ento sandarbhochitam gaa untundi.

udaaharana droorjati satakam loni padyalu.

Sankar Rao Mopidevi said...

Great blog indeed. Varagovinda padyanni telugu lipilo koodaa vraayara please.

sumanth said...

It great blog.
I love telugu lit.
Can you help me how to get a telugu unicode editor?

Bommaraju said...

Mee padya kaumudi chaala baagundi. Meeru nirvahistunna I satkaaryam mudaavaham. Memu kooda manchipadyala goorchi maa bhaavaalu pampa vachunaa? elaa?

Bommaraju said...

Mee padya kaumudi chaala baagundi. Meeru nirvahistunna I satkaaryam mudaavaham. Memu kooda manchipadyala goorchi maa bhaavaalu pampa vachunaa? elaa?

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