SARVA MANGALA NAVAVARANAM

(COMPOSED BY SRI RAJAGOPALA SHARMA, A PATRON OF RAJARAJESWARI TEMPLE, NANGANALLUR, CHENNAI)


Another navavarana krithi series is the “Sarva mangala Sri Rajarajeswari” navavaranam on Goddess Rajarajeswari temple, Nanganallur. These krithis were composed by Sri. Rajagopala Sharma, Patron of the temple. (Ifound a reference that these are composed by Andavan Pichai, which is wrong).


This set of compositions include the Nine Avaranams and a Mangalam; totaling to Ten compositions. Sometimes, a Dhyana krithi for the Goddess alo is sung in the beginning. Since the composer has not specified any raga; hence sung in different ragas; I am sharing three different versions here. The First set is renditions by Vid. Deepa Nataraj; the video clips contain the lyrics also. Please use following links for the 10 krithis - 9 avaranams and mangalam, sung in ragas : Sahana, Hamsanadam, Valaji, Lathangi, Charukesi, Ranjani, Sindhubhairavi, Gopika thilakam, Paras (Pharaju) and Arabhi :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOVe4ewgKaM – About Sarvamangala Sri Rajarajeswari


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGgUKjUNEFY - 1st Avaranam – Sahana


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRStAv7utqg - 2nd Avaranam – Hamsanadam


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwvGCk7hcbo - 3rd Avaranam – Valaji


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHqa9oBNo9g – 4th Avaranam – Lathangi


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwUZUntsaRg – 5th Avaranam – Charukesi


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRVCJjlhOhc - 6th Avaranam – Ranjani


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhcN1V1BCu4 - 7th Avaranam – Sindhubhairavi


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86jTpgc08jU - 8th Avaranam – Gopika thilakam


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdJxYYDyWZE - 9th Avaranam – Paras


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCsTm0yIYtk - Mangalam – Arabhi


Now, here is another rendition by Smt. Mangalam Krishnamurthy. This set contains a Dhyanam in ragam Devaranji, followed by the nine avaranams in ragas Goula, Kapi, Hindolam, Nattaikurinji, Bhairavi, Hamsanandi, Nadanamakriya, Mohanam and Madhyamavathi; ends with a Phalasthuthi in ragam Behag:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Gh6eakMww – Dhyanam – Devaranji (namasthe paradevathe)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8teq3J0IIk – sarvamangala sri rajarajeswari – goula – 1st avaranam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZMGKt_Rp0M - ,, - Kapi – 2nd


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB06SGMmsX8 - ,, - hindolam – 3rd


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXYizbJZO7Y - ,, - nattaikurinji – 4th


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sba0wH6LluM - ,, Bhairavi - 5th


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2m66rolbVs - ,, - hamsanandi – 6th


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2nq1nFIUs8 - ,, - Nadanamkriya – 7th


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f_9r2Fs578 - ,, - Mohanam – 8th


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sMCUiEPs3Q - ,, - madhyamavathi - 9th


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXbl8OIqL24 - ,, - phalasthuthi

I have found a third version also, sung by Raji Paati; there is no dhyana krithi, only the Nine avaranams in Kambhoji, Vasantha, Kalyani, Nattaikurinji, Charukesi, Kanada, Abhogi, Surutti and a Ragamalika of Kunthalavarali and Kedaram; finally ending with a Mangalam in ragam Sama :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2WS14ANzYc - sarvamangala sri rajarajeshwari – kambhoji (1)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMSVEEG1XK8 - ,, - vasantha (2)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAp3fb-aORc - ,, - kalyani (3)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTkn61qyN2U - ,, - nattaikurinchi (4)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHaogMulQZM - ,, - Charukesi (5)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD4OE-mOxkY - ,, - kanada (6)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea8yU0AlhFI - ,, - abhogi (7)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOduvnyEapY - ,, - surutti (8)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN6juTb6m3g - ,, - kunthalavarali, kedaram (RM) (9)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfpubN51LUY - ,, - sama – mangalam

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