Karnatik for Kids

For kids to enjoy and appreciate Karnatic music : a South-Indian Art Music Form

agnAna timirAndhasya (nithya slokam)

“agnAna timirAndhasya”

agnAna timirAndhasya (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : sahAnA

Lyrics:

agnAna timirAndhasya gnAnAnjanashalAkaya
chakshurunmElitam yaena tasmai shrI guravae namaha

Meaning:

He who removes darkness of ignorance of the blinded (un-enlightened) by applying the ointment(medicine) of (Spiritual) knowledge. He Who opens the eyes, salutations unto that holy Guru.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

Om namO bhagavathaE vAsudaevAya (Nithya Slokam)

“Om namO bhagavathaE vAsudaevAya “

Om namO bhagavathaE vAsudaevAya (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : mOhanam

Lyrics:

Om namO bhagavathae vAsudaevAya
dhanwantrayae amrutha kalasha hasthAya
sarvAmaya nAshanAya trilOka nAthAya
sri mahAvishNavae namaha

Meaning:

(O Vishnu) Salutations to you Lord Vasudeva, who is the Lord Dhanwantari holding the nectar of immortality in your hands,
You are the destroyer of all diseases and the Lord of the three worlds
Obeisances to you Lord MahA VishNu.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

adharam madhuram (Nithya Slokam)

“adharam madhuram “

adharam madhuram (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : kalyANI

Lyrics:

adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram
hrdayam madhuram gamanam madhuram madhurAdhipataer-akhilam madhuram

Meaning:

(O Krishna) your Lips are sweet, your face is sweet, your eyes are sweet and your laughter is sweet,
(O Krishna) your heart is sweet and your gait is sweet; everything about You is sweet, O Lord of sweetness.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

sacchidAnanda rUpAya (Nithya Slokam)

“sacchidAnanda rUpAya”

sacchidAnanda rUpAya (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : revatI

Lyrics:

sacchidAnanda rUpAya
paramAnanda rUpiNe
namO venkata nAthAya
varAhapuri vAsinae

Meaning:

(O Lord Vishnu) You are Supreme bliss incarnated. Your form is one of Permanent Bliss. Salutations O Lord Venkata who is everything auspicious and who resides in Varahapuri, my salutations to you.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

vAmadevam mahAdevam (Nithya Slokam)

“vAmadevam mahAdevam”

vAmadevam mahAdevam (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : saraswatI

Lyrics:

vAmadevam mahAdevam
lOkanAtham jagatgurum
namAmi shirasA devam
kim-no-mrityu karishyantha

Meaning:

(O Lord Shiva) What can death do to the one,
Who salutes with his head that god,
Who judges according to merit,
Who is the greatest god,
Who is the lord of the universe,
And who is the teacher of the world.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

srI rAma rAma rAmetI (Nithya Slokam)

“srI rAma rAma rAmetI”

srI rAma rAma rAmetI (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : mAyAmALavagowLai

Lyrics:

srI rAma rAma rAmetI
ramae rAmae manOramae
sahasranAma thatthulyam
rAma nAma varAnanae

Meaning:

By meditating on “Rama Rama Rama” (the Name of Rama), my mind gets absorbed in the Divine Consciousness of Rama, which is Transcendental,
The name of Rama is as Great as the Thousand Names of God (Vishnu Sahasranama).

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

bhUthanAtha sadAnandA (Nithya Slokam)

“bhUthanAtha sadAnandA (Nithya Slokam)”

bhUthanAtha sadAnandA (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : bilahari

Lyrics:

bhUthanAtha sadAnandA
sarvabhUtha dayAparA
raksha raksha mahAbAhO
SAStrae tubhyam namO namaha

Meaning:

Many many salutations to that Shastha,
Who is the Lord of all beings,
Who is perennially blissful,
Who shows mercy towards all beings,
To Him I pray – Protect me great hero.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

hey swAminAtha karuNAkara (Nithya Slokam)

“hey swAminAtha karuNAkara”

hey swAminAtha karuNAkara (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : suddha dhanyAsi

Lyrics:

hey swAminAtha karuNAkara dInabandhO
SrI PArvathEesa mukha pankaja padmanAbhO,
SreesAdhi deva gana pUjitha pAda padma,
Valleesa natha mama dehi karAvalambham (2)

Meaning:

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the chief of gods, who is merciful,
Who is friend of the oppressed,
Who is the son of the lotus faced lord of goddess Parvathi,
And whose lotus feet is worshipped
By all gods and also by Lord of Goddess Lakshmi.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

Anjanaeya vIra & anjanA nandanam vIram (Nithya Slokam)

“Anjanaeya vIra & anjanA nandanam vIram”

Anjanaeya vIra & anjanA nandanam vIram (Nithya Slokam)

1st Slokam
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Lyrics:

Anjanaeya vIra hanumantha shUrA
vAnara vIrA vAyu kumArA

Meaning:

O Lord Hanumantha , who is Courage incarnated and Fearless. You are the most courageous amongst the vAnarams(monkeys) and the son of Lord vAyU. Salutations to you.

2nd Slokam
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Lyrics:

anjanA nandanam vIram
jAnakI shOka nAshanam
kapEesa maksha hanthAram
vande lankA bhayakaram

Meaning:

Salutations to the terror of Lanka,
Who is the heroic son of Anjana,
Who brought to an end, all sorrows of Seetha,
Who is the king of monkeys,
Who killed Aksha, the second son of Ravana.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

vAsudeva sutham devam (Nithya Slokam)

“vasudeva sutham devam”

vasudeva sutham devam (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : mOhanam

Lyrics:

vasudeva sutham devam
kamsa chANUra mardhanam
devakI paramAnandham
krishNam vande jagatgurum

Meaning:

I offer my obeisance’s to Lord KrishNa, the beloved son of Vasudeva, who killed the great demons Kamsa and ChANUrA, who is the source of great joy to Mother DevakI; and who is indeed a spiritual Guru of the universe.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.