Karnatik for Kids

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

shruti smruti purANAnAm

“shruti smruti purANAnAm”

shruti smruti purANAnAm (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : sArangA

Lyrics:

shruti smruti puranAnAm Alayam karunAlayam.

namAmi bhagavadpAdam shankaram lokashamkaram.

Meaning:

I salute the compassionate abode of the Vedas, Smritis and Puranas known as Shankara Bhagavatpada, who makes the world auspicious.

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

brahmAnandam paramasukhadam (nithya slokam)

“brahmAnandam paramasukhadam”

brahmAnandam paramasukhadam (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : kApi

Lyrics:

brahmAnandam parama sukhadam kevalam gnAnamUrtim dvandvAtEetam gaganasadrusham tatvamasyAdi lakshyam Aekam nityam vimalamachalam sarvadhEsAkshibhUtam BhAvAtEtam triguna rahitam sadgurum tam namaami.

Meaning:

He who has attained the Bliss of Brahman, the Supreme Joy, He who is pure (free from delusion), embodiment of wisdom beyond the duality of the world, sky high in spirituality, He whose attention is on “I am that” One with divinity, eternal, without impurities, immovably established in truth, He who is witness to everything (from his omniscience), beyond the mind(emotions), without the three Gunas (of Sattva, Rajas, Tamas), salutations to that Holy Guru.

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

Aditya sOmAya (nithya slokam)

“Aditya sOmAya”

Aditya sOmAya (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : kAnadA

Lyrics:

Aditya sOmAya mangaLAya budhAya cha
guru shukra shanibhyashcha
rAhavae kaethavae namaha

Meaning:

Salutations to the navagrahAs, the Aditya (Sun), Soma (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Budha (Mercury),
Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu, and Kaetu.

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

sAnthAkAram bhujaga sayanam & lakshmI kAntham (nithya slokam)

“sAnthAkAram bhujaga sayanam & lakshmI kAntham”

sAnthAkAram bhujaga sayanam & lakshmI kAntham (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : valajI

1st Slokam
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Lyrics:

sAnthAkAram bhujaga sayanam
padmanAbham suraesham
vishwAdhAram gagana sadrusham
maegha varNam shubhAngam

Meaning:

(Salutations to Lord Vishnu) who has a serene appearance, who rests on a serpent (Adisesha), who has a lotus on His navel and who is the Lord of the Devas,
who sustains the universe, who is boundless and infinite like the sky, whose colour is like the cloud and who has a beautiful and auspicious body.

2nd Slokam
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Lyrics:

lakshmI kAntham kamala nayanam
yOgi hrudh-dhyAna gamyam
vandhe vishNum bhava bhaya haram
sarva lOkaika nAtham

Meaning:

(Salutations to the one) who is the husband of Goddess Lakshmi, whose eyes are like lotus and who is attainable to the yogis by meditation,
Salutations to that Vishnu who removes the fear of worldly existence and who is the Lord of all the worlds.

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

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.