Karnatik for Kids

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

“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 РIn singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.