Song Lyric Sunday: Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma

img_1345

Last week, I was introduced to the amazing child singer, Sooryagayathri, from Kerala, India. I shared information about her, as well as three of her songs, in a previous post.

goddess-lakshmi

I decided to use another one of her songs for my contribution to this week’s Song Lyric Sunday event. (The directions for the event were to “share a song you’ve heard recently for the first time and fell in love with.”) The song, Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma is a tribute to Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth, Fortune and Prosperity, both material and spiritual. It was written in Kannada, a South Indian language, by Saint Purandara Dasa.

Lyrics

Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma nammamma ni sau
Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma ……

Hejjaya mele hejjeyanikkuta gejje kalgala dhvaniya toruta
Sajjana sadhu pujeya velege majjigeyolagina benneyante

Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma nammamma ni sau
Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma ……

Kanaka vrstiya kareyuta bare mana kamanaya siddhiya tore
Dinakara koti tejadi holeva janakarayana kumari vedha

Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma nammamma ni sau
Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma ……

Attittalagalade bhaktara maneyali nitya mahotsava nitya sumangala
Satyava toruva sadhu sajjanara cittadi holeva puttali bombe

Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma nammamma ni sau
Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma ……

Sankhye illada bhagyava kottu kankana kaiya tiruvuta bare
Kunkumankite pankaja locane Venkataramanana binkada rani

Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma nammamma ni sau
Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma ……

Sakkare tuppada kaluve harisi shukravaradha pujaya velage
Akkareyulla alagiri rangana cokka Purandara Vithalana rani

Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma nammamma ni sau
Bhagyada Lakshmi baramma ……

English Translation

Oh, Goddess of fortune. Laksmi devi ! Do come slowly with your anklets making the jingling sound. Come to us like butter emerging out of buttermilk when it is churned. Come and shower on us a rain of gold and fufilll our aspirations. Come with the brightness of countless number of rays of the sun. Come and bless us; Oh, Devi, who has taken incarnation as Sita. Oh, lotus eyed Devi who is the pride of Mahavishnu. Come and appear before us wearing the shining golden bracelets on your wrists and the auspicious vermilion mark on your forehead! Oh, consort of Purandaravitthala, welcome to you who shine auspiciously in the hearts of great sages. Oh, Queen of Alagiri Ranga, come to our worship on Friday when streams of ghee and sugar will overflow!

Sooryagayathri was nine years old when the video below was recorded. The man who is with her is her teacher, Kuldeep Pai.

I hope you enjoy her pure, mesmerizing voice. If you do, you can find more of her recordings on YouTube.

Photo Credit: http://hinduism.about.com/od/hindugoddesses/p/lakshmi.htm

 

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma

  1. I fell in love with Sooryagayatri’s rendition of the song, even though I have heard it before by other singers. What an emotion she invokes. What a blessing she is!

    Liked by 1 person

I would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s