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Song: akhilaaNDEshwari - Click to listen (Uma Ayyar)!

raagam: dvijaavanti

28 harikaambhOji janya
Aa: S R2 M1 G3 M1 P D2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 M1 R2 G2 R2 S N2 D2 N2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Muttuswaamy Dikshitar (see below)
Language: Sanskrit


akhilANDEshvari rakSamAm Agama sampradAya nipuNE shrI


nikhila lOka nityAtmikE vimalE nirmalE shyAmaLE sakala kalE


lambOdara guruguha pUjitE lambAlakOdbhAsitEhasitE
vAgdEvatArAdhitE varadE varashailarAjanutE shAradE
jambhAri sambhAvitE janArddananutE jujAvanti rAganutE jallI
maddaLa jhar jhara vAdya nAdamuditE jHnAnapradE

Notation is available here.

Oh Akhilandeshwari! The one who is adept in the traditions of the Agamas (Vedas), please protect me.

Her inherent nature pervades all the worlds, is pure, sublime. She is the dark-complexioned one and is the repository of all arts.

She is worshipped by Lambodara (Ganesha) and Guruguha (Murugan). She possesses shining long tresses and always sports a graceful smile. She is the supreme one worshipped by Saraswati. She is the bestower of boons and the daughter of Himavan (King of Mountains), the honorable one. She is Sharada, venerated by Indra and Vishnu. She is extolled through raga jujavanti (dvijaavanti) and takes delight in music of the instruments like jhalli, maddala, and jarjhara. She is the conferrer of supreme knowledge.

Other information:
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Although this is commonly reported to be by Dikshitar, several musicians, including scholars like T.L.Venkatarama Iyer have insisted that this is NOT by this composer. The song extols Goddess Parvati.

Song performed for karnATik by Uma Ayyar.

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updated on 06/19/2013