Song: geetham 08 (janaka sutha)
rAgam: saveri
tAlam: rupakam, Chathurasra Jãthi
Composer: Purandara Dasa
Language: Sanskrit
Genre: Carnatic | Indian
Artist: Dhanya Subramanian |
Geetham: #8 (Gãnãmrutha Bõdhini)

Lyrics / Notation:

Arohanam : S1 R1 M1 P D1 S
Avarohanam: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S

D S | R M M , || M G | G , R S ||
Ja na | ka su tha || ku cha | kum ku ma ||
G , | R R G , || R R | S D S , ||
Pan | ki tha la || ncha nu | re re ||
D D | P M P , || P M | G R S R ||
Ba li | ha ru re || kha ga | va ha na ||
P M | G R R M || G R | S , S , ||
Ka | nchi pu ri || ni la | ya ||
S R | S , N D || S R | M , G R ||
Ka ri | ra ksha ka || bhu ja | vi kra ma ||
M , | P D P M || P D | P , P P ||
Ka | mi tha pha la || da | ya ka ||
R R | M M P , || D P | D P P M ||
Ka ri | va ra da || kal | ya na ||
P D | S , N D || N D | P D M , ||
Pe run | de vi ma || no | ha ru re ||
D P | P M G R || R M | G R S , ||
Ka ri | gi ri ni || va | su re ||


Janaka sutha kucha kumkuma — pangitha lanchanu re re. Baliharure khaga vahana — kancheepuri nilaya — kari rakshaka bhuja vikrama — kamitha phaladaya — karivarada kalyana — Perundevi manoharure — karigiri nivasure.


Oh! Rama, decorated by the kumkum that is Sita, the daughter of Janaka. You are the one who killed emperor Bali. You have Garuda as your vahana. You granted boons to Gajendra. You are the lord of the auspicious Lakshmi. You reside in Karigiri.

(Source: Ganamrudha Bodhini, p.58, Geetham 8 )


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  • Mini

    Never heard anyone bring out the essence of a raga in the aarohanam and avarohanam as exquisitely as this before…enjoyed it!

  • Carnatic Man

    I simply love you. Your voice is mesmerizing.

  • Ravi Shankar

    Wow!! excellent . Pure Carnatic Musaic. You voice and rendition is just out of the TriLokam

  • Swathingrj

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  • Naveen

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  • krishna sandhya

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  • S. UMA

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  • Rkodela

    such an excellent, and divine voice!  i feel like listening to it over and over again.  it is a great way to teach my daughter!!!

  • Unnamed

    When you post a notation, can you please indicate the notes that belong to the lower and higher octaves

  • Krishnamurthy Narayan

    Just beautiful. I am amazed at the diction. A big thank you

  • Pranavmahathi

    excellent voice

  • G Bhaskar

    Lovely voice and diction…Saakshat Saraswathi…many thanks.. am learning this geetham because of your lovely rendering

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  • Ram prasad

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  • anon-guest

    Such a serene rendering!