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'Jnanappana' or the Song of Divine Wisdom

Discussion in 'Queries on Religion & Spirituality' started by manjumnair, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. manjumnair

    manjumnair Silver IL'ite

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    Jnanappana or the Song of Divine Wisdom, a rare treasury
    of transcendental knowledge and its relevance in day-to-day
    life, is written in a simple, unassuming style. It is full of
    comments of contemporary lifestyle in the perspective of
    the short lived nature of life as well as its pleasures.


    Jnanappana was composed by the famous poet Poonthanam[SIZE=-1]Namboodiri. [/SIZE]Poonthanam was a great devotee and a recipient of the grace of Guruvayoorappan. Composed in a literary style called `Panapattu,' as suggested by the title, `Jnanappana' consists of about 360 short lines in verse form simple in language, musical in sound, rich in meaning and filled with philosophical wisdom, the poem is a veritable treatise on `namasankirtan' or devotional worship.


    As it contains 360 lines, I am dividing the whole song and posting each section in different posts. The verses are in Malayalam.
     
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    Re: 'Jnanappana' or the Song of Divine Wisdom - section 1

    Krishna Krishna Mukunda Janaaradana , Krishna Govinda Naaraayana Hare
    Achyuthaananda Govinda Maadhava , Sachithaananda Naarayana hare

    Gurunaadhan thuna cheyka santhatham, Thirunaamangal naavinmeleppozhum
    Piriyaatheyirikkanam nammude, Nara janmam saphalamaakkeduvaan

    Innaleyolam enthenn arinjeela, Ini naaleyum enthenn arinjeela
    Innikkanda thadikku vinaasavu- Minna neram ennethumarinjeela

    Kandukandangirikkum janangale, Kandillennu varuthunnathum bhavaan
    Randu naalu dinam kondoruthane, Thandiletti nadathunnathum bhavaan

    Maalika mukaleriya mannante, Tholil maaraappu kettunnathum bhavaan
    Kandaal ottariyunnu chilarithu,Kandaalum thiryaa chilarkkethumme

    Kandathonnume sathyam allennathu, Mumbe kandariyunnithu chilar
    Manu jaathiyil thanne palavidham, Manssinnu vishesham undorkanam

    Palarkkum ariyenam ennittallo, Pala jaathi parayunnu saasthrangal
    Karmathiladhikaari janangalkku, Karma saasthrangalundu palavidham

    Saankhya saasthrangal yogangalenniva, Sankhyayillathu nilkkatte sarvavum
    Chuzhannidunna samsaara chakrathi- luzhannidum mamukkarinjjeeduvaan

    Arivulla mahatthukkal undoru, Paramaardham arul cheyth irikkunnu
    Eluthaayittu mukthi labhippanai, Chevi thannithu kelppinellavarum

    Nammeyokkeyum bandhicha sadahanam, Karmam ennariyendathu mumbinaal
    Munnam ikkanda viswam aseshavum, Onnayulloru jyothi swaroopamai

    Onnum chennangu thannodu pattaathe,Onninum chennu thaanum valayathe
    Onnonnai ninaikkum janangalkku, Onnukond arivaakunna vasthuvai

    Onnilumm ariyaatha janagalku, Onnu kondum thiriyaatha vasthuvai
    Onnu pole yonnillaathe yullathi- nonnunaay ulloru jeeva swaroopamai

    Onnilum oru bandham illatheyai, Ninn avan thanne viswam chamachu pol
    Moonnum onnil adaangaunnu pinneyum, Onnumilla pol viswam annerath

    Onnu kondu chamachoru viswathil, Moonnayittulla karmangalokkeyum
    Punya karmangal paapa karmangalum, Punya paapangal misramaam karmavum

    Moonu jaathi niroopichu kaanumbol, Moonnu kondum thalikkunna jeevane
    Ponnin changala yonni pparanjathi-lonnirumbu kondennathre bhedangal

    Randinaalumeduthu panicheytha, Changalayallo misramaam karmavum
    Brahmavaadeeyayyechayerumbolam, Karmabadhanmaarennatharijaalum

    Bhuvanangale srishtikkayennathum, Bhunanthya pralayam kazhivolam
    Karmapaasathe lankhikkayennathu, Brahmaavinnumeluthalla nirnayam

    Dikpaalakanmaarumavvannamororo, Dikku thorum thalachu kidakkunnu
    Alpakarmikalaakiya naamella-malpakaalam kondororo janthukkal

    Garbha paathrathil pukkum purappettum, Karmam kondu kalikkunnathingane
    Narakathil kidakkunna jeevan poi, Durithangalodungi manassinte

    Paripaakavum vannu kramathaale, Narajaathiyil vannu pirannittu
    Sukrutham cheythu melppottu poyavar, Sukhichidunnu sathyalokatholam

    Salkarmam kondu melpottu poyavar, Swargathinkal irunnu sukhikkunnu
    Sukruthangalumokke odungumbol, Paripaakavumellolamillavar

    Parichodangirunnittu bhoomiyil, Jaatharaai; duritham cheythu chathavar
    Vannora dduddinathin bhalamai, Pinneppoi narakathil veezhunu

    Suralokathil ninnoru jeevan poi, Naraloke maheesuranaakunnu
    Chandakarmangal cheythavan chaakumbol, Chandaala kulathinkalppirakkunnu

    Asuranmaar suranmarayeedunnu, Amaranmaar marangal aayeedunnu
    Ajam chathu gajamai pirakkunnu, Gajam chathangajavumayeedunnu

    Nari chathu naranai pirakkunnu, Naari chathudan oriyai pokunnu
    Kripa koodaathe peedippicheedunna, Nripan chathu krimiyaai pirakkunnu

    Eacha chathoru poocha yayeedunnu, Easwarante vilaasangalingane
    Keezhmelingane mandunna jeevanmaar, Bhoomiyeennathre nedunnu karmangal

    Seemayillatholam pala karmangal, Bhoomiyeennathre nedunnu jeevanmaar
    Angane cheythu nedi marichuda- nanya lokangal oronnil oronnil
     
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    Re: 'Jnanappana' or the Song of Divine Wisdom - section 2

    Chennirunnu bhujikkunnu jeevanmaar, Thangal cheythoru karmangal than bhalam
    Odungidum athottunaal chellumbol, Udane vannu nedunnu pinneyum

    Thante thante grihathinkal ninnudan, Kondu ponna dhanam kondu naamellam
    Mattengaanumoredathirunnittu, Vittoonennu parayum kanakkine

    Karmangalkku vilabhoomiyaakiya, Janmadesamibhoomiyennarinjaalum
    Karmanaasam varuthenamenkilum, Chemme mattengum saadhiyaa nirnnayam

    Bhaktanmaarkkum mumukshu janangalkkum, Saktharaaya vishayee janangalkkum
    Ischicheedunnathokke kkodukkuthidum,Viswa maathaavu bhoomi siva siva

    Viswanaathante moolaprakrithi thaan, Prathyakshena vilangunnu bhoomiyaay
    Avaneethala paalanathinnallo, Avathaarangalum palathorkkumbol

    Athukondu visheshichum bhoolokam, Pathinnaallilumthamamennallo
    Veda vaadikalaaya munikalum, Vedavum bahumaanichu chollunnu

    Lavanaabudhimadhye vilangunna, Jambu dweeporu yojana lakshavum
    Saptha dweepukalundathilethrayum, Uthamamennu vaazhthunnu pinneyum

    Bhoopadmathinnu karnikayaayittu, Bhoodharendranthilallo nilkunnu
    Ithilombathu ghandangalundallo, Athiluthamam bhaaratha bhoothalam

    Sammathanmaaraaya maamuni sreshtanmaar, Karmakshethramennallo parayunnu
    Karma beejam atheennu mulaiakkendoo, Brahma lokathirikkunnavarkalkkum

    Karma beejam varattikkalanjudan, Janmanaasam varuthenamenkilum
    Bhaarathamaaya ghandamozhinjulla, Paarilengumeluthalla nirnnayam

    Athra mukhyamaayulloru bhaaratha- mipradesamennellarumorkkanam
    Yugam naalilum nallu kaliyugam, Sughame thanne mukti varuthuvaan

    Krishna! Krishna! Mukunda! Janaardana!, Krishna! Govinda! Rama! enningane
    Thirunaama sankeerthanamenniye, Mattillethume yathnamarijaalum

    Athu chinthichu mattulla lokangal, Pathimoonnilumulla janangalum
    Mattu dweepukalaarilumullorum, Mattu ghandangalettilumullorum

    Mattu moonnu yugangalillorum, Mukti thangalkku saadhyamallaykayaal
    Kalikaalthe, bhaaratha ghandathe, Kalithaadaram kaivanangeedunnu

    Athil vannoru pullaayittenkilum, Ithukaalam janichukondeeduvaan
    Yogyatha varautheeduvaan thakkoru, Bhaagyam poraathe poyallo daivame!

    Bhaaratha ghandathinkal pirannoru, Maanusharkkum kalikkum namaskaaram
    Ennellam pukazhtheedunnu mattullor, Ennathathenthinu naam paranjeedunnu?

    Kaalaminnu kaliyugamallayo, Bhaarathamipradeshavumallayo
    Nammalellam naranmaarumallayo, Chemme nannai niroopippenellarum

    Hari naamangalillathe pokayo, Narakangalil pedi kurakayo
    Naavu koodaathe janmamathaakayo, Namukkinni vinaasamillaykayo

    Kashtam kashtam! Niroopanam koodaathe, Chuttu thinnunnu janmam pazhuthe naam!
    Ethra janmam prayaasappettikkaalam, Athra vannu pirannu sukruthathaal
     
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    Re: 'Jnanappana' or the Song of Divine Wisdom - section 3

    Ethra janmam malathil kazhinjathum, Ethra janmam jalathil kazhinjathum
    Ethra janmangal mannil kazhinjathum, Ethra janmam marangalai ninnathum

    Ethra janmam marichu nadannathum, Ethra janmam mrigunagal pasukkalai
    Athra vannitteevannam labhichoru, Marthya janmathin mumbe kazhichu naam

    Ethrayum panippettingu maathaavin, Garbha paathrahil veenatharinjaalum
    Pathu maasam vayattil kazhinju poi, Pathu pantheeraandunniyaayittum poi

    Thannethaanabhimaanichu pinnedam, Thannethaanariyaathe kazhiyunnu
    Ithra kaalamirikkuminiyennum, Sathyamo namukkethumonnillallo

    Neerppola poleyulloru dehathil, Veerppu maathramundigane kaanunnu
    Orthariyaathe padu pedunneram, Nerthu pokumathenne parayavoo

    Athra maathramirikkunna nerathu, Keerthicheedunnathilla thirunaamam
    Sthaana maanangal cholli kkalhichu, Naanam kettu nadakkunnithu chilar

    Mada malsaram chinthichu chinthichu, Mathi kettu nadakkunnithu chilar
    Chanchalaakshimaar veeduakalil pukku, Kunchi raamanaai aadunnithu chilar

    Kolakangalil sevakaraayittu, Kolam ketti njeliyunnithu chilar
    Saanthi cheythu pularthuvaanaayittu, Sandhyayolam nadakkunnithu chilar

    Ammaikkum punachanum bhaaryakkum, Unmaan polum kodukkunnilla chilar
    Agni saakshini aayoru pathniye, Swapnathil polum kaanunnilla chilar

    Sathukkal kandu sikshichu chollumbol, Sathruveppole krudhikkunnoo chilar
    Vandithanmaare-kkaanunna nerathu, Nindichathre parayunnithu chilar;

    Kaanka nammude samsaaram kondathre, Viswameevannam nilpuvennum chilar
    Brahmanyam kondu kunthichu kunthichu, Brahmavu-meni-kkokkayennu chilar

    Ardhaasaykku viruthu vilippaan, Agnihothraathi cheyyunnithu chilar
    Swarnangal navaratnagale-kkondum, Ennam koodaathe vilkkunnithu chilar

    Mathebham kondu kachavadam cheythu, Uthama-thuragangalathu-kondum
    Athrayumalla kappal vechittu-, methra nedunnithardham siva! siava!

    Vrithiyum kettu dhoortharaayeppozhum, Ardhathe kothichathre nashikkunnu
    Ardhamethra valareyundaayaalum, Thripthiyaakaa manassinoru kaalam

    Pathu kittukil nooru mathiyennum, Sathamaakil sahasram mathiyennum
    Aayiram panam kayyil undaakumbol, Aayutha-maakil-aascharya-mennathum

    Aasayaayulla paasamithin-keennu, Ver pidaathe karerunnu melku mel
    Swathukkal chennirunnaalaayardhathil, Vervidaathe karerunnu melkumel

    Sathhukkal chennirunnaalaayrdhathil, Swalpamaathram kodaa chila dushtanmaar
    Chathupom neram vasthramthu polum- othidaa kondu povaan orutharkum

    Pashchathapam orellola-millathe, Viswasapaathakathe karuthunnu
    Vithamthilaasa pattuka hethuvai, Sathyathe thyagikkunnu chilaraho!

    Sathyamennathu brahmam-athu-thanne, Sathyamennu karuthunnu sathukkal
    Vidya kondariyenda-thariyaathe, Vidwaanennu nadikkunnithu chilar

    Kumkumathinte gandhamariyaathe, Kumkukumam chumakkum garbhadam pole
    Krishna Krishna ! niroopichu kaanumpol, Thrishna konde bhramikkunnithokkeyum

    Enniyenni kkuraikkunnuthiyaayussum, Mandi mandi kkarerunnu mohavum
    Vannuvonam kazhinju vishuvennum, Vannillallo thiruvaathirayennum

    Kumbha maasathilaakunnu nammude, Janma nakshathram aswathi naalennum
    Sradhamundaho vrischika maasathil, Sadyayonnum-elutahlliini-yennum

    Unniyundaai velpichathiloru, Unniyundaai kandaavoo njaanennum;
    Konikkal thanne vanna nilamini- Kkaana-mannann-eduppikkaruhtennum
     
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    Re: 'Jnanappana' or the Song of Divine Wisdom - section 4

    Idhamoronnu chinthichirikkave, Chathu pokunnu paavam Siva! Siva!
    Enthinithra paranju visheshippichum, Chinthicheeduvin aavolam ellaarum

    Karmathinte valippavum ororo, Janmangal palathum kazhinennathum
    Kaalaminnu kaliyugamaaythum, Bharatha gandathinte valippavum

    Athil vannu pirannathum ethranaal, Pazhuthe thanne poya prakaaravum
    Aayussinte pramaanamillathathum, Aarogyathodirikkunnavasthayum

    Innu naamasankeerthanam kondudan, Vannu koodum purushaardha mennathum
    Iniyulla naraka bhayangalum, Innu vendum niroopanam okkeyum

    Enthinu vridhaa kaalam kaayunnu, Vaikuntathinu poikkolvinellavarum
    Koodiyalla pirakkunna nerathu, Koodiyalla marikkunna nerathu

    Mandheyingane kaanunna nerath, Malsarikkunnathenthinnu naam vridhaa?
    Ardhamo purushaardhamirkkave, Ardhathinnu kothikkunnathenthu naam

    Madhyaahnarkka prakaasamirikave, Ghandyothatheyo maanichu kollendu
    Unni krishnan manassil kkalikkumbol, Unnikal mattu venamo makkalai?

    Mithrangal namukkethra Siva Siva, Vishnuvum bhakthanmaarille bhuvanathil?
    Maaya kaattum vilaasangal kaanumbol, Jaaya kaattum vilaasangal goshtikal

    Bhuvanathile bhoothikalokkeyum, Bhuvanam namukkaithu thanne
    Viswanaathan pithaavu namukkellam, Viswa dhaathri charaachara maathaavum

    Aschanum punar ammayum undallo, Rakshicheeduvaanulla naalokkeyum
    Bhikshaadanam nallorannavum undallo, Bhakshicheeduka thanne paniyullu

    Sakthi koodaathe naamangal eppozhum, Bhakthi poondu japikkenam nmmude
    Sidha kaalam kazhivolam ee vannam, Sradhayode vasikkenam evarum

    Kaanaakunna charachara jeeviye, Naanam kaivittu kooppi sthuthikkanam
    Harishaasru paripluthanaayittu, Purushaadikalokke sahichudan

    Sajjanangale kaanunna nerath, Lajja koodaathe veenu namikkanam
    Bhakthi thannil muzhuki chamanjudan, Mathane ppole nritham kuthikkanam

    Paarilnagane sancharicheedumbol, Praarabdhangal ashesham ozhinjidum
    Vidhicheedunna karmam onnodungumbol, Pathichidunnu deha moredath

    Kothicheedunna brahmathe kandittu, Kuthicheedunnu jeevanum appozhe
    Sakthi verittu sancharicheedumbol, Paathramaayilla yennathu kondethum

    Parithaapam manassil muzhukkonde, Thiru naamathin maahaathmyam kettalum
    Jaathi paarkiloranthyajanaakilum, Vedavaadi maheesuranaakilum

    Naavu koodaathe jaathamaaraakiya, Mookareyangozhichulla maanushar
    Ennamatta thiru naammullathil, Onnu maathram orikkal oru dinam

    Swasthanaayittirikkumbozhenkilum, Swapnathil Thaanariyatheyenkilum
    Mattonnayipparihasichennakilum, Mattorutharkkum vendiyennakilum

    Ethu dikkilirikkilum thannude, Naavu kondithu cholliyennakilum
    Athumalloru neram oru dinam, Chevi kondithu kettu vennakilum

    Janma saaphalyamappozhe vannu poi, Brahma sayoojyam kitteedumennallo
    Srredharaachaaryan thaanum paranjithu, Baadaraayanan thaanum arul cheythu

    Geethayum paranjeedunnathengane, Vedavum bahumaanichu chollunnu
    Aamodam poondu choolluvin naamangal, Aanandam poondu brahmathil cheruvan

    Mathiyundenkilokke mathiyithu, Thiru naamathin maahathmayamaamithu
    Pizhayaakilum Pizhakedennakilum, Thiruvullamarulka bhagavaane !
     
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    hi manju,

    than you very much for the treasure you sent. i used to listen the song jnappanna by p.leela without knowing the lyrics. hope this is more useful for me.

    thanks a ton
    lal
     
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    Hi Manju,
    Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories.I used to get up listening to this sung by P.Leela most of the days.Each and every line is a jewel. In our house we often quote the lines,
    Kandukandangirikkum janangale, Kandillennu varuthunnathum bhavaan
    Randu naalu dinam kondoruthane, Thandiletti nadathunnathum bhavaan
    Love
    Meena
     
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    Thanks for posting the Jnanappana in English and for the links to the Malayalam Version.
     
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    Hi Manju,
    If you know the link where we can listen to or download 'Njanappana' by P.Leela, please share.In 'RAAGA.COM'its by Chitra.
    Love
    Meena
     

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