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looking for a malayalam naama japam

Discussion in 'Pujas Prayers & Slokas' started by mythili, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. mythili

    mythili Senior IL'ite

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    I am looking for the words for the malayalam naama japam that starts like this. If anyone is familiar with this song, please respond to me.

    NamaShivaya pahimam
    NamaShivaya pahimam
    Namo NamaShivayame
    NamaShivaya Pahimam

    Bhakthi Mukthi dayakam
    Purandarathi sevitham
    Bhaktha valsalam shivam
    NamaShivaya Pahimam
    ...
    Baalakarkku vidyayum
    vishesha budhiyum varum
    Baalikakyumavidham
    NamaShivayaPahimam..

    I have been looking for these versus since many years now. Learnt it while I was staying in a hostel in Trivandum. But I cannot recollect the complete song. If anyone knows, please let me know.
    thanks!
     
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  2. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Mythili,

    Swagatham. I am so happy to see your post and I hope it grows into a thread full of traditional Malayalam naamajapams. I do not know this one, but will try to get the lines. I have neighbours- both over 65yrs from Trivandrum.They might know it. I got a casette for traditional Sandhyanaama japams and enjoyed playing it. Now learning Anjana Sridhara.

    Welcome to IL! Enjoy your time here.

    regards
    Vidya
     
  3. mythili

    mythili Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks Vidya!
    I grew up in my mothers home in a joint family. I cherish those memories so much!.
    Every evening, all the kids and ladies light lamp and sit infront of God for NamaJapam. It is such a part of my growing up and I feel so proud of it. I feel it is a major force that united the members in the joint family.
    Everybody sitting together and singing the songs in the same eenam (tone?) and praying together. What else could be more uniting!

    We children were not allowed to play during that time - we would wait impatiently for the hour to be over :)

    I pray your Trivandum neighbours know these verses :)
    The song was many pages long, I just know around the first 30 or so lines.
     
  4. mythili

    mythili Senior IL'ite

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    btw Thanks for the welcome to IL. I just discovered the site few days back and regret not knowing about it sooner!
    Wonderful sites and hats off to all the wonderful moderators and members who run this site.

    I strongly feel the tremedous power and energy of Indian women right here!
     
  5. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Mythili,

    I am so enthused by your thread. I have trying to learn traditional naama japams over the past few days. These days, the music shops are choked with tapes on naamajapams- all new creations. While I am humbled and awed by the devotion and talents of the creators of these new songs, I stick solely to old versions. In that quest, I met an astrologer lady from TVM who told me of Anjana Sridhara. Luckily, my neighbours gave me a tape by Arundathi and I am learning it.

    I will surely check out the japam mentioned by you. I will try asking Arundathi, since she knows a lot. In the meantime, can you post one of the traditional nama japams you sang as a child. Even Malayalee families say that they are losing those songs.

    BTW, am from TVM too.
     
  6. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dea Mythili,
    Welcome to I L & this forum.
    I am not a Malayali; but the following is chanted in the Mahalingapuram Guruvayurappan Temple in Chennai, in the evenings.

    Ammae Narayana
    Devee Narayana
    Lakshmi Narayana
    Bhadrae Narayana

    I think this is one of the most beautiful nama japams & I just love it.
    Love,
    Chitha.
     
  7. mythili

    mythili Senior IL'ite

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    Yes Chitra, Ammae Narayana is truly remarkable.

    I have so many favourites, its hard to choose few.
    Here is one .. I just picked the lyrics from
    Shyju.com > Naranaayingane Janichu Bhoomiyil


    Naranaayingane janichu bhoomiyil
    Naraka vaaridhi naduvil njaan
    Naranaayingane janichu bhoomiyil
    Naraka vaaridhi naduvil njaan
    Narakatheenenne karaketteedenam
    Thiru vaikkam vazhum shiva shambho
    Marana kalathe bhayathe chinthichal
    Mathi marannu pom manamellam
    Manatharil vannu vilayadeedenam
    Thiru vaikkam vazhum shiva shambo
    Shiva shambho shambo shiva shambo

    Shiva shiva onnu parayaamathalle
    Maha maya thante prakruthikal
    Maha maya neekkeettarrulenam naadha
    Thiruvaikkam vazhum shiva shambho
    Shiva shambho shambho shiva shambho

    Valiyoru kattil akapetten njaanum
    Vazhiyum kaanathe uzhalumbol
    Vazhiyil nervazhi arulenam naadha
    Thiru vaikkam vazhum shiva shambho
    Shiva shambho shambho shiva shambho

    Eluppamaayulla vazhiye kanumbol
    Idakkide aru padi undu
    Padi arum kadannavide chellumbol
    Shivane kanaakum shiva shambho
    Shiva shambho shambho shiva shambho

    ---------------

    Kani Kaanum Neram Kamala Nethrante
    Niramerum thanka thukil chaarthi
    Kanaka Kingini Valakal mothiram
    Aninju vaa unni kani kanman

    this is another popular one.

    And I am sure you would have heard of Harivarasanam.
    Sri Hariharathmajashtakam
    It is recited in Sabarimala every night before closing the temple doors.

    There is also a translation on this web page.
     
  8. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Mythili,

    Thank you for posting this Panchakshara Namajapam. I have this on tape too. I have not been able to get the words of Namashivaya Pahimam. My neighbours dont know it. But I hope to keep trying till we get it. Namajapams are my petrol these days. Do you have any traditional ones on Ayyappan? What lost treasures these have become.

    See you round.

    regards
    Vidya
     
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    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Mythili,

    Sorry, it is me again. I checked out the link you have given. It is very useful.Thank you.

    Pls check this one out too. It has many Malayalam stotrams (the nama japam genre).
    Malayalam Devotional songs / stotra lyrics

    The site itself if a treasure house of Shiva stotras. Has gems like ShivanandaLahari in Tamil, English and even Malayalam, I think.

    regards
    Vidya
     
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    Hi Mythili,

    Thank You for posting the japam. I just love this namam though I have not learned it. I used to hear daily from my grandma and did not bother to memorise.

    Now I feel that I have found a lost piece...

    Once again thanks,
     

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