Omkara Nada.. Shankarabharanamu

Jewel of Music..

Sujatha R
2 min readApr 14, 2023

Omkaara Nada.. When music describes the magic of music..
This song is from the Telugu movie Shankarabharanam and composed by Veturi Sundararama Murthy.

In the garden of heavenly music, elegant descriptions are packed into compound words. The diction of this song is all in Sanskrit and yet it sounds so familiar. For Telugu lends its simple forms of expression.

With this perspective, let us dive in and uncover this Jewel..

OmkAra-nAda-anusandhAnamou
gAnamE
SankarAbharaNamu

Resonating from the Sounds of the OmkAra..
is indeed the Song of
SankarAbharaNam..
the Jewel of Shankara..

Sankara-gaLa-nigaLamu
Sreehari-pada-kamalamu
rAga-ratna-mAlika taraLamu
SankarAbharaNamu

Adorning Shankara’s neck..
Adorning Shree Hari’s lotus feet..
and Shining in the Garland of raagas..
is the jewel SankarAbharaNamu

SArada-veeNA-rAga-chandrikA
pulakita-SArada-rAtramu

nArada-neerada-mahatee-ninAda
gamakita SrAvaNa geetamu

The Moonlight like Nectar flowing from the Veena of Goddess Saraswati amidst the magic of the Autumnal Full-moon..

The Mighty sounds from Narada’s Veena.. The roaring sounds of the water-bearing-clouds in the Monsoons..

~

rasikulaku anurAgamai rasa-gangalO taanamai
pallavinchu sAma-vEda-mantramu
SankarAbharaNamu

This song is dear to the music-loving rasikaas who are enchanted in the river of ecstasy..
This song is springing from the mantra of Saama-Veda..
This song is SankarAbharaNamu

advaita-siddhiki.. amaratva labdhiki
gaaname sOpaanamu….

For mastering advaita.. for obtaining immortality,..
Music is indeed the pathway and ladder..

satva-saadhanaku.. satya-Sodhanaku
sangeetamE praaNamu

For attaining sattva.. For seeking the highest Truth.. Music is the lifeline

~

tyAgarAja-hrudayamai
rAgarAja-nilayamai

It fills the heartland of Tyagaraja..
It fills the abode of the music lover..

mukti nosagu
bhakti-yOga-mArgamu
mRtyalEni sudhAlApa-swargamu
SankarAbharaNamu

It is the key to mukti..
It is the pathway to bhakti..
It is timeless and immortal without any limits.. It is heavenly nectar of Alaap..
It is SankarAbharaNamu

--

--

Sujatha R

I write.. I weave.. I walk.. कवयामि.. वयामि.. यामि.. Musings on Music, Linguistics & Patterns