Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma

They say music has no language or religion. Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma is a beautiful Hindu Kannada devotional song composed by 15th century poet Purandara Dasa and is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word Lakshmi is derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshya, meaning aim or goal, and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. Here is a compilation of this song, sung and played on instruments by various artists at different times, a Diwali gift to all my readers.

    

M S Subbulakshmi :  Download

Bhimsen Joshi :  Download

S P Balasubramaniam :  Download

The lyrics roughly translated into English go like this :

Oh, Goddess of Fortune, Lakshmi Devi,
Do come slowly with your anklets making the jingling sound,
Come to us like butter emerging out of buttermilk when it is churned.

Come and shower on us a rain of gold and fulfill our aspirations,
Come with the brightness of countless number of rays of the sun,
Come and bless us, Oh, Devi, who has taken incarnation as Sita.

Oh, lotus eyed Devi who is the pride of Mahavishnu,
Appear before us wearing the shining golden bracelets on your wrists,
and the auspicious vermilion mark on your forehead,
Oh, Consort of Purandaravithala.

Welcome to You who shine auspiciously in the hearts of great sages,
Oh, Queen of Alagiri Ranga,
Come to our worship on Friday when ghee and sugar will overflow.

… and the instrumental versions :

Ananyampatti S Dhandapani on Jaltarang :  Download

Chandrasekaran M & Bharathi on Violin :  Download

Kunnagudi Vaidyanathan on Violin :  Download

Gayathri E on Veena :  Download

K Gopalnath on Saxophone & P Godkhindi on Flute :  Download

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5 Comments

  1. vishrant said,

    October 20, 2009 at 7:34 am

    god is the vibration of existence. me and you both are forms of energy vibrating in different frequencies.

    when a mantra is chanted. it creates a particular vibration. e.g. gayatri mantra. creates a particular vibration. its meaning is not that important. the vibration it creates is important. this vibration is closer to the vibration of existence – god.

    indian music has its roots in mantra yog. it is an elaborate science. mantra yog is to be in tune with god’s vibration. indian music tunes us to god’s vibration.

    to relish the indian music. one needs a certain level of tuning in him. lucky are those who has the prerequisite tuning to enter the indian music.

  2. Rekha Pandey said,

    November 17, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Brilliant!!!!!!!

  3. Rekha Pandey said,

    November 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    very inspiring indeed!!!!!!

  4. amrutvb said,

    July 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Nice sound,i love this song and its meaning, it reflects our culture and its sweetness

  5. Bharatesh said,

    January 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Namaste, I am looking for one in flute instrumental . here it is not there. Please upload. sample is available as ringtone in zedge site. Namaste


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