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<br>(Poonthanam was possibly one of the greatest forerunners of Bhakthi cult in Kerala and his greatest work was Jnana Pana, Loosely it can be translated as “Pot of Knowledge”. But “pana” here is not pot but a style of folk poem. This is written in a common man’s language and in a common man’s verse. It preaches the greatness of repetition (singing) of the Holy God’s names. In between Poonthanam wrote about the world he saw and the world he wanted to see. Some people term it as the “Bhagavad Geetha of Malayalam. Here is a mellifluous  extremely poetic prayer  addressed  to the God who is worshipped by the  eight letter chant, “[[Om]] Namo Narayanaya”)
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<br>(Poonthanam was possibly one of the greatest forerunners of Bhakthi cult in Kerala and his greatest work was Jnana Pana, Loosely it can be translated as “Pot of Knowledge”. But “pana” here is not pot but [[a]] style of folk poem. This is written in a common man’s language and in a common man’s verse. It preaches the greatness of repetition (singing) of the Holy God’s names. In between Poonthanam wrote about the world he saw and the world he wanted to see. Some people term it as the “Bhagavad Geetha of Malayalam. Here is a mellifluous  extremely poetic prayer  addressed  to the God who is worshipped by the  eight letter chant, “[[Om]] Namo Narayanaya”)
 
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<br>1.Krishnambuja nethra [[Krishna]], Nruhare  , Padmanabha,
 
<br>1.Krishnambuja nethra [[Krishna]], Nruhare  , Padmanabha,
 
<br>Krishnachyutha  krupanasraya  karunamrutha  jaladhe ,
 
<br>Krishnachyutha  krupanasraya  karunamrutha  jaladhe ,
<br>Krishnanandha  jaya  Govinda  Jagadeaswara  Krishnu, Mukunda,
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<br>Krishnanandha  [[jaya]] Govinda  Jagadeaswara  Krishnu, Mukunda,
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
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<br>Oh Krishna with black lotus like eye , Oh Narasimha , Oh Padmanabha,
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<br>Oh [[Krishna]] with black lotus like eye , Oh Narasimha , Oh Padmanabha,
<br>Oh Krishna, Oh Achyutha  ,Oh god who becomes indebted to those who surrender, Oh sea of nectar of mercy,
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<br>Oh [[Krishna]], Oh Achyutha  ,Oh god who becomes indebted to those who surrender, Oh sea of nectar of mercy,
<br>Hail Oh joyful Krishna  , Govinda, god of universe , Krishna , Mukunda,
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<br>Hail Oh joyful [[Krishna]] , Govinda, god of universe , [[Krishna]] , Mukunda,
 
<br>Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
<br>Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
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<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
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<br>Oh God  holding a lotus flower , with a lotus like navel and  served by  crowd of lotus flowers ,
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<br>Oh God  holding [[a]] lotus flower , with a lotus like navel and  served by  crowd of lotus flowers ,
 
<br>Oh god  who is the universe with roaring  lotus like  pair of  feet ,
 
<br>Oh god  who is the universe with roaring  lotus like  pair of  feet ,
 
<br>Oh God  who has a nectar  like  happy story  of blemish  and wantonness,
 
<br>Oh God  who has a nectar  like  happy story  of blemish  and wantonness,
 
<br>Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
<br>Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
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<br>5.Kala Bhashana , chala bhooshana  mathi dhooshana  harana,
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<br>5.Kala Bhashana , [[chala]] bhooshana  mathi dhooshana  harana,
<br>Vidhi naipuna  vishami krutha janaduraga nruhare ,
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<br>[[Vidhi]] naipuna  vishami krutha janaduraga nruhare ,
 
<br>Hela krutha  halaamadaneelambara sahaja,
 
<br>Hela krutha  halaamadaneelambara sahaja,
 
<br>Velathiga jana kaalana  kalanala  sadrusa,
 
<br>Velathiga jana kaalana  kalanala  sadrusa,
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<br>6.Leelakrutha hey vama mahesa jana subaga ,
 
<br>6.Leelakrutha hey vama mahesa jana subaga ,
 
<br>Mandhara suma mandhira vara  Thulasi vana maalaa,
 
<br>Mandhara suma mandhira vara  Thulasi vana maalaa,
<br>Mandhee krutha  Madhu kaidaba madanopama sushamaa,
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<br>Mandhee krutha  [[Madhu]] kaidaba madanopama sushamaa,
 
<br>Santhapitha santhathyarchanasandheepani charana.
 
<br>Santhapitha santhathyarchanasandheepani charana.
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
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<br>Oh good fortune of people  who is the God of Vamapura , who is  fond of sports,
 
<br>Oh good fortune of people  who is the God of Vamapura , who is  fond of sports,
 
<br>Oh  garland of  forest  of Thulasi , who has perfume of Mandhara flowers and is the divine one of the temple,
 
<br>Oh  garland of  forest  of Thulasi , who has perfume of Mandhara flowers and is the divine one of the temple,
<br>Oh God  similar to god of love  with great prettiness , who was slowed down by Madhu and Kaidabha,
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<br>Oh God  similar to god of love  with great prettiness , who was slowed down by [[Madhu]] and Kaidabha,
 
<br>Oh God  , who offered  his children at  the feet of his teacher SAndheepini who was sorrowing,
 
<br>Oh God  , who offered  his children at  the feet of his teacher SAndheepini who was sorrowing,
 
<br> Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
<br> Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
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<br>8.Vamalaya  vaasaa  drutha hemangadhe vibhavaa,
 
<br>8.Vamalaya  vaasaa  drutha hemangadhe vibhavaa,
<br>Bhama kucha kalasarchitha Damodhara  [[deva]],
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<br>[[Bhama]] kucha kalasarchitha Damodhara  [[deva]],
 
<br>Somabharanaaswadhitha namamrutha Vishno,
 
<br>Somabharanaaswadhitha namamrutha Vishno,
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
<br>Ashtakshara parikeerthana  Bhagwan thava  Saranam.
 
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<br>Oh Lord who lives in Vamapura , who wears  golden ornaments,
 
<br>Oh Lord who lives in Vamapura , who wears  golden ornaments,
<br>Oh God who worships the pot like  breasts of Bhama, Oh God Damodara,
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<br>Oh God who worships the pot like  breasts of [[Bhama]], Oh God [[Damodara]],
<br>Oh Vishnu  whose nectar like name is appreciated by [[Lord Shiva]] wearing the moon ,
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<br>Oh [[Vishnu]] whose nectar like name is appreciated by [[Lord Shiva]] wearing the moon ,
 
<br>Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
<br>Oh God who is sung by eight  letters , I surrender to you.
 
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Latest revision as of 12:34, 15 December 2016

Ashtakshara Keerthanam
(The song about eight letters)

By
Poonthanam

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Poonthanam was possibly one of the greatest forerunners of Bhakthi cult in Kerala and his greatest work was Jnana Pana, Loosely it can be translated as “Pot of Knowledge”. But “pana” here is not pot but a style of folk poem. This is written in a common man’s language and in a common man’s verse. It preaches the greatness of repetition (singing) of the Holy God’s names. In between Poonthanam wrote about the world he saw and the world he wanted to see. Some people term it as the “Bhagavad Geetha of Malayalam. Here is a mellifluous extremely poetic prayer addressed to the God who is worshipped by the eight letter chant, “Om Namo Narayanaya”)

1.Krishnambuja nethra Krishna, Nruhare , Padmanabha,
Krishnachyutha krupanasraya karunamrutha jaladhe ,
Krishnanandha jaya Govinda Jagadeaswara Krishnu, Mukunda,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.


Oh Krishna with black lotus like eye , Oh Narasimha , Oh Padmanabha,
Oh Krishna, Oh Achyutha ,Oh god who becomes indebted to those who surrender, Oh sea of nectar of mercy,
Hail Oh joyful Krishna , Govinda, god of universe , Krishna , Mukunda,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

2.Narayana, Nalinekshana , Narakardhana , murali-,
Nadhamrutha tharali krutha naga jangama vithathe,
Nana jana hrudayambuja nilayachyutha Vishno,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh Narayana , Oh lotus eyed one , Oh killer of Naraka ,
Oh God who with nectar like music of his flute , melted our mind,
Oh God who made the snake move out , Oh Vishnu who lives,
In the lotus like mind of various people as Achyutha,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

3.Athimohana sarasiruha dala komala nayanaa,
Athasi kusuma sushmadhara parimoshana nipuna,
Athi sithala karunamrutha vaivasi krutha hrudaya,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh Bewitching pretty God with lotus like eyes,
Oh expert in taking away our mind wearing very pretty flower of flax,
Oh God who using the very cold nectar of mercy makes us helpless,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

4.Kamalakara paralalitha kamalanvitha kamalodhara sushama,
Parimelitha charanambuja yugal aanatha Bhuvana,
Samalayutha viphaleekrutha kusalamrutha charitha,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh God holding a lotus flower , with a lotus like navel and served by crowd of lotus flowers ,
Oh god who is the universe with roaring lotus like pair of feet ,
Oh God who has a nectar like happy story of blemish and wantonness,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

5.Kala Bhashana , chala bhooshana mathi dhooshana harana,
Vidhi naipuna vishami krutha janaduraga nruhare ,
Hela krutha halaamadaneelambara sahaja,
Velathiga jana kaalana kalanala sadrusa,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh stealer of false speech , fraud acts and sinning thoughts,
Oh Lord Narasimha ,expert in fate who removed people of mischief far away,
Oh Lord wearing blue cloths, who is the friend those intoxicated amorous dalliance
Oh Lord who is like forest fire which is the god of death to very bad people,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

6.Leelakrutha hey vama mahesa jana subaga ,
Mandhara suma mandhira vara Thulasi vana maalaa,
Mandhee krutha Madhu kaidaba madanopama sushamaa,
Santhapitha santhathyarchanasandheepani charana.
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh good fortune of people who is the God of Vamapura , who is fond of sports,
Oh garland of forest of Thulasi , who has perfume of Mandhara flowers and is the divine one of the temple,
Oh God similar to god of love with great prettiness , who was slowed down by Madhu and Kaidabha,
Oh God , who offered his children at the feet of his teacher SAndheepini who was sorrowing,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

7.Indhindhira varnaa kundalaanolitha karnaa,
Vrundavana vasaa , pasu vrundhavana sheelaa,
Vrundharaka vrundharchitha padambuja Vishno,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh God with the colour of a large bee, whose ears are decorated by ear globes,
Oh God who lives in Vrundavana, who used to graze the cows there,
Oh Eminent Lord Vishnu whose lotus like feet are worshipped by Thulasi leaves,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.

8.Vamalaya vaasaa drutha hemangadhe vibhavaa,
Bhama kucha kalasarchitha Damodhara deva,
Somabharanaaswadhitha namamrutha Vishno,
Ashtakshara parikeerthana Bhagwan thava Saranam.

Oh Lord who lives in Vamapura , who wears golden ornaments,
Oh God who worships the pot like breasts of Bhama, Oh God Damodara,
Oh Vishnu whose nectar like name is appreciated by Lord Shiva wearing the moon ,
Oh God who is sung by eight letters , I surrender to you.