Endaro Mahanubhavulu (Telugu: ఎందరో మహానుభావులు) is a popular kriti in Carnatic music composed by Tyagaraja, one of the Trinity of Carnatic music. Its lyrics are in Telugu; the music is set in the Sri Ragam and is in Aadi Talam. It is among the Pancharatna Kritis ("five gems") of Tyagaraja.
Legend behind the songEdit
By legend, Endaro Mahanubhavulu, one of Thyagaraja's most famous compositions, was composed after he heard Shadkala Govinda Marar, a famous carnatic musician from Kerala, sing. He was a contemporary of Saint Tyāgarāja and Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma. Marar is said to have used a Tamburu having seven strings.
- Aarohanam : S R2 M1 P N2 S'
- Avarohanam : S' N2 P D2 N2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S
Endarō mahānubhāvulu andarīki vandanamulu endarō
Anupallavi Canduru varṇuni andacandamunu hr̥dayāravindamuna jūci brahmānanda manubhavin̄cuvā
Charanam 1 Sāmagānalōla manasija lāvaṇya dhan'yamūrdan'yu
Mānasavanacara varasan̄cāramu nilipi mūrti bāgugā pogaḍanēvā
Saragusa bādamulaku svāntamanu
Sarōjamunu samarpaṇamu sēyuvā
Patitapāvanuḍanē parātparu gurin̄ci
Baramārthamagu nijamārgamutōnu bāḍucunu
Sallāpamutō svaralayādi rāgamula teliyuvā
Hari guṇamaṇulagu saramulu gaḷamuna
Śōbhillu bhaktakōṭu lilalō telivitō celimitō Garuṇagalgi jagamellanu sudhādr̥ṣṭicē brōcuvā. Hōyalumīṟa naḍulugalgu sarasuni sadā Ganula jūcucunu, pulakaśarīrulayi mudambunanu yaśamugalavā
Payōdhi nimagnulayi mudambunanu yaśamugalavā
Prēma muppirigonu vēḷa nāmamunu dalacēvāru
Rāmabhaktuḍaina tyāgarāja sutuniki nijarāma
Salutations to all those great men in this world
Those men will feel the moonlike beautiful form of God in their hearts and will be enlightened about it
Those who worship you who is fond of Samagana
They control their mind and worship you who is as beautiful as Manmatha
They submit their hearts at your feet
Oh! the protector of people they sing your praise with true devotion and they have good knowledge of swara, laya & raga
They wear garlands made of gems that represent the quality of Hari and with mercy they see the whole world with love & affection
They are so happy to see the beautiful gait of the God everyday and they are happy about it
Surya, Chandra, Sanaka Sanandanas, Dikpalas, Devas, Kimpurushas, Prahalada, Narada, Tumburu, Anjaneya, Siva, Sukar, Brahma, Brahmanas enjoy the Brahmanandha Swaroopa of God always. Apart from them there are others and salutations to them also
They praise your form, name, valour, bravery, peaceful heart, true words. You destroy all bad thoughts that prevent people from praying you, they know that and they praise your qualities
Those who know the secret of Bhagavatha, Ramayana, Gita, Sruti, Sasthra, Epic, various religious thoughts, the thoughts of the 33 crores of Devas, bhava, raga, tala and they have a long life and enjoy all good things
Those beloved of the Lord of Tyagaraja, when bhakti increases they think your name, they are Rama bhaktas, they are devotees of the Lord of Tyagaraja who worships you
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- "Unsung genius". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 23 May 2008.
- "Endaro Mahanubhavulu".