Jagadananda karaka – Balamurali Krishna

The famous kirtana that establishes Rama as paramatma

 

 

 

Lyrics in English

Pallavi
Jagad-ananda karaka
Jaya janaki prana nayaka

Translation:

O Lord who causes joy to the World!

Hail You, Consort of jAnakI!

 

anupallavi
Gaganadhipa sat-kulaja raja raj(E)Svara
sugunakara sura sevya bhavya dayaka
sada sakala (jagad)

Translation: O Lord born in the holy Solar dynasty! O Overlord of Emperors! O Lord who is a mine of virtues! O Lord worshipped by celestials! O Bestower of fortune! O Lord who ever causes joy to entire Worlds!
caranam 1
Amara taraka nicaya kumuda hita
paripurnanagha sura sura bhuja
dadhi payodhi vasa harana
sundara-tara vadana sudha-maya vaco-
brnda govinda sananda
ma-varajarapta subha karaneka (jagad)

Translation: O Moon amidst stars called celestials! O Perfect Lord! O Sinless One! O Wish-tree of celestials! O Lord who stole curd, butter and garments of gOpis! O Most Charming Faced! O Lord gOvinda of nectarine words! O Ever-joyful! O Consort of lakshmI! O Friend of celestials! O Lord who bestows auspiciousness! O Lord who causes joy to the numerous Worlds!

 

caranam 2
nigama nirajamrtaja
poshakanimisha vairi varida samirana
khaga turanga sat-kavi hrd-
Alayaganita vanaradhipa natanghri yuga (jagad)

Translation: O Nourisher of nAda – born of the nectar of Lotus called vEdas! O Wind which disperses the clouds called enemies of celestials! O Lord who has garuDa as carrier! O Lord residing in the hearts of great poets! O Lord whose holy feet are supplicated by sugrIva!

caranam 3
indra nIla mani sannibhapaghana
candra surya nayanapramEya
vagindra janaka sakalesa subhra
nagendra sayana samana vairi sannuta (jagad)

Translation: O Lord whose body resembles the gem stone sapphire! O Lord who has Moon and Sun as His eyes! O Inestimable Lord! O Father of brahmA! O Lord of Everything or Everyone! O Radiant or Spotless Lord! O Lord reclining on the couch of SEsha! O Lord praised by Lord Siva – enemy of yama!
caranam 4
Pada vijita mauni sapa sava
paripala vara mantra grahana lola
parama santa citta janakajadhipa
saroja bhava varadakhila (jagad)

Translation: O Lord who redeemed ahalyA from the curse of sage gautama by the touch of His Holy feet! O Protector of sacrificial oblations! O Lord who is dear to those who have comprehended the sacred gAyatrI mantra! O Lord who has supremely calm intellect or mind! O Consort of sItA! O Bestower of boons to brahmA! O Lord who causes joy to the entire Worlds!

 

caraNam 5
sRshTi sthit(y)anta-kArak(A)mita
kAmita phalad(A)samAna gAtra
SacI pati nut(A)bdhi mada har(7A)nurAga
rAga rAjita kathA sAra hita (jagad)

Translation: O Lord who causes projection, sustenance and in-folding! O Lord who bestows fruits of desires bountifully! O Lord of incomparable bearing or form! O Lord praised by indra! O Destroyer of the arrogance of varuNa! O Lord established as the essence of the radiant rAmAyaNa – story (composed with) supreme love and set to music! (OR) O Benefactor of those who have composed the essence of Your story (rAmAyaNa) with supreme love and set to music!

caranam 6
sajjana manasabdhi sudha-kara
kusuma vimana surasa ripu karabja
lalita caranava-gunasura gana
mada harana sanatanaja nuta (jagad)

Translation: O Moon shining in the ocean of minds of pious people! O Lord who has pushpaka vimAna! O Lord whose holy feet are caressed by the Lotus hands of AnjanEya – enemy of serpent demon surasA! O Lord who destroyed the arrogance of wicked demons! O Eternal Lord! O Lord praised by brahmA!

caranam 7
OM-kAra panjara kira pura
hara saroja bhava kesavadi
rupa vasava ripu janakantaka kala
dhara kala dharapta ghrna-kara
Saranagata jana palana su-mano-
ramana nir-vikara nigama saratara (jagad)

Translation: O Parrot (singing) in the cage of OMkAra! O Supreme Lord who has assumed the forms of Trinity – Siva, brahmA and vishNu, and others! To rAvaNa, You are like Lord Siva to yama! O Friend of Lord Siva – One who wears the digit of Moon! O Compassionate Lord! O Protector of those who have sought refuge in You! O Lord who is most delightful to virtuous minded! O Immutable Lord! O Lord who is described as the Excellent One in the vEdas!

caranam 8
kara dhrta sara jalasura
madapaharanavani sura suravana
kavina bilaja mauni krta caritra
sannuta sri tyagaraja nuta (jagad)

Translation: O Lord who wields multitude of arrows! O Lord who destroyed the arrogance of demons! O Protector of brAhmaNas and celestials! O Lord well praised in the story composed by sage vAlmIki – King of poets – born from ant-hill! O Lord praised by this tyAgarAja!
caranam 9
purana purusha nr-varatmajasrita
paradhIna khara viradha ravaNa
viravananagha parasara mano-
haravikrta tyagaraja sannuta (jagad)

Translation: O Primeval Lord! O Lord mind-born to king daSaratha! O Lord ever-intent on looking after (the welfare of) those dependent on You! O Destroyer of demons khara, virAdha and rAvaNa! O Sinless One! O Lord who enthralls the mind of sage parASara! O Supreme Lord who is ever change-less! O Lord well-praised by this tyAgarAja!

caranam 10
aganita guna kanaka cela
sala vidalanarunabha samana
caranapAra mahimadbhuta su-kavi jana
hrt-sadana sura muni gana vihita
kalasa nira nidhija ramana papa gaja
nr-simha vara tyagarajadi nuta (jagad)

Translation: O Lord endowed with innumerable virtues! O Lord wearing golden-hued garments! O Lord who pierced seven sAla trees by a single arrow! O Lord whose holy feet have splendour like that of the rising Sun (red in colour)! O Lord of Boundless Might! O Wonderful Lord! O Lord resident in the hearts of Great Poets! (OR) O Lord resident in the hearts of wonderful Great Poets! O Highly Beneficent towards celestials and sages! O Beloved of lakshmI! O Man-Lion for elephantine sins! O Lord praised by this blessed tyAgarAja and others!

 

Source for translation: Thyagaraja Vaibhavam

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