Anjaneya



There are a collection of seven krtis composed on Anjaneya, which could be collectively referred to as the 'Anjaneya Saptaratna krtis'. Again, most of them are in Adi tala except the one in Malayamarutam which is in Roopaka tala.

Each of these krtis bears the stamp of his class in his unique visualisation and use of refreshing adjectives to describe Lord Anjaneya and his feats.

The composition Veekshitoham in Kedaragowla has lovely madhyamakalam passages at the end of both the anupallavi and charanam.

janaka sutaa shishira vadana paatra – chalita gagana vara saadhu mitrena

samudita madhuvana sanga tungena dasharatha dvitanaya sankata harena
sumukha bhakti virachita vachanena sulabha manohara sukrta tapasena

Venkata Kavi refers to a very interesting incident in his Vasanta Krti, Pavana kumara, where Anjaneya learnt the Vedas from the Sun God (Soorya), by travelling at the same speed as his Guru.

deena sharanya divipati varenya dinakarena navaagama bodha

He also devotes an entire charanam in his first Saptaratna krti – Bhajanaamrta paramaananda in Naattai, to Lord Anjaneya.

taaraka mantra sadaa pathanam krta tara karatala sanjeevi girim dhrta
dasharatha raaja kumaara hitam krta sadaa gati pavana kumaaraadi hari

Given below is a list of the Anjaneya Saptaratna krtis and an additional krti on Anjaneya in Tamil, Sholla valleno in Madhyamavati, which is a part of the opera on Mahabharata.

 

 S.No Composition Raga Tala
1 Anjanānanda Tōḍi Ādi
2 Bhakta Bhāgadēya Madhyamāvati Ādi
3 Pavana kumāra Vasanta Ādi
4 Satvaguṇa virachitānga Rasamanjari Ādi
5 Sholla vallēnō Madhyamāvati Ādi
6 Shree rāghava dhootam Suraṭi Ādi
7 Vāhini nāyaka Malayamārutam Roopakam
8 Veekṣhitōham Kēdāragowḷa Ādi