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BhAskara Satakam

by mAravi venkayya

 

 

 

nArAyaNa Satakamu
(Introduction)
(Full text)

kRShNa Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

sumatee Satakamu
(Introduction)
(Full text)

kALahasteeSvara Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

dASarathee Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

Andhra nAyaka Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

narasimha Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

BhartRhari neeti Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

BhAskara Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

rAmalingESa Satakamu
(Intro' & Samples)

 

 

Authorship

mAravi (mArada) venkayya kavi (fl. CE 1550-1650?) was a kaLiMga poet who lived in the vicinity of Srikakulam/Visakhapatnam. He was a sUrya Bhakta. There is a famous Sun (sUryanArAyaNa) temple at arasavilli, about 3 km from the present day Srikakulam town. It is one of the very few such temples in India. Sun worship is very prevalent in these areas. mAravi kavi composed BhAskara Satakam in praise of Lord sUrya (BhAskara). The Satakam became quite famous for its excellent poetry and moral teachings. It is one of the early Satakas using dRShTAntAlamkAram (some critics bill it as the very first). He used several instances from the epics to extol morals about right conduct, right attitude, the see-sawing nature of wealth, social responsibility, self sacrifice, determination, women, etc.

 

 

 

 

Text in RIT/RTS format

The following poems are in RIT/RTS format. Click here for poems in Telugu Lipi font.

 

 

BhAskara SatakaM

mAravi veMkayya

ati guNaheena lOBhiki@M badArthamu galgina, lEka yuMDinan^,
mitamuga@M gAni, kalmigala meedaTanaina BhujiMpaDiMpugA,
satamani naM&mu dEhamunu saMpada; nE~rulu niMDi pA~rinan^
gatukaga@M jUcu@M gukka tana kaTTaDa mee~raka yeMdu BhAskarA! |ca|

 

uruguNavaMtu@M DoMDu tanakoMDapakAramu sEyunappuDuM
barahitamE yonarcu noka paTTuna nainanu geeDu@M jEya@M gA
ne~ru@MgaDu nikkamE kada; yadeTlana@M gavvamu baTTi yeMtayun^
daruva@Mga@M joccinaM beru@Mgu tAlimi neeyade ven&na, BhAskarA! |ca|

 

Uraka sajjanuMDodigi yuMDinanaina, durAtmakuMDu ni
ShkAraNa mOrvalEka yapakAramu cEyuTa vAni vidyagA;
ceeralu nUru aMkamulu cEseDivainanu beTTenuMDagA@M
jEri ciniMgipO@M go~ruku ciM&maTa kEmi PhalaMbu BhAskarA! |u|

 

eTTuga bATupaDDa, noka yiMcuka prAptamulEka vastuvul
paTTupaDaMga nEravu; nibaddhi surAvaLi@M gUDi rAkshasul
gaTTu pekalci pAlkaDali@M gavvamucEsi madhiMciraMtayun^
veTTiya kAka yEmanuBhaviMciri vAramRtaMbu? BhAskarA! |u|

 

okkaDe cAlu niScala balOn&natu@M DeMtaTi kAryamaina@M dA@M
jakka nonarpa@M; gauravu lasaMKhyulu paTTina dhEnu kOTulaM
jikka@Mga neeka, tatprabalasEna nanEka SileemuKhaMbulan^
mokka vaDaMga@M jEsi tudamuTTa@MDe yokka kireeTi, BhAskarA! |u|

 

origina vELa neMtaTi GhanuMDunu dan&noka rokka nErputO
nagapaDi prOdisEyaka tanaMtaTa balmikirADu nikkamE;
jagamuna nagniyaina@M gaDu san&nagilaMbaDiyun&na, niMdhanaM
begaye@Mga drOci yUdaka ma~reTlu ravulkona nErcu BhAskarA! |ca|

 

kaTTaDa@M dappi tAmu ceDu kAryamu@M jEyucu nuMDi rEni, dO
buTTina vArinaina viDipOvuTa kAryamu; daurmadAMdhyamuM
doTTina rAvaNAsurunitO neDa@M bAsi, viBheeShaNAkhyu DA
paTTuna rAmu@M jEri, cirapaTTamu@M gaTTukonaMDe BhAskarA! |u|

 

caduvadi yeMta galgina rasaj~nata yiMcuka cAlakun&na nA
caduvu nirarthakaMbu, guNa saMyutulevvaru mecca reccaTaM;
badanuga maMcikUra nalapAkamu cEsinanaina naMdu niM
podaveDo nuppu lEka ruci puTTa@Mga nErcu naTayya BhAskarA! |ca|

 

tanaku PhalaMbu lEdani yedaM dalapOya@MDu keerti gOru nA
Ghana guNaSAli lOkahita kAryamu mikkili BhAramaina mE
lanukoni pUnu; SEShu@MDu sahasra muKhaMbula gAli grOli; tA
naniSamu mOva@MDE ma~ri mahABharamaina dharitri BhAskarA! |ca|

 

teliyani kAryamella@M gaDatErcuTa kokka vivEki cEkonan^
valayu naTaina diddu konavaccu prayOjana mAMdya mEmiyuM
galagadu; PhAlamaMdu@M dilakaM biDu nappuDu cEta naddamuM
galigina cakka@M jEsikonu gAde naruMDadi cUci BhAskarA! |caM|

 

dakshuDu lEni yiMTiki@M badArthamu vE~roka cOTanuMDi vE
lakshalu vaccucuMDina@M balAyanamai canu@M, galla gAdu, pra
tyakshamu; vAgulun^ varadalan&niyu vaccina neeru nilcunE
akshayamaina gaMDi teginaTTi taTAkamulOna BhAskarA! |u|

 

dAnamu@M jEyanErani yadhArmiku saMpada yuMDi yuMDiyun^
dAne palAyanaMbaguTa tathyamu; bUrugamAnu gAcinan^,
dAni PhalaMbulUraka vRdhApaDipOvave yeMDi gAlicE@M
gAnalalOna nEmiTiki@MgAka, yaBhOjyamulauTa BhAskarA! |u|

 

dAnamu sEya@M gOrina vadAnyuna keeya@Mga Sakti lEnicO
naina@M barOpakAramunakai yoka dikkuna@M decci yaina nee@M
bUnunu; mEGhuDaMbudhiki@M bOyi jalaMbula@M decci yeeya@MDE
vAna samasta jeevulaku vAMChita miMpesalAra BhAskarA! |u|

 

pUrita sadguNaMbu gala puNyuna kiMcuka rUpa saMpadal
dUramulaina vAni yeDa doDDaga cUturu buddhimaMtu le
TlAraya; goggulaina ma~ri yaMdula mAdhuri cUci kAde Kha
rjUra phalaMbulan^ priyamu coppaDa lOkulu goMTa BhAskarA! ||

 

paMDitulainavAru diguvanuMDaga, nalpu@M DokkaDu
ddhaMData@M beeThamekkina budha prakaraMbulakEmi yeggagun^;
koMDokakOti@M jeTTu konakoM&mala nuMDaga, griMda gaMDa BhE
ruMDa madEBha siMhanikuraMbamuluMDave cEri BhAskarA! |u|

 

pUnina BhAgyarEKha ceDipOyina piM&maTa neTTimAnavuM
Dainanu vAni nevvaru@M briyaMbuna@M balkaru pilvareccaTaM
dAnadi yeTlokO yanina@M dathyamu puShpamuvADi vAsanA
heenata noMdi yun&na yeDa nevvaru muTTudurayya BhAskarA! |u|

 

balayutu@M Daina vELa nija baMdhu@MDu tODpaDu@M gAni yAta@MDE
balamu tolaMgenEni tana pAliTi Satru; vadeTlu pUrNu@MDai
jvalanu@MDu kAna@M gAlcu ta~ri saKhyamu@M jUpunu vAyudEvu@MDA
baliyu@MDu sUkshmadeepamagu paTTuna nArpade gAli BhAskarA! |ca|

 

san&nuta kArya dakshuDokacAya nijapraBha yaprakASamai
yun&napuDaina lOkulaku noMDoka mElopariMcu; satva saM
pan&nuDu BheemuDA dvijula prANamu kAvaDE EkacakramaM
den&nikagA bakAsuruni nEpuna rUpaDa@MgiMci BhAskarA! |u|

 

tappoppulu dayatO teliyajEyagalarani prArthistU
-e. SEShu mAdhava rAvu #(Seshu Madhava Rao Adluri, e-mail:adluri@engr.mun.ca)# 

 

I received the full text some time ago, kind courtesy of Ms. Padma Indraganti. I will post more of them later.

Seshu Madhava Rao Adluri
First posted: March 1998, Updated April 1998.
Suggestions, additions and corrections to the above will be gratefully appreciated.
Kindly contact:
adluri@engr.mun.ca

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