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Geetham

Geetham, the simplest music form in Carnatic music,

was created

by Purandara Dasa in order to introduce talas with sahithya (lyrics).

Features: * No defined divisions like pallavi, anupallavi and charanas.

* Sung without repetition from beginning to end.

* Medium tempo.

* Contain no Sangathis or variations.

* The flow of the music is natural.

Geetham 1

Ragam : Malahari Arohana – s r m p d S

Thala : Rupakam Avarohana – S d p m g r s

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R sin dhu |

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Ka ru

 

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Sar

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Lam

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la ku

 

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Am

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A ma

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Lam

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la ku

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mi ka

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Si dha | cha - | ra

 

se

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vi tha ||

 

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Si dhi

na | vi na | ya ka

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| na mo | na mo||

|| Lambodara || Lakumikara || Ambasutha || Amaravinutha|| || Lambodara || |Lakumikara||

Ragam : Malahari

Arohana – s r m p d S

Thala : Rupakam

Avarohana – S d p m g r s

shree gaNanaatha sindoora varNa karuNa saagara karivadana lambOdara lakumikara ambaasuta amaravinuta

Meaning:

Oh! Lord of all things, colored red, on an ocean of mercy, sporting

an ample belly. Oh Bestower of auspiciousness and son of Paarvati.

Meaning:

siddha chaaraNa gaNa sEvita siddhi vinaayaka tE namO namO lambOdara lakumikara ambaasuta amaravinuta You are worshipped by celestials like the dEvas, siddhas, and

charaNas.

sakala vidyaadi poojita sarvOttama tE namO namO lambOdara lakumikara ambaasuta amaravinuta

Meaning : . You are hailed as the root of all arts. My obeisance to you, oh Siddhi Vinaayaka!