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Dr. Sadananda

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Some Telugu poetry
« on: October 21, 2010, 09:13:19 AM »
Many years ago I was attempting to write some telugu poetry. There used to be on line group called Telusa (sa stands for sahityam) run by a friend of mine, Shree Pillalamarri Ramakrishna where there used to be samasyalu where the last line is provided for one to compose using that meter the rest of the three lines. There are some meters which are specific to Telugu; viz, tetagita, aataveladi, siisam etc. My father was great telugu-sanskrit poet and has written many books published by TTD as well as Andhra Sahitya academy.  He has translated Amuktamaalyada of Krishandevaraaya into Sanskrit as well as Munucaritra of Allasaanipeddana. Here are some attempts by son of that great poet (called panditaputraH). This theme is about the falling leaves during fall as they ripen into beautiful colors during that season. Dhunyajeevulu means those whose lives are fulfilled. I am depicting the leaves as karmayogins who dedicated their life to serve their mother tree and after fulfilling their duty, leaving this world dressed themselves with beautiful colors and dancing with ecstasy as though they are sending farewell to the sun going towards the South.
Telugu is well know for its musical tones and it is called sundaram or beautiful as music flows through it.

            Dhanyajeevulu

cengu cenguna Rituvulu maaruchunDa
rangu rangula patraalu naaTyamaaDa
jallu jallu maTancu veeDkOlu nicce
dakshanamuna karugucunna bhaaskaruniki|

pacchalaaranga ninnaallu batiki unDi
mOsi penchina tallikE sEva cEsi
karma yOga vidhaanamu caaTi ceppi
swartha rahita jeevanamu muginci rella

talli neeDalOnE kaalamanta gaDipi
pancipeTTiri tama cirunavvulanni
pOvu vEla raagaa, pongipOyiri mari
rangu rangula vastraalu numma silla

caaTi ceppirellaruku bratuku teruvu
puTTinappTi nunchi giTTu danuka, para
sEvayE parama dharmamancu, bratikiri
karma yOgulai dhanya jeevanamu gaDipi

Hari Om!
Sadananda