by Damodara Rao Dasu

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Sadasiva Brahmendra

Sadasiva Brahmendra, a great ascetic, a Brahma jnani lived in 17th century in Tamilnadu. He was a profound Advaita Scholar who renounced the materialistic life at an early age. His compositions are out-pourings of devotion and philosophy. They elevate us to the realms of spiritual heights. Inspite of his excellence in the knowledge of the Vedas and other scriptures he used to wander freely in his own spiritual world. Songs like Pibare Rama rasam, Manasa sancharare, Gayati vanamali etc. haunt our minds drenching us in Bhakti Rasa.

Mudra:- Parama hamsa.


Sadasiva Brahmendra Krutis

  • bhajare yadu nAdham
  • bruhi mukundEti
  • chintAnAsti
  • bhajarE gOpAlam
  • chEtah SrirAmam
  • gAyati vana mAli
  • pibarE rAma rasam
  • mAnasa sanchara rE
  • tadvat jeevatvam
  • khElati mama

  • bhajarE yadu nAdham - piloo - Adi

    P bhajarE yadu nAdham mAnasa
    bhajarE yadu nAtham ||
    Oh mind, chant the name of Krishna the lord of Yadavas.
    C 1 gOpa vadhu pari rambhana lOlam
    gOpa kiSOrakam adbhuta leelam ||
    He is delightful in the company of Gopikas. He exhibited many leelas(divine sports) astoundingly to the cowherd boys.
    C 2 kapaTAngeekruta mAnusha vEsham
    kapaTa nATya kruta krutsna suvEsham ||
    He appeared in the disguise of an ordinary human. His inumerable acts in various forms are dramatic.
    C 3 parama hamsa hrudtatva swarupam
    praNava payOdhara praNava swarupam ||
    He is the embodiment of the true nature of the hearts of supreme Yogis. He is the embodiment of Omkara. He is Pranava himself like water-bearing cloud.

    bruhi mukundEti - kuranji - Adi

    P bruhi mukundEti rasanE bruhi mukundEti || Oh my tongue,chant the name of Mukunda.
    C 1 kESava mAdhava gOvindEti
    krishnAnanta sadAnandEti ||
    Chant the names of Kesava, Madhava, Govinda and Krishna the names that bestow eternal happiness.
    C 2 rAdhA ramaNa harE ramEti
    rAjivAksha ghana syAmEti ||
    He is the lord of Radha. He is Hari who delights all. He is lotus-eyed with the complexion of dark cloud.
    C 3 garuDa gamana nandaka hastEti
    khanDita daSa khandara mastEti||
    He moves on Garuda bird. He wields a weapon called "Nandaka" in his hand. As Rama he destroyed the ten-headed Ravana.
    C 4 akrura priya chakra dharEti
    hamsa niranjana kamsa harEti ||
    He is dear to Akrura. He holds the discus. He is serene yogi. He annihilated the demon Kamsa.

    chintA nAsti kilA - SankarAbharaNam - Adi

    P chintA nAsti kilA tEshAm
    chintA nAsti kilA ||
    Those who have the following qualities have no worries.
    C 1 Sama dama karuNA sampurNAnAm
    sAdhu samAgama samkeerNAnAm ||
    They are perfect with tranquility, fortitude and compassion. They are in the company of saints.
    C 2 kAla traya jita kandarpAnAm
    khanDita sarvEndriya darpaNam ||
    They conquer the influence of the cupid at all times. They annihilate the pride of all sensory organs.
    C 3 parama hamsa guru pada chittAnAm
    brahmAnandAmruta mattAnAm ||
    They are supreme ascetics who keep their Guru's feet in their conscience. They are intoxicated with supreme nectarine bliss.

    bhajarE gOpAlam - hindOLam - Adi

    P bhajarE gOpAlam mAnasa bhajarE gOpAlam || Sing the praise of Gopala heartily.
    C 1 bhaja gOpAlam bhajita kuchElam trijaganmulam
    diti suta kAlam ||
    Worship Gopala who is worshipped by Kuchela. He is the primordial of the universe. He destroyed the demon progeny of Diti.
    C 2 Agama sAram yOga vichAram
    bhOga Sariram bhuvanAdhAram ||
    He is the essence of the Vedas. Yogis engross in his name. He lived in all splendor. He is the fulcrum of the universe.
    C 3 kadana kaThOram kalusha viduram
    madana kumAram madhu samhAram ||
    He took severe steps to dispel evil. He is young and beautiful. He destroyed demon Madhu.
    C 4 nata mandAram nanda kiSOram
    hata chANuram hamsa vihAram ||
    He is like the divine Mandara flower for devotees. He is the darling child of Nanda. He destroyed demon Chanura. He dwells in the hearts of pious Yogis.

    chEtaha SrirAmam - sindhu bhairavi - Adi

    P chEtah SrirAmam chintaya jeemoota SyAmam || Oh intelligent man, contemplate on Sri Rama whose complexion is like a blue cloud.
    C 1 angikruta tumburu sangitam
    hanumad gavaya gavAksha samEtam
    navaratna sthApita kOTeeram
    nava tulasidaLa kalpita hAram
    parama hamsa hrudgOpura deepam
    charaNa daLita muni taruNi SApam ||
    He enjoyed the divine music of Tumburu, Hanuman and other celestial singers. His crown is studded with nine gems. He is adorned with fresh Tulasi garlands.He is the light in the sacred hearts of the supreme Gurus. Pious woman Ahalya who was cursed by the sage Gautama was redeemed by the touch of his sacred feet.

    gAyati vana mAli - hamsadhwani - Adi

    P gAyati vana mAli - madhuram - gAyati vana mAli|| Sri Krishna the lord of the Brundavana sings sweetly.
    C 1 pushpa sugandha sumalaya sameerE
    muni jana sEvita yamunA teerE ||
    Fragrant breeze from flowers is enchanting. Many sages on the bank of Yamuna are at his service.
    C 2 koojita Suka pika mukha khaga kunjE
    kuTilAlaka bahu neerada punjE ||
    Many birds and coels are cooing melodiously in bowers. His curly locks are like a cluster of water bearing clouds.
    C 3 tulasi dAma vibhushita hAree
    jalaja bhava stuta sadguNa Sauree ||
    He is adorned with Tulasi garlands. The lotus borne Brahma worships Sri Krishna, the repository of virtues.
    C 4 parama hamsa hrudayOtsava kAree
    paripoorita murali rava dhAree||
    He delights the hearts of supreme Yogis. He enthrals the world singing on flute.

    pibarE rAma rasam - chakravAkam - Adi

    P pibarE rAma rasam rasanE || Oh tongue, drink the essence of Rama.
    C 1 janana maraNa bhaya SOka vidooram
    sakala SAstra nigamAgama sAram
    Suddha parama hamsa ASrama gitam
    Suka Saunaka kauSika mukha peetam ||
    It dispels fear and grief from the cycle of birth and death. It is the quintessence of all the Vedas and other scriptures. It is the sacred song sung in the hermitages of the holy and enlightened Yogis. Great sages Suka, Saunaka and Kousika enjoyed that essence.

    mAnasa sanchara rE - sAma - Adi

    P mAnasa sanchara rE brahmaNi
    mAnasa sanchara rE ||
    Oh Brahman( Supreme cosmic spirit ), ramble in my mind freely.
    C 1 Sri ramaNi kucha durga vihArE
    sEvaka jana mandira mandArE ||
    Oh Krishna, your looks roam about the fort like bosom of beautiful Gopikas. You are the celestial 'Mandara' tree for the devotees serving you.
    C 2 mada Sikhi pinchAlankruta chikurE
    mahaneeya kapOla vijita mukurE ||
    Your wavy hair is beautifully decorated with wild peacock feathers. Your excellent cheeks reflect like mirror.
    C 3 parama hamsa mukha chandra chakOrE
    paripoorita muralirava dhArE ||
    Supreme yogis crave to see your moon like face like 'chakora' birds crave to enjoy moon's rays. You are the Supreme Yogi. You play the most enchanting music on your flute.